A continuing thank you for all those who have been giving me suggestions snd tips and opinions.
I only book a hotel room that is refundable. I also always buy insurance for my plane trips and cruise.
I do not know if I will need air conditioning even in August. I realize that London is having a heat wave and I have read that temperatures are as high as 88 F but I am in Texas where we are having a heat wave and temperatures are 110 F.
I am thinking that I might not need air conditioning in London even in August but I will take it if it comes with my hotel room.
I am watching youtube videos about Walking around London. I am downloading maps and learning about the 32 neighborhoods in London. I am beginning to get acquainted with London. Just beginning.
I was able to use booking.com and put in my dates for August 2023 and was amazed at all the results that i got.
A lot of the hotels were very reasonable for what I was getting.
I will not be booking until about October or November and then continue to hotel shop. I grab something just to be safe but then I usually find something better and cancel and book and cancel and book.
Here are my tentative plans.
I will be flying from Austin, Texas to Heathrow and then take the National Bus (Is that the right name) to Southhampton. I plan to spend two or three nights in Southhampton before sailing on Norwegian VIVA. The cruise ends in Lisbon. I will spend three or four.nights in Lisbon before flying back to London. And then spend three or four nights in London before flying home.
So it is a big trip and even a bit complicated.
I was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam next month and sail on the NCL Prima to iceland but Norwegian had to cancel because of supply chain problems. They could not finish the ship for August but it is on for September.
Norwegian has already had to cancel June and July 2023 for the VIVA because of supply chain problems but my August 2023 is on as of today.
So it can not hurt to start learning about London just in case my ship gets built and really sails.
If it doesn't, I might just come to London another time. Nothing says that I have to take a cruise.