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We always use CPS too. We like the convenience of...
We always use CPS too. We like the convenience of it. It may be a bit dearer but, to be honest, I've never checked, it just rolls into the cost of the cruise.
We're on that B2B as well, first time we've done...
We're on that B2B as well, first time we've done a B2B so grateful for the info, especially no second muster drill. I HATE muster drill!!!
Not sure how Arcadia looks these days but Aurora...
Not sure how Arcadia looks these days but Aurora cabins certainly need an update. When we were on her on the World Cruise, our cabin was very tired. The carpet was very worn and stained. There's only...
We should be on Britannia at the moment but my 4...
We should be on Britannia at the moment but my 4 year old granddaughter was admitted to hospital with pneumonia which resulted in a chest drain. We couldn't possibly have left with her so ill....
We tell the kids we're spending their inheritance...
We tell the kids we're spending their inheritance and they encourage us to do it, thankfully. Daughter even jokes that every time a friend of her father dies, he books another cruise!!! Long time...
I was basing my calculation on a ship like...
I was basing my calculation on a ship like Arcadia that has roughly 2000 pax and a grand total of 866 crew. Your figure of £400 per week (if I read it correctly) assumes 3000 in the tip pool. Based...
[quote=wowzz;54274771]Just to add, that £1.2mil...
[quote=wowzz;54274771]Just to add, that £1.2mil does seem a lot over 99 days, but if you then break that down to a weekly figure, and then split the figure by the number of crew in the tip pool, the...
Just to throw a spanner in the works, on a world...
Just to throw a spanner in the works, on a world cruise on 99 nights ( rounded up for convenience) each cabin would pay £12.00 per day. Times that by a rough estimate of 1000 cabins, you have tips...
This is a debate that will run and run until the...
This is a debate that will run and run until the tips are included in the price of the cruise. Each side of the debate has its merits and I think everyone has to make their own decision whether to...
I think the issue here is not the need for a...
I think the issue here is not the need for a exclusive lift for disabled passengers but for fellow passengers to show some consideration for those with mobility issues. I would always give way for a...
If you get the water taxi, you can get some super...
If you get the water taxi, you can get some super pictures of the ship!!!
What a shame. A similar thing happened to my...
What a shame. A similar thing happened to my brother and he regretted not having had receipts for food etc at the hotel the previous night as P and O would have reimbursed. Maybe wise to get receipts...
Sometimes you will find some craft or bridge...
Sometimes you will find some craft or bridge going on. There will be speakers too, some better than others!! I'm sure you'll thoroughly enjoy it.
If you go onto the Roll Calls, you may find that...
If you go onto the Roll Calls, you may find that there is already a Roll Call for that cruise. If not, why not start one? Enjoy your cruise
We've sailed the Atlantic a few times and have...
We've sailed the Atlantic a few times and have been told that the midday change is so that the crew don't lose an hours sleep. Suppose that makes sense, they work hard enough as it is.
We went last year and considered it a waste of...
We went last year and considered it a waste of time. I think they showcase different lines on different days. We found it really busy with HUGE queues but did come home with an armful of brochures...
I must admit that when we were on in February...
I must admit that when we were on in February sailing back from Sydney, we didn't understand all the rave reviews. The lead singer's Phillipino accent is very strong. We also felt that the poor chaps...
Another vote for Bernard's tours. Fabulous trip....
Another vote for Bernard's tours. Fabulous trip. Very professional. You'll pick them up from Google.
I have been told directly by P and O that only...
I have been told directly by P and O that only select fare passengers will get them now. It changed in early August and if you booked any sort of saver fare the wrong side of that date, you won't get...
I agree. Those poor people, and a lot of them are...
I agree. Those poor people, and a lot of them are really poor and rely on us tourists. My heart goes out to them.
Yeah, they do come out about then. We book early...
Yeah, they do come out about then. We book early on the ones we really want and then decide on the others later by studying the brochure but won't get one now
If you're Early Saver, it appears that the box...
If you're Early Saver, it appears that the box will automatically ticked for you now, so you won't get a pre cruise brochure sent to you. Sneaky P and O
Thanks Nevleen, that is really interesting. We...
Thanks Nevleen, that is really interesting. We booked through an agent and certainly haven't ticked the box ourselves, but it does seem to be ticked. There is no mention of this booklet not being...
Early Saver, pre cruise trip brochure
Is anyone aware that P & O no longer send out a pre cruise trip brochure to people on Early Saver fares? It used to be the case for Late Saver, understandably but never on the Early Saver. No mention...
I think we're on the same Baltic cruise. We ARE...
I think we're on the same Baltic cruise. We ARE over 60 (just) , I'm a little bit on the cuddly side and OH likes a beer or two. We don't smoke and I don't consider us to be uncouth!!!! We've done a...