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  1. Last June we took the longest land and sea option available with Princess and LOVED it. Here is my very comprehensive, day-by-day, review of the trip:
  2. Also, anyone use Uber in London? Are there cars available that would hold 4 adults with luggage?? TIA
  3. Thank you all for your replies. I will have to look at the options AT&T offers....although I think the idea of simply paying up to make one connection to Uber, might be the way to go....
  4. Thanks for all the information, John. Actually, the woman from whom we are renting suggested Yellow CarsTaxi & Mini Cab as a way to get to Victoria Coach Station from the Russell Sq area. I cannot find any information/reviews on them. Can you -- or anyone else-- give me any info on them: reliability? cost? etc TIA Kathy
  5. Has anyone used their iPhone with an American AT&T plan in London? I can use my phone with WiFi anywhere, but if I want to call an Uber from Heathrow, I am afraid that WiFi will not reach/be available as we exit the airport and make our way to the Short Stay Car Park, where the Uber stand is. Need to buy an international plan?? Doesn't really seem worth it for the VERY short time I'd use it....
  6. John, While we are on the subject of transportation, can you tell me the best (most efficient/cost effective) way of getting from Heathrow to central London (Russell Square area). We will arrive about 6am. I have looked at the options of taxis, Uber, the Tube, the bus, and a private car and am dizzy. 🤕 I could use a bit of advice. TIA
  7. John, We are 4 adults considering the National Express Bus from Victoria Coach Station to Southampton in August. The apartment we are renting is in the Russell Square area. I think we'd need a short taxi ride to Victoria Coach Station. Can you give us a few more details regarding your experience with the bus, please? I read on their website that they allow suitcases up to 44#. Since we are allowed 50# or so, is that an issue? Also, I read that you can pay 3 pounds more to reserve your seat. Did you do that? Was the bus full/crowded? How easy is it to place your luggage in the bus hold and retrieve it? When you arrived at Southampton, how plentiful were the taxis to the port? For 4 adults with luggage, would we need 2? Any and all advice you can give us regarding your experience with the bus from central London to Southampton would be greatly appreciated. TIA!
  8. I RARELY book any excursions through the ship. A woman on our roll call has booked a bus through Clyde Coast Tourism. The bus will hold 34 people and will take us from Glasgow, the port, to the places mentioned above, and then back to the ship after the Tattoo at a cost of 60 GBP per person**. In addition, a lovely woman by the name of Catriona Stevenson answers all inquiries very quickly at Clyde Coast Tourism, and as an added service of theirs, purchased the Tattoo tickets for us when they became available. Catriona is a dream to work with. We paid for the bus and then the Tattoo tickets directly with Catriona. If you would like to contact her, you can tell her that you would like to hear about the same tour that "Virginia's group" booked for this year's stop in Glasgow (Greenock), which is the port from which we will travel to see the sites and then attend the Tattoo in Edinburgh on August 10, 2019. **The cost of the bus does not include the Tattoo tickets nor entrance fee to Stirling castle. I hope that answers your questions?
  9. Thank you for your reply. I've been reading awful reviews of the bus https://www.reviews.co.uk/company-reviews/store/national-express And it is really making me nervous. 74% of the 80+ reviews give them the lowest rating -- just one star. That is worrisome. I guess I'll go back to concentrating on a private car that is less than or about $120 for 4 people since the Princess transfer from Victoria Coach is $59pp.
  10. I have looked into this coach bus option. It certainly is cheaper than anything else. I understand that the basic price only includes two medium-sized suitcases of no more than 44 lbs. Did you find them to be strict in that weight policy? I also see where you can reserve a seat with more leg room (for more money, of course.) How far in advance did you book the bus tickets? Was it a full bus? TIA!
  11. Yes, I understand that, but it's too far out to fill out that long form. I do not yet know the flight number etc. Looking for a general idea....
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