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We had a pleasant evening in the DeVere Grand Harbour. We didn’t go back out, it was simply too miserable, so we went down for a bar meal and a few drinks early in the evening before going back to the room to watch the new BBC1 serial with Christopher Eccleston – ‘Blackout’. I managed […]

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Today we drove down to Southampton from Yorkshire for our overnight stay at the DeVere Grand Harbour hotel before embarking on Oriana tomorrow and enjoying the Grand Event. The original plan was that we would drive swiftly down in good weather, then either check in or just leave our luggage, and enjoy the rest of […]

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Sometime in the next day or so we will be leaving for the our cruise on Oriana, one of the P&O Grand Event cruises, and I’m totally stressed out. Is it the packing? – no, I find that’s easy, we’ve packed for so many cruises that these days I know what to put in. Is […]

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I admit that I’ve found it hard to think of anything to post about this week. Partly this is because it’s ¬†been a quiet week in the UK cruising world, but mainly because my head is full of the forthcoming P&O Grand Event. We’ll be on Oriana for the event; indeed, it will all be […]

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The arrangements that P&O are making for the Grand Event on 3 July are beginning to cause some angst. P&O have always given passengers a suggested embarkation time, but in practice everyone ignores this. For example, we’ve had suggested embarkation times of 2:30 or later, but we turned up at the terminal (Ocean Terminal) at […]

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P&O have published a revised version of their Grand Event viewing timings sketch map, (Click on the small image to see it full-size.) This gives us quite a bit more information, assuming it’s accurate. It shows all seven ships in line and close together on the departure from Southampton at around 7pm, and still in […]

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