fulllwood - Answered a Question by Fulllwood (10 Mar 08 16:22)

Thank you all for the suggestions! Our Daughter spoke to P@O today and they will accept the credit card they have managed to aquire(Albeit at extortionate rates) Then once they have regisrated this they can as always pay by travellers cheques! No cash though! Thanks once again.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Sewell - Answered a Question by Fulllwood (08 Mar 08 10:51)

We regularly cruise with daughter and son-in-law who don't have a credit card. We put their on board account on our card and they credit our bank account with the cash. Hope this helps.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Richard Okill - Answered a Question by Fulllwood (08 Mar 08 11:01)

I can unerstand P&Os policy for credit cards. Despite the fact they have to pay a commission to the Credit Card company, it makes their accounting easier, quicker and by definition, less staff friendly. It also avoids problems and hold-ups on disembarkation. You only have to listen to the number of broadcasts on disembarkation day requestion passengers to report to the Purser at Reception to get an idea of what is happening. The great advantage with P&O is that they bill in stirling. Many Credit Cards now operate 'cashback' and just imagine that your daughter and family could, if they used such a card (Egg, Asda, Morgan Stanley) receive a cashback of 1% on their onboard bill, plus they could have left their cash in a savings account earning money. I'm afraid it is the way ahea.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Bonnette - Answered a Question by Fulllwood (08 Mar 08 13:54)

Hello My first suggestion is to contact P & O on 0845 678 00 14, you could even ask them to ring you back, and talk to them about it. If they can't come up with a suitable alternative they should be able to cancel and get their money back because this is a major change in their contract conditions and then I suggest that they look at other cruise lines, P & O get a lot of repeat business because their passengers believe that they can’t be beaten but believe you me they are often well and truly beaten in many areas. They may find it helpful to talk to the cruise agents, like this one with a free-phone number and honestly tell them what they would like and where they might best find it. Most cruise agents are extremely knowledgeable and should be able to give good information.....I hope this is helpful, Heathe.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Buckley - Answered a Question by Fulllwood (10 Mar 08 09:30)

Why not take out a nil interest card through there bank or building society pay it off when you get back and cancel the card, or find a low interest rate one and just use it for cruises.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Nall - Answered a Question by Fulllwood (10 Mar 08 12:56)

I spoke to P & O on saturday about a similar thing and they told me i could pay in sterling travellers cheques, british money or by a visa debit car.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
MULDOON - Answered a Question by Fulllwood (12 Mar 08 14:06)

If they dont have a credit card there is way of getting one at no charge..its a prepay credit card therfor no credit checks..you transfer your money onto the card and that way your card is in credit and you dont have to worry about taking money around with you,there is a small monthly charge to use it,but you get all the benefits of visa or mastercar.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Fulllwood - Answered a Question by Fulllwood (12 Mar 08 15:36)

Thank you, Muldoon! Who is it with, and how do they apply.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Lee Johnson's blog

Ports of Call or Sea Days?

By Lee Johnson

After booking a passenger yesterday on a 24 night Caribbean cruise from Southampton return it got me thinking about the different itineraries, some that are port intensive and some that have lots of Sea days, as this one did.Having taken my first Cruise back in 2002 on board the QE2 transatlantic to New York I fell in love with the cruise experience during those sea days. There was always something going on, be that Ballroom dancing or learning the tango (I didn’t do any of this for th...

Read More

Dec 09 2016 11:34AM


Do You Read Other Passengers Reviews?

By Marilyn Kerr

Marilyn Kerr's blog

How much research do you put in, when you are looking to plan a Worldwide trip?Do you decide where you would like to go, and trust in a travel professional to have all the answers? Or do you do your homework, and read reviews? What I do love about our website, is that our customers will share their experience with us all, pointing out the good, the bad, the excellent, and the worst part of their trip. We do not alter the reviews, and I know a lot of people who really enjoy reading, and sharin...

Read More

Dec 03 2016 11:00AM

Adonia back with P&O

By Gemma Coles

Gemma Coles's blog

 It doesn’t seem that long ago when we said goodbye to the P&O Adonia. P&O Adonia left the fleet in 2015 with much sadness to lots of passengers. The ship went to Fathom Cruises which is a line dedicated to volunteer tourism. Guests were taken to locations such as the Dominican Republic to help teach English or build water filtration systems to help with poorer countries. Carnival Group have now announced that after an upgrade to the ship, with the addition of a new rest...

Read More

Dec 08 2016 02:49PM