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About frogsgirl

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    Lancashire, UK
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    Cruising, cruising & more cruising!
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    Would like to try them all but have got stuck on Celebrity....
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  1. hi mrsgoggins I had already booked a cruise on Britannia end of May before the cruise on Ventura so will see if there is anything different to Ventura or comparable with X. I always make the most of any situation and we did have a good holiday. Price was a factor in giving P&O a go however I’m a quality over quantity type of person so this will play a factor in future bookings. The staff do work very hard and such long hours, I didn’t expect them to perform for me, that’s not my style but the overwhelming feeling we got was they were simply not happy and maybe too exhausted to interact, it was just such a stark contrast to what we have previously experienced. Sadly we did see a significant amount of ignorance and rudeness by fellow passengers to each other and staff members and I had a few cringe moments but this happens in all cultures. I’ll report back on my Britannia experience next month. 😊
  2. Just back off our 1st P&O on Ventura having sailed mainly Celebrity on S class ships & Constellation. Overall the main dining room food was comparable for both lines for us. Celebrity wins hands down on buffet for food and layout. Balcony cabin was a similar size and prefer the storage layout on Ventura however the bathroom & balcony size much better on X S class ships. What stood out as a negative for P& O was poor management of embarking after shore excursions and lack of officer presence keeping on top of things around the ship, found a lot of unsmiling staff around the ship. Didnt see a lot of cleaning going on around Ventura and I got a bit fed up of having a coffee in the coffee lounge at a dirty table, every time! Liked the shows on Ventura. Prefer the cosmopolitan feel to Celebrity rather that Britishness of Ventura. Service charge cheaper on P&O but we tend to tip personally as well however this was the only trip we struggled to find someone to give a tip too, very bizarre. Happy to answer any specific questions if needed.
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