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  1. Banks are getting more fraud aware when it comes to credit/debit cards. I had a debit card declined today when paying a balance with TA. Had a text from fraud dept of my bank shortly after asking me to confirm it was legit. Had to text back Y and was then able to complete payment.

  2. 2 hours ago, majortom10 said:

    Always thought that most public areas of the ship are monitored by CCTV I am sure that would show the assault and give evidential proof.


    Unless it is a serious assault the police wouldn't act without a complaint.

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  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.

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  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. 5 hours ago, Adawn47 said:

    Both mum and I had a mincer like that. Later on I tried a 'modern' one that worked by suction, what a disaster. The suction released, the mincer flew across the kitchen, scattering food everywhere and the whole lot ended up in the dustbin, mincer included.

    I always did beef on Sunday, as neither of us liked lamb. The leftover was minced along with an onion, large carrot, a crust of bread and moistened with a little oxo. I then rolled it up like a swiss roll in suet pastry and baked it. Lovely with chips and garden peas. All with a 10/- piece of beef.

    I still sometimes make them now, but with a food processor.


    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.

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  6. 38 minutes ago, zap99 said:

    No it's not. We have had 3 P&O cruises so far this year. No problems with standards at all. None, nowt. Graham Pauline has had 2, us 3. Other opioniongivers none. 

    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.

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  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. 1 hour ago, Vampiress88 said:

    yes That was my other one lol

    £2.50 for delivery even though the breakfast is free. 
    On a video on iona I watched they said the cakes were still free but the coffee obviously wasn’t. I think they will only give you the cake if you buy the coffee though which is annoying 

    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.

  9. 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.


  10. 26 minutes ago, Presto2 said:

    May sound a silly question but does that TV pull away from the wall so that you can watch it from the bed or is it stuck to the wall? We have had loads of sofas in cabins but never use them and would feel uncomfy sitting all prim watching the tv. Some ships have a TV that pulls out so that you can direct it to where you are sitting. Ok I know that you don't spend loads of time in the cabin but sometimes it is nice to just chill out away from the maddening crowds, put your feet up and hibernate (This sounds really odd reading it back, so no rude comments please !)

    Yes it does pull away so it can be watched other than face on.

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  11. 2 hours ago, grapau27 said:

    Thanks Wowzz.

    The promenade walkway rises up a few feet near the front and I agree we would not want those balcony cabins.

    There are 3 main restaurants 

    Opal,Pearl and Aqua plus Sindhu, the British pub,fish and chips,Asian and American eateries and Horizon buffet covered over half of deck 16 on both sides including the glass house so there is lots of space and seats for eating and everywhere was quiet even with 2400 passengers.

    We were in Epicurean 4 night's which was excellent.

    The app worked very well plus we could access My Account on our cabin TV.


    We enjoyed the diverse choice of dining and entertainment venues. 


    Did you see my earlier post re seeing you briefly ?

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  12. 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.

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