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Old 05-09-2013, 12:52 AM   #2701
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Alright, I know there was already a conversation going about transportation in London from the airport to their hotel, but now I need advice. We are staying at Premier Inn Waterloo (Westminster Bridge) so we will only be 5 minute walk from the Waterloo station. We are taking the Eurostar from Paris and will first need transportation from St. Pancras to our hotel. I had planned on just taking the tube. Is this not a good idea? Is it King's Cross St. Pancras taking the Northern line to Waterloo Station? We will each have one piece of luggage and my hubby will also have a carry on. When we leave a couple of days later, we were going to take the tube (Northern to Piccadilly transferring at Leicester Square) to Heathrow. So I guess my questions are- Is this a bad idea and does it make sense (as far as stations and lines)? I have never used mass transportation before but I spent HOURS online over the weekend learning about the metro and RER for our Paris portion. Everyone says once you get the hang of it, it's great, and I'm completely confident it will be. However, learning about transportation I've never used, in a country I've never been to, in a language I can't read, using currency I'm not familiar with...well...it took a while. I don't think the tube will be as difficult because not only will it be in English, we will have already tackled Paris and used the metro there. So any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:24 AM   #2702
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:34 AM   #2703
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Alright, I know there was already a conversation going about transportation in London from the airport to their hotel, but now I need advice. We are staying at Premier Inn Waterloo (Westminster Bridge) so we will only be 5 minute walk from the Waterloo station. We are taking the Eurostar from Paris and will first need transportation from St. Pancras to our hotel. I had planned on just taking the tube. Is this not a good idea? Is it King's Cross St. Pancras taking the Northern line to Waterloo Station? We will each have one piece of luggage and my hubby will also have a carry on. When we leave a couple of days later, we were going to take the tube (Northern to Piccadilly transferring at Leicester Square) to Heathrow. So I guess my questions are- Is this a bad idea and does it make sense (as far as stations and lines)? I have never used mass transportation before but I spent HOURS online over the weekend learning about the metro and RER for our Paris portion. Everyone says once you get the hang of it, it's great, and I'm completely confident it will be. However, learning about transportation I've never used, in a country I've never been to, in a language I can't read, using currency I'm not familiar with...well...it took a while. I don't think the tube will be as difficult because not only will it be in English, we will have already tackled Paris and used the metro there. So any advice would be appreciated!

I think if you can handle the Paris Metro the London underground will be a breeze. It is very well signposted, just keep in mind the line you are using and the station you are heading for. It is worth knowing if you are heading north, south, east or west because for some lines you need to follow signs for example like this one:

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Old 05-09-2013, 02:56 AM   #2704
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I don't think the tube will be as difficult because not only will it be in English, we will have already tackled Paris and used the metro there. So any advice would be appreciated!
The only thing I would suggest is to avoid rush hour if possible when you are dragging cases about, but I expect that is the same for all tube systems. apart from that, the London Tube system is pretty simple.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:03 AM   #2705
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Hi all,

Are any of you going directly to the Barcelona airport after disembarkation? Are you using the Disney transfer or doing a private car/shuttle? If the latter, which company are you going with and how much do they charge for an adult? child? Was thinking of booking BCN Travel, but thought I'd ask for recommendations first.

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The first time we went into Barcelona, we waited for a cab, along with half the ship!! The last time we booked a car in advance from Resorthoppa and I have done the same this time to go to the airport using Suntransfers. It's about €40 for the two of us and two cases.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:10 AM   #2706
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Cool Cabin cruisers update!

Cabin Cruisers update : So far, these cabin numbers have offered a peek into the stateroom on the first Friday at 10AM, meeting by the Cove Cafe: 2066, 2129, 5518, 5520, 6040, 6110, 6142, 6141, 6152, 6590, 7034, 7062, 7136, 7806, 8036, 8502, 8512, 8524, 8532. If I have missed your listing, gotten a number wrong, or if you wish to delete your cabin from viewing, LMK by posting here or please send me a PM. Also, the following wish just to cruise (walk with us): Kirsten, Teri, Andrea, Mandy, and Lysand. It is entirely possible we may streamline this list for duplicates of more than two category levels of rooms so that you don't get bored.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:26 AM   #2707
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I am hoping to get a cab too but not going to the airport just our hotel.. does that work or should I reserve a car??
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:16 AM   #2708
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Cabin Cruisers update : So far, these cabin numbers have offered a peek into the stateroom on the first Friday at 10AM, meeting by the Cove Cafe: 2066, 2129, 5518, 5520, 6040, 6110, 6142, 6141, 6152, 6590, 7034, 7062, 7136, 7806, 8036, 8502, 8512, 8524, 8532. If I have missed your listing, gotten a number wrong, or if you wish to delete your cabin from viewing, LMK by posting here or please send me a PM. Also, the following wish just to cruise (walk with us): Kirsten, Teri, Andrea, Mandy, and Lysand. It is entirely possible we may streamline this list for duplicates of more than two category levels of rooms so that you don't get bored.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:21 AM   #2709
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Cabin Cruisers update : So far, these cabin numbers have offered a peek into the stateroom on the first Friday at 10AM, meeting by the Cove Cafe: 2066, 2129, 5518, 5520, 6040, 6110, 6142, 6141, 6152, 6590, 7034, 7062, 7136, 7806, 8036, 8502, 8512, 8524, 8532. If I have missed your listing, gotten a number wrong, or if you wish to delete your cabin from viewing, LMK by posting here or please send me a PM. Also, the following wish just to cruise (walk with us): Kirsten, Teri, Andrea, Mandy, and Lysand. It is entirely possible we may streamline this list for duplicates of more than two category levels of rooms so that you don't get bored.
We are on the list, and we're fine with the tour!

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #2710
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....and just another Cabin Cruisers note!

If anyone has an 11B sideways inside cabin, we would love to add it to the Cabin Cruisers walk! They are cabins 2153 and 2653, 5001, 5005, 5009, 5013, 5501, 5505, 5509, 5513; 6003, 6007, 6011, 6015, 6019, 6503, 6507, 6511, 6515, 6521
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:17 AM   #2711
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We are using Barcelona Days tours to pick us up at 8:30 AM at the pier.

Thanks Noel, Will we all be off the ship by 0830?

What other car services are folks using?
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:22 AM   #2712
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What other car services are folks using?
I am thinking of a taxi to my hotel any other good ways to get there?? It is by the Sants train station.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:32 AM   #2713
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Safe travels for those leaving soon! I am in the middle of my work week (okay, fine, it's only three days, but I *do* work 14-16 hours on those days), so can't really reply to all the posts, but....

I'M TOTALLY EXCITED!!!

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:43 AM   #2714
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If anyone has an 11B sideways inside cabin, we would love to add it to the Cabin Cruisers walk! They are cabins 2153 and 2653, 5001, 5005, 5009, 5013, 5501, 5505, 5509, 5513; 6003, 6007, 6011, 6015, 6019, 6503, 6507, 6511, 6515, 6521
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Sorry, I forgot I have an 11B sideways 6507 and of course people can come and view it. Just remind me nearer the time, it will always be neat & tidy, but just want to make sure. It can't be any worse than a military bed inspection, on that occasion my bedding and kit went out the 3rd floor window. Oh well they said it was a learning experience.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #2715
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I may be interested in viewing cabins, I'm assuming it'll be on our Dis Navigators so I could join??
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