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  1. I am pretty sure some will make it pay but for moderate drinkers it's near on impossible to get through 80 quids worth a day over two weeks. A positive though if anyone is interested, being the wine waiter soon became familiar with my preferred choice and rather than serving a small wine he gave me a large one and generated two bills, it saved his time as invariably you'd be ordering another before the main course arrived.
  2. Getting back on topic, we took the drinks package and it didn't work for us, at 80 quid a day - day in, day out you almost felt obliged to take a drink even if you really didn't want one. Some days we maybe only had a couple and on others we probably had more than we should so for us we will pay as we go in future.
  3. Does anybody have a copy of the drinks list they serve onboard in the Costa on Oceana, or one from any of the P&O fleet, I'm interested in the Ultimate drinks package but would like to know what if any Costa drinks are included. I'm quite partial to a gingerbread and cream latte but I'm more interested in what smoothies, coolers and iced teas are served onboard and whether indeed these are included within the package, Thanks in advance.
  4. 138 till Christmas cruise on Azura.
  5. This thread caught my attention because strangely on both of our P&O cruises we had bar items added to our bill after we'd settled our account in cash, £4.20 the first time and £3.80 the next, was really inconvenient having to queue to get the issue resolved on our final morning but just put it down to bad luck, appears though to be quite common practice which is worrying at best.
  6. Our Christmas cruise flights for this year were confirmed about 12 months in advance, we are flying Manchester to Bridgetown with Thomas Cook, not sure if that's the norm but they showed up on the personaliser months ago, 22 weeks today 🛫🛫🛫🚢🚢🚢🌞🌞🌞 not that I'm counting lol.
  7. It's not the Dreamliner from Manchester, our flights for our December cruise on Azura are with Thomas Cook.
  8. You don't have to wear shoes on the casual nights, trainers are just fine, I do wear shoes but also like the comfort a more formal trainer provides, saying that the ones I wear are all black.
  9. They were never added to drinks, drinks are the same reasonable price they've always been.
  10. You still need to register them but there is less paperwork to complete, it takes very little time.
  11. My partner takes two in the morning before we embark then one before she goes to bed every night, we sailed through a force 9 gale last year and she was perfectly fine, even though she suffers badly from travel sickness (cant even travel in the back of a car or on a coach). As has been stated its vitally important to get the medication into your system to prevent the onset of sickness, you cant react to it once it sets in. She also wears the pressure point wristbands as well, I'd also add that she drinks perfectly fine on the tablets and she suffers no side effects that others seem too.
  12. We travelled on the same cruise (N907) and experienced much of what you described with regards to the MDR, we seemed to be being treated in a certain way because as a family of three we wouldn't share a table with others, even being told to use the buffet when we questioned why we had to wait for a table for an hour and a half, twice we gave up after an hour and went to the glass house which as nice as it was cost us £40 plus on both occasions - for the food, on the third occasion we encountered a significant wait I wandered into the MDR and saw at least four suitable vacant tables which we would of been happy to take and that was just down one side of the dining room. I did question this and was told the wait was down to the demographic of the cruise and that there were too many families who'd requested freedom dining, even though our previous cruise at Easter the year before had over 100 children more on board we didn't have to wait once, it appeared to me there was a concerted effort by P&O to force dining arrangements on us even though we had paid for and expected some sort of freedom, to add to the mess service was hit and miss, drinks, toast, steak knife, condiments, all had to be requested which was in stark contrast to the year before, we even received the wrong food on more than one occasion although I must say I've never had a bad meal in the MDR and think the food is very good. Oh well never mind they are not huge issues but just leave a nagging feeling of disappointment.
  13. I do but not to hand, if nobody has posted by tonight then I will screen shot the programme from our recent cruise.
  14. Given that our cruise was a duty free cruise with Guernsey on the itinerary does the fact nobody set foot on the island change that?
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