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  1. Have just booked a cruise on the Crown Princess for July this year and was just wondering if, like some of the other cruise lines, Princess operate a reduction on the price of meals in the Speciality Restaurants on the first day, although looking at their normal prices they do seem very reasonable when compared to others
  2. Thank you all for your helpful advice, much appreciated. I'm leaning towards having the medallion and keeping it in one of my trouser pockets, but will check with my electro-cardiologist just to make sure. I notice that the manufacturer is Medtronic
  3. Will try that, thanks very much
  4. Hi, just wondered if anyone has had any experience with this or could offer any advice. We have just booked a 7 day cruise in July and in my "bull in a china shop" way did not do my homework regarding the medallion. I have been fitted with a pacemaker and have just realised that the medallion is a magnetic device, will this prevent me from using this or is it okay to use it if it is kept a safe distance away from the pacemaker (I think that the safety range is appx. 6-9 inches). Any help/advice would be really welcomed. Many thanks
  5. Spotted this half way along the Flam Railway, interesting way to park your bike!!
  6. Thank you for your great review and photos, we were on the cruise the week before you and the photos certainly bring back some lovely memories of a beautiful ship and fantastic locations. Some of the locals of Bergen and Alesund:
  7. We were on that cruise the week before and I must admit that the whole 7 days from start to finish was fantastic, great food, lovely ship, beautiful ports of call. We spent most of our drinking time in the World Class Bar and sampled some delicious cocktalis.
  8. Just back from our first Celebrity cruise on the Silhouette and I found the standard of food on all the places where we ate (MDR,Tuscan Grille, Oceanview, Al Bacio and Mast Grill) to be very good. Stand out items for me in the MDR was the Scallops Rockerfella, French Onion Soup, Blue Cheese Souffle, Beef Wellington, Sirloin Steak, Sea Bass, Crème Brulee, although I didn't order one (my wife and son did) the Lobster Tails looked very appetising. I know there have been several posts from seasoned cruisers regarding the decline in the standard of food but I generally found the food to be of a very good standard, particularly the beef/steak dishes which were so tender and very very little fat/gristle
  9. We tend to take everything plus the kitchen sink when we go camping with our tent, so I'm not going to take any extras on a cruise, just my daily medications.
  10. My wife, son and I will be going on the Norwegian Fjords cruise on the 25th August, I booked this particular cruise back in November last year and will be in a Concierge Class stateroom, this was when a third passenger went at half fare offer was on. The main reason for booking a CC stateroom was that for the 3 of us the total fare came to around £3,000, which I thought was good value for that type of stateroom and strangely enough was (at that time) cheaper than a lot of the standard balcony staterooms. I chose a (hopefully) good location towards the aft of the ship that only had staterooms above and below and not an obstructed view from the balcony. The choice of an embarkation lunch in the MDR was also a deciding factor as our son has Aspergers Syndrome and is uncomfortable in a crowded environment and we wanted to get him slowly integrated into cruise life without the hustle and bustle of the buffet.
  11. Not exactly dress code related, our son will be coming with us on our Norwegian Fjords cruise, he is aware of the dress code for evening meals and will dress appropriately ……. but at some stage during the day I'm sure he will wear shorts and tee shirts, which I'm getting a bit apprehensive about as he has a passion for tattoos and his arms and legs are covered with them. I'm worried that he may get some unwarranted adverse comments about his tattoos.
  12. Many thanks for such a comprehensive document, I've printed a copy for reference, it will be very useful for my son who likes to try different cocktails. Not sure though if I would feel very asking the bartender if he has a Buttery Nipple or a Screaming Orgasm
  13. Very true, as a child and teenager I suffered from very bad asthma, so bad that on a couple of occasions my doctor drove me home from his surgery, then when was about 18 it disappeared completely and have never had an attack since then although I do keep an inhaler handy when I get a chesty cold
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