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Lectures, choir, arts & crafts, a new film and a...
Lectures, choir, arts & crafts, a new film and a show... depending on how many days in a row there are- last year it was 10 days before a port.
We took them on Oceana repositioning to Malta...
We took them on Oceana repositioning to Malta cruise this March.
I'm puzzled by the "20% gratuity rule"...is this...
I'm puzzled by the "20% gratuity rule"...is this law in some countries, or a suggestion from government, or what?
A tip is usually a small thank you for exemplary service, not a rule, so it's...
Radisson Blu is the only one actually in the...
Radisson Blu is the only one actually in the building; Crown Plaza and Clayton Hotel are very close, and have shuttle buses...we've stayed in C P and it was fine. You'll have to check with the...
The only time my ankles swell is if we're...
The only time my ankles swell is if we're cruising in the Caribbean...as soon as the ship sails away into the colder waters, the swelling subsides. We're not long back from a cold cruise, and there...
My OH travelled from the UK to Africa in the '40s...
My OH travelled from the UK to Africa in the '40s when he was 5 yrs, and all the children used to be collected for their tea and taken to a childrens' room for their tea. When he was 15, he was...
Both Fred Olsen and Cruise and Maritime are doing...
Both Fred Olsen and Cruise and Maritime are doing cruises round the British Isles which are different to the ones done by larger ships; Fred has Lochs and Islands; CM touches small places such as the...
P&O used to accept Princess' points after the...
P&O used to accept Princess' points after the Carnival acquisition- our first P&O points were from Princess, in 2007- but P&O has now stopped that. Princess was still accepting P&O points until...
Just one line, which pumped oil round our coast...
Just one line, which pumped oil round our coast for 5 years... we still feel hurt about that, and can't consider them again for a while.
Oh, I feel his pain...I pulled a muscle in my leg...
Oh, I feel his pain...I pulled a muscle in my leg on a cruise, and facing those long corridors was a nightmare!
There's quite a few small ships sailing in Europe, in the less expensive range, but...
Yes, go once and enjoy the beauty of the islands,...
Yes, go once and enjoy the beauty of the islands, and see something of the culture. I go because my husband is a water baby; I go only for the 18 sea days there and back from the UK, and stay on the...
I can't answer your question; I can say that my...
I can't answer your question; I can say that my husband's hay fever was much less when we lived at a beach, and he rarely seems to suffer when we're aboard a ship. Everyone's case is different,...
Yes, my 5 months was added to the 10 year new...
Yes, my 5 months was added to the 10 year new passport I bought for that cruise.
"F***y" means something completely different in...
"F***y" means something completely different in the States... in fact, just what we'd call bum. But "bum" means something completely different in the States...:')
The only time I've seen our street...
It might be a requirement of the shipping line; I...
It might be a requirement of the shipping line; I couldn't check in on line with 5 months left on my passport despite leaving from the UK to EU countries and having an EU-UK passport because the...
Yes, Adonia was sold to Azamara. The Oriana...
Yes, Adonia was sold to Azamara.
The Oriana sale has been rumoured for some time now, especially when a new ship is announced; she's a small ship and adult only, which is important, especially as...
Quite a few Europeans will give a small tip if...
Quite a few Europeans will give a small tip if the guide and driver have been helpful and friendly. Around €5, but slightly more if you want, for 2 of you. Sometimes there's a hopeful dish sitting...
I'm sure this will be on the special Wedding...
I'm sure this will be on the special Wedding site, but I do know that P&O and Cunard which are registered in Bermuda, have weddings on board. Princess used to when she was part of P&O, and I think...
We've just returned from a Mistral -attacked...
We've just returned from a Mistral -attacked cruise, and it was rough, wet and windy almost all the time- end of March to April 5th. We did wonder how they were coping on the brand new Symphony OTS...
We've been alongside Symphony in Barcelona and...
We've been alongside Symphony in Barcelona and Civitavecchia this week, and I wondered how the cruisers were coping on board with the ghastly weather we've had. We once were on Independence OTS in...
Thanks... missed the first one as we were...
Thanks... missed the first one as we were returning from a cruise, but we'll be able to see it on catch up.
cb- I don't know which lines you use, but we...
cb- I don't know which lines you use, but we usually come home with a bag of pillow chocs, and we only use middle of the road ships these days.. the cruise we've just left changed the normal...
The new rules state that a person can take one...
The new rules state that a person can take one litre of wine, champagne, beer, spirits or liqueur on board. That's the measure allowed; some people take a 2 litre wine box for 2 of them. It...
Hurtigruten is the company much used, as they...
Hurtigruten is the company much used, as they have ferries using routes all year.
P&O have Northern lights cruises from November through to March; prices are much cheaper in Nov and March.
Fred...