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Ever fancied a cruise? Mumsnetters needed for VIP day on Azura, one of P&O Cruises family-friendly ships - all aboard here! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 30-Jul-13 15:45:34

Are you tempted by the idea of a cruise but not sure it's right for your family? Why not check it out on dry land for the day and see how you like it...
P&O Cruises have asked to find MNers and their families to attend an exclusive day on Azura, one of their four family friendly cruise ships.

Here's what P&O Cruises say about the ship: "Azura was designed with families in mind, with large children's areas, entertainment and clubs for all ages. Taking a holiday on Azura or one of our other family-friendly ships means that you can have the best of both worlds - fun and companionship for your children whilst stealing some 'me' time for you too."

The event will take place on Saturday 31st August in Southampton and will include:

- A full day on the ship 10am-2.30pm

- A tour of the cruise ship

- Time for your DCs to try the facilities in the children's clubs

- Full lunch on-board with special surprise guest

Each Mumsnetter will also receive a goodie bag full of treats from the White Company as a thank you and your DCs will also receive a goodie bag of their own.

Those of you who are selected to attend the day will be required to come back to a thread on MN to share your experiences and answer a few questions. We'd also love it if you could take some photos of your day on your smartphone and upload these to the feedback thread so we can see what you got up to.

P&O Cruises would also like those selected to record your day, and will provide MNers with a flipcam and a disposable camera for your DCs to use throughout the day. This footage may be used on the P&O Cruises website, pages on MN, social media channels and possibly in other marketing material so please only sign up if you're happy to do this.

P&O Cruises will pay for your train travel to and from Southampton or there is complimentary parking for all those who will drive to the event, and petrol costs for one car per family will also be covered.

This event is open to all Mumsnetters with at least one child under 16. All Mumsnetters and any child aged 16 or over will have to bring photo ID with them in order to clear standard security procedures.

So if you'd like to attend please sign up here.

Thanks and good luck,


Ifcatshadthumbs Wed 28-Aug-13 12:49:46

Have heard nothing since the original email. I have messaged Michelle at MNHQ and she has responded to say she will chase it up. Seems odd though. Southampton isn't exactly down the road for us so am a tad nervous that nothing is organised this close to the actual day!

TravelinColour Wed 28-Aug-13 16:13:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Aug-13 16:22:29

Hi there

Sorry you haven't heard anything - we'll ask the Insight team to come back to you ASAP.

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Aug-13 16:28:45

Hi everyone, we've passed on your details to P&O Cruises who sent out the information packs, but anyone who hasn't received them, I can send your email address to P&O Cruises who will send them out via email instead. Sorry for the unnecessary stress!

TravelinColour Wed 28-Aug-13 16:37:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StillSlightlyCrumpled Wed 28-Aug-13 17:03:35

Hopefully the email will come soon. Am wanting to book the train but nervous too until have proper confirmation. We are all really looking forward to it. Hope the DC behave!

TheSkiingGardener Thu 29-Aug-13 09:25:10

For those coming by car or train here is some information about where the ship will be. If anyone wants more information, I'm happy to help. We live sufficiently close by that we will be walking to the ship on Saturday, so definitely have local knowledge!

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