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  1. Yep. I got that email. Tells you absolutely nothing! What a surprise......
  2. I've just read that blog Andy. I am very surprised the times were changed without any prior notification to those joining the cruise. I do Freedom so it wouldn't have affected me, but i would not be happy if my set dining time had changed from 6.30 to 6pm.
  3. On Aurora a few weeks ago there was no chefs parade but the chefs came to the table to say hello. The biscuits in the cabin were dreadful but apparently they will be changed when the current supply runs out. We were on freedom and had no menus, but club diners did have them. We had bottled water in cabin ( and they tried to charge me for the complimentary one!). We had wine waiters and the waiters that took our order still wore it on the same old note pads. I didn't get slippers but think i was just missed out (not bothered). We did have the log of the cruise on the last evening. Still love Aurora despite the little things disappearing.
  4. To get rid of the flag waving is a very good idea as it’s rather naff and not good environmentally. But, I cannot see why the sing-a-long shouldn’t continue. After all there are plenty of places you can go to avoid and it does usually only last an hour. But tbh, not fussed either way.
  5. I have found taking Echinacea helps to either prevent a cold or lessen the symptoms should one succumb. I take them for about 10 days before a holiday or an occasion i need to be fit for. Again i don't believe it will do any harm in taking them for a short time.
  6. Reading all these posts about the new CP makes me wonder what the poor people at P&O answering the phones think and do they report it to a higher authority and does that higher authority care. I have a cruise soon and thankfully all excursions etc were done on the old system. Everything was correct a few weeks ago and I am certainly not going to send my blood pressure into orbit by checking the new one! I never thought I would be glad not to be cruising next year!
  7. Aurora always looks lovely when decorated for Christmas. I'm looking forward to the Christmas Markets cruise in a couple of weeks.....
  8. I had this too and the email was not clear at all and in my view dreadful marketing as none knows what an earth it all about. I deleted it as wasn’t sure it was genuine......
  9. I would have thought that eating the joy of going on a cruise is trying all sorts of different foods that you may never have tried before and if you don’t like what you are served then the waiter will always bring you something else - no charge either!!
  10. I would agree with you completely with what you say when on a warm cruise. Nothing better than sitting at the aft end in the sunshine. But when the weather is cold or inclement the MDR is much better than the scrum upstairs. I love it that we all think differently tho,,,,,,
  11. To the best of my knowledge they haven’t given out disembarkation luggage labels for a few years now. When you get off at your allotted time your baggage will be in the baggage hall in deck order. Seems to work well.
  12. The Tasting menu evening is nice but imo not as lovely as a “normal” evening in Sindhu. We found it tiresomely slow and I think we sat down at 6.30 and left the table over three hours later.
  13. That’s lovely to hear that both shore-side and on the ship were so kind to you. I personally think Neil Turnbull is a great Captain. On a world cruise a few years ago on Aurora we arrived bright and early in Mumbai and he let all the crew off first as they had such little time with their families. Capt. Turnbull quite obviously valued his crew and was considerate towards them which meant a very happy set of waiters, stewards etc etc. There were of course a few passengers who complained!
  14. Totally agree with your comment, but unfortunately i suspect P&O will eventually go down the more casual route. I don't mind casual but i do object to people not changing and wearing what they have worn during the day especially on a formal night. One one occasion I had a man sitting next to me in the MDR on a formal night with a baseball cap on ..... P&O needs to either enforce the dress code in the stipulated areas or relax the rules entirely. Sad, but inevitable i suspect.
  15. Thanks for the great reports. I shall miss reading about your adventures.
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