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Arcadia has suffered another delay in its passage to Funchal, but this time the cause isn’t technical. The ship had to divert to Vigo for a passenger medical emergency. I have no information about the nature of the emergency but of course I hope that the passenger involved recovers. I gather that this wasn’t the […]

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Arcadia under way

It looks as if Arcadia is under way this morning (7:30am), so whatever the problems were that delayed her departure they have been resolved. That’s good news for the ship, for P&O, and (most of all) for all the passengers on her 2019 World Cruise. Arcadia’s next port of call will be Funchal, where she […]

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Arcadia’s turn to have problems!

I wrote earlier today that Arcadia was due to leave Southampton at 6pm to start her 99-night world cruise. At that time I was paying most attention to Oriana, back in Southampton after an unexplained breakdown and power loss on 2 January and a subsequent unscheduled call at Lisbon. In the event Oriana got away […]

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Update: Oriana actually left at 7pm so it looks as if all is well. As I write this (7:55 pm) she’s in the Solent between Cowes and Ryde and heading towards the Nab Tower. According to the Port of Southampton’s Cruise Ship Schedule page, Oriana actually berthed at the QE2 terminal (berths 38/9) at just […]

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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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We’ve received our ‘Information’ booklet from P&O; the formal statement of the itinerary, the lists of excursions, the luggage labels. The main point about it is that it’s another step that tells us the time is approaching. As Val has just said when she looked through it, “We must be going…”. In this case there’s […]

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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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We’ve been getting ready for the Christmas cruise on Arcadia. I think i mentioned a few weeks ago that I’d bought the train tickets to get us to Southampton and back – it being December, we don’t fancy driving. But this week we’ve taken another couple of steps. First, we’ve booked our luggage transfer with […]

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Update: I’ve had an email this morning from Southampton City Council’s ‘Actionline’, as follows: I can confirm work will be ending in Platform Road on the 8th April. There may be a slight congestion but most road works around in Terminus Terrace, Queens Terrace,Town Quay will all be ending on the 8th April so this […]

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I’ve had a bit more opportunity to look through P&O’s just-announced programme for summer 2015. What seems clear to me is that there’s a bit of a divide opening up – prices on Britannia, Ventura and Azura seem to be noticeably lower than prices on the rest of the fleet. Oriana and Aurora definitely seem […]

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