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  1. So, with the Caribbean being one of the main places to visit at this time of year. I'm sure that this is pretty much what's on everyone's minds as well as mine? I'm booked on the transatlantic voyage to the Caribbean on Azura. My itinerary at the minute is: Southampton, Madeira, St. Maarten, Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados. I PRESUME St. Maarten and Dominica will be off the cards? So, my debate is if they cancel them ports of call and just replace with sea days, should i cancel the cruise? I doubt that P&O Cruises will do anything for me. I believe we won't see anything of Barb
  2. I’m just trying to research whether or not some cruise lines give people the chance to visit their ships for the day. I’ve read a few comments on here and on other sites where people have mentioned that they have “visited” ships before for a look around. Is this an option to do? If so can anyone offer any advice on which cruise lines do this? It would be great to be able to view a cruise line before actually booking just to see what it is like on board before spending a large sum of money.
  3. WOW Dubai, that's awesome! I think it'll do really well, P&O guests will like the fact they've chosen somewhere different plus, having the benefit of a british ship, like not paying over the odd's for drinks ect on-board. I quite like the idea!
  4. OOH how exciting, I'm going in May, I'd be keen to know the answers too! I’d like to do an open top bus; I wonder if this is possible?
  5. OMG!!!! Get me on this cruise? How long is the cruise? It's about time so young talent was on these ships a little more often.
  6. Loads of my friends always think I’m mad when I say I want to do a river cruise. They think it sounds boring and dull and they think it's for older people, but I love the sound of it and the ships look really nice too. I like the thought of being able to see lots of different places and to be right in the heart of ports without the need for shuttles or long transfers. Plus most of the river cruises you get the excursions included too which is a massive plus. Seeing sights and all the architecture in different places, that you wouldn't usually when doing a land based holiday or even an o
  7. My friends have just booked Britannia 25 November. Their is 3 of them, (2 adults & 1 child). They said they priced Clearview Balcony and Obstructed, and the difference was £700. I told them to see if they could get a photo of the obstruction, and its literally the top of a lifeboat stuck in front of their balcony, so it's not obstructing their view once stood up. Only if they were to look down! I just encourage people to not let the word 'Obstructed put you off!'
  8. Gosh, so I have just come back off a Caribbean cruise and wanted to get off my chest the experience I have had. Myself and my husband met quite a few couples that droned on about not ever would they book an obstructed view cabin. We booked in an obstructed cabin with our agent Bolsover Cruise Club and were so grateful for the advice we received from, the lady gave us the price difference between an Obstructed view and a Clearview, I think it was a difference of about £150pp!! which is quite a lot, well we thought so anyway! After some sound advice, the lady advised us to have a look
  9. I haven't sailed on Britannia only Azura. The reviews i have generally read, and the feedback from past travellers is that the britannia doesn't have any lifts apart from the middle of the ship. With the Britannia being a large ship i would find this quite irratating, and apparently the balconies are smaller if you are thinking of a balcony. Azura i can say is lovely, the outdoor space is very well laid out, very spread out, and seems to have a lot of space, the sea screen outside is pretty special too. Whatever you choose i'm sure you will have a fab time!
  10. I seem to be seeing everywhere that P&O Cruises have announced Adonia will be launching a new cruise programme for 2017 into 2018, my parents loved this ship, good to see a smaller ship back into the cruise market! What are people's thoughts on Adonia?
  11. I don't get it either Kerry304, I think it's so much nicer to look at too.
  12. Oh no, Why is everyone saying they don't like it? I think its now in the right Century!
  13. What about Azamara cruises? Or Seabourn Cruises? If you go in the Winter time, i think maybe Caribbean or something.
  14. That's brilliant thank you. Think we are going to book this and the sooner we can book the tickets we will. Well my husband will, as i will be staying onboard with the kiddies.
  15. I have just received an email from my TA about special themed cruises for 2017. My husband is very keen on doing this, but wondered how it worked if you are only in Monaco for just one day? Does this give you enough time to be involved? It would just make it so much easier to do it on a cruise, as we have 2 small children, so at least we could stay on-board, while my husband goes to watch the race? Would be grateful on peoples thought's on this!
  16. Hi guys, Yes this is true. On Bolsover's website, they have the itineraries on thier. Here is the link. http://www.bolsovercruiseclub.com/cruise-deals/cruise-line-deals/norwegian-jade-from-southampton-2017/
  17. It won't stop me going to New York either Cruise Chef, will support the citizens all the way. I don't believe it. My opinion is that people have just jumped on the band wagon after and are making money by all of these stories/conspiracies.
  18. Has anybody been watching all the documentaries recently on the T.V about the 9/11 attacks? There was the 'Falling Man' Saturday night I believe on More 4, and then the stories from the Firefighters, then last night the 'Truth & Lies of 9/11' I cannot honestly believe 15 Years has passed by, and it still feels so raw, and I cannot imagine the pain and heartache for those who lost loved ones on this day, and to see all the documentaries year after year about the tragic event. I have always always wanted to go to New York, from being a little girl, one day I will be able to visit the
  19. ahhhh this is so so sad Thoughts are with the families and loved ones.
  20. Hi Moswinner, ye i have just looked and can't see where it says that you disembark? I agree with Kerry304.
  21. This is my ultimate dream... Need to win the lottery, as i want to do everything possible in New York as well as sailing across on the Queen Mary.
  22. So I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity with my good old grandparents to have a look round the Ms Koningsdam. They are regular travellers with them and had an invite to go and visit the ship, and took me along too (more likely because they wanted me to drive them there ) My thoughts when we first saw the ship was that it was an average size, and looked to have a lot of balconies. We embarked on Deck 5 I believe, and the reception area is very nicely presented and is a very large space, with some stunning architecture around it. First thing my grandparents wanted to do
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