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You may get lucky and get the choc chip next. ;):D

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On a previous cruise whilst doing the quiz, one of the questions was about the ingredients of a certain soup - prounounced “ mine strone”! Where do they get these people?:')

 

LOL, sad innit?

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Selbourne - yes - I absolutely hate the Hi di Hi stuff. It's awful. How about "is there anybody in from Liverpool?" Drives me nuts. Clapping hands is another thing - everybody wave! Grrr. Am I part of the entertainment - no!!

 

Totally agree. Its just not me.

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I agree. If we cut out all the detritus about biscuits, chocolates and now coffee, the pages on this thread would still be in single figures!

 

Back to topic, it’s encouqrging to see that there is universal support for what P&O has done. Some debate on whether it will be clawed back elsewhere, but even those of us who believe that it will be seem to be in agreement that’s it’s still absolutely the right thing to do.

 

Well done P&O. Now can you sort out the Hi-di-Hi style entertainment (“are you all having a good time?” etc). Oops. Drifted off topic again ;)

Definitely need to get rid of the "Red Coats". I can't imagine who, if anyone, actually likes that sort of thing. My particular dislike is "Introduce yourself to the person next to you", I invariably turn to my husband who I am sure doesn't need to know anything else about me after 44years.

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Definitely need to get rid of the "Red Coats". I can't imagine who, if anyone, actually likes that sort of thing. My particular dislike is "Introduce yourself to the person next to you", I invariably turn to my husband who I am sure doesn't need to know anything else about me after 44years.

 

Yes, of all the cringeworthy stuff, of which there is plenty, that is the worst one and has stopped me from attending any first night entertainment after Jon Bartram did it on our first Aurora Cruise.

 

You spend the entire cruise rightly adhering to the hygiene notices and warnings in Horizon, put gel on your hands at restaurants, use paper towels to open the door handles of the public loos etc, then, on the day you all board, are asked to shake hands with a complete stranger who may have just brought Norovirus on board, have a filthy cold or may have just been to the loo and not washed their hands. They seem to miss the irony of it all.

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Sat on the Azura one evening watching some unfortunate person airlifted from the ship.

A hour or so later the CD steps on the stage ...." GOOD EVENING" ..Good evening was the reply.

 

"OH DEAR LETS TRY AGAIN ... I SAID GOOD EVENING " Groan followed by ....

GOOD EVENING!

"THAT'S BETTER...EVERYONES HAPPY ONBOARD !

Come to think of it , we had the same said on a ship (not P&O) riddled with Noro Virus !

 

Even if the ship was sinking the very next night ,you just know they are going to come out with the above or very close

variations of it.

 

If they cannot hear you and few hundred saying Good Evening , then I think they need a hearing test.

 

I think you can count me in on the above posters sentiments as well.

 

Would like to add this could happen even after the service charge has ended !

( just to keep on topic :cool: ;) )

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and more to the point, why do they need to hear us say it? My friend who we sail with was a singer herself and knows her stagecraft. She just cannot believe how bad they are.

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Join the club. Had to leave the Pacific Lounge on Oriana one night when the Headliners were on as it was absolutely deafening. I am not sure how people actually sit there. Got talking to a Headliner and she said we know when it's too loud as people have their fingers in their ears. All to do with the sound man apparently.

 

Some pax call the Headliners, the 'Headbangers' after being on 4 P&O UK ships, Arcadia x 2, Aurora and Oriana, I know why, the noise does me head in sometimes.:loudcry:

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I also hate being called a Brit’ as they do in the Horizon newspaper. I am, in company with everybody else on board BRITISH. All P & O need to do now is to get the volume turned down in the venues. I am not deaf!

 

Not all Brits on board P&O UK ships, sorry British passengers. :*:o Quite a few colonials including us travel on them now and then. Quite like P&O UK.

 

I hope the cost cutting does not include the abolishment of the 'Great British Sailaway', love that. 'Land of hope and glory and all that.':')

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Not all Brits on board P&O UK ships, sorry British passengers. :*:o Quite a few colonials including us travel on them now and then. Quite like P&O UK.

 

I hope the cost cutting does not include the abolishment of the 'Great British Sailaway', love that. 'Land of hope and glory and all that.':')

I wouldn't worry. Despite what the party poopers, and old grumps on here would have like you to believe, The Great British Sailaway is the best attended event of any cruise. P&O will not get rid of it. The minimal cost of the plastic flags is far outweighed by the increase in pool bar takings.

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I wouldn't worry. Despite what the party poopers, and old grumps on here would have like you to believe, The Great British Sailaway is the best attended event of any cruise. P&O will not get rid of it. The minimal cost of the plastic flags is far outweighed by the increase in pool bar takings.

Brilliant :'):')

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I wouldn't worry. Despite what the party poopers, and old grumps on here would have like you to believe, The Great British Sailaway is the best attended event of any cruise. P&O will not get rid of it. The minimal cost of the plastic flags is far outweighed by the increase in pool bar takings.

 

Thanks, I will drink to that. We keep the P&O cost down too, making the Carnival bean counters happy, bring our own little Aussie Flags.:*:halo: Plus a big one if we have a balcony cabin.

 

Happy Cruising.:cool:

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Some pax call the Headliners, the 'Headbangers' after being on 4 P&O UK ships, Arcadia x 2, Aurora and Oriana, I know why, the noise does me head in sometimes.:loudcry:
Sorry i cannot agree i never find them loud at all, well not from my seat in the casino.

 

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We are another two who cringe at the "Are we having a lovely time?" stuff. Absolutely hate it, and the arm waving thing - we went to a 60s evening tribute in the theatre and the Headliners were encouraging everyone to do the arm waving - why? We never did that in the 60s - not at the Beatles perfomance at Hammersmith Odeon that I went to anyway. Where did all that come from. Sorry if I sound an ancient grouch but all this Holiday Camp stuff drives us nuts. As has been said we are there to be entertained, not to be part of the entertainment. If there's a Comedian on I make sure we're sat right in the middle of a row, preferably near the back. You can see that some of the people who get forced to go on stage to be part of the act, hate it. We were at one performance where the Comedian went down into the audience and tried to get a woman to go up on stage and she point blank refused - good for her. Yes you could say well don't go to the show when it's a comedian but as I said, people ought to be able to go to a show without expecting to be part of the performance. Now I sound like a real grouch!

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Do they still hand out UK flags at the last production show and encourage you to wave them to the strains of 'Land of Hope & Glory' ?

Cringeworthy

And yes, the music is always far too loud.

As well as the entertainers and their attempts to encourage audience participation does anyone else hate the parade of chefs in the dining room?

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If you don't like it don't go to it, I do not like most of the theatre shows but I do not come on here and go on and on about them.

 

Leave us who like the sailaways to enjoy them and get on with what you enjoy, stop talking as though you are in some way superior to the rest of us.

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Sorry i cannot agree i never find them loud at all, well not from my seat in the casino.

 

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You have used that joke before Dai!

However I wonder if the sound is more of a problem on the smaller ships, most of the complaints seem to be from small ship passengers. As a large ship passenger I don't think I have noticed it being too loud on Azura or Ventura, nor for that matter on Britannia, although with everyone in the Britannia theatre fidgeting around trying to get comfortable in the tiny seats, maybe I have been too distracted.;p

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Boo hoo:')

At least they are ginger.

They were nice,the CS brought us those nice French biscuits back for Saturday night.

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I don't like being given the whole cruises menus. What am I supposed to do with it? I know I will never look at it again, nobody at home is interested. I have tried to leave it behind but got chased down the hallway by the waiter. I usually try to find a bin, as soon as I can.

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