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  1. Captain Kidd II

    The Edge Sea trials

    Interesting to se they are using 4 tugs to power her rather than internal engines. I suppose they can get more shoos and bars in her that way as well as saying see is eco friendly 😂😂😂
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    “Shorts” Story long tail

    You will have met more "Yobs" in dinner suits as shorts are not alliwed, on P&O,in the evening. Try longer cruises, if you can, as there is a different "type" of passenger on them.
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    Yobs afloat

    I know passengers have been thrown off the ship for this type of behaviour. It needs to be reported when seen.
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    Southampton Car Parking

    CPS for me everytime. The ease of arriving at the cruise terminal and closeness when disembarking is worth he cost. I jst take this into account when booking the holiday.
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    Oriana sold by P&O Cruises

    I don't understand why folk complain about the aft vibration - I think it is part of the ship's charm. With Adonia and Oriana going I believe they are refitting Aurora to make her an attractive proposition for sale followed by Oceana and Acadia all making way for bigger, more efficient vessels for the new market that does not remember the true ocean going ships.
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    Aurora refit

    I agree that the childrens' facilities will be changed. Do not worry as she will be sold 2021/22 when the second huge ship joins the fleet 😱
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    Gratuities

    Gratuities are always a hot topic. The problem is that some say it is just a part of cruising whilst others say it is for service above and beyond the norm (if I remember rightly it is the latter that P&O use). If it is just part of the cruising experience then it is, as many have said, a way of increasing wages without employers funding it. If staff are not satisfied with the wages offered they have a choice - join another shipping line who pay more, seek alternative work or just do not accept the contract. Contracts cannot be that bad as there are always loads of people wanting the jobs. If it is for service then, you the customer, should decide the value of the service above the norm and pay what you feel is the right amount, not one directed by the employees bosses. As also has been said - if it is to increase wages then add it to the cruise cost so it is transparent and let's stop all the arguments 🤔
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    Oriana sold by P&O Cruises

    I am fortunate to be going on her this year and am really looking forward to it, vibrations and all 😊
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    New from P&O

    Why do we always come back to the issue of wages and gratuities with any service change? I have just come back from a week away on a land based holiday and must say the food was excellent and plentiful, the drinks flowed from 10:00 - midnight and were "free" (all inclusive) and there was nothing about htips and gratuities. These European workers were perfectly happy with their work so why do we always think people on ships are treated badly - it is not the case. If people did not take booze onboard with them then sales would dramatically increase. I you want/need a drink whilst getting ready for the evening then just purchase them from the bar and take them back to the cabin. Increased sales would be the best way of protecting jobs.
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    What will the outcome be in Venice?

    There needs to be some kind of limit to the number of vessels, and size, that enters the lagoon. I am there in August so will be interested to see, for myself, what is happening.
  11. You are better to stay in the bar and pay the equivalent for glasses of wine. By the time you have spent your cash not only do you believe you are looking better but everyone round is looking good to! 😎🍷
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    refitting shops on Arcadia cruise starting 14th June 2018

    No such thing as free. With fluid pricing the price goes up as does the obc but not by the same amount. It looks like the only way to get a reasonable price is book early and, hopefully, the cruise will not be cancelled.
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    P&O have done it again!!!

    Would not be a problem for me as I prefer to either shop locally or order online. Cruise ship shops are overpriced even with any loyaty discounts.
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    St Petersburg

    We were there in 2016 and also in the new cruise terminal. From memory we were in the city well within the hour but I believe it is dependent on time of year and volume of traffic. You could spend a full day just in the Hermitage, if you wanted, but to do trips on your own will required a visa so booked excursions are a must.
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