Wilba - Answered a Question by smith (24 Jan 09 20:27)

If they have they've certainly kept it quiet! I'm sure It would be 'picked up' & posted on this site at the earliest opportunity.....Wilba.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by smith (24 Jan 09 20:40)

A better question would be : "Will P & O ever sort out their increasing number of problems?". ... Neil.

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James - Answered a Question by smith (24 Jan 09 22:33)

Adding to the comments of the 2 Professors of Cruising, also have a look at an earlier post From Asher, Warrington 19th Jan 2009, Beginning I have two cabins booked for P&O Ventura for Christmas 2009 the post is actually about changing from the Ventura. It may be beneficial to read, the comment from Paul Knowles who copied the response from P &O to his letter from raising concerns following the Christmas New Year Cruise, please read the whole comment for full details. However, in summary, and not verbatim P & O response states very sorry you (Mr K) heard uncomplimentary remarks re Ventura, true there were a number of incidents, but exception, not the norm, sadly element of society intent on spoiling for others, do have security staff on patrol, unfortunately, they cannot be everywhere at all times. P & O try to insist on acceptable standards of conduct on board, ultimately cannot be responsible for apparent and unforeseeable antisocial behaviour of some. Appreciate your concerns, wish to assure you, opinions you read/heard recently representative of minority, P & O regularly received great number of complementary remarks for Ventura. This may help you in deciding if the problems have been resolved.

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Neil & Ida Down - replied to James (25 Jan 09 16:04)

Wow, may I compliment you on such eloquent " Lawyer Speak" .... Neil.

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James - replied to Neil & Ida Down (26 Jan 09 00:07)

Blast, note to self for future reference, when writing comments forget legal dictionary and omit spell checker as the professor may be reading, monitoring and wondering!....Thank you .

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Worship - replied to James (26 Jan 09 13:27)

I like you James! Honest!

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James - replied to Worship (26 Jan 09 21:58)

Thank you, now I feel I must be very honest, my response was in jest to Neil’s earlier comment. I do use a spell checker, I write in good old Office Word, followed by a nifty cut and paste, as my spelling is dreadful, however, I do not use a legal dictionary. Further I find it irritating when writing, with reviews, you can use paragraphs, but not in answers, consequently ...... to break continuous text, so hopefully it's easier on the eye of the reader.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by smith (26 Jan 09 07:34)

Seems it's not just Ventura that's got a problem! Read the review P&O Nightmare on Oceana 25th Jan. P&O need a proper security team (bouncers) as per RCI/Celebrity/Carnival if they are going to quell this behaviour. Sending a letter to a single individual is nothing more than 'company speak, twaddle'. Until P&O announce a positive plan of action, published for the cruising world to regain confidence from, then they deserve all poor feedback & criticisms they are getting.......Wilba.

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