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Forum: General Trip Reports 3 Jul 19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Hal
Mobile The Royal Navy ship was HMS Queen Elizabeth II -...

The Royal Navy ship was HMS Queen Elizabeth II - the new (and only, at the moment) aircraft carrier. 👍
Forum: General Chat 14 Dec 17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,181
Posted By Hal
The takeover, which has just been formally...

The takeover, which has just been formally announced, will make like even more interesting for Universal Resort, as Disney will now own, in addition to Marvel, the X-Men franchise, and The Simpsons...
Forum: General Chat 29 Jun 16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By Hal
We saw Part 1 last night. Currently en route to...

We saw Part 1 last night. Currently en route to the theatre to see Part 2. So far so good. Impressions of Part 1 are "Wow!" :D
Forum: General DVC Discussion 5 Apr 16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Hal
Very interesting - thanks.

Very interesting - thanks.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 19 Jan 16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,139
Posted By Hal
Mobile I'm feeling stalked ;) LOL. I was doing...

I'm feeling stalked ;) LOL.

I was doing some planning and I saw that we are going to be in Livorno on the same day as Disney Magic. This led me to checkout the Disney Magic 12-night cruise which...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 16 Jan 16, 01:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,139
Posted By Hal
Have a great cruise - we'll do our best not to...

Have a great cruise - we'll do our best not to trash our staterooms, in case it's yours after us :d:
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 15 Jan 16, 12:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,139
Posted By Hal
Mobile We might be neighbours - are you on the Aug 6th...

We might be neighbours - are you on the Aug 6th 12-nights too?
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 14 Jan 16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,139
Posted By Hal
Mobile I checked my booking today, and we've been...

I checked my booking today, and we've been upgraded by Carnival to two connecting balcony staterooms on deck 6 (cat 8A) from our two connecting restricted ocean views on deck 2 (cat FE). The upgrade...
Forum: DVC Points Available for Rent 24 Sep 15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,014
Posted By Hal
356 points to rent before 30 Nov 2015 at 7 per point

356 points to rent before 30 Nov 2015 at 6.50 per point. Points can be used at any DVC resort. Any number can be rented - you don't need to rent the whole 356 :)
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 9 Apr 15, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,139
Posted By Hal
We'll be joining you on this sailing - we have...

We'll be joining you on this sailing - we have booked two connected large ov at the back of deck 2. So, howdy neighbour! :wavey:
Forum: Beyond the Parks 23 Mar 15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Hal
The cinemas are all pretty much the same, unless...

The cinemas are all pretty much the same, unless you are going to an IMAX viewing, so I would simply choose the one that's most convenient for you to get to and park at. The buckets of popcorn and...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 19 Mar 15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Hal
Terribly sad. Tunisia and indeed North Africa...

Terribly sad. Tunisia and indeed North Africa generally will now suffer as cruises will simply avoid there. I was on a Disney Magic cruise a few years ago where they changed the schedule to avoid...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 19 Mar 15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Hal
I have booked Harmony 7 nights western Med for...

I have booked Harmony 7 nights western Med for 21/8/16, from Barcelona.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 23 Nov 14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,883
Posted By Hal
There has been a further price cut on our August...

There has been a further price cut on our August 2015 Brilliance of the Seas cruise, which combined with RCi's current offer means that we just moved our booking to a larger balcony and saved $500 in...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 30 Oct 14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hal
http://i61.tinypic.com/1iiixk.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/1iiixk.jpg
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 29 Oct 14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hal
Gordon Ramsay at the London NYC has now closed...

Gordon Ramsay at the London NYC has now closed for good, since October 11th, and despite being offered free welcome drinks and free desserts if we switched our booking to Maze, I have instead...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 28 Oct 14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By Hal
LOL that's just good etiquette on some boards I...

LOL that's just good etiquette on some boards I post on, but you are worth it! :d:

I believe that DU is, rather like Travel Counsellors in the UK, a collection of individuals working from home,...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 28 Oct 14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By Hal
We use DreamsUnlimitedTravel - they are, I...

We use DreamsUnlimitedTravel - they are, I believe, the main sponsor of the DCL part of the Disboards. I have no experience of TOAD. I am surprised to see that bats has had a bad experience with DU.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 28 Oct 14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,883
Posted By Hal
I am surprised that Dreams' is the same price as...

I am surprised that Dreams' is the same price as Vacations To Go. Dreams' is regarded as a full service travel agent, whereas VTG is regarded as a cheap discount operation - I would have expected to...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 15 Oct 14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hal
Thanks. :wavey:

Thanks. :wavey:
Forum: General Trip Planning 14 Oct 14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Hal
I have booked BLT Steak for our trip this...

I have booked BLT Steak for our trip this November based upon your wonderful trippy - thanks, it was a delight to read. :thumbs-up

:wavey:
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 14 Oct 14, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hal
Less than a month until we arrive in New York, so...

Less than a month until we arrive in New York, so some restaurant reservations have opened up. Accordingly I have booked the following:-

- BLT Steak;

- Jean Georges (2 Michelin Stars) for...
Forum: General Trip Planning 30 Sep 14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 219,457
Posted By Hal
You can simply use a contactless debit or credit...

You can simply use a contactless debit or credit card, which will now give you Oystercard pricing (without needing an Oystercard). See www.tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/contactless

One thing to...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 28 Sep 14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hal
Thanks. I hope the political situation in Hong...

Thanks. I hope the political situation in Hong Kong resolves itself by then.

On a happier note, this is one of the things I have booked for our second day in New York:

PhotoTrek Tours...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 28 Sep 14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Hal
Indeed:...

Indeed: www.costco.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/cos_1,cos_1.6,cos_1.6.2/156586?
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 26 Sep 14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By Hal
I have just posted the pre-trippy! See...

I have just posted the pre-trippy! See www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=10084463#post10084463
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 26 Sep 14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hal
Cool 50 Not Out & Bowling a maiden over - the Round-the-World Tour. RCL to NYC; NYC & Hong Kong

50 Not Out & Bowling a maiden over - the Round-the-World Tour.
Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas maiden voyage, Trans-Atlantic to New York;
3 days in New York;
Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong,...
Forum: General Trip Planning 22 Sep 14, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Hal
We have been to de Kempervennen several times and...

We have been to de Kempervennen several times and really like it. It's particularly good value in half terms, as the Dutch aren't on holiday then. We have also been to Eperheidt, which is just a few...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 16 Sep 14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By Hal
I would recommend Victoria & Albert's...

I would recommend Victoria & Albert's (http://www.victoria-alberts.com), at the Grand Floridian, for your special dinner - it's sensational. If you go for this it would be worth staying at VGF or...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 16 Sep 14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Hal
What happens when you don't plan

A negative review of a trip with young children by the normally excellent Raffles on HeadforPoints:-

www.headforpoints.com/2014/09/16/why-we-really-really-hated-disneyland-paris/

Forget...
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By Hal
Best wishes for a wonderful day and a wonderful...

Best wishes for a wonderful day and a wonderful life.

Cheers!

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Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 12 Sep 14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,883
Posted By Hal
VacationsToGo is a reputable company, but it has...

VacationsToGo is a reputable company, but it has a reputation for not providing as good a service as one can get elsewhere.

Generally speaking bookings through US travel agents don't include...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 8 Sep 14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,883
Posted By Hal
It is targeted at US and Canadian guests BUT you...

It is targeted at US and Canadian guests BUT you can get it if you book through a US travel agent, so my advice is to try a different agent. I know you can because I booked it through...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 2 Sep 14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,883
Posted By Hal
:) Great Royal Caribbean Offer

In case anyone has missed it, Royal Caribbean has a great offer available in the US at the moment:-

Choose your savings:


Buy One, Get Second Guest 50% off
OR
Friends and Family Sail Free ...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 2 Sep 14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Hal
I don't think Bats missed the point at all. She...

I don't think Bats missed the point at all. She merely corrected you on your facts. You might prefer the world to be flat - unfortunately it is round. Bats just explained that; and then counselled...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 2 Sep 14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By Hal
I think you can find them everywhere. It's worth...

I think you can find them everywhere. It's worth trying CruiseCompete.com and giving the agents your C&A numbers to get the best discounts. We booked through Opodo because we thought (wrongly) that...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 2 Sep 14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Hal
I think events in the Ukraine are putting people...

I think events in the Ukraine are putting people off booking a cruise to Russia (but not the Disney one it seems). One way or another it should all be sorted out by next year. :wavy:
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 2 Sep 14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Hal
It depends on the cabin etc. If you go to...

It depends on the cabin etc.

If you go to www.cruisefish.net you can see the prices of cruises and see if they have gone up or down. You can then compare the rate you are being quoted with how...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 2 Sep 14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By Hal
We are now fully paid up for this cruise. Really...

We are now fully paid up for this cruise. Really looking forward to it. There are some excellent bargains still available if anyone else fancies it. :wavey:
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 2 Sep 14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Hal
Brilliance of the Seas, 22/08/15 Scandinavia & Russia

I have booked the above 12 night cruise from Harwich to Scandinavia and Russia for 2015. The itinerary is similar to the Disney a Magic 12 night Baltic cruise, but the dates are better for us - and...
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