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  1. sinbad10

    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    Same in many cities around the world including the UK.
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    Lisbon: where does the ship dock

    The last time we docked in Lisbon it was at a new terminal just north of the big square and pedestrianised shopping area and was a short walk along the front.
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    Britannia refit

    I dont think prices or what is available will change much it just seems to me that the tender to operate the shops onboard Britannia has come up for renewal and Harding's have obviously lost it. The new company have more than likely offered P&O more money for the opportunity to have their shops onboard.
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    Cruising from Liverpool?

    It is easy for Princess to use Dublin and Le Havre and possibly Liverpool in the future for their British Isles cruise because they do it repeatedly throughout the summer. There has always been a small minority of Americans who have flown into London then cruised from Southampton and have requested to disembark at Le Havre so they could visit Paris for a few days. It made common sense rather than stay just an extra night to Southampton then have made it harder to visit Paris. This time people started the cruise and did full 12 nt cruise in Southampton, Dublin or Le Havre but as well as Americans there were an increasing number of Irish and French onboard because of the ease of booking a full 12 nt cruise. The problem with Liverpool is that facilities at Dublin and Le Havre was acceptable for the small amount who embarked there as most still embarked in Southampton. I cannot see in the future Dublin, Le Havre or Liverpool ever being used for a complete ship disembarkation/embarkation because of facilities and infrastructure.
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    Cruising from Liverpool?

    I can see it being a part turnaround port but not as a complete turnaround port for the major cruise lines. It is fine building a new cruise terminal and surrounding roads but needs a lot more infrastructure and cannot see it attracting many American cruisers flying into Manchester and sailing from Liverpool. Just returned from British Isles cruise with Princess where people could actually embark the ship and start their 12 nt round BI cruise from Dublin, Le Havre as well as Southampton and can see it being used for this but not for whole ship embark/disembarkation.
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    Britannia Fight Night?

    But did you know as a fact that those portraying drunken, selfish behaviour were on "cheap deals" or is it just you assuming this. Without proof it is a disturbing and wrong assumption to make.
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    Britannia Fight Night?

    So what you are saying is that in the past when prices have been higher that people "dont like a good drink". There are people who get drunk in all walks of life and however much money they have so your statement is insulting that if people are at the lower end of price bracket on P&O that they "like a good drink" and therefore insinuating that they are the ones that cause trouble. Alcohol affects people of all walks of life in different ways some get aggresive some dont but it is nothing to do with how much money they have and for you to insinuate that is offensive. Some people might have to work very hard to be in a position to be able to afford a cruise that does not mean they are excessive drinkers or troublemakers.
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    Britannia Fight Night?

    Any incident, does not have to be serious, but if somebody has been physically assaulted and it is reported onboard they are then obliged to report it to the police on the next port of call and they will be waiting at the port.
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    P&O prices on the Rise??

    Had an e-mail yesterday advertising new Celebrity Apex 4 nts in Ovean View with supposedly free gratuities/drinks over £800pp so obviously they are not free just included in the price and even then at over £200pp for Ocean View cabin is extortionate.
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    P&O prices on the Rise??

    With some of the excellent prices and discounts offered on brochure release these last 2-3 yrs you cannot really expect much more than minimal OBC or free coach/car parking. I know as far as we are concerned the free car parking offered with CPS for a 14 nt cruise is over £150 so cannot be complained about. We did a recent cruise on Britannia for 14 nts to the Med free car parking for 14nts and with extra TA discount paid only £900pp for highest grade inside cabin which was an excellent price and sure the equivalent prices for higher grade cabins was just as good.
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    P&O prices on the Rise??

    Prices have always fluctuated and usually increase until closer to the cruise when depending on how well the cruise is selling whether they offer lower prices around the 12 week time when balances are due.
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    Disappointing 1st sail with Princess

    Cruised Princess and P&O many times and have never been disappointed with food served on Princess whether it be quality or portion size. It is obvious P&O is aimed at British market and serve mainly British food but that is what we like about Princess the variation of food served.
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    Disappointing 1st sail with Princess

    Why would you expect chunky chips like P&O when you were on an American cruise line and they all serve french fries and to say they came straight from the buffet is laughable because you dont know that and just because they serve them in the buffet it doesnt mean those in MDR are served from there.
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    Drinks Package

    Princess, Cunard and many others are a lot dearer so hardly extortionate and is one of the cheapest.
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    Canaries in Early December

    The weather should be OK either month once you are in the Canaries but if sailing from Southampton the weather and seas could be more inclement in December and it takes best of 3 days each way to get there and return to Southampton.
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    Disappointing 1st sail with Princess

    You usually get a card in your cabin at beginning of the cruise telling you where the Elite Lounge is taking place and times and then what food is available on a daily basis and a special offer cocktail.
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    Why drag up a thread that is nearly 5yrs old ?????
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    I very much doubt they will let you pay in Euros it will either be in Krone or by credit/debit contactless card. In 2018 the price from Olden was 68 krone pp.
  19. Being a regular cruiser on Princess sailing from the UK discounts for 2019 have nowhere near been as good as they have in previous years.
  20. Princess have gone the opposite way they have increased their daily gratuities and have also increased service charge added to all drinks from 15% to 18%.
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    Booking excursions

    That is why they have done it they want you to book early so you have to pay for them now.
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    Port Queries

    That is possibly going a bit too far I quite like Rome 🤣🤣
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    Just back off the Aurora

    Thanks after a visit to the doctors she is now on antibiotics. I dont think it is down to new carpets there have for many years people complaining of coughs,colds and chest infections after a recent cruise and a lot mention Arcadia cough but dont think there is one ship any worse than others. Air conditioning is the problem because when you have 2000+ people in a confined space any viral problems can soon spread.
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    Just back off the Aurora

    My wife is struggling with chest infection and has been since coming off Britannia on 18th May.
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    Disappointing 1st sail with Princess

    Like I said food is a personal taste and for us we prefer Princess by a long way compared to P&O food wise and for cruise experience even though drinks are expensive but likewise like you we are Elite and exchange our mini bar package for 2 coffee cards and always purchase soda package which includes mocktails, juice and soda drinks and even after recent price increase is excellent value for money so high cost of alcoholic drinks being not big drinkers doesnt effect us.