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Southampton Cruise Port

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  • Day40

    Southampton, United Kingdom

    September 11, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Our private tour included visiting the important historical sights of Southampton with its many memorials. We went to the SeaCity Museum’s Titanic exhibit.
    We then drove out to the New Forest, an open area of 220 miles where wild horses, cows, and donkeys roam free. These animals came right next to our car. The residents here are called commoners and live in beautiful thatched roof houses that are very far apart.
    The visit to this most unique area was enhanced by our guide who was an expert on life in the New Forest.
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  • Day40

    Silversea Gala

    September 11, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    When we booked our multi-segment voyage, we had to get special permission for this “one day cruise” that never left Southampton. Regular passengers disembarked. Media, travel agents and special guests embarked. It was the first time that the Silver Muse docked in Southampton. It was also the birthday of the owner who brought aboard his friends for the night. Us and 33 other in transit passengers were invited to the festivities.
    Rose set a trend at the bar with her French Martini.
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  • Day2

    Southampton

    December 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We have arrived in the check-in. This is the best.

    Oscar at check-in.

    'Excuse me, have you got a plank on this ship, for my brother, in case he needs to walk it'

    Mummy had a pat down at security.

    'Oi, your touching my Mums bum!'

    'It's ok Oscar, just Mummy's necklace has set the buzzer off'

    'Ah that's ok, go on then, check her pockets'

  • Day1

    Arrived in southamptom

    December 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Got a taxi to the hotel. Nana, Gaga and daddy arrived 15 minutes after us. Boys in the bedroom bouncing on beds checking that Felix as a bridge is still strong and stable.

    "When we get there, what we'll do is have a nice drink and explore the hotel"
    "It's not a posh hotel Felix, it's more of a bed for the night"
    "No swimming pool? No Christmas dinner?"

  • Day1

    We're off

    September 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    After getting on board we found cabin C112 then unpacked once our cases had been delivered.
    Orientation is going to be the major challenge along with getting our Cabin steward to stop calling me "Madam"!

    We set sail on time and made our way through the Solent to the English Channel. By dinner time I had taken my first sea-sickness tablet whilst listening to others comment on some 'millpond"? The food was delicious once I got it in my mouth and practise at guiding the fork to the right location whilst bobbing about helped. I'm exaggerating but the sea certainly wasn't smooth! I also learned that it was going to be best if I sat down when going for a wee!

    With survival basics established, and a lengthy safety briefing which included putting lifejackets on, we enjoyed our first evening aboard and are looking forward to seeing what the rest of the week brings.
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  • Day32

    Southampton to Winchester

    May 10 in the United Kingdom

    The ship docked this morning at 6 am in Southampton. The end of our sea voyage. Disembarkation was leisurely and we were off the ship about 10 am.
    After getting our bags we got our bearings in Southampton then decided to go straight to Winchester where we have our b&b for the next two nights.
    The train trip took about 20 minutes and on the train we got talking to a local lass. She was very helpful in walking with us into town and geting our bearings.
    Having to fill in time before getting to our digs about 6pm we found a comfortable spot at the guildhall where we had wifi. Got some planning done for Spain.
    In the room about 6:30. Modest house but nice room, great location.
    Wandered the streets for an hour or so to find dinner then off to bed.
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  • Day64

    Southampton, UK

    August 11 in the United Kingdom

    Another busy turn-around of meetings in the morning with the office and then straight into embarkation photos, followed by passenger drills and then straight into the gallery for the evening. Tonight was an early finish at 10pm though. We have the same thing tomorrow with it being a casual sea-day so we've planned a team dinner.

  • Day10

    Southampton, UK

    September 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    IPM again today but it means I don't have any IPMs for the upcoming Norway cruise. I slept in and then was on embarkation. After we had an hour break before I was in the restaurants taking photos for the night. We got off early at 9pm, so four of us went up to the planet bar. Which I had never been to before. It was busy though so we went to the Manhattan instead. A band called Soundwave was about to start so we stayed there. I got my favourite mocktail called a Mango Mule. After that it was bed time because it's an hour forward tonight.Read more

  • Day17

    Southampton, UK

    September 16, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Today was an interesting day. I decided not to get off because I had embarks at 11:30 and was expecting a new cabin mate a little after 9. So I got up nice and early to be moved down to the bottom bunk and have everything ready for her when she got here. I then found out that she was not coming into my cabin after all and I have the cabin to myself! After having a sad afternoon or saying goodbye to my cabin mate Naz and the craziness of embarks I got the evening off. Normally even if you want all afternoon doing embarkation you still have to work in the evening. Today however, all 5 of us who did embarkation finished work for the day after the passenger drills. Which finished a bit before 5. During the passenger drills however I heard some interesting news. We had actually gotten two new photographers. One of which nobody had any idea he was coming. Not even our manager. He has no uniform and apparently doesn't speech English very well. A photographer Guil who was had a cabin to himself for a while suddenly had a cabin mate and Chris (the manager) is trying to piece a uniform together for him from bits of uniform he's getting from the other guys. I haven't really talked to him much yet but he seems nice.

    So after drills I got to just go back to my cabin. Video chat Jackson (the boyfriend) for almost an hour. Updating him on the cabin and team changes and then sleep. Getting up for a team meal at a restaurant called Beach House. I had potato skins (amazing), salmon (good) and fudge cake (amazing). Most of the team then headed to Manhattan a bar from some drinks where we listened to the band that was playing for a while.

    I'm now back in my cabin (with no cabin mate!!!) ready for a nice long sleep since I don't start work tomorrow until 12.
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