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    southampton
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    saint,s fc hants cricket
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    thomson cruises
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    carribean

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  1. HI Kruzseeka to be honest i would say the Ocean ( 46) berth more modern and a lovely observation lounge the checking in of CPS cars is all undercover, but there new way of working unfortunately very similar to Marella you are given a trolley load your own cases and make your way to the drop off , the new undercover reception for cars is on the existing coach park, this is the new working practice for IONA and may spread to other cruise ships which i have seen already. The other two are Mayflower and QE terminal both ok but with bigger ships could be uncomfortable.
  2. Hi Kruzseeka i think there is worst to come next year as Britannia is using Mayflower four times, with Iona at Ocean, Ventura at QE termial and royal,s Anthem at city.
  3. Kruzseeka i totaliy agree my company Penguin cruise parking took many pax to the city cruise terminal and the mayflower on different sailings and each time it was chaos, the latter being the worst, how embarrassing for every one sailing on MARELLA persons going every were with there trolleys loaded with two to three cases because of the cold climate cruise, long lines of pax queuing for cabin number labels totally out of order, why cant they do the same as P&O Cunard and royal and get there cabin numbers on line through TA or post, and then simple,s drop straight to the hole in the wall cases gone then go and book in.
  4. sounds good to me, I reckoned you have nailed it.
  5. Lovely pictures Roger guess our next game up to the black country
  6. Lovely picture in todays daily mirror MS Braemar sailing the Corinth canal.
  7. Hi yes we were on Explorer in the Caribbean in March lovely cruise, we had a stern balc a family room.
  8. If you google cabin 8004 cruise critic celebrity mercury it will show you same type cabin with various photo,s
  9. IF Marella do have another vision class ship come across i think looking at the other four Rhapsody would fit in well slightly bigger lovely atrium.
  10. Hi SP I would like to see a purpose built sports bar showing all live football and Cricket what ever format with several large screens dotted around a room not necessary high volume , serving tea and coffee and alcohol, and perhaps a toasted cheese maker, i saw this at a RIU hotel and it worked rather well.
  11. Hi looking at cruise schedules for Gibraltar 2021 looks like Scarlet lady will be working around the Med booked into Gib many times, could be based in Barcelona.
  12. Hi Mart totally agree with P.C i all ways book up a year in advance, if i want that stern balc like we do thats the whole reason i do it, and it,s always something to look forward to. as for the Marella fleet have been on them all except spirit which has gone , and also Explorer 2, so for me do love Discovery she has a fine atrium and multiple restaurants and easy to get around hope this helps.
  13. Your correct , this happened two years ago at 101 city terminal when marella Discovery moved from the port of tyne to So,ton to do four cruises to the Fjords and baltics so its not new.
  14. Hi i work for Penguin parking over the river at marchwood we still take passenger,s and cases direct to the drop of points so it doesn't affect our working practice , i under stand how you feel just watching people struggle with there trolleys for 200 mtrs or more, idid ask one of the Supervisors, and he told me this is the way its going to be, we are just short of porters, (say no more) but on Sunday it was back to normal with Ventura but have also been told its a trial period for IONA . next year for several weekends Britannia will be at the Mayflower because as you know Ocean terminal will be for iona and Ventura will be at 38/39 and Anthem. at city.
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