Classical Music Festivals at sea

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Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by blodwyn » 03 Jul 2018, 14:58

Has P&O ended these?
I can't find any mention of them online or in the brochures!


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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by blodwyn » 02 Aug 2018, 14:23

Well,I've actually had a reply to my query from P&O.
The usual very helpful answer!

''We are still looking at potentially continuing with these cruises, as like you say, these are popular with many of our guests.

The specifics of this, is not available at this stage I'm afraid, in terms of dates/ships etc, but hopefully we will have more clarity in time to come, once decisions have been made. ''

Strange that they can announce ''Strictly'' and ''Food Hero'' cruises but not more cultural events!

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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by barney » 02 Aug 2018, 17:13

We've been on one on Aurora and absolutely loved it. 16nights of bliss.


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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by Whynd1 » 03 Aug 2018, 11:16

We did one on Oriana three years ago. Fabulous it was. We had a concert piano player that had been on Cunard and a baritone from the Welsh national opera. The pianist got so much applause after every concert, the baritone wasn't bad either.

Apparently then Oriana had one of the few grand pianos in the fleet.

Would love to do another one.

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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by david63 » 03 Aug 2018, 11:53

Whynd1 wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 11:16
Apparently then Oriana had one of the few grand pianos in the fleet.
Wasn't that in the Curzon Room before they made it into a restaurant?

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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by Manoverboard » 03 Aug 2018, 12:09

david63 wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 11:53
Whynd1 wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 11:16
Apparently then Oriana had one of the few grand pianos in the fleet.
Wasn't that in the Curzon Room before they made it into a restaurant?
It was on the open deck at the stern when we watched it being played as we sailed out of Olden … on Oriana of course.

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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by colin parry » 03 Aug 2018, 15:07

I've done MFAS on Aurora,Artemis and Adonia. All thoroughly enjoyable. All had grand pianos of course.
David, you are quite correct of course, there used to be a white Grand piano in the Curzon room. We enjoyed many enjoyable concerts in there by the late Vincent Billington. Incidentally, the Artemis MFAS was on its farewell voyage which was superb.

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 03 Aug 2018, 15:36

There are more grand pianos than you might think. Aurora has several, including one in one of the posh suites, and one that plays itself in the restaurant.

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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by Manoverboard » 03 Aug 2018, 16:48

The old Arcadia had one too … and a bell.

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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by david63 » 03 Aug 2018, 19:59

Manoverboard wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 16:48
The old Arcadia had one too … and a bell.
And the current Arcadia still has the bell!

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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by Manoverboard » 04 Aug 2018, 09:00

david63 wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 19:59
Manoverboard wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 16:48
The old Arcadia had one too … and a bell.
And the current Arcadia still has the bell!
... and it seems so did the ye olde Arcadia before ours, in fact hers was the original casting dating from 1700> ish


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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by colin parry » 08 Jan 2019, 13:25

Glad to say the Music cruises are returning this year, although there is only the one on R920. Can’t say I’m over enamoured with The Canaries but I’ve booked it anyway. Surprised there hasn’t been any publicity but nevertheless it’s fairly well booked up already.


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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by Ilovemygarden » 20 Jan 2019, 15:14

colin parry wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 13:25
Glad to say the Music cruises are returning this year, although there is only the one on R920. Can’t say I’m over enamoured with The Canaries but I’ve booked it anyway. Surprised there hasn’t been any publicity but nevertheless it’s fairly well booked up already.
Have you had this confirmed by P and O as a Music Cruise? I have emailed them but so far no response.
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Re: Classical Music Festivals at sea

Post by colin parry » 20 Jan 2019, 16:43

If you look in FAQ’s you will see it confirmed that R920 is confirmed as a music festival. I have been unable to find out who is hosting as yet.

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