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  1. amajaa

    Our Brexit Promise

    Oh well my husband will get it free then, a couple of years to go for me. I can’t imagine Spain being pleased about the charge, they rely on British hooligans or sorry tourists. Will we charge Europeans to enter here I wonder. As a matter of interest does Europe charge other counties for example USA?
  2. amajaa

    P&O trialling once a day room service.

    Does this mean the Strewards will get double the amount of cabins, therefore your cabin might not be made up until late afternoon? Or does it mean the Stewards will be required to do other jobs for the rest of the day after finishing their cabin duties? Poor them. What about the cabins with families that require the pullman bunks or sofabeds made up in the evening and put down in the morning? Most good UK hotels do a turn down service at night with chocolates on pillows ( will these now go) so perhaps they might just do that without a full service. That would be fine by me as long as the family cabins still have extra beds sorted. We try and reuse our towels so not a problem there, it is such a waste to chuck them in the wash after every use. I mean how many people change their towels at home twice a day? Unfortunately this is what happens when the majority of people remove the gratuities forcing the company to stop them altogether and then make cutbacks. Editing as noticed the runners mentioned above. We take it off and the scatter cushions as soon as we get in the cabin and put at the top of the wardrobe and ask Steward not to bother to put them back on. 1) to save the Steward time and 2) because I don’t think they are washed after every occupant
  3. amajaa

    Our Brexit Promise

    Exactly it doesn’t matter which political party or which PM it is negotiating, the result is going to be the same. The fault lies with Europe they don’t want us to get a good deal as they know others would follow suit and also leave. Leave Theresa May to carry on otherwise the delay will mean we end up with no deal, and put the blame where it belongs with Juncker and his cronies.
  4. amajaa

    P & O Revised Dress/Alcohol Code

    It is like anything, give people an inch and they take a mile. As has been said they used to allow you to take unlimited alcohol on board for consumption in your cabin or on balcony. Unfortunately people were sneaking it into the dining room and into bars etc and openly posting on social media about how clever they were getting away with it. We personaly never bother taking any onboard but those that did now have had it spoilt for them by the greedy few. As I understand it the ‘no slogan’ policy is mainly aimed at stag and hen parties wearing rude t-shirts etc. In the States I think you call them bachelor and bachelorette parties. We must have been lucky as have never come across any on cruises we have been on, I think they normally go on short 2, 3 or 4 day ones.
  5. amajaa

    Diabetic menu

    Same as you do except I don’t drink as prefer water. It’s just that so many things have sugar in them, tomato soup for instance has 12 gms of sugar per half a tin, likewise baked beans. I look at these things more now, used to just look for saturated fat as have high cholesterol. Plus the gravey and other things you never know how much sugar in them.
  6. amajaa

    Diabetic menu

    Did I see recently people were saying you don’t get the diabetic menu the night before now but just request on the night. Never used before but recently diagnosed. TIA
  7. amajaa

    Festival of Remembrance

    If anyone is watching the Festival of Remembrance at The Albert Hall did you see The Merchant Navy was represented by serving personnel of Princess Cruises and Holland America Line.
  8. It must be hit and miss, also e-mailed Christopher Edgington’s department 2 weeks ago, got the usual response of we will get back to you straight away. Haven’t heard a thing since.
  9. Well I phoned P & O and said we booked the first day and they said as you have booked with a TA phone them, I expect they have already dealt with this and they will phone the Agents team here and negotiate. So I phoned TA who phoned me back and said they say you have already had the 10%. I tried to explain again that the price wasn’t advertised as already having the 5% off but I don’t think she understood.
  10. So we booked Iona on the first day of sale, through a travel agent. Strangely I did query the price with them and was told the advertised price already included the 5% discount for new customers so our price was the advertised price plus the 5% already taken off and then less the 10%. So are you saying that price was wrong and we should have paid less, if so should we phone the TA or P& O.
  11. amajaa

    Cruise connect

    Thanks, if the worst comes to the worst we will just have to put on the seat between us. I always take a bag as well, but only very large handbag size, so we will just have to squash up. We should only be on coach for about 2 1/2 hours I think.
  12. amajaa

    Military Benefit changes

    They did I think, I know people that worked for the MOD were posting saying they had got the OBC. Also presumably people that had nothing to do with the military might have been trying it on. As you say, they said to take proof, and we always took my husband’s little red book ( his discharge book) but no one ever asked to see it. The first time I went to reception and offered it over but they just “it’s okay we already have it down”.
  13. amajaa

    Military Benefit changes

    Yes we have had to give our Defence Discount number for the last few cruises, fortunately we already had a Defence Discount Card. You can use it in other places, so quite useful to have.
  14. amajaa

    Cruise connect

    I see Cruise Connect say up to 3 medium suitcases each. We are on a longer cruise so will probably take 4 medium suitcases between us and then a smaller one to keep in the cabin for the last night. Has anyone on here ever taken 3 suitcases and was the driver okay with that please? Also my husband normally takes a rucksack with the I-pad etc in it. Is that okay, will there be room in the coach to keep with him? TIA
  15. amajaa

    Iona - Dining Options

    Oh thanks, well done for finding that out, as I tried looking and couldn’t find it.