G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

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G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by Jan Rosser » 09 Apr 2019, 16:58

Well I've gone and booked Iona for Christmas 2020 :!: Family phoned while we were on Oriana and had priced Christmas on Iona - school holidays matched the dates and cabins available so booked on board - low deposit (£50) and free coach and some OBC - well couldn't refuse really :crazy:

My son's in-laws weren't keen to fly to the Caribbean again and as there were no 4 berth cabins available on Britannia it was a no-brainer really. We've booked outside cabins - the family have an inside just opposite. There were single cabins available but I'm not a fan of them and on Iona they are in funny places. The single supplement horrendous as usual - 80% but I am saving over £600 by going for an outside rather than a balcony and I feel I may not use it as much as in the Caribbean - my son's response is that the saving will pay the drinks bill :lolno:

If time flies as quickly as it seems to these days I'll be packing soon ;)
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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by Stephen » 09 Apr 2019, 17:02

Jan Rosser wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 16:58
Well I've gone and booked Iona for Christmas 2020 :!: Family phoned while we were on Oriana and had priced Christmas on Iona - school holidays matched the dates and cabins available so booked on board - low deposit (£50) and free coach and some OBC - well couldn't refuse really :crazy:

My son's in-laws weren't keen to fly to the Caribbean again and as there were no 4 berth cabins available on Britannia it was a no-brainer really. We've booked outside cabins - the family have an inside just opposite. There were single cabins available but I'm not a fan of them and on Iona they are in funny places. The single supplement horrendous as usual - 80% but I am saving over £600 by going for an outside rather than a balcony and I feel I may not use it as much as in the Caribbean - my son's response is that the saving will pay the drinks bill :lolno:

If time flies as quickly as it seems to these days I'll be packing soon ;)
For the day :thumbup:

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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by barney » 09 Apr 2019, 18:16

Good choice Jan.

It will be chilly until Madeira anyway.

Little point in paying for the balcony if you'll get little use from it.

We did outside on our last cruise and being out of season, didn't really miss it.

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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by GillD46 » 09 Apr 2019, 18:47

Well done Jan. Something to look forward to.

We have booked a big one for 2021 - again, something to look forward to.
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Post by Whynd1 » 10 Apr 2019, 08:53

Nice one Jan.

Something for the whole family to look forward to, a Christmas one too.

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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 10 Apr 2019, 11:04

We'll be interested in feedback on the ship. Still in two minds about her.

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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by Jan Rosser » 10 Apr 2019, 11:38

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 11:04
We'll be interested in feedback on the ship. Still in two minds about her.
I think David and Dai are sailing on her before me Merv so I too am waiting to hear what she is like. Only difference for me though is travelling with the family who will be using different facilities nevertheless I'm willing to give it a go ;)

I'm tempted to try one of her Norway Fjords cruises earlier in 2020 - I'm sure there will be a few bargains to be had once she has launched - it's a big ship to fill :crazy:
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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by Stephen » 10 Apr 2019, 12:13

Jan Rosser wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 11:38
Mervyn and Trish wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 11:04
We'll be interested in feedback on the ship. Still in two minds about her.
I think David and Dai are sailing on her before me Merv so I too am waiting to hear what she is like. Only difference for me though is travelling with the family who will be using different facilities nevertheless I'm willing to give it a go ;)

I'm tempted to try one of her Norway Fjords cruises earlier in 2020 - I'm sure there will be a few bargains to be had once she has launched - it's a big ship to fill :crazy:
Yes, she is a biggy Jan. Notice you don't get the option to configure your bed for either double or two singles. This is because the cabins are so small they are all now bunk beds.......and you have to supply your own ladder ;) :D

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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by david63 » 10 Apr 2019, 21:35

Jan Rosser wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 11:38
I think David and Dai
I am sailing on her in July 2010 (was unable to get the Maiden :( ) but when I am on at the same time as Dai that is March 2021

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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by Jan Rosser » 10 Apr 2019, 21:59

david63 wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 21:35
Jan Rosser wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 11:38
I think David and Dai
I am sailing on her in July 2010 (was unable to get the Maiden :( ) but when I am on at the same time as Dai that is March 2021
Oops I think the ship has sailed without you (July 2010) :lolno:
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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by welshynurse » 10 Apr 2019, 22:22

Sounds lovely. Definitely something to look forward to.
We are off to Fjords on Iona in the June :)

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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by towny44 » 10 Apr 2019, 22:29

welshynurse wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 22:22
Sounds lovely. Definitely something to look forward to.
We are off to Fjords on Iona in the June :)
You may be one of the first from the forum to sail on her Welshy, so please let us have a full review once you're back.
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Re: G029 - Christmas - Portugal & Canary Islands

Post by david63 » 11 Apr 2019, 07:10

Jan Rosser wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 21:59
Oops I think the ship has sailed without you (July 2010)
My other persona is a Time Lord ;) :D :D

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