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I was completely confused by this thread as when...
I was completely confused by this thread as when we docked in Cartagena a few months ago we were in the middle of the city. Eventually realised that you must all be talking about Cartagena, Colombia...
I think you are worrying unnecessarily. The port...
I think you are worrying unnecessarily. The port officials at the gates will know when there is a cruise ship in port and what time it is due to sail. Why would they want to stop you? I only live...
Hope it all works out for you. It wouldn't be a...
Hope it all works out for you. It wouldn't be a bad idea to be aware of later flights, though, just in case you have to make a last minute change. I say this because we sailed out of Southampton on...
I wouldn't use Viator as I prefer to deal direct...
I wouldn't use Viator as I prefer to deal direct with whichever company is actually operating the tour.
The Grand Harbour hotel opposite the Holiday Inn...
The Grand Harbour hotel opposite the Holiday Inn also offers this.
#11 is so true. I have eBayed old cruise menus...
#11 is so true. I have eBayed old cruise menus in the past. Think twice before you throw them in the bin.
Some years ago, Princess did a promotion for...
Some years ago, Princess did a promotion for people celebrating 25th, 40th, 50th (and perhaps 60th!) wedding anniversary. It was a bottle of fizz, canapes and a photo on formal night as I recall. ...
All the ports in Norway are different and the...
All the ports in Norway are different and the fjords all have their own particular scenery. They're not all small ports by any means. A typical cruise will include cities such as Bergen or Stavanger.
We were on a Princess cruise when they had one of...
We were on a Princess cruise when they had one of their stargazing evenings. It was held by the Cruise Director, who was clueless. He arranged it for a time when, according to that day's Patter,...
No, you can't get it before you go because it is...
No, you can't get it before you go because it is not a preventative. It is a treatment for when you are actually seasick.
I wouldn't place much reliance on a forecast 6...
I wouldn't place much reliance on a forecast 6 days out. It could well have changed for better or worse by then.
They don't really hug the coastline. There is...
They don't really hug the coastline. There is often no land to be seen.
I have done the fjords and right up into the...
I have done the fjords and right up into the Arctic Circle on Emerald Princess, which holds over 3,000 passengers.
The larger ships can get up a lot of the fjords,...
The larger ships can get up a lot of the fjords, so you don't need to confine yourself to the smaller ships.
Forum: Spain Ports
Posted By aquilegia
In Gibraltar there are vans waiting which do...
In Gibraltar there are vans waiting which do tours of the Rock, stopping at several places. They take around eight people, as I recall, and are very well organised. There is a despatcher who loads...
Princess certainly do but not sure about Royal...
Princess certainly do but not sure about Royal Caribbean.
Vernazza was my favourite too. It is smaller...
Vernazza was my favourite too. It is smaller than Monterosso and has a quaint harbour with an old church beside it.
We went over the Aurora. I'm sure kids would...
We went over the Aurora. I'm sure kids would love it.
It is immaterial to the company what the reasons...
It is immaterial to the company what the reasons are for cancelling. If they gave a refund, they would have to stand the loss and a lot of these companies are quite small. As Bob++ says, non...
One other factor that you might like to consider...
One other factor that you might like to consider is the daylight. On a cruise that leaves in late May, you'll only be 3 weeks short of mid summer and it will be daylight until very late indeed. On...
You normally buy Oystercards at London train...
You normally buy Oystercards at London train stations and they can also be bought at Heathrow. I'd be very surprised if you could get them at Southampton bus station and they are only used in London...
Well, I can't agree with the OP's views on...
Well, I can't agree with the OP's views on Amalfi. I've vacationed on that coast and it's my favourite town. I certainly agree about the tour though. The main reason I avoid ship's tours (apart...
The credit card provider should be the first port...
The credit card provider should be the first port of call. Provided the payment was made to the agent's account, it should be an open and shut case. If that doesn't work, inform the agent that you...
I've also gone to Zaanse Schans by local bus and...
I've also gone to Zaanse Schans by local bus and agree it wouldn't be feasible if you want to get back for 1pm. It's a lovely place but, apart from the journey time, the site is large and spread out...