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  1. Ok, Well please leave the ship in tip top condition and don't drink the bars dry. We are sailing on her from 18th September (hopefully).
  2. I totally agree, although the way things are going in France, a port stop there would not be an option. We are also going to sit back and chill out with plenty of alcohol. I wont be paying for the drinks package though. I don't think I could get through enough alcohol to justify the cost. For the first time, we will each be taking a litre of booze on board when we embark. Once that runs out we will just have to pay for them. Which September cruise are you on?
  3. I totally agree that I have got exactly what I booked, and if you read my post again, it does say that I was happy to book, knowing that there was no port stop. I was just saying that, as they have now added 7 night breaks on Britannia With Port calls, perhaps they could add a port call to the Iona 7 night breaks. I will still be happy to join the Iona for 7 nights, regardless of whether or not they stop at any ports. Just being able to cruise again will be fantastic. It would still be an added bonus if they did manage to make a stop somewhere.
  4. I probably could transfer, although it would mean sorting out loads of things that we had already arranged. We decided to leave things as they are for now, just in case any changes take place. Our cruise isn't until 18th September, so we have plenty of time to transfer if we wanted to.
  5. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas of how we can persuade the powers that be in P&O to change the itinerary and make at least one port call on the Iona 7 night cruises. Obviously, there was no port call when I made my booking, but I was still happy to go ahead and book. Having said that, at the time of my booking the only ship that had a port call, was the last Britannia 6 night summer cruise. Since I made my booking, P&O suddenly decided to change things a bit and add some 7 night cruises with a port stop. If I had waited, I would have chosen one of these, but I didn't want to lea
  6. Thanks for the advice. I will be sure to put the drink in our hand luggage. Luckily, we do have two small cases with wheels, so that will be the best option. Don't want the drink being wasted by it getting broken in the main luggage. I know that the porters are a bit more careful on cruises than the porters on airlines, but don't want to take the risk.
  7. I know this question will have been asked a million times before, so I apologize for asking now, but I couldn't find the answer on here. We are booked on one of the summer cruises, and because there is no on board credit we would like to take some drink with us to reduce the amount we spend on board. We don't drink much anyway, but at least if we can take some drink on board it will save us a few pennies. I'm sure that someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I assume that we can both take a litre of spirits each? I drink Southern comfort and the OH drinks vodka. We would also need
  8. Don't think I will be going on one of those then. Not unless they are no longer than 3 nights and at a very reasonable price.
  9. I didn't realise they kept the doors open. That could make it a little bit easier to cope with. I might even be able to manage that. Thank you
  10. Can I ask where you got this information from please? When I spoke to a lady at P&O the other day, we discussed the potential UK cruises and she seemed to think that they would be visiting UK ports. She even went as far as to say, that if one of them docked in Liverpool it would be lovely because the port is stunning.
  11. As much as I love being on a cruise ship, the thought of having to disembark at a port using a tender, really doesn't sit well with me. I really want to book one of the UK only cruises this summer, so I would love to hear which UK ports can only be accessed using the ships tender's. I know that there is nothing to worry about on these tender's and the crew are obviously experienced in piloting them, but I am quite claustrophobic, and these boats are totally enclosed. Not my idea of fun at all. By the grace of God, this will never happen, but if the ship was going down, I know I would
  12. I am hoping that P&O will announce the UK cruises for this summer by the end of March. If they do, I am seriously considering booking one. Ideally, I would love to do one of these cruises on Ventura, Azura or Britannia, but I get the feeling that it's more likely to be Aurora or Arcadia. I did a ship visit a few years ago on Aurora (when they still did ship visits). I can't say I was too impressed with Aurora. It felt really dark and dingy to me, but that's just my personal opinion. I have never been on Arcadia, so I would love to hear some feedback for this ship, especially how
  13. I recently posted a negative comment about P&O dragging their heels with announcements of cancelled cruises. So, it's only fair that I post a positive for P&O. I received my email today stating that my April cruise on Britannia and my September cruise on Iona have now been cancelled. I immediately telephoned P&O to discuss my FCC and book a cruise for April 2022. I was on the phone for no longer than 20 minutes with an extremely helpful lady from P&O. We went through all the details of the FCC and how it would eventually show on my account. We then discussed the future booking,
  14. Thank you for your very kind words. I'm not bothered about getting an apology, everyone is entitled to their opinion, and perhaps my original post came across as being a bit selfish. I'm definitely not a selfish person. To be honest, the cruise is more for my other half who has worked for the NHS all the way through this pandemic and she suffers badly with Fibromyalgia, Asthma and Osteoarthritis. She desperately needs something to look forward to, so if it's going to cost me a few hundred pounds more I will just have to find that extra money. It will be worth it to be able to see her
  15. It's sometimes very difficult to get a point across when sitting at a keyboard, especially if you are not educated to a high level, such as myself. I think, the point I am trying to make is that P&O know full well that the April 2020 cruise, and other cruises, will not go ahead, but they are holding back announcing that cancellations. I have absolutely no clue why they have not cancelled the April cruise, unless I am missing something? I would lose my deposit if I asked for a refund, and if I remember correctly, my deposit was made before they introduced the 5% deposit, so it's not ju
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