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  1. We're currently on Arcadia and, whilst norovirus hasn't been mentioned by the captain, he has stated there are reported gastro problems with some passengers. So they have instigated removing anything surplus on tables such as pots and menus and strict handwashing when entering the buffet. Also handrail cleaning is much in evidence and cleaning of chairs in the MDR when guests have finished. I'm wondering if it's tied to it's a 28 night cruise? No scientific reasoning but just a question.
  2. Same on Arcadia, also shower caps only provided on request.
  3. Normally I would agree with your comment but for us we've found the table for two experience on Arcadia the worst on any cruise ship we've been on, including other cruise lines. Which is a shame as we are enjoying the ship apart from that. Whilst we used to eat at larger tables nowadays we prefer tables for two.
  4. We're currently on Arcadia and agree with what you say. And the two tables in your top picture have a larger gap than most of the other side by side tables. For the first time ever on a cruise we've been eating more in the buffet in the evening and find it a much more pleasant experience.
  5. Try these .... Cafe_Jardin_Evening_B-1.pdf Cafe_Jardin_Evening_A-1.pdf
  6. We've just travelled across the Atlantic to Barbados. We had fog each day until we got to Madeira where it was sunny and warm. From there each day at sea was mainly sunny and 25C - 28C. Just our luck though that today in our first visit to Barbados has been heavy rain for most of the day so they gave us the option of cancelling our booked scenic and beach tour with a full refund.
  7. Currently on Arcadia and they offered 25% off the cover charge for Sindhu and Ocean Grill for the first couple of nights.
  8. We agree with your comments and prefer just tables for two as you do. And I don't mean like those on the Arcadia that are classed as side by side but with about an inch between them. How they can be classed as tables for two is something even a politician would have trouble explaining. And I don't understand why they don't occasionally use any empty tables available in the club dining restaurant to seat freedom dining guests like we've seen Celebrity do at times. Also even use tables for four occasionally as tables for two as other lines do.
  9. We agree with your comments and prefer just tables for two as you do. And I don't mean like those on the Arcadia that are classed as side by side but with about an inch between them. How they can be classed as tables for two is something even a politician would have trouble explaining. And I don't understand why they don't occasionally use any empty tables available in the club dining restaurant to seat freedom dining guests like we've seen Celebrity do at times. Also even use tables for four occasionally as tables for two as other lines do.
  10. I'm in the camp of one formal night per week is enough, particularly on the longer cruises. We're currently on the 28 night Arcadia cruise to the Caribbean and there are 8 formal nights on this, I'm doubtful we'll do all 8. What makes it worse is where there are no formal nights whilst we spend 7 nights doing the islands they are crammed in on the sea days. Consequently there are 4 formals across 7 nights going to the islands and 4 formals across 9 nights coming back. But I hope P&O do not go down the route mentioned by Andrew of Marella. Personally our favourite dress code is Celebrity's Evening Chic which gives the option of formal or smart casual. When we first started cruising we enjoyed and looked forward to the formal nights but maybe where we've done quite a few cruises now we've got tired of them. But each to their own of course as I know a lot of P&O cruisers enjoy the formal nights.
  11. We're in our 60s but would also like to see more pasta and rice dishes to give a better overall choice. And I recall that P&O used to have a curry option more regularly on the menu, in particular vegetable curries, which I'd like them to do more of.
  12. Typically one will be 60s and 70s, one will be Tropical, and the final one black and white. This is based on 2019 Ventura cruises, I can't find the 2020 cruises on P&O's website. VE_Dress_Code_2019.pdf
  13. Thanks for your suggestions but we prefer to spend Xmas with our children, so it's New Year only option for us. Anywhere warmish would suit us.
  14. You can give a TA your preference of cabin numbers, they usually ask for 4-5 in order of preference. So whilst it's no guarantee you'll get your first one the chances are pretty high for one of those you pick.
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