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About philsuarez

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    Essex, UK
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    Cruising, food, dogs, film, music, walking and theatre
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    P & O, NCL, Celebrity, HAL, Princess, Cunard
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  1. I live very close to Harwich. We get the odd ship calling but nothing leaves from Harwich. Real shame. Did Ryndam few years back and it was excellent.
  2. Er why did they not just ring in advance as I'm sure they would have been met in terminal?
  3. £2100 for four nights means I'm out!
  4. Is it just me or is nearly £900 pp for an inside cabin for four nights really expensive. I was thinking £400-500 would be reasonable. I can have a week away for that else where on the Celeb site. Appreciate it’s first cruise for Apex but generally that means things won’t run smoothly either!
  5. Smaller cabin but YC any day of the week
  6. She certainly looked like she was going at a fair clip
  7. Looks like some kind of mechanical failure with throttle or steering controls as she was clearly receiving assistance from tugs at the time and likely a pilot was on board. Hopefully nobody seriously hurt
  8. no difference on either plan
  9. As ever you'll get conflicting advice but we have just sailed on Bellissima which has exactly the same set up and we found plenty of opportunity for sun bathing. The shades enable plenty of moments for catching full sun which then moves slightly so one does not ever feel over cooked! Having sailed on Seaside which has no shade at all, we found Bellissima a little more tolerable
  10. I have reached out to P and O Management , who stated that whilst aware of the issue, no changes were currently proposed to be made to the stairs during the refit but the situation was under constant review. My comments and thoughts during our chat would be fed back to the relevant team including the suggestion of possible changes to the lift software in order to enable more efficient operation. I have to say they were very interested in my opinion and I was left with the feeling that they take the feedback around this issue seriously.
  11. I think this would be a huge missed opportunity to put right what is a fundamental design flaw.They have done the same on the Princess sister ships so why not Britannia. The lift situation does not work and spoils an other wise lovely ship
  12. I have read they are adding Butchers Cut instead of Eataly to the ship sometime very soon. Any ideas when this will happen. Onboard in August 2019. Thanks
  13. In March 2018 on Seaside we found the dress code was not enforced in Yacht Club to the point were I made a comment and was then invited to dinner by the Captain to discuss. Whilst I don't want to wear formal every night, I did draw the line at shorts and flip flops. This did seem the favoured outfit of several American travellers. Captain Masa agreed with me and was planning some stricter controls. That being said the majority were smart casual most nights less obvious differences to the rest of the ship on formal/casual nights.
  14. Give MSC a look. Great for kids
  15. Say hi if you spot me! 6’5” and not much hair on top lol
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