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  1. MeeMee

    First time trying Freedom Dining

    Well tried Freedom dining again on a Short cruise on Oriana this Month and what a difference, excellent service identical to club dining. Will definately stick to Freedom when we cruise as a couple.
  2. I Have been using Bolsover for a few years now and get a very personalised service. I have had the same cruise consultant throughout who knows myself and my family. She always responds in person to my emails and to any phone calls. Unless she is out of the office when collegues always pick up in her absence and check if I would like help at that point or wish to wait for my consultants return. I always feel confident she is getting what I want and not what they want to sell me. They have in my family a customer for as long as I am cruising.
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    Do You Put Weight On While Cruising?

    I remember the first cruise myself and my hubby went on, we both put on a stone each in two weeks, we couldn't believe it. needless to say now days we tend to be a little more careful but will generally put on about 4-6lbs on a cruise depending on the length of the cruise of course. I have found now quite alot of it seems to be water retention and is gone within the first two weeks back home.
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    Flam Railway And Biking

    Believe me doratheexployer on the way up on that Train I was seriously considering asking to come back down on the train I was so nervous I couldn't stop going to the loo. It was only my husband that pushed me on to do it and I am glad I did now.
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    Onboard Photographers - What's Your Opinions?

    Like lots of people we brought quite a few on our first few cruises and we still buy the occasional ones to mark particular events i.e. my granddaughters first cruise and when we had five generations on a cruise. The photographs represent quite good value when you compare them to having a professional photographer ashore so its a great way to mark landmark events experienced on a cruise. And the photographs we had took on board for my sons wedding and our renewal of vows were really fantastic the photographers did an exceptional job. However in saying all that I absolutely hate the photos being taken at the table at evening meal. Even though you can turn these down they are a real nuisance when you are disturbed mid flow and some can be very insistent. I remember on one occasion when myself and my family were on one cruise we had a table for 8 for us all and we saw the photographers coming round I checked with the family if they would like a photo (some were on their first cruise) and no one wanted one at the dinner table. When the photographer approached us I politely said no we wouldn't like a photo gesturing to the whole table, he then proceeded to approach another member of my family in quite an insistent way so I still politely reinforced that none of us would like a photo to which he replied "I am not talking to you". My son then said please don't talk to my mother like that. At this point the kind waiters intervened and basically moved them along, but we all felt really uncomfortable after that when they came around. I wish there was a way to have it noted that you don't want photos at the dinner table at the start of the cruise.
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    Dining!

    Our very first cruise we tried 1st sitting dining and really found it difficult to get ready in time especially on port days so we transferred to 2nd sitting and have been doing that ever since. More recently as my grand daughter and nephew have joined in the extended family cruises we have found second sitting ideal for getting the young ones settled into night nursery. Occasionally myself and my husband get to go on a cruise on our own (very rare now days) and we have always found it difficult to get a table for two on club dining so we decided to try Freedom on our very recent cruise on Arcadia. Whilst we loved the flexibility and the fact we got a table for two every night we didn't experience good standards of service and the whole event seemed to be rushed and this was on all but one night. Others have advised me on the forum that they haven't experienced this on Freedom so i will put it down to bad luck and probable try Freedom again on our next couple cruise. But I will stick to 2nd sitting club for cruising with our extended family as I feel this would suit us best overall.
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    First time trying Freedom Dining

    Hi Suetoo, I think we will stick to club dining second sitting when we cruise as an extended family I couldn't imagine trying to organise our group of 10 on a freedom dining basis but we will certainly try freedom dining again as a couple just to see if we were just unlucky as i think it worked well for us as a couple as we like to eat on our own on these rare cruises and it is much easier to get a table for two via Freedom dining.
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    First time trying Freedom Dining

    Oh yes and loved the new plated meal service.
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    First time trying Freedom Dining

    Must of been bad luck then, the waiters seemed to be in a real rush to get people in and out, not offering the cheese and biscuits, serving tea/Coffee whilst still eating desert, not clearing away plates before bringing next course, not topping up water, not giving the after dinner sweets etc. It did seem worse when dining after 8pm in freedom rather than when dining earlier. On a plus note loved lots of the features on Arcadia, cabins seemed very spacious, really liked the shower over the bath, loved the theater and the covered pool area stayed really warm great in not so good weather. And Bonus new headliner shows.
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    First time trying Freedom Dining

    philka have you dined previously in club dining and did you notice a difference between club and freedom?
  11. We have just come off Arcadia on Friday 15th August after a fantastic cruise to the Fjords, it was our first time on Arcadia having previously sailed on Aurora, Ventura, Azura and Oriana. It was also the first time we have tried Freedom dining. I have to say although we loved the option of dining at different times in reality we still dined roughly at 2nd sitting time (which is what we normally choose) and we also felt the quality of service was not as good? Have others who have experienced club dining and freedom found a drop in service standards or is this perculiar to Arcadia or were we just unlucky.
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    Centre Parcs - Woburn

    We have been to Sherwood Center Parcs for years now but we too have been tempted by a holiday at Woburn next year for my birthday we will see how it compares. i have noticed already from booking activities that it is more expensive than Sherwood.
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    Arcadia Cabin No: A171

    A171 was a lovely cabin, very large compared to other standard grade balcony cabins we have had on other ships. The only down side was the air conditioning which was so noisey (I purchased ear plugs on board). Later read this is a problem on Arcadia so presume this is not specific to the cabin. loved the rear view which was stunning in the Fjords.
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    Flam Railway And Biking

    Well I made it and it was an excellent option, went to the top and back down half way by train and then cycled the rest of the way I think they said 9KM of which 6KM was down hill and 3KM flat. A reasonable degree of health was required but you didn't need to be fit. The worst bit was the extremely uncomfortable saddle if I do this again I am packing a Gel Seat cover!!
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    Flam Railway And Biking

    Well I have gone ahead and booked this so hopefully I will be capable enough to manage it otherwise I will be pushing the bike down hill !!
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