Posted May 19th, 2017, 11:38 AM
Last edited by fishywood; May 19th, 2017 at 11:44 AM
You may want to also ask on the British Isles ports of call board:
but I don't see any recent threads on London Pass there so I'll answer here.
I've used it twice for short visits--once two days, once four days. Yes, you will get your money's worth easily as long as you can hit at least two major attractions (St Paul's Cathedral, Kensington Palace, Churchill War Rooms, Wimbledon) each day plus two or three lesser ones (Shakespeare's Globe, Tower Bridge, Banqueting House, London Transport Museum, Jewish Museum of London are ones I enjoyed).
Other hints which I hope still apply since my last visit:
Show your pass even if going to a museum with free admission; there may be some "bonus" for you (I recall getting a glossy program that normally cost several pounds for free at the Greenwich Maritime Museum);
You pass includes rides on London riverboats even if you do not add the Tube pass to it--a good way to get to Greenwich if you wish;
Showing the pass also waives fees at some chains of Bureau d'Change
if you need to buy some more pounds.
I would suggest not getting the Tube Travelcard as an add-on unless you plan to use the tube extensively and exclusively--sometimes you will just need a taxi instead. If you want to ride the tube a few times an Oystercard for each person may end up less expensive even with the initial five pound charge. (I assume the card or something similar still exists...)
*You will note under my 'major' recommendations the omission of Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. The former is OK but if you only have time for one church, St Paul's is far superior. And I found the Tower a total snoozer, Crown Jewels notwithstanding. One 'minor' attraction I hit solely because I was in the area with the pass was the Ben Franklin House--which was a huge waste of time.
Debarking is a cruel procedure done to dogs.
Upgrades, Upsellls and Move Over Offers are completely different things.
As are being denied boarding and being disembarked early.
And don't get me started on Port Charges vs. Government Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses.
The Jones Act is for cargo. The PVSA is "that terrible law" that restricts USA domestic sailings. But without which there would likely be no cruise ships with casinos, duty free shops, and international crew members willing to work fantastically hard every single day.
Lots of people fly in the morning of the cruise and catch crazy early flights home. Why ask us if you can? Just to be harassed by the regulars?
No hotels have free shuttles, free breakfast, free wifi, or free parking. You pay in the rate. And could have found a better deal paying by the piece.
And don't forget: the cruise line is in complete control of the weather, political unrest, medical emergencies, and anything else that delays or re-routes your cruise. Be sure to demand compensation as it is you and only you who were affected.