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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Happy New Year.   
    happy new year davybe and to all on the forum and beyond may it bring all that you wish for and more.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Pensioners smuggled Drugs?   
    i suppose even drug smugglers get old lol.
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    mitch got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in Christmas   
    merry xmas and may the new year be all that you hope for and more
    all the best
    mitch
     
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    mitch reacted to Davybe in Christmas   
    All very best to forum members and their loved ones, hoping 2019 is a good year fo us all.
    Just finished the cards (Hate doing it) bought a very limited amount of presents, giving Cash to the older grand kids ,and friends get nowt? we donate to a local food bank, they need it more than our friends and relatives.....Davybe
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    mitch got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in Christmas   
    merry xmas and may the new year be all that you hope for and more
    all the best
    mitch
     
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    mitch got a reaction from Countrygirl in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    thats what they were trying to sort out they were appearing everywhere.it was like wacky races at times. several times they broadcast asking people not to leave them in corridors otside cabins.not just scooters but ordinary wheelchairs. i was on sky deck which is quite a tight area none of which are adapted as far as i know and there were 3 wheelchairs and a scooter up there and at night the scooter was put in the corridor to charge. the cabin opposite mine they had a wheelchair and the mess they made of the door trying to get in in the wheelchair was horrendous i reckon the door would need taking off sanding down and repolishing etc. because we were at the end of the corridor next to the door out onto deck 10 there wasnt much manouvering room to get an angle into the cabin without hitting the door.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    oh no it was never going to be a straight reduction but at least now its the same for everyone apart from singles still get shafted.
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    mitch got a reaction from Countrygirl in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    thats what they were trying to sort out they were appearing everywhere.it was like wacky races at times. several times they broadcast asking people not to leave them in corridors otside cabins.not just scooters but ordinary wheelchairs. i was on sky deck which is quite a tight area none of which are adapted as far as i know and there were 3 wheelchairs and a scooter up there and at night the scooter was put in the corridor to charge. the cabin opposite mine they had a wheelchair and the mess they made of the door trying to get in in the wheelchair was horrendous i reckon the door would need taking off sanding down and repolishing etc. because we were at the end of the corridor next to the door out onto deck 10 there wasnt much manouvering room to get an angle into the cabin without hitting the door.
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    mitch got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in Christmas   
    merry xmas and may the new year be all that you hope for and more
    all the best
    mitch
     
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    mitch reacted to HthrEdmndsn in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    How do you find out if others paid less than you unless you ask? If you don't think you'll like the answer, don't ask! 
    Ah yes. The good old days. When only people who knew what they were doing two years in advance could go on cruises. 
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Celebrity Pricing?   
    i got quite close this year ive booked aurora 12 nights for £1598 in july.which isnt too bad considering single supplement is involved,also 28 nights on arcadia in oct for £3139. works out at £133 and £112 per night. considering i am paying for 2 thirds of another person for nothing in return i ought to get 2/3 of that persons obc as well.
    aurora may be a bit big for my tastes but i will give it a go, hopefully my back will be sorted by then.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Celebrity Pricing?   
    i try and get as close to £100 per night as i can, that aint close lol.
    i too will be elsewhere.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in New Year cruise   
    amsterdam can be v cold at new year, layers are the answer expect to see people in a polo neck with jumper plus jacket and a snow/overcoat. tights,leggings thicker trousers/cords.and snoods,scarves and hats. it can feel colder due to the canals and the amount of surrounding water. misty too.theyre good at gritting and clearing pathways but take care the bikes it seems have right of way over everything.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in New Year cruise   
    amsterdam can be v cold at new year, layers are the answer expect to see people in a polo neck with jumper plus jacket and a snow/overcoat. tights,leggings thicker trousers/cords.and snoods,scarves and hats. it can feel colder due to the canals and the amount of surrounding water. misty too.theyre good at gritting and clearing pathways but take care the bikes it seems have right of way over everything.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in lest we forget   
    i have to say i have been impressed with the involvement of the young over the last few years especially with the efforts made by schools. a few years ago i did some talks along with other veterans at some local primary schools and was impressed by the efforts they were making.
    thats why i was so annoyed/shocked at the attitude of the older generation of sunbathers on the cruise many given their age must have lived through some of the second world war even though v young.
    i am of the veiw that whatever the conflict and the political issues leading to it the fallen should not be forgotten because the conflict is disliked. the armed forces proceed at the will of the government and do their best to fulfill the task given them. for many years serving in northern ireland we were abused over there and even at home by some so in a small way i understand how the american veterans from vietnam feel.
    also the fallen must include freind and foe alike, i met an argentinian veteran of the falklands war at a rugby match at twickenham, in a bar of course and it wasnt until 3 parts the way through the night that the subject got mentioned and we realised we were not far apart on one particular night. lights swung and much more beer was drunk.(if your ex forces youll understand the lights reference lol).
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov   
    the problems yesterday were caused by individuals ignoring allocated times and waiting areas and blocking the area around the gangway and p&0's inability to get them to return to their allocated zones and of course those who thought they were entitled to do as they like.
    more staff were required in and around the area surrounding the gangplank.they needed an exclusion zone all around deck 2. not helped by the fact the luggage was late being sorted. so disembarkation started 15 minutes late.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov   
    i am usually quite pleased with the ships services and try not to nit pick and go with the flow, but on this cruise the internet has been particularly bad and the ships photographers virging on incompetant. i entered 8 photos in the passenger photography competition but when i went down to view the entrys none of mine or another passengers were there and this was after a false start as they were already 2 hours late putting them out. so they had to take them all down and find ours and print them and set it all up again. needless to say ours they put at ankle height so you could hardly see them. so i am not hopeful. now i dont claim to be david bailey or whatever his name is but the offerings of the onboard photographers given the prices they charge are very poor and lack imagination.
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    mitch got a reaction from afcandrew in lest we forget   
    ok i am ex army so perhaps a little more sensitive than most on this subject.
    on arcadia today a rememberance service was held in the theatre very good i have to say.
    then on deck 9 at the stern a service was held and the ensign lowered to half mast last post 2 minutes silence etc. very good.
    however some of the sun worshippers on deck 9 never moved from their sunbeds etc some chatted all through the 2 minutes silence at least one woman asked people standing to move out of "her" sun.
    one woman did put a sundress over her bikini and stood for the 2 minute silence bravo.
    all i have to say is millions died so they have the freedom to show such disrespect to others.
    rant over.
     
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    mitch got a reaction from 2torts in Cruise Log   
    on our current cruise on arcadia we had some form of hawk on board somewhere and for several days out of southampton it was seen particularly in front of the crows nest. it even caught something one day and sat on the rail eating it. several people got photos.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov   
    well here we are on the way home and yet again my azores jinx strikes. we cant dock in the azores as a storm is approaching were just nipping in at around 4am to drop off a sick passenger and then departing immediatley for la corrunna again.
    thats every port a passenger has left the ship in an ambulance,  2 in barbados. not suprising i suppose as apparently the average age is 73.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov   
    barbados was wet till lunchtime but we were in the distillary or the distillary bar so it didnt matter and when we came out we didnt care lol.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov   
    barbados was wet till lunchtime but we were in the distillary or the distillary bar so it didnt matter and when we came out we didnt care lol.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov   
    the rum was good, night night!
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov   
    st lucia another wet welcome but it cleared pretty quickly and a lovely afternoon had turning a darker shade of pink.with the factor 5000 applied liberally at regular intervals i am never going to look like a battered old suitcase like some of the sun worshippers.added to the rum miniatures and the hot sauces for my nephew, its a wonder hes got any taste buds left.
    double distillery tour tommorrow in barbados so pictures and comments may be late lol.
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in j815 arcadia 28 night cruise 20 oct-17 nov   
    st lucia another wet welcome but it cleared pretty quickly and a lovely afternoon had turning a darker shade of pink.with the factor 5000 applied liberally at regular intervals i am never going to look like a battered old suitcase like some of the sun worshippers.added to the rum miniatures and the hot sauces for my nephew, its a wonder hes got any taste buds left.
    double distillery tour tommorrow in barbados so pictures and comments may be late lol.
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