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    Yorkshire England
  • Interests
    Travel, Motoring, Gardening
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Azamara, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    World wide

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  1. I believe this problem goes back to the privatization of the Industry, there has been very little forward planning since then, just short term profit taking.
  2. Exactly, we have been relying on old infrastructure and past investments for years. Most of our newer plants are Gas Fired and now very expensive to run, last week they ran some old Coal Stations because of the Gas prices. Wind and Solar have a part to play but can never be used for base load. We urgently need new Nuclear Stations has the remaining Coal ones will soon be closing.
  3. The energy situation is only going to get worse this winter, The cross channel link has had to be shut down due a fire and even when back on it will only operate at half capacity this winter. The link was supposed to be to allow power to flow both ways but we are importing French Nuclear Energy constantly because we no longer have enough of our own generation capacity.
  4. One or our favourites are Bodnant Gardens a National Trust property in the Conwy Valley North Wales.
  5. It's the same in the hospitality section, in York most Restaurants and Hotels are struggling to recruit staff.
  6. That can be a problem on all the ship's but only when traveling at full speed for some reason. It's never been a problem for us at normal cruising speed and we prefer cabins at the stern.
  7. We must have been lucky I went on a waiting list for John Lewis garden furniture in April. I receive a email one evening that it was back in stock. I ordered it straight away and it was out of stock the next day, it was delivered a few days later.
  8. The the Specialities are one floor above Windows but Phil is probably correct about the combined menus.
  9. Probably down to staffing problems and reduced passenger levels, have you tried Prime C?, Aqualina is next door on the opposite side of the ship.
  10. Reading the dining options it would seem that the only speciality open is Prime C with no mention of Aqualina
  11. Journey did few years ago but it is not a regular call for Azamara.
  12. I don't really think Liverpool is idea for a day visit to Yorkshire other than the western part of the Dales. Newcastle is on the east coast mainline with regular trains to York which is only about a one hour journey, that would be a good day trip. You really need to spend a few days rather than a visit when on a cruise.
  13. Hull is a ferry port but is very rarely used by cruise ships, the nearest are Newcastle and Liverpool, the are sometimes used by lines like Fred Alson and Saga. Azamara has sometimes called into both of them for the day on round Britain cruises. It has been mentioned that Hull could build a cruise terminal in the future but it's unlikely IMO. Grey Squirrels are classed has vermin in the UK and have taken over most habitats of the native reds which are most common in Scotland. Some areas where Reds survive are now protected, if Grey's are seen you are asked to report it.
  14. Coincidentally only yesterday we were driving over the Yorkshire Wolds after visiting Beverley (Grandma country) with great vistas over the Hunber.
  15. Humber were top notch bikes, we also had Humber high end cars many years ago.
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