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Countrygirl last won the day on March 14

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  1. Countrygirl

    Is cruising suitable for all?

    I am sure that you will prove me wrong, but why should a wheelchair user have priority, I can’t understand why they can’t wait there turn like everybody else. On a tour bus in Boston USA the whole bus of passengers had to wait for 3 wheelchairs users to get of the bus first. If I was in a chair I would have expected to get of last and not hold up the majority. Once on a cruise both Man and Wife each had an electric scooter they showed no concern for other passengers and would drive around at great speed, expecting everybody to move out of their way. One passenger commented that he would like to put a £10 note on the deck and see who would get off the scooter first in order to pick up the money.
  2. Countrygirl

    Is cruising suitable for all?

    I know just how you feel Captain Kidd 11, we felt that Aurora was looking more like a care home. I don’t have a problem with wheelchairs and understand that they are needed by some people. It is not the wheelchair uses that are the problem but those who do not understand their limits and are in denial of their capabilities. It is like seeing a driver struggle to get out of the car in order to fill it with fuel. They should not be driving
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    We went a couple of years ago on Arcadia, super holiday. We did two tours in New York. The first evening we did the skyline from Brooklyn, then on to the Empire State Building the views at night from the top were magical. Then we finish the tour in Times Square at about 10.30pm after a walk around to Soak up the atmosphere we were taken back to the ship. The next morning we did the Statue of Liberty then on to Ellis island. Both brilliant. We booked the evening tour the first evening as we had been told the immigration can take forever. As we did not have anything booked during the first day we ended up being in the last group to go through. They started about 10.30 and we were cleared at 15.00. The whole ship, passengers and crew have to go through and nobody is allowed back on until the process is complete.
  4. Countrygirl


    Welcome aboard🙋🏼‍♀️
  5. Countrygirl

    Venice to ban Cruise Ships?

    We have sailed into Venice 3 times all on Arcadia and it was wonderful. The last time we did not get off the ship as I was not feeling to well. We spent our afternoon on the balcony watching the water taxis and buses sailing to and fro. We also saw a couple of cruise ship leave the port. Our observations were the Hugh amount of local traffic racing around so fast that they were causing more waves and wash then the 2 large cruise ship we saw leave.
  6. Countrygirl

    Britannia Fight Night?

    Sorry Sinbad10, but I do have a little sympathy with afcandrew, I have found from my own experience that it does seem to be the cheap deals that perhaps are more attractive to people who would not normally go cruising and want to go as a large group with other friends, I also see from comments above that the cruises to the Caribbean are mentioned maybe it is the amount of sea days when returning home. Maybe you have lucky and have never witnessed these problems.
  7. Countrygirl

    Britannia Fight Night?

    It was going to happen, bigger ships more people in a confined space. We only do adults only on smaller ships. We have seen a couple of domestics but nothing else. Our worse cruise was on Oceana to the Caribbean about 6years ago. We flew down and sailed back, I think the flight from Manchester had a whole group of people who had booked together. Their children were free to do what they wanted and the parents just drank all day. You can imagine the complaints from the other passengers. That confirmed our decision to go Adult Only.
  8. Countrygirl


    We have been on her 9 times, she is our favourite ship. The best place for that early evening pre dinner drink is the Crows Nest. Enjoy your cruise.
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    New to forum

  10. Countrygirl

    Going to Norway on Oriana's last P&O cruise in July

    Arrived home yesterday after 12 nights in Norway on Arcadia. We were lucky as being the only ship in port on all but one occasion we had the place to ourselves. But in July it may not be so quiet. As most of the trips offer the same type of tours in each location it can become difficult to remember just which port you are in. My only recommendation is the Flåm railway. If you have been before it is a must see and please do it with the ship as you will be given priority and guaranteed to get back to the ship. Enjoy your cruise we had a great time on Arcadia, ship and staff were brilliant
  11. Countrygirl

    Azura Better than expected.

    Have not done either Ventura or Azura yet. Most of our cruises on Arcadia and we like here. We are booked on Ventura next February for 35 nights so will have something to compare after that. Have to add it is the destination we book not because of the ship. BUT will I say that after the cruise who knows.
  12. Countrygirl

    Family Cabins, The Lack Off!

    Well done on the upgrade,
  13. Countrygirl

    P & O website troubles

    I have to agree, big mistake P&O the new website is dreadful.
  14. Countrygirl

    Jane back on Friday.

    Yes I will be watching.
  15. Countrygirl

    P & O going down hill

    So reading into your review you won’t be going again 🤷‍♀️. Was there anything positive about your holiday?