Posted April 19th, 2018, 02:39 PM
Going on our first P&O cruise to the Baltic in May 2017.
The P&O port shuttle bus list is not something I shall be relying on.
Example: we call at Copenhagen - but not at the quay that P&O shows in its list*.
I'm wondering if the list is not kept too current.
My first impressions of P&O are that they are not very communicative about what's going to happen on our cruise and when.
Example: we now have a glossy "Holiday Handbook" from them, which is mainly about booking shore excursions while on this cruise. But we have yet to be formally told of each port's arrival and departure times; fairly essential, basic material when visiting a port, I'd say.
Does anyone have views on P&O's ability to share information with its passengers, either before or during the cruise?
* We found this out from Copenhagen's own port website, P&O have been silent so far about this.
What we've found over twenty years of cruising...that even with advance information on the day the berth and time can change . Cruises are planned two years ahead with a planned arrival time...but once the Pilot is on board things can change...local docks ,other ships arriving etc and weather can change things.
Even with information from local shipping movements from the local docks web pages can be wrong.
So I feel p&o feel having staff updating docks arrangements for ships would involve a team of staff tied up doing this full time. Might not be cost effective.