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CRUISES-NEVER BEEN BEFORE-RECOMMENDATION FOR OCTOBER HOLS??

louloo Avatar
8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Has anyone experience please-would like to take Mum age 78 and kids 15 and 6..I think around 24th October school hols although would suffer the wrath of the teachers and take em out of school for a few days either side.
Budget maybe upto £800 or so each if all inc..and would prefer from Southampton or another UK port-or a short flight-majorca etc...no 9hour flights!
Please help if you have any ideas as i have looked at a few sites and dont know where to start!
Thanks guys!!!!
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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[helper] 1 Like #1
Try the Thomson site. There is a 7 nt cruise on the Thomson celebration from Paphos (flight from London) on 22/10/08 (Pharoahs and the Promised Land) £795 full board.Possibly worth a look.
#2
LJM
Try the Thomson site. There is a 7 nt cruise on the Thomson celebration from Paphos (flight from London) on 22/10/08 (Pharoahs and the Promised Land) £795 full board.Possibly worth a look.


i saw that but its adults only from what i can see :(
anything else? thanks for the suggestion tho!
banned#3
of no help here, just wanted to say ive always wanted to go on a cruise and i really hope you have a fab time x
#4
Heres one a little you might have not considered
a nile cruise in Egypt, went on one last year, fabulous for under £400 p.p included flights,transfers,full board on 5 star boat, and 10 excursions, get to see all the history of ancient egypt. Fab food, entertainment on the boat etc:)
#5
sassie
of no help here, just wanted to say ive always wanted to go on a cruise and i really hope you have a fab time x


aww sassie i havent either-never wanted to as a bit water fobic-but figured couldnt get much wetter than we are now:roll:
thanks for your kind wishes!
banned#6
louloo
aww sassie i havent either-never wanted to as a bit water fobic-but figured couldnt get much wetter than we are now:roll:
thanks for your kind wishes!


please let me know how you get on, especially the children as they the same age as mine, and although the little guy would probably love it think the daughter would be bored brainless, so let me know how it goes please xx
#7
Hiya,
Try
http://www.cruise1st.co.uk
you can search on the dates and it will tell you which cruises are available and at what price. Feel quite tempted myself!!
#8
irshybar
Heres one a little you might have not considered
a nile cruise in Egypt, went on one last year, fabulous for under £400 p.p included flights,transfers,full board on 5 star boat, and 10 excursions, get to see all the history of ancient egypt. Fab food, entertainment on the boat etc:)


can you send me a link to it please? if you can recall the name? im open to any sensible suggestions...
nile cruise-was the food ok -i saw a program years ago where they all threw up all week:roll:
im sure it wouldnt be like that from what you have said-but ofcourse at 78 we have to be careful for Mum;-)
#9
bluedave
Hiya,
Try
http://www.cruise1st.co.uk
you can search on the dates and it will tell you which cruises are available and at what price. Feel quite tempted myself!!


all i can find so far available is ireland :w00t:
and while i like ireland and the irish im not so sure about october-probably more rain-lol
#10
sassie
please let me know how you get on, especially the children as they the same age as mine, and although the little guy would probably love it think the daughter would be bored brainless, so let me know how it goes please xx


the attitude i had from her lately its tempting to leave her at home locked in the cupboard:whistling:
from what ive read they have teen discos etc..and she makes friends soo fast-and almost always keeps in touch when home-so we dont usually have a problem!
I knew yur daughter was similar age-didnt know the little guy was 6 too-great age eh:thumbsup:
banned#11
flippin eck theres some cheap ones on htat site, im coming with ya
#12
sassie
flippin eck theres some cheap ones on htat site, im coming with ya


lol-its not working for me!
oh its cheaper than a resort hol-we have found around £3200 for us for a WEEK in Egypt:w00t:
banned#13
its avery slow, but its working
#14
where did you find prices?? they all say call for details..
1 Like #15
louloo
can you send me a link to it please? if you can recall the name? im open to any sensible suggestions...
nile cruise-was the food ok -i saw a program years ago where they all threw up all week:roll:
im sure it wouldnt be like that from what you have said-but ofcourse at 78 we have to be careful for Mum;-)


[url]www.africansafariclub.com/egypt/index.php[/url]
We used teletext holidays to find our deal, it was a valentine surprise for my OH, but i beleive it was these guys.
I think your mother should enjoy this cos on our boat there seem to have been a lot of seniors, they were having a whale of a time, but just mind the heat, we went and it was regularly clocking up 30 deg, we had no problem with the food as there were international chefs and always beautifully set up, the deserts were to die for.
How able is your mum? cos there will be some walking to see all the wonderful sites.hope it helps:)
#17
louloo
all i can find so far available is ireland :w00t:
and while i like ireland and the irish im not so sure about october-probably more rain-lol
#18
louloo
all i can find so far available is ireland :w00t:
and while i like ireland and the irish im not so sure about october-probably more rain-lol



Maybe I'm missing something but.........
23Oct Mediteranean renaissance (Thomson)
Olives & Ouzo (Ocean village0
24th Oct Barcelona to Barcelona (Msc)
Jewels of the Med
25th Oct Greek Isles and Turkey (Royal carribean
When I looked they were all quoting prices within your price bracket.
#19
bluedave
Maybe I'm missing something but.........
23Oct Medditeranean renaissance (Thomson)


i think i saw this but every cabin i tried for said not available...
1 Like #20
Hi - if you look directly on the Thomson cruise website you'll see a variety of cabins (rather than the one I could see for this - which have double beds and might not be so suitable for you). The thomson website also quotes cheaper price (£469 for cheapest cabin) and £199 for a first child price. Worth a look?

Oops was looking for wrong date prcies are
Out: London Gatwick
23/10/08 - 09:00
Adult
Web £549 Phone £619
Full: £749
Saving: £200
1st Child £329

Return: 30/10/08 - 14:45
7 nights
banned 1 Like #21
i cant get the thomson webiste to work, put n all details it search and naff all happens
#22
bluedave
Hi - if you look directly on the Thomson cruise website you'll see a variety of cabins (rather than the one I could see for this - which have double beds and might not be so suitable for you). The thomson website also quotes cheaper price (£469 for cheapest cabin) and £199 for a first child price. Worth a look?

Oops was looking for wrong date prcies are
Out: London Gatwick
23/10/08 - 09:00
Adult
Web £549 Phone £619
Full: £749
Saving: £200
1st Child £329

Return: 30/10/08 - 14:45
7 nights


oh maybe thats why you are getting different? im going from manchester:oops:
its a long journey to Gatwick before the holiday so cant do that...there is always more choice from London.
Will give them a call see what they can offer...looks like the best solution;-)
#23
sassie
i cant get the thomson webiste to work, put n all details it search and naff all happens


lol-i got results but then on choosing cabins it said no availablity..and i tried all but the ultra £ suites:w00t:
#24
have done a request to the african safari site so will await that too..
#25
irshybar
[url]www.africansafariclub.com/egypt/index.php[/url]
We used teletext holidays to find our deal, it was a valentine surprise for my OH, but i beleive it was these guys.
I think your mother should enjoy this cos on our boat there seem to have been a lot of seniors, they were having a whale of a time, but just mind the heat, we went and it was regularly clocking up 30 deg, we had no problem with the food as there were international chefs and always beautifully set up, the deserts were to die for.
How able is your mum? cos there will be some walking to see all the wonderful sites.hope it helps:)


she can walk some but not too able-i guess average for age. I wanted to give her something different she hasnt done before:thumbsup:
#26
African Safari tend to reduce their prices a week before the departure..
So if you dare wait, you could pick up a real bargain.

This is a great holiday I would recommend, went earlier in the year.
#27
rockyfella
African Safari tend to reduce their prices a week before the departure..
So if you dare wait, you could pick up a real bargain.

This is a great holiday I would recommend, went earlier in the year.


thanks! will make sure passports are up-to-date and cases packed!:thumbsup:
banned#28
me jealous now :-(
#29
#30
sassie
me jealous now :-(


mmm if you had been on hols with my family you wouldnt be:oops:
#31


oh looks great but i think its too far...but found others on the site from Barcelona. Look really great!! thanks.
#32
louloo
she can walk some but not too able-i guess average for age. I wanted to give her something different she hasnt done before:thumbsup:


theres plenty of relaxation on this type of cruise, there is a swimming pool on bord, all the excursions will be by coach, some local ones will be using the caleche ( a horse drawn cart ) a wonderful way to get around the markets in egypt. the tour guides on this cruise are very helpful. Possible may be a wheel chair you can use on board.
#33
irshybar
theres plenty of relaxation on this type of cruise, there is a swimming pool on bord, all the excursions will be by coach, some local ones will be using the caleche ( a horse drawn cart ) a wonderful way to get around the markets in egypt. the tour guides on this cruise are very helpful. Possible may be a wheel chair you can use on board.


Thanks-sounds great!!!!

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