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  1. We never bother. exchange rates for Krona in the UK can be woeful. Norway is also so expensive very little costs 'small change' money, so it is easier to simply use cards. In an emergency we use a cashpoint.
  2. Difficult without knowing which trip you are on. However if it is a typical fjords trip the night after your day at sea on the way out (evening 2) and the evening you leave your last port (evening 6). Alternatively reserve two consecutive nights and cancel one when you know the formal evenings.
  3. If you have a disability you should not be paying extra. Call Jet2 and get them to change the pre allocated seats free of charge as a reasonable adjustment to accommodate your disability needs. Bazrat. I have given reasons why passengers get split up. There really is no need to pay extra.
  4. A friend worked for Jet2 at check in for 5 years and I asked her about pre booking seats. If you are actually getting something extra such as an exit seat, then yes. Otherwise Jet2 allocate seats as soon as you book based on party numbers and the seats will be together. Check in online as soon as it is available and you will get your pre allocated seats in a single group. Those who don't pre book, ( or possibly book the holiday at the last minute) and then check in at the airport are the ones that usually get split across the cabin.
  5. From our two visits we have docked at about 7am. It would have to be a major problem if the ship was three hours late. Once tied up you can be off the ship. No need to wait for official tour trips to leave first.
  6. This will be the weekend after the Trans Atlantic, probably a good time to get it in dock before the summer season. This date for refit has been known about for almost a year (there's a cc post from July 18 where someone mentions it) so one can only assume P&O are only recently in a position to confirm the cancellation.
  7. Its a long way from anywhere, hence the cost of trips. Its 90-120 minutes to Bordeaux, so 3-4 hours of a day trip is sat on a bus. I would however try and get somewhere as there is very little in Le Verdon. I can't understand why ships still call there.
  8. With three ships in port if there are seats available on the 8.35am it suggests the ship operator hasn't booked excursions on that departure as they know how long it takes to get off ship. If its a tender it takes time from tie up at the buoy to preparing the tenders and lowering them to the water. The ship doors then have to be opened and prepared. I know you don't want a tour, but Norway in a Nutshell from Flam is an excellent full day out.
  9. The typical uses for extension leads are chargers. The current draw is very low. If you use USB cables to charge get a multi usb charger socket as shown above. If not take an extension, plug all your stuff in to charge overnight. Unplug during the day and remove the extension cable from view.
  10. Plenty to do. We have been twice and not done the same thing. Oil museum, sardine canning factory museum, Anthony Gormley statues walk, cathedral. It could be very cold and wet in April, so plan a cold rainy day activity.
  11. Assuming its an LNER service you will get some of the extra cost back from the first class free food and drink offer.
  12. If you have seen Lisbon a trip to Cascais is worthwhile. There's a regular train service (every 20 minutes) from Cais de Sodre station, which is close to the ship berths. Takes about 40 minutes and is very good value. €2.25 each way. From Cascais its a pleasant stroll along the beach to Estoril where you can get the train back.
  13. No one checks size or weight. The guidance will be based on the dimensions of the storage areas on the trains. There isn't a lot of space.
  14. 240,000 nk per visit for Iona. About £20,000.
  15. Depends if P&O charge their passengers enough to enable them as a company to pay the fee. The charge is based on ship tonnage. We used it on a Celebrity trip a few years ago, but it wasn't confirmed until the day we sailed in. The Captain joked they had had a whip round, checked for lose change around the ship and called head office and they had found the £12,000 needed to use it!
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