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Postby Camela » 27 Jun 2018 21:56

We've seen a good deal for the Baltic including 2 days in St Petersburg but flights will cost about 30% of cruise price. We won't go as being retired we can take advantage of off peak deals and much as the cruise appeals can't justify the travel cost. :x
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Re: Good last minute deal but...

Postby Meg50 » 28 Jun 2018 08:53

I suppose they can cut the cost of the cruise element to fill the beds - anything rather than run empty, but the flight price is less manoeuvrable
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Re: Good last minute deal but...

Postby Camela » 01 Jul 2018 08:37

Looks like it might be on after all, found more reasonable flights after Mr P spent ages googling!!
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Postby CGBOWLER » 01 Jul 2018 14:09

If this cruise really appeals to you and you can afford to do it, don't miss it.
Poor health might steal the chance in the future.
We managed 40 cruises before ill health got the better of us. Now we can just about manage trips to doctors, hospitals, dentist and opticians.
We have a lot of happy memories though which are priceless. :clap:
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Postby tomvet » 01 Jul 2018 16:28

Camela wrote:We've seen a good deal for the Baltic including 2 days in St Petersburg but flights will cost about 30% of cruise price. We won't go as being retired we can take advantage of off peak deals and much as the cruise appeals can't justify the travel cost. :x



Would you not book cruise only and book your flights independently. I am not sure where your cruise starts / ends but I assume it is somewhere in Europe so flights cannot be all that expensive.
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Re: Good last minute deal but...

Postby Camela » 08 Jul 2018 18:59

Just seen I didn't reply to this- blame the World Cup! It's out of CPH and home from STO. Looked on BA and SAS as we use LHR, then Mr P checked Skyscanner and found cheaper quote than BA website yet flying on BA....weird. Using some Avios too so all good.
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Postby Camela » 08 Jul 2018 19:03

CGBOWLER wrote:If this cruise really appeals to you and you can afford to do it, don't miss it.
Poor health might steal the chance in the future.
We managed 40 cruises before ill health got the better of us. Now we can just about manage trips to doctors, hospitals, dentist and opticians.
We have a lot of happy memories though which are priceless. :clap:


Thank you for wise words Irene and memories of 40 cruises are well worth having. We are grabbing the chance to travel for the reasons you said. Also we've had a much loved dog who we lost 5 months ago and restricted travel over the past 2 years due to his health - wouldn't have it any other way though.
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Postby tobysgranny » 11 Jul 2018 17:06

Camela wrote:
CGBOWLER wrote:If this cruise really appeals to you and you can afford to do it, don't miss it.
Poor health might steal the chance in the future.
We managed 40 cruises before ill health got the better of us. Now we can just about manage trips to doctors, hospitals, dentist and opticians.
We have a lot of happy memories though which are priceless. :clap:


Thank you for wise words Irene and memories of 40 cruises are well worth having. We are grabbing the chance to travel for the reasons you said. Also we've had a much loved dog who we lost 5 months ago and restricted travel over the past 2 years due to his health - wouldn't have it any other way though.


Sorry to hear you lost your beloved dog. It must be heartbreaking for you. | know I worry all the time about Alfie as he is now 8 and getting to be a bit of an old man.

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Re: Good last minute deal but...

Postby Camela » 12 Jul 2018 19:37

Thank you so much Joan and I totally understand the love for Alfie. Pugs are an amazing breed. We've been privileged to have one. Mr P says never again (we've said goodbye to 3 dogs) but I say never say never.
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