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  1. There is a difference. P&O cruises (and others) quote fares based on number of nights. For the shareholder benefit, this is based on the number of days which is always one more. Normally you don’t see any difference except at the margins. For example a 13 night cruise is 14 days for shareholder benefits so you jump up to the £150 band. Brian
  2. I have been on a 13 night cruise and got the 14 day benefit of £150 Brian
  3. It’s not much difference to what I do. I just email direct to P&O with a current statement attached. Just looked up their dealing charges - 1.5% with minimum of £45. HL charge £11.95. Brian
  4. This is what it says… This benefit is available to shareholders holding a minimum of 100 shares of Carnival Corporation or Carnival plc. Employees, travel agents cruising at travel agent rates, tour conductors or anyone cruising on a reduced-rate or complimentary basis are excluded from this offer. This benefit is not transferable, cannot be exchanged for cash and, cannot be used for casino credits/charges and gratuities charged to your onboard account. It seems to depend on the interpretation of “reduced rate” Brian
  5. There still is shareholderbenefits@carnivalukgroup.com Brian
  6. I prefer not to involve a third person in the application process so I simply download my current HL statement, blank out the non relevant items and then attach to an email direct to P&O. Details on how to do this is shown on the link in my post #16. I normally get an acknowledgment within two or three days. Later I get a revised P&O invoice via my TA which shows the extra on board credit. Brian
  7. Details here https://ask.completecruisesolution.com/help/ext/PO/why-book-with-us/more-info-share-holder Brian
  8. I have used a two way car rental and it worked very well. This was about nine years ago. I used Enterprise as they had a depot at Gate 8 just outside the port perimeter fence although I now see from their website that the depot has moved to near the railway station but should still be convenient. The way it went was as follows. I collected the car from our nearest depot late afternoon on the day before travel. You get 24 hour hire from the time of collection so no point in collecting earlier and the car was sitting outside the house ready to depart whenever we were ready. On arrival
  9. Passwords are usually case sensitive. Make sure you use capitals where required. Brian
  10. Are you sure this is CPS? Parking for Celebrity is done by ABParking. https://www.abparking.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9I71oZih8QIVh-_tCh0dPQnKEAAYASAAEgJSsPD_BwE Brian
  11. Interesting article on lack of COVID cover by insurance companies https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57471106 Brian
  12. Could someone explain to me why it is possible to travel by rail from Liverpool to Glasgow, where the only requirement is to wear a face mask, yet it’s not permitted to travel by sea from Liverpool to Glasgow where the passengers have been either vaccinated or tested. I assume also that the ferries are still operating between Scotland and Northern Ireland with no requirements for testing or vaccination. Don’t see the logic. Brian
  13. If you want to go to the Caribbean with Cunard then you have to fly or cruise via New York. Not very attractive in the winter season. Cunard don’t have any sailings from Barbados to compete with P&O. Brian
  14. If you travel on a scheduled flight to Barbados, then you have to go through immigration and collect your luggage in the terminal. If you travel on a P&O charter flight you come straight of the plane onto a fleet of buses to take you straight to the ship. You do not enter the terminal. Your luggage follows behind and gets delivered to your cabin later. This is one benefit of a charter flight. Brian
  15. You need to look closely at the itineries. In my opinion, it is better to sail westwards as you then get lots of 25 hour days (24 in fact) whereas sailing east you get lots of 23 hour days. For this reason most, but not all, sail west. From your location, you may prefer to start and finish in New York. You can do this with Cunard but not with P&O who sail from Southampton and head south for warmer weather. You don’t have to do the entire world cruise. Each cruise is broken down into sectors of around three weeks and you thus can do one or more sectors. You could eve
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