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  1. 7 points
    Pesky Pirate

    Using your Mobile.

    They had a life πŸ™ƒπŸ˜Ž
  2. 6 points
    Oldworldtraveller

    P&o gratuities

    I was always under the impression that on a forum if you disagreed with something you attacked the post not the poster. Cruisers have always moaned about those who have auto gratuities removed and of course some of those never replaced them with cash gratuities. As has been already mentioned, it is now a level playing field, everyone pays. P&O have come in line with many of the other cruise lines and I don't remember any discussion, only praise when they did it. How much a crew member earns in my opinion is a matter for them, it is certainly not something I need to know any more than I need to know the wages of airline staff. What I do need to know is how much my cruise or flight is going to cost me. I think the time has come to put this to bed. If anyone wants to tell me I am wrong and to B….r Off I will happily disappear into the blue yonder. OWT
  3. 4 points
    sinbad10

    P&o gratuities

    If we all ignore him perhaps he will go away and not have a platform to spout is argumentative attitude.
  4. 4 points
    towny44

    P&o gratuities

    Do you show the same interest and concern for all employees of other companies that you buy goods or services from, or do you just have the knife out for P&O?
  5. 4 points
    *Dancing Queen*

    P&o gratuities

    Why should it involve us ( the paying passenger ) I agree with others what the crew earn is none of our business, we will now have a level playing field which I'm delighted about and as a result of that the crew 'should' be paid an acceptable wage by P&O rather than relying on gratuities, it isn't a case of people not caring now they've got what they want, the money to pay the increase in wages will come from somewhere be it an increase in fares or purchases on board but the main thing is hopefully the crew will now receive a decent wage, the amount has nothing to do with any of us it's between the employee and employer, in other walks of life 'personnel costs' come from profits so why should this be any different, we wouldn't walk into M&S and demand to know how much a cashier earns and yet in effect any purchase we make has contributed to their salary.
  6. 4 points
    2torts

    Flags

    It's the last night of the proms & I'm sitting here surrounded by the 17 flags that I've accumulated from the great British sail aways over the years. I knew they would come in useful for something.πŸŽΌπŸ›³πŸ˜€
  7. 4 points
    HLM

    "She fell of a Cruise Ship?"

    Your guess is as good as mine, but I know where my money lies. Hopefully she'll get the bill. HLM.
  8. 3 points
    DavidH

    weather- is it worth trying to anticipate

    But of course, Davybe. Over the years I have come to realise that " What's hers is hers and what's mine is hers as well". DavidH
  9. 3 points
    My OBC doesn't last long enough for me to worry about at what stage the loyalty bonus kicks in πŸ˜‰
  10. 3 points
    jinky

    Fake reviews ?

    I write honest ones too. Not enough write to praise I feel focusing on complaints rather than on good service. I was rewarded once , without asking, when we had an excellent afternoon tea that my daughter had given us as a gift in Guildford House of Fraser shot. It`s a way over the top pink and blue girlie experience in there with excellent fayre. I did a tongue in cheek review with photos which I sent direct to them for a competition they were running on the experience that praised staff and food whilst stating it all brought me in touch with my feminine side. They replied that it had made them laugh and if I was kind enough to post it on Trip Advisor, which i`d intended to do next anyway, that they would reward me with another afternoon tea for my trouble. I promptly did so. I could not believe the previous 3/4 reviews on their which were so at variance with our own experience as to be deeply suspicious which is no doubt why they asked. It was funny to see one reviewer was there the same day as us and seemingly had such a different experience.
  11. 3 points
    cruise chef

    Is it me?

    My old Maths teacher said calculators giver you brain rot!!! Possibly a good example!
  12. 3 points
    Oldworldtraveller

    Is it me?

    When I was at school we didn't have electronic calculators, they hadn't been invented, we had to add up figures in our head and learn our tables by rote. When we wrote in our books the spelling was correct because we had learned how to spell. In todays world people do not have to learn how to do either. just put the amount into a machine and it will give the answer. Write on your smart phone, tablet or computer and it will auto spell check. That is the main reason people cannot add up and cannot spell. Yes, dyslexia does affect people, but very few in the overall scheme of things, about 1 in 10 and that covers all forms including people with special needs.
  13. 3 points
    HthrEdmndsn

    Packing why is it so stressful

    Wouldn't want to put everybody off their dinner.
  14. 3 points
    2torts

    Packing why is it so stressful

    If you're feeling a bit daring you could always go commando.πŸ˜€πŸ™ˆ
  15. 3 points
    sinbad10

    P&o gratuities

    This thread is now getting boring and very repetitive whatever the reasons are in the past P&O have made a company decision and whether they increase prices of fares/drinks to cover costs or if staff get a decent wage is between them and nobody else. If we dont like it or feel cruise prices have increased then everybody has the choice to go elsewhere. My concern has always been that my auto grats was given for the staff and nobody else and worried that P&O were siphoning off a percentage for their own needs. Now I know that auto gratuities are included in fare and if I like the price I will book and if not I will look elsewhere. Staff wages is the concern of the company and their staff and if they dont like it like anyone else they can look elsewhere for better paid jobs.
  16. 3 points
    mitch

    P&o gratuities

    so much for the change in policy putting an end to pointless arguments lol.
  17. 3 points
    cruise addict

    P&o gratuities

    I am only too pleased that the tips will be included in the price.. seems the fairest way to me. What is the problem with it??
  18. 3 points
    smtcan

    Using your Mobile.

    I never make or receive phone calls on a cruise, but I am another who keeps the phone at hand all the time. If I am not taking photos, I may be editing pics already taken, reading a book, or even doing Sudoku or word puzzles. On shore I find free wifi to message the family and read emails while I have a cup of coffee. I download self guided walking tours and maps of ports before leaving home and find them very useful.
  19. 3 points
    HthrEdmndsn

    Using your Mobile.

    Same as me. I remember sitting next to a lady, who was the same age as me. She looked at me "playing" with my phone. Then pulled out of her huge beach bag a book, a puzzle book, calculator, diary, journal, travel guide, map, newspaper, etc, etc. She smirked and said "I'm glad I don't need to fetch one of those with me". I showed her that I had all the thing she had (up to date, not several years old) on my phone. Refusing to move with the times, and to use what is available to us, is the fastest route to old age I know.
  20. 3 points
    sinbad10

    Extension leads

    As a firefighter for 34yrs I would never dream of putting anything on charge and leaving it while not in the cabin or overnight whilst asleep seen the horrors that can happen and practice the same principle at home.
  21. 3 points
    No one is whinging sinbad10, just a general discussion of how they are going to recuperate the money. Certainly it will ensure that everyone pays which is a good thing. Yes Thomson include them along with Azamara, Seabourn, Seadream, Crystal, Noble Caledonian, Hebridean, Voyages to Antiquity and many river cruise lines. Problem is that if all cruise lines do this there will only be smoking and dress code left to argue about!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
  22. 3 points
    Bet there are a few Dentures being ground together by the P&O tightwads.....Davtbe
  23. 3 points
    Oldworldtraveller

    "She fell of a Cruise Ship?"

    If she did jump then send her a bill for the money it cost the cruise line and rescue services.
  24. 3 points
    I was just sympathising with those who pay huge supplements to go on holiday alone.
  25. 3 points
    Well we've all harped on enough on the forum about Tipping. Finally a cruise line has taken the bull by the horns and stopped them. Yes they've probably incorporated into the fare but good on them, safe to say though it still doesn't stop anyone giving staff a little extra if they exceed your expectations For once well done P&O. (I wonder if others will now follow suit)
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