Ward - Answered a Question by Mckenzie (29 Jul 08 21:28)

Yes P&O do own Ocean Village but I don't think you can change over from one to the other without cancelling. It would be best to contact whoever you booked the cruise with.

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dolan - Answered a Question by Mckenzie (29 Jul 08 21:39)

I find it strange that you did not check all this out before booking your cruise if it is so important to you. Are you aware of the great 'smoking debate' going on at the moment?

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Mckenzie - replied to dolan (30 Jul 08 10:50)

Yes of course we checked it out but only found out it was an all smoking ship after we had paid our deposit and they would not return it...they said that all ships currently sailing had the same policy of smoking allowed in all the cabins, so did not seem to have a choice.

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Bradley - replied to Mckenzie (30 Jul 08 15:02)

I don't think you could call it an 'all smoking ship' as they do limit where you can smoke and it is quite easy to avoid it. The only areas that I found annoying were in the upper deck of the Marquee (show lounge area) where smoking is allowed in the adjacent casino and gaming machines area and on the starboard side of the Oval Bar (pub) on deck 7. Both of these are avoidable and I have found OV to be much better in this respect than on my trip last week on Island Star where the smoking policy was a total shambles. Have a good holiday.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Mckenzie (29 Jul 08 21:45)

P&O have changed their policy but they are NOT non smoking ships, merely changing the amount of places people can smoke on board, in fact very similar to what RCI have had in place this year. Make sure your not jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.

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Chima - Answered a Question by Mckenzie (30 Jul 08 12:18)

Yes, OV is P&O's sister company. I recently travelling on OV and was not disturbed by cigarette smoke and what-so-ever and I hate it. There was 1 bar (Connexions) which allowed smokers and otherwise outside smoking only was allowed. So it may not be as bad as you imagine.

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Clarke - Answered a Question by Mckenzie (30 Jul 08 19:16)

We changed from a P&O booking to Ocean Village before final payment and they charged a £100 admin fee. We were on OV2 at start of July and didn't really find the smoking too much of a problem. The odd waft/smell from some cabins as you walk down the corridor but it doesn't filter into your room. All the bars and restaurants we went to were smoke free and smoking outside was restriced to certain areas.

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McKenzie - replied to Clarke (31 Jul 08 16:00)

Thanks that is comforting...what did you think about the cruise - did you like the ship etc would you go on it again?? Sara.

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Clarke - replied to McKenzie (31 Jul 08 20:50)

Hi Sara - if you do a search on OV2 reviews I did a review of our cruise which might be helpful. There seemed to be quite a few reviews from people that sailed in first week of July this year (including the person that posted below) and all were pretty positive. I enjoyed it. Very laid back, pleasant and just easy going. Go with an open mind and enjoy yourself, and yes I would go back agan!. Have a lovely holiday .

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