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  1. but if the lift went straight for the 'priority' selected floor that would discourage others. I never said it was a foolproof scheme just yet, only an idea
  2. This thread has prompted me to look at our annual cover for the family and it reminded us of a treatment we've had in the year. Declaring it has increased our costs by £3!!! but at lease we can rest easy for our cruise in May. Odd that the couple in question declined P&O's help in returning to the UK.
  3. they could have a priority key card for those who actually need to use a lift and it will get them a lift faster and straight to their deck.
  4. I would like the ability to book freedom dining times and it would be good to have 'waiting times' for restaurants displayed around the ship so you can choose your dining venue that most suits your need.
  5. with a 1yr old I'd go for the bigger cabin every time (not been on Britania so if there is a specific issue with that deck I cannot comment)
  6. looks like the prom deck is being used for storage, hope they move the stuff before we cruise otherwise it'll block my view!!
  7. The idea of waiting for the announcement before leaving the cabin is so that people know the emergency route from their cabin to the muster station, which often uses crew staircases. When you had to take your life jacket people would be coming from their cabin anyway. Now that lifejackets are not required there is less incentive to start from your cabin and it is less representative of a genuine emergency when passengers would be asked to either go to their cabins in the first instance or to go and collect warm clothing, hats, medication etc. But I can see the huge benefit in reducing the crush at the end.
  8. I use the money tree to pay for my cruise! I like to give my cabin steward a hand written card too.........
  9. I know how you feel, my Apple Watch makes me look impatient!
  10. You have just the one chauffeur? What if the wife wants to get her hair done whilst you are out? I could never compromise like that, it's a step too far.
  11. $11000 for datejust! I'd want huge diamonds on that! The age of the watches are not an issue, in fact I like the comfort of the old 5 digit models. Can't imagine boot-sale bargains but if reasonably priced it could be a good use of leftover OBC. Will have to wait for Iona in May
  12. Pre-owned Rolex? now that's interesting. Can anyone give any more details. The last couple of cruises have been on Aurora so not seen them on sale before. Could be a good use of OBC
  13. I've heard on social media (from someone on board Arcadia) that they are planning on having discounted or even free select dining when Iona launches to try and stimulate some interest. Can anyone support this? Did this happen when Britania was launched? It sounds interesting however one of the nice things about the special dining venues was that is was much quieter.
  14. I'm only just out of my 30's and have been cruising for many years. We enjoy the P&O food and things are even better now the vegetarian menus have been revamped and change daily. We don't eat meat but will have fish and we always find things we enjoy. I think it's difficult if you have not been exposed to a wide variety of foods and are not comfortable trying new things, posh menus can be difficult to understand and it can be embarrassing asking for things to be explained. But the joy of being on a cruise is that the waiters are all so accommodating and will not make you feel silly asking to have things explained. You can try new things and, if you don't like it you can always nip up to the buffet for something different.
  15. Not had a Forward Suite yet, we have one booked for next year, but we were lucky enough to have an Aft suite on Azura for our honeymoon and it was lovely. Huge balcony and very quiet. watching the wake as we sailed away was great, especially Venice. Totally unobstructed views.
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