Oriana Broken (again)

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Oriana Broken (again)

Post by david63 » 05 Oct 2017, 13:53

Posted just now on FB
Following a technical issue in Gibraltar on Thursday, Oriana’s arrival into Southampton will be delayed. As a result, boarding for X720 will now be on Sunday morning at the QEII Cruise Terminal.

If you are booked on this cruise please arrive at the same check-in time as indicated on your ticket, but on Sunday.

Regretfully this change has made it necessary to amend the timing of the calls to Amsterdam and Zeebrugge. We are calling all guests to advise them of the new sailing time and itinerary.

We apologise sincerely for this change to the schedule and will do everything we can to ensure our guests have a wonderful time on board.


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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by anniec » 05 Oct 2017, 15:50

I hope they've let people know directly as well - like many of a certain age, I don't use facebook.

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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by Stephen » 05 Oct 2017, 15:56

Compo claim.


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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by anniec » 05 Oct 2017, 15:58

Sometimes compensation claims are justified. As it's a mechanical problem, and not an act of God, global warming, Brexit, or whatever else gets blamed for everything now, this seems to be one of those times. Many will, presumably, have to stay an extra night in Soton, apart from other inconveniences.

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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by Stephen » 05 Oct 2017, 16:07

anniec wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 15:58
Sometimes compensation claims are justified. As it's a mechanical problem, and not an act of God, global warming, Brexit, or whatever else gets blamed for everything now, this seems to be one of those times. Many will, presumably, have to stay an extra night in Soton, apart from other inconveniences.
Good luck with that. More chance of pulling hens teeth than being able to stay on at the same hotel on a Saturday night, especially as most rooms are probably already booked for cruise passengers departing the following day (Sunday).


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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by anniec » 05 Oct 2017, 16:20

Good point, Stephen. We go on QE on Sunday, and there were already two other ships in Soton that day (Azura and Celebrity Eclipse, both of them quite a decent size). We often stay in Fleet, which we're doing this time, and even out there it's been fully booked for a while.

Thinking about it, compensation is the wrong word. Recompense for out of pocket expenses caused by the problem seems the reasonable response.

Can I get compensation for Southampton's roads being more crowded than anticipated, haha?

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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by allatc » 05 Oct 2017, 16:52

Travel is becoming a pain in the butt.

Airlines cancelling flights or going bust
Ships delayed by bad weather or technical problems.
Road works all over the country
Even had a technical problem with the caravan last month - brakes jammed on, couldn't get it off the drive - had to pay myself some compo !

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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by Stephen » 05 Oct 2017, 17:06

anniec wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 16:20
Good point, Stephen. We go on QE on Sunday, and there were already two other ships in Soton that day (Azura and Celebrity Eclipse, both of them quite a decent size). We often stay in Fleet, which we're doing this time, and even out there it's been fully booked for a while.

Thinking about it, compensation is the wrong word. Recompense for out of pocket expenses caused by the problem seems the reasonable response.

Can I get compensation for Southampton's roads being more crowded than anticipated, haha?
We are on Eclipse on Sunday. :thumbup:

No harm in trying ;) :)

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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by Stephen » 05 Oct 2017, 17:07

allatc wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 16:52
Travel is becoming a pain in the butt.

Airlines cancelling flights or going bust
Ships delayed by bad weather or technical problems.
Road works all over the country
Even had a technical problem with the caravan last month - brakes jammed on, couldn't get it off the drive - had to pay myself some compo !
:lol: How much did you get.


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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by anniec » 05 Oct 2017, 17:44

Stephen wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 17:06
anniec wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 16:20
Good point, Stephen. We go on QE on Sunday, and there were already two other ships in Soton that day (Azura and Celebrity Eclipse, both of them quite a decent size). We often stay in Fleet, which we're doing this time, and even out there it's been fully booked for a while.

Thinking about it, compensation is the wrong word. Recompense for out of pocket expenses caused by the problem seems the reasonable response.

Can I get compensation for Southampton's roads being more crowded than anticipated, haha?
We are on Eclipse on Sunday. :thumbup:

No harm in trying ;) :)
I think we're on adjacent docks, so I'll wave. Have a splendid time.

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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by Stephen » 05 Oct 2017, 18:14

And you Annie :wave:

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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 05 Oct 2017, 19:20

When you're on Calamity Collapse look out for the blue plaque: "Towny slept here ". It's on one of the steerage cabins.

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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by Stephen » 06 Oct 2017, 08:07

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 19:20
When you're on Calamity Collapse look out for the blue plaque: "Towny slept here ". It's on one of the steerage cabins.
What, and venture below stairs :o .......I don't think so.

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Re: Oriana Broken (again)

Post by qbman1 » 06 Oct 2017, 11:12

She's due in tomorrow night now....

"Oriana will be arriving tomorrow evening at 8:00 pm. (Berthing at QEII Cruise Terminal)"

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