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  • Hannah W, Cruise.co.uk
    started a topic Dubrovnik Day 1!

    Dubrovnik Day 1!

    We arrived in Dubrovnik early yesterday to beautiful warm weather, and stunning scenery. We were minus a suitcase but hey ho – who needs clothes in temperatures like this.
    Taxi booked through Travelcube was waiting for us and took us to our hotel in Lapad, about 10 minutes from Dubrovnik Old Town. En route we passed the MSC Armonia, Celebrity Equinox and a Costa ship in the harbour. We are in a stunning bay, in the small, comfortable and very friendly Kompas Hotel. Yesterday was spent exploring Lapad, which is absolutely lovely (pics to follow), and lounging around the pool due to the very high temperatures.
    This morning we took the No. 6 bus into Dubrovnik (us and about 50 locals all squeezed in like sardines) where we have walked the city walls and explored the old town – stunning, uncommercialised and uncrowded. A ship called L’austel was in the bay with the tender running back and forth.
    Even from the little we have seen so far I would heartily recommend Dubrovnik. It is beautiful and the locals are so friendly.
    Ok, must dash now, there is a lounger by the pool with my name on!
    I shall lie there patiently whilst waiting for news of the missing suitcase! Hard life!

    Joining Europa 2 tomorrow lunch time so look out for my updates………………………….

  • annie, Glasgow
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    I had my fingers crossed that you would be staying at the Excelsior near the Old Town

    Enjoy.

    Annie

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  • Mike, West Midlands
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    L’Austral was in Dubrovnik when we were there in May, it was tendering into the old town. Quite handy thinking about it!

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  • Mike, Edinburgh
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    Hope your case turns up, I agree Dubrovnic is stunning as are the locals.
    Have a great trip.
    Mike

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  • Dancourt, Chatham
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    I am really looking forward to reading your blog and seeing your photo's, we are visiting Dubrovnik in October.

    Enjoy your cruise and hopefully your missing suitcase will turn up.

    Susan

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  • Wilba
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    Did you fly from Gatwick Hannah?

    3000 cases never made the aircraft(s) due to a conveyor fault.............Wilba

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  • Lisa, Gloucester
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    My OH & I stayed at Hotel Ariston in Lapad in May this year. The weather was excellent as was the hotel. Most locals spoke English & were friendly. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!

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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    I hope your suit case turns up soon. Have a lovely trip, and I'm looking forward to your blog......................................Carol

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  • Solent Richard, Lee on the Solent
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    Europa II. Another ship that gets around. Seen here passing Calshot Spit, shame the sun was directly behind her...




    Looks a lovely ship and quite unusual for the British market.

    Looking forward with interest to your blob/review.

    Bon Voyage.

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  • Solent Richard, Lee on the Solent
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    Gets around that L’austral...




    She came in next to us at Ushuaia in February while we were on Celebrity Infinity's Antarctic Cruise.

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Bradbury, Coventry View Post
    Missing Suitcase - that would be my worst nightmare when embarking a cruise. Good job you have a day to fall back on - I hope it catches up with you before you leave.
    Got my fingers crossed for you Hannah and I'm definitely looking forward to the daily updates.
    This should be one helluva ship.

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  • Bradbury, Coventry
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    Missing Suitcase - that would be my worst nightmare when embarking a cruise. Good job you have a day to fall back on - I hope it catches up with you before you leave.

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