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  • Taffy, Wales
    started a topic Taffy on P&O

    Taffy on P&O

    Not long back from 12 nights on P&Os Oceana,its the third time we have sailed on this ship ,and you forget just how small the rooms are around 155 sq ft including balcony ,the smallest bathroom of any ship ,
    Room nicely kept by Phillip our room steward always had room done by the time we got back from breakfast.
    The ship inside is in good nick ,but outside it really does need some TLC,with a couple of people complaining they could not use there balconies due to rust and a build up of salt stopping them opening the door?
    We ate mainly in Cafe Jardine Breakfast and lunch MDR for diner.
    The menus in Jardine are OK but less choice and not as good as we have had,
    MDR the new menus are not bad decent choice with some always on now classed as P&O favorites Steak being one and Cream of Tomato soup being another.
    The Meat that I tried was not the best i found it a bit stringy and tough? others found it very good .
    We both had plenty of choice mainly chicken,Fish and some vegetarian meals all of which were very tasty and hot ?
    Some very pleasant surprises along with disappointing food, We had the best Asparagus soup I have ever had and the worst Treacle tart,
    We did try the Buffet and the food again was hot and tasty ,they served best free coffee on the ship up there .
    Again P&O upped there game with the entertainment with their Headliners Troupe putting on some of the best shows we have seen ,The Queen show getting a much deserved standing ovation ,
    The Main acts were overall good with Maurice Grumbleweed being excellent as was Ngo Ngofo a singer her first time with P&O but I hope not her last, In general all the music around the ship was first class.
    We did have a toilet with a mind of its own.
    It would not flush then flush several times ,8 flushes being the record, we did report it and they fixed it sort of after the bathroom flooded, But right up to leaving the thing would gurgle for a bit think about it then start flushing

    Overall we were happy with the cruise food was good to very good entertainment excellent and fellow passengers we met some really nice people,Got a rest and some winter sun ,(Starboard cabins got the most sun). and had a good time.

    It was funny to see the queues forming each night even on Freedom dining with one lady queuing at 5-10 every night to get her table.(6-0pm doors opened) Even more amazing was the queue for fix dining they had a table allocated yet still queued up .
    Left the ship with a cold starting and the sound of a toilet flushing .in the background.

    Will we go back to P&O yep overall we enjoyed it ,and hope the food on other ships was as nice as we had.
    Will post some pictures later still getting our flat ready ...Taffy

  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by DUETTO, Staines View Post
    taffy we have not been to Vigo, whats it like.
    Hi Duetto.
    We docked at Vigo early in the year (Ventura)' didn't see much of Vigo,but I could find a Tapas Bar or local market in any Spanish city and enjoy it.
    What we did do was book on the ship excursion to Santiago de la Compostela,,,loved it,one definately not to miss,it should be on many a bucket list.

    JC

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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    Glad you had a good time Taffy, I've only been on Oceana once some time ago now, but really liked her..................................Carol

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    Originally posted by Val, Wolverhampton View Post
    Hi Taffy welcome back! Good write up, enjoyed it thank you. I am pleased you had a good cruise, never been on Oceana so it's very useful and I look forward to the photo's.

    Hope you will soon be settled in to the flat!
    Thanks Val .
    Slowly getting there ,we have to change all our routines ,
    New Bathroom fitted whilst we are away and new Kitchen going in first week of new year?
    Worse part is the broadband ,we have only moved a mile but we have not got high speed ,just slow mo takes ages to load pictures .
    Off to do my Father Christmas in the Nursery today ...Taffy

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    Some pictures

    A very small Bathroom.


    And a small Balcony.



    Some shots of the Atrium one of the nicest on any ship.








    Taffy

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi Taffy
    How was Intercruises coach,,,and check-in?
    JC
    We got Leons coaches not bad bit delayed on the way down due to traffic, and check in short wait not bad ,check out was a bit chaotic, they could learn off Celebrity? ...Taffy

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  • DUETTO, Staines
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    thank you.

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  • Victoria, Aberystwyth
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    Originally posted by DUETTO, Staines View Post
    taffy we have not been to Vigo, whats it like.
    It's OK, not the best or the worse! Check out Duncan's video from his honeymoon cruise. Can't do links sorry.

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  • Little Red Rouster, Lancaster
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    Originally posted by Taffy, Wales View Post
    HI LLR Oceana has always been a friendly ship , the staff we found very pleasant, and so were most of the passengers, plenty of serving staff so no waiting to long for acdrink....Taffy
    Sounds good Taffy....Thanks

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  • DUETTO, Staines
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    taffy we have not been to Vigo, whats it like.

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Hi Taffy
    How was Intercruises coach,,,and check-in?
    JC

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    Originally posted by Little Red Rouster, Lancaster View Post
    Hi Taffy, Oceana is on our short list mainly for the itinerary for later next year. Nice to read your comments.
    HI LLR Oceana has always been a friendly ship , the staff we found very pleasant, and so were most of the passengers, plenty of serving staff so no waiting to long for acdrink....Taffy

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    Originally posted by DUETTO, Staines View Post
    Where did you go? W,as it the med?
    We went to Vigo, Maderia , Gran Canary, Tenerrife, Lanzerote and Lisbon , after Vigo we saw 23c most of the time but it went colder in Lisbon....Taffy

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  • Val, Wolverhampton
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    Hi Taffy welcome back! Good write up, enjoyed it thank you. I am pleased you had a good cruise, never been on Oceana so it's very useful and I look forward to the photo's.

    Hope you will soon be settled in to the flat!

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  • Little Red Rouster, Lancaster
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    Hi Taffy, Oceana is on our short list mainly for the itinerary for later next year. Nice to read your comments.

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