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  1. My wife and I are 30 and 36. We are thinking of going on either the Britannia, Reflection or Carnival Magic in November which will be out of holidays. Does anyone know the average age and the sort of entertainment it would be aimed at. My parents went on the Britannia at xmas and they said it felt the ship basically closed down at 10:30pm, but wondered if this may just be a one off.
  2. My wife and I are 30 and 36. We are thinking of going on either the Britannia, Reflection or Carnival Magic in November which will be out of holidays. Does anyone know the average age and the sort of entertainment it would be aimed at. My parents went on the Britannia at xmas and they said it felt the ship basically closed down at 10:30pm, but wondered if this may just be a one off.
  3. Every cruise I've been on I just auto pay the tips. I'd like to tip on my next one as I go along and at the end with the steward. Can you wait a few days or at the end to tell the front desk? I think I may see how the first few days are before I remove them... I'm also worried if the steward knows he/she may not clean my room as well as they may think I'm not tipping at all, as I'll give the tip when I leave. I'd rather see the person and thank them personally like anywhere I go. Any advice?
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    Britannia or Azura?

    Thanks for the advice. I don't think the balcony is worth the big jump in price. The large inside at OB grade is a good price. I'm tempted by that. We are going on the 10th of November, I'm a bit worried that the entertainment maybe aimed at 65+ due to the time of year, I went on the Oceana Riviera which was aimed at an older crowd and I didn't like that. I've seen a few cruises with Celebrity - Reflection, eclipse and equinox which also interest me... ah, first world problems!
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    Britannia or Azura?

    Hi I have finally narrowed my search down to 2 ships. They both have great itineraries, just the Azura has better reviews. Which would you choose? I know people have different standards etc, a few months ago we backpacked China staying in hostels and hotels, but we also cruise, so we are not ridiculously fussy about things, the main thing for me is that the room is quiet and the food is decent, I guess anything will be a higher standard than that!. Both are a similar price, the Azura a slight jump in price. I can get an inside Cabin at a good price on both, a balcony on each is £820 more on the total, would you pay the £820 extra for a balcony? I had a balcony on the Riviera, it was too hot in the day to sit on, morning and early evening was nice for an hour or so, so I am thinking would I really get the use out of it. Looking forward to the comments and hopefully finally nailing down a cruise.
  6. Hi, I am looking to book on the Britannia for the 10th November this year around the caribbean. The 2 prices for each cabin are £250pp different, either a Early Saver and Select Fare. I understand that you know your deck and cabin number beforehand and also get some spends too, but are the Early Saver a big risk? I do not want to be by any kitchens as I have read some people have been awaken by pots and pans and hearing a nightclub or show from their room when they are trying to sleep. I am not too bothered about the location compared to the places to eat etc, it is more how peaceful it is. Does anyone have any advice which deck and grade is a good option (if I did end up picking)? The price for an inside PD grade is £1349 early saver, the select is £1599, which ends up being £500 more for 2 of us. I am tempted to risk a balcony at the early saver at £1799, than pay £1599 for an inside, but I could end up on a loud deck, I have heard Deck A is too close to the pool. The select fare gives you £450 onboard spends, as my wife and I do not drink alcohol, this may not be needed. Anyone got any good advice?
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