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  1. Ha ha. The wine used to move from side to side in the glass as she left port (maybe I had too much in there tho 🤣.......)
  2. Most interesting. Thank you for posting. I remember having a tour over her a few days before the naming ceremony with the POSH club (loyalty club back in the day!) and thinking how wonderful Oriana was. We were regulars on Sea Princess/Victoria and only had port holes to look out of so to then have a balcony was wonderful. We moved over to Aurora when she was launched but still occasionally returned to sail on Oriana. Happy memories.
  3. Will be keeping everything crossed you haven’t got it...... The chances are you haven’t, but doesn’t stop you both worrying. Take care.
  4. Scrambled egg is a favourite of my dog Freddie and if your boy has eaten it then that’s positive. But it absolutely heart-wrenching when they are not well...... Will be thinking of you at 6pm. X
  5. I hope you managed to get some sleep Jean after receiving such devastating news. I don’t often post on here, but I love reading all the banter and I love Salcombe (so am saddened to read of the bad behaviour there). Look after yourself.
  6. What a good thread Andy.and glad to hear you and Michelle are coping well. Lockdown itself was hard as I live alone, but I had my dog for company and he saved my sanity and gave me a reason for getting out of bed each day and exercising. It has been interesting Time for noting which “close” friends stayed in touch on a regular basis and which “close” friends didn’t........ Now things have eased I’ve been out and about - still not going anywhere near shops or crowded areas, but have enjoyed some wonderful pub lunches in the open air with friends and family. Trying to sell my house and that is proving more difficult in these difficult times. Take care everyone.
  7. Oh what great use of the word “obfuscation”. I too had to look up the exact meaning and found it to be the perfect description for these times and ambiguous language used.
  8. That’s awful Jean. Parts of the population seems to have become feral......
  9. Thanks for posting this info. Let’s hope none of the extra ships leaving the fleet will be from P&O altho I fear for the future of Aurora and Arcadia.....
  10. Goodness - as a solo passenger these proposals will make the cruise experience much less sociable. For me a large part of my enjoyment of a cruise is making new friends and chatting to old friends from previous adventures. If I had to dine alone or in my cabin then I might just as well be at home where I would at least have my dog to talk to! Sadly, i suspect it’ll be a few years before I return to the high seas.
  11. Agree Dubrovnik is very lovely as is Olden, but for me it’s sailing Into Sydney and passing the Opera House as the sun rises. Magical.......
  12. Unfortunately I’m going to be singing it for hours now....... the dog already has his paws over his ears!! 🤣🐶
  13. One of my favourite memories is sailing towards Cape Town on Aurora in 2010. The deck 12 party was in full swing under the clear skies when Clem Curtis of the Foundations belted out an impromptu rendition of Build me up buttercup with the house band Caravan backing him and everyone singing along. Fab times......
  14. I absolutely agree. It feels bit scary venturing further from your local neighboured, which is so ridiculous. But this is our life for the foreseeable so being mindful and careful, I shall start to be brave. My world cruise as a solo on Aurora In 2012 seems a very very long time ago now.
  15. I too sailed on Sea Princess/Victoria between 1991 and 2000. A wonderful ship.... The Riviera Bar was at the pointy end of the ship by the library and was one of the worst places to be if it was rough (or with a “respectable swell” as the officer from the bridge used to like calling anything over a force 6) We sailed through the Kiel Canal on her en route to the Baltic and I clearly remember people coming to the ends of their gardens to wave to us. The Cruise Director on many of our cruises was the wonderful Ian Fraser who would know almost all of the passengers and his bingo calling was a highlight of a sea day afternoon! I seem to recall there being a roll call/list of all passengers in the Reception area. Although no cabins were listed I cannot see that ever happening now. No kettles in cabins but the cabin steward would bring your morning tea or coffee with custard creams at your requested time. Happy Days indeed.
  16. Yep. I got that email. Tells you absolutely nothing! What a surprise......
  17. I've just read that blog Andy. I am very surprised the times were changed without any prior notification to those joining the cruise. I do Freedom so it wouldn't have affected me, but i would not be happy if my set dining time had changed from 6.30 to 6pm.
  18. On Aurora a few weeks ago there was no chefs parade but the chefs came to the table to say hello. The biscuits in the cabin were dreadful but apparently they will be changed when the current supply runs out. We were on freedom and had no menus, but club diners did have them. We had bottled water in cabin ( and they tried to charge me for the complimentary one!). We had wine waiters and the waiters that took our order still wore it on the same old note pads. I didn't get slippers but think i was just missed out (not bothered). We did have the log of the cruise on the last evening. Still love Aurora despite the little things disappearing.
  19. To get rid of the flag waving is a very good idea as it’s rather naff and not good environmentally. But, I cannot see why the sing-a-long shouldn’t continue. After all there are plenty of places you can go to avoid and it does usually only last an hour. But tbh, not fussed either way.
  20. I have found taking Echinacea helps to either prevent a cold or lessen the symptoms should one succumb. I take them for about 10 days before a holiday or an occasion i need to be fit for. Again i don't believe it will do any harm in taking them for a short time.
  21. Reading all these posts about the new CP makes me wonder what the poor people at P&O answering the phones think and do they report it to a higher authority and does that higher authority care. I have a cruise soon and thankfully all excursions etc were done on the old system. Everything was correct a few weeks ago and I am certainly not going to send my blood pressure into orbit by checking the new one! I never thought I would be glad not to be cruising next year!
  22. Aurora always looks lovely when decorated for Christmas. I'm looking forward to the Christmas Markets cruise in a couple of weeks.....
  23. I had this too and the email was not clear at all and in my view dreadful marketing as none knows what an earth it all about. I deleted it as wasn’t sure it was genuine......
  24. I would have thought that eating the joy of going on a cruise is trying all sorts of different foods that you may never have tried before and if you don’t like what you are served then the waiter will always bring you something else - no charge either!!
  25. I would agree with you completely with what you say when on a warm cruise. Nothing better than sitting at the aft end in the sunshine. But when the weather is cold or inclement the MDR is much better than the scrum upstairs. I love it that we all think differently tho,,,,,,
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