Ida and Neil Down - Answered a Question by Jenkins (24 Jun 08 20:51)

There is a tremendous economy drive going on at present on all Cruise Lines. Silver Service is one of the casualties of this drive and many companies are adopting plated service. With this in mind it is not always detrimental because done correctly with good presentation it can speed up the service and give hotter and tastier food but that probably isn't the point you're trying to make. If you were in charge of P & O would you advertise the fact that you were going to serve food in a different way, I doubt it? I know I haven't dealt with your point properly but I have a feeling that the question was probably rhetorical. Regards ... Neil.

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Jenkins - replied to Ida and Neil Down (27 Jun 08 20:48)

Thank you for your comments.Would you consider it rude of me to ask whether you are in the cruising business or are these just observations you have made as a passenger on various cruises. Thank you in advance for your kind response. Ray Jenkins.

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Neil and Ida Down - replied to Jenkins (27 Jun 08 21:00)

Hi Ray. No I'm not in the cruising or for that matter any business now. Ida and I have been cruising for a large number of years doing about 3/4 cruises a year and just talk to passengers and staff and those in the business a lot. (Probably too much) We just enjoy cruising and people... Regards Neil.

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Jenkins - replied to Ida and Neil Down (27 Jun 08 20:38)

Thank you for your comments. Would you consider it rude of me to ask whether you are in the cruising business or are these just observations you have made as a passenger on various cruises. Thank you in advance for your kind response. Ray Jenkins.

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O'Brien - Answered a Question by Jenkins (24 Jun 08 21:50)

I have only ever known it to be Silver Service on P & O.

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macro - Answered a Question by Jenkins (28 Jun 08 11:29)

I was interested enough in your question to grab the P & O cruises 2009 brochure. This covers ALL their ships. On page 232 under the heading 'Club Dining' there is the following statement: "Whether you opt for Freedom or Club Dining you will enjoy Silver Service in the main restaurants." Strangly there is no mention of the type of service for Select Dining i.e the ones you pay extra for !! They must have changed somthing or this is a misprint as I remember that they changed over to 'plated' over three years ago on maany of the ships. I missed it a lot as I love vegetables and the plated meals are usually slim on veg !

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