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We crossed the North Sea in a force 8 on Aurora...
We crossed the North Sea in a force 8 on Aurora and felt very little movement at all. My husband and I are good sailors, daughter isn't but apart from being a little apprehensive she was fine. There...
In our case there was no suggestion that we might...
In our case there was no suggestion that we might be more likely to get an upgrade. With my cynical hat on I feel this is a ploy by P&O to sell more of the more expensive cabins/cabins with...
P&O don't specify how much you can take. Their...
P&O don't specify how much you can take. Their information used to say "a reasonable amount". In the latest brochure and on the website they have qualified this, to say "a small, reasonable amount"....
Christmas Day and NYE are both formal, but it's...
Christmas Day and NYE are both formal, but it's not compulsory to wear a red dress Christmas Day, I'm sure not many ladies on our Christmas cruise did. NYE also coincided with our last night on board...
Slightly off topic, but was very surprised to...
Slightly off topic, but was very surprised to hear yesterday that the hand luggage allowance for my son's winter swim training camp is 10 kg, and that's with a budget Spanish airline (Vueling). Mind...
Some people just can't/don't know how to pack -...
Some people just can't/don't know how to pack - my mum for one! My dad said it was being in the Army that taught him to pack and travel light. I bless him and the fact he taught me his packing...
We were told exactly the same by our steward on...
We were told exactly the same by our steward on our first P&O cruise back in 2012. I'm fairly sure he said it was a new system that had just been introduced by P&O then and that if all of his cabins...
No Eglesbrech, it's not a public holiday weekend...
No Eglesbrech, it's not a public holiday weekend here and the schools aren't off either. I suspect it may be Scottish half term as the Scottish schools go back after the summer holidays in mid-August...
We must have been exceptions to the rule, then....
We must have been exceptions to the rule, then. On both of our last two cruises, 14 nights and 10 respectively, it wasn't the last formal night.
If you look under Itineraries it gives the full...
If you look under Itineraries it gives the full itinerary for each ship for 2017, with times in and out of port. Of course these are always slightly subject to change (mechanical problems, adverse...
I've found the following sites give a good...
I've found the following sites give a good indication. They were pretty reliable for our cruise this August and another 2 years ago.

http://crew-center.com/cruise-ship-port-schedules-2017
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Annieuk, I had NEVER, EVER drunk gin. Then I...
Annieuk, I had NEVER, EVER drunk gin. Then I bought my hubby a tour of the Sipsmiths distillery in London as a pressie. After a long, hot, delayed journey we were greeted with a glass of Sipsmiths...
Yes, IIRC it was. We'd noticed some very black...
Yes, IIRC it was. We'd noticed some very black smoke coming from the funnel earlier, then around the time we were due to leave port the captain said that there was a problem, they were working to fix...
In 2015 we visited Dominica 6-9 months after...
In 2015 we visited Dominica 6-9 months after Hurricane Erica, which was far less severe and the devastation everywhere was still very evident. We wanted to visit the cathedral in Roseau and couldn't...
She had a similar problem when we were on her...
She had a similar problem when we were on her 9-20 August. We were delayed leaving port by a couple of hours one evening.
Hope everything is quickly resolved and you are underway again soon.
We did Aurora to the fjords in August 5 years...
We did Aurora to the fjords in August 5 years ago. Even in school holidays you get fewer children because the fjords is a less "attractive" destination than the Med or Canaries. There was a fair...
I got the impression P&O are sticking to...
I got the impression P&O are sticking to embarkation times as stipulated. We arrived more or less on time for our 2.30 embarkation slot on Aurora in August and the waiting area was packed. As soon as...
Hamburg's a mixture of both. Of course it was...
Hamburg's a mixture of both. Of course it was heavily bombed during WW2, but some old buildings survived. There's an excellent Hamburg website to whet your appetite, http://www.hamburg.com/ which...
Barrie, we were on Aurora this August, on C deck...
Barrie, we were on Aurora this August, on C deck and could not get a signal in our cabin or any of the public areas. Only place was out on deck. It was also glacially slow, everything took forever.
I think the only way to find out would be to...
I think the only way to find out would be to phone P&O to ask. Certainly they weren't on during our cruise 9-20 August.
My daughter bought an Estee Lauder perfume...
My daughter bought an Estee Lauder perfume (Modern Muse Rouge) on board for £71, it retails at home for £95, so she got a good saving.
She did try looking for it when in port, but no-one sold it.
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I do like the Twinings Breakfast, but PG Tips...
I do like the Twinings Breakfast, but PG Tips isn't the end of the world. The best tea ever was Whittard's Irish Breakfast - now there was a brew! - but they only produced it for a short time then...
In our case I think we were allocated the...
In our case I think we were allocated the accessible cabin because we booked insides. This is pure gut feeling, but with the "guaranteed" system I think they allocate all the balconies and more...
stocktonmackem - no it wasn't a last minute...
stocktonmackem - no it wasn't a last minute booking. We booked Select in Jan or Feb 2014, direct with P&O, for a Christmas cruise in December 2015. Although we booked Select we were one of the first...
happytravelleruk, daughter says toilet was a...
happytravelleruk, daughter says toilet was a little higher than standard, but not by much. I'm sure if you contact P&O they will be able to tell you the precise height, or find out for you.