Just to confirm a few points that have been discussed on here recently.
Most have already been answered, but just in case anyone missed them...
Not criticisms as we had a fantastic time, just our honest findings...
You do not have to take your life jacket to muster anymore. This does help when leaving, but it is still a pain as too many people are still squeezed into inadequate spaces, frightening to think what could happen in a real emergency!!
Face cloths are no longer provided, but are available on request.
No turn down service on the first night. Not an issue for us but others weren't happy.
Oceana does have an egg station in the buffet, but the poached eggs were very poor throughout the ship... Very unusual for P&O.
Porters are still available on arrival, but perhaps not as many... We were halfway across the concourse with our luggage before finding one.
Marmite was not available... I don't eat it but asked in the buffet to be told no.
The jam and butter now is either already decanted or in glass pots, no plastic pouches as previously.
The tea is PG throughout the ship.
Captains welcome was on the last sea day...? Rumours spread that they were not having one due to cutbacks and hastily arranged it after complaints from passengers. The captain denied this, but who knows.
Main toilet doors are now wedged open, so no need to open them with paper towels anymore. The downside to this is the smell in the public areas. Often toilets were blocked with the maintenance guy walking around with his plunger out uncovered... Didn't seem right to me.
MDR lunch menu is still too limited for us, although it was well attended on the first sea day which made service chaotic.
That will do for now, I'm sure I will think of more points and will add them later.