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  1. 59 minutes ago, Red Ray said:

    This happened early on in the cruise - 2nd sea day I think up on Deck 19. We were on 18 and a couple came down having witnessed it and moved to sit next to us. Security were called and we fully expected the perpetrator to be taken off the ship at Cadiz.


    Despite there being notices all round the ship and daily in the Horizon paper about not moving furniture, 1 'gentleman' insisted on pulling/shoving a heavy chair in the Club House, bumping into my wife's chair. No apology and when she reminded him of the rules he was very dismissive and rude. The next day we were in the library when he approached us looking for an argument. I told him to walk away or I would call security, at which point he said he would 'have me.' I just looked at his paunch and laughed before he slunk away.


    As the saying goes, there's always one, though it appears there may have been at least two on this cruise!

    Oh my what nasty people there are around. Good job most people aren’t like that 

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  2. 5 minutes ago, Stokie33 said:

    For our cruise in September we got an email 2 weeks before saying we could book entertainment but it didn’t go live until really late that night but managed to book it ok

    It’s been changed to the app now which is where the problem is arising.  I sent P & O a message on Messenger about this and they said as the app is now up and running you had to book via the app on boarding. Judging from the posts on Facebook lots are now missing out completely.  I don’t understand why they don’t make it to book daily. 

  3. I know you used to be able to book theatre slots online but P& O are either charging soon or have already done so to booking on boarding via the app.


    My question is have people on here managed to book the theatres they want or have they been disappointed?


    The theatre shows are the main thing we love about cruising and would be gutted if we miss the shows. As I understand it from Facebook etc those boarding early are booking up for the whole cruise and those unfortunate enough to get a late boarding time are completely missing out for the whole cruise. That seems ridiculously unfair, they could at least make it so you have to book daily giving everyone a fair chance of seeing the shows.


    I am seriously thinking of cancelling our cruise in January because of this as to be honest there would be no point in going if we are going to miss out on the best part of the cruise. 

  4. P & O should have gone over the poor chaps head and chucked them off the ship and charged her with assault. If she did that to an elderly gent just think what she is doing elsewhere in the community. Not a good example to any kids she might have. 

    Pity the papers didn’t pick up on it and named and shamed her. - or did they?

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  5. 1 hour ago, Harryjacobs said:

    I am sailing 18th September and we could book the entertainment 2 weeks before.

    However.....there are only 2 theatre shows bookable and 1 comedian.

    The theatre we only had a choice of 2 days to be able to book.  The comedian was only available to book on tuesday which is the gala night!!  I wouldnt have thought that all the slts are fully booked as we were on the website very early on the day we could book.  Very baffled.

    Yes I think people trying to book the Specialty Restaurants are saying the same about things being fully booked. We aren’t fussed about booking Specialty Restaurants but I do hope we manage to get seats in the MDR every night and also for Breakfast. The Waiter Service and the Theatre Shows are probably the main reason we enjoy cruising so much. Also of course meeting new people, we love that

  6. 24 minutes ago, tring said:

    We are not booked on P&O until Aurora Caribbean next Feb, but find this very worrying.  If we have to plan our movements around the ship, may not pay the balance.


    Can I ask what entertainment needs booked?  Is it just some special things, all shows as well (in which case are you given the titles up front) and would we also have to book into lounges/bars where musicians are playing and the disco as well? 


    We rarely go to the shows, but will in some cases and most of our evening movements are just what we want to do at the time.  Without that, there is little point in cruising IMO.  I do not see what is wrong with the current, first come first served method.


    I’m sorry I don’t know either what has to be booked and what doesn’t. I am hoping someone who has already traveled will let us know. Although according to the message I received from P & O it is changing from booking before you board to using the app when you board.


    We love the Theatre Shows and the daytime talks so will be very disappointed if when we board the early boarders have already booked all the slots. So, as I said earlier, they need to make it so you have to book daily for everything and not let people that have been lucky enough to get an early boarding time take all the slots for the whole cruise. That doesn’t make sense to me. 

  7. 3 hours ago, Angel57 said:

    I would have thought the fairest way is to not open up onboard bookings until everyone is on board. Of course with everyone trying to access the system it will probably then crash! 🙄

    Or of course have it so entertainment, dining etc for each day has to be booked on that day or at least the night before and not being able to book the whole cruise as soon as you board.   That would solve 2 problems 1) people who get early boarding wouldn't be able to book all the spaces and 2) it would allow slightly more spontaneity which is what I think most people want from a cruise and not having to quickly make decisions about the whole cruise on boarding because otherwise you might miss out. 

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  8. I messaged P & O and they have just answered saying that now the onboard app is working you won’t be able to book shows etc before you sail you will have to do it on the app when you board. I have replied to them saying what happens if you have a late boarding time as all the early boarders will have already booked all the slots, how are they going to rectify that. I await a reply, it could be a week or so.


    What is everyone else’s opinion on this one? 

  9. Hi all. So it says you can book entertainment 2 weeks before you sail, has everyone managed to do that and do you get notification from P & O when you can book or is it just keep looking to see when it comes up?


    Can you book for a couple  ( or family ) in one booking or do you each have to log in individually to book, if that is the case one person might get a seat and the other not.


    Thanks for any insight into this 

  10. 12 hours ago, zap99 said:

    There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to deck/boarding times. No surprises there then🤔

    Other than they seem to not be boarding decks near each other at the same or nearly same times. Which is exactly what they did before if you look at the boarding times for all the ships someone posted on here about 2016 or 2017 I think it was. 

  11. On 3/3/2020 at 4:44 PM, terrierjohn said:

    If you go to the P&O website and look at the Iona page, everything you want to know is detailed there.

    I have looked through the info on the P & O site and on our Cruise Personaliser and it isn’t clear at all which venues are free and which you pay for.


    On 3/3/2020 at 10:11 PM, Britboys said:

    This is where the good old Paper Brochure has its uses!


    Included Dining: Freedom Dining in the Pearl, Coral, Aqua & Opal Restaurants; The Quays; The Horizon Buffet; Taste 360.

    For Fee Dining:  The Olive Grove; The Keel & Cow; The Epicurean; Sindhu; The Glass House; The Beach House; The Limelight Club; Food Heroes (Selected cruises).

    Extra charge also: Vistas Cafe(coffee etc); Ripples; Sundaes; 24 hour room service.

    Fees also for: Spa & salon; Thermal Suite; Hydrotherapy Pool; The Retreat; Fitness Classes.


    All found on pages 146/147 of the November 2019 to April 2022 full brochure.


    Much easier to find than trying to navigate the P&O website 😃


    Thanks for that. I guess we will have to wait in until we get on board to see what exactly is served in each free venue ( except MDR’s and Buffet which we all know about) Is the Fish and Chip place free does any one know as I thought you would get that in the Pub which I assume is The Keel and Cow which is listed as a fee, but I’m sure someone on Facebook said the fish and chips were great and they were free. 

  12. Thanks for your replies.


    What times were the Theatre Shows please, on Iona and on Britannia.


    Of course we don’t know if these will be the same times going forward after the Seacations have finished and we get back to ‘normal’ cruising again. Whatever normal is going to be like now.

  13. 12 hours ago, hamrag said:

    Britannia, deck 11, boarding time 2pm. We arranged CPS parking, arrived at Covid-19 test centre 1.15pm, tested around 1.30 result received 2pm and in our cabin 2.30....the whole process was seamless, and impressive,

    How did you get on booking Theatre Shows and MDR as I am very concerned all the early boarders will bag all the theatre shows for the whole cruise before we even board. Also MDR, I need to eat early as can’t eat late due to medical reasons. Would absolutely hate to eat in the buffet every night. 

  14. I was trying to post on one browser in a thread I had started in that same browser, every time I clicked Submit Reply it just disappeared. This happened a few days ago in a different thread.


    I just logged into a different browser and it let me post, very strange. Although the other day it wouldn’t let me post anywhere. I haven’t posted anything controversial or anything so no reason to get blocked. 


    Any ideas anyone??

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