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    MeeMee got a reaction from cabin boy in Formal Nights On P&o Azura   
    Chris P although you will see some comments about people not adhering to dress codes on formal nights, my experience on P&O is this is not the norm. The vast majority of male and female passengers dress to impress on formal nights. Most ladies still favour long dresses so they are the majority but even those in shorter ones are still very glam. I think on the larger ships like Azura and Ventura you do get a few people around the ship who have perhaps decided to opt out of the main dining room and go to the buffet so are not required to follow the dress code but to be honest if you are going to the main dining room, theater and bars then you really won't notice this or at least I dont. You will most certainly be amongst the vast majority in your long dresses. Have an amazing time, after all there are not many places now days were you get to experience that level of glamour.
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    MeeMee got a reaction from Captain Kidd II in Formal Nights On P&o Azura   
    Chris P although you will see some comments about people not adhering to dress codes on formal nights, my experience on P&O is this is not the norm. The vast majority of male and female passengers dress to impress on formal nights. Most ladies still favour long dresses so they are the majority but even those in shorter ones are still very glam. I think on the larger ships like Azura and Ventura you do get a few people around the ship who have perhaps decided to opt out of the main dining room and go to the buffet so are not required to follow the dress code but to be honest if you are going to the main dining room, theater and bars then you really won't notice this or at least I dont. You will most certainly be amongst the vast majority in your long dresses. Have an amazing time, after all there are not many places now days were you get to experience that level of glamour.
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    MeeMee got a reaction from Lynda and David in Southampton Check-In Times To Be Enforced   
    We have always found that if you arrive early or late it is not congested. Its if you arrive during the peak times of 1- 2.30ish. Perhaps those who book a Select Fare with P&O could be given the perk of expressing a checkin preference time?
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    MeeMee got a reaction from SunQueen in First time trying Freedom Dining   
    Must of been bad luck then, the waiters seemed to be in a real rush to get people in and out, not offering the cheese and biscuits, serving tea/Coffee whilst still eating desert, not clearing away plates before bringing next course, not topping up water, not giving the after dinner sweets etc. It did seem worse when dining after 8pm in freedom rather than when dining earlier.
     
    On a plus note loved lots of the features on Arcadia, cabins seemed very spacious, really liked the shower over the bath, loved the theater and the covered pool area stayed really warm great in not so good weather. And Bonus new headliner shows.
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    MeeMee got a reaction from Furby in What Will You Choose? Free Drinks + Free On Board Spend Or Free Gratuities?,   
    I Have been using Bolsover for a few years now and get a very personalised service. I have had the same cruise consultant throughout who knows myself and my family. She always responds in person to my emails and to any phone calls. Unless she is out of the office when collegues always pick up in her absence and check if I would like help at that point or wish to wait for my consultants return.
    I always feel confident she is getting what I want and not what they want to sell me. They have in my family a customer for as long as I am cruising.
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    MeeMee got a reaction from DavidH in First time trying Freedom Dining   
    Well tried Freedom dining again on a Short cruise on Oriana this Month and what a difference, excellent service identical to club dining. Will definately stick to Freedom when we cruise as a couple.
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    MeeMee got a reaction from WAVES in Southampton Check-In Times To Be Enforced   
    We have always found that if you arrive early or late it is not congested. Its if you arrive during the peak times of 1- 2.30ish. Perhaps those who book a Select Fare with P&O could be given the perk of expressing a checkin preference time?
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    MeeMee reacted in Drinks   
    Oh come on Roger - isn't it considered an 'art' to see how many free drinks you can get out of one of the waiters on Captain's Welcome Night?  It's the most entertaining part of the entertainment for the function - or at least it is for some of us poor souls.   
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    MeeMee reacted to iknowlescourier in Saver Price Benefits?   
    If that includes flights from New Zealand then it is a fantastic price. 
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    MeeMee got a reaction from sailaway66 in Disabled   
    Hi Blondie
     
    My adult son is a full time electric wheelchair user, he is very physicaly disabled needing hoisting, shower chair and specialist feeding. We have been cruising with him since 2003 and have been on Aurora, Azura and Ventura. All 3 ships are very accessible, large staterooms (ventura and Azura also having accessible balcony options)with full wet rooms. You can take your own equipment on board i.e. hoists, shower chair etc and these can be put through the normal luggage process. The staff are amazing and do everything to help. We have just returned from a 4 week back to back cruise on Ventura. My son was quiet anxious about meal times as since the cruise last year he has lost the ability to eat solids and is mainly fed by gastrosmy. The head waiter Joy made sure that every day he had a soup he could eat and liked several days this involved them making a consumme especially for him. They even moved the soups to a select dining restaurant to enable all the family to enjoy a change in dining together.
    In terms of ports of call we find most in the med and canaries have accessible shuttle buses free of charge when the town is not walkable also there is normally one fully accessible tour option availible at each port unless this is not availible due to the country visiting (not all countries are that advanced accessibility wise). Also we have found P&O excellent at sourcing accessible private shore excursions. Tender ports can be problematic so we try to avoid cruises with too many tender ports but again they are becoming less and less now days.
    I hope we have encoraged you to give cruising a go as its an excellent option for someone with a disability of course there are always little niggles but in my view nothing to spoil the experience.
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    MeeMee reacted in Embarkation Muster Station Drill   
    We always attend - it marks the start of the cruise for us so is quite exciting lol.    We didn't go to the second when we did a back to back though, it was liberating walking around the ship when it was so quiet.
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    MeeMee got a reaction from Seasick Dave in Embarkation Muster Station Drill   
    We were told by our cabin steward and by reception staff that we did not need to attend as we stayed in the same cabin and therefore the same muster station, we were also counted as being on one cruise. It was also a unique experience staying on board whilst everyone left, i think we saw one other couple who had also stayed on. It was very quiet for a few hours.
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    MeeMee got a reaction from Harvey in Thinking of booking P&O Cruises' Aurora   
    Still my favourite P&O ship, great atmosphere, very safe and handles bad weather well.
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    MeeMee got a reaction from kerry304 in What Do You Want To See On Board Britannia   
    I am really hoping they have interconnecting cabins to their disabled cabins so we have the option not to share a cabin with our adult disabled son and he has the option not to share with us !
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    MeeMee got a reaction from RiverSong in Re-New Wedding Vows   
    Myself and my husband renewed our wedding vows on board Ventura in Oct 2013, we managed to get the day we were married on so it was exactly 25 years. It was a lovely experience. The service was conducted by the captain. We had the help of a coordinator on board. You get a free photo in with the package in a silver frame, flowers for yourself and button hole for hubby, cake and champagne. The photographer is personal to you and takes pictures all round the ship just like a wedding. We had an amazing time.
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    MeeMee got a reaction from RiverSong in P&o Britannia Blue Funnel   
    Love it, hated the buff colour much more British looking
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    MeeMee got a reaction from stocktonmackem in Disabled   
    Hi Blondie
     
    My adult son is a full time electric wheelchair user, he is very physicaly disabled needing hoisting, shower chair and specialist feeding. We have been cruising with him since 2003 and have been on Aurora, Azura and Ventura. All 3 ships are very accessible, large staterooms (ventura and Azura also having accessible balcony options)with full wet rooms. You can take your own equipment on board i.e. hoists, shower chair etc and these can be put through the normal luggage process. The staff are amazing and do everything to help. We have just returned from a 4 week back to back cruise on Ventura. My son was quiet anxious about meal times as since the cruise last year he has lost the ability to eat solids and is mainly fed by gastrosmy. The head waiter Joy made sure that every day he had a soup he could eat and liked several days this involved them making a consumme especially for him. They even moved the soups to a select dining restaurant to enable all the family to enjoy a change in dining together.
    In terms of ports of call we find most in the med and canaries have accessible shuttle buses free of charge when the town is not walkable also there is normally one fully accessible tour option availible at each port unless this is not availible due to the country visiting (not all countries are that advanced accessibility wise). Also we have found P&O excellent at sourcing accessible private shore excursions. Tender ports can be problematic so we try to avoid cruises with too many tender ports but again they are becoming less and less now days.
    I hope we have encoraged you to give cruising a go as its an excellent option for someone with a disability of course there are always little niggles but in my view nothing to spoil the experience.
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