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    Viking Sky in SOS Emergency

    It begs the question, why were passengers allowed in a lounge where furniture was sliding around. I also wonder what would have happened if this engine failure had occurred in the same heavy seas but beyond the range of helicopters. Certainly wont do anything to promote sales amongst the population that have never cruised.
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    Speciality Restaurants

    Think it was on Arcadia.
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    Speciality Restaurants

    A couple of weeks ago I had a discussion with others regarding 'Speciality Restaurants' which I found interesting. One person said they were not 'Speciality' but rather restaurants serving MDR food, but cooked correctly. Another pointed out that in many cases they should be renamed 'Alternative Pay' restaurants as very few ships had 'Speciality' restaurants such as Sushi, Noodle, Curry, French etc. Another said for the money you pay you shouldn't have to spend more to get good food. What do others think!!
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    Well Done Bolsover

    Well done Bolsover on another deserved win at the Wave Awards last Thursday in London. It was a great night.
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    Balcony Size

    This was an aft cabin I had on Splendour of the Seas. Now sails as Marella Discovery.
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    "Freya" wrecks Naming Ceremony ?

    Lets hope it improves Carnival share price which in August 2017 was 5380 a share and is now 4108!!
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    "Freya" wrecks Naming Ceremony ?

    Still wonder where they are going to get the passengers from to fill these large ships especially as very few are disposing of smaller, older tonnage and they are not sailing at full capacity. Maybe that is why so many of the new ships are heading for China. There are still plenty below 100,000 gt that offer good food, decent cabins and nice interiors without having to enter the premium market.
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    "Freya" wrecks Naming Ceremony ?

    Unfortunately it reminds me in too many ways of the large RCI ships, the shopping mall, pool area, speciality dining areas and the cabin could be from any of 20 ships. Many of the large new ships unfortunately are very similar and seem to have lost their individuality apart from the occasional feature. Just my opinion of course.
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    Allowance Should Be Changed!

    Once on the internet, it's always there.
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    Civitavecchia - Rome

    Thought this might prove useful to those visiting Civitavecchia and wishing to travel to Rome. https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/new-express-train-from-civitavecchia-to-rome.html?fbclid=IwAR035WVGU-ad03PvrMA4-XpZUIVSY96e7AmlhUAGWpV3PRxlAiYYfBIn2es
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    Drinks Package

    They may have a British heritage but being owned by Carnival Corp. their Corporate Head Quarters in Miami and their pricing in US Dollars, that makes them very much American in my book.
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    Drinks Package

    At the current exchange rate $69 = about £58. In London that would buy me 11 pints of beers or 7 spirits and mixers or about 9 glasses of wine. Way, way beyond my intake. We need to remember that in the USA wages are often higher and cruises are in many cases cheaper than what we pay here so when they add a drinks package into the cost it is in some cases still lower than what we pay as the lead in cost.
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    Last June I was on Boudicca and we anchored in the area by the town. A short tender ride into the town centre. The photo shows the distance with Boudicca in the background.
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    Mote pictures of Virgins ship internals

    Here are the prices https://www.cruisehabit.com/first-glimpse-virgin-voyages-prices
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    Drinks Package

    If people start steering away from purchasing drinks, either packages or individually, I wonder what the next thing will be to attack the travellers wallets…….