Generally, when we travel, the time comes that you just want to click your heels together and be back at home. This cruise was not one of those times. We are avid cruisers, having been on most lines.
We left Colorado on the 3rd of October. Although we’d booked our cruise only a couple of weeks prior to the sail date, we were able to take advantage of frequent flier points to keep our prices down.
We spent the nights of the 4th and 5th at Holiday Inn-Ariel. Not a wonderful hotel, but good enough to keep us for 2 nights. We got an early check-in at about 1pm and hung out there for the rest of the day. The next day, they helped us with instructions as to which bus (route 285 and FREE) to take to get the Underground. We made it to London and spent the day on the hop-on, hop-off bus. Saw all of the highlights in the rain.
We walked into town and wandered. Also went to "the mall" for free wi-fi. Then, went back to the port, had a couple of beers outside the bowling alley while on free wi-fi, and met up with new friends who'd brought a game to shore with them.
We berthed right near the aquarium, and were shuttled to the Marriott down the street. Went back to the aquarium for the afternoon.