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Somewhere beyond the sea

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Watch the following video on P&O cruises and try to answer the following questions. Pay attention to the question forms at the beginning.

  1. When was P&O founded?
  2. How many destinations?
  3. 5 ships: Oriana, Oceana, Aurora, Artemis and Arcadia. In which one you don’t need to dress up, which one is for fun seekers? which ones are child free? which ones are the most modern?
  4. How many types of cabins do they offer? any special characteristics?
  5. What other things can you do on board?
  6. How many times does the speaker say the word ‘British’? Why do you think they do that? Do you think this could be possible in a Spanish commercial?
Is a -British or not-cruise really something for you?

Written by ElenaBen

March 4, 2008 at 11:57 am

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  1. Hi! I’m going to try to answer the questions!

    1. In 1837.

    2. About 200 destinations, but at the end of the video, you can read that really are 207 destinations.

    3. People go without clothes?? Oh my god! jejeje i don’t now wich ones is it, but I know that childs are free in Artemis and Arcadia, Oriana is the most modern and Oceana is for fun seekers.

    So, if this its true, first one should be Aurora.

    4. There are differents types of cabins. You can choose a suite or an elegant bedroom. It depends of what do you want.

    5. There are more others things to do: go shopping, sport, go to british clubs or to beauty centers.

    6. Uf! I don’t now the number, but a lot!! Too many times in my opinion.

    I think that a cruise is not for me. I prefer mountains, camping and enjoy life in other way.
    A cruise it’s boring for me.

    I hope don’t have done a lot of errors! It’s late I’m gonna sleep!

    I don’t now why they do that but I think that in Spain this don’t append.


    March 6, 2008 at 10:30 pm

  2. Hi Bea,

    Well done! Of course, people go dressed…I don’t think P& O is really into nudist cruising ;). ‘Dress up’ means to wear formal or more elaborate clothes. The opposite of ‘to dress up’ is ‘to dress down’. You don’t dress up for a bbq (barbecue) but for an evening party.

    I do agree with you, cruising IS a boring thing (cruise is, not cruise it is…with one subject is ok). But maybe it’s a good option for families…

    And most of -if not all- the cabins seem to share one feature, which is…?

    G’d night then…


    March 7, 2008 at 9:54 am

  3. Hvouh8


    June 12, 2018 at 8:55 pm

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