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hayley_bopp last won the day on July 29 2018

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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. I can't compare to doing a Caribbean cruise as I haven't done one yet, but I've done 2 RC European cruises and there was a real mix of dress on formal nights. I personally like to get glammed up in a full length gown and there were men in tuxedos. But there were also women in shorter dresses or trousers and tops and men just in shirt and trousers. My husband's outfit of choice is trousers, short-sleeved shirt and waistcoat. No tie or jacket.
  2. I hope they don't use the Virgin Pendolino trains that are used here i the UK - there is always a rather pungent smell of chemical toilets as you board 😷🀒
  3. Yay! Another Brit on the message boards! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ I'm from Coventry. We're cruising on Allure over Christmas and I'll be Live(ish) blogging so look out for that to help pass the last few pre-cruise days. We've been to Mexico, Costa Maya at Christmas, before and we thought it was hot and went on a snorkelling trip.
  4. We're sailing on Allure over Christmas this year with our friends. We live in the UK and they live in MI so we booked through a TA (who have since gone bust! Luckily our booking is all still going ahead!) and they booked through Costco. We're on MTD but they could only get late - I'm assuming/hoping we'll be able to change so that we can dine together once onboard. Does that sound doable? We also have bookings for 150 Central Park for one of the evenings but it would not let me link the bookings. I've managed to book two of us at 7pm and 2 at 7:30pm. Again, am I likely to be able to get us at the same time and same table once onboard? TIA
  5. Not exactly a shore excursion question but I think some of you knowledgeable folk might be able to advise me. We'll be in Miami this year for NYE following our Christmas cruise on Allure πŸ˜† I'm just trying to get an idea of what's good to do on NYE. We're staying in south beach and don't want anything mega expensive or mega raucous. TIA
  6. I've been away from the message boards for a while but what a great welcome back this live blog is! Thanks @twangster and bon voyage!
  7. Continuing my RC Cruise Ship Spotting Tour of the Mediterranean, today Explorer was with us in our last port of Gibraltar.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. I've just approved it so hopefully it will show up...
  11. 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˜…)
  12. 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...
  13. Do you mean Carnival? If so, yes πŸ˜•
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