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    Furby reacted to sinbad10 in Following the Dress Code.   
    Sorry HLM but you are such patronising person who thinks he knows it all and is never wrong.
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    Furby reacted to iknowlescourier in Not ANOTHER one - lets talk new ships   
    We too loved Anthem of the Seas and are looking forward to our holiday on Symphony next month. I am quite tempted with the maiden voyage of MSC Bellissima sailing from Southampton next year. We are having our first cruise with MSC later on this year and will decide after that. Celebrity Edge also looks impressive. So many choices :-))
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    Furby reacted to Jenjen in Not ANOTHER one - lets talk new ships   
    I am looking forward to the new Cunard ship, I hope she will have some nice new ports of call.
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    Furby reacted to Oldworldtraveller in Not ANOTHER one - lets talk new ships   
    I am on the new Norwegian Bliss on the 19th. Bremerhaven - Southampton
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    Furby reacted to Pesky Pirate in Service Reward Programme removal letter   
    😴 yawn.....
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    Furby reacted to Pesky Pirate in Service Reward Programme removal letter   
    I don’t think it’s a case that we don’t care. Of course tips should be paid unless the stewards and waiters etc are diabolical, in which case they should be reported. It’s more of the case that whenever a tipping thread starts it goes round and round in circles covering the same ground as before and it does get a little tedious.
    sorry....
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    Furby reacted to afcandrew in Not ANOTHER one - lets talk new ships   
    As someone who prefers small and mid-size ships, the ones on my list are currently Saga's new Spirit of Adventure and either/both Crystal ships - Symphony and Harmony.  Saga are perhaps more realistic price-wise for me!
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    Furby reacted to Tally in Not ANOTHER one - lets talk new ships   
    I would love to try Regent and the minute they do roundtrips from the UK I will.
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    Furby reacted to Pesky Pirate in Service Reward Programme removal letter   
    It’s like a wheel that goes round and round and never stops.
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    Furby reacted to RiverSong in Not ANOTHER one - lets talk new ships   
    For me the ship & destination should marry together, for instance I would love to try a Hurtigruten because I want to experience the Northern Lights.  The new Edge also has my interest.  In all honesty it’s the spec of the New Virgin Cruises that I’m watching this space for.  


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    Furby reacted to loz6 in Not ANOTHER one - lets talk new ships   
    I would love to try Symphony, I went on Harmony when she was in Southampton and had a fab time so would love to give Symphony a try!
    I would like to see them all to be honest.....just need to get saving some pennies!!!
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    Furby got a reaction from Tally in Following the Dress Code.   
    before i sailed on them i would of agreed with your assumptions that cunard is for the older generation, however having gone on both p&o and cunard i have to agree with other people who have posted on this topic, the age range is very similar.
    you are of course entitled to your opinion, but, as you said, you have never sailed on cunard, and are argueing with poeple who have, and personaly i would value experience from someone who has travelled with the cruise line, rather than aassumptions from other opinions
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    Furby got a reaction from Tally in Following the Dress Code.   
    before i sailed on them i would of agreed with your assumptions that cunard is for the older generation, however having gone on both p&o and cunard i have to agree with other people who have posted on this topic, the age range is very similar.
    you are of course entitled to your opinion, but, as you said, you have never sailed on cunard, and are argueing with poeple who have, and personaly i would value experience from someone who has travelled with the cruise line, rather than aassumptions from other opinions
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    Furby got a reaction from Tally in Following the Dress Code.   
    before i sailed on them i would of agreed with your assumptions that cunard is for the older generation, however having gone on both p&o and cunard i have to agree with other people who have posted on this topic, the age range is very similar.
    you are of course entitled to your opinion, but, as you said, you have never sailed on cunard, and are argueing with poeple who have, and personaly i would value experience from someone who has travelled with the cruise line, rather than aassumptions from other opinions
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    Furby reacted to *Dancing Queen* in Following the Dress Code.   
    I have no wish to prove me right or you wrong I am merely stating a fact based on my own experience and based on spending hundreds of days on both P&O and Cunard ships, as both Azura and Britannia are marketed as ‘family friendly’ ships then one would expect the age range to be much lower in school holidays however this accounts for what ... 10 weeks of the year, overall I stand by what I’ve said the Queens are not full of ‘old folk’ nor are they as formal as some like to think, what they do have ( at the moment ) are standards which I and many others have seen the decline of in recent years on P&O.    Feel free to contact Carnival House though as I'm sure they will be delighted ( not ) to check every cruise on every ship to give you a breakdown of statistics.
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    Furby reacted to Oldworldtraveller in Following the Dress Code.   
    I would estimate the average age of the cruise I have just returned from on Azura to be about 65 - 70. Yes there were some younger but also quite a few older. From the cruises I have done on Cunard I would estimate a similar age range but to be fair on Cunard I did not see as many people using wheel chairs, sticks and zimmers. As always just my opinion
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    Furby reacted to Jenjen in Following the Dress Code.   
    It’s not about age, it’s anout standards, my Grandsons wear the formal dinner jacket, cuff links, etc our granddaughter loves the long dress nights so maybe the new generation will demand the formal nights they have got used to.
    Its not age, but standards, the children would not go school in a different colour jumper than the uniform policy, unless a dress down day.
    I would not go to the supermarket in my pjs nor go to theartre in leggings and flip flops.
    Just my opinion, others can do what they like, just don’t say a I’m old, b wrong
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    Furby reacted to Davybe in Following the Dress Code.   
    To be honest the. way I read it they have just changed the wording ,the dress code is the same .I have not been able to find any official statement from Cunard.
    As Furby's post says that is the dress code at the moment....Davybe
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    Furby got a reaction from Davybe in Following the Dress Code.   
    'from another source' so is that someones opinion or official statement from cunard? also its unlikely you will get someone in jeans sat next to someone in formal wear as even if people interpret smart attire differently, formal is still a seperat 'gala night'
     
    personally i go from cunards official site which states -
    https://ask.cunard.com/help/cunard/life-on-board/dress_code?_ga=2.145445366.355351227.1522322387-1573950207.1472120290
    Evenings
    Evenings will be split into 2 different dress codes. You will be notified of the evening's dress code in your Daily Programme. As a guide, these will be:
     
    Formal: (gala)
    Evening wear consists of an evening or cocktail dress or smart trouser suit for ladies.  A tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit with appropriate neck wear for men or you may wear formal national dress and military uniform.
    Informal (Jacket Required): (smart attire)
    Evenings would consist of a required jacket and optional tie for gentlemen, whilst ladies should wear cocktail dresses, stylish separates or equivalent. No jeans or shorts.
    Informal (Jacket Optional): 
    The Informal (Jacket Optional) dress code amendment applies to Queen Victoria's summer fly Mediterranean season on embarkation days only, in Athens, Barcelona, Rome and Venice. Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth will continue to have the standard Formal and Informal (Jacket Required) dress codes. The ship's newspaper will confirm the dress code of the day.  
    Guests who have Athens, Barcelona, Rome and Venice as a port during their voyage and are already settled in on board are encouraged to wear a jacket. 
    Please note that after 6:00pm, shorts and blue or worn denim (for men and women); sandals and sleeveless tops (for men) are not considered appropriate within the ship.
    On formal nights, any guests wishing to dress more casually are welcome to dine in the Kings Court or Lido restaurants and relax in the Carinthia Lounge, Winter Garden, Garden Lounge, Yacht Club, G32 or on the open decks. Please do not use other areas within the ship, including The Verandah restaurant, out of respect for our fellow guests. 
     
    clearly states no jeans
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    Furby reacted to Oldworldtraveller in Would you sail on Her.   
    A huge yes. 
    Royal Caribbean are known as the world leaders when it comes to cruise ship innovation. On the new big ships their shows are not by in house theatre companies  but in many cases with the original Broadway/West End casts. This was the case of 'We Will Rock You' on Anthem of the Seas and 'Live Love Legs' on Ovation of the Seas. On these ships if you choose 'Classic Dining' 1st or 2nd sitting you rotate through 4 different restaurants with different themes and menus but still retaining the same table and waiter in each. If you don't like these you can try one of the 14 other venues, some of which are free of charge. As for the buffets, the choice is vast with islands displaying foods of different nationalities. 
    There is no more queuing getting on or off these ships than there is on small ships simply because they have more gangways.
    In fairness, if you have never tried them you aren't really aware of what they are like or have to offer. Give them a try, you might actually like them. 
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    Furby reacted to iknowlescourier in Would you sail on Her.   
    Yes, booked for May. I am sorry that me and my family are the sort of people you would aim to avoid, CT Retired Again. Oops, I mean my family and I.
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    Furby reacted to Ahoy in Would you sail on Her.   
    Been on Harmony and Allure of the Seas which are both the same as Symphony and they are all great! Never queued for anything which was surprising to say how big the ships are. And the ship doesnt take 8000 passengers, that would mean that almost every cabin on the ship would have to take at least 3 or 4 people which they dont.
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    Furby reacted to Joybug in Is It A Bribe or a Tip?   
    Who cares, bribe or tip, just get on with enjoying your trip. Stop being such a misery your on board ship a long time surely you are not that desperate for a drink. Be happy
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    Furby reacted to The Drunken Sailor in Is It A Bribe or a Tip?   
    Does it really matter? You're on holiday to relax, not to get stressed.
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    Furby reacted to cruise addict in Booked for Christmas and New Year 19/20   
    Just had a call from Nina to say we have got our first choice of cabin for a back to back cruise on the Arcadia for Christmas and New Year 19/20.
    thank you Bolsover for coming up trumps yet again.
     
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