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Thanks. The main issue we have is the US lines...
Thanks. The main issue we have is the US lines mark dishes as vegetarian but they include non veggie cheese. When you ask the question they just say “ oh your vegan”. No, we are vegetarian and eat...
Thanks. That’s very helpful. The Marella...
Thanks. That’s very helpful. The Marella excursions look quite reasonably priced. Looking forward to an overnight in Dubai, Muscat and Jordan. It’s really refreshing to go on a cruise to places we’ve...
We’ve booked! First Marella Cruise
We’ve booked our April 2019 Cruise in the Middle East after much deliberation. Never been to the region so all new ports and reassured by Discovery being an ex Royal Caribbean ship, a line we have...
Vegetarian Options?
Ok, I think we are close to booking for Discovery next April. We’ve run into issues on the US lines with the vegetarian food since even though it’s marked as being vegetarian, if the dish includes...
It’s just Celebrity (and all UK cruise lines) are...
It’s just Celebrity (and all UK cruise lines) are following industry practice amongst the travel industry of not honouring price drops for UK bookings. There is nothing forcing them but of course if...
The Oasis class ships have an advantage in that...
The Oasis class ships have an advantage in that they have so much external space that is suited to a warm weather cruise. Iona looks to be a very internal looking ship and would likely feel much...
The EU VAT rate is the same as that in the...
The EU VAT rate is the same as that in the departure port if the ship doesn’t leave the EU.


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Vat added to dining on italian cruise?
That applies to onboard purchases that have attracted EU VAT. Not to drinks packages or speciality restaurants.

Here’s the letter we were given on Symphony in May on a cruise that didnt leave the...
The side on the spring roll is a slaw, ribbons of...
The side on the spring roll is a slaw, ribbons of carrots, swede etc.


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Tide yourself over with some pizza or sandwiches...
Tide yourself over with some pizza or sandwiches and eat at your reserved dining time.


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Apparently these ratios exclude exterior space...
Apparently these ratios exclude exterior space which would mean Central Park, boardwalk and the extensive pool area on Oasis class being excluded. Probably why I find Oasis class less busy than...
An oasis class wouldn’t be a good match for ex UK...
An oasis class wouldn’t be a good match for ex UK cruising with all that open space. Quantum class is perfect as Anthem was when she started her maiden season ex Southampton.


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We’ve had more contact with these head waiters...
We’ve had more contact with these head waiters than perhaps many as my O.h is veggie and the cheese in the vegetarian dishes isn’t veggie so there’s a note on our booking and the head waiters usually...
We’ve tried asking for veggie Indian dishes in...
We’ve tried asking for veggie Indian dishes in the main dining room on Oasis (an emphatic no) and Symphony (yes I can order you marinated tikka paneer for tomorrow ). When it came the next night it...
Barcelona taxis are plentiful at the Cruise port....
Barcelona taxis are plentiful at the Cruise port. There may be a queue but there are huge lines of taxis waiting and it moves quick. Set price of €39 per taxi to/from airport.


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Sauspud. Thanks so much. Reassuring to know...
Sauspud.

Thanks so much. Reassuring to know you’ve switched from RCI. We would be in a lowly outside cabin though but the pics suggest they are pretty similar to Indy and Adventure cabins which...
Marella, will it be for us?
We’ve sailed P&O, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. The latter two have taken P&O out of the equation for us. Our line of choice would be Celebrity. We love the more adult feel on Celebrity and the...
We’ve done Indy twice and Oasis class twice....
We’ve done Indy twice and Oasis class twice. Although bigger we would choose the bigger sisters anytime as it feels way more spacious. Passenger ratio measures don’t take into account outside space...
We got a backstage theatre tour on Symphony in...
We got a backstage theatre tour on Symphony in May for being Diamond.


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Yes, except the first night. Sent from...
Yes, except the first night.


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If a vegetarian is happy to eat a chicken or beef...
If a vegetarian is happy to eat a chicken or beef derivative then they are not vegetarians.


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I’m guessing it’s due to Customs. They want to...
I’m guessing it’s due to Customs. They want to see you and your baggage as they ship has cruised internationally.


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On our first Eclipse trips a few years back I had...
On our first Eclipse trips a few years back I had 24 hours of flu like symptoms onboard followed by a cough that stayed with me for weeks afterwards. I read about “cruise cough’ mainly caused by...
My OH is vegetarian and we’ve eaten at Chops a...
My OH is vegetarian and we’ve eaten at Chops a couple of times either complimentary or on a BOHO.

We pointed out the menu says there are vegetarian options on request but on asking they simply...
One additional point, you can go onto the...
One additional point, you can go onto the airports website and book fastrack passes through security. If I remember correctly it was 5€. We skipped a queue of about 50 people.


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