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    mitch got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    phew its hot out there lol mind one good thing its rum punch day £3.50 a pop. also pina colada is cocktail of the day for the same, decisions decisions.
    still thats 2 of my five a day isnt it?
    and tommorrow is double distillary day trip in barbados ha ha.
    very happy days.
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    mitch got a reaction from Jenjen in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    phew its hot out there lol mind one good thing its rum punch day £3.50 a pop. also pina colada is cocktail of the day for the same, decisions decisions.
    still thats 2 of my five a day isnt it?
    and tommorrow is double distillary day trip in barbados ha ha.
    very happy days.
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    mitch got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    advance warning for greenpeace its hot and sunny the tops coming off again, its not a beached whale.
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    mitch got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    sailaway last night much better at least the music was appropriate and as advertised. the entertainments teams hi de hi style efforts a bit naff for me but most seemed to enjoy.
    the boogie nights in the palladium v good as was the 60's,70's.
    st lucia today will let you know lol.
    oh yes just a thought " why book a carribean cruise and complain its too hot/sunny ?????"
    only brits eh lol.
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    mitch got a reaction from Jenjen in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    avoid more people lol.
    the cruise as ive said is great the cabin, food,staff etc its the passengers that drive me mad.
    i will stay in the smoking areas and casino it seems the sane live there lol.
    the shipping of the case,train down etc worked like a dream on board ive been able to get work done when necessary.
    so as i am restricted to no fly holidays for the forseeable future its an on the whole an enjoyable experience.
    the moaners i treat as light releif and i hope some amusement for me and anyone who reads my drivel.
    the cruise has made me realise i can handle a good number of sea days so i may attempt more longer cruises.
    i just need to monitor the painful bits and limbs and it can work.
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    mitch got a reaction from Bumble Bee in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    well finally sussed the clocks thingy and woke at a reasonable time for breakfast.
    was even able to be organised so i could go into the buffet just after 7 and then out to the smoking area by the pool.
    beutiful day calm super sunrise collared a chair in the sun at the edge of the smoking area and did my physio like a good boy,doc will be pleased.
    couple of cups of coffee and even risked removing the shirt, factor 50 required. the captain did warn the greenpeace whaling bods.
    hadnt realised how much fun can be had watching the sunbed wars unfold.
    the nabbers were there 0715 with their towels and accessorys nabbing a bed from the pile and then disappearing. the creww came out around 7.30 to unpack the beds and lay them out, even they shook their heads when they saw half a dozen had already been taken and positioned.
    then came the supervisors with their slaves, one poor slave had 3 generations of masters (mother wife and daughter) poor lad 3/4s of an hour he had to move and re-move 3 beds with counter instructions from each master. after an hour or so he was allowed to slope off to the buffet with instructions to go back to the cabin and get that flowery hat for mum as its too windy for the one shes brought.and no he cant watch the football mum wants to go to the acupuncture demo.
    boy i love travelling alone.
    nearly got trampelled in the rush when i left my prime position lounger.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    haha made my day.
    theres a sailing away party tonight.
    and its on the aft deck nine so all the sunbed nabbers got moved and their sunbeds stacked so they could put 3 rows of tables and chairs out both sides of the deck.
    so it just left 30 or so sunbeds in the middle. there was much muttering and grumbling.
    i was in stitches. still about 20 odd empty beds so i dont see the problem.
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    mitch got a reaction from Jenjen in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    tbh by 10 am the piano bar looks like my mums nursing home lol.
    i bet the average age is 90 plus.you cant move for wheelchairs and scooters, if they were all plugged in at the same time i dread to think what the power surge would be.
    so i reckon there are far more sunbeds than customers for them.
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    mitch got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    ok i am losing it!!
    got the clock thing just about right today did wake early but was able to drop off again and woke at a reasonable 0630 for 7am brekkie.prepped eveything ready for antigua only to realise sitting having coffee on the pool deck antigua is not until tommorrow.
    and the clocks go back again tonight omg 2 in a row. tommorrows going to be a disaster lol.
    thank goodness the trip involves a distillery.
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    mitch got a reaction from Jenjen in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    ok i am losing it!!
    got the clock thing just about right today did wake early but was able to drop off again and woke at a reasonable 0630 for 7am brekkie.prepped eveything ready for antigua only to realise sitting having coffee on the pool deck antigua is not until tommorrow.
    and the clocks go back again tonight omg 2 in a row. tommorrows going to be a disaster lol.
    thank goodness the trip involves a distillery.
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    mitch got a reaction from sinbad10 in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    the nest of the lesser spotted bed nappers being set up.
    note two more on the upper deck.
    all vacated once preparations made only to reappear probably after feeding around 09.30.

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    mitch got a reaction from sinbad10 in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    07.40 the  young lass in blue had hardly begun setting out the beds and the slave with 2 masters arrived and practically mugged her, grabbing 3 beds.

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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    the veiw from my hidey hole on deck 11 and veiw at 07.30 prior to the arrival of the lesser spotted bed nappers.


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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    the nest of the lesser spotted bed nappers being set up.
    note two more on the upper deck.
    all vacated once preparations made only to reappear probably after feeding around 09.30.

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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    07.40 the  young lass in blue had hardly begun setting out the beds and the slave with 2 masters arrived and practically mugged her, grabbing 3 beds.

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    mitch got a reaction from Anchors-aweigh in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    well finally sussed the clocks thingy and woke at a reasonable time for breakfast.
    was even able to be organised so i could go into the buffet just after 7 and then out to the smoking area by the pool.
    beutiful day calm super sunrise collared a chair in the sun at the edge of the smoking area and did my physio like a good boy,doc will be pleased.
    couple of cups of coffee and even risked removing the shirt, factor 50 required. the captain did warn the greenpeace whaling bods.
    hadnt realised how much fun can be had watching the sunbed wars unfold.
    the nabbers were there 0715 with their towels and accessorys nabbing a bed from the pile and then disappearing. the creww came out around 7.30 to unpack the beds and lay them out, even they shook their heads when they saw half a dozen had already been taken and positioned.
    then came the supervisors with their slaves, one poor slave had 3 generations of masters (mother wife and daughter) poor lad 3/4s of an hour he had to move and re-move 3 beds with counter instructions from each master. after an hour or so he was allowed to slope off to the buffet with instructions to go back to the cabin and get that flowery hat for mum as its too windy for the one shes brought.and no he cant watch the football mum wants to go to the acupuncture demo.
    boy i love travelling alone.
    nearly got trampelled in the rush when i left my prime position lounger.
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    mitch got a reaction from B&M in How does the debit card process work on board?   
    like a hotel they notify a potential charge, some daily some a large amount day one. it effectively reduces your "available" funds on that card.
    if they are doing it daily based on your days spend to date its less of a problem. if they are doing a single large hit day one it could cause low spenders an issue.
    i had a situation a couple of years ago where a las vegas hotel "held" a charge equivelant to $2000 dollars which then led to a mildly embarrassing situation in a store a couple of days later. i gave the hotel a hard time as i never charge stuff to the room and the room charge had been prepaid.
    its wise to check with your card provider afterwards as sometimes they dont tie up the held amount with the actual spend leaving a hold on your account for some weeks afterwards unnecessarily. i find its best to have a word with the hotel/ship reception and find out which process they use now.
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    mitch got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    more good news.
    its 06.40 so i got the clocks right again so up in sensible time to ready for breakfast lol.
    bad news the clocks go back again tonight so it will prob all go to pot again in the morning ha ha.
    why is it the spa treatments sound more like a form of medeval torture?
    deep tissue bamboo massage??? whats that someone beating you with bamboo sticks???
    ice carving demo this afternoon sounds more like me, i'll take my own g&t. if theyre providing the ice lol.
    or maybe the chocolate lecture wonder if they give samples.
    decisions decisions its a hard life this cruising.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    well who says you shouldnt go in casinos.
    if you went in on the first three nights you got a raffle ticket, a different colour each night.
    the draw was tonight. the ticket from the first night was for a bottle of fizz, the ticket from night 2 was for dinner in sindhu,the ticket from the 3rd night was for, a bottle of fizz plus £50 plus dinner for 2 in ocean grill .
    guess who won the 3rd night prize lol.
    cash, fizz and a free dinner who says gamblings bad lol.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    well finally sussed the clocks thingy and woke at a reasonable time for breakfast.
    was even able to be organised so i could go into the buffet just after 7 and then out to the smoking area by the pool.
    beutiful day calm super sunrise collared a chair in the sun at the edge of the smoking area and did my physio like a good boy,doc will be pleased.
    couple of cups of coffee and even risked removing the shirt, factor 50 required. the captain did warn the greenpeace whaling bods.
    hadnt realised how much fun can be had watching the sunbed wars unfold.
    the nabbers were there 0715 with their towels and accessorys nabbing a bed from the pile and then disappearing. the creww came out around 7.30 to unpack the beds and lay them out, even they shook their heads when they saw half a dozen had already been taken and positioned.
    then came the supervisors with their slaves, one poor slave had 3 generations of masters (mother wife and daughter) poor lad 3/4s of an hour he had to move and re-move 3 beds with counter instructions from each master. after an hour or so he was allowed to slope off to the buffet with instructions to go back to the cabin and get that flowery hat for mum as its too windy for the one shes brought.and no he cant watch the football mum wants to go to the acupuncture demo.
    boy i love travelling alone.
    nearly got trampelled in the rush when i left my prime position lounger.
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    mitch got a reaction from Jenjen in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    talking of queing since when did riding one these bl**** scooters give you priority access.
    orderley queue formed outside main dining for breakfast,everyone chatting etc. i obviously wasnt the only one got the clocks wrong.
    this ****** woman on one of these trikes came swanning past shot through the doors as they opened and practically leapt out on to "her" table.
    i have to say excellant timing but damned annoying.
    and promptly gave a mouthful to a gent who mentioned she might like to join the queue tommorrow.
    i think someone may have a flat tyre tommorrow.
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    mitch got a reaction from Popsicle in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    OMG BACK SEAT NAVIGATORS NOW
    lol today the capt came on at noon with his usual update. apparently he has been contacted by concerned passengers asking what hes doing regarding tropical storm ophelia which is 300 miles south of us.
    poor bloke then had to explain ITS 300 MILES AWAY.
    hes sailing away from it not towards it and at the worst it may get a bit lumpy around midnight but thats as much as it will affect us.
    my god i feel for the crew.
    what do these people do all day. your on holiday for gods sake.
    thank goodness the drink of the day is a double pina colada.
    i think i am going to stock up lol.
     
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    mitch got a reaction from B&M in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    i assure you i am not making this up.
    we docked in the azores this morning.
    last night the sea was a mill pond and i was sat outside the east bar puffing on my e-cig, bacardi etc in hand enjoying the most glorious sunset.
    the ship was practically stationary all was well with the world.
    this couple came out, she sniffed oh its a smoking area all huffy and hubby says "its hardly moving, if he put his foot down we could have docked tonight"
    about turned and went back to the bar.
    i nearly had an accident. lol.
    back seat drivers as well. tee hee
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    mitch got a reaction from Popsicle in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    fortunately the ship is big enough to find escapes usually the smoking areas or casino lol.
    i knew the bad habits would come in handy. lol.
    i am here to enjoy myself and i will i just posted this as within minutes of getting on board they started and i had this flashback to these forums about the p&o moaners and thought my god its true lol. although i must admit i havent been asked to compare prices yet but i suppose theres 20 odd days to go lol.
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    mitch got a reaction from Jenjen in Arcadia J717 carribean 7 -31st october 2017   
    the veiw from my hiding place. lol


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