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  1. With the direction Carnival Corps share price is heading this is probably an academic discussion if all that is left at the end is a brand name and some assets to sell off.
  2. I suppose there might be cruises next year with P&O but with the way Carnival’s share price is falling, only if someone buys the name when they have gone ‘pop’.
  3. Closed at 605 down 22% on the day. If it keeps going at this rate then bye bye Carnival.
  4. As someone who travels through St Pancras every morning and Kings Cross every evening, I am not sure I would recommend staying in that location for a short trip to London. The area is not as bad as it was a few years back, when if you strayed even a hundred yards from the station you would be asked if you were "looking for business", but with the exception of the restaurants up at Granary Square, there is not a lot to recommend it around there in the evening. And if you are visiting the theatres or museums, It is a good 25 to 30 minute walk to the West End (or a tube, bus, taxi, or Uber ride). As for the food in the Plum+Spilt Milk, when I have eaten there in the evening it has been fine.
  5. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:avGPCbpUAvUJ:www.royalcaribbean.com/shoreExcursions/product/detail/view.do%3FsourcePage%3DshorexByPort%26ProductCode%3DTR93%26DestinationCode%3D+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk "It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 4 Dec 2019 22:47:12 GMT."
  6. Nonsense 1 - Certainly in London black cab taxis fares are overpriced - any fare that is so high that a driver is willing to waste an hour or two of time queuing up at Heathrow to grab a juicy high priced fare into town, is a fare that is too high. 2 - If anything in London the politicians are doing everything to apply the rules to Uber far harder than to the black cabs and mini-cabs. 3 - The public want service and convenience - If you want to pay by card (required by law in black cabs in London), then good luck with that as the machines are usually 'broken' and they want cash. If you want to go south of the river, then good luck finding a black cab willing to do that late at night. If you want to go to a local area from Heathrow (see above) then good luck finding a black cab willing to do that. If you are concerned you have been ripped off by being taken the long way round and want to argue that with a black cab driver, then good luck with that.
  7. A “competent professional” would have known what you have been advised here. They didn't. "She has since made it right" - coughed up the $300 you were expecting?
  8. You not knowing is forgivable, but for a professional being paid to do a job it is not. Perhaps employing someone competent next time.
  9. So you mean every minicab company in the UK. I wonder why Sadiq Khan has not removed the licences of all the dodgy minicab companies in London which have been operating for decades.
  10. You like the tax evading black cab drivers who take you the long way round, where the card machine is always broken, who won't do any journeys they don't fancy, and usually with some racist commentary along the way? Anyway, fake news, as Uber will appeal and they can continue to operate whilst the legal process goes on.
  11. Depends when you get there. The cable car can move 600 people an hour in each direction. So get there on the first tender off the first ship and there will be no queue. Get there after 2,000 or 3,000 people have got off three or four ships before you... Certainly possible, but if you though the cable car was busy, just wait until you see the bus between Fira and Oia!
  12. It isn't a franchise, P&O just licence the name. I would receive one, trust me.
  13. Barcelona has pickpockets not muggers. Under Spanish law, if as a pickpocket you steal something worth less than €400 ($440) it’s a misdemeanour (falta), not a crime (delito), and as such carries a penalty of around €50 ($55) if you get caught. Since violent crimes such as muggings have much more significant consequences, then as a criminal why bother? Just pickpocket the tourists! As you might guess the police are not that focused on this low level crime that has a penalty similar to a parking ticket, and so when it is reported they simply hand out stamped forms to claim on your travel insurance. So just carry what you need - a small amount of cash for a coffee, etc, a credit card not a wallet full, and do you really need to carry your passport. And don't put your $1000 iPhone down on the cafe table, because look around and it will be gone. You will be cross when your wallet, camera, phone has vanished, but you won't have been shot or stabbed. And Barcelona is not unique with this pickpocket issue, Rome, Naples, etc, are just as bad.
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