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  1. Their legal obligations will be as spelt out in their Terms and Conditions. Which as far as I can tell is either the offer of a cruise of the same or better ( i.e. longer duration or upgraded accommodation = greater cost) or your money back along with any incidental expenses incurred. sorry for anyone who has had their cruise cancelled....I am sitting here with fingers crossed ours still goes ahead next week!
  2. Just been on the lunchtime news.... another MSC ship... This will just add fuel to the fire for banning cruise ships in Venice I suspect...
  3. I think the straight answer is “ not a lot” ...except more space, daily canapés, use of ships DVD library and complimentary laundry. Certainly dont expect anything special for your anniversary...unless you pay for it. This is in common with most cruise lines these days. the differences are explained here.... https://www.cruiseandmaritime.com/on-board-experience/upgrade-your-experience
  4. Excursions for my cruise in November are already available... I guess where the ports are visited regularly its a case of “same old” so they can put them up early..
  5. My middle name has never appeared on my e-ticket, or on CP, despite both my TA and P&O having been given this information. I have never been refused boarding....
  6. I am going on Columbus soon , first time with CMV, and the OP has certainly not put me off. Like elles5 I tend to make my own entertainment on sea days... which can be anything from people watching, reading, joining in quizzes, deck games and the like... or just having a chill out watching the sea. It is just such a joy to be able to cruise and see different destinations, have my meals prepared for me, and the washing up done. I have never had bad food on any of the cruises I have been lucky enough to go on... yes the occasional meal not to my taste, or perhaps not as hot as should be, but I will enjoy my holiday. Strange the OP has never come back to explain him/herself...and as others have pointed out, he /she has been on Magellan more than once....
  7. I think with tender ports it is always worth checking Horizon for the times that passengers on excursions are due to meet as they will get priority , understandably so. And then get there a good half hour before ...in other words get up early! Alternatively , wait until much later.... or book a half day morning excursion! Has always worked for us..
  8. I think basic maths can cause P & O a problem! Despite my husbands cruise history and points record being correct, the TOTAL points shown do not include the last cruise we did....which as a 19 nighter , are substantial. And As a result he is currently shown as in a lower loyalty tier than myself! He has emailed Loyalty but is still awaiting a reply. My record and total points are however correct..
  9. well my success rate is 100%... 4 times out of 4. I acknowledge I have been lucky! I think if you book a cruise including Guernsey, you need to be prepared for not calling there. Some suggest that Cruise lines (not just P & O) should warn passengers...but I think passengers should always work on the basis that for a tender port...where ever it is ..there is a risk you wont get in. And sometimes an alternative is simply not possible to arrange at short notice. Its just cruising....
  10. It is an easy and very pleasant place to walk around, with some lovely shops. Straight off the ship and you are in the town.There are several interesting Museums too... Petroleum, Canning and Maritime - all are well worth visiting. the old town is lovely to stroll around too.
  11. hi email is. info@cruiseandmaritime.com phone is (+44) (0) 1708893101
  12. I don't know for certain (obviously!) but your cruises are still showing Amsterdam on the itineraries... whereas mine in July, and all those from 15 June onwards are now showing Rotterdam. So, my guess is that you are still going to Amsterdam... but I would ring or email them if I were you to check.
  13. Just had an email,from TA confirming Rotterdam instead of Amsterdam for July cruise on Columbus...
  14. Me too...booked 2020 cruise on launch....now my cabin category (suite) apparently sold out already...(? Really) and the one below it ( mini suite) is £1100 more! Each!
  15. Ais was up the creek the other day, showing Oceana heading east in the Med, whereas she was actually heading west to Gibraltar...
  16. Dining on Oriana... personally I would recomend Freedom dining if you have the choice. This gives you the option of going to either of the main shows, and also can fit in somehing inthe show lounge too as well as other entertainment around the ship. It also hives you flexibility as to when you eat. We ate anytime between 6.15pm and 8.45 depending on what we were planning to do in the evening. Also, the Freedom dining restaurant is midships, the dining room at the back has been known to play loud music as the cutlery vibrates !:D In case you were not aware, she can have a bit of a vibration problem at the very back of the ship which is where the “fixed” dining room is.
  17. The Art class materials cost iro £20... cant remember the exact figure might have been slightly yes. Good quality paints, paper brushes etc For a beginner as my husband was, he felt it was good value, and he throughly enjoyed the classes.
  18. We recently had B216 on Oriana for 19 nights... which is fairly well aft. We experienced no particular vibration other than the normal you get with all the ships... there is a kind of muted throb on most of them. Having said that we were exceptionally lucky with calm seas most of the time, but Capt did put his foot down on the accelerator quite a bit. The noise from the aircon... now that is another story! You dont state which cabin you booked... or which is now available... might be able to help further...?
  19. We have recently returned from a 19night cruise on Oriana in a B deck deluxe balcony cabin... and there is plenty of storage. The wardrobe is what I would term a “flexible” wardrobe... you can move the rails to suit your clothing. But there was more than enough hanging space for the two of us, and we dont travel light. There were also lots of drawers...cant remember the exact number but two small ones each at the side of the bed, and then 2 chests of drawers, one with 4 and another with 3 drawers. Lots of nooks and crannies too. Decent size bathroom cabinets too .
  20. I’m one of the plebs, and booked through a TA and have got my first choice of cabin too. Happy Bunny here,...:cool:
  21. Certainly the price has gone up on the one I have booked... i wonder if it is anything to do with the discounts offered? Have they finally been told that to show a price with a 5% discount already taken off for everyone is false advertising....?
  22. Hope none of you have pinched the cabin I want! :D
  23. One side of the prom deck ( deck 7)..camt remember which side ..sorry! And I think starboard side of Lido deck. Probably somewhere else too... Having just come off Oriana, as a non smoker who hates the smell of it..... i didnt notice it at all! Sorry...realise thats probably not a lot of help...
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