My wife has a severe phobia regarding percussive noises - this includes a fear of balloons and the fear of them popping.
(I have had a previous thread in 2010 but would like to get more up to date opinions)
In 2010 we made our first, and last, cruise with P&O aboard Ventura. Imagine her horror when on our first evening meal there were six or seven tables celebrating birthdays etc with 4 or 5 balloons, supplied by P&O, floating above the table.
We spoke to the Head Waiter to ascertain if this was a regular occurrence. He assured us it was not and that he did not understand why it had been done. We never saw another balloon in the dining room after the first night.
The reason that it was also our last cruise with P&O is because, although the problem went away on the Ventura cruise, we are unable to find a definitive answer to this balloon situation.
We would really like to cruise again with P&O as they have some great itineraries.
So, do you still get a “bouquet” of balloons, supplied by P&O, at your table when you have a celebration?
(we realise that they maybe the odd occasion when people bring their own balloons.)
If the answer is yes, then is it across the fleet or just some ships.
Thanks in advance