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  1. sinbad10

    P&O's new drink packages?

    Dont think you are allowed double measures of spirits per drink only single measures and then you have to wait a period for the next and can only lol have 15 alcoholic drinks in any 24 hr period.
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    Costa coffee

    Dont think you can buy coffee package £22 for 10 anymore think you have to buy hot drinks package for £10-95 like I said before.
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    Costa coffee

    Thought you could now only buy hot drinks package at £10-95 per day and P&O had scrapped so many coffees for a set price a while back. I thought, possibly mistaken, that Davybe was referring to Costa Card you can buy in their shops in UK that gives you a discount on coffees but was not applicable on P&O.
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    Costa coffee

    Didnt think you could use Costa Cards on P&O ships.
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    Depends on when you book and if you book at right time you can get deals far better than P&O Saver fares but still able to choose your stateroom and dinner sitting where with P&O you cannot.
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    This was a cruise sailing from Southampton with a large number of UK passengers and apparently is normal company practice by Princess wherever the ships are sailing and given to all customers affected disregarding their nationality. It could be said it is a company following good practice when charging you for something which they have not had to pay and reimbursing costs, unlike P&O who include port fees/taxes in cruise price and underhandedly keep the monies paid by customers even though they havent incurred charges to boost their profits.
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    Nothing to do with it it is the American way to show cruise fare with port fees/taxes as extra but when you book with Princess in UK the price quoted includes port fees/taxes because that is the British way of pricing cruises. When I contacted P&O asking why they dont refund port taxes/fees when ports are missed so they are not paid they initially denied that they charge their customers port fees/taxes and when I challenged that and said so you pay them yourself as a company without passing on the charge they finally admitted they include them in the cruise price as that is the British way. When asked why then dont they refund them was told that P&O have a company policy to keep them and not reimburse to customers.
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    When we have missed ports due to bad weather or other issues whilst cruising with Princess they have always returned your port fees/taxes within 24hrs to your onboard account but P&O do not return them and if not docking in berths so no port fees/taxes are paid keep them purely as profit.
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    Where is everyone

    We are currently on roundtrip Transatlantic on QM2 and the cruise is excellent in every way and seen no reduction service or quality of food, which has been excellent. I suppose if you compare from years ago standard shave droped but so has the price you cannot have it both ways.
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    Also if you take into account that drink price quoted earlier in thread if they were served a double and spirit measures being larger on Cunard then I dont think that you can say that Cunard spirits are a lot more higher than P&O. Having cruised on Cunard in last 12 months I do not think that 2 single measures of a spirit and mixers would cost £26 which would be approximately over $30 chances are they were served and charged for double measures.
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    There has never been an 18% service charge on drinks on Cunard that is Princess that increased there's last year. Cunard charge 15% service charge on drinks and bottles of wine/champagne.
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    Dont forget that spirit measures on Cunard are 1oz (single) 2oz (double) and 1oz is virtually 30ml compared to standard size of 25 ml on P&O ships. Drinks are more expensive but not as expensive as on Princess.
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    P&O 2021 and 2022

    Younger clientele in general spend more money whilst onboard and you cannot blame P&O for looking for new younger cruises to replace those older more traditional ones that will be no longer able to cruise with P&O. they have to look at the future and have to fill Iona and another large ship in 2022.
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    single cruisers turned over again

    Unfortunately this is common amongst many cruise lines and also other land based holiday companies and hotels. They have all always been quick to over charge singles and also families during school holidays and I dont see anything changing in the near future.
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    Where is everyone

    Having worked for 34yrs in a uniformed emergency I know what rank and uniform does to some people at first hand and can make some into bullies because they hide behind the rank and discipline code.