We are sailing......

theresak
theresak Member Posts: 1,998
edited 26. Apr 2015, 15:08 in Community Chit-chat archive
......to Amsterdam tomorrow - back Thursday, so I won't be around until then.


Hope you all stay as well as you can.


Tezz x

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I hope you have a lovely time over there with good weather! DD
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Enjoy. Hope the sun shines for you.
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tezz
    Have a great time.....can you fit a little one in your suitcase LOL

    Love
    Hileena
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hope you have a great time. Mig
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,256
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Have a lovely time Tezz, its sounds like the same cruise we were looking at..so will be interested to know what you think of it.. :D
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Barbara, it was really very good - well worth the money. We opted for the extra night in a hotel, as we felt a morning arrival/late afternoon same-day departure was too 'clashing.`All the travel went very smoothly - glorious sunshine in and out of Newcastle and a nice calm sea.There is a bit of a wait when the ship docks, as they let all the car drivers into their vehicles first.There are coaches waiting as soon as you exit the terminal at Ijmuiden, and into central Amsterdam is about 35 mins. We were dropped at our hotel and picked up there too on the return journey.

    We ate at the Seven Seas Restaurant on the ship - wonderful food and service. Breakfast really good too. Cabins were comfortable, if small, but you expect that.

    We used the hop-on hop-off bus to see most of the sights, then went back to the ones we wanted. The worst queues were at the Ann Frank house. We did a canal boat tour the next morning, which had a really good commentary and was very relaxing.

    Hope this helps. It`s a beautiful city, though very, very busy.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,256
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Tezz its does sound brilliant ,the one we were looking at came through on wouch*r or one of the others vouchers places..glad you had a good time... :D wounder if it would be to busy for crutches...x
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I used my walking sticks, though had to be careful on the cobbles. You can get wheelchair assistance on the ship, I believe. It was the cyclists we had to watch out for - they zoom along the cycle lanes, but sometimes encroach on the paths, & they don't always ring their bells!

    The trip left me tired & more than a bit stiff, but I knew that would happen & I have no regrets.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,256
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thats brilliant to know Tezz..that you have no regrets ..sometimes we have to go out of our comfort zone..I will have to give myself a push...glad you enjoyed it so much.. :D

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