Sea sick

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The Independent Online

It was supposed to be a "Grand Voyage". But in the end, the Aurora barely got further than the Isle of Wight. Some will wonder whether P&O's luxury liner is cursed. Consider the evidence: the champagne bottle failed to break when she was launched; her maiden voyage had to be cut short; there was a nasty virus outbreak only two years ago when she became a "plague ship". Now this. P&O are offering their frustrated customers a refund and a hefty reduction on any future cruise. But after this experience, surely no one would blame them if they decided to keep clear blue water between them and any P&O cruise liners.

It was supposed to be a "Grand Voyage". But in the end, the Aurora barely got further than the Isle of Wight. Some will wonder whether P&O's luxury liner is cursed. Consider the evidence: the champagne bottle failed to break when she was launched; her maiden voyage had to be cut short; there was a nasty virus outbreak only two years ago when she became a "plague ship". Now this. P&O are offering their frustrated customers a refund and a hefty reduction on any future cruise. But after this experience, surely no one would blame them if they decided to keep clear blue water between them and any P&O cruise liners.

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