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  1. Thanks for reply. Have spoken to P&O already but they cannot help. They can book for me after the sale date. I assume that if the CP is still not working then everyone would be in the same situation so there could be very busy phone lines. I wondered what is happening presently? Surely those wanting to book seats now are in the same predicament. How are they booking their seats?
  2. Getting very panicky now. I am a very bad flyer and need tranquillisers before flights. I will need to book my seats very soon for caribbean cruise. It is essential that my wife and I are able to sit together. Given that the cruise personaliser is not not working ( not even directing to old personaliser) I don`t know how booking seats is possible. Have booked PE seats but since there are only 47 of them I am anxious that they dont all go earlier by some means. Would either P&O or my Agent ( Bolsover) be able to select seats for me. Can anyone advise me please?
  3. Can anyone tell me if on TUI Caribbean flights, premium economy seats get priority check in at airport? Is it possible to check in on line ? and do you get fast track through security?
  4. I have spent several hours since Friday trying to get personal/ insurance details onto the CP without any success. If it accepts some info it then deletes some already completed info. P&O are not interested, I have emailed them and phoned them about the problem but it is still not working. This could be a serious problem for anyone trying to book flight seats etc. Come on P&O get your act together and sort this out - or at least post some information regarding the problem and keep us updated. In the absence of any explanation I have been suspecting my laptop as having a virus or something.
  5. When crossing from UK to Caribbean in October, when can I expect to hit warmer weather in order to be able to enjoy the open decks? We are going via Madeira. Conversely when cruising back to UK, when will it become too cold to sit outside? Any advice on clothing etc appreciated. regards kev
  6. Many thanks for the replies. It does seem that the train station is the pick up / drop off point. Looking at Google maps there is clearly a coach park at the rear of the station but pedestrian access is not allowed. Do We have to go through the train station to get to it. Also, does anyone know if luggage trolleys are available because I cant see any outside the station. thank you for your help
  7. Can anyone tell me where the coaches pick up or drop off at Manchester airport for P&O cruises. I cannot find any info anywhere. many thanks
  8. Can anyone clear up the confusion regarding dropping off baggage the day before flying from Manchester. I am flying with Tui / Thomsons to Barbados on a premium seat. I understood that I could check in online then drop baggage off the day before. Has anyone done this? How easy is it? many thanks
  9. I have read all these comments carefully and agree with Whistling being caused by open balcony doors at night. This can indeed be a nuisance to neighbouring cabins. I don`t believe the temperature in other cabins is affected but firmly believe costs are increased - just like your car AC being inefficient with windows open. My main reason for writing is because I was particularly interested in a couple of references to CABIN THROAT. I am a very experienced cruiser and suffer very much with sore throats all night long. I have always been convinced that it is caused by the AC. If I thought that leaving the balcony door open would cure this then I`m very sorry if you think me selfish but I would do it. Can anyone please tell me if they have any experience of this or offer advice on how to combat CABIN THROAT.
  10. Is it possible to pre book a day in the Sanctuary or do I have to book once on board? What is the booking procedure and can anyone advise on this please.
  11. Can anyone please advise. I am a malt Whisky drinker and because of the Princess rules regarding taking spiritsl on board I cannot have my favourite drink throughout my cruise. To my knowledge, the ship doesn`t carry my brand so I cannot even purchase any on board. I cannot even bring a bottle and pay corkage. This is putting a dampner on my forthcoming cruise. Help needed please!
  12. Further to this thread, My wife and I are cruising with her sister - who is in the next cabin with adjoining balconies. We are Elite but the sister is not. My understanding is that the sister must share our cabin in order to share the benefits ie priority boarding and reception parties. Are Princess very strict about this cabin sharing rule?
  13. Thanks for info everyone. If the cost of choosing two seats together is £60 ( each way I presume ? ) and this is for economy seats, what would the premium seats cost? I assumed that if a couple were booked on the cruise then P&O would seat them next to each other. Is this the case or is there a danger of not being seated together? What would happen if children were aboard? could they be seated away from their parents? It all sounds like another means of getting extra money from us. Also, what happens on the seat release date? is there a mad scramble by everyone? cheers kev
  14. Perfect. Many thanks ScotchBoy
  15. Hi everyone. Can you please tell me if it is possible to book particular seats on the flights to the caribbean and if so, how will I know when and how this is available to do. many thanks. kevin
  16. Everybody is correct regarding your excursion tickets being delivered to your cabin, sometimes at the start of the cruise and sometimes the night before, Another reassuring thing is that you will will also find confirmation of the booking under ports of call in your cruise personaliser, P&O are very efficient in this aspect.
  17. As my next cruise nears I find myself thinking of the times I will need to wait for lifts at peak times that are full of " Joy Riders" i.e. those that cannot be bothered to check the direction of the Lift prior to getting in it. Many seem to think of it as funny and some kind of sport to ride up and down until it eventually stops at their required deck. Many complain that P&O are at fault when in truth the problem is being caused by inconsiderate passengers. Therefore can I please ask that when a Lift arrives , you check the direction of travel before you get in. It amazes me that people stand watching the Lift indicator that spells out quite clearly whether it is going up or down yet still get in only to comment that they wish to go in the opposite direction!! Maybe P&O could do something about the problem by writing something in the daily bulletin that everyone receives in their cabin. I bet this post causes a few comments. kevboy
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