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A P&O news roundup

I’ve been catching up on some P&O news that I’d missed. This is from one or another of their various blog/Facebook sites, so my apologies if you already know what I’m about to tell you. First up is the appearance of Christopher Edgington who describes himself as ‘Director, P&O Cruises’. I think he’s one of […]

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I gather that there has been a change in the embarkation port for some of Ventura’s fly cruises next summer. It is now planned that passengers will embark at Genoa instead of Savona. (There’s no change to the other embarkation on these ‘pendulum’ cruises, which remains Venice). The change is sensible, I think, as P&O’s […]

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Here’s the wine list from the Glass House on our recent cruise. The figures after each wine listed are the prices, in GBP, for glasses of 175ml and 250ml; and a bottle. The exception os the price for the Ice Cuvée Rosé which is a psarkling wine, and has prices for a 125ml glass and […]

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I’ve just written the summary and review from our recent cruise on Ventura – you can find it here.

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There’s always something, isn’t there? We were doing so well today… Ventura was berthed by 7 o’clock this morning as promised, and we self-disembarked. We were off the ship by 7:30, in the car by 7:35, and driving out of the dock gate by 7:40. We had an excellent drive home, and even with a […]

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Ventura 2013 – last sea day

So we’re into the last few hours of the cruise. We’ve just had an excellent lunch in the Glasshouse – 8 ounce fillet steaks, Bearnaise sauce, dessert, coffee and a bottle of that excellent Corbieres wine. Out of everything we’ve tried in there, it turned out that the very first wine we had was our […]

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Thursday evening: We’ve had a couple of good evenings in Metropolis. We sat at the bar and, in addition to enjoying our drinks (Calvados in a warmed brandy glass for Val, Macallan and water for me) we were able to have a couple of chats with the senior bar stewards, two gentlemen from Mumbai. The […]

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Ventura 2013 – Vigo

So today was Vigo. We decided not to do an excursion at La Coruña, and we carried this over to the changed port of Vigo. They did arrange a couple of extra ones – Cies Island, and Bayona La Real. But we decided not to do either of these, mainly because I was worried about […]

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We’re on our way to La Coruña – er, Vigo. The captain made an announcement at around midday that strong north-easterly winds were expected in La Coruña tomorrow, and that because of the location and direction of the entrances to the port there, it wouldn’t be safe for Ventura to attempt to dock. However, he […]

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Ventura 2013 – Gibraltar

Gibraltar today, just for the afternoon. We docked just before noon, and gangways were open promptly shortly afterwards. We had some lunch before going ashore just before 1 o’clock. When we were here on Ventura three years ago we did an excursion – ‘Secrets of the Rock’ or something like that – so this time […]

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