storm riley caused 8 days at sea no trip to the azores on way back. The last time i did a p&o cruises where the itinerary wasn't changed was 2012 that year i did 2 cruises with no changes since i have done 3 cruises this one had 2 change originally we were going to saint martin i accepted that changed due to the hurricanes then we had storm riley the email came on the day before we left no visit to ponta del gada instead a return to babrbados.
Flight was good i had upgraded to extra legroom as i was travelling with my parents we just decided to have more room as it was 8 hours.
warning the bus's in the Caribbean leave a bit to be desired not much space and very cramped when you land the bus's are very close to the runway no security at the airport only dock side at the ship. We had an easy run through boarding as my mum had assistance at gatwick and due to this we all got into same assistance line we were on in under 20 minutes a lot of people were waiting for an hour or more.
had a problem with air conditioning not working properly reported it 3 times was never resolved properly also the shower tray filled up to the top of the tray when showering and took ages to flow away i gave up reporting things on the third go as i was made to feel like i was making it all up and once the temperatures droped below degrees we could deal with the heat. The tv's need replacing with 8 sea days we spent a lot more time in the cabin and the picture is terrible from talking to other people all the cabin were the same.
the rest of the cabin was ok.
got of walked in to town very hot no wind was trying to keep in the shade not much on the walk to town.
very good duty free area just of ship very hot no breeze spent time finding shade.
didn't go there back to barbados due to storm riley which ment 8 days at sea apart from the medical emergency on the evening we were due in to ponta del gada we got 15 minutes tied up in praia da vitoria we stayed up to see land i believe somwhere about 1000 passengers were up between the top deck and deck 7 we were there at 1am on the tuesday moring.