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About jessybell

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    P&O Cunard Princess
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  1. We tried LV with whom we have car and house insurance and they gave us a really good price...much much cheaper than anyone else and covering everything even America...so have gone with them. Handy to know they go up to 90 day trips and for up to,80 yr old.
  2. Has anyone managed to get reasonable insurance for this trip...been quoted ridiculous amounts. I am 67 and my husband 71..no serious medical problems except high blood pressure and diabetes 2 both controlled by medication ..not insulin.
  3. We have done several cruises on both P&O and Fred. We love the friendliness of Fred...it’s like being in a country hotel. The food and entertainment was very good. The only downside was the old-fashioned cabins but heyho you only use them to sleep in. Out recent cruise on P&O Aurora....50 nights to Amazon...was actually one of the best P&O holidays we have had with them...and we have been cruising with them since 1978..... So it’s difficult to say but we have a 70 night booked on Balmoral for `Jan 2020 and are really looks forward to it...and the great price drinks package! Whatever you chose, Imhope you have a great time.
  4. Thank you.....its nice you can adjust shower so as not to get your hair wet.
  5. You have to,use your OBC before you get any loyalty discount....
  6. Are the showers fixed or can you adjust them?
  7. Just come off Oriana...no problem taking onboard three or four bottles of alcohol and even at ports of call no-one was stopped bringing some aboard. Those who were scared to do so handed in their purchases to collect at end of cruise.....not sure if it was because there is currently no drinks package on Oriana that they turned a blind eye. Off on Aurora in a couple of weeks...wonder if it will be the same.
  8. Does Oriana have a film channel on cabin tv that you can pause and return to whenever.
  9. Not been on HAL but Cunard, Princess, P&O, Celebrity and Princess and still prefer FO. So friendly. Food as good as others and great choice of activities. If you like country hotels as opposed to glitz and glamour, then Fred is for you. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  10. We have been on both Balmoral and Black Watch....we are non-smokers and have never had a problem with smokers. These ships had a designated area for smokers. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  11. Guess getting the ferry from Portsmouth to IOW and then one back to Southampton might help .......just a thought! Probably wouldn’t take much longer. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  12. Fred Olsen’s package is £15 pp per day.......that is brilliant value as one glass of wine is about £7.00. Can’t understand why a small cruise line can offer package at this low price. You would have thought that Carnival’s buying power would enable them to match that or be even lower. By the way, I always take my own litre bottles of water when embarking at Southampton. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  13. Hi Fiftyone Plus...4 of us doing same cruise as you. I have never seen blankets offered by P&O for,outside use...so maybe take one for transatlantic days. I always take my own washing powder/liquid and conditioner. They are expensive to buy onboard and as you are not flying, you can take as much luggage as you need. I also take pegs and some hangers as the ones in the wardrobes are usually the slot in type and no good for hanging up your ironing in launderette. Bingo is a joke..it is run by the company that run the casino onboard and they charge a lot and take a high percentage for themselves out of the takings. There is a card room and I think some games available to borrow. We haven’t been on Oriana for years although we have been on other P&O ships. They run a bridge group and a whist drive every afternoon on sea days as well. There is also organised outdoor games such as quoits and shuffleboard weather permitting. Here’s hoping for a great cruise and good weather in the Caribbean. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  14. Yes they do and actually it is quite good ....... Sent from my iPad using Forums
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