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About WeeCountyMan

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  1. An hour ? Just "up the road" for us !!!
  2. I spotted my UK purchased Citizen Eco Drive on our last Princess cruise which, even at onboard duty free price, was more expensive than I had paid in a well know British store named after a 100 eyed giant from Greek mythology. Check our prices before you go.
  3. In the UK a Princess itinerary with free AI drinks included has just been advertised, running November 2019 to April 2020. It's a 9 night fly cruise package based on 7 nights onboard Regal Princess sailing from Miami back to Fort Lauderdale. I have never seen a free drinks deal before from Princess. Is this the potential start of a marketing campaign in light of similar offers from Norwegian, MSC and Celebrity etc. ?
  4. "Dream and Celebration have kids clubs as well" Thanks Dave. Does anybody have "hands on" experience with kids facilities on Dream ? There is a cruise that might suit us - two questions specifically. 1. Do the kids club and activities go ahead when the ship is in port ? Our two are too young to be intereted in runs ashore. 2. Is there entertainment for kids in the evenings ? This is all a learning curve for us.
  5. Question time please. Thinking about a cruise with the grandkids, six and five, around next Easter. Are any of the Marella ships suitable - staffed kids clubs and activities etc. ?
  6. Thanks. We've sailed from Newcastle once before, however we had no time to recce the local area.
  7. Thanks. Glad to hear the hard bit uphill is unladen !!!
  8. Thanks Colin. Apolgies for appearing dense - just to sure, FO berths near the Outlet Centre ? It's not clear on the maps I found.
  9. I believe this retail centre is near the Port of Tyne - is it walkable from where FO ships are located ? It appears to be on the north side of the river, and I can't remember if Fred berths on the south or not.
  10. "Apparently staff on their MSC ship stated that no form of compensation was appropriate as it was not their liner that caused the incident." That opinion is from staff on the other MSC liner which was waiting to berth, not the Opera.
  11. Apologies, I missed the relevant tram detail in post #5 - wasn't paying enough attention !!! The locals usually speak better English than I do !!!
  12. Friends of mine were on the next ship, also an MSC cruise liner, waiting to berth when Opera was involved in the accident - as a result they were 5 hours late and missed their homeward flight. Apparently staff on their MSC ship stated that no form of compensation was appropriate as it was not their liner that caused the incident. However, as MSC are the parent cruise line would it be appropriate for them to accept responsibility and reimburse flight costs ? My friends are only looking for the cost of their flight home. Any thoughts from people in the know ?
  13. OK it seems to be a fair(ish) hike to Anne Frank's house, we are fit enough to hack that, but maybe it would be better to get some form of local transport, at least on the way there, maybe walk back. Is there a tram that would suit ?
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