Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by mayll (30 Oct 08 15:55)

When you read the adverts for excursions, on the ship and on the shore, you will find that they all have a get out clause, that is although they do everything they can to insure a sighting it cannot be guaranteed. Having said that we went in September, and it was the last cruise of that year. We had that best whale spotting trip ever out of Juneau, even the crew said that it was the best trip of the year. Even though it was showery it was fantastic and we were really close to several leviathans. Later on that cruise we went out of Victoria on Vancouver Island and were able to see all of the Killer Whales, Orca, in the area, I think it was 83 so for my money September. …. Neil.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Aldrich - Answered a Question by mayll (30 Oct 08 20:55)

They are wild creatures and not scheduled to appear on demand I'm afraid. Suggest you read up on Alaska and the various tours - only go to this site that I direct every one to - Try google and 'cruise ports call boards' - the first result will give you all the info under the Alaska section .

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Setter - Answered a Question by mayll (31 Oct 08 10:55)

Like Neil and Ida we cruised Alaska in September and saw a tremendous number of whales, and again we were told that this was an excellent time for whale sightings. Not only did we see them on "Whale watch" trips but even saw several from on board our ship, swimming fairly close there you have 2 recommendations for September!Cynthia.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Barbara Hopley's blog

Aussie mini cruise!

By Barbara Hopley

So I told you all about my friend Karen last time, well the story continues as we embarked on a little adventure together…………….I was lucky enough to get a cabin on a 4 night sailing from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in The Whitsundays the week before I was due to fly home so I asked Karen if she would like to come along as she had never cruised before so a great opportunity for her to try it. Her friends cruise all the time but she has never gone with them.We had bo...

Read More

Dec 05 2016 09:00AM

Adonia is back

By Lisa West

Lisa West's blog

P&O have announced the much loved Adonia will be making a comeback!! The ship left the fleet back in 2015 but seems was missed by too many P&O passengers and will make a come back from June 2017She left P&O to sail as “fathom cruises” which is a line dedicated to volunteer tourism. Fathom is the newest brand in the Carnival Corporation & plc family, which carries nearly 11 million passengers every year to ports around the world. I must admit I didn’t reall...

Read More

Dec 05 2016 04:43PM

48 Hours In London

By Stacey Williams

Stacey Williams's blog

I have just returned from my last trip of 2016 and I am all refreshed ready for December which I can’t believe starts tomorrow! A couple of months ago I decided to book a few days in London as I did last November because I had such a great time then. Kevin hasn’t been before so I wanted to squeeze as much into two days as we could.We took the lunch time train down on Sunday which took four hours from Carlisle to Euston. Once there, we managed to navigate ourselves from there to...

Read More

Nov 30 2016 08:41PM