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    Ahoy got a reaction from Furby 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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    Ahoy got a reaction from Furby 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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    Ahoy got a reaction from WAVES in Britannia Dining   
    Sindhu, 100% book this best restaurant on board in my opinion. The glass house is also lovely and they do good tasting menus and tapas style dishes. We always go in the beach house on every cruise, well worth it and the food is brill, on Britannia you can sit outside at the beach house, weather permitting. We haven't used the limelight club or epicurean but from what ive heard they are also really good!
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    Ahoy got a reaction from Oldworldtraveller in Aurora to become adult only.   
    Yes, Adonia.
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    Ahoy got a reaction from Jenjen in alwood   
    Out of all the cruises i've been on, P&O and other lines, P&O seem to be full of the moaners! Must have nothing better to do then be grumpy all the time haha!
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    Ahoy got a reaction from Jenjen in alwood   
    Out of all the cruises i've been on, P&O and other lines, P&O seem to be full of the moaners! Must have nothing better to do then be grumpy all the time haha!
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    Ahoy got a reaction from 2torts in alwood   
    Really don't understand it when that many people moan about P&O but keep booking more cruises with them? Can't be that bad then can they. If they are that bad why not pick another cruise line?
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    Ahoy got a reaction from 2torts in alwood   
    Really don't understand it when that many people moan about P&O but keep booking more cruises with them? Can't be that bad then can they. If they are that bad why not pick another cruise line?
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    Ahoy got a reaction from 2torts in alwood   
    Really don't understand it when that many people moan about P&O but keep booking more cruises with them? Can't be that bad then can they. If they are that bad why not pick another cruise line?
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    Ahoy got a reaction from WAVES in Britannia Dining   
    Sindhu, 100% book this best restaurant on board in my opinion. The glass house is also lovely and they do good tasting menus and tapas style dishes. We always go in the beach house on every cruise, well worth it and the food is brill, on Britannia you can sit outside at the beach house, weather permitting. We haven't used the limelight club or epicurean but from what ive heard they are also really good!
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    Ahoy reacted to *Dancing Queen* in Oriana X801 6 January 50 nights cancelled?   
    I think there is a little confusion here .. the travel agent receives a % payment so to speak from the cruise line, I believe in the form of they buy the cruise at a much reduced rate to what the customer can, they then add their mark up to it to sell to us and from those profits they pay their cruise consultants a set amount for each booking they take which isn't much, this is of course is only hearsay told to me by someone who works in the industry so I'm happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.
    Basically what the travel agent earns from this fiasco will be no different plus they will earn additional commission on whatever they resell be it with P&O or some other cruise company it's the consultants I feel sorry for who will be taking all the flak on the end of a phone and for what .. peanuts !!
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    Ahoy got a reaction from frankcooke in Oriana X801 6 January 50 nights cancelled?   
    Exactly, a friend of mine used to work as a travel agent and has told me all about it and some of the things she told me would completely put me off working in that industry if that was what i was looking to do! I think people assume the agents earn a large amount on their bookings but actually it works out to be very little to what they imagine.
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    Ahoy got a reaction from frankcooke in Oriana X801 6 January 50 nights cancelled?   
    Exactly, a friend of mine used to work as a travel agent and has told me all about it and some of the things she told me would completely put me off working in that industry if that was what i was looking to do! I think people assume the agents earn a large amount on their bookings but actually it works out to be very little to what they imagine.
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    Ahoy got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in P&O ships decorated for Christmas   
    Im on Britannia from 9th dec hope the ship is decorated!
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    Ahoy got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in P&O ships decorated for Christmas   
    Im on Britannia from 9th dec hope the ship is decorated!
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    Ahoy got a reaction from B&M in To go or not to go to the Caribbean?   
    I'm going on 9th Dec, because were only going for the week this hasn't affected us but even if it had we would still be going, love all of the islands!
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    Ahoy got a reaction from Furby in Symphony of the Seas   
    Waiting and hoping that Royal Caribbean will announce some mini cruises on Symphony for next year before she sails in the Med! Anyone else waiting for this? And does anyone know something I dont ?
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    Ahoy got a reaction from Furby in Hurricane Update on ports!   
    Im going in December and definitely won't be cancelling, cant wait! An itinerary change or extra day at sea doesn't bother me at least I am lucky enough to be on holiday in the first place!
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    Ahoy reacted to Furby in The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma   
    I can’t even comprehend living through anything like this, to have something as basic as your home ripped away with everything inside, my heart goes out to everyone affected.

    I was on carnivals Facebook yesterday and the amount of selfish people moaning about changes to their holidays, spare a thought for people who have their whole lives affected, not just a day out of their holiday. 
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    Ahoy got a reaction from theweedons in Premium economy with Thomson   
    Flying in premium economy with Thomson for a caribbean cruise in December, never flown premium before and I have been told it should be the dreamliner unless the airline has to change it last minute, has anyone got any reviews of flying premium economy with Thomson?
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    Ahoy reacted to cozzyleicester in Brilliant mini cruise to Guernsey   
    Having sailed on our first cruise on Britannia last year in the Caribbean, thought we’d try a mini cruise as a weekend break and an opportunity to see what the experience of departing on a cruise from Southampton is like. So, our choice of vessel was basically made for us but I was looking forward to trying another ship in the P&O fleet…
    The boarding process was a breeze, I think it took us 40 minutes from self-parking the car at the Mayflower terminal to getting in our cabin. We even got fast tracked to check in, which was a nice touch. Not sure why though as we’re not on any loyalty tier yet having only been on the one P&O cruise previously.
    Luggage arrived only about 15 mins after we got to the cabin, which allowed us to unpack and get right up to the Aquarius bar to find a spot and have a few drinks in the lovely (but unexpected!) Southampton sunshine. It was very busy in that bar but never difficult to flag down one of the waiting staff and the wait for drinks was not long at all.
    Given the duration of the cruise there were lots of hen / 50th / 40th birthday parties and a fair number of stag parties on board; as a result the age group was broad, not dissimilar to our cruise in the Carribbean, with fewer elderly passengers and more of our age, 40s & 50s. Now it’s fair to say that there was a party atmosphere in the Aquarius bar / sun deck and it wasn’t peaceful and quiet – I’m sure it would have been a bit loud for some but we loved the party vibe. It never got out of hand, though.
    Now I know it’s not to everyone’s taste, but we also enjoyed the Great British Sailaway on the Saturday up there (although having a few beers definitely helps!)
    We were Freedom dining and apart from not reading on the card that you should go to the desk on Deck 3, and as a result queuing on Deck 2 for no reason, we didn’t have to wait at all on the first night when we shared. On the second night, we asked for a table for two and only waited about 20 mins with a pager whilst having a drink. Food was great, the same standard as we remembered from Britannia, including the cooked breakfast in the MDR.
    I’ve read that Arcadia is looking tired in the public areas; well, we didn’t see any evidence of that, even though our previous experience was a ship only 18 months old. The only bars other than the one on the sun deck that we tried were the Intermezzo and the Crow’s Nest which we always enjoy. We didn’t get the chance to see any entertainment on this occasion given the brevity of the cruise, plus the main act on Friday, Killer Queen, we’d seen before only last year.
    Our cabin steward was good and all the other staff we interacted with were just fine.
     
    We loved the port call at St Peter Port, despite the fact that a tender was needed; there’s no doubt that a port visit where the ship is alongside is by far the best option, but the crew handled the tendering process efficiently and we waited no longer than 15 mins for our number to be called. We waited on the quayside for about 20-30 mins to get the tender back, which was fine and there was water on hand in case it got too warm for anyone.
    We didn’t pay for any excursions and did our own thing. St Peter Port is a lovely small town, narrow streets with shops both well-known UK brands and more boutique style. We found a great craft beer bar the Golden Lion, and then wandered over to Castle Cornet where the views were excellent over the town and the bay towards where the ship was docked. To have done it justice though we should have devoted more than the hour we had available, given it costs £10.50 each to get in.
    Disembarkation was even easier than embarkation, as soon as we had breakfast we went straight out (they were early calling from the Meridian), and we were in the car by 9:15am.
    Overall this was a really fun trip and a great way to spend a weekend away, and sample what Arcadia has to offer. I wouldn’t choose to sail on here for a longer cruise if I’m honest but that’s just down to the fewer select dining choices versus Britannia. The promenade deck is plus, but unlike some other diehard cruisers I’m not about to use this as a primary selection criteria!
    Cabin
    Although some of the bathroom fixtures and fittings are a little tired, and the shower hose rusty, it was clean and had loads of storage space. Elsewhere the cabin itself is comfy and had a nice sofa.  Whilst there’s loads of cupboard space, the wardrobe was a lot smaller than on Britannia and I wouldn’t want to store 2 weeks’ worth of clothes in it! Not sure if it’s a new thing on P&O but the fridge contained a fully stocked mini bar, which we didn’t have last year. Balcony was way bigger than Britannia but that’s the newer ships for you. It was however in need of a clean outside and the aluminium door frame was a bit tarnished, but it was fine and to be expected of a ship of its age and mileage. The sliding door on Britannia was better than the outward opening door on Arcadia, as well.
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    Ahoy reacted to Debs2010 in Premium economy with Thomson   
    We have flown Premium Economy with Thompson several times and have been satisfied on each occasion.  The last time was in March.  The food was excellent and also the service.  The seats are comfortable and plenty of leg room. If you are reserving seats and want a windows please be aware that seat 7 A does not have a windows. 
     
      
     
     
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    Ahoy got a reaction from Davybe in Registering a Card at Check In   
    As far as I am aware you have to register a card at check in even if you wish to pay your account in cash, not just with P&O with other cruise lines too, however this may have changed.
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    Ahoy got a reaction from HALaP&O in Are you Brand Loyal ?   
    Would try any line/ship just for the experience! My favourite ships are definitely Royal Caribbean but if I wanted to go to the Caribbean I would pick P&O every time! Depends what you want from you holiday I think.
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    Ahoy reacted to buddy in Duplicate payments   
    What an utter fiasco! money has been taken out of bank accounts and clients have to wait up to 7 days for refunds!
    i understand the upset and worry this has caused however after what happened yesterday in Manchester it certainly puts things into perspective!!!!
     
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