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  2. sinbad10

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    Same in many cities around the world including the UK.
  3. Davybe

    Britannia Serenity Pool

    Found this on You tube
  4. Davybe

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    We were quite surprised how Lisbon had gone down over the years, our last visit March/April we saw rough sleepers, more shops closed and beggars, one getting really abusive when we would give her no money? sign of the times I guess....Davybe
  5. RayO

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    Thanks for the heads up, but I'm pretty clued on this stuff (though not complacent by any means) having had incidents in Florence, Barcelona, Istanbul and a couple of other places. Nobody's got anything yet. My usual approach is keep it close and keep it covered. I wear a bumbag, for convenience and as a diversion, but my money and card (only ever one) is in a lanyard around my neck under my shirt. Fingers crossed this will continue to work for me. RayO
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  7. 2torts

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    Take care on the Metro RayO. When we tried it three people, one of whom was allegedly blind, bumped into my husband as they got off the train. When we got on he discovered that his bumbag had been unzipped & his wallet had gone from underneath his sunglasses. It was very skilfully done but has tainted Lisbon for me ever since.
  8. Jenjen

    Jordan Visa Requirements

    We went to Jordan from Taba in Egypt, we had Togo to the border, and get a visa, which was free, did The Pink city, in Petra, on return to go back into Taba, our visa was cancelled.
  9. Jenjen

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    Love Lisbon, so easy to walk into the centre, quicker than the shuttle bus, as lots of heavy traffic just walk along the road by the terminal, then cross over into the square. very good for shoe shopping! Have a great time.
  10. RayO

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    Walking is my preferred way and I am not super fit by any means. I will be there on September 30th, but this time I'll be giving the Metro a go as I want to get to the Sao Sebastiao (El Corte Ingles is also up there) area for the view down over the city. This guide https://lisbonlisboaportugal.com/lisbon-transport/Lisbon-metro-guide.html makes it look straightforward to use and there is a station on the right line opposite the cruise terminal, Terreiro do Paco or Santa Apolonia further along the waterfront. I suppose this is the sort of thing you look to do after visiting Lisbon a number of times. RayO
  11. afcandrew

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    According to the Port of Lisbon website, you will be berthed at the Jardim do Tabaco (aka Tobacco Quay), which is by the new Cruise Terminal as pictured by Davybe above. From memory I would say it is no more than about 10 minutes walk (I am fully mobile but no Olympic Athlete 😁) to Praca do Comercio, the huge square that forms the very southern end of the city centre. Of course, it depends what you want to do/see in the city as to where you want to be but there is a Tourist Office on the square and many buses/trams cross the north side of the square. Like many cities, traffic can be a pain so it is sometimes quicker to walk than get the shuttle if you are reasonably mobile. The city centre is reasonably compact but there are also several tourist attractions in Belem for which you would need public transport/taxi/HOHO to reach.
  12. afcandrew

    Jordan Visa Requirements

    Sounds ideal for you considering the circumstances David. Not that I have been on any but it does seem that the 'luxury' cruise lines operate mostly port intensive itineraries. I think I might end up one day doing a land-based holiday to Jordan as most cruises only allow a day for Petra and no-where else. It looks as though Jordan has a number of interesting places to see. The other option for me would be a cruise calling in at Aqaba and Israel for Jerusalem. I'm not religious but feel that is somewhere else I want to have on my wish-list.
  13. towny44

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    Even when docked at the new terminal which is walking distance to the main pedestrian street, that also houses the Santa Justa lift, P&O normally have shuttles that take you to Restauradores square, which is the centre of the tourist shopping and cafe area, and fairly close to the Santa Justa lift.
  14. Davybe

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    As Sinbad says a short walk into the city centre , if P@O have shuttles on and your not getting them for free ,then look at a taxi ,we use taxis when we are with Celebrity as they are cheaper than the shuttle. The town centre to the ship can cost between 5.5e unto 8e depending on the traffic, plenty of shops in the new terminal building which takes you round the houses to get on and off the ship depending on where they berth....Davybe Stock picture of new terminal . This
  15. sinbad10

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    The last time we docked in Lisbon it was at a new terminal just north of the big square and pedestrianised shopping area and was a short walk along the front.
  16. Hi all, We're off on a cruise next week that docks in Lisbon. I'm struggling to find out where the ship will dock, and where this dock is in relation to the city centre. Does anyone know? If it helps we're on the P&O Britannia (cruise B927), arriving in Lisbon on Friday 4th October. Many thanks,
  17. BanburyBlue

    Britannia Serenity Pool

    Thanks
  18. DavidH

    Jordan Visa Requirements

    Hi Andrew, We board in Naples, not leaving until 23.00hrs. Given that we're due to land around 10.00am, we should get to spend some decent time in the City itself (not our first visit). We then have some two and a half days at sea before entering the Suez Canal, the transit scheduled to take some 16/17hrs. Another sea day before arriving in Aqaba. After that, it's 5 more sea days before disembarking in Dubai. 14 nights all told. Our two most recent cruises, one with Azamara and an Emerald Waterways river cruise, were so port intensive we arrived home feeling the need for a rest. Hence the attraction of this Marella trip, with a couple of "Bucket List" attractions (Suez transit and Jordan visit) thrown in. Fingers crossed for safe passage through the Straits of Hormuz!! By the way, TUI's advice is to "contact the relevant Consulate or Embassy" re Visa requirements - not particularly helpful. DavidH
  19. afcandrew

    Jordan Visa Requirements

    Hi David, That sounds great - Petra is on my wish-list! Probably best to check with the cruise line. I have just looked on the website of a small tour operator I have used that also provides holidays in Jordan and they say that they provide a free visa if you are staying 3 nights or more... Where else does your cruise stop at? Andrew
  20. DavidH

    Jordan Visa Requirements

    My wife and I are looking forward to a re-positioning cruise in November which gives us 2 full days in Aqaba, Jordan. We have already organised an independent 2 day Private Tour to take in Petra (including an overnight stay) and Wadi Rum. I understand that a Visa is required in order to visit Jordan but have just read that this is provided free of charge to cruise ship passengers on arrival in the country. Are any Forum members able to confirm (or otherwise) that this is the case from recent experience? DavidH
  21. Hi Andrew, Excellent review, thank you. And so pleased to read your obvious enjoyment of the trip. Reminded Wendy and I of our Alaskan voyage with Princess some year's ago, which was also very enjoyable, albeit in reverse order to your journey. Best regards from us both, DavidH
  22. Have a great holiday you deserve itπŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
  23. ok bag to be collected tommorrow 18th between 7 and 11. final checks done and it weighs in at 22kg , under the limit so were good to go.
  24. afcandrew

    New to forum

    I cruised on QE in 2016, which was the first time I had been back on Cunard since my first cruise on QE2 in 1995! Thoroughly enjoyed a round-Britain on her and thought the service & standard of food was very reminiscent of P&O in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Sadly, drinks prices on all American Lines are much, much higher than those based in the UK. My main gripe with Cunard is that they constantly talk about their British Heritage when everything is geared to American tastes. Nothing wrong with American tastes but just cut the spouting about your British Heritage...
  25. Davybe

    New to forum

    We found QE a very nice ship overall ,but as you say drink prices through the roof , but then again they are the same with the premium lines....Davybe
  26. Thanks for taking the time to write this fantastic revue ,I really did enjoy reading it....Davybe
  27. HLM

    New to forum

    Hi Harpers, glad you enjoyed your recent cruise. You're not alone regarding drink prices this appears to be the main gripe with many Cunard cruisers. HLM.
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