After four weeks in the Caribbean the islands do become quite similar but they each have their own charm. The sunshine is an obvious attraction both on the islands and on the ship. Although a large ship with many passengers it didn’t always feel crowded.
The food, especially in the restaurants, was very good, and the service usually excellent. The Headliners were outstanding with the four pairs of boy and girl dancers showing off their talents to the full. We did feel, however, that with all the music on board, the sound was set far too high. The resident entertainers were also very accomplished. Doing this back to back involved having to change cabins but we were sent two lovely helpers who did it all for us. The captain, and the P&O headquarters, also deserve great credit in not shortening our packed itinerary when we lost a day at sea owing to a cancelled flight from Gatwick. Instead we sailed through the night at full speed to reach our destination by lunch time. If you wanted to sit all day soaking up the rays by the pool it must have felt very crowded but we prefer to feel the sun in more quiet spots on the top decks or on our balcony. There were many sun beds with towels on and no one on them, which we found quite annoying. Indeed there were folk out at 7 in the morning actually grabbing a place by the pool just as the sun beds were being put out!