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  1. I've enjoyed Tony Yule ( i think) ex concorde 2nd officer - great series of talks from design thru to the future of supersonic flight. Phil Campion -Ex SAS and now TV pundit. There have also been a few monotone ones that were really boring and a forensics guy who did a talk on the kennedy assassination based on the recent hearings in the states by clinton. He mullered the presentation and wouldn't point the finger at the secret service, which a discovery programme i had seen went thru the same info far more clearly and wasn't shy in doing so.A tragic accident by the guy in the chase car for the final shot... but he would have died from the neck shot anyway apparently.. been lucky not to have any repeats so far
  2. I know getting a machine can be a struggle sometimes and when i do get one - as long as someone has taken reasonable care to put my stuff in a basket etc I have no problem them taking out my finished washing to put theirs in if im not back on the minute. I will also take peeps stuff out and either put in dryer if its standard easy care stuff or put in a basket if its expensive or fragile looking. .. there are only a limited number of hours they can run and only 4 pairs of machines. If i remember correctly ventura and Azura have 2 laundries per deck but Britannia only has 1 per deck. Those that get upset should either "get a life" ( bound to wind em up more) or stay and watch their wash or dont use the machines.. they probably hog the sunbeds too....;-) There should be no need for laundrette rage as long as someone has taken care with your items. We did use the tablets sold in the bits on bobs store on our first cruise but generally put enough capsules into a smaller plastic container to take with us ever since.
  3. Why do Military get some discounts? ask the companies involved - some do it cos owned by americans - some for publicity - some offer it but the offer same thing to other groups just under a different name, including but not limited to emergency service unions - health schemes etc. they will all have their criteria. Most of the discounts offered to Military are given to other groups as well. Personally i served in the Royal Navy, was under their control 24/7 365 - spent long periods away from home and family oh and had effectively signed my life in defense of our governments interest. Its nice to have a discount, does not affect who i cruise with. My father was in the fire brigade and did a great job for others for many years... lots of people do worthwhile jobs, those who get discounts wont say no and generally say thanks....
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    With NZ looking the pick of the bunch... Hoping Wales will beat SA but after performance against France thats a lot of hope... Mind you if we do, god help us if we face NZ in the final they completely took apart Ireland..
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    Yeah Fiji vs Wales.... they have tripped us up before - they are also getting better so I hope wales have their heads screwed on for the big hitting Fijians whom may not tire as much as previously...
  6. Its ok I'll just stick a Cymru Sticker and Welsh flag on the back of my car they seem to like us.... mind you I do drive a pug too... Not brave enough to take my old mg's over yet...
  7. I think it would depend on their taste.... Epicurian will be the poshest... great food and service but not a party atmosphere.. Sindu - fairly quiet but not too quiet but great asian food good service - seen some large tables in there having a good time Glasshouse also good for groups - Beach house as above and more relaxed dining area. It will mainly depend what sort of meal they want to be treated with - if you want a posh meal experience at a fraction f what it would cost elsewhere think dining at the ritz then epicurian --- posh indian - sindu - beach house and glasshouse i would say are more normal meals out.
  8. I have seen teenagers in there before and as there generally not that many staff about and your there as well i think you will be fine. If you did get questions just be honest and explain why I'm sure it would be fine as long as your not hogging any particular machines..
  9. I have always bought using OBC at the table first night with no issues.
  10. they will offer some duty free to be given at end of cruise - but the shop prices dont vary
  11. Apart from a few cost cutting measures -e.g. port soaked stilton only avail the 2 posh posh nights now.... I think the service can vary on the same ship and cruise..... We have been on ventura 3 times, our middle time was awful for fixed dining service for our Table despite being 6 on a 8 table and all arriving the same time together every night.. food that trip wasn't the best. shame as it was the first cruise for my parents... However we went back about 16 months later the food had improved drastically and our service in fixed dining was excellent. Better restaurant team and head chef?.... Just done Britannia this year thought food was good and service was too. Kids team excellent as usual ( 3 trips used). Entertainment is still good some trips better than others. so in the 10 years or so I've been cruising I think the standards are similar just some of the frills are missing we had on our first one.
  12. 2 week cruise there will be 4 formal nights... first one captains welcome, get there early and you can snag a couple of free drinks.... I loved my Norway cruise
  13. No watch keeping at all Taxgal - in my case as junior rate - no fire party - no smoke containment - no hourly rounds and definately more than 2 cans per man per day maybe... (advantage of a wet Royal Navy 😉 ) As a senior rate - no defence watches - no being kicked out of bed at 2am because my kit has broken and definately better accommodation than both of above but having to pay to goto sea....
  14. yes rolling out for service leavers now then will be "advertised" for current vets... I believe it will be yur driving licence with veteran added to it so how visible and obvious when overseas ie usa i dont know
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