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iknowlescourier

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  1. Definitely fancying this. Would have liked the Southampton saiing but the problem is transport. My car would be in Southampton when we got off the flight in Manchester lol.
  2. Royal Caribbean don't have a credit charge anyway.
  3. We are on Independence soon as well. I will be taking my tux to wear on formal night but as has been said, it is pretty much please yourself.
  4. There will never be an end to it. Middle Easterners favourite pastimes seem to be hatred and death to each other.
  5. Beautiful views port and starboard. Beach House is £7.50 per person but worth it. Most ports of call can be done independently by either stepping off the ship (Stavanger, Flam, Alesund) or a short shuttle ride (Bergen). If going to Olden I would highly recommend going to Briksdal Glacier either on a ship excursion or a tour bus available port side. We found the Flam railway excursion overpriced and not that exciting a journey. If you really want to do it, get off the ship as soon as you can and buy tickets at the station 2 minutes walk away. Much cheaper.
  6. The programme has been helpful. I was thinking of trying a river cruise next year but after watching her Rhone cruise I reckon it is not for me. Most of the filming was done ashore so I guess the actual boat has little interest. It would be nice to visit fresh places along these rivers but I think I would be really bored on these small vessels.
  7. I kept to the rules and only took my children on holiday during school holidays, but it did annoy me when the schools constantly bombard you with the phrase "every day counts", but like has been previously said will shut the school at the mere threat of a snowflake (for the children' s safety apparently, but aren't they safer in class than out in the snow playing all day?) And what about inset days, at least six a year, why are these necessary when teachers could do their training during their excessive holiday periods instead? While we are on the subject of excessive holidays why not reduce these so the children could have more "days that count", do they really need at least six weeks off in the Summer? And why do the local authorities have to use schools as polling stations, aren't there plenty of other buildings to use instead, don't they care that "every day counts"? School finished at 4 o'clock when I was a kid, 2:30 now. That's not helping with their education. I think the phrase "every day counts" really applies to teachers' holidays.
  8. Totally agree. I have seen the odd child being a bit disruptive, but I have seen many more adults causing trouble.
  9. We are booked on the same cruise as you in October. Been on Independence twice before and loved it. Not as good as Anthem in my opinion but you still won't be disappointed.
  10. Head for the tall concrete tower. That is a church. Doesn't look that impressive from the outside, but inside is different story. Amazing.
  11. Apologies, I was having a stupid moment, duh.
  12. Since when did RCI start altering on board credit according to currency rates? Our £50 OBC we received when we booked Symphony of the Seas is apparently only worth £38.52 now. Never known them to do this before.
  13. Britannia and Brilliance of the Seas passengers must be relieved they are back on board now. Our hearts go out to innocents involved in another evil attack.
  14. Sometimes I have found the admin charge to be equal to the deposit. What a joke!! What exactly are the companies doing for these so called admin charges? A couple of clicks on a keyboard? Does that really cost £75 or upwards to do?