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About leehal

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  • Location
    Durham, UK
  • Interests
    Non league football fan, season ticket holder at Spennymoor Town, also love music and real ale.
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    Azura - Brodies Drinks Menu

    Duff information, same brewery but it is their Grainger Ale that is gluten free.
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    Azura - Brodies Drinks Menu

    They seem to be missing some information there, the Collingwood ale is gluten free, you'd think they would make a point of telling people that.
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    New Autumn deals

    We have saved £120pp on our April 19 cruise and a whopping £800pp on our September 19 cruises. Definitely reaping the benefits of booking early, I am sure the prices fluctuate though!
  4. We have 3 P&O cruises booked, having only ever sailed Celebrity we are used to having a drinks package. I wouldn’t say we were big drinkers but using a calculator we think we would come close to £40 a day each on drinks (probably over). I drink a lot of water/coffee so even without any alcoholic drinks I can see this stacking up. Do you have to sign for every drink you buy and does this not need to be done with a drinks package? Our first cruise is only a week long at Easter and we are contemplating paying for our drinks rather than a package. Anyone any thoughts/comments? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Drinks Package

    On Celebrity your picture appears on the till, do P&O use that system? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    drinks package on Azura

    I would say that P&O don’t assume everyone will drink 15 alcoholic drinks, if people share they are more likely to hit the maximum and either cost P&O more or push up the cost of the package. The latter is more likely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    drinks package on Azura

    We are on our first P&O cruise at Easter and are debating not having a package to see how much we actually spend before our 2 week cruise later in the year, so used to having a drinks package it would be weird 'paying as you go'.
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    P&O vs Celebrity

    Hopefully this thread keeps running. We have had 3 sailings on the Eclipse and recently sailed on Silhouette, we didn't think the ship was as good as the Eclipse (no beer fridges or TVs in the Passport bar being the main drawback for me, if I wanted to watch the football I had to either watch in the Casino bar with no sound or go to my room). Generally the ship seemed the least organised of all my sailings with Celebrity, whether this was down to the itinery or other factors I'm not sure. Maybe we have over done that ship type and it was all a bit familiar. We had a cruise booked with Celebrity for Summer 2019, we cancelled it last year and booked Britannia due to overall cost. We are excited about the change, however we are a little tentative following feedback from Celebrity cruisers who have also sailed P&O. We have since booked a week long cruise on Britannia at Easter and I'm hoping this sailing isn't going to make us regret booking our main holiday on Britannia!
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    New to Cruises

    Just to reiterate what has been said by others, taster/short cruises shouldn't be the yardstick for other cruises. My sister in law was desperate to go on a cruise and her husband booked a 3 day trip on Celebrity (who we normally cruise with), their experience could not have been more different to ours, it was basically a party ship, full of stags and hens etc. Not wanting to put you off, just go into it with an open mind and don't be put off by any drunken behaviour you may see, it isn't the norm for longer cruises. Enjoy your cruise.
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    Packing Tips

    I put around 1lb a day on. It’s easily done with premium coffees, desserts, cocktails etc. I don’t think I stuff myself, but I do eat and drink more than I do at home. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Packing Tips

    We have week 1 and week 2 clothes!
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    Too Many Emails!

    I get a lot of post, we've already booked 2 cruises for next year, give up P&O!
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    Should I take a suit for Blu?

    I have to say I disagree with comments about wearing a suit is a must do. I've seen men in suits and tuxedos that are so old and ill fitting I wouldn't even do the gardening in them! If you aren't contravening any Celebrity guidelines, wear what you are comfortable in, after all you are on holiday.
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    Should I take a suit for Blu?

    I often wear smart jeans in Blu with no issues at all, on our last cruise a couple work jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt every night, not my idea of smart but I've no doubt people may think my jeans aren't smart enough!
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    Country House Hotels near Southampton

    We stay in Winchester, around 30 minutes away from Southampton. Lots to see and do compared to Southampton.