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TC Thanks for this thread. We are doing a...
TC

Thanks for this thread. We are doing a similar trip with a different cruise line in January and your insights to the ports of call have been invaluable.
Many European countries have a national identity...
Many European countries have a national identity card. They tried to introduce one in the UK but there was public resistance and the government IT project was the usual expensive cluster**** so it...
"jillions" are probably "juliennes" - thinly...
"jillions" are probably "juliennes" - thinly sliced veggies like matchsticks.
In the UK a passport has become the best accepted...
In the UK a passport has become the best accepted method of ID for opening bank accounts etc.. It is now also linked to your driving licence photo (the other main form of accepted ID). We do not have...
Nice blog - missed two Cs and an A Cognac ...
Nice blog - missed two Cs and an A

Cognac
Calvados
Armagnac
(notice a theme here?)

(and Reblochon cheese but, given the number of French cheeses, that is understandable).
This comment gives me a golden opportunity to use...
This comment gives me a golden opportunity to use my favourite word - schadenfreude.:evilsmile:
Was that the book with the forward written by Sir...
Was that the book with the forward written by Sir Patrick Moore just before he died?
Gary Glading - had an animal sanctuary in Italy...
Gary Glading - had an animal sanctuary in Italy IIRC.
Quite possibly computer generated.
Quite possibly computer generated.
Order one before you have finished the previous...
Order one before you have finished the previous one and let it warm up a bit - easier to warm it up than cool it down.
Cask-conditioned beer will not work on a cruise...
Cask-conditioned beer will not work on a cruise ship for two main reasons. The motion of the ship will make it difficult to settle the barrels and the relatively short lifespan of 'real ale' will...
MC - there is a whole different world outside of...
MC - there is a whole different world outside of the US with different ways of doing things and different laws, terms and conditions etc..

European terms and conditions are way different to US.
Let us just hope that their customers are not...
Let us just hope that their customers are not treated the same way as in the Royston Vaysey shop...:eek:

I do not think that I would want to be served by Tubbs on a cruise...

(for any US...
I am now racking my brains trying to think which...
I am now racking my brains trying to think which cruise line could be the "the local shop for local people"...:evilsmile:
Thanks for that - as a Londoner that had passed...
Thanks for that - as a Londoner that had passed me by - we are definitely going to see that.
Don't you wrap your smuggled booze in TP? It...
Don't you wrap your smuggled booze in TP? It stops the booze getting broken and disguises it as well - win-win!;)
Just a thought - the source video might be in a...
Just a thought - the source video might be in a format which is universal (avi, mpeg or whatever)

https://wetransfer.com/ might be a way to send it over.
New Forest (in Hampshire) is a good stop off...
New Forest (in Hampshire) is a good stop off between London and Southampton.
It was the same in our Territorial Army bar - a...
It was the same in our Territorial Army bar - a count to 10 started if anyone not on duty entered wearing headdress. If the count reached 10 - drinks all round.
Another one? There are plenty to choose from...
Another one? There are plenty to choose from already!:rolleyes:

BTW - apparently those stringy things are french fries in Maccy Ds;p
This opens up whole new areas for discussion. ...
This opens up whole new areas for discussion.

Are we talking chips, crisps, game chips, french fries? (different depending on which side of the Atlantic you are)


Are they chips or French...
Seeing as they give you a discount for on-board...
Seeing as they give you a discount for on-board spend after certain levels (which few other lines do), I would doubt it. I would much rather retain the 5% and up discount on my horrendous bar bills!
Try to do the London Eye at dusk - up in the day...
Try to do the London Eye at dusk - up in the day - down as the lights come on. Also the Eye is near to many other tourist attractions (Houses of Parliament, South Bank etc.).

It depends whether...
Recommend the steak and eggs for breakfast on the...
Recommend the steak and eggs for breakfast on the balcony - tablecloth and all (good steak cooked to order BTW).
Agreed - the Sunset bar was one of the nicest...
Agreed - the Sunset bar was one of the nicest places on the ship (especially watching the sun set over Australia while chowing down on a super buffet and loads of gelato!)