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Unread 13 May 19, 12:23 AM  
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Tit for tat. Birthday on board...May 19. Home

Alarm set for 7 but was up at 6 as I could hear the conveyer belt they use to more the bags.

Got dressed and rest of room packed by 7.30. You have to leave your room by 8 so we went to the buffet got some muffins and pastries etc.

We had to be in the playhouse theatre at 9.15 to disembark. We got there at 9 and they let us straight through. Was really easy, scanned card as we left, walked down to a big room that had our luggage and wheeled it out to the cps office to collect the car. We are about 3.5hours drive from Southampton and we got home for 1.30 which was good timing.

Did have a thing about petrol on way home. Hubby thought one petrol staying too expensive at 137p so left it till there was nearly nothing in the tank to go to a petrol station that was 148p. Was a told you so moment but as he was driving I only thought it.

Washing, unpacking and shopping was rest of the day.

Couple of things to share.

Cant remember if I wrote about the awful smell on the first few day around the middle of the ship or not but it kind of ruined it for us those days. Luckily though it wasnt there for free last few days. Hubby did say he saw them removing waste at one of the ports so this is what I believe the smell was.

The amount of people commenting about our girls was astounding. I must have had more than 15 people speak to us and I over heard others too.
They were saying how well behaved there are. Good manners. Polite. Glad to see them not on technology but drawing, playing games or writing. One couple literally stopped to watch Scarlett write, didnt actually say a word to us but just listening to the conversation we were having about what she could write.

They both did have their melt downs and Georgia has by far the most, they also sometimes ate with there fingers etc but they both always tried to do everything in an acceptable manner and I am very proud of my girls.

Georgia didnt climb railings and she didnt fall out of bed although I did put the suitcase as the end of bed so that would have called first and woke me just in case.

The majority of the staff were really good. The took loads of time interacting with the kids. Always polite and helpful. Very hard working too.

We spent way less money than we thought on board and I did drink just water a few times but the majority of time I just ordered what I wanted.

I was sceptical about going to the main sit down dinner with the kids but that actually turned out to be a real highlight. Was much nicer than buffet.

We do have two other cruises booked for next year which I am still not sure about due to a mess about on p&o side but I was a fantastic cheap cruise and definitely showed us what it would be like with the kids on a ship. As p&o have messed me about I am currently 400 down now plus I have lost 180 cashback so not a happy bunny. The cash back for this trip has also not tracked.

1000 cruise (50 maybe cashback)
95 parking
45 petrol
265 on board spend
6 on shore spends
1411 total

Now Ive just got to get on with Disney planning. At 30 days countdown today and FastPass is open.

Eek! Girls are going on a plane!

These are Scarletts holiday notes for her teacher that we sent in.


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We also enjoy the sit down meals with our boys they used to love getting a menu and all the attention from the waiting staff. Your girls sound lovely. What are the next cruises you have booked? Curious about where etc! You have lots of holidays to look forward to lucky lady. Thanks for the report I enjoyed it.
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We also enjoy the sit down meals with our boys they used to love getting a menu and all the attention from the waiting staff. Your girls sound lovely. What are the next cruises you have booked? Curious about where etc! You have lots of holidays to look forward to lucky lady. Thanks for the report I enjoyed it.
They were Canary Islands and then Mediterranean but we have cancelled one just keeping the Canary Islands one now.

Yes got lots of holidays now. Combination of the girls at better ages to go places with just getting into good financial place. So glad we hammered mortgage for last few years all these holidays and memories make it worth while
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