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We escaped all the noise by sitting on Deck 4 -...
We escaped all the noise by sitting on Deck 4 - so peaceful & quiet there! Wouldn't get me back on the Discovery though!
We did the P&O trip last year but left Ypres by...
We did the P&O trip last year but left Ypres by mid-afternoon so didn't get to be there for the Last Post. The rest of the trip was as Chh has described. It was very moving.
He will need to get the 'all clear' from his...
He will need to get the 'all clear' from his surgeon post op that he is fit to travel & you will need to notify your travel insurers. They may increase premiums if he is then considered a higher...
We too have done a lot of Thomson cruises then...
We too have done a lot of Thomson cruises then tried Fred, went back to Thomson / Tui / Marella & then tried P&O. In our opinion, P&O knocked spots off our last Marella cruise that was on Discovery....
I think anyone going on a cruise for a first time...
I think anyone going on a cruise for a first time no matter which line, unless it’s really awful will enjoy it. It’s the ones who have cruised lots in the past that will notice when things change &...
BrandiMax seperated from the show team some years...
BrandiMax seperated from the show team some years ago now (?2015) & went onboard the ships as a duo in their own right. I also believe they went on to perform on other cruise lines & also in various...
We feel the same and probably won't sail with...
We feel the same and probably won't sail with Marella again....
It's £14.95 for a bag of 'wash & fold' (not...
It's £14.95 for a bag of 'wash & fold' (not pressed!)
My husband loves it! That was one thing he did...
My husband loves it! That was one thing he did miss when he was first diagnosed & has become a cider drinker now but there are some great gluten free beers on the market now too!
You won't need snacks - there is enough to eat &...
You won't need snacks - there is enough to eat & there are always fruit & salads for snacks. You won't go hungry, I can assure you of that. It might just not be up to the same standard of...
There are 3 Coeliacs in my family & we were on...
There are 3 Coeliacs in my family & we were on Discovery last October.

They would not allow us to have the menu the night before & pre-order; we asked several people & they said they don't do...
He's on Instagram & seems very happy 😊😊
He's on Instagram & seems very happy 😊😊
That was exactly how we felt about Discovery in...
That was exactly how we felt about Discovery in October 😢.

The older ships definitely have a better atmosphere!
Without meaning to be pedantic, Fred Olsen...
Without meaning to be pedantic, Fred Olsen haven't used Peel since 2015. They use Explosive Productions & Mirage & to be honest they made a good choice there! The shows we have seen have been very...
I don't think Tui can rival P&O - very different...
I don't think Tui can rival P&O - very different experience altogether!!! We much prefer the P&O style - Tui have changed quite a lot since we started cruising with them!
As a PS, there are 'pay for' restaurants which...
As a PS, there are 'pay for' restaurants which you need to book as soon as you board as they book up very quickly. Surf & Turf & Kora La. There is also a small sushi bar in Kora La which they...
The Discovery is a lovely ship but is a lot less...
The Discovery is a lovely ship but is a lot less formal than P&O. You may find sailing from the UK on the Northern itineraries that you get less 'bucket & spade' passengers (for want of a better...
I loved it too but it would have been nice to...
I loved it too but it would have been nice to have some background music!!
The areas are used by people but it's a shame for...
The areas are used by people but it's a shame for example that they don't have a duo or soloist in Bar 11 early evening - it's a lovely venue but very quiet & would probably be more popular if there...
Live Bar entertainment was great! Loved the...
Live Bar entertainment was great! Loved the pianist & saxophonist & the band B12 were fantastic - they have gone home now & not sure who the replacements are.
Entertainment on Discovery whilst good, for the...
Entertainment on Discovery whilst good, for the size of the ship, there was not enough happening. We sat in the Atrium on a few evenings waiting for dinner & all the entertainment was listening to a...
I must admit, having moved away from Thomson with...
I must admit, having moved away from Thomson with flexible dining to fixed, we actually do prefer fixed dining now - it is so much more efficient & whilst the meals on fixed have never been rushed,...
When we were on recently, we turned up to the...
When we were on recently, we turned up to the desk on 2 nights at the restaurant when we were 'buzzed' along with lots of others to all be told there was a technical issue & we shouldn't have been...
We go to France a lot & are quite happy to enjoy...
We go to France a lot & are quite happy to enjoy a meal over an evening. Would hate to have plates taken away & then the next course put straight down & certainly wouldn't expect that for a meal in...
We were on at the same dates as you as a table of...
We were on at the same dates as you as a table of 4!!! Lots of disgruntled customers in the queues getting angry with the staff on the doors.

We were with our 17 & 20 year old so we just laughed...