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I doubt it. P&O shot themselves in the foot...
I doubt it.

P&O shot themselves in the foot as the tips went up by massive percentage amounts each year for several years, way above inflation. Lots of people just stopped paying them at all.
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It does appear that for once they have listened...
It does appear that for once they have listened to what customers have said. Both those of us who paid up and felt we were subsidising the costs for others and those who simply voted with their tip...
I think you are spot on. I also think that there...
I think you are spot on. I also think that there will be a degree of displacement across the fleet. People who would have booked another ship will try Iona if the price is right and leave gaps on the...
P&O may have already taken some shadow payments...
P&O may have already taken some shadow payments from your card as a hold, so you may be fine for the onboard bill.

Do you have a relative in the UK who could pay the bill using their credit card...
Alchol is not the problem. I would be quite happy...
Alchol is not the problem. I would be quite happy to go and abstain for the whole holiday for the chance to see another part of the world.

It is all the other potential issues, Picsa has attached...
Thanks for posting. It is interesting to hear...
Thanks for posting. It is interesting to hear about your experience with the package.
Yes the usual Wednesday price change. Must be...
Yes the usual Wednesday price change. Must be really annoying for anyone who just booked in the last week or so.
Yes I agree with you and English Lady. A...
Yes I agree with you and English Lady. A courteous initial approach is always best. If all else fails you can start quoting legislation.

I do however wish that holiday companies would take the...
Thanks for the information. I think they go from...
Thanks for the information. I think they go from Dundee which makes them attractive along with Fred from Rosyth. I am getting to the age that I am fed up with the very long journey south.

I prefer...
Sound advice from Dai. Early or very, very...
Sound advice from Dai.

Early or very, very late booking is best for price. Early booking has the advantage of choice and perks. Late sometimes offers a lower price but it is more of a gamble.
Thant’s interesting tRing, I have never thought...
Thant’s interesting tRing, I have never thought to look at Magellan.
Yes it used to be a great way to keep track. They...
Yes it used to be a great way to keep track. They no longer provide interim statements either so unless you go and request one it’s all down the bill delivered in the middle of the last night.
From what I have seen, yes. Some cruises never...
From what I have seen, yes. Some cruises never come up as late deals but it is worth keeping an eye on the list.

The prices go down but appear to go back up again nearer the sail date if they...
Actually P &O can and are expected to do so if...
Actually P &O can and are expected to do so if they are taking money from a customer. The onus is not on a customer to stop a charge, it is on the provider to have clear authorisation - not an...
I think things have changed a lot in many...
I think things have changed a lot in many countries.

I suppose it’s the same as in this country, customs and laws change. When I started work women would be sent home if they wore trousers for...
The offers are only up to the 25 of September at...
The offers are only up to the 25 of September at the moment so it could still come down in just a few weeks time. They seem to change the prices each Wednesday so it’s worth looking on a Wednesday...
I think that duty free areas are not actually in...
I think that duty free areas are not actually in the country, they are international space.

It is just not a country I would be interested in visiting. There are far too many pitfalls for tourists...
Hello and welcome. I’m sure you will love...
Hello and welcome. I’m sure you will love cruising, you have picked a lovely ship for a first cruise. Aurora is a nice size to find you way around.

I would suggest that on a 4 day cruise you get...
But that is all once you are onboard. If someone...
But that is all once you are onboard. If someone books online there is no mention of it at all. It is perfectly feasible that a new cruiser could be onboard before they are aware of this charge. I do...
Yes, there is a lot of food wasted unnecessarily....
Yes, there is a lot of food wasted unnecessarily.

I’ll tell you how people put on weight and it’s not always due to greed or excess. There are serious medical studies that now prove that some...
If you like curry then Sindu might be a good...
If you like curry then Sindu might be a good choice for you.

They offer the signature dish as a meat or vegetarian option, that is 3 small dishes with all the bits and pieces to go with it, they...
That’s not strictly true, well at least not for...
That’s not strictly true, well at least not for the sitting anyway. Probably true for the venue as the smaller restaurants go quickly.

They offer you the choice when booking an Anchor as long as...
Now that is interesting. It’s only right thatbif...
Now that is interesting. It’s only right thatbif a choice is left it should go to Freedom Fare people.

I fully accept that if I go Anchor I need to pay to make a choice however if I was freedom I...
Yes I think it may be, there are so many large...
Yes I think it may be, there are so many large new ships with cabins to fill and on them you get a balcony for the price of a basic inside on Fred.

You also get freedom dining on most now which I...