First ever cruise Bolette

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oldbluefox wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 11:48
The first cruise is always something special and having done it hopefully it will be the first of many.
Now not wanting to be pedantic but how can it be the "first of many first cruises"? :lol: :lol: :? :?

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david63 wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 12:35
oldbluefox wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 11:48
The first cruise is always something special and having done it hopefully it will be the first of many.
Now not wanting to be pedantic but how can it be the "first of many first cruises"? :lol: :lol: :? :?
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oldbluefox wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 12:40
david63 wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 12:35
oldbluefox wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 11:48
The first cruise is always something special and having done it hopefully it will be the first of many.
Now not wanting to be pedantic but how can it be the "first of many first cruises"? :lol: :lol: :? :?
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You don't need a mod ... a nit picker will do nicely ;)
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oldbluefox wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 12:40
david63 wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 12:35
oldbluefox wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 11:48
The first cruise is always something special and having done it hopefully it will be the first of many.
Now not wanting to be pedantic but how can it be the "first of many first cruises"? :lol: :lol: :? :?
There's never a mod around when you want one!!! :lol:

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Manoverboard wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 14:36
oldbluefox wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 12:40
david63 wrote: 03 Mar 2023, 12:35
Now not wanting to be pedantic but how can it be the "first of many first cruises"? :lol: :lol: :? :?
There's never a mod around when you want one!!! :lol:
You don't need a mod ... a nit picker will do nicely ;)
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Will do, hopefully be back with nothing but positives about our first trip

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Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the Bolette, ship was perfect, just the right size with plenty of space to get involved or relax with a drink.
Exceptional staff who couldn't do more for you.

Wife's gluten free was catered for brilliantly, so much so that We only ate in the view restaurant as the chef and the staff there were like family after a day and made sure she felt comfortable and relaxed at every meal.

Nice destinations and great shuttle buses available when we were a little bit away, to make the experience easier to enjoy.

Plenty to do with a nice variety of shows and plenty of nice places to sit watch the world drift by

Only downside is, we would like to cruise again on the Bolette, but they are sailing out of Southampton instead of Newcastle which would be awkward from Aberdeenshire.

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We're going on Bolette on Friday (first time) from Newcastle for five nights. Have been on Borealis twice and really enjoyed the cruises and the ship. Our other FO were on Braemar which was one of our favourite ships.
FO is convenient for us as we can go from Liverpool, Newcastle and Rosyth although both times we booked ones from Rosyth they got cancelled due to the dreaded big "C" 😂

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Dairbear01 wrote: 26 Apr 2023, 23:40
Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the Bolette, ship was perfect, just the right size with plenty of space to get involved or relax with a drink ... we would like to cruise again on the Bolette, but they are sailing out of Southampton instead of Newcastle which would be awkward from Aberdeenshire.
Pleased to discover that you enjoyed your cruise. :thumbup:

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Thanks for that, we thought as the Bolette worked out so well and we ended up on speaking terms with a few of the staff in the view restaurant, it would have been nice to replicate it with a different itinerary.

We were unsure of my wife's gluten being handled as well on a different shp

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Delighted you enjoyed your first cruise, Dairbear01, you'll never forget it. Time to start planning the next one, using all that new-found knowledge.
And I don't think you need worry about the gluten issue - I believe that every cruise ship afloat will be very familiar with it and deal with it equally well.
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A friend of ours in gluten intolerant and has sailed with P&O, Princess, Cunard and Regent and there was no problem with any of them. Our daughter has a serious peanut allergy and P&O were great with that.


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Re: First ever cruise Bolette

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Hope your trip on the Bolette goes well, we weren't into eating at 8.30 in the main restaurant, so used the view restaurant and if you use that , hopefully you bump into the wonderful mikee and daisy from the Philippines, lovely ladies.

One other tip , hopefully they haven't yet changed the entertainment, if they mention a Martini experience, it wasn't well advertised, it's the entertainment team singing James bond themes in the ocean bar, well worth catching that.

We spent a lot of time in the observatory bar , brilliant panoramic views and a nice environment for a drink or to chill.

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