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  1. sinbad10

    Speciality Restaurants

    Personally think £28pp in Epicurean and £20 in Sindhu are fantastic value for money even taking into consideration that you have already paid for your meal in MDR. Heard many say on P&O cruises that they would not pay any price however cheap for food or coffees when they can get everything at no extra cost by eating in MDR and drinking tea/coffee in buffet restaurant.
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    Speciality Restaurants

    We dont always eat in Speciality Restaurants with the intention of getting better food just a variation. We love Crown Grill on Princess and the 22oz Porterhouse Steak equally we enjoy Sindhu because we love all aspects of Indian food. But I agree with Davybe with regards to P&O its always a throw of the dice of quality of food you get on P&O we have had very good food in general especially on Britannia but on the 2 cruises we have done on Oriana the food over the whole cruise was below standard and what should be expected in quality and portion size.
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    Speciality Restaurants

    Without doubt the best speciality restaurant on P&O IMO was XV11 on Azura. Excellent food and service and far better than any MDR food that I have been served on many cruise ships in 22yrs of cruising. Anyone that says food/menu in XV11 was the same as you used to get in MDR is either delusional or talking about either cruising on 6 star cruise lines, the price of those you should expect that service/food or perhaps P&O in the very old days pre 1990s when cruising was very expensive compared to today.
  4. Think P&O architects and designers should take notice.
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    What's with the silly pop up???

    Yes and me I signed out yesterday and then signed back in and seemed to have solved the problem but it is back today. Confusingly its asking me to sign up to newsletter and e-mails which I have been for number of years but dont get anything from Bolsover but my wife who has only recently signed up on her e-mail address gets regular e-mails from Bolsover 🤥
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    What's with the silly pop up???

    I am getting it but what is annoying I am already signed up to Bolsover newsletter so totally unnecessary and annoying.
  7. sinbad10

    Back to Back

    We have a cruise booked on Britannia which we paid just under £1000pp. When looking at P&O website we noticed for the following 7 nt cruise the cabin we have booked is available so we enquired with our TA about pricing. We were notified of price of 7nt cruise and was told because it was a back to back but we were not given 10% of overall costs of both cruises but just 10% off price of our already booked cruise which would be taken off full price of second cruise. These were both Select priced cruises and has been in the last few days.
  8. Whatever our thoughts of paying gratuities or not P&O have only changed their company policy and from May all cruises will include gratuities so it proves that without doubt that those removing gratuities has bought about this change. I have no problem paying a reasonable gratuity for excellent service but to be expected to pay an extortionate rate for doing their job which is no more than you get in land based hotels i.e. cleaning your room and serving your meals. I do not know of anyone who would when holidaying in a land based holiday at the end of 14 nts would give the head waiter or perhaps if there is a gratuity box in reception put in £200+ and even as high as £300 on American cruise lines so why should cruise ships be any different. What worries me is even when gratuities are included some will still give an extra amount to waiters for doing no more than their job and it will then go full circle where staff will expect gratuities off cruisers even when they are supposed to be included.
  9. I agree completely but the staff shouldnt have to rely on gratuities to get a decent wage it is their employers who should pay them a decent wage.
  10. Sorry we generally cruise with Princess/Cunard and we are not suckers and will not be made to feel guilty by cruise companies who only want you to pay gratuities to save them paying proper wages to staff and boost their profits and I do not believe that if you do not pay gratuities that the staff suffer that is another blackmail reason put out by cruise companies.
  11. sinbad10

    Iona Winter 20/21

    I think Iona itinerary in Winter 2020 still shows she is limited where she will be able to cruise because of refuelling issues.
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    Drinks Package

    Sorry I dont live in London so dont know what prices are there but in Staffordshire in general the prices are a lot higher on Cunard than what you would pay in a decent hotel/restaurant.
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    Drinks Package

    The price limit is£6-75 which is nearly $9 but I can assure you the price of individual drinks will be higher on MSC. Includes all premium drinks on P&O if under £6-75 which majority are and also includes premium teas and coffees and mocktails. Also served anywhere on the ship excluding room service. MSC premium package is only for drinks up to $10 so I am sorry but unless you upgrade to a Premium Plus drinks package seems a far poorer package than what P&O are offering and a lot dearer. The only restriction on P&O is maximum of 15 drinks in any 24 hrs so unless you are a very serious drinker would be hard to reach with any drinks package.
  14. sinbad10

    Drinks Package

    So at £48pppn it is dearer than what P&O are charging and not far of what Princess charge doesnt sem to be such a good deal to me. People are complaining of paying £1120 for a 14nt cruise for 2 adults when MSC it would be £1344 so not such a great deal.
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    Drinks Package

    At £336 for how many nights is that price.