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  1. 3 hours ago, DavidH said:

    Hi Tom Cruise,

    160 days ("And counting, Mr. Bond") until we board Azamara Quest in Venice.  Two caravan trips to Scotland to come before that, though.  One to drive the North Coast 500 (in around 6 weeks' time).  The other to catch our daughter's shows at The Jazz Bar in Edinburgh as part of The Fringe Festival in August.

    One other cruise in the diary, as yet, in May 2019 - along the River Danube from Budapest to Bucharest on Emerald Destiny.

    DavidH

    Azamara Quest... nice!

    Never sailed with them but I get the impression it's very laid back and more relaxed than other cruise lines.

    The North Coast 500 looks amazing. Hopefully in 6 weeks time the weather should have picked up. How long will it take you?

    I'd love to do a river cruise but I think my kids would miss the beach.

  2. 5 hours ago, mitch said:

    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.

    Don't blame you, who doesn't love the sun! I still need to do the Caribbean B)

  3. 15 hours ago, mitch said:

    oriana 15 feb 20 28 days to carribean from/to soton prebooked today they will confirm when it goes on sale on the 22nd.

    i will look for one around oct 20 time but my problem is i cant fly so it needs to be a uk from/to.

    theres a couple of fred olsen i like the look of during summer time so i may look to go earlier in 2020.

    i am on my own now, nowt else to spend it on lol. and the job i do i can still do onboard so its not an issue.

    28 day Caribbean cruise sounds great mitch! 

    It's fantastic that you can still get to see the world without the need to fly.

  4. 2 hours ago, sinbad10 said:

    It isnt a plan to get on the ship that early Princess say that those in higher tiers of Captain Circle i.e. Elite will still get priority boarding and get on first and then those that have paid the $49 per cabin will be next so I should imagine it would not be anytime before midday.

    Pointless then. We've never had an issue getting on or had to wait. Usually on the ship for 1pm. Not sure what time boarding starts, maybe we are just late.

  5. Depends how early. 

    If it was 8am it would be like an extra day at sea. Providing that the ship's facilities are available to use and you can get food and drinks then I think it's a good idea. Expect they would want to get the previous passengers off first though.

    If it's only 1 or 2 hours before the normal time then there isn't much point.

  6. On 3/9/2018 at 4:52 PM, 2torts said:

    I think the new letters on a coloured background look more cheerful  than the ghostly figures but I wouldn't be happy if my little picture had vanished cos it took me weeks to get it there & I still don't know how I finally did it:D

    I agree, the new initial looks much better 

  7. On 9/26/2017 at 2:36 PM, sinbad10 said:

    Because Azamara is in a different market than P&O and if P&O offered the same product at the same price it would not sell

     

    On 9/26/2017 at 5:49 PM, Oldworldtraveller said:

    Azamara are in a different league to P&O. Small boutique ships offering all inclusive quality. Their cruises sell out time after time and they need the extra capacity.  Azamara Pursuit will be a resounding success like her sisters Quest and Journey. They take delivery in March 2018. 

    Agree!

  8. On 9/26/2017 at 2:21 PM, Rikki said:

    I'm booked on the Adonia in April. Will have to wait and see what they have to say.

    You'd have thought they would have honoured the cruises they had bookings for before selling her.

    You'd have thought so, especially as they have already taken her away once!

  9. On 9/26/2017 at 3:28 PM, Furby said:

    but why? we dont ask waiters in out local restuarants how much tips they get, or waiters and staff in hotels, same industry, so why do we need to know about cruise staff?

    Not sure Furby. 

    I can't imagine people actually asking the staff directly what they earn, is that what you're suggesting? 

    You wouldn't walk into a hospital and ask a nurse what he or she gets paid but that doesn't stop the media writing about it and people talking about it. 

    Also, I'm sure cruise ship staff pay was big news a few years back and I'm sure there was a TV programme where somebody went undercover on a ship to investigate wages.

  10. 39 minutes ago, Furby said:

    why are cruise passengers so obsessed with what crew earn? they dont ask us what we earn. we wouldnt ask hotel employees how much they earn. genuinely curious as to why guests want to know what crew earn?

    Maybe they wonder what it takes to have to put up with some of the obnoxious twits you find on cruises!

    Think it will always be a topic of discussion, as it is with tips.

  11. On 9/21/2017 at 1:18 PM, Oldworldtraveller said:

    This is a question that has been asked many times and has always been in the realms of what people have allegedly been told, guess work and other unreliable sources. I found this site on the open web and it may help to answer some of the questions. Sign in and it shows all those that are XXXX

    https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salary/P-and-O-Cruises-Salaries-E377562.htm

    £674 per month for a waiter. Let's say they work 8 hours a day, 6 days a week, that would work out around £26 per day, or £3.25 per hour. Chances are they probably work more hours than this so it would be less.

  12. On 9/14/2017 at 4:08 PM, cruise chef said:

    On your thinking Tom we will be having the 1st beach at sea with Candy floss, sticks of rock, fish & chips shellfish stands, penny slots & cheesy postcards. Not liking the sound of it!

    Some great ideas there Cruise Chef ;)

    You see, that is why I said it would need to be classy. I'm not talking Cleethorpe's sea front, although some donkey rides around the promenade might go down well for those who have ate too much at dinner :lol:

  13. On 9/10/2017 at 10:20 AM, afcandrew said:

    Certainly some good, creative thinking from you Tom.  Some of your ideas would be easy to incorporate, such as Punch & Judy, Food Stalls (fresh, hot donuts?) and a kids pool with artificial beach.  Things like train rides and funfair rides however take up a lot of space.  The problem with the large news ships is that they don't have significantly extra deck space as they tend to build up - i.e. more decks.

    How about a mini ferris wheel, helter skelter and waltzer? Oh and don't forget the claw machines and coin pushers in the amusements ;)

    Seriously though, I'm sure P&O's design team could come up with something unique.

    NCL and RCI don't struggle to pack this stuff in. I mean look at this thing, there's fun absolutely everywhere you look.. !!

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  14. 37 minutes ago, mitch said:

    hi all, heard back from cunard all they say is there is seating in at least one of the smoking areas. litterally that was it. it answers the problem but the terse tone seems to say what they hold smokers to be. an inconveniance at best. or am i being paranoid.

    Nobody seems to like smokers these days and it's hard to believe that not so long ago people were free to smoke in pubs and even restaurants. I find the thought of somebody smoking where I'm eating quite disgusting now. I wouldn't worry as there have always been plenty of smokers on the ships I have sailed on. It's a bit stinky when only using an ecig but needs must 

  15. Used an ecig on our Ventura cruise last year. One evening we were sat up at the breakers bar, above the pool area. This is one of the areas where it is ok to use them, well on one side of the ship it is. There was only a table available on the non smoking side, which was actually quite central, literally 2 foot from the smoking side. One of the waiters came up to me and said I couldn't use the ecig there, so I moved the chair 2 foot back and it was ok. Seems a little crazy but I suppose rules are rules. I occasionally used the ecig in the cabin and on the balcony and didn't get captured :ph34r:

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