British Isle Cruise 2017 Photo Review

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#82
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These are stunning photos! Do you mind sharing what lenses you used with the Canon 7D?
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#83
Washington
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Thank you so much! I love your photo style; I have always had a soft spot for B&W. You have inspired me with my new camera and to book a British Isles cruise!
Unfortunately, we will need to go in 2019 and those are not posted yet. What was your itinerary called on princess?
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Princess should pay you a commission for all the British Isle cruises that are going to be booked as a result of your review! The photos are beautiful and all the information is so helpful. Thanks for sharing!
#85
Northern California
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Originally posted by rdwinelvr
These are stunning photos! Do you mind sharing what lenses you used with the Canon 7D?
I mostly used the 10-22mm wide angle. But I also used a 24mm prime, 50mm prime, and 100-400L Telephoto. I believe if you click on my pictures it will take you to the Flicker website that is hosting them and from there you can find which lens I used for each picture. Thanks for the kind words.
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Originally posted by nini
Thank you so much! I love your photo style; I have always had a soft spot for B&W. You have inspired me with my new camera and to book a British Isles cruise!
Unfortunately, we will need to go in 2019 and those are not posted yet. What was your itinerary called on princess?

It was the British Isle cruise with the Dublin overnight. Thanks for your kind comments.
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#87
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Originally posted by Cruisen Elf
Princess should pay you a commission for all the British Isle cruises that are going to be booked as a result of your review! The photos are beautiful and all the information is so helpful. Thanks for sharing!
We were really pleased with this cruise, it lived up to the expectations.
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#88
Northern California
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Our final port was Le Havre. We booked a private tour with France Custom Tours. http://www.francecustomtours.com/
Our group totaled 6 which made it easy to get around. We were in the first group off the ship and our guide John was waiting for us.

First stop was Bayeux to see the tapestry. http://www.bayeuxmuseum.com/en/la_ta...bayeux_en.html
I know the tapestry sounds boring but it is quite a piece of history and the highlight of our day.

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Afterwords we stopped at the Bayeux Notre Dame Cathedral.

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You could take pictures inside the cathedral.

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#89
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We stopped for lunch at a creperie which had a nice garden.

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We also stopped for cider/calvados. Very tasty!

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Our last stop was Honfleur. We were able to walk around on our own for about 90 minutes before heading back to the ship. There are lots of little shops here, you could wander around most the day here.

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Last picture is at Heathrow waiting to board our flight back to San Fransisco. We were pretty exhausted from our vacation and loved every minute of it. If you have never been to the UK before make sure you spend a few days in London seeing the sites. Take lots of pictures and make sure to share them. Thank you for reading my review, I hope you enjoyed it.

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#90
Spokane, WA
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Originally posted by FishinChris
It was the British Isle cruise with the Dublin overnight. Thanks for your kind comments.


We also did this cruise but we did not have an overnight in Dublin but stopped in Liverpool instead. I'm soooo glad we were able to stop there and experience the Beatles experience.


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#92
Washington
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Joined Aug 2000
FishinChris- How far in advance to you arrange for your flights? Europe will be a totally new thing for us. We are also on the west coast and would be coming from Portland, Oregon. Which airlines dod you use and any pointers on finding good prices?
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Originally posted by nini
FishinChris- How far in advance to you arrange for your flights? Europe will be a totally new thing for us. We are also on the west coast and would be coming from Portland, Oregon. Which airlines dod you use and any pointers on finding good prices?
TIA
We booked our flights through Princess 8 months prior with British Airways. The flights were roughly $750.00 out of SFO.

My advice would be to change your departure date around to see what day is cheapest.
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#94
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Originally posted by FishinChris
We booked our flights through Princess 8 months prior with British Airways. The flights were roughly $750.00 out of SFO.

My advice would be to change your departure date around to see what day is cheapest.
Is it safe to assume that this price was per person and one way?
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#96
Arbuckle, CA
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Originally posted by Thrak
Is it safe to assume that this price was per person and one way?


Hi Thrak, I'm FishinChris's other half. The flights were $749 Per person, round trip, non stop on British Airways. We just booked flights SFO to Heathrow for mid July 2018 for $824 pp, rt, ns, on British Airways and Delta. We used Princess Air for all flights. The flights are flexible, so can be cancelled if I find a better price.


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#97
Midwest
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Joined May 2017
I was just looking at flights for June to Heathrow from Omaha. About $400 more per person and we are 1700 miles closer to Heathrow than you are. I must be doing something wrong.
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#98
Washington
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PonyPair-
It is flexible through Princess Air? Sounds like it was a good deal for us West Coasters.
Thx
#99
Arbuckle, CA
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Originally posted by nini
PonyPair-

It is flexible through Princess Air? Sounds like it was a good deal for us West Coasters.

Thx


Yes. I looked at the prices on the airline sites and they were much higher than with Princess Air. We have had really good experiences and have found good prices with Princess Air, I don't know if we that is usual. The first time we used it we had awful weather on a short cruise, and were very late into our disembarkation port. We were able to stay relaxed and keep enjoying our cruise while others were madly trying to rebook flights using the very slow ship's internet. Our flights were rearranged by Princess and new tickets were sent to our room. I was so pleased with that experience that we have used it whenever possible. There may be better prices available with other discount flight services, but I am not an extreme bargain hunter, but balance convenience with price. All our flights have been in Economy, so I don't know about pricing for the other classes.


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