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    Cruise Log

    We saw an owl circling Queen Elizabeth during the day on our cruise to the Canary Islands last October.
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    lest we forget

    The ignorance of some people never seems to astound me these days, they should be ashamed of themselves.
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    Princess cruises from UK

    Trouble is cruise lines cannot just "magic" ports that will not perhaps be able to take the larger ships or the infastructure of these ships perhaps without the use of tenders and we all know what a pain they can be. We all would like different ports but its easy just to suggest it without the naming of such places and whether it is practical that cruise lines can dock there and I am sure they have investigated many times to try and find new ports. Princess for 2019 have dropped Gibraltar from Med cruises and instead calling at Ceuta in Spanish Morocco which I am sure have some moaning because of not being able to buy cheap fags/booze end of the day you cannot please everybody.
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    Princess cruises from UK

    Having done many cruises with P&O we now cruise with Princess and Cunard and have had some excellent cruises with Princess all from Southampton. IMO a step above P&O.
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    weather- is it worth trying to anticipate

    No we were too far from home and then the wife threatened me with "have to purchase some onboard" and knowing the prices and we had 2 sea days before we hit our first port of call managed to see a sign for superstore on A34 and found a Tesco's 🤣
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    weather- is it worth trying to anticipate

    My wife did forget something very important and remembered on the M42 on our way to Southampton.........her make up bag with all her cosmetics for the cruise.
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    No service charge on P&O Cruises

    With Princess cruises if you have any OBC and you book excursions in advance prior to cruise they take the cost off your OBC so you dont need to pay in advance on a credit/debit card.
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    All Freedom Dining on Iona

    and you arent stuck with the same people every night if you are unlucky enough to have a bad table.
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    Early Saver Fare

    That is a Saver fare and not an Early Saver fare which I was enquiring about they have different T&Cs. With Saver you have to pay the full price of the cruise when booking as with Early Saver fares you only pay 15% and there are other differences.
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    Azamara Quest - Using Room Credit

    Always a chance if you contact Azamara via TA because staff behind reception should have known this especially as it is on their website and gave him wrong information and denied him the chance of using it before 10pm on the last night.
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    Azamara Quest - Using Room Credit

    Not sure about Azamara but for definite on Princess OBC is classified in two categories "Refundable" and "Non Refundable" and if you have any refundable OBC left at the end of your cruise they do not return it your credit card but send you a cheque to your home address and might take 2 -3 weeks.
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    Azamara Quest - Using Room Credit

    You could always ring Bolsover and ask them to contact Azamara see what joy they have. Would make sure Bolsover tell Azamara that you were given the wrong info onboard and it left you out of pocket because if you knew what you know now you would have had chance to spend it onboard. Make a big issue that you were given incorrect info by reception onboard. Good luck.
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    Early Saver Fare

    If you book an Early Saver fare with Cunard can you ask not to be given a stateroom higher than the grade you have booked or is it at their choice what grade above one you have booked they put you in. Know Cunard choose stateroom but not very clear on their website about if they can put you in higher grade or whether you can ask not to be upgraded.
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    You have answered your own question its these last few years where she has shown her age with repeated plumbing problems throughout the ship as well as general reliability problems and is well past her sell by date.
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    Perhaps minor gripes but not serious when you never had clean water in your cabin to wash and shower for the whole duration of the cruise when P&O didnt do anything after repeated complaints throughout the cruise. Also when you are about to complain that they have forgotten to put the lamb on your dinner and you find a piece the size of a 50p under a boiled potato and you ask for more and the waiter says he cannot without getting permission from the Restaurant Manger I said forget it. Vowed I would never set foot on Oriana again and have kept to my word.