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RayO last won the day on February 28

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About RayO

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  • Birthday 09/15/1952

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    Farnborough, Hampshire
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    Football. Cricket. Sport in general.
    Music - not limited by my age (Old Songs, New Songs), but still discerning, no easy listening.
    Cooking, eating and drinking.
    Gardening - as long as something to eat is the result.

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  1. RayO

    Worth Watching (Maybe)

    There may have been a programme about its building, e.g. lots of marble and gold taps, but this series looks new. They all tend to meld into one eventually. no doubt there'll be the stock scenes about loading food, the odd engine problem, late passengers and, my favourite, the tricky nature of getting into a new port along with unusual requests from some onboard this being a six star cruise. I'll still watch it though. RayO
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    Am I missing something here? OP post was from 2018 and she was last seen July 17th, 2018 not 2019. Doesn't seem to have hung around too long. RayO
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    Trying it on??

    Which bit of "fixed double" is not understood. Of course you would have the cabin steward change the bed configuration if it were possible, but that isn't always the case. I have come across "fixed singles" when the cabin is slightly narrower than normal and there isn't enough room for two sets of bedside units and a "fixed double" where a different configuration of a narrower cabin had bedside units fitted to the walls, also Royal Caribbean have those rounded end doubles which are not movable to singles. It isn't always possible to get "the room steward to care of it". RayO
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    Jane back on Friday.

    A definite no from me. RayO
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    Freedom dining for singles

    The advantage of club dining for a single is that you will meet the same familiar faces each evening (mostly singles usually on a larger table) and develop a rapport throughout the cruise rather than have to start again each evening. It may be that that will be the most meaningful or in depth conversation that you've had with anyone all day. By removing club dining it takes that choice away unless there is some way that the maitre d' can fix a table for singles to meet up each evening, i.e. replicate club dining. It isn't really about the advantages or disadvantages of freedom dining in general. Joining a table of couples or larger groups invariably means that they will drift off after dinner to do their thing, leaving the single person alone. On a table of singles there is more likelihood of them grouping up to watch the show or do a quiz. The removal of that choice means that I will be far less likely to go on a cruise where freedom dining is the only option. RayO
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    Allowance Should Be Changed!

    I'm surprised the articles are still available after 4.5 years. The wonders of the internet. Sigh! RayO
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    Time to Wave Goodby

    Whether it's arrogance, stupidity or both I have not an ounce sympathy for these people. The explanation will probably show that they had a good reason for being late and that I'm an awful person for my statement. But hey ho, I'll have to live with that! RayO
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    What's with the silly pop up???

    I have popups blocked in Chrome and this site named specifically, but these still get through. So, I think it's a browser issue not OS, they may not appear as popups to the browser. I don't get the popup when using Internet Explorer. Don't know what the solution is. RayO
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    Drinks Package

    The P&O limit would not allow me to have any of the G&T Perfect Serves, which was my regular tipple when last on a P&O cruise. This would be the only time that a package would not allow me to drink what I want. RayO
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    New friends

    Shame no one's replied. It's pot luck who's onboard of course. He can ask for a notice to be put in the daily newspaper suggesting an unhosted meeting for 18+ teens at a certain time and place, just to get them started. I noticed this was done on RCI recently, presume P&O will do the same. RayO
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    Drinks Package

    I usually take the drinks package when available. RCI was $68(?) pppd last Autumn. What I can't understand is that if you choose a drink over the price limit, e.g. from the P&O G&T menu, you only get a miserly 20% off (50% with FO). I would expect to only pay the difference between the price and the packages upper limit. Although restrictions usually apply, typical of P&O that they introduce more restrictions than most. RayO
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    Cruising with Cancer

    Antibiotics are no use against viral infections only bacterial infections. It's a commonly misunderstood point, that's why the NHS had an educational ad. campaign running at the moment. I may be wrong but common viral infections are usually left to run their course, the only treatment being for the symptoms and not the infection itself. RayO
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    Space in Arcadia balcony cabin

    If there isn't any room in the cabin then the cabin steward will store your suitcases for you and deliver them back to you towards the end of the cruise. RayO
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    MSC Grading

    A google search revealed this. Can't verify the accuracy. https://www.cruisenation.com/blog/cruise-lines/msc-cruise-line-cruise-lines/difference-msc-fantastica-msc-bella/ RayO
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    Changing Insurers

    I find now that I have to use several comparison sites as they all seem to have different specials. It's worth it in the end to save money but sort of defeats the original idea of comparison sites. RayO