Oriana's last P&O cruise X913

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Oriana's last P&O cruise X913

Post by allatc » 31 Dec 2018, 16:39

Anyone going on Oriana's last P&O cruise ?

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Post by Kenmo1 » 31 Dec 2018, 17:19

Yes, yes, yes. Just got to hope they are not dismantling everything around us.

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Post by silver surfer 2010 » 31 Dec 2018, 17:57

We are on her last cruise as well, and looking forward to it as we have never been so far North before

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Post by Kenmo1 » 31 Dec 2018, 18:21

silver surfer 2010 wrote:
31 Dec 2018, 17:57
We are on her last cruise as well, and looking forward to it as we have never been so far North before


We did Spitsbergen (a bit higher up) a few years ago and loved it. There is just a scientific research station there but I think Longyearbyen is more of a settlement and should have more of interest. I can remember getting off Arcadia with the brightest, bluest sky with the sun shining and I was wearing a coat but a local man was up on a roof in a T-shirt! I looked overdressed but within an hour the temperature plummeted and standing in the queue to get back on the tender, the wind just cut through you like a knife. I was glad of my coat with a hood but was surprised at how many others were inadequately dressed.

I absolutely loved that holiday and am so thrilled to get the chance to go that far north again. It is stunning. And watch out for the Arctic Terns and their lovely fluffy babies. Don't get too close like my husband did as he took a photo and he got dive-bombed by the adult bird. Maureen


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Post by Dave and Marian Melton » 21 Jan 2019, 15:43

We are also going on Oriana's last ever cruise. We did the Maiden so thought we must be on her last cruise.
We love going right up North the scenery is stunning. We are hoping to see quite a few friends we have met
over the years we have been cruising, see you all on board....
Dave and Marian....

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Post by Kenmo1 » 21 Jan 2019, 15:57

Dave and Marian Melton wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 15:43
We are also going on Oriana's last ever cruise. We did the Maiden so thought we must be on her last cruise.
We love going right up North the scenery is stunning. We are hoping to see quite a few friends we have met
over the years we have been cruising, see you all on board....
Dave and Marian....
Really looking forward to this cruise. Hope PO put on some really excellent entertainment and hopefully give us some little memento of the last cruise. Am I expecting too much from PO ???

Maureen

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Post by david63 » 21 Jan 2019, 16:23

Kenmo1 wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 15:57
hopefully give us some little memento of the last cruise
Just help yourself to anything that is not bolted down ;) - nobody will notice (and probably not care :silent: )


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Post by Whynd1 » 21 Jan 2019, 16:59

Wasn't that what happened on Artemis.

I remember a cruise report mentioning Christine Noble telling passengers to take what they wanted.

Sadly I don't think P and O laid anything extra on for being the last cruise.

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Post by Kenmo1 » 21 Jan 2019, 17:10

david63 wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 16:23
Kenmo1 wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 15:57
hopefully give us some little memento of the last cruise
Just help yourself to anything that is not bolted down ;) - nobody will notice (and probably not care :silent: )
Good idea, David. I'll start collecting the small things from day 1 so that I can hide them in our small inside cabin and then towards the end of the cruise I will see how many of the bigger items I can squeeze in. :oops: :oops:

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Post by colin parry » 21 Jan 2019, 17:34

I think it was one of my posts that referred to being able to take home the binoculars, atlas bath robes etc. In reply to Lyndsey, the cruise was overloaded with guest stars. We enjoyed Petula Clarke, Lionel Blair, Tom O Connor and it was also a music festival. It was the last time I experienced fireworks at the sail away. I do miss Artemis and later Adonia.
We were also presented with a commemorative Wedgewood plate to remember Artemis. Incidentally, it was the last time I saw DTM on a cruise. Regards to him and his wife if he happens to read this, still have a chuckle about ‘ Sicknote goes cruising,


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Post by silver surfer 2010 » 14 Apr 2019, 10:41

Excursions are now available on Cruise Personaliser, I think we will wait until on board and then think about them


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Post by silver surfer 2010 » 17 Apr 2019, 19:10

After £100 deposit it was quite a shock to the bank balance to pay the balance this week. however it's done now and it feels a lot closer to the sail away. Quite looking forward to this cruise/

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