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    Rum+Sun reacted to GiGi in Viking Ocean Cruises   
    Hi,
    All I can say to is if you add up what you eventually spend on a cruise where you are paying out every two minutes and be honest about the quality then booking a Viking cruise should be a no brainier. 
    I’ve said to people since my return that we have many lovely places where we holiday that have an array of very nice restaurants but at the end we always come back craving something we couldn’t get (usually with me it’s vegetables) but this holiday had everything we wanted. 
    Go on, choose an itinerary and book it ! 
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from buddy in P&O Cruises Announce Iona Will Be The Name Of Their New Ship for 2020   
    I ONA wanna cruise with you
     
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from buddy in P&O Cruises Announce Iona Will Be The Name Of Their New Ship for 2020   
    I ONA wanna cruise with you
     
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from buddy in P&O Cruises Announce Iona Will Be The Name Of Their New Ship for 2020   
    I ONA wanna cruise with you
     
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from ellen sweeney in Superior Deluxe On Ventura   
    The main thing for me i would say is the size of the bathroom!! much much bigger! The balconys are over looked but but for the extra space inside it doesnt bother me as i dont go comando on the balcony!
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from Peajay in What would you like to see on the new P&O ship?   
    I agree i do hope they put a promenade deck, would like to see a big open WOW atrium too
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from Crogers in P&O Cruises to remove tea and coffee making facilities from cabins   
    I Hope not, i love a good brew first thing in a monring!
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from Crogers in P&O Cruises to remove tea and coffee making facilities from cabins   
    I Hope not, i love a good brew first thing in a monring!
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from Furby in Google to have a new office?   
    Sounds brilliant
     
    You know what they say ' look after your staff and your staff look after you'
     
    I hope my Boss reads this article!
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    Rum+Sun reacted to RiverSong in "Clicking "jobs away??   
    For me it depends on what I’m looking for, clothes, music I tend to buy on line.  Holidays and Cruises I prefer to be able to speak to a person.  Like with anything we all like the speed and convenience of the internet till you have a problem then you need to be able to speak to a person.  The problem with some of these firms is how pushy they are once they have your details.  When I say I don’t want a call back I mean it!  Nothing worse than being in a car or on shift at work and getting hounded by a call centre.

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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from WAVES in Has anyone cruised with Star Clippers?   
    I have never been but have some friends are going in June around Bali, she has been telling me all about and it looks fantastic. From what she has said the cabins are very basic but i think you would expect this on one of those ships. You can also help with the sails and chill out on the ropes apparently!
    I can imagine when in the cabin they are very small but up on deck you would be fine as i imagine more open deck space than inside space on the top deck!
    I think service on board would still be a brilliant standard just from looking on their website.
     
    Im sure i will have a lot more to tell you when my friends get back in July!
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from vamp23 in DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW BIG THE CABINS ON AZAMARA SHIPS ARE ?   
    Im with Little Mermaid!
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    Rum+Sun reacted to vamp23 in Britains Got Talent   
    First time ive blarted at Britains Got Talent how good was the choir for families with missing children .  What a clever idea talent plus raising awareness in one act. 
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from WAVES in Easter   
    HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
    WHILE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE OFF FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAYS, UNFORTUNATELY  I AM AT WORK ALL WEEKEND, SO WHILST IM HAVING QUIET DAY AS EVERYONE IS OFF ON HOLIDAYS AND ENJOYING THEMSELVES, I THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE A LOOK AT A CRUISE FOR NEXT YEAR.
    REALLY WANT TO DO THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN FEB ANY TIPS?
     
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    Rum+Sun reacted to 2torts in Easter   
    Happy Easter to you & all the forum too. Never done a northern lights cruise so the only tip that I can offer would be to take warm clothing!
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    Rum+Sun reacted to Mike and Jayne in Brugge - better to use a taxi than a coach   
    We took an older person on their first cruise and opted for the two night trip to Brugge on the Azura. We booked coach travel from P&O for four people for the 4.5 hour trip into Brugge from the dock at Zeebrugge but we should have used a taxi:
    1. Trip for four cost £144 and taxi would have been less than £100 and we could do that at our own pace
    2. We were on the final coach leaving the ship and had to wait 20 minutes for stragglers
    3. Arriving back at the ship on time, 4pm, we then sat on the coach for an hour before we could join the re-embarkation queue as most of the passengers it seemed had left the ship by coach.
    4. The port transport buses skipped the queue of excursion coaches and immediately off-loaded the people who had used taxis
    Hope this is good advice for anyone considering a similar trip   
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    Rum+Sun reacted to Dough-Head in What To Do In Thailand   
    The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a must see, it is just stunning.
    Also do one of the floating markets to get out amongst the locals and see how they live.
    Have a great trip.
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from sammy sun in Just completed a wonderful 19 day South East Asia trip   
    Its on my list!! The only thing is my list gets bigger and bigger everyday! I need more time and more money!!
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from WAVES in Will you ever go back to land-based holiday again?   
    one of each a year at least!
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from AnnaMelling in Just completed a wonderful 19 day South East Asia trip   
    Would love to go!
    Sounds Brilliant
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    Rum+Sun reacted to Born Free in What is on your bucket list?!   
    Ive been recommended to do africa and cape town - i keep seeing the Visit South Africa ads on tv and it looks incredible!
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from sammy sun in What is on your bucket list?!   
    Would love to go to
    Alaksa!
    Afica
    Australia
    Antartica
     
    there just the ones starting with A.. i would be here all day if i was to list them all!
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    Rum+Sun got a reaction from sammy sun in What is on your bucket list?!   
    Would love to go to
    Alaksa!
    Afica
    Australia
    Antartica
     
    there just the ones starting with A.. i would be here all day if i was to list them all!
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    Rum+Sun reacted to AFC04/03 in P&O New Ship Will Be Called ?   
    Bigboatia
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    Rum+Sun reacted to Bluebeard in Last cruise on celebrity eclipse   
    We always had our annual package holiday to popular European resorts as we love to go for walks, swim, relax and do as we pleased.
    Many a time after 2 weeks we would have had enough as we had walked everywhere we wanted to see and the holiday would start to feel repetitive.
    Then 9 years ago we started cruising. We were concerned that we would feel closed in and our movements would be restricted being on a ship, but how wrong we were.
    After trying a few different cruise company's like most cruisers we have our favourite ship, my favourite ship is the 'celebrity eclipse' but have been told that other Celebrity ships are even nicer.
    Looking forward to find out in the future.
    Our last cruise was in the Baltic with the Celebrity Eclipse. The cruise included a free drinks package which was a real bonus as it included the 'Cafe al Bacio' which serves specialty coffees and Teas and these were really special.
    Not your ordinary coffee or tea bags but some of the best coffees and teas I have ever enjoyed. These were not available anywhere else on the ship but only in the cafe.
    As we don't usually drink much alcohol we were able to enjoy the cafe and have wine with our meals, plus try out a few cocktails.
    We were able to have all we needed including nice cakes and biscuits which were available at the cafe with every drink. The cakes and biscuits were the only items we did restrict the amount we consumed.
    I spent many an hour at the cafe reading and trying out the various selection of coffees and teas.
    The reason I have had so much to say about the 'Cafe al Bacio' is for me like so many other passengers who kept the cafe full each day, it was a real pleasure and a joy to use it.
    When you wanted to burn off some of the calories you had consumed, there is a brilliant gym and a covered swimming pool area, all which is kept clean and tidy.
    Or you could just take a walk around the promenade deck or the track on one of the top decks.
    There are organised games and competitions in the lawn play area and various games to choose from, plus a netted area for basketball and other games.
    I used these areas on my own and was welcomed to join others.
    There are film shows and presentations on various topics. I did learn a lot from the computer presentation and staff made themselves available to answer questions you might have even after the presentation was over. Very informative 'Brilliant'.
    Then in the evening there was always a show to go and see, plus bars with quizzes and entertainers, shops to walk around, artist gallery and a photographs area to view pictures taken by experienced photographers, who you could always request or book to take any special photographs of you or your family and friends, with no obligation to buy.
    We have a few really nice photographs taken on cruises that we have kept and given to family, which would have required a lot of effort to arrange at home and would have cost a lot more.
    Cruises are different to all people and if you enjoy it you will get what you want from it.
    Like going out for walks in different countries and city's in one holiday, experiencing shopping, food and drinks, being able to buy family and friends presents on the way.
    Plus if like us you get a free upgrade, what a bonus especially if like us you get a suit upgrade. With a separate lounge area and a bathroom with a jacuzzi and separate shower, bigger then our bathroom at home. A balcony with table and chairs, two reclining deckchairs and a butler who will arrange meals for you.
    What Joy
    I have not mentioned the restaurants and food. This makes the cruise for me and most people. Thats all people talk about, "food" on cruises.
    We did our first package holiday to Majorca this year to check out if we still preferred cruising and have now decided we will combine them both in our annual holidays.
    I know there is a lot I missed out in telling you but all I can say is if you have not done a cruise, try it and find out all I missed out in telling you.
    I have not met anyone who has done a cruise who has said they did not enjoy it. I have only met people who hesitate to try cruising for the same reasons as we did before we did it.
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