Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 "Waterloo" Campaign here
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 07:35 19 Jan 2022
- Mobile firms agree another 5G delay at US airports
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 28/01/22 - FOSBR AGM - ONLINE
04/02/22 - Call for Evidence GBR closes
05/02/22 - WsM Cobweb Blowout
16/02/22 - MTUG - MOVED meeting

On this day
19th Jan (1991)
Heathrow Junction Station opens and receives first train (link)

Train RunningCancelled
07:01 Shalford to Reading
07:25 Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
07:32 St Ives to St Erth
Short Run
10:50 Penzance to Cardiff Central
05:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern
PollsOpen and recent polls
Closed 2022-01-17 How strong do you like your coffee?
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
January 19, 2022, 07:38:57 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[101] Crossrail - further delay
[78] Hunting dogs killed on track near Templecombe, 1.1.2022
[70] Night Riviera to be reduced for eight weeks due to engineering...
[66] Rolling Stock discussion - Cardiff to Portsmouth
[58] Coffee - a product that can vary from dishwater to nearly-soli...
[53] Okehampton
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Question: Have you cruised?  (Voting closed: June 26, 2021, 06:26:00 am)
Not thought about it - 4 (33.3%)
No way - 4 (33.3%)
Would like to, but never have - 0 (0%)
I have my first cruise booked - 0 (0%)
Just once and never again - 1 (8.3%)
Once and I would like to again - 1 (8.3%)
Twice - 0 (0%)
Three times - 0 (0%)
More that three times - 2 (16.7%)
Total Voters: 12

Pages: 1 [2]
Author Topic: A (return) to cruising and faltering first steps  (Read 2413 times)
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
Posts: 1830

Still want to be a train driver when I grow up

View Profile
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2021, 09:36:42 pm »

Following from my earlier post on this thread, if any Coffee Shop members have any experience of river cruises in Europe, I'd be interested in their observations....good, bad and ugly!
Clan Line
Hero Member
Posts: 635

View Profile
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2021, 10:14:24 pm »

If I felt it wasn't safe, I wouldn't be planning to take a cruise next month ...

Everything is a risk. 

Grahame is, of course, quite right............everything is a risk, but most people don't understand risk anyway. Most people do not accept that they at greater risk of death on the M1 on the way to Luton Airport than on the Airbus (or Boeing 737 even !) flying from there to Ibiza. The blood clots saga with the Astra Zeneca vaccine is another example.

There are much more obvious ways to demonstrate risk reduction on a cruise............(for johnneyw's info this was on the Nile !) Absolutely no one was in the slightest bit concerned about their safety on this trip !
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

Pages: 1 [2]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page