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I realised it was a very complicated arrangement,...
I realised it was a very complicated arrangement, but there were so many points mentioned which I'd never thought of...
We were once on a winter cruise which had a poor day in Casablanca, where we...
We've crossed the Atlantic UK- Barbados and back...
We've crossed the Atlantic UK- Barbados and back in Jan and Feb for the last 2 years, and the weather has always been a mixture, as you might expect..chilly until Madeira, then coming home, after...
When we go UK- Caribbean-UK for 28 nights in...
When we go UK- Caribbean-UK for 28 nights in winter, I wash the clothes we've been travelling in, and those we've worn for the first cold days, then pack them away for after the Azores on the way...
In Europe, the age is 18 years; as an adult...
In Europe, the age is 18 years; as an adult no-one can stop you drinking or buying a cruise
BUT...any private organisation can make their own rules, such as car hire, car insurance ... so a cruise...
Normally it doesn't bother me, but before coming...
Normally it doesn't bother me, but before coming on here tonight I was looking at someone's pictures of the sun rising as they sailed up the river into Lisbon, a beautiful entrance to a lovely city....
I can't remember seeing bags for laundry- we just...
I can't remember seeing bags for laundry- we just hand individual items to the steward, mainly evening shirts- perhaps if you ask they'll provide them. On longer cruises I take quite a few washing...
I wonder how that will go down with Brits and...
I wonder how that will go down with Brits and Irish... we're more used to saying: "And have one yourself, barman!" when it comes to pub tipping...
I see that P&O say they were so touched by the...
I see that P&O say they were so touched by the story that they've offered them a free cruise... apparently she said she wasn't going again because she couldn't afford it and didn't want him to have...
They will be for anyone, but both lines are used...
They will be for anyone, but both lines are used mainly by Brits/Irish and some Europeans, Aus, NZ.I wasn't sure where the OP was based...:)
We usually take a guaranteed inside for last...
We usually take a guaranteed inside for last minute cruises... they've been fine- just normal cabins; once on Ventura we were given an obstructed outside, and a normal outside on Aurora.
Brilliant!- He'll probably be inundated with...
Brilliant!- He'll probably be inundated with offers to take her place. :D
See what your TA is offering, and check emails...
See what your TA is offering, and check emails from them- sometimes there's a special offer on last minute cruises. Our TA got us £10 per day instead of £15 pd on Fred Olsen this year. Once they...
I think some of those poor holiday makers trapped...
I think some of those poor holiday makers trapped in the airport could do with a cruise ship calling, in the hope of a few vacant cabins...
Or hammocks slung below decks.. :D
When the Iceland flare...
If I had £1 for every time I'd found OH's cruise...
If I had £1 for every time I'd found OH's cruise card in the cabin, I'd be going on a world cruise.
In a suite.
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Never had anything taken, nor heard of others,...
Never had anything taken, nor heard of others, except once a forum friend thought her packed suitcase had been opened before she collected it at the dock, and some jewellery was missing- but most...
I'd start by looking at what flights are like...
I'd start by looking at what flights are like from your nearest airport, and the prices... then think about ships which sail from nearby ports. Lots of ships go from Barcelona in Spain, and from...
Yes, I agree with that. A first cruise is so...
Yes, I agree with that. A first cruise is so exciting anyway, and you'll likely be out exploring the deck, where there will be plenty of chances to get fresh air. Save a balcony for another time,...
It's usually straight forward- depending on which...
It's usually straight forward- depending on which pier you're on, but Princess is usually at Mayflower Dock. Taxi/car will drive to the entrance; luggage drop is very close, but if it's a car, then a...
I think JB has answered everything... there's...
I think JB has answered everything... there's usually two bars which ask for formal wear on those nights, so just go to one of the many others. We find that on P&O in the Caribbean, quite a few opt...
Just a thought- as prescription drugs in the EU...
Just a thought- as prescription drugs in the EU are always in blister packs (no pill counting now), perhaps some customs officers are more curious of people carrying pills in unmarked bottles?
We had one poor cruise some years ago, and felt...
We had one poor cruise some years ago, and felt we didn't want to use that line again...as OH said- beautiful ship, shame about the cruise. A few years later we needed a cruise on particular dates,...
We used to have balconies, but they were...
We used to have balconies, but they were underused... we now have inside or outside. Look at the obstructed outsides, which can be cheaper, so long as you can find out what the obstruction is- eg, on...
Port of departure and itinerary for us.. we've...
Port of departure and itinerary for us.. we've found most lines similar, although some are more expensive than others when it comes to alcohol and gratuities.
The food on Balmoral this September was by far...
The food on Balmoral this September was by far the best of all the ships/lines we've sailed on.
Also outside the bar on the swimming pool deck,...
Also outside the bar on the swimming pool deck, starboard.