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  1. Can I assume you have viewed the website ? if not I think this is maybe the one you are thinking of - I believe there are others, but I am not local to London. https://londonpass.com/en It is useful as it gives ideas to use a 1,2, or 3 day pass ( if you have the stamina !!) It also shows the entry fees for the attractions so you can decide if it is better value to do where you want separately or buy the pass. London can be tiring! From a quick look at Westminster Abbey and your specific question: https://londonpass.com/en/london-attractions/westminster-abbey Getting in Enter via the North Green, which runs between the Abbey and Broad Sanctuary. Before entering the Abbey, you will pass through security/bag check. On busy days, it might be necessary to continue queuing after security. Your passes will be scanned and validated at a ticket booth inside the Abbey and you will be issued with a paper ticket as proof of admission. Please note Pass customers do not need to pre-book but admission to the Abbey is always subject to availability. At busy times, you might be asked to wait for the next available time slot. For more information, please visit the Westminster Abbey website.
  2. What does the Princess transfer say it does? - It is not too far from the coach station to any of the piers and there are taxis.
  3. Are you flying in and sailing the same day? This https://www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/en/faq/questions/online-checkin-boarding-pass-completion suggests you can check in on line on the website up until 48 hours before and that you will have had a notification when check in opens. Failing that you can check in using the app up until 1 hour before scheduled the sailing time. I am sure if you got to the dock 2 or 3 hours before sailing time someone would help with check in however you would need all the documentation with the info they require.
  4. It does look very pedestrianised . What transport are you meeting? its a short walk to the light railway. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Greenwich+Pier+Busy+passenger+dock+on+the+Thames/Greenwich+station,+London/@51.482682,-0.0111688,17z/am=t/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x4876029ad044ade7:0x6a36bdd4214deb32!2m2!1d-0.009385!2d51.484028!1m5!1m1!1s0x48760288cae85867:0xbf14d505398fa51c!2m2!1d-0.013361!2d51.4780469!3e3?entry=ttu
  5. I have seen several roll calls for cruises that are now being cancelled due to the problems In and around Israel and the Suez Canal. These Roll calls just seem to grind to a halt and are left - After a certain period could they not be cancelled? They are cluttering up the calendar when trying locate new cruises.
  6. Hi @chris301up you seem to be following this thread rather than the other so hope this finds you. Having got transport to the ship sorted if you post which cruise you are on we may be able to point you to a "Roll Call" thread where, if it is well supported, you might get some useful tips on the places you visit.
  7. Just as a further thought/warning the eavesway coaches have most of the seats up 4 or5 steps. They only have 2 seats downstairs and you would need to check if they are available before booking, if that would be a problem.
  8. Hi Welcome to cruise critic. We have gone with Eavesway travel once and it was excellent and have booked with them again. We book direct not through the ship. Here is a link to the Princess/P&O which might give an idea of prices and pickup points. They only do transfer for specific cruise lines and you need to get the right one. I could give a more accurate reply if you said which cruise. https://www.eaveswaytravel.com/po-princess-timetables-2024 We have started to use them due mainly to the Rail strikes. There is another firm Intercruises but have not used them. Train wise its not too difficult there is a Cross Country train that goes from Manchester direct to Southampton Via Birmingham ( I think it stops at New St and the Airport one) https://www.google.com/search?q=trains from Birmingham to Southampton April 4 WE used that a couple of times but the times changed and the trains from Preston to Birmingham didnt match well with the cross country train. They seemed to have more luggage space than Avanti.
  9. If you include Euston as a central London station that is not quite true. I find the steps in the Underground quite a nightmare and would rather take a bus to Waterloo when heading for Southampton than negotiate them with a suitcase - even worse on the return.! All the money they have spent over the years on Euston and still they dont have access to the Underground platforms. Its disgraceful.
  10. Thanks for the replies, I was hoping someone who had been there done that might respond. It doesnt affect me a lot but some on the cruise are hoping to get a real early start to try and catch the morning plane from Anchorage. Its a 7 day crossing from Japan so its a long flight to get officers on the ship. I have experienced officers being on board for shorter routes and did wonder. We do get there at 00.30 so yes they could get officials there from Anchorage but what time does the tunnel open? or maybe they are allowed through at any time. I will post back when I have been πŸ™‚
  11. ok - I am out of ideas, hope you have success in finding the records or "no record held " and you get to go on your cruise.
  12. NY eh looks a bit difficult : https://newyork.recordspage.org/arrest-criminal-records/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8NKtBhBtEiwAq5aX2PbBMQvU9FciW5nSgngukH76WG5LXpRdSL--KM0RoMfUW9z0ijj1thoCyRsQAvD_BwE
  13. Well I never knew that πŸ™‚ How about this https://ourpublicrecords.org/public-records/ if you have not tried. They only found 23 people that fit my name and age ?? I dont have a record that shows , not that I was expecting one.
  14. I am sure this must have been asked before but cant find it. We are on a cruise from Japan to Whittier Alaska which will be our first entry on this trip into the US. Having spent several hours on a first entry to the US in Boston last year I am wondering what they will do in Whittier where I would assume the authorities will not have the manpower available. Second and third ports are Sitka and Juneau then we are back into Canada. Anyone know?
  15. Maybe a cheap way to find more info would be to apply for an ETA? If that was rejected it would give a reason?
  16. I did a dummy booking and it seemed to work ok for me? Maybe try using VPN?
  17. Another thing is you should take a copies of your passport and another gov issued picture id driving licence ? . Reason- whilst you may not need any visas there will almost certainly be others on the ship who do and the ship may collect all the passports and get the visas for a fee? If they do that you need to make sure you are not charged for one. We were on Holland America so no idea what R C might do.
  18. Singapore =you need to do an on line entry card details here https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart If you have a UK passport it must have at least 6 months left on it on the day you leave. You do not need a visa. I found the online card a bit messy so would check it out before you need to apply. Whilst it sounds like a MUST have if you have problems getting it done there are facilities in the airport and people to help with them before you reach immigration, But its probably not something you want to do after long flight.
  19. This is all very amusing. Here in the UK you cant get your medallions sent you HAVE to collect them at the port.
  20. Have no answer to your question but this may help with your deliberations https://www.cruisemummy.co.uk/taking-a-baby-on-a-cruise-ship/
  21. Aulanis

    Yokohama hotels

    Some discussion at the moment as to the Royal Princess. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Princess_(2012) The harbour board have supposedly said it wont be at Osanbashi Princess have advised it will. Was/is it on your list?
  22. Hi vikinger may not see your reply as he is not "Following" to get someone's attention you should type the special key for "at" then a box will open and you start to type in their CC name until it finds it and they should get an advice. example @travelterrim and for @cmvikinger I think you looked at the date travelterrim joined Cruise critic not the date of his post πŸ™‚
  23. That would be us then πŸ˜‰ When we were there, there was a free port shuttle as they said you could not walk off!! However you could the shuttle is a small bus and coming back we waited ages and ended up walking back to the ship. This pic shows the end of the inner harbour wall that the bus goes over then it turns right along to the Heart place you show. Second pic if you Zoom in on it you can see the back of the heart and a christmas tree near the centre of the pic at the end of the second long building. So it not far at all. As you leave the area there are many tuktuks available we dined later with someone who had taken one to the Temple. They HAL also had a paid shuttle to the beach but think it was only mentioned the night before after they had sold all the tours they could. It was either 15usd or 25usd return, cant recall as we didnt use it.
  24. HAL Charged USD50 pp for our Cambodia visa. More than some but less than others and less the HAL online guess of Usd60 Only alternative was to visit embassy in London which would have cost us more for travel. @alwayscruisetime "I don't know if it was because our ship was the first to call there this season, but at Sihanoukville the Prime Minister came to the dock and gifted every passenger with a local-made scarf as they disembarked. " Hi The reception/party was because when the Westerdam got stuck in Asia on the outbreak of covid Cambodia was the only country that would let them dock and allow the cruisers and some of the staff to travel to the airport to get home. If you google Sihanoukville and westerdam there are news reports. We were not going ashore but on seeing the port talk decided we would try and walk to a Temple. By chance we met some others doing the same and they had a map on their phone so asked if we could follow them. It was well worth the visit though the 4km or so walk there and back in almost 100deg F what a challenge.
  25. I would also agree that it would be tight. In May the weather would not be expected to be bad but if good at a weekend the traffic could be a problem. This site https://www.ecminibus.co.uk/southampton-cruise-terminals/ suggests time for transfer to Gatwick. As I am sure you are aware it is suggested you need to be checking in at the airport for an international flight 3 hours before. If there is a suitable flight on the Monday you could stay overnight at an airport hotel one at each terminal and free shuttle between terminals. There is a regular coach service , national express , but takes 4 hours or so.
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