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    vamp23 got a reaction from harley1 in Fred Olsen first timer   
    I did a Fred Olsen cruise on the Balmoral 3 years ago with my hubby and child and again we were very unsure what we were letting ourselves into . However I have to say if you look past the size and decor of the ship , the food , the staff and service most definately make up for it. We were wowed from start to finish , very personal service they remembered your name your cabin number your favourite tipple nothing was too much trouble and what I liked was the attention they paid to my child and also it was Halloween while we were onboard and the staff all dressed up and did a performance and what made it special was some of the engine staff came up and joined in so you dont just see the waiters and entertainment staff . Would definately recommend Fred Olsen and would no doubt go with them again.
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    vamp23 got a reaction from harley1 in Fred Olsen first timer   
    I did a Fred Olsen cruise on the Balmoral 3 years ago with my hubby and child and again we were very unsure what we were letting ourselves into . However I have to say if you look past the size and decor of the ship , the food , the staff and service most definately make up for it. We were wowed from start to finish , very personal service they remembered your name your cabin number your favourite tipple nothing was too much trouble and what I liked was the attention they paid to my child and also it was Halloween while we were onboard and the staff all dressed up and did a performance and what made it special was some of the engine staff came up and joined in so you dont just see the waiters and entertainment staff . Would definately recommend Fred Olsen and would no doubt go with them again.
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    vamp23 got a reaction from AnnieP in Norwegian Fjords Cruise On Azura   
    Just come back from an amazing cruise to the Fjords on Azura .  The ship was good and the weather was believe it or not it very warm every day it was between 24 - 26 degrees they said it is the warmest its been in the past 3 months so we dropped on nicely .  My favourite port of call was Skjolden and closely followed by Geiranger which has the most spectacular waterfalls.  Can definitely recommend this cruise.
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    vamp23 got a reaction from Furby in Britannia refit?   
    I think it will 2018 before they refit Britannia.  I absolutely love the ship.  Especially the shower great not to have the curtain clinging to your bits
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    vamp23 reacted to Forum Admin in Happy New Year!   
    On behalf of all of us at Bolsover Cruise Club we hope you’ve had an enjoyable Christmas. The forum continues to grow and we are looking forward to seeing even more informative and interesting topics throughout the year ahead.
     
    With that being said, it’s a shame that only 4 days into the New Year it has already become necessary for us to step in and issue a warning. We have received a number of reports about inappropriate comments made on several threads - this type of behaviour is damaging to our forum and is offending members who wish to be a part of a knowledgable and friendly community.    
     
    We would like to remind all members that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. This is our final warning and any member who continues to bring negativity towards others will be removed. The forum is monitored daily and we only step in when we feel it is absolutely necessary.
     
    Many thanks
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    vamp23 got a reaction from Nick in I'm on Duty this week   
    Well done Solent Richard for discarding the comments you are a valued and well travelled and friendly member of this forum I for one was wondering where you had gone as I always look forward to your cruise wisdom and photos . The one time you post something non cruise and get slated.  There are other areas of this forum where people are commenting on non cruise related things so why is this different ?
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    vamp23 reacted to RiverSong in Costa New Robotic Crew   
    I have just had a lovely cruise on board Azura, not long back and already craving another one.
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    vamp23 got a reaction from Nick in Im a Celebrity get me out of here   
    Caught up with the coming out show from Wednesday .  Loved it when Duncan came into his room and saw all the designer bags and said to his bit   "Done a bit of Xmas shopping have we " .
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    vamp23 got a reaction from Little Mermaid in It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas!   
    My Christmas begins when I finish work on the 22nd .  We will be out walking on Xmas Eve then family back to ours then the rest of xmas will be the usual house visits . The brother in law has bought that Hasbro game "Pie Face" .  Sounds messy !!
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    vamp23 reacted to cruise chef in Makeover or Refurb   
    I love that answer Vamp23 and I know what you mean. I may manage the 1st bit of your last sentence but it certainly wont be graceful!!!!!
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    vamp23 got a reaction from loz6 in Makeover or Refurb   
    I am an Eau Natural girl but if you saw some of the sights I see on a night out I would not call it cosmetic. Cosmetic surgery is a definite refurb and some of the people in magazines and tv reality shows should be taken out of service.  They are beautiful people and cannot understand why they do it to themselves.  I will grow old gracefully.!!
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    vamp23 got a reaction from Maddie3 in Christmas Poem   
    Love it well done .
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    vamp23 got a reaction from Dan in Never been on a cruise   
    For your first cruise I would recommend P&O . If you have older / teens maybe Royal Caribbean
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    vamp23 reacted in Nice Touch - Thank you Bolsover   
    This weekend just gone I celebrated a special birthday.
     
    Imagine my delight to receive in Saturday's post a really good quality personal birthday card from Bolsover Cruise Club. A really nice touch and much appreciated.
     
    The postman also delivered personalised cards from P&O and Hapag-Lloyd while I receive e-cards from Silversea and Cunard.
     
    Arn't birthdays fun.
     
    Thanks again Bolsover Cruise Club.
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    vamp23 got a reaction from cabin boy in Celebrity Cruises Evening Chic   
    That's a real shame never thought Celebrity would do this , very American
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    vamp23 got a reaction from sammy sun in Chaos at mayflower cruise terminal   
    Everyone has different opinions but it is only like going to a concert it states on your tickets doors open at 6pm would anyone try to get in before hand ? I think its a very good idea and P&O have listened to peoples comments about queuing .  We need to give it a try as its in the passengers best interests and also port staff
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    vamp23 got a reaction from katie_cruise in L1518 Balmoral's Iberian Cathedrals & Museums   
    We went on the Balmoral to the Canaries our son was 5 and we really enjoyed it. Initially my husband was shocked at the age of the passengers and we thought that they would make us feel uncomfortable as we had a child but was totally shocked at how much attention we got.  They got into conversations about their grandkids , they swam with my son in the pool helping him to swim, they played with him on the Nintendo Wii at ten pin bowling and even gave up their Suduko on their Nintendo DS to connect with him and play Mario Kart.  They were a great bunch of people, they commented on what a lovely well behaved boy he was and how good he looked in his suit.  The overall experience of Fred Olsen totally changed my views I have to say I thought the Lounge entertainment was good as more intimate and the Balmoral show group was better than P&O and even the food and service was better than P&O I even shed a few tears as didn't want to get off.  We even kept in contact with one of the waiters.  And to top it off you saw the Captain everynight and even when he was sat eating he always said hello to people. The staff treat you like individuals they remember your name and your cabin number and always went that extra mile. Would definitely go on Fred Olsen again and recommend it to anyone.
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    vamp23 got a reaction from sammy sun in Chaos at mayflower cruise terminal   
    Everyone has different opinions but it is only like going to a concert it states on your tickets doors open at 6pm would anyone try to get in before hand ? I think its a very good idea and P&O have listened to peoples comments about queuing .  We need to give it a try as its in the passengers best interests and also port staff
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    vamp23 got a reaction from sammy sun in Chaos at mayflower cruise terminal   
    Everyone has different opinions but it is only like going to a concert it states on your tickets doors open at 6pm would anyone try to get in before hand ? I think its a very good idea and P&O have listened to peoples comments about queuing .  We need to give it a try as its in the passengers best interests and also port staff
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    vamp23 reacted to Rum+Sun in Im a Celebrity get me out of here   
    Although Olly is very nice on the eyes
    & im sure the males out there dont mind Caroline.
    But i do agree, id much rather have an ANT & Dec sandwhich LOL!
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    vamp23 reacted to cruise chef in Chaos at mayflower cruise terminal   
    i WOULD REPEAT WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN POSTED ON A RECENT THREAD!
    As a nation we accept queuing as a norm, so a company make changes to try to help people out and they are pulled from pillar to post for doing this, It is down to the individuals to read our ticket and information supplied by our agents, if we dont then we are as gulity as the cruise company for making things worse.
    WHY cant people try to give this a chance to work rather than just turning up when they feel like it?
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    vamp23 got a reaction from RobBar in pre booked seats   
    I don't mind paying for Pre Booking seats but I feel when paying for Premium Seats you should not have to pay , it should be part of the perk
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    vamp23 reacted to Captain Kidd II in Im a Celebrity get me out of here   
    Trades Description is wrong. No celebrities to get out ...... Just a few odd bods we do not even know
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    vamp23 got a reaction from Captain Kidd II in Your best dish onboard   
    My favourite is Sindhu but Steak cooked on a Lava Rock in the Beach House on Azura/Britannia is amazing
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    vamp23 got a reaction from Nick in I'm on Duty this week   
    Well done Solent Richard for discarding the comments you are a valued and well travelled and friendly member of this forum I for one was wondering where you had gone as I always look forward to your cruise wisdom and photos . The one time you post something non cruise and get slated.  There are other areas of this forum where people are commenting on non cruise related things so why is this different ?
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