Lynch - Answered a Question by Finn (01 Oct 08 12:44)

Hello have just read your comments,we are also on the same cruise we have 4 children and have travelled on other P&O ships before.The childrens clubs do not close until the evening time around 10 1030 at which time you sign your children(younger ones)into slumber time so you can enjoy the night.You do not have to take the children to dinner with you as they have childrens tea from 5.15pm then they can go back to the clubs,if anything they do not want to eat because they are having such a great time.You have to drag them out.See you in December.

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finn - replied to Lynch (23 Oct 08 17:45)

Thank you. That has put my mind at rest. My son is 6 so maybe one of your 4 will be in the same age range as him and we will see you at sign in.

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BLYTH - Answered a Question by Finn (05 Sep 08 08:12)

The info below is from their website and the times cover the fact there is a night service as well if you want an evening free from the kids but it will be on a first come first basis. Children’s Play Area The Children’s Play Area is conveniently placed on the port side of D Deck at the stern, next to the Terrace Pool and the Paddling Pool. This outdoor area is the perfect place for small children to play; it’s secure, has a roof, and offers access to the Paddling Pool. You’re little ones will love the colourful slide, pirate ship and other climbing apparatus, and you will love the area’s close proximity to the family orientated Terrace Pool. Night Nursery Situated on G Deck, just forward of the midships lifts, is the Night Nursery. After spending a full day with your children you may wish to spend some time alone in the evening, and their special Night Nursery babysitting facility is there to assist. From 6pm to 2am, for children up to 5, they offer a supervised service. Simply settle your little ones down before 11pm and the Youth Crew will do the rest. With your children safely tucked away in bed, you are free to enjoy the nightly array of dazzling entertainment on board Oriana. Outer Space Located on the starboard side of D Deck between Chaplin’s Cinema and Decibels is Outer Space. Decorated with bright modern colours and soft contemporary furnishings, this is the cool place for teens, aged 13-17. By day it’s a great place to ‘chill-out’ with music, videos, games, computers/Playstations and interactive arcade machines. In the evening it becomes a teen nightclub with a fantastic sound system and dedicated club DJ. It’s a great place for your children to meet new friends their own age and Outer Space will keep them occupied and entertained for hours on end. Peter Pan’s Children who visit Peter Pan’s can relive the story of Captain Hook and his friends as they step on board his pirate ship for adventures yet untold. Designed around a pirate theme with a floor painted to resemble a treasure island, little ones can dress up, walk the plank and watch television through wooden portholes.

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Finn - replied to BLYTH (06 Sep 08 15:25)

Thank you. I had already read the above but I am just worried as before we went on QM2 we were sent a booklet which stated that the playzone was open from 9am-midnight. What they did not say was that there were period during that time when it was closed. I did not want to get caught out again. I would prefer to go to 2nd seating dinner is Peter Pans is not open during the first seating times.

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BLYTH - replied to Finn (07 Sep 08 10:38)

Safest bet is to speak to P & O and ask, but it closes at 10 p.m. so you should just about manage the 2nd sitting which nomally starts at 8.30 We find we are out of the restuarant by 10 ish and some paerents one leaves so thay can collect their son/daughter and take them to the cabin.

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Finn - replied to BLYTH (08 Sep 08 10:21)

Thank you. I have email and spoken to P&O but so far have been given 3 different answers. I think I will try and track down the ship's email address and ask them.

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BLYTH - replied to Finn (09 Sep 08 09:08)

I think it is appalling you have been given 3 different responses it is a pity no one who has been on the ship recently has respoded try asking the question again and see if you get a better response. The response from previous cruisers is the Oriana tends to attract the majority of passengers who are 50+ but it is still a ship regarded as being fairly good for families but many are a lot better, but at the end of the day it is what you make of your cruise and not what others might niggle about, needless to say I fall into the 60+ group but with 40+ ideas !!Have a great cruise.

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Finn - replied to BLYTH (10 Sep 08 20:14)

Thank you very much. I am sure we will have a good cruise whatever happens. We have been assured that leaving Madeira on New Years Eve/Day is a sight not to be missed. Will write a review when we get back.

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middleton - replied to Finn (10 Sep 08 21:14)

If you are in Madeira on new years eve the fireworks is a must to watch from the ship at midnight have a good cruise.

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lynch - Answered a Question by Finn (04 Nov 08 18:42)

Hi have just picked up your message,we have a six yer old as well,I am just hoping that there are plenty of girls form my teenage daughter to hang out with,anyway we are looking forward to our holidayon seven weeks to go.We did not enjoy the Ventura in the summer,and I know this holiday will be more relaxing,see you in a few weeks.

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