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  1. hello all! i am seeking some wisdom as to which cruise line is the best for an australia/NZ cruise, focusing particularly on the points of call. can anyone help?
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    Favourite Port

    what's your favourite port in the caribbean and why?
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    How Did You All Come Up With Your Screen Names?

    Mine is the nickname my dad has always given me probably something to do with my childhood obsession with the flintstones!
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    Christmas Cruises

    good luck finding one with availability at this short notice! Friends of mine are looking to do the same and really struggling as they're so popular
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    6 Star Cruising

    I think the 6star cruise lines also gain that extra star from their service as well as facilities such as all suite ships having a personal concierge, as well as designer bath products, designer spa facilities and all the little luxurious extras. As for the Michelin star? I am unsure but many of the 6star lines serve food 'a la minute' which is a bonus.
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    Favourite Port

    no worries paul1924! But you're right I think the general hotspots in the caribbean are the beaches, understandably they do look stunning but I have heard of some amazing island tours as there is an abundance of history to be explored in the caribbean.
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    Drinks Package

    I think with any other cruise line it would be worth it, but celebrity include branded drinks in their classic package anyway! So I'd say stick with the classic unless you really go for the premium cocktails happy drinking!
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    you'll probably find that the EX-UK sailings have predominantly British passengers onboard anyway, so don't be put off by the 'European' reputation enjoy!
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    Strictly..love It Or Hate It?....

    I'm definitely jumping on the 'Bring Brucie back!' band wagon!
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    Favourite Port

    Solent Richard your photos do make me go a particular shade of green at times! haha, the caribbean is definitely high up on my list of places to visit, its a shame not many cruise lines visit Jamaica (I'm a HUGE Bob Marley fan) but I would imagine the aspect of safety plays a large part in that.
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    Favourite Port

    what does everybody think of Barbados?
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    Dishonest Underhand Policies Of P&o

    Afternoon all, Solent Richard I was only joking apologies if it was taken out of context!
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    Dishonest Underhand Policies Of P&o

    This thread is a perfect example of why we will never achieve world peace!
  14. Very similar! I had the impression it would be full of old upper class unfriendly people. (little did i know the NCL attracted probably the complete opposite sort of clientelle!), however I expected great food and service and these exceeded expectations massively! We met a wonderful group of people and everybody onboard was lovely and just out to have a great holiday
  15. Hi all! I was just wondering on your views of the pros and cons of small ship cruising versus large ship cruising? which is your favourite and why? GO!!
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    Small Ship Vs Big Ship

    i think the general rule is a small ship is below 50,000 tonnes, mid ship is between 50-80,000 and a large ship is anything from Ventura to Allure of the seas! Some very interesting views though thanks for all the feedback everyone
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    Do You Put Weight On While Cruising?

    i always put on quite a bit of weight! Mostly because i like to try as many different dishes as possible and also like a glass or two of wine with dinner, it all adds up but its always worth it
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    Small Ship Vs Big Ship

    Agreed Shilly3191, but it is always nice to hear peoples preferences and how they compare to the views of others
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    Electronic Smoking

    But again, very diplomatically put Ron!
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    Electronic Smoking

    I think the smoking issue should be banned in future haha! It always ends in fiesty posting!
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    Electronic Smoking

    It would appear so Ron! I just don't understand how people can complain about something when they aren't forced to be around it? If you don't like alcohol, don't go to a nightclub, if you don't like smokers/smoking, don't go to the smoking area, simples!
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    Electronic Smoking

    Fudge you are missing the point. The reason that there are dedicated areas onboard for smokers is indeed to protect non smokers from being in the midst of the fumes. It is a democracy afterall, as long as smoking tobacco is legal people are allowed to do it, it is a life choice, hence the vegetarian comparison.
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    Electronic Smoking

    Thanks Ron, what a boring world it would be if we all had the same habits, hobbies and tendancies
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    Electronic Smoking

    I completely disagree, having a dedicated area on deck for smokers is sufficient in my opinion. That would be like the major cruise lines deciding not to accomodate vegetarians and I doubt that would go down very well.
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    A Bigger Snob Than Me

    i think it also boils down to the small ship/large ship experience. my gran has travelled with Thomson, Cunard and NCL and she favours thomson for a fun friendly cruise and really rates the staff, entertainment and food, but then cunard for a quality relaxing cruise with great ports of call. i suppose it depends which sort of holiday you fancy!