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    mitch got a reaction from seawitch in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    yes basically the £7 daily discretionary service charge is no more from may 2019.
    i would imagine prices will reflect this but i dont have a problem with that so long as its reasonable.
    ive long said its what they should do its the fairest solution to the problem of the nontippers.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in "She fell of a Cruise Ship?"   
    how???? its not that easy in my opinion to just fall off a cruise ship ive never seen anywhere on any ship ive been on that there arent 3-4 foot railing to negotiate even on balconies.
    so she must have been doing something stupid or it was deliberate. as ever with these things i bet theres more to it.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Ripped off in Venice.   
    the problem with the usa and tipping is that they dont have a minimum wage so pay waiters/waitresses next to nothing they rely on tips to live.
    i used to go to las vegas regularly and got to know a couple of waitresses quite well over the years and they had to do 2 jobs just  to make ends meet.
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    mitch got a reaction from seawitch in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    yes basically the £7 daily discretionary service charge is no more from may 2019.
    i would imagine prices will reflect this but i dont have a problem with that so long as its reasonable.
    ive long said its what they should do its the fairest solution to the problem of the nontippers.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Do Any Cruises Offer A Las Vegas Stay?   
    i think ncl do a package with their hawaii cruises from la or san diego i think it was
     
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in Was BoJo Right   
    yet again its the pc brigade putting their spin on something that someone intends in a totally different way thats obvious to anyone with a brain cell.
    boris being boris trying to look clever and gain support for his ambitions.
    as for banning them, i am always wary of banning anything that isnt dangerous or will incite violence. likewise i will defend anyones right to say pretty much what they want, again so long as they are not inciting violence or telling outright malicious lies. i do think some people are far too sensitive.
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in Was BoJo Right   
    yet again its the pc brigade putting their spin on something that someone intends in a totally different way thats obvious to anyone with a brain cell.
    boris being boris trying to look clever and gain support for his ambitions.
    as for banning them, i am always wary of banning anything that isnt dangerous or will incite violence. likewise i will defend anyones right to say pretty much what they want, again so long as they are not inciting violence or telling outright malicious lies. i do think some people are far too sensitive.
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in Was BoJo Right   
    yet again its the pc brigade putting their spin on something that someone intends in a totally different way thats obvious to anyone with a brain cell.
    boris being boris trying to look clever and gain support for his ambitions.
    as for banning them, i am always wary of banning anything that isnt dangerous or will incite violence. likewise i will defend anyones right to say pretty much what they want, again so long as they are not inciting violence or telling outright malicious lies. i do think some people are far too sensitive.
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    mitch got a reaction from cruise addict in The Edge Sea trials   
    no looks as though some one blew up a lego box
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    mitch got a reaction from Jenjen in P&O Summer 2020 and IONA!   
    5000 passengers is at least 2000 too many for me lol.
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in forum playing silly beggars???????   
    seems strange that most replies at the moment are to posts years old. is someting going pear shaped with the forum?
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    mitch got a reaction from cruise addict in Hygiene   
    it does make me chuckle all this fuss, several studies have shown that our antiseptic city lives have caused increases in asthma and other respiritory complaints over and above the problems of air quality and the over prescribing of antibiotics are causing all sorts of problems. studies showed that individuals in rural areas particularly farming communities were far healthier and much more resistant to illness than their city dwelling counterparts as they were exposed to far more bacteria etc and build up a natural resistance.  the vacinne for smallpox was developed from antibodies from a milkmaid who got cowpox from working with animals and her natural immunity resulted in many a life saved.
    i am all for sensible cleanliness but people do take it to extremes mainly driven by the constant adverts promoting the germ killing abilities of inumerable products. soap and water will sufice in most cases. antibacterial this and that are not needed hot soapy water is more than adequate.
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    mitch got a reaction from Jenjen in Virgin Voyages Choose Scarlet Lady As The Name For Their New Ship   
    not suprising i suppose with his track record lol
    but so far doesnt seem to be my cup of tea.
    even the new p&o doesnt appeal due to its no choice open dining.
    the way its going i wont be cruising much longer lol.
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    mitch reacted to Pesky Pirate in Hygiene   
    Perhaps we should go back to being dirty boys and girls again lol ....
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    mitch got a reaction from sinbad10 in Hygiene   
    lol, how on earth do you find time to enjoy the holiday.
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    mitch got a reaction from sinbad10 in Hygiene   
    lol, how on earth do you find time to enjoy the holiday.
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    mitch got a reaction from sinbad10 in Hygiene   
    lol, how on earth do you find time to enjoy the holiday.
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    mitch reacted to Davybe in Hygiene   
    I think that the Saying "Eat my Short's' is not meant to be taken literally , just my opinion.....Davybe
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    mitch reacted to sinbad10 in Hygiene   
    Seeing that you were on a P&O cruise I bet there was not much meat but plenty of the 2 veg 
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in Hygiene   
    oh stop it pesky your just winding it up now lol. i have to say this thread has been hilarious. if any of it were true cruise ships would be killing half their clients every cruise.
    i was in the army and at times we would be on excersice for weeks on end living in a hole in the ground basically in the same clothes occasionally changing socks with little or no washing facilities and out of thousands taking part i never heard of anyone falling ill. so the odd item of clothing forgotten in a drawer or under a bed aint going to cause a plague.
    but keep going its cheered me up no end this week.
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in Hygiene   
    oh stop it pesky your just winding it up now lol. i have to say this thread has been hilarious. if any of it were true cruise ships would be killing half their clients every cruise.
    i was in the army and at times we would be on excersice for weeks on end living in a hole in the ground basically in the same clothes occasionally changing socks with little or no washing facilities and out of thousands taking part i never heard of anyone falling ill. so the odd item of clothing forgotten in a drawer or under a bed aint going to cause a plague.
    but keep going its cheered me up no end this week.
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    mitch reacted to towny44 in Hygiene   
    I have never read such a load of old rubbish since the last thread on this topic.  I am not aware that any normal viruses can be passed on through perspiration, and if I was the type of person that worried about lurking germs in any hotel/cruise ship drawers, then I think I would probably stay at home and avoid all social contact.
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    mitch reacted to HthrEdmndsn in Hygiene   
    We are talking about USED nightwear. That had been in close contact with a person's naked nether regions for a prolonged time. Same as underwear. You you eat something that has been in contact?
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    mitch reacted to HLM in Hygiene   
    I really can't see what's disgusting about it, if you find something like using a bedside draw for nightwear disgusting I wonder how you manage to go on any holiday. 
    Where do you draw the line? Do you not use the cutlery or the sun beds because others have possibly picked them up and put them down again, or layed on a bed in their costumes etc.
    Me thinks we need to be realistic.
    HLM.
     
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    mitch got a reaction from cruise addict in Hygiene   
    it does make me chuckle all this fuss, several studies have shown that our antiseptic city lives have caused increases in asthma and other respiritory complaints over and above the problems of air quality and the over prescribing of antibiotics are causing all sorts of problems. studies showed that individuals in rural areas particularly farming communities were far healthier and much more resistant to illness than their city dwelling counterparts as they were exposed to far more bacteria etc and build up a natural resistance.  the vacinne for smallpox was developed from antibodies from a milkmaid who got cowpox from working with animals and her natural immunity resulted in many a life saved.
    i am all for sensible cleanliness but people do take it to extremes mainly driven by the constant adverts promoting the germ killing abilities of inumerable products. soap and water will sufice in most cases. antibacterial this and that are not needed hot soapy water is more than adequate.
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