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    Walking, Scotland, volunteering at the cruise ports, my dog, exploring
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    The one I'm cruising with next.
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    Buenos Aires
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  1. I've checked out this company and their page hasn't been updated since 2018. Are they still in business? Was your visit recent?
  2. In the UK Princess is doing 7 day cruises round the coast with 2/3 ports of call. Everybody taking part must be fully vaccinated
  3. Message me at tartanexile81 at outlook dot com. I'm not allowed to say here!
  4. I've got one up on another social media forum too!
  5. Don't do fly cruises but we are doing a Caribbean cruise from Southampton on Ventura on 3 Jan 2022. Until all the issues with the vaccine I was very positive about it but now I must admit I am concerned if it's going to happen.
  6. I miss drinking in the Glass House. Their champagne, Prosecco and Ice Peller Cuvee are great and best on ship - can't wait
  7. Thanks Bin man.What do `I need to type in to find it?
  8. Thanks Jan. I'll let you know how we get on but definitely very interested
  9. Lovely topic Ann and hope you’re both well. Was it the Baltic cruise we met in? We weren’t due to go to the Caribbean this year but doing a B2B on Iona. Little did we know what would happen to cruising when we arrived back on Ventura on March 17th last year! I love dressing up especially since I retired but when I first started cruising I wore outfits I’d bought for weddings and a couple of dresses from Mess Nights in the 80s 😬. Since then I’ve enjoyed blinging up and like other ladies here (and maybe some gents. What do I know 🤔🤔), I have lots of jewellery and sparkly shoes. It’s the only time I wear proper heels any more and cling on to my OH. 😂 Sadly all my outfits are hanging up in my wardrobe and hopefully I’ll need them next January on Ventura. I’m a keen planner but the prospect of not cruising or even if we do that we have to take P&O tours means I’ve given little thought to what we can do. However I was tempted by the great sales online and managed to snag a dress for half-price!
  10. Thanks for the speedy reply. Hopefully we'll meet you on it if we can get a cabin! So few cruises from the UK go to that area and we'd just love to do it
  11. Thank you for that information jantoby. I've recently been in touch with my travel agent enquiring about the Corinth Canal cruise in 2023 to celebrate our Ruby anniversary. Have they given you a date by which you have to say yay or nay?
  12. I love France and the French way of life but you certainly couldn't use the word gregarious to describe them as a nation. Individually though I've met many lovely friendly people and I've spent holidays from Boulogne to Frejus and everywhere East and West. Thank you for the reminder about Guadeloupe Solent Richard. We used Mirva as our guide when we went maybe 3 years ago and she was very good although 4 of us in her little car got a bit tight. the set-up at the church (AKA police station) is new compared to our visit. I'm also hoping to go back to Guadeloupe in January 2022 on Ventura. It's one of my favourite islands because it's so non-touristy unlike money-grabbing, Americanised islands like St Maarten. Sorry to those who love it but each to their own!! The first time I went I explored the great markets in Pointe-a-Pitre then four of us grabbed a taxi to beautiful St Anne. On the way our driver took us to lots of interesting picturesque places. Granted he only spoke French and I'm lucky that my French is quite decent. The next time four of us did a tour with an English speaking guide Merva and it included the rain forest, the coastline, sulphur flats, Deshaies village where DiP is filmed, some of the beaches they use including the one where the shack is (which is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been on) and the hotel used in the film. The Western half of the 'butterfly' is definitely more beautiful that the Eastern side which has its own charm. It's definitely one of those islands where a private tour beats P&O excursions hands down. I can't wait to see it all again. I'just hoping if cruising restarts we'll all have to do P&O tours
  13. There will be a Bank holiday in England and Wales on the last Monday in May which is 30th. so things will be busy on the Friday night. Traffic will be really bad on the Friday as it is a popular time for families to go on holiday
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