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Florence
Just nipping out to top up on motion sickness pills. Double trans Atlantic crossing coming up , sailing on Sunday on Aurora, and it looks like it will be a bit lumpy with Hurricane Florence then two...
The Flam railway stops at a waterfall. When we...
The Flam railway stops at a waterfall. When we went in May it was still mainly frozen. But sun was shining and it was a pleasant temperature. Obviously if you head up north, like Tromso, it would be...
Just a note re the Port Out Starboard Home ,...
Just a note re the Port Out Starboard Home , POSH. That was actually to avoid the sun and was for voyages to the east. Follow the rule and you get a shaded cooler cabin, a very desirable thing in...
Pulpit rock v easy good choice Flam railway is...
Pulpit rock v easy good choice
Flam railway is the one. See if you can check how many ships are in. If only you then leg it to the station and you will be ok. If Port is busy prebook it .
Olden...
Dress Code on Britannia
Before I bought a dj I had grey ‘office’ trousers with white shirt, tie and blazer. In fact what I wore to the office most days. Then swapped tie for bow tie. Even better. Now I take 5 bow ties and...
Of course Carnival own many cruise lines. Any...
Of course Carnival own many cruise lines. Any movement there I wonder. Cunard currently 13USD daily. We were on QM2 for 35 days. Doesn’t half add up.




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In November there is more ice around. Fantastic...
In November there is more ice around. Fantastic you are thinking. Well check your ship carefully. We didn’t get to PortLockroy because of too much ice. But the ship, while being ice strengthened,...
We have sailed with Fred, Cunard, RCI, Noble...
We have sailed with Fred, Cunard, RCI, Noble Caledonia, Hapag Lloyd, Holland America , Oceania and more. But we keep coming back to P&O as just suiting us very well.
But we may move on soon as P&O...
This is a Winter cruise. You will have...
This is a Winter cruise.
You will have overnights in Tromso and Alta.
During the day get yourself husky sledding, Inuit visit and reindeer ride, skimobiles, ice hotel etc and they are all great. In...
Selling a cruise
Something has come up and we may have to cancel a cruise. Is it allowed to sell our booking at maybe half price to anyone so at least we wouldn’t lose everything.



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I think it will be worse on a Sunday. The Pope is...
I think it will be worse on a Sunday. The Pope is actually there giving a blessing and Vatican City is more packed than usual. Good luck.


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The Montagu Arms do a cruise special. One night...
The Montagu Arms do a cruise special. One night prior to departure, leave car there and they take you to the ship and pick you up on your return. Used to have a Michelin star so food is excellent....
If you have seen glaciers before then think about...
If you have seen glaciers before then think about missing the Briksdal one. It has receded so much there really isn’t a lot to see. Don’t expect a glacier wall with that famous bluey tinge.


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If you like history then I strongly recommend...
If you like history then I strongly recommend doing a guided walking tour of Bergen. This includes the funicular. Bergen is one of the original Hanseatic ports and its history is fascinating, and...
Maybe you are tempted to try Cunard. Maybe you...
Maybe you are tempted to try Cunard. Maybe you won’t when you see their prices. More or less double that of P&O. Especially the wine which is completely stupidly over the top prices.
So if you like...
They are right. But starboard side is best for...
They are right. But starboard side is best for the rest.


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Off Deception Island last November it was...
Off Deception Island last November it was described by the experts as whale soup. All at the same time we had sperm whales, humpbacks and 2 killer pods. I won’t forget that couple of hours,...
We get annual travel insurance and renew on day...
We get annual travel insurance and renew on day it expires. So we are always covered. Our annual insurance policy is cheaper than the single trip quote we were given for our Antarctic trip. This is a...
Jeanlyon I think we all know the reason why...
Jeanlyon
I think we all know the reason why fares for Aurora have gone north, so maybe not a fair (!) comparison this time.


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Check how many ships are in. There were only 5...
Check how many ships are in. There were only 5 when we were there in May but that was enough to make Rome like the tube in rush hour. The day before there had been 11 and even the guides said it had...
We have 2 cruises booked on Aurora, both now much...
We have 2 cruises booked on Aurora, both now much more expensive than our day 1 price. But I think we will be heading towards Oceania or even one of the 7 star lines. We prefer smaller ships anyway. ...
Azure Ventura Britannia only. Sent from...
Azure Ventura Britannia only.


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Forum: Cunard Line
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So when did Dorothy go and LGBT appear. It was...
So when did Dorothy go and LGBT appear. It was still D a couple of years back. I wonder if Bill W will change to AA.


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Forum: Cunard Line
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Dorothy
We notice that the LGBT community get an hour a day for meeting up in the Commodore Club. No longer as Friends of Dorothy.
But why do they get an hour in the best bar at a prime time for...
You will almost certainly need a yellow fever...
You will almost certainly need a yellow fever jab, you have to pay for that. Not available on NHS.
Some ships dim outside lights and ask cabin curtains to be closed - helps keep the bugs away.
The...