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  1. sinbad10

    Scarlet Lady

    Not for me I am afraid.
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    New MY P&O CRUISES

    They are the same with the same staff there is just as many complaints about Cunard's new website and the problems encountered. Most of the staff in Southampton have been amalgamated for both P&O and Cunard.
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    New MY P&O CRUISES

    Not only P&O IT system but also Cunard IT system.
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    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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    ITINERARY CHANGES

    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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    ITINERARY CHANGES

    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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    ITINERARY CHANGES

    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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    ITINERARY CHANGES

    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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    Cunard

    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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    Cunard

    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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    Cunard

    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.
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    Where is everyone

    I was one that left this forum due to his abuse and personal attacks and lost all my posts count. He now frequents, but not as often, another cruise forum I use but I use a different user name where he doesnt.
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    Where is everyone

    There is no problem having strong views and beliefs but there is a different in that and being rude and offensive which Solent Richard often was and when you are banned from varying forums even though he puts a differing spin on his own blog then that tells you something. Not sorely missed.
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    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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