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  1. It’s the Venice one leaving Tarragona on 5th September. It was originally sailing from Barcelona but they changed it last night. It’s on jewel of the seas
  2. That sounds an interesting option. I’ll have a look thanks
  3. Looking to book a cruise next September on Jewel but I see that she is leaving from Tarragona and not Barcelona. Anyone got any ideas for hotels in this area please? I’ve looked at trip advisor but not always convinced that the reviews are accurate
  4. Thanks for the responses. The cruise I was going to book was for next Sept 2020 so hopefully nothing will change by that time. Sailed out of Venice a couple of years ago and it was really stunning.
  5. it was reported that it came in during September.
  6. Has anyone experience of the changes to where the ship is going to be docked in Venice please. Thinking of booking a cruise which includes an overnight in Venice so looking to find out how you would get in to Venice from the new terminal. I also understand that you have to pay €10 to access the city which seems an anti tourism decision. Any information would be great. Thanks
  7. went on the US website and it states Mykonos is tendered. We were there last year and it was docked in the new terminal. Thanks for your help
  8. On a cruise next July taking in Mykonos and Santorini on Explorer. I know there’s no choice for Santorini in terms of dropping anchor in the bay and tendering to the port. However in terms of Mykonos, how do they choose who goes to the docking terminal and who drops anchor in the bay. We arrive at 0800 as well as three other ships as far as I can see. Is it first come first served, which would seem odd given the size of ships. I also couldn’t find any information on google if it was arranged when the itinerary was decided. Thanks
  9. Saab is correct you disembark using a floating pier and walk directly off the ship. The hop on hop off bus which takes you up the mountain if you want starts at the first building you come to. It’s right next to the pier
  10. My wife and I were on her in May this year and found her to be in fine fettle. Staff, food and facilities were great. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would board again in a heartbeat
  11. I agree with Lois, my wife and I were on it a few weeks ago and really didn’t see anything untoward. We didn’t look for anything untoward either. I guess if you want to find fault you can do that but we were there to enjoy ourselves and we did. The food was good, the staff brilliant and we had a fab cruise.
  12. I was on her a couple of weeks ago and it was as fab as usual. I didn’t even notice any real maintenance issues whatsoever and just concentrated on having a brilliant break. No point in being consumed by negativity. You pay a lot of money for a cruise so why not just enjoy it 😎😎😎
  13. Meant to ask if the explorer refit is definitely going to be carried out in March 2020.
  14. I’m just off Explorer last Friday and as already mentioned they do try to hard sell the dining packages. I prebooked the three night dining package at £52.13 per person. It was cheaper than booking it on board the ship if that’s any help. I booked it when it was on sale so not sure if £96 is a sales offer
  15. Has the refit work for next year been announced yet, does anyone know. We’re just off explorer on Friday and it is in need of someone TLC. Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise as always you can see areas where work needs done.
  16. Yes I believe so. Couldn’t find any drink package sellers today but will check again tonight. Looked at the price of the 3 night dining package and it’s $90 per person. I paid £52 odds online so I’m pleased with the deal I got. Asked a question on cc prior to my sailing regarding when the formal nights happen and unusually explorer’s first one is on the 3rd night not 2nd night. Going to Chops tonight on the 3 night package (this is my 2nd night on board) but will ask what options I have for the BOGO half being the D+ offer as it should be taken on the 1st or 2nd night. Hoping I’ll be able to use it further on in the cruise fingers crossed.
  17. Explorer has Heineken 00 on board. Had it last night in a couple of venues
  18. Now on board explorer and the price of the full drink package is $78 per person. Looks like they have a promotion on for buy one get one half price. Not sure if the D+ discount comes off the BOGO offer but will find out tonight. The refreshment package is $35 per person. I got my refreshment package for around $24 (£18.62 UK) so much cheaper online during the sale.
  19. I don’t drink alcohol but enjoy alcohol free beers. I’m on explorer tomorrow and had an email from the concierge who advised that they only had o’douls in stock on the ship. They’re hoping to get stocked up with Heineken 00 so hopefully it’ll be on board when I get there fingers crossed. My understanding is that they sometimes stock both but as host clarea has alluded to, they may not be on all ships.
  20. I’m on explorer on Tuesday so I’ll post what the prices are for both packages then.
  21. Got me wondering as I’m diamond plus, what the price of the drinks packages (both refresh and deluxe) would actually be on board. As I would get a discount of 30% I believe, would it be cheaper on board rather than the online sale
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