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  1. Usually there are hooks or similar on the inside of the bathroom door to hang robes and towels. We have not found that hanging the shoe holder on the outside of the bathroom door or the inside back of the cabin door takes up too much room, but then we most often use these holders as a catch all for eye glasses, belts, and other small stuff that we want to grab and go.
  2. If my recollection is accurate, it was a box of 30.
  3. We use them on all of our long cruises ... sometimes on the back of the cabin door, sometimes on the exterior of the bathroom door ... and once on the wall using heavy duty magnetic hooks. Have never had any problems with the doors not closing properly and have never damaged any of the doors we've used them on.
  4. We've done it ... bought them from Costco at our embarkation port and asked the steward to remove all the wooden ones. They work much better than the wire ones they provide on the ship when you ask for extra hangers ... things don't slip off them.
  5. We had an overnight in Monte Carlo on Riviera last year. The ship tendered us to shore on day 1. By the time we returned from our sightseeing that day, the ship was docked in town. Our second day in Monte Carlo was turnover day, so disembarkation/embarkation was as usual ... no tenders involved.
  6. Means that they would like to do one of the long cruises that goes around the world at some point during their life ... usually a world cruise starts and ends in the same port, though not always, and it navigates through both hemispheres. (A bucket list is basically a list of things you'd like to do during your lifetime.)
  7. We did the world cruise two years ago ... I'm in fact in Bergen, Norway on sister ship Nautica today. Here's a link to my blog where I have two photos of the cabin and veranda -- http://2totravelrtw180.blogspot.com/2017/01/were-onboard.html. Unless you specifically ask for them in advance, you won't have lounge chairs ... just two regular chairs and a small table, which will make the veranda feel more spacious. I was willing to give up some of the space to have the lounge chairs as I am always on the veranda when I am not exploring a port. The side verandas are narrow, with some kind of divider between cabins; they have railings, but that also means they get more wind and are open to the elements.
  8. Location ... hearing the wake when I sit on the veranda. And the veranda. Aft verandas on most ships/cruise lines have larger than usual verandas. I don't have to see the water (which is good on an R class ship where the bulkhead is metal) ... I just enjoy having a quiet space to spend time outdoors. Also they tend to be quite protected from the wind ... and on some ships they are at least partially covered, so protected from the elements when it's spitting rain or when there is sun.
  9. We've stayed in both ... only view is when you stand at the railing ... otherwise all metal. The diesel fumes can be bad ... as we found out on our RTW ... depends on the wind. Nonetheless, we love those cabins.
  10. It's a beautiful country. We've been to Cobh but not Cork ... skipped that area for time on this trip.
  11. iPhone photos from around Ireland this week. Staigue Fort Ruins of Ballycarberry Castle Statue of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean in Anascaul. Ross Castle ... Killarney Oceanworld Aquarium in Dingle Sheep at the Famine Farm on Slea Head ... Dingle Peninsula Dunmore Head ... Dingle Peninsula Black Abbey ... Adare Old Cemetery and Church in Ennistymon Paulnabrone ... 5200-5800 year old portal tomb in County Clare Dunguaire Castle in Kilvara Cloister at Muckross Abbey ... Killarney
  12. When we docked in Le Verdon on Insignia two years ago, it was a service call of sorts. No shuttle. O off-loaded tours and then the ship waited for the tides to turn and the water to rise in order to sail upriver to Bordeaux. I know at least one couple who arranged a private tour to the Medoc wineries from Le Verdon, but no other transport options were available.
  13. Thanks for the continued good information you share. We’ll be in Copenhagen on the 23rd and the bus info from Oceankaj to the city center has been most helpful.
  14. When we went to the Albatross Center, we went on a guided tour to the observation center. I think we paid extra for this and it was a short hike from the visitor center. We were taken to an observation area -- enclosed with viewing from behind glass. How close the birds are in this area will depend on which nests are occupied at the time. We saw several that were in reasonable proximity, but binoculars made it a better experience. Before and after the guided tour, we wandered around the grounds near the visitor center. There were albatross galore flying in the sky and by the cliffs ... again, proximity changed depending on the birds' flight paths. We were there in February ... time of year will also make a difference to how many birds you see.
  15. we used Pegasus ... great to work with and brought the vehicle to the port
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