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Britboys

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  1. Britboys

    Our Brexit Promise

    True. Mind you, I can't recall the last time that P&O increased the cost of my cruise after booking, even though the booking conditions allow it.
  2. Britboys

    Sea Screen on Azura

    My cruise on Azura was in the Caribbean and at all times, I found deck space at a premium, meaning it was not easy to get away from the noise of the sea screen. The only place you could guarantee some quiet was the Terrace Pool at the stern - which was always packed!
  3. Britboys

    Our Brexit Promise

    I saw mention of this on an e-mail-out that I received today, so clicked on it out of interest, which proved to be a waste of time. As others have said, it doesn't say anything we didn't already know...
  4. Britboys

    Sea Screen on Azura

    I must say that would be my reaction. Only been on Azura once - in the Caribbean - and found the noise from the screen very intrusive during the day.
  5. Britboys

    Festive Dining choices

    Blimey - following that logic through, they will be queuing at 4.15pm for the 5.00 sitting then
  6. Britboys

    Naughty P&O!

    Thanks for the info. That begs the question as to who took the legal action - the IMO? The French Government? Local Authorities in Marseille? That could complicate the issue over who should maybe fine the seller of the fuel.
  7. Britboys

    Food on Asia cruise on Columbia

    That looks a fantastic trip. A (different) friend & I did a very similar trip about three years ago, booked through an Egypt Specialist here in the UK. We had 3 nights in Cairo followed by a 7 night cruise, round-trip from Luxor. It took in most (but not all) of the sights on the itinerary that you are looking at. Strangely, as well as myself and my friend, there was a also a gay couple on the cruise who live very close to me. The staff on board the cruise boat were all lovely but very intrigued about us four men, asking if we had all left wives and family at home 😄. Whatever boat you might go on, I doubt that the food would be up to HAL standards but will be fine. It is so worth doing this trip though. It is one of the best holidays I have ever done.
  8. Britboys

    Festive Dining choices

    If you think 5.45 is early, don't try Princess first sitting - they have just moved it to 5.00. Second sitting is now at 7.15. Apparently it is due to "overwhelming feedback requesting earlier dining times"... I appreciate it will suit some but I can't imagine having to start getting ready for dinner before 4.00 in the afternoon and having a pre-dinner G&T at 4.30...
  9. Britboys

    Food on Asia cruise on Columbia

    My friend has now got back to me. He feels that food on HAL is particularly good. He found the food on CMV "very acceptable" but one point he made was that you are asked to make all your choices for the evening at the beginning of the meal - including dessert. He did however say that he would travel with CMV again - unquestionably. Hope that is helpful.
  10. Britboys

    Naughty P&O!

    Not condoning P&O's actions but you make a good point about the fuel being sold in Barcelona. Presumably these regulations are Europe-wide as opposed to only French? If so, the sellers should indeed face legal action too.
  11. Britboys

    Naughty P&O!

    Indeed Jean!
  12. Britboys

    Oriana v Ventura

  13. Britboys

    Food on Asia cruise on Columbia

    I have e-mailed my friend (who doesn't live in the UK) to ask him to look at my post and see if he agrees with what I have said. As mentioned, he has sailed HAL quite a few times now. He has friends staying with him at the moment so it may be two or three days before he has time to respond but please check back and I will post again.
  14. Britboys

    Oriana v Ventura

    Can't agree with your comments on Oriana As well as the theatre, there is the Pacific Lounge, Lord's Tavern and Crow's Nest, all of which have entertainment at different times. Personally never had a problem getting a seat in the Cinema. I'm not yet 60 - so definitely don't feel like I am in God's Waiting Room and I've never felt especially old when sailing on her. Shows I have seen include the Motown-themed show, New Romantics and Abba-themed show. I must have been lucky as I've never experienced lots of stuff frequently broken. I have seen the odd public toilet out of action but usually just one cubicle or urinal, with alternatives available. Ventura would be able to dock in most of the places that Oriana can. The only problem can be the wind - Ventura's bigger profile could be more problematic in high winds.
  15. Britboys

    Tilbury Cruise Terminal

    You are very welcome Joy. I hope you have a wonderful visit when it comes around and feel free to ask any other questions.
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