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  2. Ikea Logistics

    Marella Dream drinks package

    can't see anything but there is an option to go all inclusive at 399.00 in addition to the cost of the cruise
  3. We booked a canaries cruise on Marella Dream in March. Does anyone know how much the drinks packages are . I can’t find anything on their website
  4. midhusband

    Marella drinks package

    We booked canaries cruise on Marella Dream this coming March.Our price doesn’t include a drinks package. Does anyone know how much it would be to purchase a drinks package
  5. Oldworldtraveller

    He Must be Mad

    He has received a life time ban from Royal Caribbean ships, not sure if this will extend to the rest of the RCI stable such as Azamara, Celebrity, Silversea and TUI.
  6. Davybe

    He Must be Mad

    Taken from another forum? https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kVLqM_1547737442 When the Village lets it idiot have a holiday? The Lad was lucky to live after this stupid stunt....Davybe
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  8. Jenjen

    Is The Bubble About To Burst

    We all need our holidays, I am sure the cruise will not burst, yes cruises have in some instance has gone up, but so have land base holidays, for two people, and are comparable we have been spoiled having more than one holiday a year, now maybe won’t have so many, just my opinion of cause.
  9. Pesky Pirate

    Is The Bubble About To Burst

    It might not depend on whether we can supply the demand but more on whether we have the spare cash depending on how our economy goes and the way cruise prices are increasing.
  10. Yorkshire rose

    Visa requirements for China

    Thank you for your help. I think I will go with P&O information- as they will be ‘looking after us’. Thanks again.
  11. cruise chef

    Is The Bubble About To Burst

    It seems that the bubble for UK cruise passengers hasn't burst yet as we see further announcements for new ships for Oceania, Regent & Virgin Voyages who will start bookings soon. Although I'm not sure our little island will be able to cope to supply the demand the cruise lines expect
  12. Davybe

    Is The Bubble About To Burst

    Worth reading this. https://www.bolsovercruiseclub.com/news/uk-cruise-industry-growth-continues-and-brexit-advice-for-cruise-passengers/ Looks like the bubble is not going to burst anytime soon...Davybe
  13. Davybe

    Is The Bubble About To Burst

    The older ships get recycled ,they seem to go down to the next cruise company often owned by the same group,Carnival ,RCI have many brands under their control. Then Companies high TUI buy up the older ships ,like Celebrities Century.? The More options and choices we have then we may get some better value for money cruises....Davybe
  14. Oldworldtraveller

    Is The Bubble About To Burst

    You make a good point Countrygirl but having a look at existing tonnage there are very few ships left that are ready for scrapping and the majority of orders are going to companies with modern fleets who just want to increase in size.
  15. Countrygirl

    Is The Bubble About To Burst

    How many old ships will be scrapped I wonder, so perhaps not so many new berths after all.
  16. Oldworldtraveller

    Is The Bubble About To Burst

    I have just read that up to and including 2027 there are 124 cruise ships on order that will equate to 268,736 berths. Assuming an average cruise length of 12 days that translates into finding another 8 million plus passengers!!! 🤔Personally I can't see it happening but it makes you think.
  17. Ikea Logistics

    Visa requirements for China

    Cruise passengers transiting in mainland China for less than 24 hours do not need a visa provided they have confirmed travel to a third country or region. Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin have a 144-hour visa exemption for transit passengers arriving or departing by sea or air and exiting to a third country. Foreign tourists arriving in Shanghai on a cruise ship can stay in China for up to 15 days without a visa provided they leave the country on the same cruise ship. Passengers must be travelling on tour groups (minimum two people) arranged by travel agencies that are registered in China and the companies must submit details of their groups to inspection authorities at least 24 hours before the ships arrive in Shanghai to be eligible. So I would say P&O are correct with the tours by us option Travel Agency are also correct as you can apply for the 144 hour visa exemption
  18. TrentAnn

    Brittania 7th April

    Thank you afcandrew, I'll be looking into your suggestions regarding Lisbon. Pastel de Nata sounds a very tempting option! for
  19. Has anyone cruised and had a stop in Shanghia.? I seem to be getting conflicting advice re visa’s. We are going with P&O next year and the information they have given is that if we are going off the ship with one of their tours they will sort it and we don’t need to apply for a visa. Travel agent says we have to apply for one and can get this online. Website says we have to apply in person as they need to have our fingerprints. We only have the one stop in China and won’t be leaving the Shanghai area. Any advice would be grateful.
  20. afcandrew

    Amsterdam Tourist tax?

    I can understand Bath & Edinburgh as they are two very popular tourist cities but Aberdeen?😲 They are obviously wanting to get everything they can out of the Oil Industry before the oil runs out 😁
  21. afcandrew

    Brittania 7th April

    Sistersue - Madeira - If you haven't visited before, I would suggest the Cable Car up to Monte and Toboggan/walk back into town. It is then a pleasant walk around town with lots of places for refreshment or lunch. This option assumes you have fairly good mobility and a head for heights 😁 La Palma is a very small town and doesn't take long to see so you might want to look at an excursion to the interior which is lovely. Lanzarote - Arrecife, the main town is not very inspiring so I would definitely suggest an excursion of some sort. As Trent Ann says above, the trip to Timanfaya to see the weird volcanic landscape is very interesting as are the Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes, which are very close together. TrentAnn - re Lisbon, two possible suggestions. 1) Get an ordinary tram from the top of the Main Praca out to Belem. Go into the Monument to the Navigators for a lovely river view and look down onto the fabulous Mosaic Tiled floor below; the almost adjacent Jeronimos Monastery and then a couple of hundred yards down toward the city centre, have refreshments in the Antiga Confeitaria de Belem - home of the delicious Pastel de Nata (custard tarts to die for!) or 2) Jump on the little Ferry boat across the river and then get on the local bus that takes you to the Statue of Christ, which you can ascend.
  22. Sistersue

    Brittania 7th April

    Thank you both for the replies most helpful and seem to be in line with our thinking so far about which we may do our own thing . Was thinking of doing the TukTuk in Lisbon hoping to get a better insight where the coaches cant go perhaps. Thanks again
  23. Davybe

    Wheelchair travelling

    Welcome to the forum Patacake😀. It is sometime since we visited Rome,with my Nephew who was a wheelchair user but he could get on and off the coach by himself? but things may have changed and it may be worth asking the cruise line if they use coach companies that can accommodate you? In the UK Eavesway have coaches with a lift platform to get you on and off? At a lot greater cost you can hire a private tour (Try Google) and some ports have a wheelchair accessible Van to get you from ship into town. Either way hope you enjoy the cruise.....Davybe
  24. Patacake

    Wheelchair travelling

    We are on a cruise which includes 2 stops in Italy, we would love to visit Rome and either Pisa or Florence but as a full time wheelchair user cannot get on coaches. Does anyone know if it is possible to use the trains or is car hire easy?
  25. TrentAnn

    Brittania 7th April

    I''m also on this cruise, having been to the Canaries on two previous cruises, I'm Interested to see suggestions other members come up with. Depending on your interests, most ports are easily accessible and taxis are in abundance. Madeira : Funchal is a pleasant and easy to walk around, with HoHo buses normally operating two routes. There's also the cable car which goes to Monte and the tropical gardens, you could always travel back down by toboggan. or maybe a visit the famous botanical gardens. I'm looking at taking a tuk tuk as JenJen as mentioned. LaPalma : Another easy walkable and less commercialised port. When I last visited there was a trolley bus operating, giving a whistle stop tour leaving plenty of free time to explore the town at leisure. Tenerife: I went on the ships excursion around the Island taking in the Orchid Gardens. Like you I'm looking for suggestions for this port. Gran Canaria : An easy walk around the town and then onto the sandy beach is a pleasant option. Having limited time and wanting to visit both Maspalomas and Puerto de Mogan I took the safe option choosing the ships excursion. Lanzarote: Full day excursion enabled me to visit Timanfaya national park (amazing landscape) Jameos del Agua (cave system) and Mirador del Rio (viewpoint & Cafe' embedded in cliff top). Lisbon: Suggestions please .... I took the HoHo bus but don't feel it did the City justice being stuck in traffic for most of the route. I also use the website www.whatsinport.com which provides information for most cruise ports. Hope you're able to use some of the ideas for your port days. Onboard port talks may also provide further options more to your liking. Whatever you choose .... enjoy.
  26. Jenjen

    Brittania 7th April

    I would say all your ports you can do. Your own thing sister sue Madera have a good hop on hop off bus, Grand Canaria nice walk through town, you get to the beach, Tenerife you dock in the town, lots to explore depends what you like to see, Lisbon easy walk into the centre, lots to see, try a tuck,tuck.Lanzorote you need the shuttle bus, the port is a way from anything interesting But as I said It depends what you like to do and see. Happy holiday, welcome to the forum, we all like different things, so others will say other things to do.
  27. Hi Never having been to this part of the world before we are calling at Maderia La Palma Teneriefe Gran Canaria Lanzarote Lisbon Can anyone advise which ports we can do our own thing and which if any we would definately be better taking an excursion. All advice appreciated Thanks Susan
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