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Post by daib GC » 30 Nov 2016, 11:19

Lynda and David wrote:
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Raybosailor wrote:Ok Lynda & Maureen perhaps we might meet up in a bar onboard sometime, memorise my profile picture once seen never forgot then you can either say hello or as is often the case avoid me.
Ray,

I wil be organising a get together for our Facebook group, as I usually do and I always invite any other people I know from other forum. I will be posting the details on here when I get them. It's usually the first sea day.

It would be great to see people from this group as well.


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Hello Dai we'd like to come along to the get together if that's ok.

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Excellent.

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Post by Raybosailor » 01 Dec 2016, 08:30

daib GC wrote:
Lynda and David wrote:
daib GC wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:Ok Lynda & Maureen perhaps we might meet up in a bar onboard sometime, memorise my profile picture once seen never forgot then you can either say hello or as is often the case avoid me.
Ray,

I wil be organising a get together for our Facebook group, as I usually do and I always invite any other people I know from other forum. I will be posting the details on here when I get them. It's usually the first sea day.

It would be great to see people from this group as well.


Gan Canny



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Hello Dai we'd like to come along to the get together if that's ok.

Lynda

Excellent.
Count me in Dai, I look forward to meeting up with you again.

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Post by Raybosailor » 01 Dec 2016, 08:54

Lynda and David wrote:
MaureenB wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:Ok Lynda & Maureen perhaps we might meet up in a bar onboard sometime, memorise my profile picture once seen never forgot then you can either say hello or as is often the case avoid me.


Will do Ray, and I certainly would not avoid you!

Lynda? I expect to spend some time in Magnums too so no doubt may see you there. Look out for a 60 something 5' 2" silver haired lady! I see you hail from Fulham? Interesting as I was born and bought up in Hammersmith/Fulham. Maybe we have shared background!

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Maureen

Hello Maureen, small world, we now live in Hammersmith but I was born and went to school in Fulham. I'll keep an eye out for you, I'll be with my husband David who has shoulder length dark hair and speaks with a Scottish accent, although he is in fact from Derbyshire.

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Lynda :wave:
I have fond memories of the Hammersmith Palais back in the 60's, my mates and I used to go there often when we went down to London, we always stayed in a B&B in Acton Vale and sometimes went to the Acton Vale Social Club where a few stars of the 60's started out.


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Re: Oceana Christmas Cruise E625

Post by MaureenB » 01 Dec 2016, 09:15

daib GC wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:Ok Lynda & Maureen perhaps we might meet up in a bar onboard sometime, memorise my profile picture once seen never forgot then you can either say hello or as is often the case avoid me.
Ray,

I wil be organising a get together for our Facebook group, as I usually do and I always invite any other people I know from other forum. I will be posting the details on here when I get them. It's usually the first sea day.

It would be great to see people from this group as well.


Gan Canny

Dai

Hi there Dai,
Count me in too :wave:

Maureen


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Re: Oceana Christmas Cruise E625

Post by MaureenB » 01 Dec 2016, 09:19

Raybosailor wrote:
Lynda and David wrote:
MaureenB wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:Ok Lynda & Maureen perhaps we might meet up in a bar onboard sometime, memorise my profile picture once seen never forgot then you can either say hello or as is often the case avoid me.


Will do Ray, and I certainly would not avoid you!

Lynda? I expect to spend some time in Magnums too so no doubt may see you there. Look out for a 60 something 5' 2" silver haired lady! I see you hail from Fulham? Interesting as I was born and bought up in Hammersmith/Fulham. Maybe we have shared background!

Best wishes
Maureen

Hello Maureen, small world, we now live in Hammersmith but I was born and went to school in Fulham. I'll keep an eye out for you, I'll be with my husband David who has shoulder length dark hair and speaks with a Scottish accent, although he is in fact from Derbyshire.

Best wishes

Lynda :wave:
I have fond memories of the Hammersmith Palais back in the 60's, my mates and I used to go there often when we went down to London, we always stayed in a B&B in Acton Vale and sometimes went to the Acton Vale Social Club where a few stars of the 60's started out.

Gosh..............Hammersmith Palais! What memories you have brought back! I lived just around the corner, and in the 60's loved the Monday night Disco with my school pals. Were we Top Mods or what!! The music was great. Happy Days.

Yours nostalgically
Maureen

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Post by Lynda and David » 01 Dec 2016, 10:54

MaureenB wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:
Lynda and David wrote:
MaureenB wrote:


Will do Ray, and I certainly would not avoid you!

Lynda? I expect to spend some time in Magnums too so no doubt may see you there. Look out for a 60 something 5' 2" silver haired lady! I see you hail from Fulham? Interesting as I was born and bought up in Hammersmith/Fulham. Maybe we have shared background!

Best wishes
Maureen

Hello Maureen, small world, we now live in Hammersmith but I was born and went to school in Fulham. I'll keep an eye out for you, I'll be with my husband David who has shoulder length dark hair and speaks with a Scottish accent, although he is in fact from Derbyshire.

Best wishes

Lynda :wave:
I have fond memories of the Hammersmith Palais back in the 60's, my mates and I used to go there often when we went down to London, we always stayed in a B&B in Acton Vale and sometimes went to the Acton Vale Social Club where a few stars of the 60's started out.

Gosh..............Hammersmith Palais! What memories you have brought back! I lived just around the corner, and in the 60's loved the Monday night Disco with my school pals. Were we Top Mods or what!! The music was great. Happy Days.

Yours nostalgically
Maureen
My friend and I liked to go the the Palais on a Wednesday night in the 80's, the first half of the night was ballroom dancing and at 10.30 the disco started until 2am. We were always among the last to leave. The next day at work we spent the morning drinking coffee and trying to wake up. Unfortunately the Hammersmith Palais was pulled down a few years ago and is now a gym.

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Lynda :wave:
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Re: Oceana Christmas Cruise E625

Post by Raybosailor » 01 Dec 2016, 22:02

Lynda and David wrote:
MaureenB wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:
Lynda and David wrote:

Hello Maureen, small world, we now live in Hammersmith but I was born and went to school in Fulham. I'll keep an eye out for you, I'll be with my husband David who has shoulder length dark hair and speaks with a Scottish accent, although he is in fact from Derbyshire.

Best wishes

Lynda :wave:
I have fond memories of the Hammersmith Palais back in the 60's, my mates and I used to go there often when we went down to London, we always stayed in a B&B in Acton Vale and sometimes went to the Acton Vale Social Club where a few stars of the 60's started out.

Gosh..............Hammersmith Palais! What memories you have brought back! I lived just around the corner, and in the 60's loved the Monday night Disco with my school pals. Were we Top Mods or what!! The music was great. Happy Days.

Yours nostalgically
Maureen
My friend and I liked to go the the Palais on a Wednesday night in the 80's, the first half of the night was ballroom dancing and at 10.30 the disco started until 2am. We were always among the last to leave. The next day at work we spent the morning drinking coffee and trying to wake up. Unfortunately the Hammersmith Palais was pulled down a few years ago and is now a gym.

Best wishes

Lynda :wave:
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We past through Hammersmith not long ago and I was shocked to see boards up where the Palais used to be, I suppose they must have been building the gym then.

Joe Loss and his band were the resident band and often supported by a decent group like the Migil 5 (Mocking Bird) and others. Can you remember the revolving stage ?, one band would fade out while the other faded in as it revolved.

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Post by Lynda and David » 03 Dec 2016, 11:43

Raybosailor wrote:
Lynda and David wrote:
MaureenB wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:
I have fond memories of the Hammersmith Palais back in the 60's, my mates and I used to go there often when we went down to London, we always stayed in a B&B in Acton Vale and sometimes went to the Acton Vale Social Club where a few stars of the 60's started out.

Gosh..............Hammersmith Palais! What memories you have brought back! I lived just around the corner, and in the 60's loved the Monday night Disco with my school pals. Were we Top Mods or what!! The music was great. Happy Days.

Yours nostalgically
Maureen
My friend and I liked to go the the Palais on a Wednesday night in the 80's, the first half of the night was ballroom dancing and at 10.30 the disco started until 2am. We were always among the last to leave. The next day at work we spent the morning drinking coffee and trying to wake up. Unfortunately the Hammersmith Palais was pulled down a few years ago and is now a gym.

Best wishes

Lynda :wave:
Lynda
We past through Hammersmith not long ago and I was shocked to see boards up where the Palais used to be, I suppose they must have been building the gym then.

Joe Loss and his band were the resident band and often supported by a decent group like the Migil 5 (Mocking Bird) and others. Can you remember the revolving stage ?, one band would fade out while the other faded in as it revolved.
Hi Ray, I remember the revolving stage but never saw Joe Loss although I can remember my Mum talking about Joe Loss as she used to go dancing at the Palais with her friends from the Fullers chocolate factory which was based just off Hammersmith Broadway. I wonder if Maureen remembers Fullers. Hammersmith has changed so much over the past few years, even the fire station next door to the Palais is now a Wagamuma.

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Lynda

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Re: Oceana Christmas Cruise E625

Post by Raybosailor » 04 Dec 2016, 23:03

Perhaps one of you ladies can jog my memory about a music venue we used to visit near Shepherds Bush Market, I'm sure it was called something like "The Range" or "The Ranch" and you went down some stairs to it. It was a very popular venue in the 60's and we met some celebs in there, I even had a dance with Sandie Shaw in there but the name of the place has slipped my memory.

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Post by Lynda and David » 05 Dec 2016, 20:40

Raybosailor wrote:Perhaps one of you ladies can jog my memory about a music venue we used to visit near Shepherds Bush Market, I'm sure it was called something like "The Range" or "The Ranch" and you went down some stairs to it. It was a very popular venue in the 60's and we met some celebs in there, I even had a dance with Sandie Shaw in there but the name of the place has slipped my memory.
Hello Ray

I'm sorry I've never heard of any music venues in Shepherds Bush called the Range or Ranch, the only venue I know of is the Shepherds Bush Empire overlooking the Green. In Hammersmith there was a hotel/pub called the Clarendon Hotel which had live bands playing downstairs in the bar. David knows more about that as he used to go some Sunday nights. He says it was known for its squelchy carpet.

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Post by Raybosailor » 06 Dec 2016, 08:01

Lynda and David wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:Perhaps one of you ladies can jog my memory about a music venue we used to visit near Shepherds Bush Market, I'm sure it was called something like "The Range" or "The Ranch" and you went down some stairs to it. It was a very popular venue in the 60's and we met some celebs in there, I even had a dance with Sandie Shaw in there but the name of the place has slipped my memory.
Hello Ray

I'm sorry I've never heard of any music venues in Shepherds Bush called the Range or Ranch, the only venue I know of is the Shepherds Bush Empire overlooking the Green. In Hammersmith there was a hotel/pub called the Clarendon Hotel which had live bands playing downstairs in the bar. David knows more about that as he used to go some Sunday nights. He says it was known for its squelchy carpet.

Best wishes

The place I am talking about was near the Empire perhaps it was the Clarendon and I am mixing it up with some other venue elsewhere, the venue had a cloakroom attendant in the men's loo which was a blessing because a girl was sick on my jacket and he cleaned it up for me. It was definitely down some stairs and they had some good groups on sometimes.
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Post by Raybosailor » 13 Dec 2016, 10:16

A week today I will be on my way down to Southampton for an overnight stay prior to our Christmas cruise on Oceana.

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Post by qbman1 » 13 Dec 2016, 10:28

A week today, I'll be bobbing about in the Bay of Biscay !! Mind you, the long range forecast is not bad - any strong winds are due to subside on Friday and high pressure is coming in so we might just have a reasonable crossing


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Post by MaureenB » 13 Dec 2016, 17:18

Raybosailor wrote:A week today I will be on my way down to Southampton for an overnight stay prior to our Christmas cruise on Oceana.

Me too Ray :thumbup:

Hope to see you on board and chat about the old days !!

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Maureen :wave:

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Post by Raybosailor » 14 Dec 2016, 09:08

MaureenB wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:A week today I will be on my way down to Southampton for an overnight stay prior to our Christmas cruise on Oceana.

Me too Ray :thumbup:

Hope to see you on board and chat about the old days !!

Best wishes

Maureen :wave:
Look forward to meeting you Maureen, we were hoping that Dai would come back with details of his forum meet up.


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Post by daib GC » 14 Dec 2016, 10:10

Raybosailor wrote:
MaureenB wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:A week today I will be on my way down to Southampton for an overnight stay prior to our Christmas cruise on Oceana.

Me too Ray :thumbup:

Hope to see you on board and chat about the old days !!

Best wishes

Maureen :wave:
Look forward to meeting you Maureen, we were hoping that Dai would come back with details of his forum meet up.

Still awaiting the white smoke from Southampton. 8-) 8-)

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Post by barney » 14 Dec 2016, 11:35

qbman1 wrote:A week today, I'll be bobbing about in the Bay of Biscay !! Mind you, the long range forecast is not bad - any strong winds are due to subside on Friday and high pressure is coming in so we might just have a reasonable crossing

We came back last week and had the best crossings, both ways, that we've ever had.
When we woke up first morning, we honestly thought we had turned back to Southampton and anchored :lol:

All the luck of the draw.

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Post by qbman1 » 14 Dec 2016, 11:50

Yep, fingers crossed. We've had a couple like that too - but then a few rough ones as well !

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Post by Happydays » 15 Dec 2016, 00:26

I hope you all get a smooth transit and A very enjoyable cruise:) Have a Merry Christmas.
I would feel quite jealous if we weren't seeing our son over Christmas.

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Post by Raybosailor » 15 Dec 2016, 07:29

Happydays wrote:I hope you all get a smooth transit and A very enjoyable cruise:) Have a Merry Christmas.
I would feel quite jealous if we weren't seeing our son over Christmas.
Thanks and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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Post by qbman1 » 16 Dec 2016, 11:08

Have you all heard about this ?

"Excited to announce we'll be hosting a BBC Radio 2 live broadcast on New Year's Eve on board Oceana with Caro Emerald and AnaMatronic"

Hope they don't want to interview Raymondo - he'll have had a few by then !!


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Post by MaureenB » 16 Dec 2016, 12:56

qbman1 wrote:Have you all heard about this ?

"Excited to announce we'll be hosting a BBC Radio 2 live broadcast on New Year's Eve on board Oceana with Caro Emerald and AnaMatronic"

Hope they don't want to interview Raymondo - he'll have had a few by then !!

Yes, I got a letter a couple of days ago. Not sure what to make of it, but as long as they do not disrupt New Years night on board I'm easy. I quite like Caro Emerald but doubt I will bother with the act in the show lounge. Past experience tells me that seats are reserved for the acts as early as 6pm thus making it impossible to get in at show time.

One good thing though? I would imagine that we will be alongside the whole time to enable the Radio 2 crew on and off at will. On my cruise personaliser it does state "possible tender" for Madeira.

Not long now :crazy:

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Post by Raybosailor » 17 Dec 2016, 09:43

MaureenB wrote:
qbman1 wrote:Have you all heard about this ?

"Excited to announce we'll be hosting a BBC Radio 2 live broadcast on New Year's Eve on board Oceana with Caro Emerald and AnaMatronic"

Hope they don't want to interview Raymondo - he'll have had a few by then !!

Yes, I got a letter a couple of days ago. Not sure what to make of it, but as long as they do not disrupt New Years night on board I'm easy. I quite like Caro Emerald but doubt I will bother with the act in the show lounge. Past experience tells me that seats are reserved for the acts as early as 6pm thus making it impossible to get in at show time.

One good thing though? I would imagine that we will be alongside the whole time to enable the Radio 2 crew on and off at will. On my cruise personaliser it does state "possible tender" for Madeira.

Not long now :crazy:
Too right Cubie I will have had a few by the time the show goes on air at 23:00, Radio 2 is my favourite channel and we often see new year in with them when at home. Penny Smith ex GMTV presenter and radio presenter is part of the line up too. I wonder if Cubie has photos of Penny showing her lack of undergarments. :thumbup:

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Post by Kenmo1 » 17 Dec 2016, 22:48

Best wishes to everyone on the Oceana Christmas Cruise. Madeira looked wonderful on December 9th when we called in there on Ventura. If you walk into town from the ship, go up to the roads higher up from the promenade to see what a wonderful job the people of Madeira make of Christmas. Considering all the rotten luck they have had such as landslides and this year the fire, they still make Christmas and New Year wonderful for the visitors.

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Post by daib GC » 19 Dec 2016, 12:32

For those who would like to meet up I have arranged a get together at 11.30 on Thursday 22nd. It will be held in one of the restaurants.

At the moment they do not know which one.

The event will be posted in the Horizon for Thursday with the full details It will be under the title Facebook get together.

Hopefully there will be tea and coffee available.

We might even get biscuits.

See you all soon


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Post by Raybosailor » 19 Dec 2016, 17:10

Thanks Dai look forward to seeing you again, Biscuits ?? we had Danish pastries last time, things are getting tight at P&O :lol:


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Post by daib GC » 19 Dec 2016, 17:20

Raybosailor wrote:Thanks Dai look forward to seeing you again, Biscuits ?? we had Danish pastries last time, things are getting tight at P&O :lol:

I was trying not to raise expectations. Then if you get goodies it's a bonus.


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Post by MaureenB » 19 Dec 2016, 17:35

daib GC wrote:For those who would like to meet up I have arranged a get together at 11.30 on Thursday 22nd. It will be held in one of the restaurants.

At the moment they do not know which one.

The event will be posted in the Horizon for Thursday with the full details It will be under the title Facebook get together.

Hopefully there will be tea and coffee available.

We might even get biscuits.

See you all soon


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Thanks Dai. See you there. I am the vertically challenged silver haired old lady :thumbup:

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Post by Raybosailor » 19 Dec 2016, 17:35

Kenmo1 wrote:Best wishes to everyone on the Oceana Christmas Cruise. Madeira looked wonderful on December 9th when we called in there on Ventura. If you walk into town from the ship, go up to the roads higher up from the promenade to see what a wonderful job the people of Madeira make of Christmas. Considering all the rotten luck they have had such as landslides and this year the fire, they still make Christmas and New Year wonderful for the visitors.

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When you get of the shuttle bus there is always a crowd of taxi drivers offering tours around Funchal and neighboring villages. Don't accept the first quote offered someone will always give you a much better price if your prepared to negotiate. Don't think your robbing them because they always inflate prices for cruise passengers.

Camara de Lobo is a pretty little village close to Funchal where Winston Churchill used to paint, there is a nice nativity scene and the harbour is decorated until the New Year too.

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Post by Lynda and David » 19 Dec 2016, 17:46

Thank you Dai, we look forward to meeting everyone

Lynda and David


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Post by daib GC » 20 Dec 2016, 18:02

Sorry folks late change in venue and time. 12.30 to 13.30 in the Card room which is near the Library and Le Club.

Also look in the Horizon.

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Post by Lynda and David » 20 Dec 2016, 22:22

Thanks for letting us know Dai see you on Thursday

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Post by Raybosailor » 23 Dec 2016, 11:34

First port of call this morning La Coruna after a bumpy ride on BOB there doesn't seem to be much evidence of sea sickness so everyone seems to be prepared including OH. We had our forum meet up yesterday set up by Dai which was a joint Facebook and P&O Community forum and it was nice to put faces to forum members.
The ship is nicely decorated and has a friendly atmosphere apart from the usual Grinches.
Next stop Agadir

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Post by Raybosailor » 26 Dec 2016, 10:50

2nd port of call Agadir, I have taken the shuttle into town to get wifi and straight back again. Very dirty place with weak wifi and strong wiffs from the drains.

There are a good number of ill mannered people on board but last night was the pits. After a lovely Christmas dinner we decided to watch the Beatles tribute in Starlights, but we missed the first two numbers due to a loud mouth and his two lady friends bellowing out over the music. I politely asked them if it was ok if we could listen to the music and he got very aggressive towards me. This is not what I came on a cruise for and Cheryl had to calm me down saying we don't want to get thrown off the ship in Agadir of all places.
Quite a few kids on board and they are on the whole very well behaved, perhaps they can teach a few adults how to behave.

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Post by Raybosailor » 27 Dec 2016, 11:55

Arrived in Arrecife this morning and watched Oriana ( crewed by the one and only Cubie ) berth beside us. The sun is shining and it is a very pleasant 19 degrees.
Last night was the ships company pantomime " Robinson Crusoe" which was very amusing and even Captain Willard made an appearance.
Tonight is curry night in the Plaza so we are giving our waiters a rest before setting off for the Starlights Theatre to watch the Headliners show.


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Post by Ray B » 28 Dec 2016, 11:05

Hi Ray. how sad you had a run in with Mr gobby, it can put a big damper on the evening. Hope the rest of the cruise goes well for the both of you.

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Post by Raybosailor » 28 Dec 2016, 13:17

In Gran Canaria this morning, sunny but beezy as usual. Last night was curry night in the Plaza so we skipped the MDR for a bash at a bit of Indian which was very nice.
We were able to get good seats in Starlights for the Headliners show to round the night off.

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 28 Dec 2016, 13:25

Raybosailor wrote:2nd port of call Agadir, I have taken the shuttle into town to get wifi and straight back again. Very dirty place with weak wifi and strong wiffs from the drains.

There are a good number of ill mannered people on board but last night was the pits. After a lovely Christmas dinner we decided to watch the Beatles tribute in Starlights, but we missed the first two numbers due to a loud mouth and his two lady friends bellowing out over the music. I politely asked them if it was ok if we could listen to the music and he got very aggressive towards me. This is not what I came on a cruise for and Cheryl had to calm me down saying we don't want to get thrown off the ship in Agadir of all places.
Quite a few kids on board and they are on the whole very well behaved, perhaps they can teach a few adults how to behave.
There's always one. In fact sometimes there are several! But you're having a good time. That's what matters

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Post by Raybosailor » 29 Dec 2016, 11:44

Quite right Merv, the majority of the passengers are very friendly and we have met some lovely people.
Weather in Tenerife fine and sunny, I tried to post a review but the wifi dropped before posting.

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Post by oldbluefox » 29 Dec 2016, 11:45

Nice to hear from you Ray. Kepp posting................................ that is when the wifi is behaving itself!!!

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 29 Dec 2016, 12:13

Raybosailor wrote:Quite right Merv, the majority of the passengers are very friendly and we have met some lovely people.
Weather in Tenerife fine and sunny, I tried to post a review but the wifi dropped before posting.
Just tell the snotty ones you've been cruising since you were five, have done more than 300 cruises, were driven to Southampton by your chauffeur in the Rolls and that your butler and housekeeper are looking after your ten bedroom mansion overlooking Poole Harbour while you're away.

And if that doesn't shut them up tell them you'll ask your suite butler to report them to the Captain, who is your brother, and that they'll be put ashore at the next port and barred for life from all Carnival group ships. :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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Post by david63 » 29 Dec 2016, 12:51

... and failing all that tell them that you know Merv

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 29 Dec 2016, 13:29

david63 wrote:... and failing all that tell them that you know Merv
We don't want to get Raybo chucked off! :crazy:

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Re: Oceana Christmas Cruise E625

Post by Raybosailor » 30 Dec 2016, 10:54

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
Raybosailor wrote:Quite right Merv, the majority of the passengers are very friendly and we have met some lovely people.
Weather in Tenerife fine and sunny, I tried to post a review but the wifi dropped before posting.
Just tell the snotty ones you've been cruising since you were five, have done more than 300 cruises, were driven to Southampton by your chauffeur in the Rolls and that your butler and housekeeper are looking after your ten bedroom mansion overlooking Poole Harbour while you're away.

And if that doesn't shut them up tell them you'll ask your suite butler to report them to the Captain, who is your brother, and that they'll be put ashore at the next port and barred for life from all Carnival group ships. :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
I wasn't aware you knew me so well Merv :wave:

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Post by Raybosailor » 30 Dec 2016, 11:04

Berthed in Santa Cruz, La Palma this morning alongside Boudicca, it is very windy but mild. A pretty little port with little sign of being spoilt by tourism apart from the ugly MacDonalds in front of the port gates

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Post by Kenmo1 » 30 Dec 2016, 11:42

Hi Ray - I'm glad the cruise is going well and I am enjoying your reports which are bringing back lots of good memories. I see you you didn't think much of Agadir. For us, it was the first port to have wall to wall sunshine after what had been an absolutely foul few days of storms and rough seas so it felt like heaven to us, whiffs and all, but we did stay down on the promenade and didn't tackle the town.

If ever we wanted to move abroad, my favourite place would be to Las Canteras Beach in Gran Canaria - lovely beach and decent shops - what more could a person want. :lol:

Enjoy the rest of your cruise.

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Post by towny44 » 30 Dec 2016, 12:01

Raybosailor wrote:Berthed in Santa Cruz, La Palma this morning alongside Boudicca, it is very windy but mild. A pretty little port with little sign of being spoilt by tourism apart from the ugly MacDonalds in front of the port gates
It looks as though the germans got a far better berth than Oceana Raybo, you seem to be stuck at the very end of the jetty.
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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 30 Dec 2016, 12:35

They probably sent an advanced party at dawn to lay out towels

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Post by Raybosailor » 31 Dec 2016, 11:52

Same today in Funchal we are acting as breakwater to the rest of the ships.
The town is very busy today ahead of the fireworks tonight.
I will post a more detailed review of the cruise when we get back to the UK
Happy New Year to all.

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Post by towny44 » 31 Dec 2016, 12:20

The Germans got their towels down first again.
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