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  1. I have booked a cruise for March 2023 (so ages away). However I was wondering about experiences of those who have travelled from their home in Ireland to Southampton to board the ship. What travel methods did you use, and what were the pro's and cons? I understand in general what options there are, so I am not after info about what the options are in theory - I am interested in actual experiences, and what people felt worked for them, or were more challenging. I am not necessarily looking for the cheapest option (although a private plane is definitely out of my budget lol), but the one
  2. Dining is allocated by cabin number, but if your bookings are all linked, allocation together will occur automatically. Allocation is only relevant for the main evening meal. At other meal times you can do to whichever dining room (or the buffet) that you want. All have the same menu. Afternoon tea - this is usually in the buffet as self service, but sometimes can also be in the MDR. This would be advised in the daily newspaper. Waiter service is obviously quite nice, and sometimes in the restaurants they have 'special' afternoon teas eg a few times I've see a chocolate aftern
  3. I'm considering at some point doing a Christmas cruise. This is specifically to avoid Christmas with extended family. For those who have done it, what's it like? Does it feel Christmassy? What are the demographics onboard? Is it families, or older couples? Presumably that will also depend on ship and length of cruise? I'm a confident solo traveller, preferring to travel alone. Not easily bored or lonely, but I do appreciate companions at dinner. Are there any other solo travellers who've done it at Christmas? Anything particularly different to travelling solo at
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