Anyone got any holidays booked for this year?

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  1. T.C

    T.C Senior Member

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    Azura.jpg

    This is Azura, very patriotic

    Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread :(
     
  2. kpone

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    Yeah, but that was a big part of the thing. Yes it was less than 30,000 tons, and yes, bits were falling off it continuously and everywhere you went there was an Indonesian guy with a brush painting hammerite over the rust, but I just found it hilarious, but there were only 850 passengers and there was one staff member to every two of us.

    Surreal trip though, with the arctic ocean like glass, having your glass topped up at 2:00am on deck, in a dinner suit watching the northern lights...
     
  3. Lozzy

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    Sounds wonderful Ken & so romantic

    I bet you & Mrs Kpone were like Leonardo & Kate in Titanic :)

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  4. r1monkey

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    Dissappointed Lozzy . That is the only bit of Titanic that blokes watch the film for.
    Two hours of drivel waiting for the pointy birds to appear
     
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    26 degrees in Tenerife today :)
     
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  6. chrisjh

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    we are going for long weekend to Snowden, Scafell Pike & Ben Nevis plus a few other weekend trips in the UK usually hiking might go across to the IOM, weekend breaks to Budapest & Ennis, Spain / France bike trip for 12 days and Caribbean cruise for a fortnight
     
  7. Nickw

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    Too busy for me in summer, plus, prefer to go away when our weather goes crap....

    Likely look at Dubai somewhere around end of October.
     
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    Just booked TT from 1st to 11th June...am right excited now we've got Mr D on the suzuki & Guy with the blade :)
     
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  9. Mattie660

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    Taking the bike(s) or flying over ?

    Don't know if they will be making that film at the TT - haven't heard any more about that, but shaping up to be a classic !
     
  10. Lozzy

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    I'm taking bike, booked ferry online yest & also got a homestay room at same time in what sounds like a lovely country house just outside of Douglas :) can't wait..I'm bouncing off the walls already lol
    Might see you there for a beer :D
     
  11. Marion

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    We are going over 26 th May til 5 th June at some point our paths may cross and I will buy you a pint. We stay in Sulby but hopefully this year we will get into Douglas on a night out !
     
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    I look forward to that...& I will buy you a pint back :)
    I'll be travelling all over the island to watch it from different viewing points so will probably end up Sulby way at some point.
     
  13. Mattie660

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    That is good going to get ferry and homestay. I have ended up with a mix of tent - homestay - hotel.

    Could do a forum meet up - over scampi and chips somewhere !
     
  14. Lozzy

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    D'ya know Mattie..I've found that unless you're stuck rigid with dates & times its easy to get crossings & accommodation even at this time, if you're prepared to check the websites most days.

    Yes a forum meet up sounds great....especially over scampi & chips....
    & beer
    & more beer :D
     
  15. Mattie660

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    That would be a laugh - post something on the forum
     
  16. Lozzy

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    I'll bang something on closer to the time Mattie.........tho ffs don't mention how different the new blade sounds if we've all had a few beers....my days of a pint & a fight night are over

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    Think I'll just ride my bike - happiest riding my bike
     
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  18. T.C

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    Just had a new catalogue arrive. Decisions, decisions.

    Option 1 - Fly to San Fransisco
    Embark ship
    then set sail
    Hilo Hawaii
    Honolulu (Oahu)
    Kauai Hawaii
    Lahaina
    Ensenada Mexico
    San Fransisco
    Total - 19 nights, balcony cabin all in £1350 or £900 for an inside cabin

    Or

    Fly to Tokyo Japan
    2 Night Hotel stay,
    Tokyo tour
    Then sail to
    Mt Fuji from Shimizu Japan
    Hong Kong
    Nha Trang, Vietnam
    Ho hi Minh, Vietnam
    Singapore
    Benoa, Bali
    Darwin, Australia,
    Sydney, Australia, which includes 2 night stay, plus Opera House tour.
    Depart for flight to UK

    28 nights which includes Balcony cabin, inlcuding all flights, transfers, tours and Hotels, - £2499

    Or

    Fly to Chicago,
    2 night stay
    AMTRAK overnight to Memphis
    2 nights in Memphis
    AMTRAK to New Orleans
    2 night stay
    Then join ship and sail
    Montego Bay, Jamaica,
    Grand Cayman
    Cozumel, Mexico,
    New Orleans, fly back to UK

    17 nights, all in, £1600 with Flights, Balcony travel and all in

    There is even a trip that takes in the Abu Dhabi F1 GP includes tickets to qualifying and the race + 15 nights cruising for £1300 which inludes race tickets.

    These are just a few examples, there are so many more, even some starting on the west coast USA finishing in Southampton and that is 33 nights on board, and is £2800 all in.

    Not a lot of money for a lot of luxury and great food and a different location most days.
     
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    Some cracking trips there mate! Who is that catalogue from if you don't mind me asking?
     
  20. T.C

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    www.Iglucruise.com

    If you go onto their mailing list they send a new one out every couple of months and they cover all cruise lines

    Prices online can vary to catalogue prices and if you are able to book and travel at short notice you can make even bigger savings.
     

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