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pilgrimmick

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P&O could you please have a promenade deck where non smokers could sit  after dinner in the evening and not be surrounded by stale tobacco and fag ends.

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I would like to see the following introduced/improved on the new P & O ship

 

1}  some form of sunshades available on the top/sun deck, either fixed or movable.

     i like to sunbathe on the top/sundeck but my wife prefers to sit in the shade, so

     we either sit apart or disagree where to sit.

 

2} Turn the Air Conditioning down

     When the weather is not good enough to sunbathe and cruisers head for the 

     indoor venues to read or do sudocku's ie Crows Nest or Horizon room or whatever

     it is called, invariably we find we cant sit there for too long because it is freezing.

 

 

thanks, hopefully it will be taken on board (no pun intended)

 

alan farmer

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P&O are like all the major cruise lines, they are there to make a profit for their shareholders. To do this they have to sell cabins and their research like that of other cruise companies shows that the new generation of passenger like large ships with choices of dining, casual dress code and different styles of entertainment. Whilst this may not always appeal to a section of the current generation of cruiser, they are looking to the future. How many of us who cruise now will be cruising in 20 years time, I know I wont.

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P&O are like all the major cruise lines, they are there to make a profit for their shareholders. To do this they have to sell cabins and their research like that of other cruise companies shows that the new generation of passenger like large ships with choices of dining, casual dress code and different styles of entertainment. Whilst this may not always appeal to a section of the current generation of cruiser, they are looking to the future. How many of us who cruise now will be cruising in 20 years time, I know I wont.

That's probably true but is it cruising this new generation like? Perhaps it's more a cheap alternative to an hotel in Benidorm, or a more accessible theme park such as Disneyworld. Thankfully we won't be cruising in 20 years either

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The ship is becoming the destination, not the ports which are limited with these Mega resort ships.Whether we like it or not cruising is changing ,it has change in the short time we have been cruising.

Flexible dining options and a not to formal approach to the dress code plus drink packages, are the trend at the moment, along with these bigger ship's.Plenty of more formal cruises ,and smaller ships which come at a higher price.

Thankfully the next few ships Celebrity will built will be smaller (only just) that the Solstice class ships...Davybe 

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the good thing about cruising is there is literally something to suit anyone, even if you dont like the new big ships, there are other options (as a side note, companies are building new small ships, viking ocean cruises for example) if you research and are willing to look at something else you will find something to suit all your needs, as OWT says, there will be a demand for what is being built or else why would they be building it

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That's probably true but is it cruising this new generation like? Perhaps it's more a cheap alternative to an hotel in Benidorm, or a more accessible theme park such as Disneyworld. Thankfully we won't be cruising in 20 years either

Good point Tally. In the main holiday makers either cruise or go to resorts, hotels or theme parks etc in the sun. It is the younger generation the cruise companies are trying to attract and therefore they need to have something other than a prom deck, tiered stern and current style entertainment to attract them. The young are attracted by the big ships with water park themes, choices of and for dining, casual attire and multi entertainment venues. The research by the cruise companies has dictated this and as most of the large cruise companies are doing the same it has to be presumed that all their surveys are returning the same results. Those that have travelled on many cruise lines from around the world will already know that whilst the more mature cruiser from the UK likes a 'British Experience', they are very much in a minority of the 20 Million plus who cruised from around the world last year. For those that don't want mass market but rather the traditional cruise experience there is still lots of choice, just don't expect it at mass market prices.

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