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This week flying to America on a dreamliner and a laid-back cruise to warmer climes are the hot topics.
Q. One of my grandchildren is mad about planes and is keen to go on a Dreamliner. I would like to send him and his father to the U.S. Can you help?
Chrissie Stevens, Bideford, Devon.
BA flies Dreamliners (Boeing 787s) to Baltimore, New Orleans, NYC and more
A. Yes, BA flies Dreamliners (Boeing 787s) to Baltimore, New Orleans and New York among others; however, check flight details before booking to be absolutely sure it’ll be a Dreamliner. Heathrow to Baltimore return from £548pp (ba.com).
Q. We are aged 75 and 70 and our children would like to send us on our first cruise as a treat. We’d like to go somewhere hot, but not on a massive ship and preferably from Liverpool, without children and neither too formal nor too expensive.
Mr and Mrs Long, Southport
The Celebrity Constellation cruise ship departs Barcelona (above) for a nine-night trip to Venice this autumn
A. Well those requirements narrow things down rather! How about the Queen Mary 2 for 12 nights, departing Liverpool on July 16 and stopping at Iceland and Canada (from £1,399pp, 020 3811 6917, iglucruise.com)? Or, outside the school holidays in the autumn, the Celebrity Constellation departs Barcelona for a nine-night trip to Venice, stopping at Monte Carlo, Nice, Rome, Sicily, Corfu and Croatia (from £949pp, 023 9427 2859, planetcruise.com). Neither fits perfectly, but one might appeal.
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