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Mayway last won the day on August 15 2020

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  1. Does the Government of the Lebanon regularly consider the humanitarian need when they do the things they do? If they don't, then frankly why should anyone else in the world? They presumably have their own financial imperative, somewhere more in the centre of Europe.
  2. Cruise ships are a tiny part of Fred Olsen's turnover - unlike companies that only do cruises. I welcome the new ships. Fred is a fantastic cruise line for adults and we love their smaller ships. Don't care about balconies or loads of restaurants or all the rest of the stuff that P&O and others serve up as 'what customers want'. I'll stick with Fred, thank you, you can keep the rest.
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    Cruise Refund

    It's not the role of Joe Public to be providing interest free loans to holiday companies whether those companies are in a risky financial situation or not. It is unacceptable that refunds are taking so long and people have every right to be annoyed by this.
  4. £6.35 today having opened at £6.20. Further delay in operations probably hasn't helped. Don't think Carnival is safe at all - had more issues over the last week or so.
  5. We didn't like Azura at all - but I think she was the wrong ship for the ports we visited - we went to the Norwegian Fjords in May (sorry LesleyB). The seascreen is a bit of a waste of time when it is raining, so much preferred Ventura's covered pool. Then again, it's been over 4 years since we last cruised with P&O so lots of things may have changed by now.
  6. We became completely disillusioned with P&O following the Christmas cruise on Arcadia in 2014 and haven't sailed with them since. However, comparing P&O with the Queens Grill on Cunard is unusual (chalk and cheese?), so presumably you always cruised in a suite with P&O?
  7. We did this cruise over Christmas and New Year in 2009 - you will have a fabulous time. As to the weather - I always think it is best to cover all bases!! On our first day out on 18th December, we crossed the Bay of Biscay and sat on our balcony and enjoyed the sunshine with a glass of wine! As we got closer to Madeira the weather changed, and it was reasonably warm in Madeira itself but rather wet! We managed to dodge the showers during the day. We left Madeira and the weather turned - we had horrendous weather and it was only on the evening of Christmas Day that the Captain said the
  8. On Fred, which is our current line of choice, I have not seen a lot of the things that are said to be done in the comments. Fred's buffets are very civilised, and very comprehensive. We eat in whichever restaurant the fancy takes us - some days we just don't want the formality of the MDR at breakfast and lunch. We just about always eat in the MDR for second sitting dinner though .
  9. When we first decided to cruise we were recommended Bolsover by a friend who also cruised. Our initial impressions were good, but there were a couple of issues during the booking (not least the fact that P&O effectively cancelled our back to back cruises) that made me doubt that they were actually working for us and not the cruise line. Another issue was the moving of a cabin on the replacement cruise that we booked - which I left them with as I left work and which they failed to complete. So we've never used them again.
  10. At Avonmouth there is no specific parking for Blue Badge holders but the car park is very close. In addition, you drop your luggage off at the entrance and the porters take it away. Similarly, many disabled people were alighting at the entrance and were wheeled directly into the building, often by the porters, while the driver went and parked the car. It is very flat and very easy, though be warned the departure loung is nowhere near as sophisticated as any of them at Southampton.
  11. I agree; they will never get my vote in a million years - but then, living in a constituency where hell would freeze over before the Tory was voted out (Alan Duncan) then I use my vote as a protest. 20 years ago, I could probably name you 20 politicians on either side of the divide with ease. Now there are very few that stand out. Possibly because they don't really have to do their jobs any more - Europe does it for them. They are just 'voters' in the exact same way as we all are - a sad state of affairs for our great country.
  12. I put an element of trust in Theresa May and look where that's got me. The woman is worse than a buffoon. I did say in my post that 'he relishes the persona he has created'. The majority of the Tory party are finished as far as I am concerned - they are as Liberal as any Blair Labour politician, and certainly worse than the few LibDems we have left. The 'comfortable' people of this country have sat back while the elite have taken hold - I believe the power of the 'elite' is even greater now than it was before WW2 - and boy, is that saying something.
  13. I rather like Boris and will defend to the end his right to his opinion - why are we all so 'scared' of people stepping outside the box and not kowtowing to PC views. I think it is really offensive to call him a buffoon. He obviously relishes the persona he has created, but he is nobody's fool. I'd also love to know what is wrong with 'populist views'. I do not belong to the 'elite' so therefore consider myself to be part of the populace. Nor do I see myself as being misguided. Just my opinion for what it's worth.
  14. Mayway


    Well I can honestly say that some of the comments on this thread have made me laugh out loud - absolutely hilarious. Thanks a lot folks, you've really cheered me up.
  15. My OH (male) would be lost without his daily wander around the on-board shops - I hate shopping, he loves it! He would be horrified with this, especially if some of the days affected were sea days where he would be bored out of his mind. Part of cruising for a lot of people - whether expensive or not, browsing costs nothing - and it is unacceptable that cruise lines can do this with minimal notice.
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