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  2. *Dancing Queen*

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    Welcome home Mitch, the only civilised disembarkation we have ever had was with Celebrity and I just wonder if they can get it right why P&O and Cunard can't.
  3. mitch

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    am now home disembarkation was slightly chaotic, a lot of older people shall we say esp forcing there way out as it had been delayed slightly. never seen such rudeness. i got bashed by more zimmer frames and trolleys than little, i rounded on one old biddy as she barged her way past me in the queue and she said i am a baltic member i can go when i like i just said hit me with your bleeping trolley again and youll be wearing it baltic or not. the crew member supposed to be controlling it was as much use as a chocolate ashtray. it was the worst disembarkation ive seen. that said being on sky deck ws a definate advantage my luggage was right by the exit and easy to find as theres not that many cabins so i was through the luggage area very quickly.
  4. mitch

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    re photo comp the lady who they forgot to print along with mine won so we were glad we got there early to check the entries and got ours included.these were mine.one was over 2meg so wont load i will try and reduce it.
  5. jinky

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    Nice seeing pictures of your cruise - despite the mixed weather. The varied standard of ship photographers ( I never call them professionals) never ceases to astound me. Usually there`ll be one half decent one and others that might just as well have been brought in from the kitchen and given a camera. I was caught laughing at some of the ones on show for sale last time and asked what was wrong. Given the appearance of photographers in mirrors behind the subject , objects out of heads and out of focus or closed eye shots I was surprised they asked. I`ve only ever bought one on board on our first cruise. Even then I had to do some major re-editing and print it at home to get a passable result. Good luck in the comp
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  7. Countrygirl

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    It is about time that showing your insurance cover with your passport becomes the norm when boarding. When you fill out your details on the personal page on the P & O web site you could put anything in the insurance section nobody checks.
  8. mitch

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    looking around this ship you do wonder how or indeed if some of them have insurance as talking to them they have a shopping list of ailments. one of the medical staff this afternoon spent several hours on the sunbathing deck lugging a huge red case around monitoring 2 different people one seemed to have breathing problems and the other was having blood pressure done it seemed hourly. why they werent in their cabin was beyond me but they were determined it seemed to get the last bit of sunbathing in as its been quite a nice day here.
  9. Davybe

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    None of us know for sure we will be OK during a cruise ,but we have seen some people who just looking at them you would say "Don't Risk it." We picked up the coach on year and this couple were going on a world cruise? they could not move their cases around and both struggled to board the coach ,never did find out if they made it backhand I do wonder at times how many people travel with no ,or inadequate insurance...Davybe
  10. mitch

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    well yet another medical emergancy, he had to put his foot down and we arrived in la corunna at 3am. the medical insurers will be taking a hit from this cruise.
  11. Davybe

    Renewing a Passport.

    Posted last Thursday new passport arrived today ,pretty good service by any standard...Davybe
  12. Davybe

    Over 75 TV licence SCAM

    For the last year we have not had to pay our TV licence ,being over 75yrs old, But have now started to receive demands via E-mail that my Direct Debits had been cancelled(I Never did pay it by DD) Checking on the official web page it is confirmed that people are receiving demand for payments or telling them they are due refunds? In my case the links on the scam mail will not work ,and as they advise do not give any bank details to these sites and you can check by visiting the official web site....Davybe
  13. Ikea Logistics

    MSC angers cruisers

    MSC has angered many who have booked with them after they from the 12th November have replaced all there drinks packages. Gone are the all inclusive classic packages and been replaced with. Easy Package EASY PACKAGE Book now unlimited consumption of selected drinks! Including: One brand of draught beer (Heineken*) and/or Miller Lite bottled beer Selection of house wines by the glass Selection of spirits and cocktails Aperitifs (Vermouth) Alcohol-free cocktails Soft drinks and fruit juices by the glass Energy drinks Bottled mineral water Classic hot drinks (espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte, hot tea) Coffee and chocolate delights (hot and cold) Can be consumed in all onboard bars as well as the self-service buffet and restaurants, excluding speciality restaurants. Satisfy your thirst with our drinks selection! Premium Package PREMIUM PACKAGE Book now unlimited consumption of all drinks priced up to $12! Including all Easy Package drinks plus: Draught and bottled beers Wider selection of wines by the glass (sparkling, white-red-rosè) Wider selection of cocktails All Aperitifs (cordials and liqueurs) All Standard and Premium spirits Fresh fruit & vegetables cocktails Can be consumed in all onboard bars as well as the self-service buffet and restaurants, including speciality restaurants. Refresh yourself whenever you want with a wide choice of drinks! TERMS & CONDITIONS: This package is for personal use only and valid for one booking at a time. The ID card issued with the package is non-transferrable. Abusing the terms of the package may result in the service being withdrawn and the remaining days not being refunded. The price of the package applies to each day of the cruise except for the day of disembarkation; the package cannot be purchased on a daily basis. Once activated on board, the package cannot be terminated and refunded. The package must be booked by all guests occupying the same cabin, or travelling together and wishing to eat at the same table, including minors who must book the Child version of the package. The package is not obligatory for infants under 3 years old (i.e. who have not yet reached their 3rd birthday). The following items are not included in the package: tobacco, souvenir glasses, ice cream menu, retail items, minibar and room service. people are not happy as no one knows if you had and paid for the all inclusive classic at what level are you now its causing quite a stir
  14. mitch

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    i am usually quite pleased with the ships services and try not to nit pick and go with the flow, but on this cruise the internet has been particularly bad and the ships photographers virging on incompetant. i entered 8 photos in the passenger photography competition but when i went down to view the entrys none of mine or another passengers were there and this was after a false start as they were already 2 hours late putting them out. so they had to take them all down and find ours and print them and set it all up again. needless to say ours they put at ankle height so you could hardly see them. so i am not hopeful. now i dont claim to be david bailey or whatever his name is but the offerings of the onboard photographers given the prices they charge are very poor and lack imagination.
  15. afcandrew

    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    It never ceases to amaze me how some of the big cruise agents can be so inaccurate at times. I have seen adverts & TV selling where they feature a ship and put a photograph of a different one up! Recently I saw a comparison of P&O and Marella on a large cruise agent website and about 4 'facts' presented about P&O were years out of date!
  16. afcandrew

    lest we forget

    A very reasonable 'rant' Mitch. I have some very big reservations about many of the more recent 'hostilities' the UK has involved itself in but the two World Wars were indeed fought for very altruistic reasons and the hundreds of thousands who lost their lives do indeed need to be remembered. I have had the privilege of visiting Tyne Cot Cemetery and Ypres, which I found very moving. I was in Southampton on Sunday (sadly not getting on or off a ship) and attended the Remembrance Service at the City's Cenotaph. I don't normally do this but felt it important to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1. It was good to see a lot of young people and young families there.
  17. Davybe

    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    One well known Agent (Not Bolsover) is advertising P&O as having no Tips included for this years cruises? it was only when you start the booking process they make it clear ,that it starts next year....Davybe
  18. Davybe

    lest we forget

    After my last post we went shopping, and passing the Memorial Gardens ,which are just up the road, we saw groups of school children leaving the gardens.Thought it nice that a local school had taken the children there . Some schools and Nursery's in Wales make quite an effort for remembrance Sunday.....Davybe
  19. Has anyone been to Vietnam? If so what are the best trips? Is it easy to arrange your own trips when you get to the ports? The ports visited are Ho Chi Minh(Phu My), Nha Trang, Hue/Danang(Chan May
  20. *Dancing Queen*

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    We must have been extremely lucky as I don't think we've ever missed the Azores ( must have been there a least a dozen times ) when I think about it in almost thirty years of cruising I could probably count on one hand the number of ports missed so again I think we must have been extremely lucky, we've had the odd port change and in the main we haven't been disappointed with them, for me the ship is as much of a destination as the ports are so any extra sea days are always welcome.
  21. Davybe

    lest we forget

    We have had two rememberance Sundays at sea one on Arcadia and one on Oceana. Both were very moving services to attend,the One on Oceana had several young men with visible wounds ,I presumed they were wounded in Afghanistan ,I found it hard not to shed quite a few tears. Both services were will attended. Our Local Service was very well attended with the church struggling to seat everyone ,and the Outdoor service was also well attended,Some people just have no thought or respect for what others have sacrificed ,so they can live free.....Davybe
  22. Davybe

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    We never had much luck with the weather in the Azores,raining or at best drizzling, we go a few hours of decent weather. and took a taxi tour around the island....Davybe
  23. mitch

    j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov

    well here we are on the way home and yet again my azores jinx strikes. we cant dock in the azores as a storm is approaching were just nipping in at around 4am to drop off a sick passenger and then departing immediatley for la corrunna again. thats every port a passenger has left the ship in an ambulance, 2 in barbados. not suprising i suppose as apparently the average age is 73.
  24. mitch

    Cruise Log

    on our current cruise on arcadia we had some form of hawk on board somewhere and for several days out of southampton it was seen particularly in front of the crows nest. it even caught something one day and sat on the rail eating it. several people got photos.
  25. 2torts

    Cruise Log

    I wonder if it was the same one? We were 2 days out of Southampton. Like Jenjen I thought they hunted over land at night. I didn't realise they flew so far from land.
  26. sinbad10

    Cruise Log

    We saw an owl circling Queen Elizabeth during the day on our cruise to the Canary Islands last October.
  27. Jenjen

    Cruise Log

    Owls I have never ever seen on a cruise ship, I thought they flew at night and hunted, we did once have a robin who used to sit on the rail of our balcony I’m not sure but think it stayed on the ship maybe enjoying a free cruise it did like the biscuits we put on the table
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