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« Reply #1040 on: February 14, 2019, 10:41:17 AM »

Show of Hands have done a few of these.

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« Reply #1041 on: February 14, 2019, 10:45:51 AM »


Show of Hands have done a few of these.

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I know these boats are on the long side, but....


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« Reply #1042 on: February 14, 2019, 10:49:29 AM »


River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

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« Reply #1043 on: February 14, 2019, 11:03:04 AM »

Anyone going on this, be sure to do the walking tour of Koblenz, maximum enjoyment of which can only be achieved by a visit to Das alte Brauhaus in the Old Town!!
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« Reply #1044 on: February 14, 2019, 02:58:21 PM »



River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

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« Reply #1045 on: February 14, 2019, 03:19:59 PM »




River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

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It does look great doesn't it! Oh for a lottery win. (Mind you, it'd help to actually buy a ticket)

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« Reply #1046 on: February 14, 2019, 03:36:31 PM »




River Cruising with Fairport anyone?

https://spark.adobe.com/page/IrNMPXTLQKOqm/

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It does look great doesn't it! Oh for a lottery win. (Mind you, it'd help to actually buy a ticket)


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« Reply #1047 on: February 14, 2019, 06:08:14 PM »

God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing  Smiley
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« Reply #1048 on: February 14, 2019, 07:04:19 PM »


God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing †Smiley


Why do you say that?
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« Reply #1049 on: February 14, 2019, 07:15:32 PM »



God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing †Smiley


Why do you say that?


I loathe the whole corporatisation of, well, everything actually.  Pre gig VIP meet and greets are vile enough...but cruises for rich people to go and show how rich they are whilst hob nobbing with bands?  Nah.  Let's just say it's not for me.  Each to their own, though...!
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« Reply #1050 on: February 14, 2019, 07:16:49 PM »


God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing †Smiley


Oh dear, dear, dear... what a thing to say!
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« Reply #1051 on: February 14, 2019, 07:50:50 PM »




God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing †Smiley


Why do you say that?


I loathe the whole corporatisation of, well, everything actually. †Pre gig VIP meet and greets are vile enough...but cruises for rich people to go and show how rich they are whilst hob nobbing with bands? †Nah. †Let's just say it's not for me. †Each to their own, though...!


Errm OK fair enough, I respect your view but have you ever been on a big cruise ship? And itís no longer a rich persons holiday as most work out similar in price terms to staying in a 4* †hotel in terms of price per day! Plus the added ďspecial guestĒ cruises do not cost any more than a ďnormal ď cruise as you donít have to go to any shows etc if you donít want to. But as you say - each to his own
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« Reply #1052 on: February 14, 2019, 08:06:33 PM »

Ok, I respect your view, but I donít agree with it at all.

I think itís just a bit of fun. I donít think itís corporate at all - I really canít see the chaps conforming to that extent - can anyone else who knows them? Or someone who has had contact with them recently?

Iíve looked at prices and other river cruises, especially the Rhein, (for example Viking river cruises who are widely advertising at the moment)  top the  prices of the FC cruise even before things like single supplement, trips and so on are added.

Iíve tried to be balanced about my reply rather than make sweeping generalisations.
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« Reply #1053 on: February 14, 2019, 08:33:03 PM »


God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing †Smiley


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« Reply #1054 on: February 14, 2019, 09:22:32 PM »





God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing †Smiley


Why do you say that?


I loathe the whole corporatisation of, well, everything actually. †Pre gig VIP meet and greets are vile enough...but cruises for rich people to go and show how rich they are whilst hob nobbing with bands? †Nah. †Let's just say it's not for me. †Each to their own, though...!


Errm OK fair enough, I respect your view but have you ever been on a big cruise ship? And itís no longer a rich persons holiday as most work out similar in price terms to staying in a 4* †hotel in terms of price per day! Plus the added ďspecial guestĒ cruises do not cost any more than a ďnormal ď cruise as you donít have to go to any shows etc if you donít want to. But as you say - each to his own


Wild horses couldn't make me set foot on a big cruise ship.  They genuinely disgust me (in an environmental sense) and I simply don't get the concept as 'a holiday'.  Why on earth would anyone want to 'get away from it' by spending time cooped up with thousands of others? (That's a rhetorical question btw).  I'd be stressed out of my head by it all...it would be like heading to a shopping mall to relax.  I realise these river cruisers aren't as bad as the sea ones, but I'm still no fan.  And, sorry, but the best part of £2k for a week away is a sh1t load of cash.  Or it is in the world I inhabit anyway, which is very different from that of much of the rest of the Universe, I'm sure.  And I'm also sure, we're both quite delighted about that...  Wink Don't take personal umbrage (for yourself or on behalf of anybody else).  This place is all about opinions.  I'm just sharing mine.
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« Reply #1055 on: February 14, 2019, 09:49:36 PM »

Very nice place Cochem,we go their quite often when staying down river at Bernkastle.
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« Reply #1056 on: February 14, 2019, 10:09:07 PM »






God help us all from the (Folk-) Rock and roll cruise ships.... How utterly depressing †Smiley


Why do you say that?


I loathe the whole corporatisation of, well, everything actually. †Pre gig VIP meet and greets are vile enough...but cruises for rich people to go and show how rich they are whilst hob nobbing with bands? †Nah. †Let's just say it's not for me. †Each to their own, though...!


Errm OK fair enough, I respect your view but have you ever been on a big cruise ship? And itís no longer a rich persons holiday as most work out similar in price terms to staying in a 4* †hotel in terms of price per day! Plus the added ďspecial guestĒ cruises do not cost any more than a ďnormal ď cruise as you donít have to go to any shows etc if you donít want to. But as you say - each to his own


Wild horses couldn't make me set foot on a big cruise ship. †They genuinely disgust me (in an environmental sense) and I simply don't get the concept as 'a holiday'. †Why on earth would anyone want to 'get away from it' by spending time cooped up with thousands of others? (That's a rhetorical question btw). †I'd be stressed out of my head by it all...it would be like heading to a shopping mall to relax. †I realise these river cruisers aren't as bad as the sea ones, but I'm still no fan. †And, sorry, but the best part of £2k for a week away is a sh1t load of cash. †Or it is in the world I inhabit anyway, which is very different from that of much of the rest of the Universe, I'm sure. †And I'm also sure, we're both quite delighted about that... †Wink Don't take personal umbrage (for yourself or on behalf of anybody else). †This place is all about opinions. †I'm just sharing mine.


Iím not taking umbrage at your view but I just cannot understand how anybody can form an opinion on anything without having experienced it personally just once. Iím talking big cruise ships here not river cruises. Iíve met many people who take the same view as you but have no ide of how a cruise holiday operates or is organised. Itís like saying you donít like festivals when you have never even been to a gig - just an analogy but I think you know what Iím saying....sorry rant over
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« Reply #1057 on: February 14, 2019, 11:09:15 PM »

Going into my first and only cruise a couple of years ago, I was uncertain about the whole experience.  I was very pleasantly surprised by everything - great food, convenience, relative affordability, etc.  We were able to mingle as little or as much as we wanted to, and we never got bored.  I also got to see Alaskan glaciers, humpback whales and orcas, and the space needle in Seattle.

I'm looking forward to my next one, wherever and whenever it may be.  I don't know if I could persuade Mrs. J From A to cruise the Rhine with Fairport.  We'll see.  Wink
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« Reply #1058 on: February 15, 2019, 06:37:15 AM »


Iím not taking umbrage at your view but I just cannot understand how anybody can form an opinion on anything without having experienced it personally just once. Iím talking big cruise ships here not river cruises. Iíve met many people who take the same view as you but have no ide of how a cruise holiday operates or is organised. Itís like saying you donít like festivals when you have never even been to a gig - just an analogy but I think you know what Iím saying....sorry rant over


That's not a rant  Wink Smiley You're absolutely right though, Chris.  I have this morning completely changed my mind and decided that, after all, I am merely ambivalent about nuclear war.  Bring it on.  This indecision is killing me.
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« Reply #1059 on: February 15, 2019, 08:36:19 AM »

I'd agree about the idea of big sea cruises, partly because of the idea of being cooped up for long periods with people I may not like doesn't really appeal, but also because I start to feel a bit seasick on the ferry to Birkenhead, so venturing onto the open sea terrifies me. I could cope with a river cruise - the sight of the river banks on either side is comforting and the likelihood of icebergs or hurricanes are fairly remote. I'd rather fancy the idea of a few days in the company of Fairport, but I noticed that the 'cheapest' tickets (at £1300 pp) are already sold out - I doubt there'd be much change out of five grand after flights and spending money was added in. A bit too much for a poor Civil Servant like me.
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