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    Has anybody recently been on any cruises around the Med?

    If so, what company/ship did you go on and what did you think of it?

    (we're thinking of doing a cruise for our honeymoon...)

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    Red Funnel Isle of Wight ferries aren't too bad.......

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    Only from you!

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    Done a med cruise was very good the boat was more like a hotel.it only moved at night so you arrived at a new port every morning,if doing this also book a trip to the pyramids,well worth the visit.When you arrive at the ship the guys who take your luggage and brings you to your cabin will also probably be your waiters.Give them a decent tip then,dont wait till the end of the cruise.You will get looked after far better.Hope this helps, cant remember the cruise co.

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    Thanks FenderGuitar - can you remember the name of the boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuzzyD View Post
    Thanks FenderGuitar - can you remember the name of the boat?
    It was something Princess sorry I cant remember the full name or company.My wife hates sailing and she enjoyed it.

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    Avoid Island cruises and costa unless you like pasta. I have been on a fair few cruises and RCI - Royal Carribbean International - are my personal favourites. I was married in the carribbean on Navigator of the Seas.

    You can go down to southampton and watch the cruise ships depart, there is a web site that gives the departure times, its worth it to get an impression of the ships. They also do short cruises from southampton to Cork, so if your not sure you could do a short break to "try" it out!

    PM me if you want any more info.
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    I have done a few cruises with P&O. I initially picked them because they go direct from Southampton so there are no airport dramas to deal with.
    The whole departure and arrival process is fantastic. You arrive at the departure terminal and your cases are taken by a porter. They are security checked and taken direct to your cabin. You go through check in and security and then you usually have a short wait before you board the ship. Then you are called to board the ship and thats it, your holiday begins. It really is superb, no flight delays or the usual hassle you get at airports.
    The same thing happens on the way home, you put your cases out the night before you get home and when you get off the ship you go and collect your luggage. So easy.

    I cannot recommend P&O highly enough. They are absolutely superb.
    I have been on Oceana and Aurora, my brother has been twice on Oriana.
    Last Month My wife and I had a VIP invite onboard the new P&O Ventura. All I can say is Wow, the ship is amazing.

    The service is 5 star stuff. The food is excellent and you can pretty much eat 24hrs a day.
    I have done Med cruises and a cruise to Portugal/Spain/Canary Islands/Madeira.

    The good thing with P&O is they are marketed towards the British tourist so there is none of the American type nonsense that you get with some cruiselines. There are usually upgrades and such like for people on honeymoon etc.
    I see someone on here has said it but my wife gets seasick on the Isle of Wight ferry, but on the cruise ship she is fine. We came back through the Bay of Biscay in a storm but the ship hardly moved!
    I know quite a few other people who have cruised with other cruise lines and P&O and they have all said that P&O are by far the best.

    I have only ever gone with P&O but as I said I can't fault them so dont think I would bother going with another.
    We will certainly be going again.
    As a honeymoon I dont think you can go far wrong, you chill out catching the sun, eating and drinking and the destinations and resorts come to you. I dont think there is anything like arriving in a country on a ship, its quite an event, and after a days sightseeing you get back on board hit the bars and pools and relax, have dinner, more booze before getting your head down and waking up in a new destination.

    I can't wait to go again!!
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    Sonic, The Oriana is a lovely ship, although it flex's too much over the bay of Biscane for my liking



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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Sonic, The Oriana is a lovely ship, although it flex's too much over the bay of Biscane for my liking



    I recognise that quayside...I've been there too, on Oceana though. But where is it....I deffo recognise it, I remember the long walk up the quay to get to the bus!

    My Bro went through Biscay on Oriana in a force 10 and said that it was amazing how well she went through it, I suppose she was designed as a round the world cruise liner so is built to deal with the big stuff.
    I think most of the 'world' ships are designed so they flex instead of snap!!
    One of the crew on Ventura said to me that in the rough stuff, if your stood looking down the passage way thats runs from bow to stern you can see the 'flex'!!

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