P&O Recommend passengers bring two bags: On the night prior to disembarking, passengers are required to leave their luggage outside their room for collection. Instead of thinking I was being efficient with only one bag, a second bag would have been very useful for the last overnight.
Bring a lanyard, doesn’t matter what other company it promotes, everyone wears them, all colours and varieties.
Book your dinners on the first day, especially if you’re travelling with a large group.
Other times at the restaurants you just need to show up as your entire group before being seated.
Children are well catered for at the restaurants . This was a great teaching opportunity for us to to share dining etiquette in a friendly environment. The same children’s menu that is offered at all included restaurants. Our older (12 years) children were offered to children’s menu, which was considerate of the wait staff. They were included as adults.
When deciding what to spend the day doing, a highlighter marker would be useful to mark up the daily newsletter.
Attend a show. They are not going to take very much time. Most were under an hour. After the show the cruise director will give information about the days activities and those coming up on following days. It would be useful to advertise how long events are expected to take for planning and group coordination.
Tea and coffee, juice and water were freely available all the time at The Pantry.The Pantry hours on the day of Embarking are generous. There will be something available when you board.
The room has a DVD player, but I downloaded some movies before we left. Helped when there were quiet (or needed to be quiet moments)
Loved the cruise. The whole family experience was exactly what I was hoping for. A memory maker.