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gadabout60

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  1. gadabout60

    Atmosphere on board

    Have been on Azura once and didn’t like it for various reasons. However it was over Easter and there were hundreds of kids on board and I have to say they were no trouble at all (and I say that as someone who is often intolerant of children)
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    Atmosphere on board

    And I forgot to mention that smoking allowed on balconies - big no no for me
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    Atmosphere on board

    One Fred cruise was enough for me. Worse than an OAP home. Most I have ever paid per night for a balcony cabin and worst balcony cabin ever. They seem to think it is fine to have your bedside table at the foot of your bed - doesn't work for me. Could not use the balcony at night some nights in ports as it had a very bright light on it which apparently had to stay on - and as I like to sleep with curtains open this was awful Staff seemed scared and were not friendly - I had read that staff on Fred's ships were friendliest at sea but this was not my experience. If I pass an officer or member of staff I always smile and say hallo - I was ignored which was just odd. Entertainment woeful. Lounges awful and really uncomfortable. Quality of food good but very old fashioned choices. No speciality restaurants open Not for me On Aurora in a few weeks after 18 months away from P&O. I am not one for bigger ships so hope I will like Aurora and go again. Celebrity is my first choice but as they don't sail from the UK in the winter months P&O still of interest
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    Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen at Christmas

    Yes that’s the one havent cruised with P&O for a while so will be interesting
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    Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen at Christmas

    Thanks Angel - thats helpful
  6. We are going to be in the Tivoli Gardens just before Christmas and they will have their Christmas market. Has anyone been there at this time? i am just wondering how much kroner to take as I don’t anticipate doing much more in Copenhagen. Don’t want to take too much currency but want to have enough to buy anything I want in the market. Or would cards be accepted? if anyone has been at this time would be grateful for their thoughts
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    Drinks Package

    I rarely drink any alcohol drinks except white wine and on our first and last Fred Cruise I thought the wine was awful. One night I bought a bottle of Pinot Grigio at the dining table and it was not pleasant. I donated it to our young waiter and even he said to me the next night he couldn’t drink it. We didn’t have the drink package on Fred and actually didn’t spend much on alcohol the whole week. I did have a pina colada one night - cheesy I know - and again it wasn’t especially nice. Badly made and stringy pineapple juice. I left most of it.
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    Free WiFi

    Not at all. You can want to use the internet without being addicted Does using the restaurant make you addicted to food? Does having a drink in the bar make you an alcoholic?
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    Free WiFi

    That sounds a tad offensive, hopefully I am reading it wrong I don't think P&O entertainment is up to much so rarely use it - so I am paying for others to be entertained. At present internet is not free so whats the issue ?
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    Free WiFi

    Whilst I quite agree that I don’t want people on their phones in the dining room, it’s a personal choice to pay for internet on board, and it’s not harming anyone else I like keeping up to date with news, with a sick friend, with the office. That’s my choice and doesn’t make me a “sad” person. I’d rather do that that sunbathe. I also research future ports, organise tours; send photos of speciality meals to friends. My choice, my money. It’s a better use of my money than wasting time on shore looking for free wi-fi
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    Glass House , Sindhu, epicurean

    I agree thats not good service and I would have said something To be fair that is a one off though Generally speaking you get good food and service
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    Glass House , Sindhu, epicurean

    You do virtually everywhere for a top style restaurant with quality ingredients Try ordering 3 or 4 courses with fillet steak etc We are all different - I'll happy pay more for a decent meal and on P&O I don't find the MDR great quality
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    Glass House , Sindhu, epicurean

    Yes but think what you would pay for the equivalent standard in a restaurant on land. Much more than £28
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    P&O vs Celebrity

    That’s really interesting. I am a big fan of Celebrity and have found the food better than P&O. However I don’t think MDR food on either is as good as it was 5 years ago Buffet on Celebrity is considerably better than P&O in my view However we have grown to love the speciality restaurants on Celebrity. Off with them again next month on the Silhouette (lovely ship) and have booked a 5 dinner package so will be happy with that
  15. Mind you we rebooked after Adonia on Braemar and that was an awful experience. Never again with FO
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