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  1. Just booked a cruise and stay for September next year and thought we would treat ourselves on the ship so we booked an Executive Suite. Has anybody had one on Explorer. Would just like to know how what you get. Peter and Jenny
  2. Sorry it is no longer possible to check your account on the TV but you can simply go down to reception and ask for a print out of your spending so far. We did this on a daily basis and it helped us track our spending. Peter and Jenny
  3. Okay there seems to be a lot of speculation about wine by the glass, well let me point out a few details, but only for red wines as that is what we drink. If you want a 250 ml glass of wine with your dinner (red that is) the only wine under the £6.95 limit is the house red. Now to be fair that's not a bad wine. But anything else moves up to £7 plus change and so is beyond the scope of the plan. This is not based on hearsay or conjecture but on our drinking the wines for the last 28 day cruise on Ventura. The wine selection is not especially limited and most of the reds are quite good. Take or leave it folks, it's the truth. Peter and Jenny
  4. Just returned from 28 day Ventura cruise and I bought a rather nice bottle of scotch in Barbados. It wasn't cheap but it was one I cannot buy in the UK. Going back onboard the bottle wasn't hidden, just in a carrier bag which went through the x ray machine. Nobody said anything to me about handing it in and there was a table just before the lifts where you could hand it in and I did, not because I am a good honest citizen but because I wanted it to drink at home, so no need for it on the ship. Trying to get it back at the end of the cruise was not easy. First of all nobody could tell me when it should be collected though they were very knowledgeable about spirits bought in the duty free shop. When I finally found out, the day before we docked and went down to collect it, it was a mess and of course they couldn't find my bottle. I could see it from the other side of the room as it was in quite a distinctive box. After pointing out where it was the crew members finally agreed to check it and it was given to me. Trust me, in future I wont bother! Peter
  5. I posted this yesterday to the "Other" P&O drinks thread so here it is on the proper thread!! Interesting thread and I think the general feeling is that the package is too expensive. I agree with that and also find that it is pretty unworkable unless you are a beer drinker in which case it will suit you fine as long as you are drinking over ten pints a day. We have just retuned from28 days on Ventura. We don't drink very much doing the day but occasionally will have cider for me and a glass of house wine for Jenny, these would be covered on the package. Every evening we went to the Red bar for G&T's. I like the Andersons perfect serve which is excluded from the package as it is over the £6.95 limit and also a double and with a bottle of tonic. Jenny has a single Andersons (okay under the package) with a Slimline tonic (not allowed under the package as it is a can). Off to dinner then and our glasses of Red wine do not qualify under the package as they cost just over £7 each and that exceeds the £6.95 limit. The package also excluded large bottles of water, but my after dinner scotch would be okay as long as I don't have my usual double! The cost of the package for a 28 day cruise would be £2240. Our total spend for the cruise was just a bit over £1500 and that's before the deduction of OBC and Peninsular club discount!(Gratuities are not included as I cancelled them on the second day). Nuff said I think! Peter and Jenny
  6. Interesting thread and I think the general feeling is that it is too expensive. I agree with that and also find that is is pretty unworkable unless you are a beer drinker in which case it will suit you fine. We have just retuned from28 days on Ventura. We don't drink very much doing the day but occasionally will have cider for me and a glass of house wine for Jenny, these would be covered on the package. Every evening we went to the Red bar for G&T's. I like the Andersons perfect serve which is excluded from the package as it is over the £6.95 limit and also a double and with a bottle of tonic. Jenny has a single Andersons (okay under the package) with a Slimline tonic (not allowed under the package as it is a can). Off to dinner then and our glasses of Red wine do not qualify under the package as they cost just over £7 each and that exceeds the £6.95 limit. The package also excluded large bottles of water, but my after dinner scotch would be okay as long as I don't have my usual double! The cost of the package for a 28 day cruise would be £2240. Our total append for the cruise was just a bit over £1500 and that's before the deduction of OBC and Peninsular club discount!(Gratuities are not included as I cancelled them on the second day). Nuff said I think! Peter and Jenny
  7. I have been to many Caribbean Islands on many cruises and also on land based holidays. Never felt threatened once but as Jean said it could happen anywhere. Whilst I feel perfectly safe on the Islands, I wont go to London any more! Peter
  8. We arrived back 5 days ago after a month on Ventura and three days later the Welcome Home Offer appeared in the in box. Only thing is there was no offer of discount on a future cruise. It merely suggested you might like to book your next cruise now, gave a summary of your peninsular points and also suggested that you would really enjoy your cruise better if you choose select price! Peter
  9. Thanks for your advice everybody. I have just called the taxi company we are booked with from the car parking and they have assured me that they will have loads of room so no problem with the bags. Just got to drive to Soton tomorrow and we are all set for the holiday!!
  10. We are joining Ventura on Friday at Southampton, having stayed in a hotel on Thursday night. We have to check out of the hotel by noon and as we have quite a few cases (its a 28 day cruise) we need to drop off our luggage before we park the car as there will be too many cases for a taxi that will take us from the car parking to the terminal. Anybody know what the earliest time we can drop off our luggage at the terminal? Peter and Jenny
  11. Quite right too. They are the ones that can afford it. But of course it is the standard tourist tax that is charged in Rome as well so pay your dues and enjoy the views. If you don't think this is fair then stay on the ship. Welcome to the 21st century.
  12. Thanks to everyone for your replies, I think I shall pack my painting gear and give it a try. Hopefully it would kickstart me back into painting again!! Peter
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    Unless of course you live down in Cornwall as the coaches don't venture further west then Plymouth! Probably afraid of being attacked by the unruly natives!! Peter
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    Well I have just gone on the P&O website and had a go at booking a select price on Britannia next September, 14 days in the Med. Offered a choice of OBC, coach travel or parking, so I can't see that they are cancelling the OBC yet. Peter
  15. We are off for a month on Ventura in January. As there are a lot of sea days I have wondered about attending the art classes. Has anyone been to them at all and if so what are they like? I don't need to worry about materials as I shall take my own but it would be a bit pointless if the classes are not up to much. I did find an old thread on here about this but as it was from 2015 I didn't think it would be relevant any more. Peter
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