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  1. I think the “approved” method is to remove the stabilisers and pedals, and lower the seat so the child can comfortably put both feet on the ground. Then encourage them to “scoot” until their sense of balance is increased, then re-introduce pedals and gradually raise the seat height. None of which I did of course, preferring the aforementioned husband holding seat running behind approach!
  2. If I saw a price for a cruise in Aug 20 significantly less than the broadly equivalent cruise in Aug 21 (same ship; embarkation and disembarkation ports; duration and most ports of call) is there anything stopping me booking the Aug 20 cruise and immediately lifting and shifting to Aug 21? Grateful for pitfalls I may not have thought through.......
  3. Two deaths last week in the river near to us; young men swimming. Very sad.
  4. I apologise for saying this on the P&O board, but there are a number of other cruise lines that offer cruises from UK to Norway, including Celebrity (a sister cruise line of Royal Caribbean). I don't know the exact itinerary you are looking for, but if Celebrity offer something similar it might be worth asking the same question on the Celebrity board. I for one would offer my thoughts having cruised to Norway on both P&O and Celebrity from Southampton, UK.
  5. In my personal view, based on 2 cruises on P&O from Southampton, and 5 cruises on Celebrity also from Southampton in a mixture of cabins, I wouldn't say it is too American nor too brash. The cruisers are more international than P&O but the ship and its staff acknowledge it's home port for the season is the UK, and make subtle changes to accommodate our Britishness - including kettles in cabins, and - the times we have sailed - British Cruise Directors and some entertainment styled to our taste, without losing - for me - Celebrity's benefits over P&O (friendlier crew, more live musi
  6. Silhouette 1 May cruise cancelled by Celebrity 24 Mar Refund requested 25 Mar Cancellation invoice received 25 Apr Refund hit my credit card today 13 May in 4 separate amounts dated 11 May. Seems to comprise entirety of cruise cost and excursions/specialist restaurants.
  7. I know it won't help, but I was on the same cruise as you (I have replied on the Roll Call), and that line does appear on my cancellation invoice, dated 24 Apr. Bizarre.
  8. Why would you not take the 125% FCC offer? If you did not want to go on a Celebrity Cruise when they return to service, or if you were concerned whether RCCL will continue to trade.
  9. I would suggest there are relatively few people who are unfit to travel on a cruise ship There are substantially more who would be at increased risk of severe ill health should they succumb to COVID 19.
  10. I am amazed - and appalled - by P&O's policy in comparison with RCCL/Celebrity/Azamara.
  11. I am a little surprised at P&O's apparent line on application of full cancellation costs for guests who are denied boarding for "health" reasons. Other operators out of Southampton, for example Celebrity and RCCL, are offering full refunds in these circumstances. I wonder if P&O will have to reconsider.
  12. I did (at Guest Relations). Was told they were discontinued, and to use the questionnaire.
  13. No comment cards, at least on on Silhouette last September. I was told to use the post-cruise e-mail questionnaire to mention staff for particular service - and did so. Other staff mentioned the questionnaire "score" for their restaurant/bar was as important to their future as cash tips.
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