Di - Answered a Question by knowles (12 Jan 09 21:19)

Sounds as though the Ventura cruise over Christmas and New Year would have been just what you are looking for, I look forward to reading the newspaper headlines in February.

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knowles - replied to Di (13 Jan 09 09:53)

Who kicked your bucket , Di . Sounds like you think im a lager drinking trouble causing yob , which i am totally not. Every comment which as been put on here didnt personally attack me , unlike ur comment , i love the passion shown by people on this website who stand up and say how they feel regardless if someone is wrong or right , but none of them have made a unfair personal comment . soooo keep your views to yourself. Thank u .

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Wilba - Answered a Question by knowles (12 Jan 09 18:18)

So why should people not moan about space, entertainment, sun loungers, food & service. The very reason most of us started cruising was because we pay for & expect a certain standard. When those standards drop it's up to the paying punter to voice their opinion, as these sites are closely monitored by the big cruise companies. P&O have already changed their marketing strategy on their new, yet to be launched sister ship to Ventura. That comes as a result of the comments on sites such as this. The very idea of a review is to give a positive & negative warts & all account of their experiences, not some flowery pumped up, lets not rock the boat blurb. No ones trying to scare anyone, but forewarned is forearmed........Wilba.

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knowles - replied to Wilba (12 Jan 09 18:33)

Did say u had freedom of speech , just a lot of people moaning bout little things, that dont really matter. Want my trip to be perfect but i know it wont be as life aint like that its just a matter of getting on with it without putting everyone ona downer, let me guess you have been on plenty of cruises and shop at marks and sparks!!!!!

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Wilba - replied to knowles (12 Jan 09 18:42)

Knowles making stupid remarks will get you no where. You can get a lot of help on sites such as this from people who are more up to speed with P&O than myself, but with your attitude you will do yourself no favours.....Wilba.

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bagley - replied to knowles (12 Jan 09 19:10)

Now now don't you start on our Wilba now ! We can all rely on him to make appropriate,objective comments which demonstrate the breadth of his experience.I have always found his input extremely useful & I am sure I am not alone in this. I do however hope you enjoy your cruise as it seems you are determined to do so. I too am determined to enjoy Ventura when I sail on her!

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knowles - Answered a Question by knowles (12 Jan 09 19:03)

Glasshalf full i would say, im not usually like this but have been on this website for few months and have had enough of wingers. if you look at the reviews the people who are travelling for the first time and are of a certain age say that it was great it just seems that certain age groups tend to moan more, just my point of view. Thank u for answering back to my comment think thats what it is here for. Paul.

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Bradbury - replied to knowles (12 Jan 09 19:30)

The problem is those that have never cruised before (as you state above - say is was great) have got nothing at all to compare it with. Those that do cruise regularly unfortunately have seen a drop in standards and a decline in behaviour of fellow passengers.

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knowles - replied to Bradbury (12 Jan 09 19:41)

Do understand that , my parents have cruised before and say it is declining , Money Money Money isnt it , for the firm that is , as for decline of behaviour think cruises years ago were for more a certain clientelle , now everyone as figured out its cheaper to cruise than spend less to get there but more when u get there, if u get what i mean . Didnt mean to be argumentative with anyone just want the best . paul.

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Bradbury - replied to knowles (12 Jan 09 19:51)

Thats exactly it! Suggest you look at the Question four places under yours about the Radio Prog today. But your cruise will be what you make it, so enjoy whatever.

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