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I was packed and ready before 8 o’clock, the listed time for independent travellers to start their disembarkation. In the event I joined the end of the party disembarking at 8 for the Emirates flight to Heathrow. It all went smoothly. Once off the ship we all had to get our main luggage. This had […]

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It’s that time of the cruise – the disembarkation instructions have been issued, even though it’s still 3 or 4 days before we actually disembark. Broadly speaking, they seem to be more or less as expected: Bags out of the cabin before midnight at the latest (“…in the afternoon is fine”); Vacate the cabin by […]

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I spoke to some more people at dinner this evening (Tuesday) about the arrival arrangements at Dubai airport. Several of them mentioned that they had a long wait for the bus to take them to the port – one couple mentioned waiting for an hour. They were comparing this with the arrangements at Barbados (for […]

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I’ve had a few chats with people who flew to Dubai with P&O and who arrived today, and this is a summary of the accounts. Flights were indeed with Emirates and Virgin. I was surprised to learn that the flight from Manchester, at least for this cruise, was provided by a Virgin charter. I’m surprised […]

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