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  1. What is your point? Whilst the Captain would not divulge numbers, the outbreak had a “massive “ effect on our cruise in terms of enjoyment. The whole cruise became a cleaning exercise, one could not relax. Yes, I used the word “massive “ to emphasise the situation and draw attention to it, thus warning passengers cruising the following trip what to expect. Why do you take exception the use of the word?
  2. As OP, I am unsure what your point is here? Are you disputing there is/was a “massive outbreak “ (because there was!) or are you saying that NCL don’t report these outbreaks? For information, we sailed in Europe..
  3. We we are still on ship. Bug is still present but reducing we at told. Full preventative measures still in place. Ie no condiments on table, no self service buffet, sanitisers in lifts, key cards being cleaned when buying a drink.
  4. We have been informed that all cleaning and disinfecting measures will be maintained until we return to Barcelona and into the next cruise (sorry). All announcements are repeated in about 6 languages. There was a very very pointed message from the Captain about passengers who didn’t adhere to being confined to their cabin yesterday. Whilst I do not condone this in the least, it must be very difficult to be confined to such small cabins ( we are in balcony and find that small). There is a very limited TV service on the Spirit with virtually no movies or repeats of shows to watch. A guy 2 doors along from us was in the midst of reporting his coming down with the bug when we passed by yesterday. On hearing he was being confined, his question was, “ I need to get out for a smoke”!
  5. They haven’t told us numbers, just that it’s severe. I have been on ships before with the virus but have nevertheless seen such deep cleaning. When you you hand your card over for a drink, it is sanitised!
  6. We are constantly getting messages about Noro virus on board. Staff serving all food in buffet. No condiments on table, whole ship being cleaned from top to bottom.
  7. Thanks for your replies. I read on the Tripadvisor forum that the strikers have stopped buses accessing Pl Catalunya. NCL have said they can't help (unbelievably!) keep telling me, 'Im sure you will be fine, have a great cruise!) Only glimmer of hope is i read there is a possibility of the strike ending at 8pm this evening.
  8. We are on NCL Spirit out of Barcelona tomorrow arriving at Barcelona Airport at 10.10am We have just heard there is a strike amongst Spanish taxi drivers. I called NCL and they seemed to know nothing about it even though I told them it is all over the airport website , only stating that it is too late to book their transfers. The guy at NCL kept saying " I am sure it will be fine, there will be plenty of taxis" After a bit of persistence i managed to speak to a supervisor who said " get a public bus". As far as I know there is no bus to the port, and even if there was, there would be 100's of people in the same position trying to access it. Eventually he said he will have to call HO in Miami and will call back about 1pm Uk time. I have tried transfer companies but they are all now fully booked
  9. We are on the Spirit from Barcelona on Jan 24 (10 nights). We have Beverage Package included but I have been looking at the 5 night Speciality Dining Package. If I book before sailing , NCL are charging £102 ( about $130) pp. Does anyone have any idea how this compares to purchasing package on board? Thanks in advance
  10. Glasgow, (my home town) does not have the historical past of Edinburgh. It was more of a commercial and industrial city, therefore there is no castle etc. There is however plenty to do and see. There is a HOHO bus which leaves from George Square and takes you round most of the places. In George Square itself, you will find the City Chambers (town hall). Tripadvisor clients voted this the No1 attraction in Glasgow. It really is a stunning building. If museums and art is your thing, about 100 yards from George Sq., in Queen St, there is the Museum of Modern Art. Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery is world class. There is so much to see in the museum and the Art Gallery boasts many originals from eg Picasso, Dali, Monet, Degas, Rembrandt etc. The Peoples Palace at Glasgow Green (city centre park) focuses on Glasgow history. Entrance to all museums in Glasgow is free. Glasgow Cathedral is a magnificent Gothic building, parts of which date back to the 1200s. Beside this there the Religious Museum and Provands Lordship which is the oldest house in Glasgow (1471) The Glasgow School of Art was designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh and is a popular attraction. ( since I posted this originally GSA has been badly affected by 2 fires) Glasgow is also a fantastic city for shopping with Buchanan Street the most popular area. The city centre is fairly compact. It is also safe ( as long as you take normal precautions) If I can be more specific about anything, please let me know. Having said all that, I would admit that Edinburgh is more interesting for tourists QUOTE
  11. There are a couple of gift shops halfway down Cockburn Street (off the Royal Mile) that my wife likes very much.
  12. As a Glaswegian, I have to agree with previous posters, there is much more to see and do in Edinburgh.
  13. This is an earlier reply I posted for things to do in Glasgow NOT TRUE Originally Posted by graciallen Scott99- what would you suggest do do in Glasgow? Glasgow, (my home town) does not have the historical past of Edinburgh. It was more of a commercial and industrial city, therefore there is no castle etc. There is however plenty to do and see. There is a HOHO bus which leaves from George Square and takes you round most of the places. In George Square itself, you will find the City Chambers (town hall). Tripadvisor clients voted this the No1 attraction in Glasgow. It really is a stunning building. If museums and art is your thing, about 100 yards from George Sq., in Queen St, there is the Museum of Modern Art. Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery is world class. There is so much to see in the museum and the Art Gallery boasts many originals from eg Picasso, Dali, Monet, Degas, Rembrandt etc. The Peoples Palace at Glasgow Green (city centre park) focuses on Glasgow history. Entrance to all museums in Glasgow is free. Glasgow Cathedral is a magnificent Gothic building, parts of which date back to the 1200s. Beside this there the Religious Museum and Provands Lordship which is the oldest house in Glasgow (1471) The Glasgow School of Art was designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh and is a popular attraction. Glasgow is also a fantastic city for shopping with Buchanan Street the most popular area. The city centre is fairly compact. It is also safe ( as long as you take normal precautions) If I can be more specific about anything, please let me know.
  14. Thanks, I was counting 90 days from my outward flight.
  15. We are on Dream on 12 January for our first Thomson’s cruise.We have paid to select our seats as we hate any stress about not being allocated seats together. When I access the booking online the option to select seats is not live. Does anyone have a number to call to sort it out? Thanks
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