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  2. thats just poor! crikey i hope i never get cancelled by p&o if thats how they treat people.
  3. They haven't - for obvious reasons. That was taken from an agents' website.
  4. This is bizzare, why would P&O advise their guests of what they are doing for their agents? What has that really got to do with customers? I have a family member who was booked on this cruise and none of the information they have recieved from P&O or Bolsover mentions anything about the agent commisson.
  5. Today
  6. Pretty shabby treatment by Carnival/P&O, given that it's going to be very difficult for early bookers to get anything like the deals they will have got on this. Rumours already that the real reason is that it was underbooked and cheaper for Carnival to cancel this cruise than have the work done later. They're looking after the agents, though - they know who's really important to them! “P&O Cruises will be paying agent commission on X801 cancelled sailings. If agents are able to transfer guests on to an alternative sailing they will also receive their standard commission on the new booking plus the commission on the X801 booking.”
  7. Not much Better environmentally when you print your own ?.....Davybe
  8. P&O are offering 5% of any future cruise booked as compensation, plus a refund? Not really a good offer, Even if the problem was not predictable, One American we sailed with got a full refund including Airfare plus a free cruise to the same value, when Celebrity had engine problem's on one ship....Davybe
  9. wow bit short notice really.very inconveniant for any one booked. it must take some organising to go on such a long cruise and for it to be cancelled 6 weeks before i would not be pleased. the compensation etc better be good but somehow i doubt it. many moons ago when the wife was alive we had flown to miami for a cruise on ncl's ss norway which in a previous incarnation was the ss france one of the real old ocean liners literally just after lifeboat drill as we were due to sail the engines failed. we were then held for 24 hrs before they decided it was cancelled. it was chaos sorting return flights etc. ncl gave you a refund and a credit note to the same value as you paid for the cruise and as it turned out when we came to book a replacement cruise the following year a massive upgrade. in hindsight they handled it pretty well all things considered but at the time there was so little information and it seemed it always took forever to get any sort of decision or answer you were just boiling mad.
  10. Yesterday
  11. How did the cabins compare to P and O ?
  12. P & O state that they are doing it then because a dry dock has become available. They do not seem to saying what the technical issues are. We're on her next month so it will be interesting to see if she has more vibrations than usual.
  13. It's it the T and C of booking you need valid visas and you passport must have six months after disembarking date, it's in the cruise personaliser which you need to have compleated prior to sailing. I think this has been the case for quite a long time it will affect you getting the eticket, it also says it's your responsibility to have the correct documentation
  14. It isnt invalid it has been removed because it has been cancelled.
  15. It is true it was 50 night cruise leaving 6/1/2018 but has been cancelled because Oriana has to go in dry dock for technical problems lasting 3 weeks.
  16. It’s an invalid number on p and os website
  17. Looks like it is true, it is on the P&O Facebook page. Hope you weren’t due to travel on that cruise.
  18. Is this true, or just a hoax? "We apologise to those guests due to travel on Oriana's X801 but our technical team has advised us that it is necessary for Oriana to undergo a three week technical maintenance from January 6 2018. As a result we will be cancelling this cruise. We have contacted all those affected guests today and we are extremely sorry for the late notice and disruption. Paul Ludlow. Senior Vice President, P&O Cruises"
  19. We needed an Indian Visa for our world cruise in 2013. We used the CITB because the forms are quite complicated. They seemed to make it as difficult as possible. If I remember rightly we had to tick a box in our cruise personaliser to verify we had the relevant visas. So I suppose that is how companies check.
  20. thats right jenjen you should have all relevant visas prior to boarding. causes all sorts of problems if you dont. i am suprised the cruiselines dont check.
  21. In my understanding emigration board the ship befor anybody disembarked and all passengers have to have a visa valid for the stay at the port, which means you will not be able to start the cruise without the documents you need for each port.
  22. from the cibt website. India: P&O recommend against obtaining eVisas for India. Although India has recently introduced electronic visas, the sea ports the ship is visiting have limited capability and infrastructure to support the processing of large numbers of guests with this type of visa and very long clearance delays would be inevitable. This is due to the additional process requirements such as scanning of fingerprints and passports. In order for you to proceed ashore quickly it is important that you obtain a standard tourist visa. The visa is normally in the form of a sticker in your passport and must be obtained prior to boarding the ship. you can still apply directly to indian gov on their website. doesnt say what the cost is though.
  23. this is on the cibt website so you need a tourist visa, the india gov website doesnt say what the fees are for that but a phone call will answer that for you and you can still apply yourself, there will no doubt be some mark up by cibt so up to you. India: P&O recommend against obtaining eVisas for India. Although India has recently introduced electronic visas, the sea ports the ship is visiting have limited capability and infrastructure to support the processing of large numbers of guests with this type of visa and very long clearance delays would be inevitable. This is due to the additional process requirements such as scanning of fingerprints and passports. In order for you to proceed ashore quickly it is important that you obtain a standard tourist visa. The visa is normally in the form of a sticker in your passport and must be obtained prior to boarding the ship.
  24. be careful with this as its not accepted by all cruiselines and has a lot of t&cs attached to it, one being they have to take more details from you at port so could be a longer process to get off
  25. When we went on a cruise that visited India, we were not allowed to board our ship until they had seen our Indian visa. A few who had not done theirs were left ashore to arrange and then had to catch the ship at another port, so great extra expense incurred by not reading the T’s & C’s i would get a visa it is a small price to pay as it is a wonderful experience if you have not been to India before, don’t miss a great holiday.
  26. seventy five dollars on indian govt website for e-visa. may be worth a phone call to the embassy just to confirm which one you need as theres a wide variety.
  27. indian visa website shows e-visa as $75. looks pretty straightforward bit of computer skill required.
  28. visas are usually cheaper direct from the relevant country than through cibt.
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