Jones - Answered a Question by Syme (10 Feb 08 08:51)

Sailed on this cruise ex. Hong Kong on 6 January 2008. Superb itinerary - wealth of opportunity for sightseeing. However, tours offered on board are expensive but use tour brochure as your guide to determine your choices and use taxis and minibuses on shore. Tho. tours staff will be very vague, or downright misleading, about the possibility of the availability of on shore transport, there is no shortage in any port - and the drivers, we found, to be well used to the tour routes offered and tho. their English might sometimnes have been fractured were well versed. You will easily find companions to share a minibus and will pay, at the most, less than HALF of the on board booking prices. Make a list of what you want to see, present it to the driver - get a price and NEGOTIATE. Apart from HK and Singapore where you will need some local currency for the excellent public transport systems you will only need the good old US dollar!! HK and Sing. easy on your own. All others taxi / minibus essential.Hop on Hop Off bus tour of Singapore is well worth considering - two separate routes for one price. Hong Kong - easy on your own using MRT, buses and the old Star Ferry. From Da Nang do not miss a tour beyond the city - taking in the marble workshops, Hoi An and the fishing villages. In Bandar a "city tour" visiting mosques etc is very good but finish off with a water taxi ride around the fishing village. In Manila you will need to take the ship's shuttlebus into the city centre. At the mall where you are dropped drivers will be waiting to offer "city tours" From Sonya make sure of a visit to "The End of the World" - a superbly landscaped "park" bordering a beautiful stretch of coastline. Again take the shuttlebus in and at the drop off point you will find plenty of taxis / mini buses.NEGOTIATE, NEGOTIATE, NEGOTIATE is the name of the game!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our visits. You'll enjoy too. If you want further info. post reply.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Heywood - Answered a Question by Syme (11 Feb 08 12:00)

Re; Jones, Aberdare.(Costa Allegra Far East) Any further info would be greatly appreciate.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Syme - Answered a Question by Syme (15 Feb 08 13:30)

Thank you (Jones, Aberdare) for this comprehensive information. This will be our first cruise and we are a bit aprehensive, especially after reading some of the reviews on the Costa Allegra. Fay, Huntingdon.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • PRICE DROP - Rotterdam, Bruges & Paris!

    P&O - Oceana - 3 Jan 19 - 7nts

    Southampton : Rotterdam : Bruges (Zeebrugge) : Paris (Le Havre) : Cherbourg : Southampton

    Now from £388pp

    • Only £1pp Deposit Needed to Book Your Stateroom Today!*
    • Cruise From Only £55pp per night!

    Click To View All P&O 2018 Cruises > 


  • FLASH SALE! 5* No Fly Scandinavia & Baltics

    Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Silhouette - 7 Jul 2018 - 14nts

    Southampton : Bruges : Copenhagen : Stockholm : Tallinn : St. Petersburg (Overnight) : Berlin (Rostock) Southampton

    Now from £899pp

    • LAST FEW CABINS REMAINING
    • Includes All Meals & Entertainment
    • Cruise From Just £71pp Per Night

    View More Celebrity Cruises From Southampton >>


  • 5* Transatlantic Cruising With New York, Miami & New Orleans

    Celebrity Silhouette - 03 November 2018 - 19nts

    Southampton : Boston : New York (Overnight) : Bermuda : Bahamas : Fort Launderdale : (1 Night Hotel Stay South Beach Miami) Fly To New Orleans (3 Nights Central Hotel Stay) : Fly Uk

    Now from £1949pp

    • 15 Nights 5* Modern Luxury Cruising Onboard Celebrity Silhouette
    • 3 Nights Central Hotel Stay In New Orleans
    • Includes Return Flight & All Overseas Transfers

    View Full Detailed Itinerary>>

Show More Deals
Erica Todd's blog

Welcome Home

By Erica Todd

So, pleased to see my favourite ship back in the UK I love Independence and she has had a multimillion pound makeover, wish Royal would leave her in the UK all year round,She has had so many new features been added to make her even more amazing, so I can hear you asking what is new,Sky pad now this looks amazing and have seen some videos on you tube, its a virtual reality trampoline experience gives you the feeling your floating in space,Splash way Bay great kids waterpark with slides, pools ...

Read More

May 17 2018 08:50:10:000PM


Whats on the Horizon 2

By Ria Davis

Ria Davis's blog

Welcome back everyone. As promised i’m now moving on to the best part. FOOD.When it comes to the food, the offerings on board the Horizon have been considered the greatest innovation. First off we have the Guy’s Pig and Anchor Smokehouse/Brewhouse. The Guy is Guy Fieri, a tv chef who has created a burger concept specifically for Carnival and also some complimentary BBQ pit stops on a few of the previous Carnival Vessels. The Horizon is the first ship to have a proper BBQ restauran...

Read More

May 17 2018 07:54:48:000AM

3 nights with a Royal Princess

By Kerry James

Kerry James's blog

I have just returned from a great 3 nights on board the Royal Princess where i flew from Gatwick to Edinburgh and then met my colleagues Emily, Ava and Juliette to catch the tender from the South Queensferry pier to where the Royal Princess was anchored and where the ship was to be our home for 3 nights on the cruise back to Southampton via Le Havre. We had balcony cabins on the sailing and you can view the tour of my cabin here: https://www.facebook.com/kerryjamescruise/videos/2017205255160...

Read More

May 14 2018 07:00:03:000AM