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HLM last won the day on October 24 2019

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  1. HLM

    Where is everyone

    Hi Towny, that's exactly what I use the "unread content" as it only shows the newest content which I've not previously seen and therefore saves me navigating around the site. And I agree as this is predominantly a cruise forum the major interest is cruise related, however the "off topic" feature is a good inclusion and hopefully will continue to be well used. HLM.
  2. HLM

    Where is everyone

    Now there's another subject OWT!!!!!. I sincerely hope I'm correct that the quieter periods are seasonal, however the likes of Facebook etc have definitely impacted on forums such as these and new members are few and far between. That said I still enjoy posting on here and will continue to do so when interesting threads come up, hopefully others will too. Unfortunately there's only so much we can discuss about cruising and the "off topic" room recently has created the more interesting threads such as this one. Only time will tell if this forum continues we'll just have to wait and see. HLM.
  3. HLM

    Where is everyone

    Yet with well over 7000 posts the "off-topic room" is amongst the most popular sections of the site!!! Other popular forums have slow periods especially this time of year when cruising is not so popular during the winter months. Hopefully it'll pick up in the New Year when all this festive stuff is well behind us and members start to post about their upcoming bookings and so on. HLM.
  4. HLM

    Where is everyone

    Hi Sinbad, hope you continue to have a great time. I note that as expected we've made the latest addition of the aforementioned persons blog under the Bolsover section of "cruise forums revealed". I make no excuses about being banned on that other site, like others before me I was banned as a result of sticking to my principles and standing up to this trolling bully, his continued obsession with us just backs up our opinions of this so called gentleman. Hope you're having better weather than us here, have safe journey home. HLM.
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    ITINERARY CHANGES

    Inclement weather etc is beyond the cruiselines control, I believe the point being made here is the excuse that there is "no berth available" which is not acceptable when these berths are booked in advance. P&O or any other cruiseline shouldn't put ports of call on their itinerary if they haven't secured a berth, by doing so is deceitful in my opinion. HLM.
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    ITINERARY CHANGES

    Yes I'd agree, especially when these berths are allegedly booked a year or two in advance. The question is, why put ports of call on the itinerary if the know they haven't got a berth? HLM.
  7. I agree Pesky it's not fair, but as I said before most of us get screwed over one way or another. Examples like School holiday prices, kids having to pay adult prices, fluid pricing etc, etc. The fact that is we know the downfalls of cruising, but we still do it!! HLM.
  8. HLM

    Cunard

    Hi Jenjen. I agree, when on holiday you expect to pay extra that's part and parcel of most things, however when prices are that high it's a matter of principle. I'd imagine it's a catch 22 for Cunard, the less people spend the higher they price things to make up for it. That makes an interesting business plan. HLM.
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    Cunard

    That's good information Jenjen. In your opinion do you think people are spending less because prices are so high? HLM.
  10. HLM

    Cunard

    I'd agree DQ, in line with most establishments you should be served a single and given the option to "double up" should you require. This was insinuated on other forums that they are "doubling up" (not just Cunard I might add) without being requested. I would assume the "service charge" goes directly to the servers so intern bumps up their earnings, I can see their logic so unless challenged they'll continue to do it. HLM.
  11. HLM

    Cunard

    Hi Sinbad, thanks for confirming. With that in mind I think it supports Jenjen's observations on their prices being rather high. HLM.
  12. HLM

    Cunard

    Hi Jenjen, I agree that does sound rather expensive, is there still an 18% service charge on top or was that included in the prices you gave? HLM.
  13. I wish I knew the answer Mitch, I wonder if you email the cruiseline requesting an explanation they may be forthcoming with a reply, unless you already have of course. Wouldn't mind betting the answer would be something around supply and demand. Unfortunately cruise pricing in general hasn't made sense for a long time. HLM.
  14. Quite right too, at point of sale ask the question if they want the sale they are more likely to give you a little extra. No point complaining afterwards as they've got your money by then. HLM.
  15. It's horses for courses though Rayo, We've always paid a premium for having to travel during school holidays, it's very rare that we've been given any incentives such as OBC because the cruiselines know full well that the cabins will be sold. Like I implied earlier, one way or another lots of people pay extra in certain circumstances, it's not just single travellers. As Sinbad said earlier the likelihood is it's not going to change, if you feel that strongly the only way to do it is vote with your wallet or purse. HLM.
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