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Slugsta

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    Dorset, england
  • Interests
    travel, food
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    P+O, so far
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Baltics

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  1. We haven't bothered until recently. However, with nearly 50 days onboard, I reckoned that our chances of missing at least one port was quite high this year. The first, shorter, cruise passed uneventfully but we still have the longer one to go.
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    On Deck

    Yes, I wonder if they are starting again with new people. Different people, different opinions. The zoom interview I did was about having the special needs form filled in on-line (before it was rolled out in practice) so it seems genuine.
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    On Deck

    I've done a lot of their surveys and 1 online interview. However, like @Wonky, I recently got an email saying they are closing the site.
  4. That is correct. It was not a requirement when I originally booked but I did get an email telling me that I had to complete the on-line form, even if I had already done this via email. After I did this, my TA sent me an updated booking confirmation with the 1:1 assistance documented.
  5. When I booked prior to this requirement, then submitted the form under the new system, I got a revised booking confirmation with the 1:1 assistance documented.
  6. Ah, I had thought it was down to the dreaded autocarrot!
  7. Selbourne, I am really sorry that what should have been a relaxing break has ended up causing you health problems of your own! I would have thought that grab rails on both sides of toilets and showers should be a minimum requirement of something designated 'accessible'. One of the things I love about cruising with my electric chair is that it usually gives hubby and I the freedom to go off and do our own thing, knowing that I can be independent. Lack of such basic features reduces, if not completely removes, that independence. We have Queen Anne booked for next year but will have keep a close eye on reviews to see whether or not we want to cancel.
  8. I am very disappointed to hear that, on a brand new ship, accessibility features are so poor. Things like signage can be changed, but the lack of automatic cabin/balcony doors is really not acceptable ☹️
  9. We like 'Freedom' dining but now pre-book a speciality restaurant for the first evening when queues seem to be worse for the MDRs. It's a nice way to kick-start the holiday.
  10. We don't have any priority and were given 12.30 boarding of Aurora earlier this month (we were on D deck). I seem to remember that the latest time was 3.30. We were told that there were a lot of people onboard with high loyalty levels.
  11. We disembarked Aurora on Friday and the Captain said that both gastro-intestinal and respiratory conditions were prevalent. We certainly saw evidence of the former with people suddenly becoming unwell whilst in public spaces. We thought we were in the clear but I spent Friday night vomiting, was just glad that it was short-lived and waited until we got home!
  12. Thanks for the comments about temperature onboard. We are going down to the Med. so I hope it will be the 'Goldilocks area'!
  13. Changing the subject completely - what was the temperature like inside the ship? On our last 2 P+O cruises, I have been quite cold. I know that Selbourne said that some places were terribly hot when they were down in the Caribbean, but I suspect that is not the same in cooler climes.
  14. Some cruiselines, including P+O, are now stipulating that people who use wheelchairs and scooters must be allocated an 'evac chair' and member/s of crew in case of emergency. I would imagine that this does necessitate some sort of 'quota' as these members of the crew will not be available for other emergency duties.
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