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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Thanks for the great reports. I shall miss reading about your adventures.
  5. I did a couple of world cruises on Aurora - Both around 106 nights. I’m afraid I took 6 suitcases and 18 pairs of shoes! I think There were at least 30 formal evenings but that might be less now (did mine in 2012 and 2013). I certainly wore formal outfits at least twice. It mostly all fitted in my cabin wardrobe but was glad not to be sharing. The suitcases went inside each other and under my beds but the cabin steward will also store any of the cases for you that are not hidden away. Visiting the launderette is a necessary evil and timing was everything. A laundry bag, washing machine tablets and colour catcher are essentials! Many of the visas you can do online but for trickier ones I used CIBT who were and I presume still are located opposite London Victoria Station. I found them very efficient. It will be something you will never regret doing.
  6. Please let us know how you get on. I think your experience has been a lesson for all those first time cruisers as this sort of holiday is not cheap and you want to enjoy the looking forward to it, not stressing over the dining and what the TA may or may not have told your MIL. It will all sort itself out one way or another so have a fab holiday and enjoy the wonderful cruise ahead of you.
  7. I suspect you are quite correct in what you say, and in my personal opinion that is a great shame.
  8. Never been on Ventura, but I am thoroughly enjoying your blog. Thank you.
  9. Having done two full World cruises in 2012 and 2013 on Aurora I have to say I loved every moment. How anyone could be bored visiting new countries and new ports is beyond me. I would agree the food gets a little monotonous, but then so does my weekly food rota at home. I believe in 2012 there were 800 passengers doing the full World Cruise and the following year there were less.
  10. You cannot book the Glasshouse before you sail. Has to be done on board so maybe that is why not on Cruise Personaliser. The tasting menu at Glasshouse is a good option for a solo traveller as you are usually seated at one big table (at least this was the case in previous years).
  11. Agree and it’s staggeringly unbelievable....
  12. Agree with your post Julia. There will be many passengers not on this forum who will know nothing about any potential changes to the CPS parking arrangements. I would doubt CPS will advise everyone already booked with them.
  13. Thanks for the info Selbourne. Do you know if this new practice is also going to be at the Mayflower Terminal or is it just at the Ocean Terminal?
  14. Very helpful advice - thank you Selbourne.
  15. Absolutely agree with what you say as I assume it will effect all cruise passengers from all ships and presumably at all terminals.
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