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You can still buy bottles of alcohol on board for...
You can still buy bottles of alcohol on board for consumption in cabins via room service. As with the drinks prices in bars and restaurants, they are all at reasonable prices.

Whilst this policy...
Yes, some do, but I think that only affects some...
Yes, some do, but I think that only affects some of the aft suites. We have stayed in an aft Penthouse Suite on Ventura (effectively the same ship) and had no problems with it. There was a metal...
Well, by coincidence, we have our first cruise on...
Well, by coincidence, we have our first cruise on Arcadia booked for July. Hic ;)
It’s designed in order to disguise spillages from...
It’s designed in order to disguise spillages from the passengers who have secreted bootleg alcohol about their person in order to out-wit the security staff when boarding the ship once the new...
I quite agree. It’s been great to hear a bit...
I quite agree. It’s been great to hear a bit about everyone as we have only had the pleasure of meeting a small number of fellow Cruise Critic contributors in the real world and very much enjoyed...
Just to be clear, being disabled does not get you...
Just to be clear, being disabled does not get you ‘priority’ boarding. You only get that if you are in a suite or Caribbean tier or above loyalty status. I think you are referring to ‘Assisted...
Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships shows...
Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships shows a ‘Passenger Space Ratio (Gross Tonnage per passenger)’.

Results for P&O ships (best to worst) are;

Adonia 42.6
Aurora 40.7
Britannia 38.2...
In 1994, we moved to the Isle of Wight with my...
In 1994, we moved to the Isle of Wight with my job (don’t ask, we have moved several times since). We used to regularly see the cruise ships going past Cowes, but didn’t think much of it as we were...
Agree entirely. We really enjoy our food and are...
Agree entirely. We really enjoy our food and are fortunate enough to have dined in countless top notch restaurants, including many Michelin star establishments. We are entirely happy with the...
OK. Thanks for clarifying. I’m clearer now on...
OK. Thanks for clarifying. I’m clearer now on what you are saying. I just wish that you had been able to evidence it with a real life example to help those of us who have found the opposite to be the...
Maybe we should give it a go then. I was under...
Maybe we should give it a go then. I was under the impression it was Grace Brothers ;)
I think we will have to agree to disagree!...
I think we will have to agree to disagree! Unfortunately, nothing that you have said, or the partial example you have provided, has proved your point IMO. You are clearly convinced that because...
It may be the way you have explained your...
It may be the way you have explained your example, but it still doesn’t sound as though it supports your core assertion. I get that a price may have gone up £400pp from when you booked (even if you...
That’s good to hear. I am being a little bit...
That’s good to hear. I am being a little bit ‘tongue in cheek’ describing them as leftovers because, as your experience has shown, they aren’t all going to be poor cabins, but the prospect that it...
The senior officer needs to get his Retail...
The senior officer needs to get his Retail analogies correct. Stack them high and sell them cheap was a phrase made famous by Jack Cohen, the founder of Tesco. And, is P&O the Tesco of British based...
Good point. Perhaps he’s actually one of the...
Good point. Perhaps he’s actually one of the Cruise Critic users who frequents the P&O forum for the sole purpose of saying how rubbish they are compared to other cruise lines. ;)
Forgive me, but you have stated this elsewhere as...
Forgive me, but you have stated this elsewhere as if it is fact when, as now, it is just your theory. A very logical theory, yes, but not born out in fact.

Like DaiB, we have booked a number of...
Sorry to shatter the illusion, but most ‘reality’...
Sorry to shatter the illusion, but most ‘reality’ TV is so heavily staged these days it has more creative input than most fictional programmes of the past! The passengers would have been genuine...
If people are so desperate that they would...
If people are so desperate that they would genuinely go to that trouble, then perhaps they should be taking their holidays at The Priory rather than on a P&O Cruise :')
I thought that I was fairly observant, but during...
I thought that I was fairly observant, but during all of our 13 cruises with P&O I have never noticed anyone pouring themselves drinks from their own bottles in any of the bars.

Historically, we...
You completely misunderstood my comment. I simply...
You completely misunderstood my comment. I simply stated a fact that there are child free ships. Not that I don’t like children. That’s quite a leap. For the record, we have only ever been on family...
Well, we can live in hope. That would certainly...
Well, we can live in hope. That would certainly get my vote. We have ships that are free of children. Why not have one that’s free of the stench of smoke? Awaiting incoming.....;)
Good thing too, but they don’t actually specify...
Good thing too, but they don’t actually specify football shirts or track suits do they? Some people won’t give a damn. On Britannia last year a middle aged chap turned up for breakfast in the...
Britannia is no different from any ship in that...
Britannia is no different from any ship in that respect. They all feel packed on rough sea days. Yes there are twice as many passengers, but the ship is twice as big! I'd be interested to see some...
To those who dismiss the big ships without trying...
To those who dismiss the big ships without trying them, you may be worrying unnecessarily. We have done 3 cruises on Britannia and the ship copes very well with the numbers and never feels over...