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hayley_bopp last won the day on July 29 2018

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About hayley_bopp

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    Coventry, England
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    Reading, eating and wine. If possible, whilst on a cruise!

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  1. Continuing my RC Cruise Ship Spotting Tour of the Mediterranean, today Explorer was with us in our last port of Gibraltar.
  2. I haven't looked at the deckplans so don't know if this applies to your room but make sure it's not a connecting room. We had a GTY cabin on Independence last year and ended up with a connecting room and there was LOTS of noise-bleed from the other cabin.
  3. Imagine my delight when I woke up this morning to this sight from my balcony! Mr hayley_bopp says I'm more excited about this than going to Rome. I think he's right!
  4. I've just approved it so hopefully it will show up...
  5. Hmm. That's weird. I'll have a look (although I'm not particularly technically minded so not sure I'll know how to fix it! πŸ˜…)
  6. Cruise day is here! We've been out for a walk this morning to see the ships in port - Saphire Princess (which I forgot to take a picture of) P&O's Britannia (the largest in their fleet) ,Azura (at the back) and Oriana which finished her final P&O cruise on Friday and is now in port having all of the P&O branding removed as she's been sold. And finally, RC's Independence. FYI, Indy & Azura are both facing the 'wrong' way today. I assume the captains didn't want to turn them around in last night's high winds. It's worse today though. Fingers crossed we manage to get underway today and aren't stuck in port until tomorrow...
  7. Do you mean Carnival? If so, yes πŸ˜•
  8. Thanks! And yes you remembered correctly - it was our 6yr anniversary last week (18.5 years together).
  9. Well, I'm pretty much all packed. Everything's all printed off. I've painted my toenails (twice! ). I've just got a manicure and a facial tomorrow morning to ease me in to the holiday relaxation before we head down to Southampton.As it's not an RC cruise, I won't blog it here. However, I enjoyed blogging my cruise on Independence so much last year I've decided that I will blog this cruise on my own (until now largely defunct) blog which you can find at https://fat-fighting-foodie.com/ I'll be visiting: Cadiz, Spain Barcelona, Spain Livorno, Italy Civitavecchia, Italy Cartagena, Spain Gibraltar, UK I'll also be Periscoping. My user name is hayley_bopp . Both blog posts and scopes will be intermittent as I'm probably not going to get an internet package (but never say never...). If you've got any questions feel free to ask on here or on the comments section on my blog. After the cruise, I'll post a review of the cruise on here comparing it to RC. Who will win...? πŸ˜‰ Fingers crossed the gales that are forecast to hit the south coast all day on Saturday (50-60mph gusts of wind!) don't delay our sail away for too long 😟
  10. I LOVED it and would definitely do it again. Disclosure: I am a real foodie - fine dining and fine wine is something I am passionate about.
  11. Thanks so much for yet another awesome blog @twangster Looking forward to the next one
  12. Your sunset pictures are always worth seeing IMO πŸ‘
  13. I'm not in a cruise at the moment but this weekend I'm in Edinburgh, Scotland and today I've been to the Royal Yacht Britannia. I tried to convince my husband that buying it would be the ideal souvenir of our weekend but living in the land-locked midlands, we'd struggle to sail her home. It was really interesting to see the workings and state apartments of this famous vessel. My husband and I found it particulary interesting how basic the royal accommodation is. The cost is Β£16.50 per adult and includes an audio tour which was really well laid out. There was also opportunity to have afternoon tea in the room where royal cocktail parties were over held. If anyone is ever on a cruise that stops in Edinburgh, I'd highly reccomend this attraction.
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