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  1. multicruiser

    Anyone Going On Favolosa To Buenos Aires 25Th Nov ?

    LOL! Enough said then Harvey. On our very recent MSC cruise to South Africa it was predominantly English. I don't think I will mind - at least I won't be able to understand the *moaners!* or the *guess how little I paid for my cruise* people if they are all italian or Spanish! In Savona now - just back from sunny South Africa this morning. From sunshine and blue sky to heavy rain and grey sky.
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    Msc All Inclusive Drinks Packages

    Just returned from a fantastic cruise on the Opera Just want to say - it is a total no brainer NOT to buy the Alegrissimo!! Even if you dont drink alcohol - the price of MSC beverages are ridiculously high We enjoyed fresh squeezed orange juice, diet sodas, coffees and teas in nice surroundings as well as lots of proseccos and wines. Oh and the ice cream was delicious!! FANTASTIC deal !!!
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    Anyone Going On Favolosa To Buenos Aires 25Th Nov ?

    Guess thats a no then!!
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    Dining On Cunard

    Great information Is there a cover charge for the pub lunch? Thanks
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    Just Booked Queen Elizabeth Xmas Cruise!

    We have been wondering which Xmas cruise to go on for for some time now and finally booked Mediterranean Celebration 14 nts. This will be our first time with Cunard - we have cruised with p&O for the last 4 Christmasses - and even more New Years. Anyone else going? Again I was impressed with the efficiency and friendliness of the Bolsover staff.
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    Ongoing Cuts And Reduction In Services On P&o

    What's changed Standard of food in MDR Every formal night menu used to be really special and the black and white ball night had special napkins like shirt and tie on tables. Ladies also got a flower There used to be 1 seafood buffet in the unused MDR at lunchtime - it was a fantastic display Canapes at captains party - lucky to see a vol au vent flash past nowadays Gold lunch food was like the speciality restaurant food - on our last cruise it was the same fare as MDR (Caribbean level) Entertainment - this has gone quite a way downhill with 3rd rate comedians and pretend Elton Johns etc Staff - the cabin stewards are given far more cabins to clean now - youcan see how rushed they are now Wine waiters are fewer in numbers too and you can wait a while to get your wine poured at dinner. There are lots more little things, but thats all I can think of at the moment I still like P&O cruises - their prices for drinks ec on board are very reasonable and they dont have a service charge. Very affordable,comfortable cruising.
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    Msc Opera

    Yes - I think it was. So long ago now, I've forgot what we are doing! Going to post Office tomorrow for international drivers permit - the South African Police have stopped us a few times and are fond of seeing this piece of paper. It will be good if your hotel holds on to the luggage. We will just be wearing our little car that we hire - we will have to put one case in the back and one in the boot! Look forward to meeting you onboard Opera Not long now!
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    Ongoing Cuts And Reduction In Services On P&o

    We have cruised P&O for 12 yrs and notice a lot of changes for the worse. We would rather pay a bit more and have a better cruise experience instead if 2nd class entertainment and catering. We went on a Celebrity cruise 2 yrs ago and couldn't believe how much higher their standards were. Now we are trying MSC and Costa due to really cheap prices. Not expecting much, but determined to enjoy different ports and new experiences .
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    Msc All Inclusive Drinks Packages

    We have booked the Alegrissimo package for our 17 nt cruise from Genoa to Cape Town It makes sense to buy it - you only have to buy a few drinks - coffees - ice creams and you win! No 15 percent sevice charge if you book before you go.
  10. I am going on this 20 nt cruise to BA from Savona. I've been on the cruisecritic forum looking for fellow passengers but there doesn't seem to be many British. Lots of sea days so just hoping the seas will be kind to us.
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    Msc Opera

    The luggage thing is a problem for us too We are hiring from Argus. We will get a taxi to their downtown office when we disembark. Maybe you should base yourselves in Franshoek or Stellenbosch then you could do trips every day? 2 great places to stay and accomodation might be quite reasonable for the 4 of you if you get a cottage So many day trips you could do from there Heres a splendid place in Franshoek we stayed in a couple of years ago - http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g469391-d1931864-r85988104-Reeden_Lodge-Franschhoek_Western_Cape.html
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    Msc Opera

    Hi there! I am on the Opera on the 25th! We(me and my husband) are flying to Genoa on Wednesday for 2 days pre cruise. We have been to CT 3 times now so when we arrive there we are hiring a car and driving around the Garden Route for 10 days The best bit about CT is the waterfront area and going up the mountain for spectacular views I dont know how long youre staying there but if more than a couple of days you should hire a car or take a trip out of the city There is some spectacular scenery to be seen