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The Wilkies

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About The Wilkies

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Cheshire, UK
  • Interests
    Holidays, Photography
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess. No longer P&O!!
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Anywhere (except Panama Canal - very disappointed). Favourite port of call is Venice

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  1. Hi Does anyone know if Princess are again putting kettles in the cabins for European cruises from Southampton? Thank you.
  2. Hello. Does anyone have experience of hiring a wheelchair for the duration of their cruise? DH can get around the ship OK, but now having problems with extended walking, i.e, going ashore. Mobilityatsea.co.uk seems to be the recommended hire company. He doesn’t use a wheelchair/scooter yet, but getting closer to needing his own at home. Thank you.
  3. Thanks for your feedback. I enjoy flower arranging and just itch to sort out some of the arrangements on board! I must have just been unlucky with the ones I have received in the past. Perhaps too picky, I know what I like. Will organise a welcome home gift instead.
  4. A friend of mine will be celebrating a special birthday whilst in a cruise. Does Princess allow flowers onboard from a company such as Interflora, or do you have to buy direct from Princess. Personally I have been very disappointed with both the quality and arrangement of Princess flowers so don’t want to go down this route. Failing that a welcome home arrangement will be organised. Thank you.
  5. Something like Bucklers a lager type. DH reckons not too bad. Lucky here in the UK, there is an increasing number of non alcoholic beers/ciders available in our supermarkets. The best is one brewed by Guinness and another Heineken 00. Also some very good ciders, which he thought he would never drink. Even getting to be available in pubs and restaurants.
  6. Agree with Joanne G. Tough it out and never go to bed until your normal bed time, no matter what time your internal body clock thinks it is. Our one exception, when flying back to UK from any western destination , usually land about 5 / 6 am. On arriving home go straight to bed but set alarm for a couple of hours. Then get on with the day as normal until bed time. And never, ever, fly in on the day of your cruise. Not a jet lag thing, more like worrying about flight delays and the possibility of the ship sailing without you.
  7. Sad I know, but we love the bitty bacon. At least it’s cooked. Makes a great butty (sandwich to our American friends) especially if topped with an egg. Never eat cooked breakfast at home so a treat.
  8. Absolutely agree. Secret Silk went on too long. Sat through Encore wondering “was I really was on a Princess ship”! It was excellent.
  9. Sorry don’t like new layout. Lacks contrast. Why is my default italics?
  10. Yes there is. Just show your current coffee card(s) when you order your tea. If they only have the “perfumed” tea, take my own tea bags from the buffet.
  11. You also get “free” tea and hot chocolate in the IC
  12. Absolutely, but not as good as used to be. Check every day to see if available.
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