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P&O Cruises - bring 2 friends for only $1 extra pp. (from $1400 for 4 people)

Posted By: Rebekah76, posted 2011/02/11 23:20
ok.. the sale is only on from 12am AEDST on Sat 12 Feb and finishes midnight AEDST on Mon 14 Feb

for a 7 night cruise, you will pay $699 for person 1, $699 for person 2 and $1 each for persons 3&4.

this means - $1400 for 4 people, so only $350 each for a 7 night cruise ($1800 for a 10 night) - these are fantastic prices!!

Worth checking it out if you are keen.

Might be more than 2 cruises, but the dates in my email are March and May 2011.

The cancellation fee is different for this cruise (guess because it's short notice anyway).
Expiry date:2011/02/14
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  • Donkey2011/02/11 23:49:37
    thats not too bad - wonder if it can be stacked up with other things like onboard credit etc...
  • Rebekah762011/02/12 11:06:10
    Don't know about the onboard credit - but with this kind of saving, who cares!!

    worth a try though.
  • ninkasi2011/02/12 21:05:04
    Only a couple with the $1 offer, but quite a few more with a "Book at twin rates and pay just $50 extra pp for a 3 or 4 berth cabin". Includes all meals, but no ship credit it would appear. I will say that I always thought that a week or two on a ship would be a form of hell (the romance of being on a modern cruise liner that - to me - sounds basically like being in a hotel you can't get out of is lost on me), but then again I can sort of see the attraction... kids club, meals paid for... with airfares (excluding special deals) alone close to this sort of price.... tempting to get one cabin for the wife and I, and another for the kids....
  • odysseus2011/02/12 23:25:07
    "I will say that I always thought that a week or two on a ship would be a form of hell (the romance of being on a modern cruise liner that - to me - sounds basically like being in a hotel you can't get out of is lost on me), "

    Keep in mind most cruises of a week or two will have port stops, so you get off all day each of those days. It's only when you're on long transits (or very short cruises) that you're on the ship all day... in which case there's still heaps to do.
  • ninkasi2011/02/13 11:11:31
    odysseus
    Keep in mind most cruises of a week or two will have port stops, so you get off all day each of those days. It's only when you're on long transits (or very short cruises) that you're on the ship all day... in which case there's still heaps to do.


    I understand that, I was just stating my personal bias! :D After looking through what is included in them now, like I say I can also definitely see the attraction. Only minor issue for us is that the beds all seem to be single or pushed together to make one queen sized bed. Both my wife and I are tall, and we need King otherwise our feet hang off the end of the bed.... :(
  • lilpretzel2011/02/13 13:25:41
    I spent 7 days on a cruise last year loved every minute of it :)
  • Rebekah762011/02/13 15:19:18
    A cruise is probably the most relaxing holiday you can possibly have. You can do as much or as little as you like. and then you wake up in a new country, having travelled while you slept without having to unpack!

    Usually there is no more than 2-3 days of cruise before you stop in a port, so not exactly like being locked in a hotel - but what a hotel to be locked in anyway.

    Fantastic if you have young kids or teenagers as there is really something for everyone... the food is great, the service fantastic...

    what is usually included is - Entertainment (shows, activities, sports, dancing), Accommodation and Food (you can eat all day on some boats). when you think about what it costs just for accommodation in most places and compare to a cruise (especially at this price) - on these 7 day cruises for $350 - you are paying only $50 a day for all food, entertainment and accommodation!!!
  • ninkasi2011/02/13 19:53:02
    Rebekah76
    A cruise is probably the most relaxing holiday you can possibly have. You can do as much or as little as you like. and then you wake up in a new country, having travelled while you slept without having to unpack!...


    Assuming you don't hit any icebergs on the way.... just joking! :D

    Definitely considering them.... Will depend more on my wife now.... cheers.
  • vipulrm2011/02/14 10:29:36
    Is the $1 offer all booked? I am not able to find it on the site.
  • ninkasi2011/02/14 12:03:08
    $1 offers seem to have gone (there weren't many to begin with), but the $50 offers are still there.... Cheapest seems to be this one at $699 per person twin share - so four people would be 2*$699+2*$50 = $1498. So about $375 per person for 7 nights (a bit over $50 per night), for bed, meals, entertainment, taxes, and visiting some tropical islands.... need to allow for travel to/from Brisbane as well....
  • Rebekah762011/02/14 13:28:07
    pretty sure it expires on 14th anyway.. hope some of you managed to get a great deal. I would have booked at that price, but we only jsut got back from 14 days cruising around NZ, so need to wait a little while before we head off on holiday again

    was SO nice though.. we have 3 kids under 3, so despite a bit of trouble getting them to bed each night (lights flashing and bed bouncing, plus twins climbing in and out of our littlest's portacot!!) it was such a lovely holiday - the staff are amazing and went out of their way to make our holiday fantastic!
  • odysseus2011/02/14 20:06:19
    Rebekah76
    was SO nice though.. we have 3 kids under 3, so despite a bit of trouble getting them to bed each night (lights flashing and bed bouncing, plus twins climbing in and out of our littlest's portacot!!) it was such a lovely holiday - the staff are amazing and went out of their way to make our holiday fantastic!


    Yes, they're usually really good with children - it makes the holiday even better if you have children with with.
  • Rebekah762011/02/15 09:17:36
    odysseus
    Yes, they're usually really good with children - it makes the holiday even better if you have children with with.


    SO true!! We were on the Rhapsody of the Seas in Dec - and our waiters were so fantastic!! We couldn't fault their service other than to say they didn't give us lots of time as they were fussing over the kids.. even feeding them, or walking around with them so we could have a cup of tea. One night I had a Pina Colada with dinner and our 1yo started having a tanty because he wanted it. Even putting it out of sight on the floor, he was still unhappy.. without saying a word, our head waiter dashed away and came back minutes later with a chocolate milkshake in a cocktail glass that he had made himself.. then the assistant waiter berated him because he only got one, and she went off to make 2 more for our other children.

    When they saw us in other restaurants at breakfast time, they would grab a high chair and follow us around, or take at child off our hands while we got the others settled.

    A few days into the cruise and our kids were hugging them after dinner every night.

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