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Plenty of cabins left, it seems. Should be a good "Getaway" bargain

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Any other forum members on this cruise?

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Now we've lost our three "semi-formal" nights, despite the Cruise Personaliser saying 3F,3SF and 6 casual up to yesterday. Perhaps the Horizon Grill will be replaced with a KFC or Maccy-D's by June?


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we have just returned from 35 nights on the Oriana and jsut realised the dress code has changed. Has anyone been in touch to se why, after all they only just re-instated the three dress codes on Oceana. It dosen't really matter to us because we like to dress up anyway, but I do wonder why, haven't dared to look at the proices for getaway!!

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valerie wrote:we have just returned from 35 nights on the Oriana and jsut realised the dress code has changed. Has anyone been in touch to se why, after all they only just re-instated the three dress codes on Oceana. It dosen't really matter to us because we like to dress up anyway, but I do wonder why, haven't dared to look at the proices for getaway!!
No doubt the official line will be that it comes from "customer feedback". Like you, we'll dress up ; after all the codes are really the minimum standard required
The Getaway prices look very good for this cruise until you try and book; then most grades are sold out!


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valerie wrote:we have just returned from 35 nights on the Oriana and jsut realised the dress code has changed. Has anyone been in touch to se why, after all they only just re-instated the three dress codes on Oceana. It dosen't really matter to us because we like to dress up anyway, but I do wonder why, haven't dared to look at the proices for getaway!!
They revert to the three dress codes on Oceana over the winter.


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Thanks for that I did wonder why our feb cruise is 7 - 7 - 14. I'll have to look at the xmas one now. It would have been nicer to have less semi formal in the caribbean because of packing for such a long cruise (more room for my stuff).

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That's only for winter cruises in Europe, Valerie. There are no "semi-formals in the Caribbean, just 4 formal evening for each 14 day cruise, the rest being "casual". Even so, I like to take a a couple of linen suits, then i can wear a jacket when I want without being too hot!


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We have just been to the caribbean on Oriana 35 days and there were 7 semi formals, next year on Oceana there are 7 again, perhaps its different as they are not fly cruises.


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We have just been to the caribbean on Oriana 35 days and there were 7 semi formals, next year on Oceana there are 7 again, perhaps its different as they are not fly cruises.

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Did you have any "semi-formals" while you were in the Caribbean, or was it just there and back?


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yes we did the dress code was a bit random, we had 3 casual in the last week.

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Just had an email from P&O to say that it won't be long before "my holiday of a lifetime" on Oceana. if this is true, then does it mean that all subsequent holidays will be a disappointment, or do they know someting that I don't?


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well I hope its an improvement on our last cruise, we only paid the balance because we are meeting a friend on this cruise. last year we had 8 cruises booked with PO (4 left now) which I'm not sure if we shall go on the remaining 3 after this one, and this is the first time in years that we have not booked the day the brochure came out.

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E-tickets are available today, complete with advice of don't print them now as there might be changes before embarkation. Perhaps an upgrade?


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bassman67 wrote:Just had an email from P&O to say that it won't be long before "my holiday of a lifetime" on Oceana. if this is true, then does it mean that all subsequent holidays will be a disappointment, or do they know someting that I don't?
Ask Tim Vine:

'Ive just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again.'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-11053202

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bassman67 wrote:E-tickets are available today, complete with advice of don't print them now as there might be changes before embarkation. Perhaps an upgrade?
... or ... because there is presently a problem with Cruise Personaliser :lol:
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bassman67 wrote:E-tickets are available today, complete with advice of don't print them now as there might be changes before embarkation. Perhaps an upgrade?
... or ... because there is presently a problem with Cruise Personaliser :lol:
.............and that, of course; but that was yesterday! Mind you, I've never been asked to show my e-tickets at S'ton. They just want my credit card details and ref. no.

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Just got an "urgent" email from P&O this morning. What could it be, I wondered, an upgrade to a balcony or was the cruise cancelled? Neither, it seems. For reasons best known to P&O, Oceana is leaving port at 15.30 instead of 17.00, so we are all being asked to arrive 45 min earlier than the original boarding time. I usually do, anyway!
As we will be at sea for 3 days, what will this achieve, I wonder?


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Has any one received the tour book/luggage lables, they are usually here six weeks before.

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Not yet. I have a horrible feeling that if you even look at the Cruise Personaliser now, you'e automatically "gone green".


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well I shall give it till friday and then call them. as we travelled once with our older son (he had his own cabin and booking, but at our address even though he dosent live here) since then we have never received any mailings to us in our own name, despite repeatedly phoning PO and asking for our son to be removed and us as lead names. We still never recieved this years brochure came in his name after the 'Baltic booking deadline'. it just puts me off phoning them again and again!!


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just phoned po they were 'printed' on the 10th of may so she said allow up to a week!! so that would be friday.

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Thanks, Valerie; that saved me a job!


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As I recieved no booklet i guess p o 7 days is different from mine. I wonder if i phone again they will tell me another story!

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Have they told you that Oceana is leaving dock at 3.30pm instead of 5.00pm?


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yes i recieved an 'urgent' email from them (well my husband did) but he has never booked as a lead name and dosen't know how to switch a computer on, so suprised it was addressed to him. Our ferry leaves at 10.30 so we are always at the dock by 11.45 so no differnce to us re boarding time....still no booklet or luggage lables yet but the post does not arrive until 10...but i shan't hold my breath!!


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well postman has been a guess what no brochure!

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Nothing in my post yetand it's the 24th today!


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Had email which.said post was slow that was on 23 still nothing said it was posted on 10th


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Any lables yet?

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Not a thing and no reply from reservations to my email of yesterday!


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the reply to my first email told me that it was down to the postal service. I have emailed them again, and so far no reply. There is quite a long thread on this subject on crowsnest, so I think they are giving everyone the run around.


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After another call they are re sending should be with me by friday!!!

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I got promised my luggage labels to be delivered first class mail yesterday. Hopefully for arrival on Monday. I've already booked shore excursions on-line. i seems that once they've got your money, that's it. I'm waiting to hear "have a nice day" the next time I have to call!

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The labels arrived this morning - printed out from my Cruise Personaliser! I GIVE UP!


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still nothing here but i am expecting the same as you!! It was the tour booklet I wanted more than the lables. Well the packing has started (well bits of it are spread out around the house) i don't actually put it in the case until monday/tuesday, but my husbands contibution is to put the cases on the ferry, he has no clues as to what he will be wearing on holiday!!


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Needless to say same as you i recieved my labels today, (although i was told the booklet was coming) only to recieve black and white printouts from cruise personliser. Why don't they just tell you that you are not recieving the brochure anymore even if you book vantage fare!

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This time tomorrow we'll be on our way to Southampton, labels or no labels. Just dropped off my son and his family at Stansted for a fortnight in Brittany, so I'm glad we don't have the airport security shambles they are facing this morning. I'm sure that 9/11 spawned a whole new career for the intellectually-challenged. Have you ever considered the standard of the security at our airports, judging by the calibre of staff on duty?

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Well, we're back from the Canaries cruise. it was very enjoyable, not least due to some excellent dinner companions on Table 108 and the finest Syndicate Quiz team members on Table 11. Hats off to Sally & Tony and Hilda & Stan. After always coming 2nd, we finally did it on Saturday night!
In passing, the cruise booklet, complete with luggage labels, arrived on Wed 12th. We sailed on Tuesday 11th. Nice one, P&O!

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Put them in a souveneer bag with the blue slippers ... or they paper ones now :clap:
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We too had a fantastic holiday, but sad to hear that Oceana is going to P & O Australia in 2015, we have 3 more cruises booked on her at least though, don't know which ship we shall sail on then.


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valerie wrote:We too had a fantastic holiday, but sad to hear that Oceana is going to P & O Australia in 2015, we have 3 more cruises booked on her at least though, don't know which ship we shall sail on then.
What??? That's the first I've heard, terrible news. :(


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Well I can't say its gospel, but we were having lunch with the Ex Purser this week and the person sat next to us told us that she was being sent to Australia in 2015 and she just looked at us and didn't say a word. I guess he must have got the information from somewhere.

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