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  1. Thank you so much for replying my post. Wonderful pictures, that gives me a good idea of how she looks after the refurbishment. Thanks again!
  2. We are considering a cruise on the NCL Spirit for next February. We have sailed on her twice before. I understand that she just went through a refurbishment this February. Does anyone have any pictures of the ship after the refurbishment they can pose? I am particularly interested in the Atruim area, Champagne Charlie, the Spinnaker lounge and the other lounge that was at the back of the casino. (I think it's called Bliss?) In essence, all the public areas that have music and a dance floor. Any other information are welcome on this ship. Thank you. Stay safe!
  3. Thank you all for replying my post. I will be checking out these sequence dance instructions on Youtube!
  4. Thank you everyone for replying my post. I am searching up all these sequence dances that are mentioned on YouTube! Is there someone who "regulates" how many dances are going to be sequence dances and how many are regular ballroom or Latin dances. When a new song starts, how do people know if they are supposed to do a sequence dance or a regular dance?
  5. Hi Folks, we have sailed on various cruise lines but have never sailed with P & O before. We are considering a 14 day cruise in February to the Caribbean. We enjoy ballroom dancing and have seen the Crystal Room on You Tube. Could you please tell us if there is ballroom dancing every night on the ship . We are from Canada and are not familiar with the Sequence Dance that the British folks enjoy, although we have seen it while we sailed on Cunard a few times. The ballroom dancing in the Crystal Room, is it mainly Sequence Dances or it's just a small part of it? We enjoy doing ballroom dancing to strict tempo Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha and Rumba..etc. Apart from the ballroom dancing, is there another lounge that has a live band or a DJ that play other club music, such as Salsa, Bachata..etc? How could you compare the Britannia to Cunard? (We are familiar with Cunard). Please share any other information regarding entertainment, food, demographic, age group etc so we know what to expect. Thank you in advance.
  6. We are considering the Constellation for a 10 day cruise on the Croatia side in November. Just wondering if any folks have kept the recent daily schedules they can post so I can get an idea of what entertainment activities are offered in the evening. Do they still offer an one hour pre-recorded ballroom music tape during the evening? We enjoy doing a bit of dancing after dinner. How many dance venues with either a live band or DJ are there? What type of music do they play? Any other info on the ship is welcome. Thank you in advance.
  7. Thank you for your reply. If we take the train from Cobh to Cork, once we get off the train in Cork, how far is the train station to the city center? Is it walking distance? If not, how much would a taxi cost? How much time should I allocate to visit Cork? Just looking at the architecture of the buildings, browsing the exterior of the shops...etc. Don't think we will spend any time inside museums this time. What are the interesting things to see in Cork?
  8. Hi folks, we will be visiting Cobh (Cork), Belfast, Waterford (Dunmore East) with Celebrity cruise in August. Wondering if there will be local vendors selling you tours or taxi rides to visit the local attractions once you get off the ship? Any ideas what is the cost for 2 people in a taxi from Cobh to Cork, return trip? I read somewhere that in Belfast, there are local vendors in the pier once you get off to sell you tours? We have been to the Giant Causeway before, so might be interested just to take a taxi tour to visit Belfast city itself. We will be docked in Dunmore East, would we be able to get a tour from a local vendor to Kilkenny? Thank you in advance.
  9. Thanks for the dailies. This is a great source of information for us. Just wondering, if I want to backtrack to read a daily that was from a previous day, is there a way to do so on the link? Because when I click on the link, it gives me the schedule for the current day, but I missed reading a couple of days back, and would like to backtrack and read them if I could access to them. Thanks again!
  10. Thank you everyone for your replies, does anyone have any Daily Activities Sheets they have kept from their cruises that they can post here? I think they are called Dailies? Thanks.
  11. We are going on a 12 day cruise with the Silhouette in August, visiting Ireland and Iceland. If any folks have the daily activities sheet they have kept from recent journeys, could you please post them here? We are very eager to see what kind of entertainment activities are offered in the evenings, and on sea days. We are particularly interested in listening to music, either pre-recorded or from the live bands, to do some ballroom or other dancing. What type of music does the house band play in the Grand Foyer and the Sky lounge? Are these two places very crowded at night? How was your experience on the Silhouette in general? What is the average age of the passengers? Were there any dance lessons? How was the food in the main dining room? Thank you in advance.
  12. We are going on a 12 day cruise with the Silhouette in August, visiting Ireland and Iceland. If any folks have the daily activities sheet they have kept from recent journeys, could you please post them here? We are very eager to see what kind of entertainment activities are offered in the evenings, and on sea days. We are particularly interested in listening to music, either pre-recorded or from the live bands, to do some ballroom or other dancing. What type of music does the house band play in the Grand Foyer and the Sky lounge? Are these two places very crowded at night? How was your experience on the Silhouette in general? What is the average age of the passengers? Were there any dance lessons? How was the food in the main dining room? Thank you in advance.
  13. Thanks for your reply. We are sailing with Celebrity Silhouette, at this time we don't know if there is a shuttle or not from the dock. We have been told it's a tender port as well, so have to consider if we don't purchase an excursion with the ship, how long do we have to wait before our turn to get off the ship. The ship is docked on August 13, it's a Tuesday from 9 - 7pm. So if we get off the ship by 10am latest, and would like to get back to the dock by 6, hopefully we should have 5 hours in Kilkenny to see the castle and visit the town? Would that be enough time? Would there be lots of taxi at the Dunmore dock when we get off the ship? How much would the taxi cost per trip approximately? Thanks again!
  14. We are thinking of visiting Kilkenny on the day the ship docks in Waterford (Dunmore East). The ship offers a tour but it's pretty pricey, and it includes visiting the Waterford Crystal showroom, which we are not fond of that part, and would rather spend more time exploring the Kilkenny town and the castle. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go from Dunmore East where we are docked, to Kilkenny by train or bus? Or do you know of any private vendors who offer a shared tour from where we are docked to Kilkenny? Thank you in advance.
  15. We are thinking of visiting Kilkenny on the day the ship docks in Waterford (Dunmore East). The ship offers a tour but it's pretty pricey, and it includes visiting the Waterford Crystal showroom, which we are not fond of that part, and would rather spend more time exploring the Kilkenny town and the castle. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go from Dunmore East where we are docked, to Kilkenny by train or bus? Or do you know of any private vendors who offer a tour from where we are docked to Kilkenny? Thank you in advance.
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