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    buddy got a reaction from Mermaid Jessica in MSC introducing Vinotherapy. I always knew wine was a form of therapy!   
    I love this! MSC Cruises are adding something called Vinotherapy to their cruises soon and it sounds exactly what I need!

    It’s probably a clever gimmick to get people to book in the spa but who cares, it’s worked on me already, I’m sold. 

    They’re introducing “wine-based spa treatments” starting with the new ship MSC Seaside out of Miami and then it’s being added across the fleet. It says they use the natural anti-aging and firming properties found in grapes to create face and body treatments made with extracts from wine vineyards blended with Tuscan plants and essential oils.

    I mean, I probably would have been happier if it included a jacuzzi and a free bottle of wine, that’s my sort of vinotherapy but this sounds good too. It’s supposed to boost circulation, reduce the signs of ageing, brighten the skin and improve digestion, things I’m sure we’ll all agree, wine on its own does not do! I’ve never had a hangover that includes those benefits!

    Anything wine-based that improves the way I look and feel sounds like a winner!
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    buddy got a reaction from Mermaid Jessica in MSC introducing Vinotherapy. I always knew wine was a form of therapy!   
    I love this! MSC Cruises are adding something called Vinotherapy to their cruises soon and it sounds exactly what I need!

    It’s probably a clever gimmick to get people to book in the spa but who cares, it’s worked on me already, I’m sold. 

    They’re introducing “wine-based spa treatments” starting with the new ship MSC Seaside out of Miami and then it’s being added across the fleet. It says they use the natural anti-aging and firming properties found in grapes to create face and body treatments made with extracts from wine vineyards blended with Tuscan plants and essential oils.

    I mean, I probably would have been happier if it included a jacuzzi and a free bottle of wine, that’s my sort of vinotherapy but this sounds good too. It’s supposed to boost circulation, reduce the signs of ageing, brighten the skin and improve digestion, things I’m sure we’ll all agree, wine on its own does not do! I’ve never had a hangover that includes those benefits!

    Anything wine-based that improves the way I look and feel sounds like a winner!
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    buddy reacted to Rum+Sun in P&O Cruises Announce Iona Will Be The Name Of Their New Ship for 2020   
    I ONA wanna cruise with you
     
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    buddy got a reaction from rachel in Is there much difference between Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Silhouette??   
    I saw in the news that Celebrity Silhouette has now arrived in Southampton to replace Celebrity Eclipse as Celebrity Cruises’ Southampton based ship this year. A lot has been made of the change but is there much difference between the two ships? I know their both Solstice Class so does that mean they’re almost identical? If so, why is it all that big of a deal? Different name on the front but same ship?
     
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    buddy reacted to tigerlilly in Are you Brand Loyal ?   
    I do like certain brands but i would always look at other options if the date/price/itinerary are better. Variety is the spice of life!
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    buddy got a reaction from tigerlilly in Duplicate payments   
    What an utter fiasco! money has been taken out of bank accounts and clients have to wait up to 7 days for refunds!
    i understand the upset and worry this has caused however after what happened yesterday in Manchester it certainly puts things into perspective!!!!
     
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    buddy got a reaction from Davybe in RIP Mr Bond   
    lovely man
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    buddy got a reaction from tigerlilly in Duplicate payments   
    What an utter fiasco! money has been taken out of bank accounts and clients have to wait up to 7 days for refunds!
    i understand the upset and worry this has caused however after what happened yesterday in Manchester it certainly puts things into perspective!!!!
     
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    buddy got a reaction from tigerlilly in Duplicate payments   
    What an utter fiasco! money has been taken out of bank accounts and clients have to wait up to 7 days for refunds!
    i understand the upset and worry this has caused however after what happened yesterday in Manchester it certainly puts things into perspective!!!!
     
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    buddy got a reaction from tigerlilly in Duplicate payments   
    What an utter fiasco! money has been taken out of bank accounts and clients have to wait up to 7 days for refunds!
    i understand the upset and worry this has caused however after what happened yesterday in Manchester it certainly puts things into perspective!!!!
     
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    buddy got a reaction from graphostar in Artists flown in by P&O Cruises for passenger entertainment   
    Lately with P&O they have flown in artists who I must say have been first class.
    To think what you would pay to see these people back in the UK makes you think what good value cruising is.
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    buddy got a reaction from Davybe in Norwegian Cruise Line Goes All Inclusive   
    my neighbour has called enquired about ncl today and had it confirmed that it includes drinks for every guest in the cabin and free gratuities!!!.
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    buddy got a reaction from 2torts in Britannia today   
    Yes especially as the weather in the next few days looks promising!
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    buddy reacted to Ahoy in Britannia Ant & Dec   
    cant wait!
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    buddy got a reaction from Maddie3 in Galapagos   
    I looked into going to the Galapagos last year but have had to delay it. You can actually go all year round - Dec to June is hot and humid whilst June to Nov is dry and cooler.
    I only looked into Celebrity & Silversea however the itineraries looked amazing! I like the fact you have a guide with a max of 13 passengers on any tour with Silversea so you really get a one to one informative tour.
    its definitely still on my wish list!!!!!
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    buddy got a reaction from Furby in What Itineraries Would You Like To See For 2017/2018?   
    I know we all want to see new ports however the ships are getting so large surely they are going to be restricted for access anyway.
    also with the troubles in the world, turkey, tunis etc.. it must be a nightmare trying to plan routes for a year in advance.
    its still exciting though - I cant wait to see the itineraries!!!!!
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    buddy got a reaction from Furby in What Itineraries Would You Like To See For 2017/2018?   
    I know we all want to see new ports however the ships are getting so large surely they are going to be restricted for access anyway.
    also with the troubles in the world, turkey, tunis etc.. it must be a nightmare trying to plan routes for a year in advance.
    its still exciting though - I cant wait to see the itineraries!!!!!
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    buddy reacted to Mimosa in I'm sure we've all met a few of these people.......   
    I was just flicking through a review sight & I saw a post headed "AVOID THE FF'S".  Wanting to know what at FF was I read on.  I have just laughed my way through this & thought I'd share with you all.......
     
    And who/what are the ‘FFs’ I refer to in my headline that I suggest you avoid? Frequent Floaters!

    The captain (who is a great sport) mentioned in one of his short talks that two-thirds of the guests had cruised with P&O previously ... and don’t they let you know it!

    Unfortunately, the FFs not only love to bore you with the intricate details of every cruise they’ve ever done but they also continually moan about the cruise they’re on. The record that we came across was a couple who were on their 17th, yes their 17th, cruise. And they’d already booked for next year. We also met a couple who were cruising in the Caribbean for the 10th year in a row.

    Now, there’s no problem here at all. Although we would get bored to death with doing the same type of holiday each year let alone to the same locations, each to their own. If this is what people want to do, then that is of course fine. But stop going on and on and on about it and stop moaning about everything on the current cruise being worse than previous cruises.

    Here are a sample of the comments we heard (and please insert the name of any cruise ship you wish as after a while you realise these FFs have been on them all, the Aurora, the Oceania, the Titanic):

    • “On the Black Pig they changed the carpets in the lifts each day. Each day the carpet had the name of the day woven into it. It’s these little touches that the Britannia just don’t have”! Who cares? Stop looking at your feet!

    • “On the Titanic there were more lifts and so you didn’t have to wait so long”. Believe me, the longest you wait on the Britannia is about 90 seconds. What’s the hurry, you’re on a cruise?

    • “On the Mary Celeste they decanted the wine. We only drink wine if it’s been decanted”. I think this is a couple that don’t really understand the purpose of decanting and when wine needs to be decanted!

    • “On the Jolly Roger they served the vegetables separately”. We really just didn’t understand why this was a good thing... any ideas?

    Etc. etc. You get the idea. Many FFs even moaned that the gift of a Monopoly Set from P&O on Christmas day was inappropriate and not good enough. I think they need to look around the world and realise that they’re on a luxury cruise while thousands of refugees and children are starving!

    The FFs seem to have forgotten what a cruise is about and they’re now just playing cruising ‘Top Trumps’ chasing the perfect ship ...” This is our second cruise on the Britannia this year…”, “We were on the maiden voyage…”, “We helped design the Britannia…”, “We helped build the Britannia…” (okay, I made the last two up).
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    buddy got a reaction from Falmouthgirl in I'm on Duty this week   
    another sad reply fudge!!!!
    what is the matter with you all!!!
    I suggest you book a cruise and chill out!!!!!!
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    buddy got a reaction from Falmouthgirl in I'm on Duty this week   
    what a bitter reply 132lk132
    wish there were more people out there being generous with there time!!!!
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    buddy got a reaction from Captain Kidd II in Why are new ships getting larger? Princess Majestic   
    Thank you I appreciate all your replies. We do like the smaller ships, the Queen Victoria/Elizabeth being about the largest we'd do as we have tried larger ships and although you do have more facilities, dining venue's etc.. we feel they're just not for us. The Oceania, Regent brands look so appealing but so far have just proved to be a little too expensive.
    I've always enjoyed our cruises so am sure we'll get sorted!!!
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    buddy reacted in Nice Touch - Thank you Bolsover   
    This weekend just gone I celebrated a special birthday.
     
    Imagine my delight to receive in Saturday's post a really good quality personal birthday card from Bolsover Cruise Club. A really nice touch and much appreciated.
     
    The postman also delivered personalised cards from P&O and Hapag-Lloyd while I receive e-cards from Silversea and Cunard.
     
    Arn't birthdays fun.
     
    Thanks again Bolsover Cruise Club.
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    buddy got a reaction from Captain Kidd II in Why are new ships getting larger? Princess Majestic   
    Thank you I appreciate all your replies. We do like the smaller ships, the Queen Victoria/Elizabeth being about the largest we'd do as we have tried larger ships and although you do have more facilities, dining venue's etc.. we feel they're just not for us. The Oceania, Regent brands look so appealing but so far have just proved to be a little too expensive.
    I've always enjoyed our cruises so am sure we'll get sorted!!!
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    buddy reacted to Captainhaddock in Stopping Semi Formal Nights On All P And O Ships   
    Has anyone else noticed at the bottom of page 178 of the new P and O brochure that from next year they are dropping the semi formal nights on Arcadia, Oriana, and Aurora.
    I can fully understand these being dropped on family ships, because clearly if you have a couple of children there is enough luggage without the extra of formal nights.
    However as a dedicated traveller with P and O am disappointed that the semi formal nights are to be no longer, on the 3 mentioned ships, particularly on the adult only ships.
    Has anyone else any feelings on this subject.
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    buddy got a reaction from wheels36 in Why are new ships getting larger? Princess Majestic   
    I've just been reading up on the new Majestic Princess which looks amazing however my travelling companions don't like the large ships. We hold our breath when another new ship is announced however the ships are just getting larger and larger with more & more people.  Yes we have found smaller ships but they are always in the 5/6 star category & as we like to try and do a couple of cruises each year this I'm afraid is not an option for us. I wonder if any cruise operators have a 4 star product they are bringing out in the future?
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