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  1. Back in the here and now, Britannia and Azura for Nov and Dec, 15 nights, Caribbean, including flights £999, balcony £1199. Would be tempted but going on Iona in Feb22.
  2. Unless it is a serious assault the police wouldn't act without a complaint.
  3. There would be no evidence if the person assaulted didn't formally complain, therefore P&O's hands are tied. There should be deck lounger monitors available who could take possession of property when a lounger is left absent for a designated time. Too many feel they have a reservation for the day once theit towel and maybe a book is left.
  4. I am getting concerned now cruising proper has started and Covid cases are occurring. I am due to pay my balance on 28th of this month for my Iona Feb 22 cruise. If there are more cases on the next Iona cruise commencing on Sat 9th Oct, I may change my cruise to later next year.
  5. The 10/- piece of beef brought back memories of when I was first married over 50 years ago. Our allowance for a Sunday joint, beef or lamb was 10/-, and we thought we were pushing the boat out then ! How times have changed, that money today would hardly cover the cost of potatoes.
  6. I assume you did not mean the last two sentences to read that no other opinions are based on current experiences. I have read a few opinions of recent cruisers, I have been on Iona twice and given opinions. There are others full of bluster constantly belittling the Line, but their opinion counts for nought IMO.
  7. Cruising today cannot be compared with cruising 40 years ago, when it was the preserve of the upper middle classes. It is affordable and I do not accept that P&O is a 3* product, the surroundings, cabins and food on Iona is far superior to any 3* hotel and cheaper. Why some of you daily frequent the P&O board is beyond my thinking, you just like picking it to pieces.
  8. It is nearly three years since I used them and they were excellent and if you timed the booking right, very reasonable.
  9. I didn't do a one to one comparison, but I don't think so. They have been complimentary with coffee before Covid, another money grabbing extra.
  10. The cakes were not free a couple of weeks ago, although someone posted somewhere that they were before 11am, which I can't comment on as it was later when we had coffee there.
  11. Thanks for the update. The 4 to a lift when we were on was obvious, 4 large circles in the corners of the lift and notices, these are obviously gone. It will be interesting what other changes will happen before we are next onboard on 19th February 22.
  12. I am disappointed that things are slipping . On both my cruises mask wearing and 4 to a lift were followed by all, the way the OP comments, it appears the 4 to a lift was totally ignored. Is that correct ?
  13. Yes it does pull away so it can be watched other than face on.
  14. I do hope that most of you have fixed an energy plan recently. I luckily switched 3 weeks ago to a two year deal, same company are now selling a one year deal costing half as much again !
  15. I asked this question whilst onboard the Iona. The lady said initially they had hoped by the end of the month but now didn't expect release date to be before mid October.
  16. We enjoyed the diverse choice of dining and entertainment venues. Did you see my earlier post re seeing you briefly ?
  17. Having just come off Iona, I can concur that a few beds were reserved for long periods. I also heard about the clawing incident, disgraceful behaviour. We also witnessed a family of four reserving beds by the Infinity Pool on deck 17 and another four on the port side of the same deck so they could go for a smoke ! A mixture of passengers, with men wearing shorts below decks on the Celebration Night. A lovely ship and returning in February.
  18. I saw you very briefly a couple of days ago, you were getting out of a lift as we were getting in another. Our paths never crossed again ! Loved the ship and great weather.
  19. Why question people who prefer different size ships to your taste ? It's personal opinion and for the record I prefer large ships. If some on here differ, that is their preference.
  20. Not true according to someone onboard now.
  21. I hope the stickers have been removed, no consistency last week, one area tables were 3 feet apart and open, others tables further apart and closed or resting as they say.
  22. The difference in the examples you quote is "could have " as opposed to definitely has if a positive test.
  23. At my sisters after my week on Iona, loved the ship, but the app, is a joke, also speciality dining is open for booking at 12 noon for those onboard, later arrivals, we were 4pm by the time we had our test, had no chance. Very unfair and a lot, including me, complained onboard. That aside, I loved the ship and look forward to returning a week today !
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