4 READER'S LETTERS & CRUISE NEWS
Fantastic feedback for our Cruise experts
We have just returned recently from a two week trip
from your Chicago Memphis and New Orleans followed
by a cruise to Caribbean trip. I would just like to
congratulate you and the team for what was a splendid
holiday everything just fell into place from the great
hotels at each location to the Amtrak train which was
great experience everyone we met helped us all the
way we will definitely be doing another trip with you
next year I have already got my eye on another one I
A SHORT SPRING CRUISE THAT AVOIDS THE CROWDS
Some of the best cruise deals can be found early in the season - April for example
- before the summer crowds start pushing up prices. Of course the weather is
usually very agreeable, as it's not too hot and not too cold. Our featured sailing
today is 22nd April 2016 departure of Ovation of the Seas from Southampton.
This exclusive luxury holiday features an 8-day France and Spain journey, and sails
at around 4.30pm and returns to Southampton at 5.30am on Friday, 29th April.
The first port of call is Gijon in Spain, where the cruise ship arrives at 8am on the
morning of 24th April and stays until 5pm, providing passengers with enough
time to explore the historical, cultural, and culinary highlights of the city. On 25th
April, your ship will arrive in the Spanish port of Bilbao, in the Basque country. It
will stay the whole day, leaving again at about 5pm. One of the highlights here
includes the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Le Havre
in France is the next port of call. The ship stays from 7am until 9pm, allowing
enough time to explore local highlights such as the Malraux Museum and the
Hanging Gardens, or even a day trip to unforgettable Paris. On 28th April, the
Ovation of the Seas arrives in Cherbourg, France, where it will stay until 6pm.
The beautiful city park and botanical gardens are two of the many 'must-see'
Call now for prices on this, plus other Ovation of the Seas sailings,
cruising around the Med all the way to the Far East.
Having now returned from our cruise on Aurora and the rail trip across the USA I
thought I would let you know what a wonderful time we had and how impressed
we were with whoever put the trip together, well done! There were a few niggles
but overall the whole event was a great success!
Just so you can fine tune any future similar holidays there were a couple of
tweaks that would prevent any hassle.
But first the cruise on Aurora. Magnificent ship with all one could ask for but the
staff could have made more effort. The bridge officers were distant and made
little effort to entertain the passengers. Very few announcements were made and
it was as though it was all too tedious. Even on the Panama Canal Transit, there
were no commentaries from the bridge. It did not appear to be a happy ship.
Probably not a lot you can do as the staff were P&O however, I was certainly not
the only one to comment.
We had a problem with transport in San Francisco but this was soon sorted with
phone calls to the transfer company head office in New York and overall they
were excellent, as were the people at the New York end.
The Handelry Hotel in San Francisco is a bit shabby and dated, but the New
Yorker in NYC is excellent and just in front of the Empire State Building.
The trip on the California Zephyr and the Lake Shore trip from Chicago were
outstanding. What scenery, fantastic staff and so memorable for all concerned.
So, well done to all at Jetline cruise.com. We'll be back!!!
Julian and Hazel Yeardley