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    cruise chef got a reaction from 2torts in Christmas   
    Too organised 2TORTS!!  although it does allow morem time for the Christmas tipple. Hope the arm isnt too sore from the jab
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Davybe in Britannia Fight Night?   
    Sounds like a journalist was on the cruise, LOOKING FOR A STORY me thinks!!
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    cruise chef got a reaction from *Dancing Queen* in Havana US ban   
    Good old Donald strikes again. Just as all tourists look forward to finally seeing Cuba he pulls the rug from under them forcing all the cruise lines to dramatically change their cruises, such a shame as I'm sure the poorer people in Cuba would have welcomed the influx of cash from cruise guests.
    Will it be Mexico next?
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Captain Kidd II in Trying it on??   
    Thanks for the reply 'Dozydo'  and not meant to be a Belittler as you put it but simply if you have a cabin that has what you asked for why risk changing.  Bit if you do then it goes without saying!
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Davybe in Trying it on??   
    This always makes me laugh when I have listened to people on ship, when they were in an obstructed view cabin and upgraded to a clear view and they were moaning it was a downgrade because it was lower down in the ship? What part of unobstructed to clear isnt better?
    Its just down to the NAoC'S on ship (for those who dont know what this means 'National AssocIation of Complainers' who have nothing better than moan, they are supposed to be on holiday enjoying themselves). 
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    cruise chef reacted to Davybe in P & O going down hill   
    A few of the passengers we have sailed with over the years, "Their lift reach the top floor'?😃...Davybe
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Davybe in P & O going down hill   
    All the lifts not reaching all of the decks is nothing new, Oceana only has access to the lower decks from the mid & fwd lifts otherwise you would probably be asked to wash the pots in the galley on the rear lifts. Clearly if there is a lack of food they are trying to be considerate of peoples expanding waistlines after we only need 3 square meals not 5
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    cruise chef got a reaction from HLM in Following the Dress Code.   
    As the age old saying goes 'never judge a book by its cover'. I know an elderly gentleman who lives near me and his dress sense is for want of a better word unkempt, however you will never meet such a nice, kind & polite man anywhere so I am with you on this
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    cruise chef reacted to Oldworldtraveller in Is The Bubble About To Burst   
    Is the cruise bubble about to burst.
    Two things have become most noticeable recently. The first is the amount of new ships on order and the second is the huge increase in the cost of cruises. Not a good combination you may think.
    We already know that the cruise industry in the USA has plateaued and the rate of growth in Europe is slowing. On average the cost of cruising is at least double the cost of a holiday in the sun at a 4/5 star resort where there are no add ons whilst cruising hits the wallet at every opportunity with what many consider extortionate charges. More and more ships are being sent to the Far East and Australia where cruising has taken off. So what of the UK and Europe, has the bubble burst and the cost of cruising become unaffordable. 🤔🤔
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    cruise chef reacted to afcandrew in Is The Bubble About To Burst   
    As has been said before, it is 'horses for courses'.  When I travel solo, I really feel a cruise is the best option.  In general, cruise ships (and especially the smaller ones I choose to sail on) are very friendly places and I never feel the odd-one-out, as I sometimes do in a hotel when no-one seems to want to speak to you (and I am outgoing - not a shrinking violet :-)).
    I have been lucky enough to have done 20+ cruises to many different destinations, some of which have been fly-cruise.  Next year on Aurora, I am visiting four new-to-me Mediterranean ports (Valencia, Calvi, La Spezia & Olbia) and also Ibiza, which I have only been to once many years ago.
    The larger ships are doing very repetitive itineraries but smaller ones are more interesting.  Aurora in 2020 has some interesting ones and Fred Olsen's small ships have a very varied itinerary.
    Of course, if you are prepared to fly and try different cruise lines, there will always be some new destinations to find.
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    cruise chef got a reaction from 2torts in Christmas   
    Must be getting close to the time you put the sprouts on to boil, the dog steals the Turkey and everyone has free licence to over do the eating and drinking
     
     
    Merry Christmas to all. Lets see what 2019 will bring
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    cruise chef got a reaction from 2torts in Christmas   
    Must be getting close to the time you put the sprouts on to boil, the dog steals the Turkey and everyone has free licence to over do the eating and drinking
     
     
    Merry Christmas to all. Lets see what 2019 will bring
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    cruise chef got a reaction from ritaw in Promenade deck on P&O's Britannia   
    Looks like Iona will have a Prom deck you can walk around
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Davybe in Fake reviews ?   
    I sometimes post reviews on Trip Advisor usually if the product has been good so that other people can get better recommendations to try flights, food or experiences, I agree that some people post when you can clearly tell they have never even set foot inside the premises but this is own to the reviews site to remove these people from their records.
    Some of the restaurant responses to dodgy reviews though are priceless
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Davybe in Is it me?   
    My old Maths teacher said calculators giver you brain rot!!! Possibly a good example!
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Davybe in Is it me?   
    My old Maths teacher said calculators giver you brain rot!!! Possibly a good example!
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Davybe in Is it me?   
    My old Maths teacher said calculators giver you brain rot!!! Possibly a good example!
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Davybe in Drunk's on Planes.   
    Yes on a flight to Portugal with a large Hen Party, have to admit it was quite funny as we also were on the same flight home with them, very quiet on the way home!!!
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    cruise chef got a reaction from HLM in Extension leads   
    Maybe Davybe that the poor sole putting 50p's in the meter cant keep pace with people charging their scooters together with all the multiple devices we all take these days
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    cruise chef got a reaction from HLM in Extension leads   
    Maybe Davybe that the poor sole putting 50p's in the meter cant keep pace with people charging their scooters together with all the multiple devices we all take these days
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    cruise chef reacted to Oldworldtraveller in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    No one is whinging sinbad10, just a general discussion of how they are going to recuperate the money. Certainly it will ensure that everyone pays which is a good thing. Yes Thomson include them along with Azamara, Seabourn, Seadream, Crystal, Noble Caledonian, Hebridean, Voyages to Antiquity and many river cruise lines. Problem is that if all cruise lines do this there will only be smoking and dress code left to argue about!! 😉😉
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Tally in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    Well we've all harped on enough on the forum about Tipping. Finally a cruise line has taken the bull by the horns and stopped them.
    Yes they've probably incorporated into the fare but good on them, safe to say though it still doesn't stop anyone giving staff a little extra if they exceed your expectations
    For once well done P&O. (I wonder if others will now follow suit)
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    cruise chef reacted to Davybe in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    Welcome to the Forum Valerie.
    My thoughts are that they may do a combination of reduced OBC ,or Cancel Parking? coach travel ,and up the prices.
    They may just add the tips onto all the prices or make it non removable.We will just have to wait and see.
    A good move to keep the staff happy ,who knows what the customers will make of it....Davybe
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    cruise chef reacted to Tally in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    I agree. Whether they include it in the price of the cruise or the gratuities are taken out in some other way, it's a good thing. No more subsidising people who remove the charge. No more reading the excuses from people as to why they don't pay. Ooh! Yes we'll have to find something else to argue about now.😉
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    cruise chef got a reaction from Tally in No service charge on P&O Cruises   
    Well we've all harped on enough on the forum about Tipping. Finally a cruise line has taken the bull by the horns and stopped them.
    Yes they've probably incorporated into the fare but good on them, safe to say though it still doesn't stop anyone giving staff a little extra if they exceed your expectations
    For once well done P&O. (I wonder if others will now follow suit)
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