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simonaitch

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  1. simonaitch

    What's the Issue with Embarking in Vancouver?

    We boarded our Alaska cruise in May this year. Note 3 of our party are UK passport holders. Three ships in port, we arrived at 12.15 and boarded at 4.00pm.
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    Hotels in Venice

    https://www.hotelbucintoro.com/ We stayed here it is on the water bus route from the cruise terminal and to the airport. Delightful and charming.
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    shuttle to downtown Victoria

    I always thought it was a free service ? I always see it arrive outside Hudson Bay Shopping centre. Luckily for me I'm sat in the Churchill !:D :D:D
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    Just back: Millenium 4th March to April 1st

    Forgot to mention the Rendezvous bar. Quite entertaining watching some pretty good dancers doing there "Dancing with Stars" routines. Really good Jazz style 4 piece combo kept the dancefloor busy most nights.
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    Just back: Millenium 4th March to April 1st

    Yes. I was on a UK passport and my wife a Canadian passport. We went into China twice so a multiple visit visa was needed.
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    Just back: Millenium 4th March to April 1st

    The Cosmos lounge with DJ Lenny was the late night venue. On the occasions I frequented it there was a party crowd upto around midnight and a drinking crowd that went on until 3 in the morning some times. The Martini bar was lively. Cellar Masters had a few enthusiasts that kept it open until midnight.
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    Just back: Millenium 4th March to April 1st

    Happy to answer any specific questions you might have.
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    Just back: Millenium 4th March to April 1st

    We stayed at the Grand Central Shanghai, it was excellent. It was our first Celebrity cruise and overall we were impressed and would certainly cruise again with them. I understand Millenium is to undergo major refit, however for now she is doing just fine. We embarked in HK for our Vietnam cruise and did the back to back embark on the ship when we returned in for our 2nd cruise. Things to note: Disembarkation in Beijing and Shanghai was a bunfight. Probably the worst organization I have seen on any of my 100 plus cruises. Fog is apparently to be expected this time of year and will disrupt your travel plans.
  9. Back to Back, roundtrip Hong Kong and Hong Kong to Shanghai. Ask me anything.
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    Vancouver questions

    You're about 5 mins walk from Denman Street, it has many choices and price levels. Maybe would be to walk along the Seawall, directly outside your hotel there are 2-3 restaurants on the wall including Carderos. If you don't mind walking 15 mind head towards the Olympic flame site couple of gastro pub restaurants there. Finally if you're really tired eat in the casual bar at the Westin, its pretty good.
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    Tianjin ( Beijing) port

    Do any cruisers have experience of arriving in Tianjin Port ? I seem to remember a post on here which described the arrival as mayhem, long queues at immigration, long wait times and if I remember correctly some passengers on individual tours missed there meeting times shoreside. I was wondering if the above was the norm when arriving in Tianjin or was it just a one off ?
  12. Do any cruisers have experience of arriving in Tianjin Port ? I seem to remember a post on here which described the arrival as mayhem, long queues at immigration, long wait times and if I remember correctly some passengers on individual tours missed there meeting times shoreside. I was wondering if the above was the norm when arriving in Tianjin or was it just a one off ?
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