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  1. I booked to see the Morecambe and Wise Tribute last year on Britannia. Did it 6 weeks in advance when booking opened, and ended up with a table right in fron of the stage slightly to the right. If you book later you get further back, as some people I got to know during the cruise told me.
  2. No you can take liquids through cruise security if boarding at Southampton. I always have a bottle of gin or brandy, some mixers and one of champagne; never any problem.
  3. I always ask for a table to myself at breakfast though I like to socialise at dinner and lunch, because I'm allergic to baked beans (or the virulent tomato sauce they're cooked in) and the sight and smell of them makes me ill. After enduring a couple of breakfast on tables for 8 praying that no one would order the vile things I now have a word with the Head Waiter at the first breakfast and they always find me a table for 2.
  4. On the Whisper in December it was generally the Heidsieck; also a bottle in the cabin. The staff response to my arrival on deck was usually "Madam C****, champagne?". Couldn't fault them.
  5. Thanks for that; will try this in April on my Arcadia cruise to the Canaries
  6. If you get there early for breakfast or lunch you can always get a table, and the choice is good. I like Italian so booked for a couple of evenings as well; very reasonable cover charge. It made a nice difference to the busy MDR.
  7. If you don't have bank account related insurance then Insure and Go offers a similar deal; cost me about £13 on top of basic policy. Ask them to add "Cruise cover"
  8. Yes we had movies on it to entertain ourselves as we had a few sea days going out to iceland and back.
  9. Last time I was on Arcadia a couple of years ago I was in a deluxe balcony with my daughter and the TV was mounted on the wall; we had a bit of trouble plugging in a memory stick though we managed with the help of a usb double connector. Of course they may have changed the TVs recently.
  10. I have 5 booked with P and O and one with Silversea. None in the far East. Paid in full for 2 of them and about to pay for a third. I agree that P and O are very careful with risk so are likely to cancel more readily than other companies. Will just take it as it comes.
  11. Me too. Paid for April cruise on Arcadia and about to pay for June on Azura. Unless cancelled I am going.
  12. A couple of those little LED candles. One for the bathroom at night so you don't have to turn on the light for bathroom visits and wake yourself up!
  13. I went on Britannia last Easter. The Serenity Pool was always quiet and only the area known as "The Zoo" where the 2 main pools are side by side was noisy and full of screaming children having fun. There are plenty of quieter areas on Britannia without having to book the Retreat.
  14. I emailed special services 2 weeks in advance with my preferences; the answer came back within 2 days. Wine/beer fine, gin fine (Tanqueray) but no Fever Tree tonic and the cognac I wanted wasn't avaialble though there was a very good alternative which I opted for. The tonic was a disappointment, but everything else was fine and my bar was stocked on arrival. As I love my cognac I did finish it before the cruise ended; butler restocked it on request with no fuss.
  15. I was on the Whisper last month, which is virtually identical, and was never bothered as a non smoker by smoke, anywhere.
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