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  1. Okay Andy I understand if you have paid already. However you might not be allowed to roam the ship freely. If you can you seem like you would be happy. However just look at the uproar on this site if po can't dock the ship due to weather. I actually feel sorry for the logistics of holiday companies trying to sort these situations on what is a very fluid situation which has kicked off literally in the last few weeks
  2. I'm not saying don't go or book a cruise but if countries won't let you dock given the information and the way some port authorities have already refused cruise ships to dock .You just need to except it
  3. Maybe its not a case of if its safe to travel but we need to be prepared to except that many ports might just refuse to let the ships dock its such a ongoing situation for the moment. These decisions can be implemented so quickly . So maybe we need to ask the question would I be happy to pay for a holiday where potentially I might miss a huge proportion of my ports. I'm not apportioning any blame because I believe the situation has become so fluid.
  4. Yes we're not booking anything until the situation becomes clearer. As much as I enjoy cruising being confined to a cabin or ports refusing to let you dock is a real possibility..As well as being confined to your cabin because you have a cold. All scenarios fully understandable
  5. Totally Agree we don't know how bad it really is or if China is being totally honest I have my doubts.
  6. Just to add we were on Deck 8 and the internet worked well in the cabin
  7. We were on Ventura in December and we bought the browse package about 4 times on our cruise the other times we checked email in ports. We need to check emails update our work calendar's so we need to log into various holiday rental sites to do this. We read the papers online checked weather etc etc. sent messages via WhatsApp even sent pictures. I can honestly say I had no complaints with the speed and used it all over the ship and wouldn't hesitate to buy or reccomend it. Your 24 hours will start to countdown from the time you purchased it. So you could stagger it over a two day period
  8. Also on the observation that the pools are overrun its actually a common complaint for any type of holiday especially in summer. Even getting to the beach in good weather is a nightmare because of to many people trying to do the same thing. We often camp abroad out of season and find it brilliant however read the reviews of the campsites in July August there normally not so good because everything is at full capacity and pool overcrowding is normally the top complaint during these months
  9. We need a little of both, it's a fine balance for them they need to appeal to such a wide range of people. So naturally they will attract various types of people. For me its lovely to order your breakfast delivered to your room only did it three times but I would like them to keep that bit of luxury
  10. Its true it's happened to me but normally when its pointed out I don't argue I just apologize for being so stupid and not reading things properly. However I will concide that I've got my doubts about what TA explain to customers ie saver or select fare . The woman in the library who was complaining about paying for shuttle buses said I will be talking to my TA but it's not Pando fault.
  11. Actually I wholeheartedly agree with Damian people are extremely lazy and can't be bothered to read anything. We live in a society where everyone expects others to do everything. We have a holiday rental and the questions we get asked are just plain ridiculous. For example is there a barbecue there is a picture on the advert, what time can we arrive and leave clearly stated on the advert, yesterday's was hilarious could we have some pictures of the living room there are 5 pictures already of the living room so we just said . On our Last cruise a woman arrived in the library moaning she wasn't going to pay for the shuttle bus here we go I thought we would all book saver fare wouldn't we if we got the same perks .
  12. With so many different personalities on the ship its difficult to get consistency. Our last cruise we had a excellent cabin steward who wanted to make sure we had everything we needed. When we went to the MDR our waiters were equally good always trying to please. So much so that it made me realize in comparison to the cruise before these waiters were streaks ahead. Getting back on topic I did observe that the bar staff were slow joking and chatting among themselves while customers waited. But generally all over the ship the staff are very polite and pleasant. Considering the amount of staff in any business I think there will always be some who do the minimum and those who go the extra mile
  13. 45 minute wait for a drink think of the money you saved.
  14. You call that cheap we managed to get a cabin on Brittany ferries for £40 and that's was for 2 people only one night mind you.
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