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A long time ago I did a detailed post about the different sizes of the balconies on Ventura and Azura. it’s still one of my most popular posts – every day, between 10% and 20% of the page hits I get is for that one post. Here’s a link to it. Here’s an additional post […]

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Tendering problems at Monaco – update

I’ve heard some more about the tendering problems at Monaco on Sunday. (Just to recap, tendering had to be stopped during the afternoon due to a high swell, which was causing great difficulties at Ventura’s platform.) I’ve heard that the weather changed very quickly and dramatically in the middle of the day. I’ve seen a […]

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Something I read about on the P&O Facebook group was that there were significant tendering problems at Monaco on Sunday. This was during Ventura’s call there as a part of cruise N914. Monaco is almost always a tender port, certainly for the larger ships, and it’s not unusual for calls there to be diverted or […]

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I gather that Britannia was very delayed getting into Southampton yesterday (25 May 2019) at the end of a 7 night Fjords cruise – I believe she didn’t dock until around 3pm. This, of course, affected both disembarkation and embarkatio, both of which were very delayed.¬†Embarkation eventually started early evening, and Britannia sailed for Cherbourg […]

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Aurora Refit 2019

Beginning in a week or so, Aurora will be having a refit. This will be in ¬†conjunction with her switch from being a ‘family friendly’ ship to being ‘adults only’. She’s due back from her present cruise, R903, to Norway and to see the Northern Lights (hopefully), on 23 March, and her next cruise, R905, […]

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Back home from Oceana

Well, I’m home. Yesterday was a long, hard day – in UK time terms I got up at 2am, started travelling at 4am, and walked through my front door (or staggered through it) at 10:45pm. I was hanging around Dubai Airport for five hours before boarding the plane, then take-off was delayed, and then there […]

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I was packed and ready before 8 o’clock, the listed time for independent travellers to start their disembarkation. In the event I joined the end of the party disembarking at 8 for the Emirates flight to Heathrow. It all went smoothly. Once off the ship we all had to get our main luggage. This had […]

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I’ve just (at 8am!) done my face-to-face immigration check in Dubai and got my passport back. Oceana docked at Dubai sometime around 7 am or so and the passport return and immigration check was the first order of business. Basically, passengers must go ashore and first collect their passport from a P&O desk on the […]

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Sister ship to Iona coming in 2022?

I’m at the Peninsular Club cocktail party and the Captain is regaling us with stories and titbits. He was talking about the arrival of Iona and he mentioned that two years after her arrival, P&O will get a sister ship. No real details yet, of course, but apparently coming in 2022. Apologies if this is […]

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Just as happened when we re-entered the UAE at Abu Dhabi from Bahrain, authorities at Dubai require us to do a face-to-face passport check when we re-enter the UAE there tomorrow morning from Oman. I’m not clear yet how this is going to be managed, but it will probably involve passengers to go through this […]

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