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HthrEdmndsn last won the day on October 12 2018

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    I'm also on this cruise, and, like you have never been there before. My advice is to get your skates on. I booked mine 3 weeks ago, and was wait listed for one tour in New York. Luckily it came through a few days later. Shuttles are not provided in all ports.
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    What's with the silly pop up???

    No, because I always have a pop up blocker
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    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    How do you find out if others paid less than you unless you ask? If you don't think you'll like the answer, don't ask! Ah yes. The good old days. When only people who knew what they were doing two years in advance could go on cruises.
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    Renewing a Passport.

    After the initial problem with my missing head (see above) I too was surprised with turnaround time. Email notifications of progress was reassuring. Day after application was submitted I got notice that it was approved. Then again when it had been despatched. Less than a week from beginning to end. You are not allowed to "get it wrong" by submitting online. If any questions are missed etc the problem area is highlighted, and the submit button is greyed out. The form is checked automatically as you enter the info and any discrepancies highlighted. Once the form is submitted (unless you have not disclosed anything, or deliberately lied about anything) your passport will be renewed.
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    Renewing a Passport.

    I renewed online last year. Biggest problem was my photo kept failing to register because the software couldn't "find the outline of my head". Trouble was my grey hair wasn't standing out enough from the beige wall I was standing against. Took loads of photos from slightly different angles, different lighting conditions and using different devices, and submitting all of them, one by one, until one passed the initial software test. After that it was easy peasy.
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    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    That's exactly how it works. So put off any spends you can until after the autograts have used up any OBC.
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    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    Yes. And the base price is cheaper too.
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    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    As I said. Use OBC for auto grats as you don't get discount. Save spending until you have used OBC up. Then you get discount on your spends.
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    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    I know exactly how it has been calculated. Items bought after OBC has been used gets discount. Items bought before OBC is used doesn't get discount. I reiterate that discount is applied to each individual item, not the final total.
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    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    Auto grats don't get loyalty discount. Money spent using OBC doesn't get loyalty discount. So use OBC to pay auto grats. Then everything you spend is cost minus loyalty discount. Discount is applied per item, not off the final total. I can afford to cruise twice a year, paying single supplement, on an income of less than £15,000 pa. I do not need your help. Thanks for the offer.
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    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    No. You don't get discount on items bought using OBC. So wait until auto grats have come off your account, which will use it up. Then everything you purchase will attract your loyalty discount. Of course this only applies if you leave auto grats on, and not at all when they stop being charged.
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    How much did you pay???!!

    Just a query. If you hate this topic why have you contributed to it 10 months after the last comment, until it was resurrected on 1st October?
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    Iona Breakfast in MDR?

    Got off Ventura last week. Club dining restaurant was used for breakfast. And, at a more civilized time than the other one
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    Packing why is it so stressful

    Wouldn't want to put everybody off their dinner.
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    Packing why is it so stressful

    I agree with TrentAnn. In actual fact I find it much less stressful on my own. My husband was not the best timekeeper, and could not grasp the fact that if the aeroplane, or ship, specifies a time, they mean it! He would often "pop into the office for a couple of minutes" and emerge 3 hours later leaving me to pack and organise for all of us, including two boys! I would be pulling my hair out and he would shrug and say "it'll be reet (right)" so any holiday would start with a huge argument and two upset children. Anyway Black undies under a white dress sounds perfect for black & white night 😊