E304 - Western Mediterranean

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 21 Jan 2013, 22:46

Anyone else going on this cruise?
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Post by welshynurse » 26 Jan 2013, 15:18

Yes!...please don't leave without me :)

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 26 Jan 2013, 18:38

As you are supposed to be coming down with us with us, small medical personette, it's up to you to get yourself round here at stupid o'clock with your case(s) in good time.

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 01 Feb 2013, 23:15

Come on, I know from the old P&O forum that there are two other families coming with us. Surely there must be more!
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Post by melsea » 03 Feb 2013, 16:26

Hello good people

We have just booked this cruise. Can't wait.

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 04 Feb 2013, 06:53

Hi Mel

I know from the old forum that there's a family of four, and another couple coming, so there should be at least 12 of us!

Five weeks and 5 days to go.... (not that I'm counting!)
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Post by Silver_Shiney » 05 Feb 2013, 22:38

YAY!!! tickets now available.

Five weeks and four days to go.... :D
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Post by Cruiselover » 07 Feb 2013, 19:07

We are coming too, don't leave us out . Just found this site so happy to be back in contact with you all again . See you all soon 5 weeks 2days to go ...


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Post by hanson19 » 07 Feb 2013, 20:38

Were coming on this cruise to. Anyone been on Oceana before ? Can't wait :)

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 07 Feb 2013, 21:44

Hanson, it'll be our fifth cruise on this lovely ship
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Post by hanson19 » 08 Feb 2013, 07:21

We have been on the Oriana. Is this ship the same as the Oriana because we are not keen on the larger ships. ;)

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 08 Feb 2013, 14:20

hanson19 wrote:We have been on the Oriana. Is this ship the same as the Oriana because we are not keen on the larger ships. ;)
No, it's very different. Oceana has, according to many reports, the most stunning atrium in the P&O fleet. It certainly is beautiful.

We had our first trip on Oriana last year and, frankly, we much prefer Oceana. It's not much bigger than Oriana. The only thing (apart from a dedicated cinema) that, for us, sets Oriana above Oceana is that the former seems to have much more indoor seating. We did the fjords last year and it was way too cold to sit out, but we never had any problem finding somewhere peaceful to sit. Conversely, a few years back on Oceana, we sailed through a Force 11 in the Med and inside seating was at a premium. Whether that situation may have been addressed since the refit, we'll find out in 5 days, 24 hours!!
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Post by welshynurse » 08 Feb 2013, 21:56

Whether that situation may have been addressed since the refit, we'll find out in 5 days, 24 hours!![/quote]

Err, if its in 5 days I had better get packing! Not sure what my boss will say either :P

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 08 Feb 2013, 22:08

welshynurse wrote:Whether that situation may have been addressed since the refit, we'll find out in 5 days, 24 hours!!
Err, if its in 5 days I had better get packing! Not sure what my boss will say either :P[/quote]


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Post by hanson19 » 09 Feb 2013, 18:01

Thanks for your reply carnt wait for the cruise in 5 weeks time :d:d:d:d

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 09 Feb 2013, 19:54

In five weeks time we'll be wandering down to Footlights for the Welcome Show :clap:
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Post by hanson19 » 09 Feb 2013, 20:01

In 5 weeks time well be wandering down to our bed after a 6 hour journey from durham :) :D

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 09 Feb 2013, 20:18

nah - you'll be high on adrenilin!
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Post by hanson19 » 09 Feb 2013, 20:25

yeah you right having a 13 year old daughter with us :)

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Post by melsea » 09 Feb 2013, 22:04

Oceana was the first ship I went on with my OH back in 2004. The atrium is lovely. They did the champagne glasses flow in the atrium, something they don't do anymore. We had a wonderful cruise and we are really looking forward to this cruise and the ports. 5 weeks today... :wave:

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Post by Wina G » 09 Feb 2013, 22:07

Oceana was also our first cruise with P&O, we did the Fjords for our 10th wedding anniversary in 2009 ... I still think she has a stunning atrium :D


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Post by welshynurse » 09 Feb 2013, 22:54

Roll on 5 weeks, maybe if I go to bed early every night it will come quicker, like kids do on Christmas and birthdays :)


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Post by AnnieM » 12 Feb 2013, 14:05

HELLOOOOOOOO!!!

I started the post on the other forum!! Still same name on here, as is yours, SilverShiney???

We ARE coming on this cruise too!!!!
4 weeks and 4 days to go!!!!

I am sooooooooooo excited!!!

See you at the Ocean Terminal!!

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 12 Feb 2013, 18:07

Looking forward to it Annie. Safe journey!
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Post by welshynurse » 13 Feb 2013, 19:21

4 weeks and 3 days!! Started organising what needs packing today, determined not to do as I always do and leave it to the night before

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 13 Feb 2013, 20:15

welshynurse wrote:4 weeks and 3 days!! Started organising what needs packing today, determined not to do as I always do and leave it to the night before
Don't forget space is limited in the car.... I suppose we could always strap you to the roof :wave:
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Post by AnnieM » 13 Feb 2013, 20:48

Have been picking bits up for ages.... Have one suitcase packed but not properly, just put the kids stuff away out of the way so they can't wear them and spoil them! Poor girls thought we were going tomorrow!!!
If I could pack today, I would!
I only have 4 weeks left at work.... The thurs we have a wedding and fri we are travelling down to saaaarfampton.....
Koi have me crossing the days off the calendar!

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 13 Feb 2013, 22:02

We'll be leaving at crack of sparrows on Saturday, but then we haven't got nearly as far as you to travel, Annie. Drop the car off at my mother's, wait for the taxi, job done!
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Post by Silver_Shiney » 14 Feb 2013, 13:09

Thirty days to go... woohoo!
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Post by Cruiselover » 14 Feb 2013, 14:01

It's coming round fast now , still need to she'd a few pounds to get into black dress for black & white night , if they were to make it the first formal I would be ok . Can,t wait .. Jenny


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Post by Greenie Mike » 14 Feb 2013, 14:24

Cruise must be cancelled :-(


http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/Live_In ... _Schedule/


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Post by welshynurse » 14 Feb 2013, 18:11

Cruiselover wrote:It's coming round fast now , still need to she'd a few pounds to get into black dress for black & white night , if they were to make it the first formal I would be ok . Can,t wait .. Jenny

They can't make it the first or I will never get into the dress I'm planning to wear for captain's cocktail party!:)

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Post by melsea » 15 Feb 2013, 21:40

Greenie mike

Those sites are never accurate. We were visiting Sydney on Aurora once and it didn't even show we were there and yet there we were for two whole days....


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Post by Greenie Mike » 16 Feb 2013, 21:02

melsea wrote:Greenie mike

Those sites are never accurate. We were visiting Sydney on Aurora once and it didn't even show we were there and yet there we were for two whole days....
Well I hope they get it sorted, my daughter and son in law are booked on it :crazy:


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Post by AnnieM » 17 Feb 2013, 13:07

Greenie Mike...
Its still scheduled - I found her on another site>>>>>

http://cruisesouthampton.com/cruise-list/


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Post by Greenie Mike » 17 Feb 2013, 13:59

:-)

Glad about that ;-)


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Post by AnnieM » 17 Feb 2013, 17:45

And not to worry anyone, but did you know that Ocean terminla is the same dock that Titanic sailed from???

When we cast off.. look for the bollards painted orange.. they arethe original ones that Titanic was tied to ........ apparently....

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 17 Feb 2013, 17:57

So how many of us are there going now, I've lost count! There's four of us: me and the Lady C, Welshynurse and my dear old gray-haired ma!
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Post by Cruiselover » 17 Feb 2013, 20:22

There's me & him that's another 2 .....

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Post by melsea » 19 Feb 2013, 19:44

25 days and counting guys & girls...

Today I started to try on dresses to see what actually fits me, fortunately some of it still does,. Which is a relief I can now plan what I am taking with me..


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Post by welshynurse » 19 Feb 2013, 23:09

I've done the trying on and what goes with each dress, today was sorting and wrapping all my jewellery :)

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 20 Feb 2013, 06:43

welshynurse wrote:I've done the trying on and what goes with each dress, today was sorting and wrapping all my jewellery :)
You forgot to say that you've already got two suitcases packed and waiting in the living room....
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Silver_Shiney wrote:
welshynurse wrote:I've done the trying on and what goes with each dress, today was sorting and wrapping all my jewellery :)
You forgot to say that you've already got two suitcases packed and waiting in the living room....

They are not tehnically packed, they are just piled with everything I want to take...which I am adding to daily :)

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Post by melsea » 20 Feb 2013, 23:38

3 weeks & 2 days to go folks....


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Post by AnnieM » 21 Feb 2013, 02:17

There's 13 in our party coming.. 3 weeks and 2 days from now!!

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welshynurse wrote:I've done the trying on and what goes with each dress, today was sorting and wrapping all my jewellery :)
You forgot to say that you've already got two suitcases packed and waiting in the living room....
and you have a big enough car?

Last time we took our daughters - admittedly 2 of them.... Dad and JD went by car with the luggage and SD and I went by train. It rather confused the taxi driver from Soton Stn who couldn't work out how we were doing a 2 week cruise with one 2 handbags and a weekend case!
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Post by melsea » 21 Feb 2013, 16:14

Meg 50

That reminds me of when we were going on a World Cruise and on this occasion we had taken our cases down to Southampton around ten days before sail. the day before sailing we took a train into London, then a greyhound bus to Southampton and stayed at the a travelodge overnight. When our taxi came in the morning and we said what cruise we were doing the taxi driver said no way were we doing that with the luggage we had with us, we did tell him in the end what we had done. These days we do hotel with cruise parking so no need to do the adventurous trek.

Are we going to do a meet up on board. I have no idea where is the best place to meet as I have not been on Oceana since 2004?

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 21 Feb 2013, 18:47

melsea, happy to meet up - probably best done on a sea day. Since the revamp, I don't know where the best place would be - we tend to favour the "outside" of Magnums (outside Le Club) during the day, or Explorers and, in the evening, Tiffany's.

We'll be in L341, so drop a note if we're not in.

Meg, are you just being sociable on this thread, or are you coming too?

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 21 Feb 2013, 18:48

Meg 50 wrote:
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welshynurse wrote:I've done the trying on and what goes with each dress, today was sorting and wrapping all my jewellery :)
You forgot to say that you've already got two suitcases packed and waiting in the living room....
and you have a big enough car?

Last time we took our daughters - admittedly 2 of them.... Dad and JD went by car with the luggage and SD and I went by train. It rather confused the taxi driver from Soton Stn who couldn't work out how we were doing a 2 week cruise with one 2 handbags and a weekend case!
Only a small car, Meg, but her cases aren't huge. We managed when the three of us went down last year for the Norwegian cruise. This time we're leaving the car at my mum's and a large taxi is picking the 4 of us up from there.
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Post by welshynurse » 21 Feb 2013, 19:52

Meg 50 wrote:
Silver_Shiney wrote:
welshynurse wrote:I've done the trying on and what goes with each dress, today was sorting and wrapping all my jewellery :)
You forgot to say that you've already got two suitcases packed and waiting in the living room....
and you have a big enough car?

Last time we took our daughters - admittedly 2 of them.... Dad and JD went by car with the luggage and SD and I went by train. It rather confused the taxi driver from Soton Stn who couldn't work out how we were doing a 2 week cruise with one 2 handbags and a weekend case!

He obviously thought you were very light packers!
Thats why I have been so organised for the first (and probably only) time in my life! Trying to make lists of what I actually need...and I will be using a lot of vaccume bags :)

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