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Forum: Flying To Your Cruise Today, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By kandajones
I would rather the authorities just ban all cell...

I would rather the authorities just ban all cell phones - everywhere :twisted:

Ahhhh peace & quiet again :D

Alan
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers Yesterday, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By kandajones
Hi Sue, nice to meet you. Alan & Katrina...

Hi Sue, nice to meet you.

Alan & Katrina here, aged 51 & <50, and live on the south coast of the UK - less than 8 miles from central Southampton and the cruise ships/liners :) although last year...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 18th, 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By kandajones
We were sat waiting for life jacket drill when an...

We were sat waiting for life jacket drill when an elderly lady wandered down the aisle, she was obviously well known to the crew as the CD walked up to her to greet her, they met her by our seats,...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 17th, 2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By kandajones
Seems she ran aground, this is on the Events at...

Seems she ran aground, this is on the Events at Sea website ...

WJCL News reports the US Coast Guard is reporting that evacuation is now complete of the passengers aboard the casino cruise liner...
Forum: Open Debate July 16th, 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By kandajones
If you get the chance to be in Funchal for New...

If you get the chance to be in Funchal for New Years, grab it with both hands, the firework display is incredible with the whole harbour lit up for a good 20 minutes or so.
We were told that for...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 15th, 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By kandajones
Obviously can't offer any suggestions from this...

Obviously can't offer any suggestions from this side of the pond, but just wanted to say make sure that the insurance covers cruising. A lot of the European insurance won't cover the cost of having...
Forum: Open Debate July 15th, 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By kandajones
Count me in for happy & healthy with a cruise...

Count me in for happy & healthy with a cruise booked :) :) :)

Alan.
Forum: Alaska July 11th, 2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By kandajones
We love the Grand Princess and her twins of the...

We love the Grand Princess and her twins of the same build.
There is so much entertainment, so many facilities, so well designed, especially the use of the atrium with the Cafe, bar, Alfedo's...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 9th, 2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By kandajones
yes, to simply drop someone's ashes overboard...

yes, to simply drop someone's ashes overboard without ceremony, respect and knowledge of wind affect on ahses would almost certainly be illegal.
But done through the right channels (and payments...
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 9th, 2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By kandajones
No, they are just cabs. As this was in...

No, they are just cabs.

As this was in 'gripes', I'm not sure if you wanted some further info, such as off ramp alternatives, if so, then please provide more info, such as what you classify as...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 8th, 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By kandajones
I have heard of this happening from ships out of...

I have heard of this happening from ships out of the UK, and we are planning on having our ashes scattered by a registered boat in the Solent which is the stretch of water that the ships...
Forum: Celebrity July 2nd, 2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By kandajones
We always go by the rule "once you book, do not...

We always go by the rule "once you book, do not look".

Invariably the lines will push promotions to boost sales, either as the travel date, or financial quarter (when they have to report their...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 9th, 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By kandajones
:shock: wow that is crazy, we rarely saw anyone...

:shock: wow that is crazy, we rarely saw anyone using the Sanctuary and at those prices I can't imagine it's going to get any better. For that they really need to include more than just peace,...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 9th, 2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By kandajones
Hi there, and yes :o( there is a fee for the...

Hi there, and yes :o( there is a fee for the Sanctuary, I can't remember for certain but the figure of $15 per day comes to mind.
They do sell longer term passes as well, and I have it in mind that...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 7th, 2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By kandajones
If memory serves me correctly the majority of the...

If memory serves me correctly the majority of the 2-seat tables were back to back alongside the partitions between the main dining area and what I can only describe as the enclosed central section -...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 6th, 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By kandajones
I've just been given a new laptop at work & it is...

I've just been given a new laptop at work & it is driving me crazy!!
I used to have a Lenovo Thinkpad & it worked just fine, but along comes the Windows "upgrade" and suddenly I need a new laptop,...
Forum: Open Debate June 6th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By kandajones
Maybe Carnival would be interested, they would...

Maybe Carnival would be interested, they would certainly have some unique features, and the video games room would be first rate ;)

Alan
Forum: Gay / Lesbian Cruising June 6th, 2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By kandajones
I'd like to think that we are all on the same...

I'd like to think that we are all on the same side, just enjoying different scenery :)

Alan
Forum: All Things Cruising June 6th, 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By kandajones
I believe that they should rethink that policy...

I believe that they should rethink that policy into a strategy to allow 'entry level' products to encourage pax to move to the next level of quality or age group. This would deter current pax from...
Forum: Gay / Lesbian Cruising June 3rd, 2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By kandajones
Hi there, just approach the cruise like any other...

Hi there, just approach the cruise like any other social event in life. You will only attract as much attention as you look to attract - we have only ever seen one individual who deliberately went...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 1st, 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By kandajones
Hi Linda, the answer largely depends on how you...

Hi Linda, the answer largely depends on how you feel about independant travel, and how active you want to be.

The first port of call St. Peter Port on the island of Guernsey, is quite easy as...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 30th, 2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By kandajones
Welcome to Cruisemates skysurfer. It may be...

Welcome to Cruisemates skysurfer.
It may be worth posting this under "all other cruise lines" http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/all-other-cruise-lines/ as well as the line would have been...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 23rd, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By kandajones
Ouch! I feel your pain, forget what your doctor...

Ouch! I feel your pain, forget what your doctor prescibed, get someone to knock you up your favo(u)rite cruise cocktail, put your feet up and enjoy it ;o)


Hope you get better soon,
Alan
Forum: MSC Cruises May 23rd, 2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By kandajones
Hmmmm maybe it's time to look at the MSC share...

Hmmmm maybe it's time to look at the MSC share price $o)


Oh & to get us back to the original thread, yes the certainly look like a welcome change to the standard design patterns.

Alan
Forum: MSC Cruises May 22nd, 2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By kandajones
Australia is still a rapidly growing market as...

Australia is still a rapidly growing market as are Germany & Southern European states bordering the Mediterranean, and they haven't even start to scrape the surface of the Middle East nations or...
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