35 night cruise Caribbean and USA cruise (P&O) Bermuda, New Orleans, Miami, Dominica, Barbados etc etc 11 February 2020 (Ventura)  Southampton - Southampton from £2499
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35 night cruise Caribbean and USA cruise (P&O) Bermuda, New Orleans, Miami, Dominica, Barbados etc etc 11 February 2020 (Ventura) Southampton - Southampton from £2499

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An alluring adventure to the Caribbean and America

Sail from Southampton to the captivating Caribbean and southeast coast of America, primed and ready to soak up fun times, heart-warming weather and laidback living. It’s time to embrace all the joys that this vibrant region has to offer. Then, sail home, stopping to admire the Azores en route.

11 FEB Southampton
13 FEB La Coruna
20-21 FEB Bermuda
23 FEB Nassau
26-27 FEB New Orleans
29 FEB Key West, USA
01 MAR Miami
04 MAR San Juan
05 MAR St. Kitts
06 MAR Dominica
07 MAR Barbados
13 MAR Ponta Delgada, Azores
17 MAR Southampton

Holidaying on Ventura

Ventura is an enticing playground at sea for people of all ages. Ideal for families or adults, she makes cruising a pure pleasure. Enjoy elegant fine dining, a tranquil spa, great sports facilities and four pools. There are age-specific children’s clubs, a night nursery for 4s and under and an early children’s tea. Adults can unwind with dazzling shows, stand-up comedy and a lavish, two-deck theatre.




Also have a Flight/Cruise 15 night package for the Carribean in October/November for £999pp


Price of £999 per person includes 15 nights, food full board and inside cabin. Plus includes a flight back from Caribbean.

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26 Oct Southampton
30 Oct Madeira
05 Nov Antigua
06 Nov St. Kitts
07 Nov St. Lucia
08 Nov St. Vincent
09-10 Nov
Barbados (Flight)
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ritchiedrama9 h, 22 m ago

Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, …Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, it seems so, so boring, I don't know if this is a good price or not but 2.5k and then spending money on top seems really expensive. You could visit so many good places for that kind of money and have actual experiences (in your own time, without limitation).


Genuine answer:

I wake up when the guy brings me my pre-breakfast. Just some juice and a pastry, make waking up a little easier. Maybe tea. Roll over and see what we have a view of this morning. Wake up gently, get downstairs in time for formal breakfast. P&O breakfast is my favourite, because I like having black and white pudding... but sometimes will have liver or kippers if they're on.

Head back to the room, grab some things for the morning, go and find a nice lounger to call home for the morning. Read a book, watch people go by, stare at the sea.

Lunch rolls around. Not a huge lunchtime eater, so probably just soup and a light meal. Back to find a spot....must be time for cocktails, right...flag down a passing waiter to bring something over. Book. People. Sea.

It only takes a couple of cocktails to see you through to afternoon tea - although in honesty I don't do that every day. Most days a burger or slice of pizza poolside is enough to get you through to dinner.

Head back to the room early evening, get changed for dinner, pre-dinner drinks in a nice bar. Most evenings dinner is stater, soup, main, pudding...and it's nice. Sometimes you chose to go to a nicer restaurant, but standard dining is fine.

After dinner you grab a drink or two. Sometimes take in the show...then you're back to bed (maybe via the buffet if you're peckish) and ready to do it all again tomorrow.

This is slightly tongue-in-cheek, but not massively. You eat a lot on cruises and the food actually gives your day a lot of structure....only have small gaps to fill. The above was based on a sunny sea day. Obviously there is plenty to do on port days...and between activities, gym, cinema etc there's plenty to do on drizzly sea days too.

Cruising works for me because it's very good value and I like knowing that wherever in the world you are you can go back to the ship and get a meal that won't make you sick and a decent night's sleep. (In contrast to package deals I've done in the past).

The main thing, though, is convenience. I live 45 mins from Southampton. I drive down, park next to the ship. Some nice chaps unload my bags for me. Someone else takes my car keys. I wander onto the ship and can be in the bar having a slap up lunch just over an hour from home. Beats waiting around at airports every day of the week.

I find it curious that people find cruising expensive. I rarely pay more than £50-70 per night on a cruise. When I've done city breaks I've spent more than that £100/night on fairly mediocre rooms...then meals and activities on top, so invariably pay far more than a well-chosen cruise.
Genuine question for people who like cruises;

What's the attraction? Like, it seems so, so boring, I don't know if this is a good price or not but 2.5k and then spending money on top seems really expensive.

You could visit so many good places for that kind of money and have actual experiences (in your own time, without limitation).
Hapzy5 h, 24 m ago

Seems good. I still enjoy road trips & backpacking but when I’m a little o …Seems good. I still enjoy road trips & backpacking but when I’m a little older I’ll do a cruise like this. Ideal way to see the Carribean Islands which can be very expensive. Great if have limited time off


Totally agree, I'm a budget backpacker and soon about to do my 10th relocation cruise (San Blas, Panama Canal, Easter Island, Pitcairn and Bora Bora among sone of the stops on route to Tahiti). They are a fantastic way of getting from A to B and are absurdly cheap. ie done Cape Town to Genoa for £340 and also 26 nights from Marseille to Mauritius including 2 days in the Seycheles and Suez Canal, Madgascar Reunion among others for £700).

Cruising is not boring at all. You get to see great sites at sea whales, dolphins, had an entire day watching Boobies dive bombing the wake of the boat sailing past the San Fernandao islands off Brazil that was amazing.. Also the height a cruise boat has gives you amazing views of all the ports and coast you go past. The top is like the top of a huge block of flats.

You also get to go to difficult to access spots like Greenland, Easter Island, French Polynesia and as you point out here a great way ti see the Carribbean. Give it a go.... Do a Sydney to Vancouver crossing and you should have great fun with the bubch of Americans and Aussies who will be on board, they are always a good fun bunch.
ritchiedrama23 m ago

Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, …Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, it seems so, so boring, I don't know if this is a good price or not but 2.5k and then spending money on top seems really expensive. You could visit so many good places for that kind of money and have actual experiences (in your own time, without limitation).


Waking up somewhere new each day is fun.

In this example it would also appeal to people who don't like flying.
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£72 a night, all-in (excluding drinks) with P&O - travel, accommodation and all the food you can eat. Excellent ship, excellent food and a great itinerary.
Genuine question for people who like cruises;

What's the attraction? Like, it seems so, so boring, I don't know if this is a good price or not but 2.5k and then spending money on top seems really expensive.

You could visit so many good places for that kind of money and have actual experiences (in your own time, without limitation).
ritchiedrama23 m ago

Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, …Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, it seems so, so boring, I don't know if this is a good price or not but 2.5k and then spending money on top seems really expensive. You could visit so many good places for that kind of money and have actual experiences (in your own time, without limitation).


Waking up somewhere new each day is fun.

In this example it would also appeal to people who don't like flying.
It’s a long way from Southampton if it was 35 days from Miami including flights it’d be a great deal, don’t think I’d fancy the 5-7 day Atlantic sale each direction
Seems good. I still enjoy road trips & backpacking but when I’m a little older I’ll do a cruise like this. Ideal way to see the Carribean Islands which can be very expensive. Great if have limited time off
Newbold1 h, 29 m ago

£72 a night, all-in (excluding drinks) with P&O - travel, accommodation …£72 a night, all-in (excluding drinks) with P&O - travel, accommodation and all the food you can eat. Excellent ship, excellent food and a great itinerary.


+ £7 per day (£245 per deal) tipping/service fees isn't it?
Should be just long enough to get over a good bout of Norovirus
Can anyone lend me £2498 ?
BargainMad1 h, 56 m ago

+ £7 per day (£245 per deal) tipping/service fees isn't it?


Actually, no. Tipping is entirely voluntary and the voluntary tips just go to P&O to subsidise the wages so there’s no point in just adding to their profits.
We do 14 night fly cruise with P&O to the Caribbean.
10-11 different islands .
But we choose Britannia as it just feels new and it’s more modern .
Food is of a far superior quality to a 5 star all inclusive resort.
That’s a great price but even though Ventura has had a refit , it still feels old going from reviews .
We do all types of holidays and cruising is not boring if it’s a Caribbean cruise trust me !
10 amazing beaches and a few tours . Lot of Caribbean rum ! And then head back the ship for a great quality dinner and enjoy one of the 13 bars on the ship .
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Great price to have a sunshine holiday in the middle of winter
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ritchiedrama5 h, 13 m ago

Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, …Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, it seems so, so boring, I don't know if this is a good price or not but 2.5k and then spending money on top seems really expensive. You could visit so many good places for that kind of money and have actual experiences (in your own time, without limitation).


I'd be bored stiff on one tbh, think they are mainly meant for coffin dodgers who are too old to get about.
Add port fees and rudely requested tips and that's another £1000 on top. Also, it'll be a tiny cabin with an unusable shower unless you're really skinny. I can have a lot of fun at home for £2,500 so why travel. There's no place like home!
Hapzy5 h, 24 m ago

Seems good. I still enjoy road trips & backpacking but when I’m a little o …Seems good. I still enjoy road trips & backpacking but when I’m a little older I’ll do a cruise like this. Ideal way to see the Carribean Islands which can be very expensive. Great if have limited time off


Totally agree, I'm a budget backpacker and soon about to do my 10th relocation cruise (San Blas, Panama Canal, Easter Island, Pitcairn and Bora Bora among sone of the stops on route to Tahiti). They are a fantastic way of getting from A to B and are absurdly cheap. ie done Cape Town to Genoa for £340 and also 26 nights from Marseille to Mauritius including 2 days in the Seycheles and Suez Canal, Madgascar Reunion among others for £700).

Cruising is not boring at all. You get to see great sites at sea whales, dolphins, had an entire day watching Boobies dive bombing the wake of the boat sailing past the San Fernandao islands off Brazil that was amazing.. Also the height a cruise boat has gives you amazing views of all the ports and coast you go past. The top is like the top of a huge block of flats.

You also get to go to difficult to access spots like Greenland, Easter Island, French Polynesia and as you point out here a great way ti see the Carribbean. Give it a go.... Do a Sydney to Vancouver crossing and you should have great fun with the bubch of Americans and Aussies who will be on board, they are always a good fun bunch.
BargainMad4 h, 57 m ago

+ £7 per day (£245 per deal) tipping/service fees isn't it?


You can opt out and pay tips as and when you please
ashum9124 m ago

You can opt out and pay tips as and when you please


Never then
FlabbyTabby3rd Jul

Add port fees and rudely requested tips and that's another £1000 on top. …Add port fees and rudely requested tips and that's another £1000 on top. Also, it'll be a tiny cabin with an unusable shower unless you're really skinny. I can have a lot of fun at home for £2,500 so why travel. There's no place like home!


Hello Dad?
Douglas_Birks6 h, 12 m ago

Can anyone lend me £2498 ?


Yes I can but the interst is 49% apr how long you looking to borrow for
ritchiedrama9 h, 22 m ago

Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, …Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, it seems so, so boring, I don't know if this is a good price or not but 2.5k and then spending money on top seems really expensive. You could visit so many good places for that kind of money and have actual experiences (in your own time, without limitation).


Genuine answer:

I wake up when the guy brings me my pre-breakfast. Just some juice and a pastry, make waking up a little easier. Maybe tea. Roll over and see what we have a view of this morning. Wake up gently, get downstairs in time for formal breakfast. P&O breakfast is my favourite, because I like having black and white pudding... but sometimes will have liver or kippers if they're on.

Head back to the room, grab some things for the morning, go and find a nice lounger to call home for the morning. Read a book, watch people go by, stare at the sea.

Lunch rolls around. Not a huge lunchtime eater, so probably just soup and a light meal. Back to find a spot....must be time for cocktails, right...flag down a passing waiter to bring something over. Book. People. Sea.

It only takes a couple of cocktails to see you through to afternoon tea - although in honesty I don't do that every day. Most days a burger or slice of pizza poolside is enough to get you through to dinner.

Head back to the room early evening, get changed for dinner, pre-dinner drinks in a nice bar. Most evenings dinner is stater, soup, main, pudding...and it's nice. Sometimes you chose to go to a nicer restaurant, but standard dining is fine.

After dinner you grab a drink or two. Sometimes take in the show...then you're back to bed (maybe via the buffet if you're peckish) and ready to do it all again tomorrow.

This is slightly tongue-in-cheek, but not massively. You eat a lot on cruises and the food actually gives your day a lot of structure....only have small gaps to fill. The above was based on a sunny sea day. Obviously there is plenty to do on port days...and between activities, gym, cinema etc there's plenty to do on drizzly sea days too.

Cruising works for me because it's very good value and I like knowing that wherever in the world you are you can go back to the ship and get a meal that won't make you sick and a decent night's sleep. (In contrast to package deals I've done in the past).

The main thing, though, is convenience. I live 45 mins from Southampton. I drive down, park next to the ship. Some nice chaps unload my bags for me. Someone else takes my car keys. I wander onto the ship and can be in the bar having a slap up lunch just over an hour from home. Beats waiting around at airports every day of the week.

I find it curious that people find cruising expensive. I rarely pay more than £50-70 per night on a cruise. When I've done city breaks I've spent more than that £100/night on fairly mediocre rooms...then meals and activities on top, so invariably pay far more than a well-chosen cruise.
deleted13620563rd Jul

I'd be bored stiff on one tbh, think they are mainly meant for coffin …I'd be bored stiff on one tbh, think they are mainly meant for coffin dodgers who are too old to get about.


Bored stiff on a Caribbean cruise, you must suck the fun out of life
idiophreak4th Jul

Genuine answer:I wake up when the guy brings me my pre-breakfast. Just …Genuine answer:I wake up when the guy brings me my pre-breakfast. Just some juice and a pastry, make waking up a little easier. Maybe tea. Roll over and see what we have a view of this morning. Wake up gently, get downstairs in time for formal breakfast. P&O breakfast is my favourite, because I like having black and white pudding... but sometimes will have liver or kippers if they're on. Head back to the room, grab some things for the morning, go and find a nice lounger to call home for the morning. Read a book, watch people go by, stare at the sea. Lunch rolls around. Not a huge lunchtime eater, so probably just soup and a light meal. Back to find a spot....must be time for cocktails, right...flag down a passing waiter to bring something over. Book. People. Sea. It only takes a couple of cocktails to see you through to afternoon tea - although in honesty I don't do that every day. Most days a burger or slice of pizza poolside is enough to get you through to dinner.Head back to the room early evening, get changed for dinner, pre-dinner drinks in a nice bar. Most evenings dinner is stater, soup, main, pudding...and it's nice. Sometimes you chose to go to a nicer restaurant, but standard dining is fine.After dinner you grab a drink or two. Sometimes take in the show...then you're back to bed (maybe via the buffet if you're peckish) and ready to do it all again tomorrow.This is slightly tongue-in-cheek, but not massively. You eat a lot on cruises and the food actually gives your day a lot of structure....only have small gaps to fill. The above was based on a sunny sea day. Obviously there is plenty to do on port days...and between activities, gym, cinema etc there's plenty to do on drizzly sea days too.Cruising works for me because it's very good value and I like knowing that wherever in the world you are you can go back to the ship and get a meal that won't make you sick and a decent night's sleep. (In contrast to package deals I've done in the past).The main thing, though, is convenience. I live 45 mins from Southampton. I drive down, park next to the ship. Some nice chaps unload my bags for me. Someone else takes my car keys. I wander onto the ship and can be in the bar having a slap up lunch just over an hour from home. Beats waiting around at airports every day of the week.I find it curious that people find cruising expensive. I rarely pay more than £50-70 per night on a cruise. When I've done city breaks I've spent more than that £100/night on fairly mediocre rooms...then meals and activities on top, so invariably pay far more than a well-chosen cruise.


As you say there are loads of deals on cruises. About 2-3 months before departure seems a pretty good time to look. The icruise website/app gives a pretty good way to search for what you want and I find vivavoyage.co.uk are most of the time the cheapest to book through. Though always compare against the cruise line itself.

I have generally been in the 25-30£ pp per day range though they seem to be rarer to find these days. Cruises like the relocations from Vancouver to Japan via Alaska are always cheap and interesting (though a lot of cool. sea days and not too many stops). As I said before I'm a backpacker and crossing the pacific for under 400 quid in 15 nights with stops in Alaska and Japan sure beats flying which could very well cost more.
idiophreak6 h, 38 m ago

Genuine answer:I wake up when the guy brings me my pre-breakfast. Just …Genuine answer:I wake up when the guy brings me my pre-breakfast. Just some juice and a pastry, make waking up a little easier. Maybe tea. Roll over and see what we have a view of this morning. Wake up gently, get downstairs in time for formal breakfast. P&O breakfast is my favourite, because I like having black and white pudding... but sometimes will have liver or kippers if they're on. Head back to the room, grab some things for the morning, go and find a nice lounger to call home for the morning. Read a book, watch people go by, stare at the sea. Lunch rolls around. Not a huge lunchtime eater, so probably just soup and a light meal. Back to find a spot....must be time for cocktails, right...flag down a passing waiter to bring something over. Book. People. Sea. It only takes a couple of cocktails to see you through to afternoon tea - although in honesty I don't do that every day. Most days a burger or slice of pizza poolside is enough to get you through to dinner.Head back to the room early evening, get changed for dinner, pre-dinner drinks in a nice bar. Most evenings dinner is stater, soup, main, pudding...and it's nice. Sometimes you chose to go to a nicer restaurant, but standard dining is fine.After dinner you grab a drink or two. Sometimes take in the show...then you're back to bed (maybe via the buffet if you're peckish) and ready to do it all again tomorrow.This is slightly tongue-in-cheek, but not massively. You eat a lot on cruises and the food actually gives your day a lot of structure....only have small gaps to fill. The above was based on a sunny sea day. Obviously there is plenty to do on port days...and between activities, gym, cinema etc there's plenty to do on drizzly sea days too.Cruising works for me because it's very good value and I like knowing that wherever in the world you are you can go back to the ship and get a meal that won't make you sick and a decent night's sleep. (In contrast to package deals I've done in the past).The main thing, though, is convenience. I live 45 mins from Southampton. I drive down, park next to the ship. Some nice chaps unload my bags for me. Someone else takes my car keys. I wander onto the ship and can be in the bar having a slap up lunch just over an hour from home. Beats waiting around at airports every day of the week.I find it curious that people find cruising expensive. I rarely pay more than £50-70 per night on a cruise. When I've done city breaks I've spent more than that £100/night on fairly mediocre rooms...then meals and activities on top, so invariably pay far more than a well-chosen cruise.



peakbear2 m ago

As you say there are loads of deals on cruises. About 2-3 months before …As you say there are loads of deals on cruises. About 2-3 months before departure seems a pretty good time to look. The icruise website/app gives a pretty good way to search for what you want and I find vivavoyage.co.uk are most of the time the cheapest to book through. Though always compare against the cruise line itself.I have generally been in the 25-30£ pp per day range though they seem to be rarer to find these days. Cruises like the relocations from Vancouver to Japan via Alaska are always cheap and interesting (though a lot of cool. sea days and not too many stops). As I said before I'm a backpacker and crossing the pacific for under 400 quid in 15 nights with stops in Alaska and Japan sure beats flying which could very well cost more.


Also just to add you don't need ti be formal. I have done 26 nights using a 35 litre carry on bag for the flight. Just carry a shirt or 2 to look slightly smarter at times, though you really don't have to.
deleted13620563rd Jul

I'd be bored stiff on one tbh, think they are mainly meant for coffin …I'd be bored stiff on one tbh, think they are mainly meant for coffin dodgers who are too old to get about.


Well you know what they say about who cruises are for -

The newly wed, the overfed, and the nearly dead!
FlabbyTabby3rd Jul

Add port fees and rudely requested tips and that's another £1000 on top. …Add port fees and rudely requested tips and that's another £1000 on top. Also, it'll be a tiny cabin with an unusable shower unless you're really skinny. I can have a lot of fun at home for £2,500 so why travel. There's no place like home!


Opt out of tips not a problem and port fees are included in the price . You obviously haven’t cruised . Stick to butlins
dewonderful1 h, 55 m ago

Well you know what they say about who cruises are for - The newly wed, the …Well you know what they say about who cruises are for - The newly wed, the overfed, and the nearly dead!


That gave me a chuckle. But have to say I was surprised how many young people there were on the Cruises ive been on. Also people with disability including young people which was great.
As for being bored its almost impossible. Theres loads to do. Hopefully Newbold has convinced a few newbies to try a Cruise for the first time and provided a few bargains for us others. As for the rest ive given up trying to convince people to go on a Cruise. Its their loss.
ritchiedrama19 h, 26 m ago

Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, …Genuine question for people who like cruises;What's the attraction? Like, it seems so, so boring, I don't know if this is a good price or not but 2.5k and then spending money on top seems really expensive. You could visit so many good places for that kind of money and have actual experiences (in your own time, without limitation).



Went on my first cruise last year (Mediterranean) and loved it. When it's all inclusive (food, drink, tips) you can switch off your brain worrying about how much things cost and just enjoy yourself -- and the food is usually great and runs almost 24/7. You don't spend long in each location, but it's enough to experience the best of what each location is known for, so can be a lot of fun. e.g. in Gibraltar you can get the cable car up, see the caves and monkeys, then head back to the boat; in Lisbon you can have a potter about and eat some Nata; in Marseilles you can wander around the fish markets, etc. Most places you leave feeling satisfied that you've got a good feel for the place and experienced the main attractions. To be honest out of about 7 stops it was only Barcelona that I thought needed a longer visit (e.g. weekend break). It's a different way to travel -- yes a bit more expensive -- but probably the best, most varied, and fun holiday I've been on.
Agreed with most of the comments above regarding the value and the relaxation and brief visits. I would add that if you're traveling with kids you should compare cruise lines with care. I found that p&o weren't as good as royal Caribbean for the kids clubs (timings and variety), and I hear Disney is even better (although you probably could guess that)
We did our first cruise 5 years ago - a treat from my parents for their golden wedding anniversary - it’s now our holiday of choice. We go on our 6th cruise in August.
We now have 2 children (2 and 6 months) and for us cruising from Southampton is easy, no airports, just drive down, someone parks your car and takes your luggage. No real luggage restrictions. Good kids clubs/night nursery’s. Excellent food. They actually offer really good value for money especially when you wait for the deals
ck_1 h, 4 m ago

Went on my first cruise last year (Mediterranean) and loved it. When it's …Went on my first cruise last year (Mediterranean) and loved it. When it's all inclusive (food, drink, tips) you can switch off your brain worrying about how much things cost and just enjoy yourself -- and the food is usually great and runs almost 24/7. You don't spend long in each location, but it's enough to experience the best of what each location is known for, so can be a lot of fun. e.g. in Gibraltar you can get the cable car up, see the caves and monkeys, then head back to the boat; in Lisbon you can have a potter about and eat some Nata; in Marseilles you can wander around the fish markets, etc. Most places you leave feeling satisfied that you've got a good feel for the place and experienced the main attractions. To be honest out of about 7 stops it was only Barcelona that I thought needed a longer visit (e.g. weekend break). It's a different way to travel -- yes a bit more expensive -- but probably the best, most varied, and fun holiday I've been on.


Sounds okay to be fair, thanks for the insight. Obviously it's not for me as I basically said, but some of that sounds alright.

I prefer the 3-4 nights in a place (Budapest) then home, or something like I just got back from, did 3 nights in Dubrovnik, then got a bus to Bosnia (Mostar) for 2 nights, then got a bus to Split in Croatia for 2 nights then flew home
deleted13620563rd Jul

I'd be bored stiff on one tbh, think they are mainly meant for coffin …I'd be bored stiff on one tbh, think they are mainly meant for coffin dodgers who are too old to get about.


Maybe some of the comments above have helped educate you. Don't believe all the claptrap from moaners who just like to criticise everything they see - despite having no personal knowledge whatever of the thing they're criticising. They think it makes them look clever, but actually it makes them look pretty stupid.
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Newbold11 m ago

Maybe some of the comments above have helped educate you. Don't believe …Maybe some of the comments above have helped educate you. Don't believe all the claptrap from moaners who just like to criticise everything they see - despite having no personal knowledge whatever of the thing they're criticising. They think it makes them look clever, but actually it makes them look pretty stupid.


I'm entitled to my opinion just like everybody else, don't get your knickers in a twist just because you don't agree with my opinion.
peakbear3rd Jul

Totally agree, I'm a budget backpacker and soon about to do my 10th …Totally agree, I'm a budget backpacker and soon about to do my 10th relocation cruise (San Blas, Panama Canal, Easter Island, Pitcairn and Bora Bora among sone of the stops on route to Tahiti). They are a fantastic way of getting from A to B and are absurdly cheap. ie done Cape Town to Genoa for £340 and also 26 nights from Marseille to Mauritius including 2 days in the Seycheles and Suez Canal, Madgascar Reunion among others for £700).Cruising is not boring at all. You get to see great sites at sea whales, dolphins, had an entire day watching Boobies dive bombing the wake of the boat sailing past the San Fernandao islands off Brazil that was amazing.. Also the height a cruise boat has gives you amazing views of all the ports and coast you go past. The top is like the top of a huge block of flats.You also get to go to difficult to access spots like Greenland, Easter Island, French Polynesia and as you point out here a great way ti see the Carribbean. Give it a go.... Do a Sydney to Vancouver crossing and you should have great fun with the bubch of Americans and Aussies who will be on board, they are always a good fun bunch.


Where do you get crazy deals like that?
ritchiedrama1 h, 26 m ago

Sounds okay to be fair, thanks for the insight. Obviously it's not for me …Sounds okay to be fair, thanks for the insight. Obviously it's not for me as I basically said, but some of that sounds alright. I prefer the 3-4 nights in a place (Budapest) then home, or something like I just got back from, did 3 nights in Dubrovnik, then got a bus to Bosnia (Mostar) for 2 nights, then got a bus to Split in Croatia for 2 nights then flew home


I am just finishing a trip starting in Budapest through Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo,, Macedonia to Thessalonika. Great trip and Serbia in particular was a fantastic destination. Probably my pick of favourite Balkan cointry now as it was so friendly.

Just to make thisa bit more HotUKDeals and add one myself, currently on VivaVoyage(maybe the same on Costa site) the Costa Favolosa is doing 17 nights Marseille-Rio via Malaga, Casablanca, Funchal, Tenerife, Recife, Maceio, Salvador and Ilheus for £476 pp I posted before the birdlife passing the islands off Brazil was amazing for an entire day (Boobies and Frigate Birds-The literally glided about 10 feet away from you following the boat)

Flying to Marseille or maybe Nice with easy train to Marseille is cheap. And Brazil can be fairly cheap to fly back from. Norwegian now fly to Buenos Aires and Costa will have a boat going there too so should be pretty cheap flights back from BA on them.
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I'm entitled to my opinion just like everybody else, don't get your …I'm entitled to my opinion just like everybody else, don't get your knickers in a twist just because you don't agree with my opinion.


Everyone is entitled to an opinion however it's best when it's an Informed opinion via experience
Newbold2 h, 9 m ago

Maybe some of the comments above have helped educate you. Don't believe …Maybe some of the comments above have helped educate you. Don't believe all the claptrap from moaners who just like to criticise everything they see - despite having no personal knowledge whatever of the thing they're criticising. They think it makes them look clever, but actually it makes them look pretty stupid.


No-one here has moaned, just discussed.
peakbear17 h, 7 m ago

.. had an entire day watching Boobies.................................


OK you've convinced me to book one now
Edited by: "harlzter" 4th Jul
Not been on cruise before, but will definitely consider for the future, thanks OP, heat added.

PS. Just for reference, I'm NOT a newly wed, overweight or nearly dead.
peakbear17 h, 15 m ago

Totally agree, I'm a budget backpacker and soon about to do my 10th …Totally agree, I'm a budget backpacker and soon about to do my 10th relocation cruise (San Blas, Panama Canal, Easter Island, Pitcairn and Bora Bora among sone of the stops on route to Tahiti). They are a fantastic way of getting from A to B and are absurdly cheap. ie done Cape Town to Genoa for £340 and also 26 nights from Marseille to Mauritius including 2 days in the Seycheles and Suez Canal, Madgascar Reunion among others for £700).Cruising is not boring at all. You get to see great sites at sea whales, dolphins, had an entire day watching Boobies dive bombing the wake of the boat sailing past the San Fernandao islands off Brazil that was amazing.. Also the height a cruise boat has gives you amazing views of all the ports and coast you go past. The top is like the top of a huge block of flats.You also get to go to difficult to access spots like Greenland, Easter Island, French Polynesia and as you point out here a great way ti see the Carribbean. Give it a go.... Do a Sydney to Vancouver crossing and you should have great fun with the bubch of Americans and Aussies who will be on board, they are always a good fun bunch.


This sounds like my idea of fun, my partner wants to go on another cruise but personally it sounds like my idea of hell but you've given me an idea that I could combine it with actually seeing places I want to visit instead of Europe. Apologies for not having much knowledge of cruises but who would you cruise with to see Bora Bora etc? Any info appreciated
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Brian_McCaig1 h, 45 m ago

Everyone is entitled to an opinion however it's best when it's an …Everyone is entitled to an opinion however it's best when it's an Informed opinion via experience


But i don't have experience of it because of choice, stuck on a boat in the middle of the sea? Some of us prefer to go away and travel and do many things, not sit on our fat arses for a couple of weeks.
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