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  1. The books have already been written Mitch, by fervent PO cruisers and been very entertaining also .can anyone remember 'Sick note goes cruising' can't remember him moaning, didn't have time he was too busy enjoying himself. I cruise with PO in fact I have done 2 world cruises with them not on the Arcadia but the lovely Aurora, and I have to say I don't meet these moaners maybe they are all on the Arcadia and maybe you attract them? I shall hopefully doing a Christmas cruise with them and will enjoy every minute of it a cruise is what you make it whether it be PO, Cunard or whatever believe me having cruised many lines in my time and there are moaners on all lines. CG
  2. When we were children we weren't dragged out of school during term time because the parents wanted a holiday, our holidays consisted of going to the beach ,or the park where we all played together, we played cricket and rounder's taught ourselves to swim and all came home at tea time in a gang we were well rounded children and didn't miss out because we couldn't cruise. Thank yourselves lucky we have the education system we have and the children are receiving a free education why should the teachers have to play catch-up because the parents need the holiday? kids couldn't care less where they go. Yes I expect to be roasted regards my reply but think of the kids education and stop putting up excuses such as schools closing because of snow etc .
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    Tipping

    I would never consider taking them off, unless they were rude , after all there is no extra added to the drinks on PO as is on RCI 18% and high tips Celebrity , and also NCL to mention a few. I think they work so hard they deserve them why go through the bother of taking them off then you have to find another means of paying them.CG
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    Triple Pension Lock Right or wrong.

    It should not apply only to those pensioners receiving credits there should be a reasonable cut off point for the £200 fuel allowance, not everyone was able to retire on a good pension many through no fault of their own. A pensioner who is just above the line where he could receive theses credits is struggling and to take the £2oo away would probably sink him so lets. be fair. As regards the triple lock again these small increases have allowed those again in between not able to claim credits and just managing to keep their heads above water, also the bus passes unless you live in London where you can get free travel by bus or rail in rural areas these give some a lifeline to get to shops and banks. and company. Someone also mentioned stopping free prescriptions for OAP'S why? the people who rely on them now are old and retired and have paid in and not claimed them most of their working life so surely their entitled the rich won't claim as they have private insurance neither do they uses bus passes, we are the only country in the UK who are not entitled to free prescriptions why? I visit a lot of older people and I know they are struggling because they are above the credits level this needs serious thought before taking away these benefits.
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    Problems With Immigration At Amsterdam?

    Never had any problems with immigration in Amsterdam but have never gone there with Cruise Maritime the company might have been at fault. CG
  6. I have so many wonderful memories, sailing into Bombay you could smell the spices the people lined up on the sides all waving as we sailed in, sailing through the 'Venice of the East' [Cochin] wonderful you could pluck the Mangoes from the trees. The Whitsunday islands in Australia the Sydney opera house and the magnificent sailaway dancing the tango in Buenos Airies visiting the Falkland Islands, sailing through the ice fields in Chile sailing up the Mitford sound in NZ , there are so many happy memories to look back on through our years of cruising.CG
  7. Just like OWT I started with Airtours, and looking back I reckon I have cruised round the 40 odd mark, with many different lines especially when I flew, now I sail from Southampton,I tend to sail with PO I have enjoyed them all as they all seem to have their own flavour and hope to be able to cruise for a while yet.CG
  8. I have just come off of the Azura and I didn't have my card scanned or at any lifeboat drill.CG
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    Cruising around the Greek Islands

    I went last May on the Ventura a wonderful cruise, the local boatmen tendered us back and It was chaos, one PO officer on the quay at Santorini with queues of passengers waiting under the hot sun while all the PO boats returned empty to the ship [something to do with the local boatmen's union we were told.] I did'nt enjoy Santorini it was far to commercialised from the early days and very very crowded with queues , the other Greek islands were much better. I see they are still doing the Greek islands next year, Ibiza has taken the place of Palma and Heraklion and Rhodes have also substituted some of the ports on this years Greek islands cruise. CG
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    I have Cancelled my RCI cruise.

    After the cancellation with RCI and their ridicules prices I booked a 7 day cruise on the Azura for 4 of us in April 18 , the prices were good and we have free parking , we picked our own cabin and freedom dining and the prices for booking over year in advance is hardly any difference from this year. I did this with the early booking offer [select] and to make sure the children secured a place this time. Now I can sit back and relax. CG
  11. I have booked a cruise with PO for next April 2018, I saw no difference in the prices in fact they were on par with what I had previously paid and this is during the Easter holidays. I agree with OWT regarding the insurance your EHIC card should never be used as you insurance cover you should always have proper insurance cover especially at sea, after all most of us when we fill in the forms have to give the name of the insurance provider EHIC is just a backup.
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    I have Cancelled my RCI cruise.

    Couldn't bring myself to do it , it aggravated me so much, PO were so good to my GD last year balloons colouring book and sweets in the cabin, everything affordable children's prices realistic no tipping and the waiters really made her stay calling her Miss Ava every time she appeared she loved it, however kids love most holidays don't they? CG
  13. As an avid PO fan, Y ou know where you are with them, I recently booked a RCI cruise a 5 day northern Europe cruise 2 adults and 2chidren under 6, £100 deposit so far so good. I have just cancelled it and willing lost my £100 , in fact I feel a great sense of relief, I checked the drinks and soda packages also they add the 15% onto the already paid package, £47 tips forus but also the children, the drinks packages + soda packages we would never consume and the drinks are full of fizz and sugar, this package for five days would come in at almost £2,500. I sailed with RCI om 7 of their radiance class ships in the early 2000's and can't remember them being as dear as this is it since they made these mega monsters they put up these ridicules prices? My own fault I should have checked but my sense of relief is well worth the lose of £100 and we at now booked into a bungalow for 5 days at half term in October for Halloween at £600 at Butlin's Minhead I did try to book in with PO Aurora 7 day cruise but their children's quota was full and there is no other PO ship available for these dates, I shall certainly book early next year,. no frights with them regarding drinks + 15% on top of the drinks package £100es, tipping for children under 12 and soda and drinks packages at ridicules prices CG
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    TV Cruise Shows, Hit or Miss?

    I watched Jane Macdonald's cruise this is looking promising , she such a down to earth fun loving person I shall certainly be watching the rest of the series the last is a cruise to Alaska which I am very interested in.CG
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    Am I wasting my money on a drinks package?

    While we are the subject of drinks, can anyone tell me if you can still take 2 bottles of wine [per cabin] on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Sea's ? CG
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