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     lashie1966, Cumbria is offline Able Seaman Member
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    P & O drinks packages

    Hi All,

    Can anyone advise if P & O offer drinks packages (alcoholic and non alcoholic) and if so are they worth paying, i have looked at their prices for drinks and they seem very reasonable anyway but i like my wine with my dinner and wondered if i could save money with a package?

    Thanks:D


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    Hi All,

    Can anyone advise if P & O offer drinks packages (alcoholic and non alcoholic) and if so are they worth paying, i have looked at their prices for drinks and they seem very reasonable anyway but i like my wine with my dinner and wondered if i could save money with a package?

    Thanks:D
    It depends on how much wine you drink - I didn't find the price per bottle all that cheap on our last P&O cruise on Azura, but then, I wouldn't be able to down a whole bottle on my own.

    My wife is not a prolific wine drinker, so for myself I chose the occasional medium size glassful.

    They had two choices of 'by the glass', but only medium white, Zinfandel and Piesporter.

    You will get a 'complimentary' bottle of still water in your cabin, but thereafter, you are invited to order 6 more at about 9.00 per pack.

    If you play your cards right, use your empty complimentary bottle to refill it with fresh and cold water on tap, free, at the tea & coffee dispenser station located in the buffet restaurant.

    Happy cruising.......Gordon


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    Hi All,

    Can anyone advise if P & O offer drinks packages (alcoholic and non alcoholic) and if so are they worth paying, i have looked at their prices for drinks and they seem very reasonable anyway but i like my wine with my dinner and wondered if i could save money with a package?

    Thanks:D
    I only answered this a couple of days ago. P&O do a great wine package. Basically, buy five bottles get a sixth free. Ask your wine waiter on the first night.


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    My understanding is they do a soft drink package for 20 for 20 500ml fountain drinks. I have read this on other forums and on the P&O community site a saving of around 15.


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    It depends on how much wine you drink - I didn't find the price per bottle all that cheap on our last P&O cruise on Azura, but then, I wouldn't be able to down a whole bottle on my own.

    My wife is not a prolific wine drinker, so for myself I chose the occasional medium size glassful.

    They had two choices of 'by the glass', but only medium white, Zinfandel and Piesporter.

    You will get a 'complimentary' bottle of still water in your cabin, but thereafter, you are invited to order 6 more at about 9.00 per pack.

    If you play your cards right, use your empty complimentary bottle to refill it with fresh and cold water on tap, free, at the tea & coffee dispenser station located in the buffet restaurant.

    Happy cruising.......Gordon
    Thanks for that Gordon, what did you think of Azura that is the ship we are going on?

    Great tip regarding the water by the way thanks again:o


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     lashie1966, Cumbria is offline Able Seaman Member
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    I only answered this a couple of days ago. P&O do a great wine package. Basically, buy five bottles get a sixth free. Ask your wine waiter on the first night.
    Hi Richard,

    Sorry yes you did tell me that think i am losing the plot!! Too much wine!!

    Regards

    Claire:D


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    Hi

    Yes we went on Azura last July to the Baltic States & St Petersburg, a sort of Russian Billy Butlins for the (then) ruling family, but whose last visit there literally was their tragic last.

    I posted a rather caustic review of Azura, which was more to do with a bee in my bonnet about this particular one as not my No 1 choice.:mad:

    Azura is a 'clone' of her sister Ventura - there are a few minor changes including names of facilities, but otherwise just a great big ship with usually 3000 souls to look after.

    Unless you are a 'cordon bleu' (or is that 'sacre bleu (?) no, that was Peter Sellers) we found the food excellent quality and variation (two sittings) unless on 'freedom dining.'

    We were not tempted to use the a'la carte venues as we were perfectly satisfied with the club dining.:D

    Azura has a large theatre, the same as Ventura, which gets full pretty quickly, especially when the resident company put on one of their shows so, like Fred Pontin used to say, 'book early.'

    Sometimes described as 'Butlin's at sea' :p or a floating block of flats, :D all tastes are catered for and you are not obliged to join-in with 'Hi-de-hi' antics - ;) there is plenty going on and I feel sure that you will enjoy the experience so long as you're not expecting one of Agatha Christie's cruises, like Poirot's 'Death on the Nile.'

    Safe sailing, with calm seas and fair winds, shipmate.

    Gordon


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    [QUOTE=
    You will get a 'complimentary' bottle of still water in your cabin, but thereafter, you are invited to order 6 more at about 9.00 per pack.

    If you play your cards right, use your empty complimentary bottle to refill it with fresh and cold water on tap, free, at the tea & coffee dispenser station located in the buffet restaurant.[/QUOTE]

    Ah....norovirus for breakfast!!


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    What an eciting cruise itinery Richard

    You could make a bit of extra cash while you are away by renting out your vacated house ;)

    Alternatively, ensure you are sufficiently insured viz buildings and contents
    You never know whose listening when you innocently reveal where you are going, and when

    Talking of home insurance, I have just received my quotation for 2010 -2011 from Saga, which is a whopping 33.3% increase on last year :mad:

    Greedy bankers are not the only ones who know how to 'milk the system.'

    Insurance costs, like buying petrol, are regarded as 'distress purchases' - you insert the nozzle into the neck of the tank, you cannot see or feel what you are buying - apart from the alarming amount whizzing around the pump indicator, yet at the same time realising that this purchase is essential. :mad:

    When will we 'get our own back?
    When the Arabs & Co run out of oil and the greater need will be for water, of which we have plenty (usually) and then we could sell it to them, who have little, at similar distorted prices.

    Or alternatively, until someone with a Midas touch discovers how to turn water into petrol :D

    Cheers and enjoy your cruises, hoping they do not include the Red (once blue) river Danube
    Gordon


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