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Live from the Silhouette Mini Cruise to Amsterdam

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So back early morning in Southampton - you have no chance of lying in as you get announcements starting at 6.30am so up we went & decided on the MDR for breakfast. Our main luggage had gone out the night before ( was requested before 10pm) which seemed very early & it was clear, we were wanted off the ship ASAP! 

We decided to share a table for breakfast which gets you sat down far quicker. And our waiter was very pleasant indeed. 

We finally got off just after 9am but there were still people on board even though we had one of the last care in the parking area & so ended our short cruise! 

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1 hour ago, hcat said:

Sounds terrible... waiting so long for starters...,we would be out the door....  hope comment cards were filed reporting continued bad service.

Has our cruise been longer then we would have reported it.  I will mention it when I fill out the survey though.

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We just drove to the Mayflower Park to get our final pictures before driving off plus we had company last night in the form

of the Norwegian Getaway now parked up in the Ocean Terminal.

We still had another night in a hotel for the night to extend our break via a stop off in Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds & then our night at the Moor House Hotel & Spa in Sutton Coldfield which was really good before coming home earlier this afternoon to a very happy welcome from our 2 cats! 

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The Bakery on the Water is really good & has the  lightest scones! They are delicious so if you are ever there then go! 

We really enjoyed our stay at Moor House Hotel & Spa. Our room, service & food plus spa were all excellent so that was another bonus. 

 

So overall we enjoyed the cruise, short though it was. We have certainly had a very rough couple of months as my mother sadly passed away at the end of March this year. It’s also been over a year since we went away so the short break really did come at the right time for me. My mum loved to hear my travel tales so this review is dedicated to her memory & I would like to think that she was travelling with us ❤️

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24 minutes ago, hcat said:

So beautiful a tribute to your Mom...

 

Thank you so much 

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Fantastic trip report! You have some beautiful photos of  Amsterdam and the ship. I am so glad you enjoyed your cruise, especially after losing your Mother such a short time ago.

 

Best wishes 

 

 

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Glad that you both had such a good break, thanks for the pics, a great overview of the ship and food.

Really looking forward to our cruise on the Silhouette in August.

I think that your mum would have really enjoyed the photos and reviews

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Thank you all. I lost my mum to dementia but she loved looking through photos anyway especially when we went away & of our 2 cats. I did feel a bit wistful when we returned today as normally, we would have gone to see her at the care home & told her about our trip, shown her photos of where we had been. When she was still with us, I had to draw a diagram of where we were going & where for our last trip which involved sailing to the Channel Islands by ferry!

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I feel your pain, Kikki, I know exactly what it’s like. It takes forever not to have the urge to want to tell them where you’ve been and what you’ve done 😘.

 

Moor House is fabulous; we’ve been to a few weddings there over the years - glad you enjoyed it.

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1 hour ago, villauk said:

I feel your pain, Kikki, I know exactly what it’s like. It takes forever not to have the urge to want to tell them where you’ve been and what you’ve done 😘.

 

Moor House is fabulous; we’ve been to a few weddings there over the years - glad you enjoyed it.

 

Ah thank you 😊 yes it was very strange to come back & not go to the care home. Very odd indeed.

I’m glad you also know Moor House, we gave it a good review on Trip Advisor as well. 

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