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Nimrod last won the day on October 28 2019

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  1. I'm still here but only just realised it was back in May that I last asked for information about a Christmas cruise booked on QV, which Dancing Queen was kind enough to give me some useful tips on. Can not believe, after having a very traumatic year with not only my own health but my daughter's too that my husband & I managed to get 12 of us on a short cruise in August to celebrate our Golden Wedding (only just, but that's another story) and now it's only 1month, 25days & 15 hours - not that I'm counting of course - till our Christmas cruise!!! I'm so sorry to hear Davybe that you
  2. Thank you so much Dancing Queen for the very detailed information, that was just what I needed and has put my mind at rest considerably. I love Christmas and usually I am the one organising Christmas with my family & grandchildren but since September last year my health has taken quite a battering and last Christmas was rather a "non event" despite everyone's best efforts so in view of this my husband booked this cruise for me. We did 70 days of the World Cruise and a Baltic Cruise on QV so know and love the ship ( in fact we have booked the same cabin as we had for the world cruise) an
  3. Seasoned cruiser but doing a Christmas cruise for the first time. We are booked on Cunards QV for the Canaries Christmas and New Year Celebrations 23 December - 6 January but can't find much info on what happens on the ship re Christmas that makes it a bit different and "Christmassy"? Understand the fireworks in Maderia on New Years Eve are pretty impressive so that will help to celebrate my 70th birthday which is on the 2nd January but am hoping that Christmas Day & Boxing Day won't be a damp squib!!?? Anyone out there done this cruise in previous years and can confirm that there will
  4. Had my first cruise in 1997 on Oriana when she was alongside Canberra in Cannes. It was Canberra's farewell cruise and we went onboard her and said goodbye. Now all these years, and many cruises later I am in a dilemma if I should book a trip on Oriana to say farewell to the ship that gave me such wonderful memories that I have been cruising ever since. After a bad cruise on Arcadia for the 175th I must admit I lost any loyalty I had for P&O and have not been on one of their ships since! Oh dear, should I try and re live those special moments that initially "gave me the cruise bug?" C
  5. Carol, have cruised twice on QV, 70 day portion of her World Cruise in 2013 and her Baltic cruise in 2014 both absolutely fantastic can not fault anything so am sure you will enjoy your celebrations, we love that ship. Kev 58 we will be boarding QM 2 in New York on Sunday 12 November this year, getting very close now, to sail Translantic to Southampton so will let you know when we return on the 19 November what we thought of her. We booked through Bolsover the pre cruise trip to Toronto, Niagara Falls (3 nights) Amtrak train from there to New York ( 2 nights) and sail home on QM 2. We fly out
  6. Thank you mitch and smtcan for your help. We will be flying into Toronto at about 9pm your time and am not sure if we will just be picked up from the airport and taken directly to our Hotel at Niagara? I would love to see Toronto as my late cousin lived there and in Ontario and the whole trip is a bit of a pilgrimage too. My husband loves ice hockey and would have liked to see a match ( Toronto Maple Leafs I think) but have no idea if this would be possible considering time and distance? Glad to hear Amtrak train staff are helpful as we are 70ish and although our son is coming with us to he
  7. Have just booked with Bolsover the Niagra Falls, Amtrak Train to New York and Translantic crossing on QM 2, November 7 to 19 th and would love any feedback from anyone who has done/ is doing this type of trip. Have inclusive helicopter trip over falls but nothing else organised. Have no knowledge at all of what to expect on the Amtrak train ( we should have been Buisness Class, but were told that was sold out so are Standard!) so any tips would be appreciated. Have been to New York on Queen Victoria but only for a day and just managed to get to Ground Zero, have two days this time so some "
  8. I agree a very good programme and it showed the ship in an excellent light and bought back fond memories of doing a similar cruise on Queen Victoria. I smiled over the laundry incident as the "Mutinies ' that seem to occur in all the ships that have laundry facilities would compete with Captain Bligh and the Bounty!!! Most enjoyable and I hope the rest of the series continues to be as good, looking forward to next week.
  9. Totally agree with your comments about Andrew Sachs, a lovely man. My Dad & I I met him at one of the Royal Garden Parties and he was so interested in my late dad's experiences as a Commando that we wandered round the grounds of Buckingham Palace talking and nearly missed our tea and the Queen!! I hope Jane McDonald does as good a series of programmes as she did last time, which although not totally perfect were certainly many, many times better than some of the other Cruise Type programmes we have been assaulted with before which show some cruise lines in a very bad light and do nothing
  10. We were on Navigator of the Seas on May 12th this year and totally agree with the comments made by Oldworldtraveller as we cannot fault the ship or the cruise. We are fairly "seasoned" cruisers and allthoigh RCI is not usually our company of choice when it is just my husband & I, this was organised by my son who is a great supporter of RCI having been on many of their ships. We had a family of five in the cabin next to us two girls and a boy, I would think the eldest girl to be about 11 or 12 and on the brief occasions we met outside in the corridors they seemed to be having a wonderful t
  11. Afternoon tea on Ciunard ships is just one more of those lovely traditions I would really hate to see disappear and makes the whole experience just a little bit more special. Although it is not something we do every day while on a cruise it is well worth sacrificing breakfast and/or lunch for. When we went ashore on our first day in Australia we had sailed and landed in a cyclone we tried to make the most of it despite hideous weather but how nice it was to come back to the ship and sit in the ballroom, although windswept and wet and be served a delicious afternoon tea while a excellent piani
  12. We have never registered a debit card and do not use or posess a credit card! We always take the currency used by the ship and load some onto our account at the first opportunity after boarding then top up as the cruise progresses. Obviously the ships do not advertise this but so far ( and we have been cruising since 1997 and our last cruise was two weeks ago) with RCI we have never had a problem even on our world cruise with Cunard. We do exactly the same with hotels, I agree they sometime raise an eyebrow when we say we don't use or trust credit cards but they have never yet refused our cash
  13. Do so agree with you. My husband & I are 20+ year ago cruisers too and share your sentiments that there is room for both. This Friday we are boarding a ship that would not necessarily be our ship of choice were we on our own, but it was organised by our son for my husbands 70th birthday, other people are involved, and our expectations are different. We intend to enjoy ourselves and am sure we will but for different reasons. At least at the moment we have that choice! Althoigh I am fully aware that soon we will all be in "Davy Jones Locker" and are such a "drain" on society trying t
  14. I agree totally with, what appears at this point, to be a majority in favour of keeping the dress codes and the formal nights. It is such a shame that the whole "Theatre" of cruising , travelling from place in a civilised manner, with the various themed nights such as Black & White Ball, Masquerade Ball, Hawaian /Island night ( which was certainly not formal) etc.,etc., has come down to certain people not wanting to follow a dress code for a fairly small number of nights in possibly a 14 day cruise while they eat!! I agree some of these "so called" Fine Dining establishments don't requ
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