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Raygil October 16th, 2011 07:53 AM

Cunard Qu. Eliz or P&O Oceania?
 
As a single traveller do I take the P&O Oceania 9 Nov, cruise to Canary Islands, 12 night, for Sterling 1490

or Queen Eliz, 11 nights for Sterling 2450?

Will I get 1000 pounds better value?

Thanks
Ray
Traveller from Australia now in Middle East.

PS Still looking for a possible cabin mate on Qu. Eliz to offset costs

kandajones October 16th, 2011 09:06 AM

Hi Ray, that's a very big question to answer given so little in detail...

Are you talking November this year, or next, as Cunard's own list price for 16-Nov this year fora balcony suite is only 1750, and they have no higher grades available, so am not sure why you were given a price of 2450, or does that include flights to/from the UK?

Also take note, P&O do not own a ship under the name Oceania, it is Oceana. There is a high quality line with the name Oceania, (Oceania Cruises - Luxury Cruise Line - Affordable Luxury Cruises To Asia, Africa, Alaska, & More - Premier Transatlantic Cruises | Oceania Cruises) so please check that are going to get what you expect.

The Oceana will offer a service not that much below QE, and for a lot less on board spend (less expensive tours, speciality dining, tips, drinks etc). The age group on the Oceana will be lower than QE, which may or may not be a good thing for you.

Having said all that, I would keep the 1000 in my pocket for spending on tours and activities to make the voyage more memorable.

But whichever you choose, you will have a fantastic time.

Alan & Katrina

Raygil October 16th, 2011 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kandajones (Post 1397212)
Hi Ray, that's a very big question to answer given so little in detail...

Are you talking November this year, or next, as Cunard's own list price for 16-Nov this year fora balcony suite is only 1750, and they have no higher grades available, so am not sure why you were given a price of 2450, or does that include flights to/from the UK?

Also take note, P&O do not own a ship under the name Oceania, it is Oceana. There is a high quality line with the name Oceania, (Oceania Cruises - Luxury Cruise Line - Affordable Luxury Cruises To Asia, Africa, Alaska, & More - Premier Transatlantic Cruises | Oceania Cruises) so please check that are going to get what you expect.

The Oceana will offer a service not that much below QE, and for a lot less on board spend (less expensive tours, speciality dining, tips, drinks etc). The age group on the Oceana will be lower than QE, which may or may not be a good thing for you.

Having said all that, I would keep the 1000 in my pocket for spending on tours and activities to make the voyage more memorable.

But whichever you choose, you will have a fantastic time.

Alan & Katrina

Hi I appreciate the comments.
I did mean P&O Oceana.
The costings are for me as a single traveller to pay for Sole Occupancy.

It doesn't really make sense to nearly double the share price as I will only be eating for one!!
My thoughts were to go with the cheaper and your comments have helped me. Thanks
Raygil
Currently travelling Middle East.

Paul Motter November 11th, 2011 05:17 PM

I don't know your age or interests. If you are a single lady (with the name RayGil, probably not) then you will probably like Cunard better because of the dance hosts.

But for all other reasons as a single I would probably opt for P&O - mostly because it is a more mainstream ship which means you will meet more people you age and preferences.


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