Posted November 16th, 2017, 06:53 PM
This policy is now officially on the P&O website. No top ups at any port - 1 litre per person on embarkation.
All luggage to be scanned and checked as happens on other cruise lines with a come on down to reception.
No exceptions even on World Cruises and no sale of alcohol for on board consumption.
This was a big benefit that made up for poor quality in their offer of other services.
Time to walk away!!
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 change won’t affect us, I can understand that it will disappoint some, but I just don’t buy the arguement that people will abandon P&O purely because of this. From what I can gather, virtually every other cruise line charges more for drinks (especially when compulsory service charges are added) and drinks packages inevitably result in higher base prices or don’t represent good value unless you are a fairly heavy drinker. So those who throw their toys out of the pram may end up paying more if they vote with their feet.
Loads of people were going to abandon P&O when they banned smoking on balconies, yet they now sell twice as many cabins every week than they did when that change came in.
Seems like a lot of bluff and bluster to me. Just saying
P&O Cruises Experience – 155 nights over 14 cruises (Aurora x 4, Azura, Britannia x 3, Oceana x 2, Oriana x 2, Ventura x 2)
P&O Cruises to Come - 62 nights over 4 cruises (2018 - Arcadia, Aurora, 2019 - Aurora x 2)
674(A) Oriana 14/5/96. Southampton to Istanbul (Fly back). 8 nights. Outside Cabin.
E620 Oceana 11/8/06. Western Mediterranean. 14 nights. Outside Cabin.
E720 Oceana 12/8/07. Canaries. 13 nights. Outside Cabin.
X912 Oriana 24/7/09. Baltic. 14 nights. Outside Cabin.
A118 Azura 5/8/11. Eastern Mediterranean. 16 nights. Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabin.
N321 Ventura 18/8/13. Western Mediterranean. 14 nights. Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabin.
B517 Britannia 15/8/15. Western Mediterranean. 14 nights. Forward Suite + Adjacent Balcony Cabin.
B622 Britannia 23/7/16. Norwegian Fjords. 7 nights. Forward Suite + Adjacent Balcony Cabin.
N703 Ventura 15/2/17. Amsterdam & Bruges. 4 nights. Penthouse Suite.
R705 Aurora 13/5/17. Baltic. 16 nights. Accessible Balcony Cabin.
B721 Britannia 22/7/17. Western Mediterranean. 14 nights. Aft Suite + Adjacent Balcony Cabin.
R718 Aurora 20/10/17. Zeebrugge (although didn’t dock due to storm). 2 nights. Accessible Balcony Cabin. Back to Back with;
R719 Aurora 22/10/17. Spain & France. 7 nights. Accessible Balcony Cabin.
R802 Aurora 9/3/18. Northern Lights. 12 nights. Accessible Balcony Cabin.