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The Meridian restaurant is now divided into two – club dining in the lower level, and freedom dining in the upper. We’re on on club dining, second sitting on a table for eight which last night was fully occupied. Conversation went well, and as I suggested last summer, when that’s the case the issue about […]

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Christmas on Arcadia – day 1

So today was all about travelling to Southampton, embarking and re-familiarising ourselves with Arcadia. We travelled to Southampton by train – we’re wary of car travel in December – and all our arrangements worked well. We embarked Arcadia just before 2pm; indeed, as we embarked we heard the ‘cabins are ready’ announcement. So we dropped […]

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Christmas on Arcadia

We’re off early tomorrow morning on long-awaited Christmas cruise on Arcadia. What could be nicer? – seven nights at sea, and Christmas dinner included. It’s a pity is the North Sea in December, but that latter bit goes pretty unavoidably with Christmas. I shall be blogging as usual, so please check back in for updates. […]

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Well, our tryout of The Baggage Handling Company passed another milestone today – their courier arrived punctually and collected the bag. It feels very odd waving goodbye to your luggage…. We packed the bag last Sunday and put as much into it as possible, given P&O’s weight limit of 20kgs for bags. So obviously the […]

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Not a lot, it seems! This may be why the excursions arranged for that day by P&O were so popular – as I said in an earlier post, they sold out very quickly. I had assumed that we would be able to find something to do, but that’s looking less likely – most places are […]

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Since booking a bag with the Baggage Handling Company last weekend, we’ve received a letter from them. It contains a couple of luggage tags and some instructions. The instructions give some details about the operation. Among other things, it says: We will collect your luggage 3-4 working days prior to your departure for delivery to […]

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