Banner - Answered a Question by Bird (29 Mar 08 08:01)

We just came back from the Easter cruise (First cruise of the season) and the checkin procedure was farsical it took us nearly 4hours from the time we landed till getting onto the boat.....there were 5 flights that all arrived into Palma airport at the same time - Island told us this is not a regular occurence but I dont know?? But in theory there is enough time to get back off and explore Palma first before sailing. They will state the All Aboard time at the exit before you leave ( I believe it takes about 45mins to walk into the Catherdral, centre of town and the same time back.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Anste - Answered a Question by Bird (10 Mar 08 21:58)

Went on same trip last year on island star loved the trip, would think you should be on the ship by 11.30am and think you would have quite a bit of time to explore Palma although it is quite a walk although the local buses and the open top bus goes from the main road near the cruise terminal One trip I would recommend the boat and blue mosque trip in Istanbul Enjoy the trip sorry im not a smoker.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
mcguire - Answered a Question by Bird (11 Mar 08 13:15)

We were on island escape last year and my husband was smoking he used to go to bar at pool for smoke you cant smoke in cabians its the mirage bar thats the one at the pool side also you can smoke on one side of pool but cant remember what side you can smoke in some parts of bounty club mind you that was last year it might be changed this year but i think they will have certain arears you will be able to smoke you will enjoy your cruise no matter what we have done island every year since 2003 for our silver wedding we have done star first year she came out 2006 try her as well hope ive been of some hel.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Josephine Wright's blog

More on Indy and I am sorry.

By Josephine Wright

I’m finally back I apologize profusely to all my customers who thought I was only going to be off for a week and must admit so did I. I have had a small operation on my shoulder that turned out to be a little bit more painful than I thought it would be but now I’m back and raring to go, So to pick up where I left off, I did promise some more details on Independence of the Seas from when I was on board and the next bit is going to be all about that. So what did we do while we were ...

Read More

2018-06-19 11:57:22.000

Independence and undoing my top button.

By Isabelle Larder

Isabelle Larder's blog

So here we have the final instalment of my Independence of the Seas tales. I promised I would tell you a little more about the new eateries onboard Indy since her spruce up and I can assure you, what she has to offer will not disappoint. I am ashamed to admit that whilst onboard for just 3 days I made it my mission to sample everything I could….and came home 5lb heavier!!! You may be thinking thats easy done, but honestly I was naughty. Lunch in Playmakers at around 1 and by 2.30 we wer...

Read More

2018-06-19 18:54:13.000

Off With A Celebrity

By Alison Ranaldi

Alison  Ranaldi's blog

Tomorrow I will be flying off to meet a Celebrity! This time I will be sailing on Celebrity Constellation for seven nights. We are joining the ship in Venice and visiting Dubrovnik, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Naples finishing in Civitavecchia.I am looking forward to exploring Dubrovnik and Mykonos for the first time. I last went to Santorini thirty years ago and will be there this time for a special wedding anniversary which will be lovely.Corfu is an old favourite and I even have a specia...

Read More

2018-06-18 14:09:34.000