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  1. Our first cruise was QM2, I researched the dress code before. Bought a few nice dresses, some from ebay. Got my 17 year son a really nice evening suit from a charity shop. He looked amazing 😊. Bought my 14 year old his first suit from M@S. We had a ball
  2. Thanks for a great review, interesting to see what happens on the presidents cruise. Laura always looks very elegant. Bet Bella is happy you are home, our dog goes nuts when we get back from a trip away
  3. Thank you for a great review Norris, I really enjoyed it. We are on our first Celebrity ship in June, Silhouette to Norway too so found it especially interesting. Though hope we have better weather. We spoke to someone on our last cruise who said his June Norway cruise had thick fog but I guess that's the luck of the draw. Will definately search out your next review though we have no plans at moment to try Princess cruises. Thanks again for taking the time to do the review. London is only 35 miles from us and our son lives in Streatham but we don't go up to Central London nearly enough
  4. Pretty certain Americans don't need a visa for Dubai. From Europe its a fairly easy flight to get some winter sun and the prices are very cheap at moment
  5. NO, 'they' may enjoying the perk of a nice lounge, thinking Independence or Jewel. A few pre dinner snacks, and a couple of drinks before going into dinner. Plus sometimes enjoyable conversation with fellow passengers. We usually have two or at most three drinks, and then occasionally pick up a couple of bottles of water for our free 3 drinks. As someone else posted, earned one point at a time, one or two cruises a year. Its one of the reasons why we look at RC first, though we are also price and itinerary driven and obviously enjoy their product
  6. Is she still in Europe? Think that's the week of UK half term holidays so may be a lot of families on board
  7. We were just down the coast from you today, in Bournemouth, the weather was wonderful. Though we live in the south of England and drive to that coast regularly I had never heard of the Butser Ancient Farm. It sounds very interesting and will definately visit one day. Thanks Sue
  8. Each to their own, but if parents are taking children out of school because it is cheaper in term time then I can only say from personal experience, my favourite ever family holidays when the kids were small were cheap-ish caravan holidays on the continent during the school holidays. The kids loved them and they played happily with children from all over Europe. Loads of freedom and the beaches in France are great.
  9. Wow, you had a busy year. Looking forward to your review. Jewel is my favourite ship
  10. Indy has a very nice diamond lounge with an outside area overlooking the sports Court. Have not cruised on Navigator as Diamond so do not know what their lounge is like. Indy also had very good shows on our recent Med cruise
  11. I also liked the hams and cheeses along with different breads, toast and preserves etc. Fresh coffee and juice was nice too. Though if on a ship with solarium bistro that would be just as nice and wider choice. Congratulations on reaching diamond!
  12. I work for an airline and our flights to and from Japan have been cancelled tomorrow and next day
  13. My hubby's favourite. The only place in UK you can get it is the Canadian pub in Covent Garden in London
  14. On Indi DL it is very nice continental, lovely breads, pastries, selection of cut and whole fruits, smoked salmon, toast and preserves, ham and cheeses. Plus the freshly made coffee and juices. There is also the outside area which is lovely to sit out. For lunch they also have a selection of sandwiches etc
  15. I was on it yesterday, so yes it is open. It was available to book on the planner beforehand
  16. Looking forward to your review, our good friends also from UK are on this cruise. Their first one, so we hope they get bitten by the cruising bug!
  17. Think the thing was he was there for 10 minutes before the end of HH, waiting to be served. Maybe there should be an override at barmens discretion when he knows the customer was waiting before the end of HH
  18. Not wanting to sound ageist but having done only one cruise leaving Southampton we were surprised at the very much higher age of a lot of passengers, so many in mobility scooters. Good for them still enjoying cruises. We are on our second cruise ex Southampton soon so interesting to see if its the norm
  19. They were offering 50% discount on Jewel last February. They came around the MDR with the offer for the next evening. We really enjoyed it but don't think I would of paid full price.
  20. I presume these offers are only available in USA/Canada? Does anyone know if they have any thing like this on other sales markets like the UK?
  21. Here in UK I just purchased it for £36.80. It comes with four cokes, so hoping to get 8 drinks out of it, so around £4.60 a drink. Not sure if it's a deal or not but first time I've seen it offered on a cruise that we are on.
  22. I got fed up ticking one box to be billed in dollars and get my bank to change to £'s and finding out they were always doing the conversion themselves at a worse rate. Not a whole lot of difference but it was the principle that was important. 😁Now we just put down $500 in cash on first day or so and cash out around 10pm on last day, believe it or not the queue isn't normally that bad. Also don't like coming home to a big credit card bill.
  23. I've seen basic language class but think they are run by a ship crew member and just gives a few phrases and words to get by. Usually the language of the country the ship is sailing too. For instance. Spanish if next port is Malaga
  24. We sailed on her in June of this year and thought it was a fab cruise. Yes she is an older lady now and maybe a bit knocked around the edges but we loved the cruise. Interesting ports, good entertainment, fab DL and food was pretty good too
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