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C at Sea

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About C at Sea

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    Staffordshire
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    P&O
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    Med
  1. C at Sea

    Cost of Tenders and or coaches????

    What about when you got back to Genoa - did you get off straight away for the airport or could you do a trip or is it easy to get into Genoa and is it worth it?
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    Does the Ventura show any football games?

    They showed lots on Azura last couple of weeks - Im sure that theyl show a match of that importance!
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    Tour of the Bridge

    When we first started cruising in 1995 on good old Canberra - I remember one of the activities laid on for sea days was a tour of the ship/bridge - classed as a behind the scenes tour. It was free and usually conducted by one of the entertainment officers. It was limited in number and first come first serve. I was shocked to see on Azura last week that a similar tour was offered - only this time it was £75pp!! I'm sure it was a very interesting thing to do but amazed that there was such a charge! Sign of the times I suppose!
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    P&O Cruises 2015-2016

    Hi! Yes there were cruises going to those places - cant remember tho if one cruise went to all those ports. Only had quick look at brochure while waiting for flights to be called! Brittania wont be in Caribbean til Nov 15/16. Azura /Ventura there from end of this year to spring '15 C (also from Stafford!!)
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    Changing Dress Codes

    Thanks Tudorin! Did you enjoy cruise? We had a great time despite weather and what we laughingly called a cruise of misinformation and dodgy organisation! We especially laughed at the weather forecast at the top of The Horizon - everyday was Sunny! It rained for a lot of the first few days! Think it was just left on from previous copies! The Officer Hosted Caribbean Luncheon was lovely - really enjoyed it but shame it was right at the end of the cruise on the same day as the Penninsular party which we missed cos it was at 8pm and we were on 1st sitting and also wanted to see the show at 8.30pm. It got particularly busy in the theatres and if you weren't in there by 8.15 pm it was hard to get a seat. If you the wanted to see the cabaret after the show in Manhattan - opposite end of ship - no chance! No seats at all!
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    Obc

    Yes I agree - but we phoned reception and they confirmed theyd been taken out of our obc on the first day. As I said in op its not a problem for us at all - just making the observation incase anyone saving their obc for a special reason.
  7. C at Sea

    P&O Cruises 2015-2016

    Azura and Ventura again
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    Future cruise deposits question.

    I suppose if you are just putting down a deposit on the off chance its a bit risky but we will be intending to cruise sometime in 2015 so thats worth it for us. If something happens to stop us can claim it back on insurance I suppose.
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    Changing Dress Codes

    The codes for each night were changed and yes we had booked Sindhu before we went but when we got onboard theyd changed that night to a formal - so we had to cancel and rebook! In our pre cruise literature it said expect 4 Black tie, 4 Jacket required and 6 Smart Casual. Onboard they replaced this with 4 Black Tie, 2 Jacket Required and 8 Smart Casual. As you say very annoying as we'd packed accordingly and had a really hard job keeping to limit! If I'd paid for extra allowance I'd have been very cross!
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    Obc

    Just back from Azura Caribbean Cruise and noticed with our obc that it was partly used straight away with our tips! We worked out it wasnt a bad thing in a way cause obc used quicker and so anything we bought afterwards could get our 10% discount applied. But just felt that tips should really be applied at the end of cruise when you've had the service! We usually leave our tips on our ob bill but felt a little like going to a restaurant and giving them a tip before being served!! I'm also sure that we were told when P&O first starting automatically adding tips to your bill that obc wouldnt be used against them. But it definitely was and we phoned reception to check this was correct after viewing it on our tv screen. Just thought would mention it incase anyone saving their obc for anything in particular! Ofcourse if you ask to have tips removed it wouldnt apply.
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    Future cruise deposits question.

    Just back from Azura Caribbean cruise and put our deposit down whilst onboard. Can be used on any type of cruise with existing offers and an extra obc - £25 on 7 nights, £50 on 14 etc. Wel go anyway so might as well get a bit extra and have some deposit already on it! Have to book within a year but not actually take it within a year.
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    P&O Cruises 2015-2016

    Just back from Azura Caribbean cruise. Saw new brochure whilst onboard. They said would be out in March and onsale beginning of April. Found the brochure bit complicated! Also Caribbean cruises same old same old! There seemed more choice of ports when we first started doing the Caribbean in 2010. Fly cruises still there and look interesting.
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    Changing Dress Codes

    Jus back from Azura Caribbean Cruise. Had good time despite not good weather esp in 1st week! But was a little annoyed about them changing the dress codes. Looked on the P&O site and it told you what the code was for each night. Excellent, I thought - can't remember that happening before and very useful. When info etc came from P&O just before we sailed the codes were the same - 4 Black Tie, 4 Jacket required and 6 Smart Casual. Fine - packed accordingly. However when onboard these had all changed! The particular codes for each night were different - tho this didn't matter so much - but what was annoying was that it had changed to 8 casual. The trouble is on a fly cruise you are limited in weight so you pack down to a fine art to get everything right! It didnt matter too hugely to me tho I would have taken different things really! But hubby neednt have packed all he did and could have included other things! Thought I would mention it for the sake of anyone about to travel. It is important to know at least how many nights are what dress code when you are on a fly cruise.
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    Valentine's Day!

    Thanks for that! I thought there'd probably be that Mr & Mrs thing they do - usually good for a laugh!
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    Valentine's Day!

    Have cruised before in Feb but Valentine's Day never fell during one of them! We are on Azura this year on Valentine's Day and just out of curiosity wondered if they did anything special at all - has anyone else been onboard at this time? From the dress code list it states it is a Tropical Night - so doesnt seem to any related theme as such!
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