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    angel got a reaction from Captain Kidd II in Don't believe everything you read on the P&O website   
    Sorry to hear that your planned trip to Flaam has been cancelled but please do not let this spoil your holiday. I did the Fjords last August and visted both Flaam and Olden and although I enjoyed Flaam the scenery is just as stunning in Olden. I suggest a trip to the Galcier on one of the troll cards to see this stunning sight. I can still see this ship is visting Geiranger which will be the best port of call for you I think. Went there a few years a go and this is definitely my favourite destination in the Fjords.
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    angel got a reaction from Maddie3 in Military On Board Credit   
    I am absolutely sure that there is something called a Blue Light Card that entitles the police force and members of the NHS a discount with cruise companies. I also agree with Nicole's comment about  being disrespectful to the armed forces.
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    angel got a reaction from wenbakuk in Military On Board Credit   
    I am absolutely sure that there is something called a Blue Light Card that entitles the police force and members of the NHS a discount with cruise companies. I also agree with Nicole's comment about  being disrespectful to the armed forces.
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    angel got a reaction from J-Dog in Military On Board Credit   
    I am absolutely sure that there is something called a Blue Light Card that entitles the police force and members of the NHS a discount with cruise companies. I also agree with Nicole's comment about  being disrespectful to the armed forces.
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    angel got a reaction from Scribeswtr in Military On Board Credit   
    I am absolutely sure that there is something called a Blue Light Card that entitles the police force and members of the NHS a discount with cruise companies. I also agree with Nicole's comment about  being disrespectful to the armed forces.
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    angel got a reaction from dancefloordemon in Military On Board Credit   
    I am absolutely sure that there is something called a Blue Light Card that entitles the police force and members of the NHS a discount with cruise companies. I also agree with Nicole's comment about  being disrespectful to the armed forces.
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    angel reacted to NICOLE in Military On Board Credit   
    I agree that there are other emergency services who also do a great job and deserve recognition however, to say "(albeit some probably did their time with no more danger than a sharp knife in the canteen)" is in my book disrespectful to those who have served our country.
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    angel got a reaction from Captain Kidd II in Happy New Year!   
    Hope this stops the negative remarks been made and we can all continue to enjoy the forum in a positive way
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    angel got a reaction from TraceyA in Merry Christmas to all ...hope its a good one.   
    Merry Christmas everyone hope everyone has a good one
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    angel got a reaction from Maddie3 in Nice Touch - Thank you Bolsover   
    What a nice touch
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    angel got a reaction from buddy in I'm on Duty this week   
    Regardless of what people think of each other we must remember the reasons behind the poppy appeal and Remberance Sunday and  don't think this type of sniping should feature on a thread of this nature (or infact any other thread)
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    angel reacted to Popsicle in I'm on Duty this week   
    Richard,firstly well done for rising above the trolling, secondly well done for contributing to what it no doubt a truly valuable and honorable service.
     
    To the minority of members who feel it necessary to drag someone down, may I point you towards the 'EXIT' sign?
     
    As a member of the forum, and of the cruise club itself, I am deeply disappointed to see such personal slurs being aired on this thread. As many have said, there is a time and a place, and this forum is most certainly not the place.
     
    132LK132 - Your comments have done nothing but come across as bitter and underhand, and to be quite frank made you look like an unsavoury character yourself. I suggest that if you have no positive input, or contribution to make that you take yourself somewhere else and leave this forum alone. You will not succeed in silencing our most valuable members who regardless of previous forum activity, bring a massive amount of information and help to this site.
     
    Enough is enough.
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    angel got a reaction from Maddie3 in Ridiculously Good P&O Caribbean Prices   
    What an amazing deal
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    angel got a reaction from Popsicle in I'm on Duty this week   
    Regardless of what people think of each other we must remember the reasons behind the poppy appeal and Remberance Sunday and  don't think this type of sniping should feature on a thread of this nature (or infact any other thread)
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    angel got a reaction from DavidH in I'm on Duty this week   
    Regardless of what people think of each other we must remember the reasons behind the poppy appeal and Remberance Sunday and  don't think this type of sniping should feature on a thread of this nature (or infact any other thread)
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    angel got a reaction from Maddie3 in I'm on Duty this week   
    Regardless of what people think of each other we must remember the reasons behind the poppy appeal and Remberance Sunday and  don't think this type of sniping should feature on a thread of this nature (or infact any other thread)
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    angel got a reaction from Oldworldtraveller in I'm on Duty this week   
    Regardless of what people think of each other we must remember the reasons behind the poppy appeal and Remberance Sunday and  don't think this type of sniping should feature on a thread of this nature (or infact any other thread)
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    angel got a reaction from Oldworldtraveller in Come back Carol Marlow all is forgiven.   
    I live in the North of England and fly from London which is a couple of 100 miles from where I live
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    angel got a reaction from Bailey in Personal Travel Agents/Advisors   
    I have an agent that I use all the time. I know generally when she is off and if she isnt available when I do call she always calls me back. There are times that she goes away so I either wait till she gets back or one of her collegues is always happy to help
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    angel got a reaction from DavidH in Fred Olsen - Balmorel   
    I was a bit wary before I travelled as was expecting to experience the same as when I went on Braemar some years ago. Although I enjoyed Braemar and the ship was lovely the clientele onboard was quite old and I was the youngest onboard. I was expecting much the same on Balmoral. Again I was surprised there was a good mixture of ages onboard with ranging from small children, teenagers, young couples and families and then up to the older generation.
    As the cruise progressed things got better. The food was very good with the restaurant staff being very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.
    The bar areas were nice also. During the day as the weather was so good we sat outside the Marquee Bar where there were big outdoor sofas and chairs which were very comfortable which was a nice area where one could sit and read with a nice cold beer. In the evening we would have pre dinner drinks in the observatory lounge where the scenery was stunning as you had a good view of the front of the ship as this has big panoramic windows. The staff here were lovely and greeted you by name when we arrived. It did get quite busy up here in the evening so the service did get a bit slower however they did manage to get round everyone eventually.
    Our evening meal was in the Ballinalloch Restaurant which was the biggest restaurant on the ship. We had a table for six with very nice dinner companions. Our two waiters were great and we built up a very good rapport with them and nothing was too much trouble for them. The menu here was good although sometimes the choices were a bit limited - 2 starters, 2 soups, 2 salads, 4 mains and 3 or 4 desserts plus a different flavour of ice cream or sorbet every day. There was of course the normal everyday things on the menu also.
    The ship was very committed to cleanliness due to Norovirus problems they have had in the past. The captain made it very clear in all his announcements that he was going to be shaking anyone hands, and whenever we visited any of the public areas and also getting on and off the ship we were requested to use the hand sanitizer.
    Other areas of the ship again were lovely and well kept
     
     
    I really like the ship and would definitely travel on her again.
    For breakfast we alternated between the three restaurants onboard. This was a buffet but you could also order from a menu if you fancied boiled eggs etc. Again for lunch we alternated between the three restaurants and again this was a buffet service with a waiter service menu also and you could have either or both options. The service at lunch sometimes was a bit slow but sometimes this was because it seemed everyone turned up at once.
    I have already mentioned about the evening meal and as stated thought this was good.
    Even though she is a small ship in comparison to other ships I have travelled on this did not detract from my enjoyment of the cruise. We had the same facilities but on a small scale. The ship is older than some of the ships as I have sailed on previously but you really couldn’t tell. The ship was kept in very good condition, everything was clean and could not complain about anything.
    Obviously because she was smaller she was easier to find my way round and everything was within easy walking distance from our cabin.
    The cabin was good and clean and we had the normal facilities we have had previously such as tea and coffee making facilities, safe, interactive TV (where we could view our onboard account).
    The two shore excursions we had again were well organised and we thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
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    angel got a reaction from wheels36 in Fred Olsen - Balmorel   
    I was a bit wary before I travelled as was expecting to experience the same as when I went on Braemar some years ago. Although I enjoyed Braemar and the ship was lovely the clientele onboard was quite old and I was the youngest onboard. I was expecting much the same on Balmoral. Again I was surprised there was a good mixture of ages onboard with ranging from small children, teenagers, young couples and families and then up to the older generation.
    As the cruise progressed things got better. The food was very good with the restaurant staff being very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.
    The bar areas were nice also. During the day as the weather was so good we sat outside the Marquee Bar where there were big outdoor sofas and chairs which were very comfortable which was a nice area where one could sit and read with a nice cold beer. In the evening we would have pre dinner drinks in the observatory lounge where the scenery was stunning as you had a good view of the front of the ship as this has big panoramic windows. The staff here were lovely and greeted you by name when we arrived. It did get quite busy up here in the evening so the service did get a bit slower however they did manage to get round everyone eventually.
    Our evening meal was in the Ballinalloch Restaurant which was the biggest restaurant on the ship. We had a table for six with very nice dinner companions. Our two waiters were great and we built up a very good rapport with them and nothing was too much trouble for them. The menu here was good although sometimes the choices were a bit limited - 2 starters, 2 soups, 2 salads, 4 mains and 3 or 4 desserts plus a different flavour of ice cream or sorbet every day. There was of course the normal everyday things on the menu also.
    The ship was very committed to cleanliness due to Norovirus problems they have had in the past. The captain made it very clear in all his announcements that he was going to be shaking anyone hands, and whenever we visited any of the public areas and also getting on and off the ship we were requested to use the hand sanitizer.
    Other areas of the ship again were lovely and well kept
     
     
    I really like the ship and would definitely travel on her again.
    For breakfast we alternated between the three restaurants onboard. This was a buffet but you could also order from a menu if you fancied boiled eggs etc. Again for lunch we alternated between the three restaurants and again this was a buffet service with a waiter service menu also and you could have either or both options. The service at lunch sometimes was a bit slow but sometimes this was because it seemed everyone turned up at once.
    I have already mentioned about the evening meal and as stated thought this was good.
    Even though she is a small ship in comparison to other ships I have travelled on this did not detract from my enjoyment of the cruise. We had the same facilities but on a small scale. The ship is older than some of the ships as I have sailed on previously but you really couldn’t tell. The ship was kept in very good condition, everything was clean and could not complain about anything.
    Obviously because she was smaller she was easier to find my way round and everything was within easy walking distance from our cabin.
    The cabin was good and clean and we had the normal facilities we have had previously such as tea and coffee making facilities, safe, interactive TV (where we could view our onboard account).
    The two shore excursions we had again were well organised and we thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
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    angel got a reaction from RiverSong in Fred Olsen - Balmorel   
    I was a bit wary before I travelled as was expecting to experience the same as when I went on Braemar some years ago. Although I enjoyed Braemar and the ship was lovely the clientele onboard was quite old and I was the youngest onboard. I was expecting much the same on Balmoral. Again I was surprised there was a good mixture of ages onboard with ranging from small children, teenagers, young couples and families and then up to the older generation.
    As the cruise progressed things got better. The food was very good with the restaurant staff being very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.
    The bar areas were nice also. During the day as the weather was so good we sat outside the Marquee Bar where there were big outdoor sofas and chairs which were very comfortable which was a nice area where one could sit and read with a nice cold beer. In the evening we would have pre dinner drinks in the observatory lounge where the scenery was stunning as you had a good view of the front of the ship as this has big panoramic windows. The staff here were lovely and greeted you by name when we arrived. It did get quite busy up here in the evening so the service did get a bit slower however they did manage to get round everyone eventually.
    Our evening meal was in the Ballinalloch Restaurant which was the biggest restaurant on the ship. We had a table for six with very nice dinner companions. Our two waiters were great and we built up a very good rapport with them and nothing was too much trouble for them. The menu here was good although sometimes the choices were a bit limited - 2 starters, 2 soups, 2 salads, 4 mains and 3 or 4 desserts plus a different flavour of ice cream or sorbet every day. There was of course the normal everyday things on the menu also.
    The ship was very committed to cleanliness due to Norovirus problems they have had in the past. The captain made it very clear in all his announcements that he was going to be shaking anyone hands, and whenever we visited any of the public areas and also getting on and off the ship we were requested to use the hand sanitizer.
    Other areas of the ship again were lovely and well kept
     
     
    I really like the ship and would definitely travel on her again.
    For breakfast we alternated between the three restaurants onboard. This was a buffet but you could also order from a menu if you fancied boiled eggs etc. Again for lunch we alternated between the three restaurants and again this was a buffet service with a waiter service menu also and you could have either or both options. The service at lunch sometimes was a bit slow but sometimes this was because it seemed everyone turned up at once.
    I have already mentioned about the evening meal and as stated thought this was good.
    Even though she is a small ship in comparison to other ships I have travelled on this did not detract from my enjoyment of the cruise. We had the same facilities but on a small scale. The ship is older than some of the ships as I have sailed on previously but you really couldn’t tell. The ship was kept in very good condition, everything was clean and could not complain about anything.
    Obviously because she was smaller she was easier to find my way round and everything was within easy walking distance from our cabin.
    The cabin was good and clean and we had the normal facilities we have had previously such as tea and coffee making facilities, safe, interactive TV (where we could view our onboard account).
    The two shore excursions we had again were well organised and we thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
  23. Like
    angel got a reaction from Land Ahoy in Fred Olsen - Balmorel   
    I was a bit wary before I travelled as was expecting to experience the same as when I went on Braemar some years ago. Although I enjoyed Braemar and the ship was lovely the clientele onboard was quite old and I was the youngest onboard. I was expecting much the same on Balmoral. Again I was surprised there was a good mixture of ages onboard with ranging from small children, teenagers, young couples and families and then up to the older generation.
    As the cruise progressed things got better. The food was very good with the restaurant staff being very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.
    The bar areas were nice also. During the day as the weather was so good we sat outside the Marquee Bar where there were big outdoor sofas and chairs which were very comfortable which was a nice area where one could sit and read with a nice cold beer. In the evening we would have pre dinner drinks in the observatory lounge where the scenery was stunning as you had a good view of the front of the ship as this has big panoramic windows. The staff here were lovely and greeted you by name when we arrived. It did get quite busy up here in the evening so the service did get a bit slower however they did manage to get round everyone eventually.
    Our evening meal was in the Ballinalloch Restaurant which was the biggest restaurant on the ship. We had a table for six with very nice dinner companions. Our two waiters were great and we built up a very good rapport with them and nothing was too much trouble for them. The menu here was good although sometimes the choices were a bit limited - 2 starters, 2 soups, 2 salads, 4 mains and 3 or 4 desserts plus a different flavour of ice cream or sorbet every day. There was of course the normal everyday things on the menu also.
    The ship was very committed to cleanliness due to Norovirus problems they have had in the past. The captain made it very clear in all his announcements that he was going to be shaking anyone hands, and whenever we visited any of the public areas and also getting on and off the ship we were requested to use the hand sanitizer.
    Other areas of the ship again were lovely and well kept
     
     
    I really like the ship and would definitely travel on her again.
    For breakfast we alternated between the three restaurants onboard. This was a buffet but you could also order from a menu if you fancied boiled eggs etc. Again for lunch we alternated between the three restaurants and again this was a buffet service with a waiter service menu also and you could have either or both options. The service at lunch sometimes was a bit slow but sometimes this was because it seemed everyone turned up at once.
    I have already mentioned about the evening meal and as stated thought this was good.
    Even though she is a small ship in comparison to other ships I have travelled on this did not detract from my enjoyment of the cruise. We had the same facilities but on a small scale. The ship is older than some of the ships as I have sailed on previously but you really couldn’t tell. The ship was kept in very good condition, everything was clean and could not complain about anything.
    Obviously because she was smaller she was easier to find my way round and everything was within easy walking distance from our cabin.
    The cabin was good and clean and we had the normal facilities we have had previously such as tea and coffee making facilities, safe, interactive TV (where we could view our onboard account).
    The two shore excursions we had again were well organised and we thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
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    angel got a reaction from RobBar in P&o, Cunard World Cruises 2017?   
    Wish I had the time and money to do a world cruise maybe when I retire
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    angel got a reaction from Maddie3 in Junk Mail Via The Post From Bolsover   
    As mention in the above comments I am sure that Bolsover wouldnt send all these mailings out if it wasnt profitable for them. Not everyone does have access to the inernet. My friend though did ask them to remove them from the postal mailings and asked for them to just send her offers by email and Bolsover were more than happy to do this for her.
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