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    Current Offers for People Who Make Ship Visits

    I think if you do a ships visit and then book a cruise..doesn't have to be on the day of the visit , you get £50 OBS
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    Saver gone!

    It may come back, but as Dai B said if the cruise is selling well they may have decided they don't need to discount . Nt all grades make it down to saver fares.
  3. From what has been posted elsewhere (so not official) the staff didn't like the package..too complicated with the 15 min thing, and people wanting to get drinks for friends, etc etc etc. I know those who want the package would like it cheaper, but pando know what their spends are by passengers on s=drinks, so you would have the high spenders and the low spenders, pick a price in the middle. they have to make a profit on it.
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    Hormone therapy injection

    Speak direct to pando. I would imagine its something that can be done as its just an injection, but I would also guess you would be charged for them doing it. If you do have any disability or medical requirements, please let us know at the time of booking or as soon as the need is known. We will then send you a questionnaire, by email, to complete and return as well as a fact sheet containing some useful and essential information about your holiday. If you have booked with a Travel Agent please contact them to request a questionnaire on your behalf. If you have booked direct, please visit our website for contact details. You can access a copy of our fact sheet here. P&O Fact Sheet We ask that you complete and return the questionnaire as soon as possible and ideally, no later than 14 days before departure; this is to ensure there is sufficient time to be able to contact you should we need to discuss any of the information that has been provided. If you have a medical requirement only and there is less than 14 days to departure, please call our Medical team on 02380 655297 (calls charged at local rate) to discuss your requirements taken from their website. However when you ring use the 0800 number.
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    P & O Alcohol Policy

    So going back to my original comment to those who think pando are greedy devious or want them to become a charity to accommodate their wishes, I assume none of you are sailing with them in the future. After all they are greedy,devious,will not accommodate your simple wish to bring on crates of wine. I hope you all have wonderful cruises in the future on other lines, or have land based holidays where you can wander around to find the cheapest drink or take crates of wine to your room. There might be a hint of sarcasm there but Pando have their rules, so you either abide by them (like I am sure the majority of pando cruisers do) or you find a holiday that better suits you. They are a business .
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    P & O Alcohol Policy

    if your last cruise had 16 sea days must have been a long one. However digressing. If you go on American lines they don't allow any drink to be taken on board besides 2 bottles bubbly/wine at embarkation I believe. I will not gotoo far down the path of the smuggling bit...just seems very very devious to me. So no taking drink onboard there. So why should pando be any different. At least you can take a ltr of spirits onboard in full view in a bottle. If one states the US lines have packages..just set aside £40pppd on pando and you have a drinks package accounted for.
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    P & O Alcohol Policy

    No they don't. I think the perception is that they are very expensive along with their drinks..so people do not book with them with the expectation of having a cheap holiday
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    P & O Alcohol Policy

    Is pando not a business, rather than a charity. So is it there to make money or not. Would it make you happier if they raised the base price of the cruise upwards, by at least the cost of what the people with the largest bar bill pay,(so a 1 week cruise multi hundreds) as they DO have to make a profit , and revert back to bring onboard what you like. They would not need to make so much money from the bars as they would already have had the money via the increased base price cost. It goes back to my original question, if a holiday is too expensive for a person...should that person be allowed to bend the rules to suit themselves ) or not. I would love to be able to stay in 6 or 7 * hotels all the time. Wouldn't be able to afford their drink prices ofcourse...so Im sure they will not mind if I take in all the drink I may want during the course of my stay. As it is I cannot afford 6 or 7* hotels, so we do not stay in them..
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    P & O Alcohol Policy

    I have never seen people around the ship drinking their own drinks..but I have read so many posts about it..that it obviously does go on. If it was just between them and Pando etc then all well and good..however there is every chance that with the trial of the drinks package the line may go down that path, and stop you taking any onboard. The majority who just have a drink before going out for the night would then be effected.
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    P & O Alcohol Policy

    If people are saying its a means of saving money to take their own drink onboard (and one assumes in some cases not just drink it in the cabin but around the ship) why not go on a cheaper holiday where you can take all the drink you want into your room with you. We did not start cruising until quite late ,basically because we could not afford it. Now it seems to be a case of there is some right in having a holiday you cannot really afford, but to enable you to do this, you have to smuggle drink on in various means. have I got this wrong? For those who say they have taken away your liberty to do as you wish. It their house and they set the house rules. Sound familiar? if you do not like the house rules you know what the answer is. just my thoughts as this thread seems to be running and running and running
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    Balcony vs Deluxe Balcony on Aurora

    We have stayed in both. deluxe cabins are bigger. The balconies are glass ones, not in hull ones, so lighter and brighter. To us we would go with the deluxe, mainly because there is a curtain that goes between sleeping area and sofa. I get up before OH so I can pull back the curtains by the door and it doesn't disturb sleeping beauty. The wardrobes have doors, they are in the corridor bit as you walk into the cabin so the main part of the cabin is just for sleeping and sitting. As you say the deluxe ones are on b deck..best I think. Cant say we noticed any noise from people walking above us, or going towards the back of the ship. If you can stretch I would go for deluxe. Ofcourse if you waited for saver no guarantee they would have any left in that grade
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    cabin above laundry room

    Nobody who has had a cabin (even next door) has ever posted about any noise. opens at 8am...closes either 8 or 10pm..cant remember which. I purchased some washing sheets from amazon to take with me..no taking up space, after reading about them on here. those and a few tumble dryer sheets. I suggest you take your own, as sometimes the ship sells them, but they are more expensive, and sometimes they have sold out. Everything is free to use.
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    Azura Show Cabins

    I don't think you were silly at all. It will help other people decide what type of cabin they would like to go for. (I usually spend my turnaround day washing and ironing..!!) It is a special time when you have the ship nearly to yourself..
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    Pay as we go or drinks package?

    The drinks package is being assessed at the moment, with feedback from the trial, so may or may not be rolled out to the fleet.
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    Coffee lounges

    Were you travelling with anyone..could they not have given you their pastry. Not sure pando will update anything so you can have more than 1 free.