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  1. mitch

    Hygiene

    it does make me chuckle all this fuss, several studies have shown that our antiseptic city lives have caused increases in asthma and other respiritory complaints over and above the problems of air quality and the over prescribing of antibiotics are causing all sorts of problems. studies showed that individuals in rural areas particularly farming communities were far healthier and much more resistant to illness than their city dwelling counterparts as they were exposed to far more bacteria etc and build up a natural resistance. the vacinne for smallpox was developed from antibodies from a milk
    8 points
  2. Oriana was the first ever ship I sailed on so I read the announcement with a heavy heart. That said, I do completetly understand their decision. I enjoyed two fantastic cruises aboard Oriana in the late 90s early 00s but as much as I had a great time on board, the more I cruised, the more I realised that for me, there were much better choices. The traditional elements of Oriana are lovely and it's certainly a long-way from where P&O seem to be heading with their new ship designs but there are so many issues with Oriana these days that I think they're making the right decision to let
    2 points
  3. I hope you are proved right Sammy but I doubt it. I don't think P&O will introduce any new (or second-hand) smaller ships to the fleet. I feel their course is firmly towards larger, family-friendly ships. They will hold on to Aurora & Arcadia for a few years with Oceana likely to go 'down-under' to join her three sisters before Iona's sister comes into service in 2022. As each year passes, smaller ships become more & more a niche market. Carnival will hope that the P&O pax who don't wish to sail on large ships will go to Cunard but I feel many will go to Fred - or if they
    1 point
  4. 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.
    1 point
  5. Oldworldtraveller

    Hygiene

    When I was young, yes a long time ago, there was no food packaging in shops (we didn't have supermarkets) everything came from the shelf, cold slab or bin. We didn't have wipes, spray antiseptics, toilet cleaners, oven cleaners, washing machines, freezers. I sat on seats that others had used, wore hand me down clothes, ate everything that was put in front of me. Was shouted at by teachers at school, caned on several occasions and introduced to the slipper on several occasions but still respected the teachers. By todays standards I don't know how I have survived.
    1 point
  6. Countrygirl

    Hygiene

    You will all be taking your own cushions next just in case you want to sit on a chair. I can’t believe this topic, what do you do when you go shopping in the supermarket, wear plastic gloves?
    1 point
  7. afcandrew

    Hygiene

    I put my nightwear into one of the bedside drawers, folded. Not sure but think I normally use the bottom drawer as opposed to the top. Can't really get worked up on this topic though - 20+ cruises and never been ill, so doubt there is a huge issue of 'contamination'.
    1 point
  8. sinbad10

    All inclusive trial?

    The only time I have ever known so called "free drinks package" being offered on Cunard is if you booked a grill suite and was in late 2016. We had just booked a QG suite on QE and was upset that less than a month later they offered "free drinks package" so I phoned my TA and since we booked the price of same category suite had risen £500pp to cover the "free drinks package". If they are going to increase cost of cruises or offer drinks packages like Princess at $69 per day the you are going to have to be a really serious drinker to take one out for duration of cruise and I wish they would jus
    1 point
  9. Our last cruise on Oriana was March 2014 and the cruise was unforgettable in many ways mainly for the fantastic places we visited and the chancing of experiencing Northern Lights. Everything to do with the sip was very poor no clean water in cabin whole cruise, toilet in cabin consistently not working and also around the ship. One morning we got up and outside our cabin the walls and floor was covered up with plastic sheets for about 25metres of the corridor and ceiling tiles missing and water pouring out. The food wasnt great either. Yes she is a nice looking ship in its fabrics but unfortuna
    1 point
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