I will be boarding RCI's Jewel of the Seas on June 16, 2008 for their 11 day British Isles/Norwegian Fjords cruise. I read lots of info on the ports of call and picked up great pointers, but I still have lots of questions. Our original plan was to spend 2 nights in London, so we booked air to Heathrow. Instead, we decided to take the Eurostar from London to Paris and spend 2 nights in Paris.
Question: We want to store our luggage (5 people) at St. Pancras station. Any idea on cost to store luggage? Is it safe to leave at station?
We will pick up luggage upon our return and take metro or bus to Liverpool Street station to board "the cruise train" to Harwich P. Quay.
Question: metro or bus? St. Pancras to Liverpool St. Will we have problems transporting all our luggage and a wheelchair?
If you cruised this itinerary, I'd love to here what you did at each port of call.
1st port:LeHavre - plan on bkg RCI's The Beaches of Normandy
2nd port:Falmouth - Read post on site and plan to tour on our own. will check out Pendennis Castle
Question: Did anyone go to Glendurgan Garden (Maze) or Trebah Garden?
After reading Hank's post, we plan on tendering back by 2:00.
3rd port:Cork - Plan on bkg RCI's The Best of Ireland. My son (17y) wants to kiss the Blarney stone.
ublin - Question:How far is the cruise dock from Dublin? Can we take a taxi to town? I like the hop-on-hop-off bus and tour on our own idea. Ship leaves at 2:00, will we be able to tour on own and get back to ship on time?
5th port:Greenock - Is there anything to do in Greenock, on our own? We'd like to avoid taking an excursion.
6th port:Flam - plan on bkg RCI's Overlands to Voss, Tvinde & Stalheim
7th port:Alesund - plan on bkg RCI's Geiranger/Hellesylt Full Day w/ Lunch excursion
8th port:Bergen - no plans, yet. Any suggestions?
I value everyones opinion and would love more tips and advice.