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There's no Megabus route to Southampton, and now...
There's no Megabus route to Southampton, and now no Megatrain tickets on that route either.
But there's still cheap travel :)

All direct journeys (no changes) except where noted............

By...
So you'll be arriving on the Thursday. The...
So you'll be arriving on the Thursday.
The Boat Show shouldn't be a problem - Jury's Inn is in the opposite direction, on the eastern edge of the city centre.
Only a 15 min walk, but starts with a...
Sorry, but can you give an example of an adult...
Sorry, but can you give an example of an adult passenger falling off a ship which doesn't involve a crass lack of common sense or drunkenness? :confused:
Or do you think standing on something by a...
"All your bags are packed, you're ready to go...
"All your bags are packed, you're ready to go .............."

8 days before your flight? :confused:
Oh my, you're gonna have an awful lot of creased & crumpled clothes :D

Have a great cruise...
Oh my, you've picked a slightly difficult...
Oh my, you've picked a slightly difficult weekend.
Southampton International Boat Show is the city's biggest event of the year. Runs from 14th to 23rd September and it's directly between Ocean...
I agree with Simon. The "differing opinions"...
I agree with Simon.
The "differing opinions" will mainly be because there are four cruise terminals spread along the waterfront, but also because of different amounts of luggage / kids to schlep, ...
Hi Steve Some very useful information about...
Hi Steve

Some very useful information about Chinese transit visa in a couple of threads over on the Asia forum

https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2668559
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How to treat customers. And on rare occasions,...
How to treat customers.
And on rare occasions, how not to treat customers

JB :)
We flew Thomas Cook London to Cape Town a couple...
We flew Thomas Cook London to Cape Town a couple of years back - according to the 'web they still operate that route 3 days pw in the (UK) winter.
All under the name Thomas Cook
I don't know if...
Forum: Spain Ports
Posted By John Bull
Yep - in Las Palmas. :) JB :)
Yep - in Las Palmas. :)

JB :)
Forum: Spain Ports
Posted By John Bull
Oooops My bad :o Multi-storey carpark was...
Oooops
My bad :o

Multi-storey carpark was at the port on one of the other Canary islands.
Yes, on Lanzarote it's at the end of the pier

JB :)
Unfortunately I don't think you'll get a useable...
Unfortunately I don't think you'll get a useable answer.:(
Information on the various websites is notoriously inaccurate and/or incomplete.
And the times that ships are there are important too - if...
Sorry, can't help with how long it will take you...
Sorry, can't help with how long it will take you at CDC because we fly from the UK so we use the EU channel through immigration.

But have you mis-read the "one hour".:confused:
I don't think it...
You've just reminded me of New Years Eve in...
You've just reminded me of New Years Eve in Southampton docks.:)
Nowhere near as noisy at midnight as it used to be, when ocean liners were in port overnite.
But nowadays I can still hear the cargo...
Forum: Spain Ports
Posted By John Bull
Ruthy's post could easily have mine. So thank...
Ruthy's post could easily have mine.
So thank you Roothy for helping to save my typing finger.:)

We've used CICAR on a number of the Canary islands, and they've been excellent.
At Arrecife...
:D :D I guess that to a Wear-sider like Grapau...
:D :D
I guess that to a Wear-sider like Grapau this would be a "river view" :D
But it's Southampton Water, leading to the Solent, which separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland. The Isle of...
As the Travelling2some's post, the problem is...
As the Travelling2some's post, the problem is that Fira is at the top of the sheer cliff, and the tender jetty is marooned at the bottom of the cliff with no road down to it. Taking a bus from Fira...
Yes, probably the best hotel breakfast in the...
Yes, probably the best hotel breakfast in the city.:)

Southampton isn't a tourist destination, it's a working port city but it has plenty to amuse you for your short time.

In Bugle Street in...
On a ship's tour I'm not sure you're going to...
On a ship's tour I'm not sure you're going to have much choice where to shop - one reason we don't take ships' tours unless there's no alternative is that all-too-often they stop at stores of their...
Found that thread. ...
Found that thread.
https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2630384
12 pages!!!!
Read the first few and agree - that was awful customer-service.:mad:.
It's certainly made me very...
Yes, no worries.:) If you're unsure about apps,...
Yes, no worries.:)
If you're unsure about apps, using your phone in the UK, etc, I'm sure your B&B host will help to call a taxi.

You'll need to mention your 4 people + cruise baggage since many...
You'll already be in China when you board the...
You'll already be in China when you board the ship, and you won't be returning on this cruise which means that the cruise line's interpretation / policy on Shanghai's transit visas is of no concern...
Royal Princess sails out of Southampton on 29th...
Royal Princess sails out of Southampton on 29th August & most passengers will have boarded there.
So you're in the second tranche of passengers and will be boarding next day in Le Havre, right?
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It's here on Cruise Critic.:) So much...
It's here on Cruise Critic.:)

So much useful info on those forums, but it makes Cruise Critic quite daunting til you get the hang of it.
Most folk aren't as technologically-inept as JB :o, but I...
Uh-oh I'm standing by to be pilloried for...
Uh-oh
I'm standing by to be pilloried for "only a stack of stones" :D

JB :)