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  1. Aurora refit

    i love the political correctness, never did I see a comedian called 'Cucumber Emery'
  2. Aurora refit

    Ooh Captain Kidd as cucumber Emery would have said 'you are awful' Although the likelihood is that your probably right, and no doubt after the last 2 times they will sell the ship when they already have a large amount of people already booked on it!!!!
  3. What will the outcome be in Venice?

    I like the picture Trent Ann, if you go at dusk you would probably be able to get a shot with no people in it, I have several from my recent visIt on the days when no ships were in port, but as others have said if you embrace the tourism pitfalls come at a price, I can agree that there should be a limitation to the number of ships in both places but cant see all the competing cruise lines agreeing to it. It might end up being the usual MONEY TALKS!!
  4. P&O Cruises Oriana leaving the fleet

    I'd just like to spare a thought for P&O staff and all the poor travel agents out there who again have helped P&O book customers on the ship until 2020. For the 2nd time in a couple of years it probably feels like they have worked hard to fill the ship to then have to ring customers to give them the bad news. I know from a friend it's pretty sole destroying to put all that work in to book and then be told its not sailing. So for us the customer whilst it means we don't have a holiday (and at least we could book something else) at least it isnt affecting our pay or day to day living!
  5. Bid for an Upgrade?

    Sound advice OWT, sometimes its easier to upgrade onboard then at least you can assess if the upgrade is worth it or not. Exactly the same as taking a guarantee cabin then there is no point in moaning when the cabin you are allocated is not your preferred choice as a customer you have chosen to take the lower fare in the first place
  6. Security at Southampton

    Having worked Airside at airports all contractors are subject to the same security as passengers so maybe the ports need to adopt the same policy. I regularly used to have all my work tools and equipment scanned & checked.
  7. where will Virgin cruises fit into the market?

    They will probably dip their toes with the adult market & if things go well then maybe a further ship to appeal to families, they really are a company that never sticks to one idea and constantly change so it will be interesting. After my recent Virgin atlantic flight if the cruises are as good then i would certainly consider giving them a try. I also wonder if they will sell through agents are try to keep this as a direct sell through their own outlets
  8. Atul Kocchar - Sacked??

    HA Ha, Love that one Davybe, its probably more likely to still be for the ladies trying to avoid the queue when the gents doesnt have one!!!!!!
  9. Atul Kocchar - Sacked??

    Misguided tweet?? all the more reason why some companies employ staff to check all social media post before going out with them, if you put anything in writing or verbally these days be prepared for the backlash, we are not allowed our own opinions any more!!!!!
  10. I always thought Vinotherapy was a table close to the bar and a regular waiter on hand
  11. P&O Cruises Announce Iona Will Be The Name Of Their New Ship for 2020

    Seems a big shift from the older fleet names and I wonder if this will lead to other new vessels being given other Scottish Island names, or if it was an idea to create a major talking point with something very different. At least they didnt re-hash one of the previous ship names so full marks to them for that
  12. If I had no ties then I think I would love it, but I'm afraid I couldnt be away from family & dog for that long
  13. I think some people just seem to think it is an unnecessary expense and dont contemplate the implications of not having adequate cover, until they get caught out and it costs them more than the holiday. I would never travel without it and as I have a medical condition I make sure I'm covered. I really struggle to sympathize with people who dont take the correct cover as most of the time its their own error with either penny pinching or not reading what they are covered for.
  14. P&O New Ship name

    Same here PP I know my ended in the letter A !!!!!
  15. P&O New Ship name

    I think we had a recent thread with people offering suggestions as to what the new name would be. From my limited use on social media it seems like the long awaited announcement will be later this week. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what they think the favourite or front runners are?