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Southampton Cruise Port

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Day14

    Southampton, UK

    May 19 in the United Kingdom

    My first and probably only time being a passenger on a cruise ship has come to an end. We had to wake up early this morning to get everything out of my passenger cabin and into Jackson’s cabin. We found out late last night that he had to work this morning. Friends however saved the day and got him covered so we had the morning together before I left. Leaving one suitcase in Jackson’s cabin with stuff I don’t need to take home for only 20 days I’ve headed to the Southampton Coach station. Where I now wait on the coach to head to Heathrow. After over eight and a half months I’m finally headed home.Read more

  • 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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  • Day52

    Southampton, UK

    October 21, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    After the surprise over night we were also late sailing but we did eventually leave. Before leaving we had time to get off the ship and do some more grocery shopping before the long trip across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. We also stopped at Costa for some free wifi to get our phones up to date before we headed out.

  • Day2

    Day 2 London to Southampton

    September 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Evening all. So an early(ish) start this morning saw us up and out of the hotel in London. We jumped in a black cab and the driver was an older boy been doing the knowledge for 40 years. Had a lovely chat with him as he delivered us safely to Victoria Coach Station straight through the heart of the west end. Well that was a bun fight once in there, and the car they delivered us to Southampton in was huge. White in colour and carried lots of people, funny stripes down the side, I think I caught someone saying it was a "Bus" model, not something I've ever really heard of 😂. The driver was spot on taking lots of back roads to avoid the stood still M3. A short taxi ride at the other side saw us join our floating hotel for the next 2 weeks, the "Crown Princess". We've not been on this ship before but just like the rest of the Princess fleet it doesn't disappoint. Straight on, hand luggage chucked in the room and off up for food. The weather has been outstanding and out on the open decks it was glorious. We are very lucky as we get on early due to the number of cruises we have done. That gave Sharon the perfect opportunity to face time Her Mum and Dad and show them around the ship, they love to know we are ok and picture where we are. That was obviously hard work so we went and had more food to recover !! At 5.00pm we set sail for Lerwick, the sail away party very good as ever and a great atmosphere as we left Southampton in the sun (I know, I need to make the most of it). As we picked up pace so did the breeze, I'm glad I packed my coats !! A nice drink at the back of the ship then down to the room to unpack. A few 💤 for me before yep you guessed it we went for dinner. It's been a long old day and we had a lot of walking and a late night last night so we've decided an early night tonight. So we're on our way, currently passing Eastbourne, due to dock in Lerwick on Monday. Good night all.Read more

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