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    UK
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    Cruising!!, reading, television
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Cunard
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Anywhere I can afford

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  1. Off topic but curious. Does Cruise Critic have the power to block and then 'throw off' an individual and if so is that person given any warning? How do they decide what to do? Is it as a result of complaints from others?
  2. I am prepared to admit that in my naivety I assumed cruises to South America had a very short season of about 3 months, I now realise I was wrong so: When would you say is the best time to cruise and does the timescale change if we were to add on a 'cruise by' of Antarctica? Thanks in advance
  3. As reported in the UK press this morning. I will make no further comment on such an awful tragedy. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/family-of-toddler-who-fell-150ft-to-her-death-from-royal-caribbean-ship-share-photo-of-the-open-window-she-fell-through-after-being-propped-up-against-it-by-her-grandfather-as-they-blame-cruise-liner-for-her-death/ar-AAE5v45?ocid=spartandhp
  4. Thanks everyone (I think!) for your comments. As I said DH is very new to the injecting of insulin and neither of us is sure how best to handle it. It's been something of a learning curve.
  5. So he should inject himself in a public toilet where hygiene could possibly be compromised? Is it not permissible for him to do it very discreetly at the table? He's not intending to make a song and dance about it ie, Look at me, I'm a diabetic who injects himself. Do you want to watch?
  6. I'm from the UK and although I've been very fortunate to have done 2 land tours of Australia and 2 cruises, one of which went to New Zealand, we have always had to fly there and back. Horrendously long flights but we've usually included stopovers both ways. Hope you find what you are looking for. Australia is something special.
  7. He usually injects in the kitchen just as I'm dishing up. The problem is (and bear with us as this is new) that I think he's supposed to inject just before eating so on that basis if he did it before leaving the cabin it could be a little while before he actually started eating. I don't mean to hijack this thread and will probably ask for professional advice once we start cruising again. I was just curious if he would fall under the heading of an 'awful table mate!!!!
  8. Slightly tedious, but check on cruisetimetables.com to see which cruise lines do what you want and when and then 'hop over' to the relevant forum here and ask your questions.
  9. Did someone really complain about checking blood sugar and injecting insulin whilst at the table? I must have missed that. Could someone tell me what the protocol is if you have to do the above? DH has just started on insulin but we haven't cruised since then.
  10. Two young women sitting by the pool. Whilst one of them was busy flossing her teeth her companion was applying sun cream to her back. On an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef an elderly German couple decided to get changed out of their swimming gear in full view of everyone. Trust me, it was not a pretty sight. 'shudder'
  11. A little thought and it can be done. A dark suit, white shirt and (bow) tie plus 1 pair of 'proper' shoes. Suit jacket would double as a stand alone jacket and the trousers again stand alone. So you have the potential for 3 outfits from one suit. Dressing up (on Cunard) is half the fun. Definitely adds something to the atmosphere.
  12. How interesting. Don't know where the survey came from, it was a straightforward article on my computer (not your regular clickbait). Hope it brought a smile on your face (sorry!)
  13. Clearly this rather upset gentleman thinks NCL did it deliberately!!!! https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2676746-does-the-media-hate-cruising/
  14. Following on from an earlier post of mine here is another one about the technical problem which has affected the Norwegian Pearl. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/retiree-devastated-after-norwegian-pearl-17447647 I accept that he and his family were upset but I just love the phrase 'Companies should not do things like that to people'!!! Did he think NCL deliberately sabotaged one of their ships? And how about this statement 'why was NCL not able to organise a replacement ship or fix the mechanical problem'?!! I make no further comment.
  15. One of the first things we do once we are on board is to get some orange juice and drown the Pol Acker in it. And I mean drown it; by then it is just about drinkable 🤣🤣
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