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    Where is everyone

    Sorry to hear that Davybe, I wish you every luck for the future and long may you be able to cruise. Friend of ours has just returned from a cruise with Cunard and was not impressed. Last week I had 7 days aboard Hebridean Princess and that is a ship you don't hear much about, but without, a doubt it is the best food and service I have ever had on a ship anywhere. Sunday it is off to AMA Waterways on their new ship Magna. Should be interesting as it has some new concepts to it apart from being nearly double the width of other river craft. Has anyone been on it already as I would be interested to hear their views.
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    Guaranteed Cabin "Worth booking"

    It gave me 'Black' status. Which ship are you referring to. The Diamond Lounges for example on Anthem and Ovation are quite large.
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    Guaranteed Cabin "Worth booking"

    That's interesting as Elite on Celebrity and Diamond on RCI are interchangeable. As a Diamond member of Crown and Anchor Club on RCI you get the Diamond Club from 5pm -8pm each evening and it can run even later, the drinks menu is certainly not limited and neither are the available snacks.
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    I think we should remember that Cunard is an American company and everything is in $dollars. As the £GBP has gone down so it has made drinks and everything else on board more expensive. I can remember when my uncle came over from The States in the 50's there were 3 $dollars to 1 £GBP, what went wrong 🤔
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    single cruisers turned over again

    The single supplement does at times seem unfair but it is based on the premise that the cabin will have double occupancy and of course the 'Bean Counters' have also worked out the approximate spend per passenger. However it's not the same with all cruise lines if you are prepared to come away from your favourite and try something different. Over the last year there have been many deals with no single supplement by various cruise lines. A reputable agent such as Bolsover will be able to see what is available. Fred Olsen have had a lot of deals and in my humble opinion offer an excellent cruise experience and sail from various ports in the UK for those that don't want to fly. www.fredolsencruises.com/singles-cruise-deals
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    Where is everyone

    Hi HLM, Didn't mean to start a controversial discussion but just point out, that not just when he went, but also several others, the forum went quiet and has remained so. It seems the only time there is a flurry of activity now is when something controversial comes up. This has the knock on effect that when new members come to the forum and see that its been virtually inactive for days on end they go somewhere else. Such is the problem of a forum that only deals in one specific subject. Many people I know who used to spend time on forums now spend time following various bloggers on their Facebook and Twitter pages, they frequent the Facebook pages of their favourite cruise lines as they receive more interaction from their fellow travellers. We live in changing times. OWT
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    Where is everyone

    Have been away on trips and like others of my age, spending time receiving hospital treatment, but most of the time when I have looked in many of the posts were all about P&O, in fact when I look at 'Unread Content 11 are about P&O which personally does not interest me. Many of the old regulars have gone elsewhere, this seems to happen with all forums. Some seem to go when Solent Richard and a couple of others departed whilst others went when the forum changed its layout. As always, just my opinion.
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    Jordan Visa Requirements

    Have been into Aqaba twice on ships and neither time did we need a visa. Have just checked my passport and it is stamped with entry and exit stamps but no visa.
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    Spirit of Discovery

    Was overnight at the naming ceremony and thought it a very nice ship. Good size well equipped cabins, all balcony, excellent food and good entertainment. Staff excellent, very attentive. Cruising on the ship in November.
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    Is cruising suitable for all?

    Haven't experienced this with Azamara, Silversea, Cruise and Maritime, Saga or even Fred Olsen who definitely cater for the older generation. Having a severely disabled teenage granddaughter who is in a wheelchair I appreciate that for some, cruising is their only perceived way of holidaying overseas but I do wonder how these people would get on in a real emergency such as Concordia.
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    Is cruising suitable for all?

    Very true
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    Marella Dream.

    Nice review HLM. Sounds like good value for money. Sunwing is 49% owned by TUI ,in the same way as TUI Cruises, which owns Marella, is 50% owned by Royal Caribbean.
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    Venice to ban Cruise Ships?

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    Abu Dhabi & Dubai

    Why not?
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    Britannia Fight Night?

    Probably because the incidents are not serious enough to have police waiting at the next port to arrest the suspects.