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Old March 8th, 2010, 03:11 AM
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Just on OV's site ( 08:08 ) to find all "AA", "BB", "II" & "KK" cabins not listed and for an "NN" cabin £3,397 pp
This is taking the Sh**!
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They started at £3,897 or something when I looked and then the website crashed.

Don't forget if anyone is checking out the price then the cabins are temporarily blocked so they will be released back within 10mins if not booked.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 03:19 AM
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Got as far as the page where you enter you Unique Ref and it crashed

Was showing 23 nights Plus 3 in hotel from Manchester £4003 per person!!

Got through on the phone after 15 mins trying to a nice recorded message telliing me its busy and please call back later...then it hung up on me
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Old March 8th, 2010, 03:21 AM
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Yes, crashed on me too. Can only hope it is because all those TAs are on booking our cabins
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Old March 8th, 2010, 03:29 AM
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HTTP 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR is all the website will do for me.


I suppose the prices showing at nearly £4000 must be the prices for suites?

The nice girl at Virgin Cruises promised to be back to me by 9am and she took a £600 deposit........so lets see

Time for another cup of tea!
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Old March 8th, 2010, 03:40 AM
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Got through to booking page and it is quoting £4,342 for two people in a guaranteed "NN" with £150 on board spends. So they are discounting £3,412 for passed passengers.
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HTTP 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR is all the website will do for me.


I suppose the prices showing at nearly £4000 must be the prices for suites?

The nice girl at Virgin Cruises promised to be back to me by 9am and she took a £600 deposit........so lets see

Time for another cup of tea!
Suites are posted as £6,798 but there are NO suites or balcony cabins showing, all greyed out.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 04:45 AM
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Sounds like it would be cheaper to charter a boat and sail alongside!!!

I can't consider it due to children anyway. Hope you manage to get a sensible quote
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Old March 8th, 2010, 04:46 AM
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The nice girl at Virgin has just rung

She tells me all the systems at the OV booking centre have crashed and that they have had 30 consultants trying to make bookings since 8am.
Also said I was on the top of her list because I wanted to book a balcony...but there again probably said something similar to everyone.

Couldn't OV have come up with a better way of dealing with this. Should have been offered on some kind of loyalty basis. We have only used OV twice so I wouldnt have minded losing out to someone who had been a dozen times and wanted to be on the last voyage.

Anything would have been better than this bunfight!
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Old March 8th, 2010, 05:12 AM
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Farewell Sailings
Sorry, we're experiencing some technical issues with our booking engine because
of high demand. Please keep trying while
we resolve this issue.

Thank you



The above is a message from the OV Homepage
Surely OV must have known what was going to happen this morning

AND NOW THIS
This voyage is no longer available - please call reservations on 0845 075 0032

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Ive just been contacted due to crashing at the ta this morning, aparently ov has postponed tickets now till Wednesday haha what good that will do I don't know== mentalness!!!! Lol
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And Carnival are ceasing the brand because???????????????
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And Carnival are ceasing the brand because???????????????
My thoughts exactly!!!
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Old March 8th, 2010, 06:49 AM
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Just as a guide to anyone wishing to book the repo. cruise on OV. I went on this cruise last Oct. and paid £2669. That was for a Manchester flight to Crete, return with Singapore Airlines, 30 night cruise (included the Groves and Gondolas Cruise as well as the repo cruise) in an AA suite, and 3 nights in Singapore at the Orchard Hotel. I know you could expect a slight increase due to inflation, but some of the prices that people are quoting seems to suggest exploitation.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 07:30 AM
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just as a guide to anyone wishing to book the repo. Cruise on ov. I went on this cruise last oct. And paid £2669. That was for a manchester flight to crete, return with singapore airlines, 30 night cruise (included the groves and gondolas cruise as well as the repo cruise) in an aa suite, and 3 nights in singapore at the orchard hotel. I know you could expect a slight increase due to inflation, but some of the prices that people are quoting seems to suggest exploitation.
thanks for the info trimtime, i was gutted earlier this am, as i was poised at the computer from 7:30am, but only got as far as selecting cabin no. At £5948 for the 23 night 2 night hotel option, wanted to upgrade flight sadly couldn't, so tried the phones only to get the same old message. Looks like i may spend my hard earned cash on a world cruise instead!!!!!
Sad to see her go but don't like to be ripped off!
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Hi from Thailand :-) TA rung me today and said its crashed she has to try again on Weds ??????


Its Hot hot hot here



I do hope the P & O people are reading here too. Just goes to show !!!!!
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Old March 8th, 2010, 07:54 AM
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Hi there,

We have spoken to Ocean Village this morning and the company has issued a statement regarding the problems with booking the farewell cruises. Hope this helps you all!

Here it is:

"We are very sorry but Ocean Village's Farewell Sailings have had to be taken off sale after bookings opened this morning. This is because of technical issues resulting from very high demand. The Farewell Cruises will go back on sale at 10am on Wednesday 10 March.

"We are really sorry for the inconvenience caused and would like to thank everyone for bearing with us while we sort things out.

"The Farewell Sailings were shown on the website at times this morning with lead fares which were incorrect and higher than should have been displayed. We are working hard to ensure that all technical issues have been resolved in good time ahead of the re-opening of bookings for the Ocean Village Farewell Sailings on Wednesday 10 March at 10am."

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Well my TA (Gill's) have phoned to say that they have got me my cabin just before OV closed their web site. But after reading what Trimtime wrote I feel a bit "ripped off" to say the least

Must update my sig now.
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Hi BG

I tried to book this morning and got all the way to selecting the cabin and i think one step away from putting my credit card in. The prices were discounted towards the end of the sign up and the total cost was around £3855 inclding 2 nights in Singapore, We did only select the NN Cabins. I am going to be very jealous if you got a booking and not me, I had an email this morning from Gill,s with the message O/V site crashed but they are hopeful we will get a booking on Wednesday, Did Gill,s give you a booking ref and cabin number thats the only way you can guarentee your booking.

Good luck to all who want this voyage

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Hi again, and good luck to all of you who are hoping to book the cruise on Monday/Wednesday. We did it last year and had the connecting flight back to Manchester an outside cabin and 2 nights in Singapore all for just over £1503 each. We booked with Thomas Cook and used their credit card to avoid the extra charges and that was the total price paid. The only extra was then the visa which we did by downloading the form online and then going to Manchester, actually the office was in Longsight and paid a lot less than Ocean Village etc were charging! Enjoy you will!!!!!!
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