This was our first P and O cruise. We travelled by coach to Sourhampton. Embarkation was fairly quick and we were soon on board. I liked the way you were given a card showing where you were on the wait yo board. There were plenty of people carrying out the hoarding process and issuing your card.
Our cabin was ready so we dropped off our luggage and headed to buffet for lunch.
The way the buffet, in both areas, is set out does not lend itself to a smooth flow of people. People enter from either end. There is an exit in the middle but many exit where people are entering.
Cabin was fine apart from dirty carpet. We looked into a lifeboat. However cabin still had plenty of light. Good situation for laundrette. Not too far from rear lifted and stairs.
Enjoyed walking round and funding grave if Sir John Moore. Beautiful glass balconies giving it the name of The Crystal City. Lovely square yo sit and have coffee.
Took cable car up and then did toboggan ride. Great fun. Walked down but did not realise it was so far. Coffee and custard tarts are a must have. Lost of places to wander round.
This is not a big place. We walked along the street with the shops then back along the promenade. Lots of cafes here to stop and sit in to watch the world go by.
We did the Hoho bus here. It was a good wY of seeing the town. Then we went to the museum then the market. Some lovely things to see in the market. I think we were the only visitors in the museum.
As we had been several times before we took the shuttle bus. It would have been quicker to walk. Lots of nice places to wander round and many cafes to have coffee and custard tarts
Took hoho bus. Great way to see the place. It was very busy as there was a race in and a motor bike even near the ship. Big shopping centre tight at the dock.