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  1. pennbank

    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    Don't think anyone is whinging sinbad10, just having a discussion about how P&O will recoup when they have denied prices increases for the change.
  2. pennbank

    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    Completely agree with you OWT Prices will rise although I did read in one report that A spokeswoman said, '' the set price of its cruises would not increase as a result of the change'', but added: "As with all holidays, prices can be affected by market demand.", However due to the fluid pricing we will never know. Possibly less Saver and Early saver fares offered together with perhaps a reduction of obc being offered. But in my opnion the whole concept of including in the price is about time and fair to all.
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    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    the link is here https://www.pocruises.com/service/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=poem18augexplore&utm_campaign=explore_newsletter&utm_term=po-18123962&utm_content=top5service
  4. Fred Olsen state on their information sent for around Britain Cruises Quote "Important Photo ID Requirement for Around UK Cruises To ensure the safety and comfort of all guests we must insist on being able to verify each guest's identity at time of check in, you must therefore bring with you one of the following recognised forms of PHOTOGRAPHIC ID. Boarding will otherwise be denied and no refund can be offered. Passport (Can have expired within the last 2 years/EU National Identity Card/Driving Licence/Council issue travel card/Firearms licence, Citizen Card or Validate UK Card Should you not hold any of the above we will accept a Validate UK Card which you can apply for online at www validateuk.co.uk "
  5. pennbank

    Seat plan for Dreamliner ?

    Use Seat Guru https://www.seatguru.com/ Boeing 787-9 (789) https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Thomson_Airways/Thomson_Airways_Boeing_787-9.php Boeing 787-8 (788) https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Thomson_Airways/Thomson_Airways_Boeing_787-8.php
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    The reason the Gratuities thread goes round and round and round, is because everyone usually adds on to a post what they do, or would like others to do. Which causes posts to agree to disagree which ends up with posters agreeing to disagree !
  7. Actually did get this when booking on board with Cunard for another trip.
  8. pennbank

    Excursion - New York walking High Line

    Berthing in Red Hook should not be a problem now that NYC Ferry operates, Take The South Brooklyn route right next to Red Hook Cruise Terminal, cost same as the Subway $2.75 single Take The ferry to Pier 11 at Wall Street. see https://www.ferry.nyc/
  9. pennbank

    Cunard Drinks Increase in cost via The back Door ?

    I noticed this originally after QV Refit, It has been mentioned on other forums and on Cunard's fb page by others.
  10. This has not been mentioned on these forums but it would appear that Cunard have Increased their drink prices. Shorts used to be served in 1.5oz measure and included a mixer from the Soda Gun. Now Drinks are served in 1oz or 2oz measure and a mixer from the soda Gun is an extra $1.75 plus 15% service. It does not appear that the website has been updated with the price increase of around 50% on some items (They have reduced the measure to 1oz if you compare to the old 1.5oz and add the mixer charge) Old Price on 1.5oz measure of Gordon's Gin $7.25 plus 15% service and free mixer from the soda gun New Price 1oz measure of Gordon's Gin $5.75 plus mixer charge from the soda gun $1.75 equates to $7.50 plus 15% service . New Chart Room Drinks menuhttp://www.cunard.co.uk/Global/Image...Night_Menu.pdf Old menu prices https://www.cunard.com/Documents/Menus/NEW-Menu-Drinks-Menu-Main-Bar.pdf
  11. A pic of the New Kettles in Staterooms and a link to the Cunard Video
  12. pennbank

    Best Card for use Abroad

    Pre paid cards can be frozen when used on certain transactions, as they can take preauthorisation as I said earlier, see http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/holidays/article-2710241/Find-holiday-cash-card-frozen-especially-decide-rent-car-whilst-youre-abroad.html
  13. pennbank

    Best Card for use Abroad

    The thing with preloaded cards are that they can not be used for checking in to Hotels or Ships and other preauthorisation transactions as all your funds could be frozen for several days or weeks.
  14. pennbank

    Best Card for use Abroad

    Barclaycard Platinum Credit Card, are doing a Travel Credit Card with no fees until August 2022 No non-sterling transaction fees on your foreign spend and ATM withdrawals https://www.barclaycard.co.uk/personal/credit-cards/platinum-travel-credit-card The Travelex Supercard which came out last year and was linked to your own Credit Card, which occurred no charges when used abroad is being closed on 24th July 2017,, due apparently to the cost involved in running it. https://www.travelex.co.uk/services/supercard see Martin Lewis what he recommends here http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/travel-credit-cards
  15. pennbank

    P&o Gratuities

    May be a typo Cunard add 15% Service charge to drinks, which the servers do get. However I doubt ALL the Daily Gratuity charge or 'service charge ' what P&O are now calling it., is not all received fairly by the Dining staff or stateroom staff as gratuities, I have a sneaking suspicion that yes they do get the money, but some of it paid as wages not as the passenger thinks as extra.! Otherwise Cunard would not be so underhand about it. However I am happy to pay the gratuities and it lets me carry on with my holiday without having to worry about the tips. Always though looking after the room attendant with a little extra. I am sure that the staff would not be onboard doing the work they do, unless they enjoyed it for the renumeration . In my opinion It is down to the management and employee to sort out, not the passenger and the companies employee. Its personal opinion.