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  1. Hi I’ve just received a new confirmation invoice from my TA stating the amount of on board credit for our Iona cruise in August but have not received a new invoice from our Britannia cruise in July that we booked direct with P&O. Both cruises were savers because that was the only option available.

  2. Just now, zap99 said:

    I think we will need to update it nearer the time, but no big deal. I'm sure all these clever folk have planned this all out.

    I had thought it would be valid for a year, bit of a pain updating it every 4 weeks or so but it’s better than nothing and if it gets us back cruising and doing thinks we love so be it.😃

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  3. My husband did his at the same time and he was asked for extra proof as well and his verification came through same time as mine.

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  4. 37 minutes ago, ToxM said:

    As a local I would suggest you be careful about dates for going, traffic is a nightmare on race days and when there are events at the racecourse which may well cause you problems when coming off the A34. It’s a lovely place to visit, but maybe the day before a cruise, not the actual day.


    on a personal note, I cannot wait til I am driving down the A34 again and seeing all the coaches going to Soton, it’s exciting to see it and I am always a bit jealous!!

    Thanks Tomx will definitely check first if there are any race days ,as we are from the northeast of England and usually no traffic jams (unless roadworks) we are amazed at the amount of traffic there is as we travel further south and agree so exciting seeing all the coaches going to Southampton 🤗


  5. 5 minutes ago, Angel57 said:

    I’ve always used CPS and have had no problems.

    How wonderful to be going on your first cruise. Make sure you let us know how you get on. 

    Certainly will do praying everything will be ok for us and all the following cruises what can go wrong if passengers are all fully vaccinated and crew tested and quarantined what more can you do

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  6. 4 minutes ago, P&O SUE said:

    If you do, have a look at their website and book in advance. We went a couple of years ago, obviously pre COVID but I booked in February for July and it was booking up quickly. I don’t know what they’re doing now but they only opened a few weeks a year then.

    Thanks for the tips can’t wait to be having fun and living life again.

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  7. 2 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

    Hi Lindy.

    Newbury is only a couple of miles from Highclere castle Downton abbey.

    Are you visiting there?

    Hi Graham we would love to visit Highclere castle and thinking about going before our cruise. Lindy

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  8. 2 minutes ago, Pink-belle said:

    Personally for us, it’s either a stay and park at Holiday Inn, or the Dolphin Hotel, or CPS.

    we are using CPS for the staycations.

    Thanks will look on the website we are staying at the premier inn in Newbury but will drive to Southampton on the morning

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  9. 13 minutes ago, MX-Drew said:

    I had a similar thing happen to me with a Celebrity cruise. When it was cancelled I applied to Celebrity for a refund only to be told they had not received the money from Iona's godmother's company. The Agent hadn't even paid the balance at Celebrity's balance due date! Then I contacted the agent and they said they will have to pay the balance to Celebrity and Celebrity will refund the full amount.

    Motto of the story, never trust an agent, do it yourself and then you have only yourself to blame.

    Absolutely agree with you, we’ve been badly bitten and it’s only come to light because of the pandemic we’ve only received a portion  refund of what we’ve paid to the TA and now we’ve been told we will have to wait 120 days for the remainder.

  10. 2 hours ago, Tikka234 said:

    I have been looking at staysure  annual insurance only had single trip before with other insurance company's but we now have 2 cruises next year due to cancellation do you take out the extra cruise cover? My main concern is missing the ship in ports, although don't think it would happen as we take p o excursions, but like to be covered just incase. 

    Hi Tikka we didn’t take out the extra cruise cover and we have only got cover for our cruises around the British isles we have two booked one in August on Iona and one in October on QE we will after those cruises add on cover for Europe.

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