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Countrygirl last won the day on March 27

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About Countrygirl

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    Able Seaman
  • Birthday 12/01/1951

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    West Berkshire
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    Cruising lots

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  1. Countrygirl

    Gatan Locks mobile phone coverage

    Goodness me, switch the phone off and enjoy the experience, life is too short to worry about phone coverage. (Unless it is an emergency off course)
  2. Countrygirl

    Ripped off in Venice.

    I paid £8 for a Hotdog at Farnborough Airshow this year and felt ripped off, maybe it wasn’t too bad after all!
  3. Countrygirl

    Ripped off in Venice.

    We had coffee and a slice of fresh pizza in Venice at a very reasonable price ( can’t remember what we actually paid). just watch where the locals go. Keep off the main streets use the side streets.
  4. Countrygirl


    Just had our first rain for weeks, lasted all of 5 minutes. We really need some more.
  5. Countrygirl

    Livorno or Florence

    We did Florence and Pisa in one day. It was long but we’ll worth it. You never know if you will get the chance again.
  6. Countrygirl


    We have decided that brown is the new green. I never thought I would hear me say the words “I wish it would rain” we have not seen rain for weeks but it did pour down last weekend and cause floods just 5 miles from me. You can’t win!
  7. Countrygirl

    Have children...will travel...

    Sorry can’t help with your question we don’t take our kids with us as they now have children of there own. From our experience the children are always pleased to be back onboard enjoying the facilities.
  8. Countrygirl


    ENOUGH! ENOUGH! ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Countrygirl

    Southampton Car Parking

    We always use CPS, I would rather pay a little extra for the convenience,on our last cruise we were able to disembark sooner than had been planned. We were leaving the car park at 08.15. If we had used another parking service we would not have had such an easy departure. Penguin parking is based in Marchwood across the water from the port but a good 20-30mins drive on a good day
  10. Countrygirl


    But I am only in my 60’s and I can relate to what OWT said, it is because people use all these antibacterial wipes and cleaners that we are no longer able to fight diseases. I don’t think we need to go back 75years. My kids in their 30’s & 40’s have survived and we didn’t have the antibacterial cleaners then for me to use. The only item that was sterilised was the baby bottle for the first few months.
  11. Countrygirl


    You will all be taking your own cushions next just in case you want to sit on a chair. I can’t believe this topic, what do you do when you go shopping in the supermarket, wear plastic gloves?
  12. Countrygirl

    Aurora refit

    Sinbad, I may be wrong but the extra cabins on Arcadia where fitted Forward on the sun deck and I love them
  13. Countrygirl

    where will Virgin cruises fit into the market?

    More adults only ship appeals to me but I do think that very soon our seas will be full of cruise liners with nowhere to go. I mean that ports like Venice, Dubrovnik, Palma, and ports in the Caribbean, Norway are very nearly full. The market is being saturated with new ships and they are bigger and bigger. P&O announced onboard last week that the order next ship after Iona had already been placed.
  14. Countrygirl

    What will the outcome be in Venice?

    The cruise companies keep placing orders for bigger and better ships. If they keep doing this the seas will be full of cruise liners sailing the oceans with nowhere’s to go.
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    I know this is a sore subject for most people. Having just returned home from a P&O cruise we have always opted in and on the last night made to look and feel bad by not giving our waiters or cabin steward that extra envelope. Why should I feel bad we have paid our service charge. At the bar later that evening on speaking to fellow quests and asking why they still give the envelopes out they say and feel the same as us. Why should we dread that last night and made to look like mean.