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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Insurance details   
    at the end of the day you can only give them what youve got and its no good committing in advance to a particular company these days as they will rip you off on the premium if they think you will def renew as your going away over the renewal date. i would just start hunting a new policy 30 days before as usual so long as you have a policy or policies in place on the day of embarkation i cant see it being a problem.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Do You Give Your Cabin Steward Excellent   
    the difficulty with the system is that the cruiselines penalise low scores by deducting money from tips. that scews the whole system and is fundamentally wrong.
    the "reccomended" tips should be built into the cruise price and what individual passengers then do is up to them. the survey scores would then more accurateley reflect service received.
    which i think would then benefit everyone in the long term.
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    mitch got a reaction from Oldworldtraveller in Do You Give Your Cabin Steward Excellent   
    the difficulty with the system is that the cruiselines penalise low scores by deducting money from tips. that scews the whole system and is fundamentally wrong.
    the "reccomended" tips should be built into the cruise price and what individual passengers then do is up to them. the survey scores would then more accurateley reflect service received.
    which i think would then benefit everyone in the long term.
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    mitch got a reaction from HthrEdmndsn in Do You Give Your Cabin Steward Excellent   
    the difficulty with the system is that the cruiselines penalise low scores by deducting money from tips. that scews the whole system and is fundamentally wrong.
    the "reccomended" tips should be built into the cruise price and what individual passengers then do is up to them. the survey scores would then more accurateley reflect service received.
    which i think would then benefit everyone in the long term.
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    mitch got a reaction from DavidH in cruising good for your health lol !!!!!!!   
    thanks for all the kind thoughts.
    its nice to be home.
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in cruising good for your health lol !!!!!!!   
    moved me last night to chesterfield, will be disch today fingers crossed but yes northern general were excellant .
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    mitch got a reaction from 2torts in cruising good for your health lol !!!!!!!   
    the washing doesnt arrive till thursday so i am hoping to be out by then. if not they will have to hang on to it until the cruise in oct although it would be pretty ripe by then lol
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in cruising good for your health lol !!!!!!!   
    yes very lucky dialed 999 at 8 by 10 i was in theatre under local having things done by 12.30 a stent was in and i was on a ward.
    just waiting to get transferred to chesterfield or sent home whichever comes first.
    feel a bit of a fraud now really sat here tucking into sandwiches and ice cream lol.
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in Isn’t it time all-inclusive holidays were offered by every cruise line?   
    currently on ventura sitting by the pool,  finish on friday so far i have paid for 6 drinks the others the casino gave me so no way would any form of drinks package work. nor would trips i have only done 2. like most people i think they should include tips.
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    mitch got a reaction from RiverSong in UK Privacy Law, Have You Had an Email Regarding This?   
    the new law requires companies to be able to prove you agreed to them sending you emails. its an attempt to reduce mass marketing emails people havent asked for.
    in future if a company sends you emails you didnt agree to the info commissioner can fine them.
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    mitch got a reaction from Gilltho in WHY WOULD YOU GO WITH P&O (OMG STOP MOANING)   
    the nest of the lesser spotted bednapper, the males were sent to sour the upper decks for the small tables as they dont put any on the pool deck.
    the nest was created at 07.40 but then deserted and remained empty until 09.30 when i went below.
    note they come prepared with huge pegs to secure towels some even have huge elastic bands made out of 3inch wide elastic obviously custom made as they just fit the beds.

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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in Not ANOTHER one - lets talk new ships   
    trouble is the new ones are all huge so not for me.
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    mitch got a reaction from DavidH in packing list (what i forgot last time)   
    just been on boots to stock up, lol was low on factor 50.
    and its snowing here today.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in packing list (what i forgot last time)   
    well best laid plans and all that, contacted the gp and explained i was going on hols so i needed 2 months of prescription as renewal date is the 28th. went to chemist this morning not only was there only 1 months supply there was only one months supply of half the items. so ive sent a snotty email detailing what i am short of. so much for being organised and ordering in advance. i suppose a good thing in that i didnt leave it to the last minute. theres plenty of time to sort it out. lol. good job i have a weeks worth of back up.
     
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in Following the Dress Code.   
    oh i hear you hlm, sometimes these companies need to find a proof reader with a brain cell or 2. some of the rubbish they put out only to contradict themselves minutes later is laughable.
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    mitch got a reaction from HALaP&O in Has P&O implemented their drinks ban?   
    your allowed 1 litre. i think. i dont bother if i want a drink i go to the bar.
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    mitch reacted to Davybe in Gratuities increase.   
    At the moment we all have a choice regarding Grat's. Pay them or not quite simple ,you even get a choice of how to pay them, and how much....Davybe
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Vegan   
    they try and accomodate most dietry needs there are options in the buffet for gluten free, diabetics etc.
    they are very helpful in the dining rooms too.
    there are vegetarian options on each menu.
    but to expect them to produce daily menus for each dietary option is a bit much.
     
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    mitch got a reaction from RobBar in Advance Boarding for cruise ships   
    just another wayof extracting cash from your wallet. the ship still leaves at the same time so dont see the point.
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    mitch got a reaction from RobBar in Is It A Bribe or a Tip?   
    each to their own lol fortunateley ive never been that desperate to get alcohol ha ha no offence intended.
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    mitch got a reaction from DavidH in Following the Dress Code.   
    yes owt every other night is too much. i personally keep to the dress code and dont mind the formal nights.i did a 24nighter on arcadia but there were a max of 2 per week which i thought was ok. i wont even mind having to wear a jacket when i go on cunard next year but draw the line at adding a tie lol.
    many years ago i was on an ncl ship when they tried no fixed dining and no dress code as such although they did have a grand ball night but that was one night out of 14. i didnt enjoy the cruise at all finding a restaurant at the time you wanted to dine was a farce.yes they had a lot a different restaurants but if one was particularly popular one night it caused chaos. and the lack of dress code made it feel considerably less of a special holiday in my eyes.
    whilst i enjoy dusting off the old dj for a holiday i wouldnt lose any sleep if  they did away with formal. but i would hope a reasonable dress code is kept.
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    mitch got a reaction from Davybe in Is It A Bribe or a Tip?   
    i think again like most tipping issues its an american thing like slipping the maitre d a bung to get a better table at a posh restaurant. i used to go to las vegas every year on holiday and you saw it a lot at bars there people over tipping the first round to get the barmans attention and asking him to look after them.
    personally i have never had to wait long for service on any cruise ship so just see it as a waste of money.
    if others want to do it so what thats up to them i am not going to get out of shape about it.
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    mitch got a reaction from Tom Cruise in How many days until your next cruise?   
    its an enjoyable cruise i went on arcadia last oct for 24 nights i think it was and it was a relaxing way to get some sun, no airport hassle no long flight.
    the demographic was quite high a lot 70 plus and at times some of the lounges in an afternoon resembled gods waiting room, i reckon the waiters went round hourly checking for pulses lol.
    but i was only ever passing through there was plenty to amuse me and i got some sun in october. so ive 3 more v similar booked. this year it includes bermuda as well which is a bonus.
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    mitch got a reaction from HLM in Advance Boarding for cruise ships   
    just another wayof extracting cash from your wallet. the ship still leaves at the same time so dont see the point.
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    mitch got a reaction from afcandrew in Aurora to become adult only.   
    it will drive up the demographic thats for sure.
    arcadia in oct was like a floating old folks home at times lol.
    but its what you make of it and there was plenty of other spaces and things to do.
     
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