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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 8th, 2005, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By Diana F
Mike - how can a ship sail at over 100% capacity...

Mike - how can a ship sail at over 100% capacity :-?

Agree about the increasing demand, but regret the fact that this supports the trend for larger and larger ships. I know it is economies of...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 6th, 2005, 04:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,548
Posted By Diana F
Depends a bit where we are. I remember vividly...

Depends a bit where we are. I remember vividly our first morning on our first cruise being woken by my husband telling me that we were about to pass under the Forth bridge, on our way to Edinburgh. ...
Forum: Cunard December 6th, 2005, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,062
Posted By Diana F
It depends where in London you intend to stay,...

It depends where in London you intend to stay, but a National Express coach would take about two hours. There are also trains and of course taxis and private hire. Do plan to arrive at Southampton...
Forum: Travel Gripes! December 2nd, 2005, 05:52 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,733
Posted By Diana F
Thanks for the info, DocJohn. Interesting debate...

Thanks for the info, DocJohn. Interesting debate and I suppose seasickness is similar to other "awareness" traits that develop gradually in very young children.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 1st, 2005, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Diana F
When my mum last came to stay with us, I took her...

When my mum last came to stay with us, I took her to the supermarket and encouraged her to try one of their electric buggies as she cannot walk very far.

She found it quite daunting and strange at...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 1st, 2005, 03:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Diana F
I know it is a real cliche but where has this...

I know it is a real cliche but where has this year gone to? Can't believe it is December already.

Grey and dismal in Sussex today - seems our recent cold snap has ended for a short time.
Forum: Travel Gripes! December 1st, 2005, 03:44 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,733
Posted By Diana F
I voted no because I think it adds to the...

I voted no because I think it adds to the pressure for parents who then have to take account of the additional hazards of a ship. Also, cabin walls are very thin and even the briefest period of...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 18th, 2005, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Diana F
kimmiegirl - it is available in the UK too - we...

kimmiegirl - it is available in the UK too - we have amounts of it in our garage!!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 16th, 2005, 09:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,912
Posted By Diana F
FAB - I'm with you. Has to be Sailing by Rod...

FAB - I'm with you. Has to be Sailing by Rod Stewart!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 16th, 2005, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Diana F
HEY! I got it right.... (But only...

HEY! I got it right....




(But only because I have read it previously, elsewhere!!!!!)
Forum: Travel Gripes! November 16th, 2005, 03:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,435
Posted By Diana F
David, we should start a campaign to get more...

David, we should start a campaign to get more people to complain about poor food/service! How else can those who cook for us or serve us know that things are wrong?

I remember years ago when I...
Forum: Travel Gripes! November 15th, 2005, 03:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,435
Posted By Diana F
I enjoy being waited on, good food and...

I enjoy being waited on, good food and entertainment and the opportunity to dress up a bit in the evenings. I would not enjoy lots of party games, screaming kids and adults' drunken or loud...
Forum: Travel Gripes! November 15th, 2005, 03:13 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 15,237
Posted By Diana F
This is a subject that is in the news in the UK...

This is a subject that is in the news in the UK at the moment (not specifically cruising, but any holiday) with the travel companies being put under pressure to reduce prices during school holidays...
Forum: All Things Cruising November 10th, 2005, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,182
Posted By Diana F
Our limited cruising experience has all been...

Our limited cruising experience has all been Cunard (Caronia and QE2) and both ships' security officers were ex Ghurkers (sp) who at least looked more than capable of handling a bad situation :!: ...
Forum: All Things Cruising November 9th, 2005, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,976
Posted By Diana F
Fern - lets hope that the right people read...

Fern - lets hope that the right people read this!!

Diana
Forum: All Things Cruising November 7th, 2005, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,976
Posted By Diana F
Timing of muster drill

I know that cruiselines have to carry out muster drills within a certain timescale (but am not sure what that is, exactly), however, please, please can they ensure that passengers are able to watch...
Forum: Cunard November 3rd, 2005, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By Diana F
Thanks for the response Paul. Some friends...

Thanks for the response Paul.

Some friends of ours who were regular Princess cruisers most recently went on Sea Princess (following her short sojourn with P and O!) and felt that things were...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 3rd, 2005, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Diana F
Michelle - apparently, Aunt Ethel is much better...

Michelle - apparently, Aunt Ethel is much better now LOL
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 3rd, 2005, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By Diana F
Well done, Luanne. I think you are also very...

Well done, Luanne.

I think you are also very wise to give a little thought before contacting the school - whilst any caring parent's initial reaction would be to rush in and defend their child,...
Forum: Travel Gripes! November 2nd, 2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,861
Posted By Diana F
Paul, I didn't see the Love Boat series, so I...

Paul, I didn't see the Love Boat series, so I don't know if that is appropriate.

However, it is a party boat - from what I have seen the passengers are young and ready to party! I think it is now...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 2nd, 2005, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By Diana F
What an awful thing for a teacher to say to a...

What an awful thing for a teacher to say to a pupil.

I think it is totally unprofessional where teachers single out children and make demeaning remarks. I experienced this myself at school and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 2nd, 2005, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Diana F
Thanks, Steve. Us Brits are very grateful (even...

Thanks, Steve. Us Brits are very grateful (even though I've not personally cruised with P and O - apart from the odd ferry to and fro France :!: :!: )
Forum: Travel Gripes! November 2nd, 2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,861
Posted By Diana F
Paul - Cruise with Stelios is now showing on Sky...

Paul - Cruise with Stelios is now showing on Sky in the UK and I have watched several of the programmes. There was an earlier (3-part, I think) series which showed the conversion process and setting...
Forum: Travel Gripes! November 2nd, 2005, 03:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,861
Posted By Diana F
Yes, Lombard, and my eyes still hurt LOL

Yes, Lombard, and my eyes still hurt LOL
Forum: Cunard November 2nd, 2005, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By Diana F
Carnival's Influence

We have been on 2 Cunard cruises - with a third booked next year.

Have been concerned to read elsewhere comments about the decline in some things since Carnival took over. One small example is...
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