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  1. middy

    Docking at Naval base.

    Found this article. Julia Gillard sinks the navy cruise ship objections | thetelegraph.com.au Appears that they have now agreed to let 3 ships dock at the Naval base during the next two years.
  2. middy

    Will this lead to changes in tipping rules

    Found this article regards some staff not having contracts renewed after striking. P&O cruise ship Arcadia hits troubled waters over ousting of Indian crew | Business | The Guardian I do feel sorry for staff which sail on ships with passengers on board who don't tip, probably as part of the...
  3. middy

    Silversea acquires expedition ship

    Found this article Silversea to purchase Galapagos tour company and ship - USATODAY.com Seems they are branching out to the Galapagos Islands. Another cruise that is on my bucket list.
  4. middy

    My time dining.

    Have always managed before to get late sitting on Royal Caribbean. Unfortunately not available this time as booked rather late. Has anyone experience of my time dining. ?
  5. middy

    Adventure of the Seas. 23rd June 2012

    Just booked this morning, any one else aboard.? Very excited as added bonus is we are in Valencia when grand prix on. :biggrinbounce2: I'm a big fan of F1.
  6. middy

    Black Watch 20th August 12 Baltics.

    Anyone else cruising to the Baltics on Black Watch in August.? My first time to all the ports of call except Dover.
  7. middy

    What makes Thomson's good

    What makes a Thomson cruise good ? What are your thoughts? I've sailed quite a few times with Thomsons the little things that make it for me. 1. Always personally escorted to your cabin so that you don't have to wander around trying to get your bearings. 2. Tips included. ( Though I do give...
  8. middy

    Rialto Barcelona

    Have a one night stay at the Rialto Barcelona pre cruise. Has anyone stayed there pre cruise, any advice on nice places to eat nearby ?
  9. middy

    Liverpool airport hotels

    I was wondering if anyone has any experience of Liverpool airport hotels ? Seems there are a few close by. Has anyone used any of them ?
  10. middy

    Jade 31st Jan 2012 Barcelona to Canaries

    Hi. Anyone else on this sailing. Hubby and I fancied a little winter sun.
  11. middy

    New cruise liner terminal opened

    Seems the new Cairns terminal has been opened. Media-Newswire.com - Press Release Distribution - PR Agency
  12. middy

    Snow and Ice in UK

    Seems the bad weather has closed both Gatwick and Edinburgh airports also many rail/ bus routes affected. News report UK Weather: Snow And Ice Bring More Travel Chaos With More Heavy Falls Forecast | UK News | Sky News
  13. middy

    Decline in cruise ship visits

    Found this article looking at a decline in cruise ship visits. Gibraltar Chronicle - The Independent Daily First Published 1801 Wonder if there are big differences in port charges?
  14. middy

    Thomson Spirit 4th Feb 2011 Canaries.

    Being as the ship for this itinery has now changed thought I better make a new thread. Ports to be visited. Tenerife Gran Canaria la Palma Madeira Morocco Lanzarote Tenerife Travelling with hubby, Son and a big green mug.:)
  15. middy

    Marco Polo Hotel Hong Kong

    Stayed here for three days post cruise. Situated at the end of the cruise ship pier in Kowloon. Lovely hotel, great room, the most varied breakfast buffet I have ever seen. Close to varied shops and the star ferry. Except for having to wait a fair while for the room on arrival (though was...
  16. middy

    French aviation union calls for strike

    Found this article French aviation unions call strike according to the article they have called for a four day strike commencing next friday.
  17. middy

    Hurricane Tomas

    Tomas is now a hurricane. Latest public advisory from NOAA HURRICANE TOMAS ADVISORY NUMBER 5 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL212010 1100 AM AST SAT OCT 30 2010 ...TWELFTH HURRICANE OF THE SEASON BEARING DOWN ON ST. LUCIA AND ST. VINCENT... SUMMARY OF 1100 AM...
  18. middy

    Tropical Storm Tomas

    This one is in the Caribbean. NOAA report TROPICAL STORM TOMAS ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL212010 500 AM AST SAT OCT 30 2010 ...TOMAS NEAR HURRICANE STRENGTH AS IT PASSES NEAR BARBADOS AND HEADS TOWARD THE NORTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS...
  19. middy

    10,000 free flights.

    Showing up on the Royal Caribbean UK site, seems there are 10,000 free flights to cruises in the med available. Sounds quite tempting to me, will have to check and see what weeks are free at work.:)
  20. middy

    Allure to have first Starbucks at sea

    found this article New Royal Caribbean ship to have first Starbucks at sea - USATODAY.com Seems prices will be similar to those on land.
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