Posted July 26th, 2012, 02:33 AM
Hi all, first time poster here.
I'm going on my second cruise soon (after one many moons ago as an end of season cricket trip) and this one is my partner, with whom I wanted to do something a bit special and stumbed across the above idea when I found this forum. I was a bit surprised P and O don't advertise it a bit better!
However one thing I found a bit surprising/annoying was that when I booked it the girl from P and O told me that due to new on board regulations, alcohol is no longer permitted in cabins and that the bottle of Moet would be held for me at the Salt Grill and served with dinner.
I'm a bit peeved by this to be honest. We paid the bit extra for a balcony from a window cabin with the purpose of having a glass of champers as we sailed out of Sydney Harbour on our balcony. Now we won't be able to do that! Again, I feel this is a fact P and O could put forward a bit better!
I seriously doubt that this information given to you is correct. We were on the Pacific Pearl in April, and with their new policy of not keeping left-over part bottles of wine for the next evening, many people take the remainder back to their cabins. It therefore wouldn't be logical to say passengers couldn't have alcohol in their cabins. People wander into the dining room the next night clutching a part bottle of wine, obviously brought from their cabins.
I am fairly confident you will be able to buy a bottle of wine from any of the bars and take it to your cabin to enjoy on your balcony.
Either ask your cabin steward for wine glasses or pick them up from any bar (but not up near the pool because they only have plastic 'glasses').
Have a fantastic cruise.