Hooper - Answered a Question by gilchriest (21 Sep 08 22:00)

Could heartily recommend either of the two we've done. Fred Olsen's Breamar to the Baltic or P&O Arcadia to Caribbean Panama & Mexico. Hooper, Sidmouth.

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a - Answered a Question by gilchriest (19 Sep 08 15:09)

Personally I would avoid Indie during the school hols due to the vast number of children on board. However as you are not yet dead I would also avoid P&O. Why not try my personal favourite Brilliance otS out of Barcelona???? Sitting in the Champagne bar with those views can't be beat IMO.

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Neil and Ida Down - replied to a (19 Sep 08 15:29)

This man has a way with words ...but he's right you know. Brilliance of the Seas is a special ship and for a special time and for your first cruise set that as a standard for future cruising. Best wishes and Good Luck .. Ida.

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Richard Okill - Answered a Question by gilchriest (19 Sep 08 17:43)

Come on folks, this lovely couple do not want to spend the first/second day of their honeymoon in an airport; or on a charter flight. If your choices are between those indicated, go for the Oriana....and a P&O Celebration Pack, sailing from Southampton with no baggage restrictions. Have a great honeymoon folks. Richard .

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Aldrich - replied to Richard Okill (19 Sep 08 18:44)

...Book BA direct flights, go out a few days early, treat yourself to a great hotel in Barcelona like 1898 and have a few days in one of the best cities in the world! Enjoy the atmosphere, architecture and the chilled bottles of Cava!

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Richard Okill - replied to Aldrich (20 Sep 08 07:23)

I guess that would be fine for the likes of you and me, for whom money is of little object these days. However, these good people haven't indicated they have a bottomless pit and are just setting out on married life. Regards. Richard .

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middleton - Answered a Question by gilchriest (19 Sep 08 17:45)

Oriana does not have a cruise to the med in July 09 so that is out Independence of the seas have a 14 day cruise from Southampton on the 18th July, brilliance of the seas has a 12 day cruise from Barcelona on the 9th July,hope that this of use to you.

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Richard Okill - replied to middleton (20 Sep 08 10:32)

Well observed and researched. Ecstacy has got me thinking now?

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