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silversurf1

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    Bucks UK
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    P and O

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  1. We have 4 medical conditions between us, one of them quite serious, but not terminal. I also use a wheelchair as I cannot stand or walk for more than a few minutes. we recently went on a seven night Spirit of Discovery cruise to Norway where our conditions were covered. If we had booked with another cruise line and paid for a Saga insurance separately it would have cost just under £200. Quite a saving!
  2. Thank you so much for this blog Cinnamon. We are on this cruise too so I will be interested to see how your impressions compare to ours. We have taken a few cruises, but nowhere near your impressive 40+. This will be our first saga cruise although we have had many excellent tours with Saga, both long and short haul. Prefer to tour to places with an entirely different culture to ours, but medical issues no longer allow this. I cruised to Norway a few years ago with my late friend and thought the scenery spectacular, so really looking forward to seeing it again with my partner and on such a beautiful new small ship. Will look out for you on board.
  3. We went to Bruges a few year ago on a P and O excursion. I was a very slow walker (use a wheelchair now). We had free time at the end then met with our guide to walk back to the coach park. I was tired and very slow by then. Guide and the rest of the party rushed ahead, it isn’t a straightforward route. My partner had to run ahead and stop the coach as they were about to leave. Guide hadn’t checked all the passengers were there. I was very upset. So tell your wife to find alternative transport. Boat Trip is lovely.
  4. Just phoned Saga on unrelated matter and queried the opening time of 9.30 pm, shown in our cruise booklet. This is a mistake. The opening hours are the same as the other speciality restaurants.
  5. Glad you got correct information in the end.
  6. You have to declare if you are awaiting treatments or do not have a diagnosis.
  7. Marco Polo is a Cruise and Martime ship, not Saga. you may have booked it as a Saga partner cruise.
  8. You have had replies to most of your questions. Alcohol pack in hand luggage, cases are at risk of breakages. Excursions, can’t help with La Palma. La Coruna, a local company called Hercules Tours do a good morning coach tour with several stops, cheap price too; they pick you up at the dock gates. Or it’s a pleasant town to walk on your own. Madeira is easy. Take shuttle bus to centre and just wander. The cable car is fun and near centre.
  9. Has anyone noticed that Saga ships don’t appear on any of the port websites or Cruisecal? I wonder if this is because it is a small cruise line with only two ships.
  10. Someone on our dinner table referred to the buffet as ‘The Transport Caff’
  11. How do P and O cook their poached eggs? On the last cruise ours were small but delicious and very fresh. I am convinced that they have a chicken coop in the bowels of the ship. The eggs benedict were particularly good.
  12. Thank you for your replies. Very helpful.
  13. We are booked for 7 nights on Spirit of Discovery in September and can find no information on dress codes. Do Saga have formal nights? We have really enjoyed them on other cruise lines and are hoping for at least two on our forthcoming cruise.
  14. There are a lot of people, including children, with special needs on P and O and the crew are very used to this and helpful.. Have a great time.
  15. Superb cruise, such interesting places. My favourite was The Faroes, beautiful and peaceful. was pleased to meet MrsTex and happytravellerUK. Did you manage to get some accessible tours. Our Busybus tour in Scotland was excellent. Thought the food was much better than the last time we were on Ventura and the group Graffiti were brilliant.
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