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    Dorset, england
  • Interests
    travel, food
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    P+O, so far
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  1. It is interesting to hear these views as we are doing our first, round-trip, TA in 6 days time We often take inside cabins but decided on a balcony this time for some extra space as this will be our longest cruise thus far (24 days). We are heading north, to Canada rather than the Caribbean, so don't expect to be sitting in the sun but hope we will be able to enjoy the fresh air enough to make it worth the cost.
  2. In the UK the port fees and taxes are rolled into the fare. I have never had money refunded, even after a missed port (although, thus far, we have been very lucky and only missed one port).
  3. What a lovely review! You clearly set out to make the most of your cruise from the start and I'm glad you had such a great time.
  4. We are on the same cruise as you - it is not long now
  5. Anything is better than Britvic!
  6. That sounds great, thank you. I will be in my powerchair and it is difficult to navigate crowds of people. Neptune grill sounds as if it will be more manageable.
  7. Our first P+O cruise was on Arcadia (10 years ago) but I can't remember much about the ship and she has been re-jigged since then. Is there anywhere open for lunch, other than the scrum (AKA buffet) on embarkation day? We don't have any special loyalty status (yet, but we are working on it!).
  8. Me neither - I really don't want a phone that is smarter than me! As an added bonus, my monthly contract costs me the princely sum of £4.50
  9. I am not familiar with 'NBT', will someone please explain?
  10. I bring my own products for hair and skin; small alarm clock cos I can't sleep if I can't see the time; a small, light blankie - for using on the balcony, daytime naps and, more recently, when I'm out and about in the wheelchair*; sachets of instant hot chocolate drink, or a jar for longer cruises; usually a tube of 'hand wash' detergent but I am taking a pack of laundry detergent sheets for our upcoming 24 days cruise cos I can use them for hand washing and in the machines in the laundry room; a bottle of cola to get me started. We drive to the port and don't have any limits on baggage *We rarely do 'hot weather' cruises. @Huskygo I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot read the Rainbow Bridge poem without crying, even if I haven't recently lost a 4 legged companion!
  11. We had our first Celebrity cruise on Silly last year, visiting the Med. On the basis of that, Celebrity is not our favourite line. However, we had a lovely time and there was certainly nothing to complain about. As the previous poster said, it is hard to make specific replies when we don't know the exact nature of the complaints.
  12. HI, I am a part-time powerchair user and completely understand your problem. I'm lucky though in that I am able to get into a bus and my chair folds to go into the trunk of a bus. I know that things would be much more difficult otherwise! Old Stavanger is very steep and cobbled, not great for wheelchairs/scooters. However, there is a wide, flat path along the inlet that goes as far as the oil museum (much more interesting than it sounds!) and the new town is much more accessible. As for the 'In search of the Northern Lights' tour, we spent a disappointing evening looking up at a cloudy sky. We did get a good show that we saw from the ship the next night, and again on our way back down the coast the night after that.
  13. Goodbye Oriana. We too have happy memories of her.
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