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#41
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Originally posted by marylizcat
So does 'images/slogans' mean that something like a man's tee shirt with Dangermouse on it is banned? Obviously unsuitable for evenings, but for daytime in the Med? Most tee shirts say something on them!


You need to read the actual web site. It it trying to get rid of offensive words and images.

The P&O email is not detailed enough it leaves out the word offensive.


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Originally posted by Eglesbrech
"Slogan - a short and striking memorable phrase used in advertising"," a highland war cry"



So what is a slogan t shirt? I get the bit about stag and hen nights with pictures of the bride or groom and nick names etc but what is a slogan.



One could argue that the t shirts P&O sell with their name and logo on are "slogans". Memorable and advertising something?



Same with the fancy dress. I often think the young people I see in town on a Saturday are in fancy dress however I am informed by a sage younger relative that it is actually fashionable.


You have to read the section in full. They are talking about offensive slogans.


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Originally posted by Josy1953
What happens when a passenger arrives on board with no formal clothes but with football tops and lots of tee shirts with slogans ? A few years ago we bumped into a man on Azura who had been in the same class as my husband 50 years ago at school. He told us that he never eats in the MDR because when he is on holiday he just wants to relax and wear all casual ( scruffy imo ) clothes. Every time we saw him he was wearing various Stoke City tops or tee shirts with slogans on them. He and his wife could not understand why we would want to go to the trouble of dressing less casually every evening. Will P&O confine them to their cabins ? I am sure that as seasoned cruisers they will not check the dress code every time they cruise I know that I don't.
Well hopefully he would have read the dress code before he boards so will bring other suitable clothes.

Of course the problem would be if someone’s case gets lost but that would be exceptional circumstances so hopefully would be sorted by P & O.
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Originally posted by daiB
You have to read the section in full. They are talking about offensive slogans.


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Well I assumed it was partly to stop the hen/stag parties all wearing identical t-shirts with slogans on them.
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Originally posted by amajaa
Well I assumed it was partly to stop the hen/stag parties all wearing identical t-shirts with slogans on them.


That’s not what it says.


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Originally posted by daiB
You have to read the section in full. They are talking about offensive slogans.


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But that leads to the question, what is "offensive".

I recall the 1977 prosecution of a record shop for displaying a certain record. The defending QC, John Mortimer, argued the offending word was simply a medieval word for a small ball, and the court agreed the word was "decent".
#47
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Originally posted by wowzz
How is one bottle of wine for a 24 day cruise 'reasonable'?



which is what I said , so glad we agree





HI Wowzz

I can understand your disappointment, regardless of it being 7-14- 24 or any other cruise but P&O
decide your allowance. As in one of my earlier posts I did put long may they keep the trust in us
being reasonable but sad to say it looks like those days have gone for you and me and others.
So to answer your question .. because P&O say it's reasonable , their ship , their rules .
Easy answer - off to a better (Cekebrity) cruise line.

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#48
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Originally posted by jasperado
Not that I can afford a world cruise, but there is no way I could make a litre bottle of Bacardi last 99 days!
I would like to think that the room service menu for bottles of spirits for in-cabin consumption will still continue.
But will the room service manager have the authority to restrict purchases of alcohol on the lines of "you've had your quota, Sonny, that's your lot!" ?
On Aurora's worldie we were allowed 1l spirits per person per sector bought on board at duty free prices - ie 1 litre Gordon's export gin for around £11.
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They are enforcing the BYO Alcohol policy because P&O want you to buy their drinks at inflated prices. They don't want you to drink your own. Just like on other Carnival brand lines, Princess, HAL etc. P&O Australia forbid any alcohol being brought on.

It is obvious alcohol sales targets are not being achieved on P&O UK ships. Hence the Carnival Corp bean counters have struck. I reckon Cunard will be next on the hit list, if not already.
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Originally posted by Host Sharon
On Aurora's worldie we were allowed 1l spirits per person per sector bought on board at duty free prices - ie 1 litre Gordon's export gin for around £11.
Same for us on Arcadia WC, Sydney to Southampton in 2012.
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#51
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Originally posted by Host Sharon
On Aurora's worldie we were allowed 1l spirits per person per sector bought on board at duty free prices - ie 1 litre Gordon's export gin for around £11.
That's as cheap as chips,Cunard want 57 quid for the same,lol.
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Not quite, Host Sharon is quoting the Duty Free price, the Cunard price is for a bottle via room service.
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Will they be denying boarding because of your name. Pity the Irish family who try to board with a little girl called Marella

Maybe Princess would be OK as it is a Carnival brand
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Originally posted by daiB
Not sure that part has changed at all.


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That's right Dai,it has been in the dress code for a long time. It was certainly in the 2016 - 2018 brochure.
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Originally posted by amajaa
Well hopefully he would have read the dress code before he boards so will bring other suitable clothes.

Of course the problem would be if someone’s case gets lost but that would be exceptional circumstances so hopefully would be sorted by P & O.
Sadly, there are quite a few people these days who either don't read the information available or can't be bothered to try and adhere to the 'rules'. When I started cruising back in 1995, you would not have seen a pair of jeans on a cruise ship - daytime or evening! How things have changed...
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Originally posted by Host Hattie
Not quite, Host Sharon is quoting the Duty Free price, the Cunard price is for a bottle via room service.
So £57 for gin on Cunard and room service gin on P&O is £19.

Just a small difference then.

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#57
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Originally posted by Host Hattie
Not quite, Host Sharon is quoting the Duty Free price, the Cunard price is for a bottle via room service.
So what is the duty free price on Cunard,if it exists.
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I can't remember exact prices but they have 2 for $25 and 2 for $35 promotions. They will price match so people were getting partial refunds after our Gibraltar call. Generally only for taking off the ship rather than drinking on board but things may be different on World Cruise segments.
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Originally posted by NSWP
They are enforcing the BYO Alcohol policy because P&O want you to buy their drinks at inflated prices. They don't want you to drink your own. Just like on other Carnival brand lines, Princess, HAL etc. P&O Australia forbid any alcohol being brought on.

It is obvious alcohol sales targets are not being achieved on P&O UK ships. Hence the Carnival Corp bean counters have struck. I reckon Cunard will be next on the hit list, if not already.
TBH i don't blame them especially when people openly pour their own drinks from bottles they have brought on themselves​.
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Originally posted by Host Hattie
I can't remember exact prices but they have 2 for $25 and 2 for $35 promotions. They will price match so people were getting partial refunds after our Gibraltar call. Generally only for taking off the ship rather than drinking on board but things may be different on World Cruise segments.
Price matching Gibraltar prices is not as easy as it sounds because it is difficult to prove prices ashore. You could buy a 1 litre bottle of spirits in Gibraltar and get a receipt but P&O would have to look after it until the last day of the cruise so buying another onboard as a price match, which can also only be collected on last day would be in breach of customs limits of only 1 litre. Last time I was in Gibraltar, shops were not allowing people to take a photo of the bottle and price on the shelf to use for price matching evidence so that is not possible.