Cruise Search

broughton - Answered a Question by COOK (02 Jun 08 14:45)

Oceana is a Fab ship, been on her several times. But if its your first cruise and you dont know the places you are going to, book tours because if you go independantally and you dont know the places you are going to, if, for whatever reason you are delayed and dont get back on board before she sails, you are literally up the creek without a paddle! She WILL SAIL! Its OK for the more experienced passengers, but we wouldnt risk it. Tours from the ship are more expensive, but for novices far safer.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
broughton - Answered a Question by COOK (02 Jun 08 14:51)

Sorry! forgot to say if you are not onboard for departure SHE WILL SAIL WITHOUT YOU! Many happy cruises to you.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Niel and Ida Down - Answered a Question by COOK (02 Jun 08 20:22)

Study your Ports of Call, glean what information you can from the net and excursion brochures and most important....pal up with a couple who have been cruising a lot of times and split the cost with them... and don't worry about missing the ship it seldom happens and only then to other people! ...Nei.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Freemantle - Answered a Question by COOK (03 Jun 08 13:41)

We always book our excursions through the tour company. I know they are not cheap but everything is organised for you and we have always had really good guides. As has been said a cruise ship will not wait for you if you are late back to the ship. However, she will wait if a ship's tour is delayed. Personally I would not enjoy the trip if I was constantly worrying about getting back on time. There are people who do their own thing quite successfully but it's not for me. We have seen people running down the quay - in San Juan - to a Celebrity ship that had already left. They were lucky and got taken out in a coastguard dinghy. Then they had to climb up a ladder to get on the ship. It looked horrendous.

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

Newest Topics

Aurora in Piraeus

ilovesunshine, east yorks -

It makes me so proud!

cornish girl, falmouth -

NCl Spirit 21 Jan 2017 Barcelona,...

D'n'A, Poitiers -

Retrospective Mexico - 10

Cooke, Ashby -

Aurora en route to Malta

ilovesunshine, east yorks -


Hot Topics


carol, welwyn garden city -

Another Sterling Correction on the...

annie, Glasgow -

I'm Getting Fed Up . . . . . .

JohnR, Chippenham -

Up to "eight inches" of...

Border Reiver, Durham (3) -

Buying Online

B&D, Shepton Mallet -

View More From The Forum
Declan Doherty's blog

January sales are in full swing !

By Declan Doherty

Well as usual at this time of year the phones are going crazy with excited customers looking to grab themselves a bargain and book their next cruise. With so many operators out there I have put together some of the fantastic deals from a selection of cruise lines to help you make your mind up about who to book with and what you will get with each cruise line.ROYAL CARIBBEAN: BUY ONE ALL INCLUSIVE CRUISE FARE, GET ONE HALF PRICE, ON SELECTED 2017 UK AND EUROPEAN SAILINGSNot only are the...

Read More

Jan 15 2017 11:01:57:000AM

The world busiest cruise ports.

By Brad Smith

Brad Smith's blog

With 2016 coming to a close, and no doubt another recording breaking cruise year I though I would do a bit of research into the world busiest cruise ports and get some insight into just how many passengers these hubs handle. To be honest the numbers are massive!!I don’t think the number 1 spot will shock many, but the Port of Miami welcomed over 5 million cruise passengers. As a major gateway to the Caribbean and the Bahamas, with countless ship based there year round. Transport links w...

Read More

Jan 16 2017 10:00:15:000AM

The Cuban Revelation!

By Freddie Moser

Freddie Moser's blog

No I don’t mean Cuban Revolution………Cuba – One of the most enigmatic places on the planet, is suddenly becoming a rather popular tourist hot-spot, but more importantly a winning cruise destination, a revelation, one might say……..Since the recent talks of a reconciliation between Cuba and the USA, the country has now become a new attraction for many a nationality.Of course here in the UK we have been holidaying in Cuba for years, and although it’s...

Read More

Jan 10 2017 10:21:31:000AM