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  1. We had a suite on the Britannia in May to the Fjords on a 3rd and 4th passenger for £1 each...this deal was about February 2019 and this deal with 12 cruises just expired a few days ago. Our suite was excellent with a large double bed and pull out sofa made up in the evening when you go for dinner and put away when you go for breakfast. Breakfast for suites only can be taken in the Epicurean restaurant and does feel special with a few extras, we ate here every day. Also the butler will bring dining room menus if you want to eat in your suite. Room service was complimentary. The balcony was wide but narrow, but was ok for us. We went to the Limelight club to see Gareth Gates which turned out to be a great night. This was listed as fully booked but our butler managed to get us in and we had great seats with a whole booth to ourselves. Check out youtube etc there’s a lot of information about Brittania online.
  2. Hilary we had a great trip to Norway in May on Brittania we had a lovely bus tour in Olden £20-25 right next to the ship taking you up the valley, very picturesque with a few photo stops then back to the ship, about a mile before we got of at a small (shopping mall) with a small supermarket. Then a lovely walk back. Stavanger you berth right in the harbour with a short walk to the centre. In Bergen we did the 24 hrs bus tour around the town with audio prompts get of when you want...or stay on all day...great value...hope this helps...Fred....
  3. The £1 offer on certain cruises is for 3rd and 4th children or adults on any cabin grade still available. We booked a 7 day cruise to the Fjords earlier this year on the £1 deal and booked a suite on Brittania equating to £1200 each, which was to me a very good deal.
  4. We had a suite on Britannia to the Fjords In May with this deal, we had a great time. But on Arcadia an extra £2000 for a mini suite with this deal and fewer extras didn’t justify the extra cost.
  5. Sorry for the post..I was just trying to help people on this board to get a better deal and save money....to others it’s just a sad (Facebook page) Though shan’t hear from Hear from Herald no more.....Fred....
  6. Just checked a 14 nt deal to Portugal and Spain in February for a balcony. 2 people £2058....3 people £2059....4 people £2060....3 people under £50 per night.
  7. In May I posted about a P&O deal with certain cruises letting 3rd and 4th passengers to travel for a pound. Just booked a deluxe balcony to Northern Norway..(12nts....Tromso Narvik and others, over the arctic circle with the Northern lights). End of November through early December. Google P&O cruises...select cruises from Southampton..the £1 promotion should be their....select all cruises. Ours worked out at £56 per night each for 3 of us for 12 nights....quite a few other £1 deals to various locations.... Fastanloose I can remember wanted to know when this deal was on, hope it helps somebody to save a few bob...Fred.
  8. We traveled in May on Brittania to the Fjords for 7 days. We took our 35 year old son with us in a disabled suite (excellent), as he doesn’t drink we took his favourite mineral waters. We took a separate case with ten 2 litres of mixers for us, still water, fizzy water and mineral waters which the porters took and delivered to our cabin no problem. Our 1 litre bottles of alcohol we took onboard in our hand luggage no problem. This sufficed for our trip apart from a few bottles of mineral and fizzy water in Bergen brought onboard no problem.
  9. Any gaps between railings would be 100mm or 4 inches as this is the maximum distance apart for stair balustrades and outside railings according to building regulations. A sphere over100mm shouldn’t be able to pass through any part of the balustrade/safety railing.
  10. Better still is ...Shore RIP Off ...how the prices for excursions/experiences are arrived at baffle me. Captive audience ...what can we charge especially if the ship is far enough away from a major destination you are obliged to book an Experience..Rotterdam..Bruges..etc.
  11. The truth will out...people with drink can and will behave terribly anywhere they are. I’m sure as it was late night this incident involved a few parties and they will be easily identified with cctv. Cruise lines should create an online blacklist for passengers across the industry who have crossed the line....
  12. Whatever happened will have been recorded on the ships I assume comprehensive cctv system covering all areas of the ship. With it occurring at 2.00am with fewer people up I’m sure it wouldn’t take to much to recognise who were part of the fight. I hope P@O give all assistance to the Southampton Police...cctv...names..addresses...statements...witnesses. etc. These people should be taken to court and tried. Carnival and hopefully all cruise lines for life...There should be a cruise line blacklist for people to be denied booking if they are involved in a serious enough incident..we live in hope.
  13. Let’s hope some cruise critic members can enlighten us with more first hand information.
  14. We went to Amsterdam via Ijmuiden on the first arrival at this port offloading at 1.30pm. By this time most of the ship was waiting to get off, causing long queues on and off the ship (quayside). The shuttle bus takes 35-40 minutes and drops you at a good location 5 minutes from Grand central station, right by the river boats a little bit nearer than the Cruise ship terminal...a pleasant walk into Amsterdam. If the ship docks in the morning (8.00am) getting off is easier as passengers will be having breakfast etc. If like us lunchtime docking I would be interested if anyone has more current information. Disability coaches were excellent with rear lifts...just a thought on lunchtime docking if it’s possible crew should use the buses after the first wave freeing up more space for passengers to help the queuing.
  15. Yes footloose the service you were entitled to was seriously lacking. P&O advertise these extras and you pay for them so you are entitled to what is advertised. The third person for a pound offer we noticed was around March 2019...we then booked 3 cruises using this promotion which if you travel as a trio is great value. 2 minor niggles is one tiny bottle of water free each in a SUITE per cruise. A bottle a day each or one 2 litre bottle of water each per cruise. Flowers in the suite to me is not a spindly pot plant, fresh flowers twice a week should be the minimum.
  16. Please elaborate more on your suite problems
  17. Our butler was fantastic...Booked us great seats at the limelight club that were sold out online...Brought any meal off the Lunch and Dinner menu we wanted..Any room service was marked as suite no charge...Excellent service all round he looked after our disabled son over and beyond... Can’t wait for next year for third person for a pound.
  18. We booked using the £1 third passenger offer booking a Fjords accessible Suite on Brittania when averaged out £1200 each. We also used this promotion for two cruises in April on Azura. Great deal for us as we travel as a Mum Dad and disabled son. Can’t wait to see if they do it next year. We also have had some great deals on the first legs of World cruises.
  19. We have always paid the auto tip on Cunard and P&O but no more than that, to me this devised hopefully to help service crew. We booked a suite on Brittania to the fjords a few weeks ago with the new tips included, on this cruise our butler was fantastic. He managed to get us seats for the Limelight club when it was sold out with a large booth to ourselves with great views. My son 34 is disabled and was brought many times what he wanted from the lunch and dinner menu plus any drinks from the bar, menus were left daily. Any room service was marked suite with no charge. Excellent service and we tipped him so.
  20. After boarding we went up to the sun deck and were offered a third off deal at the Epicurean that night. A shame as we had booked 3 nights later. I thought the Limelight club was excellent value, intimate great show (Gareth Gates) 6.30 till late.
  21. Tried both parking companies but preferred Parking 4 cruises due to being able to drop your luggage off straight away then drive a to the adjacent car park for the paperwork, short walk back and into the terminal. Glad we did this on our Brittania cruise which arrived 2 hours late as with Cruise Parking you have to wait in your car in lines until you are called to drop your luggage. When a ship is late especially when our ship arrived seven hours late there were a lot of problems. Obviously this is a very rare occurrence.
  22. Yes the internet was poor or not available in the fjords so my son said when in port and parts of the fjords tether off your phone..you can use the ship satellite connection which still has problems in the fjords. My son every time looking at the final bill says he would not take the ship internet....Wait till you can get a connection for your roaming charge..cheaper than the phone package.
  23. Sorry forget to mention Epicurean for breakfast ...so good ....went there every day on our 7 night cruise...if you ask you get..as my son delightedly found out having the smoked salmon eggs benedict on the same plate as a full English...where to look but he enjoyed it...Fantastic service..well done the staff, every morning they make you feel special.
  24. We a few weeks ago went to the Fjords on Britannia in a accessible suite I think B627.. Balcony’s are tiny but double sized because a suite is basically 2 cabins. The cabin was open as the middle wall removed. The bathroom was fantastic which my son enjoyed but not as much as me.. I loved having a perch on the fold down large seat and basking in the shower....sorry I digress.. Cabin great. Suite onboard welcome champagne buffet was to us very good a lovely moment to relax. Cabin was huge with fantastic bathroom for all of us. Our Butler got us seats at the limelight club 2nd night when it was sold out and great seats in a large booth just for us..great views of the stage. On port days when our son didn’t come with us and the evening of the limelight club he ordered from the restaurant menu (lunch/evening) . Also any drinks we wanted in cabin we could order..cocktails..any drink basically. All room service we ordered was complimentary. Our Butler was great as was the cruise to Norway....We will be back..
  25. There is also a video through any search engine of Britannia E102 but the video is not as good. Both cabins look similar but obviously different decks.
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