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No cruise is bad news !

Posted by Big John on March 19, 2012

I’ve been thinking about the best way to avoid the Olympic Games during this summer, and thought that it might be a good idea to take to the high seas for a cruise around the Mediterranean, so I searched the ‘web’ for something suitable, and found just what I was looking for. It was a two week cruise around the ‘Med’ aboard a ship which I knew well from a previous holiday.

Great ! .. I thought and clicked on the “book now” link … “This cruise cannot be booked on-line” … read the message.

I phoned the reservations department and quoted the cruise reference number .. “Sorry sir” .. said the booking clerk .. “That cruise has been cancelled”.

“Why ?” .. I asked, but I guess I should have known, for he informed me that the ship has been hired out for the whole of …

 … the bloody Olympics !

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3 Responses to “No cruise is bad news !”

  1. rummuser said

    Here is the opportunity. Come away to India. The weather will fry you, but you will enjoy yourself nevertheless.

  2. Ginnie said

    Somedays you just can’t win for trying!! How about a trip to North Carolina in the US? My little house would love to accomodate you and “she who must be obeyed”. Nothing special but the price is right!

  3. Big John said

    Ramana .. Ginnie .. Umm. India or the USA ?

    I’ll get back to you, or I may just surprise you. So keep a lookout for a bald sweaty bloke with a little old lady in tow.

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