My wife and I booked the very good P&O cruise deal posted on this site recently. We booked on the 7th December (to depart 11th Feb), and booked 2 seperate cabins at £380 each (due to only wanting to buy 1 drinks package), so in total we paid £760. My mother was supposed to look after our 4 children, whilst we were on the cruise (We were not being mean, as already have a nice family holiday booked).
Now the problem being, my mother can no longer look after the children, as she has a medical appointment that same week.
So I can only see two possible options:
1. Cancel the cruise. If we did this, are we likely to lose the full amount paid - £760, as we paid in full. Is there a cooling off period, as we only booked 3 days ago?
2. Take the children with us. I think the cheapest we can pay per child is £380. So for the 4 children, this will cost £1,520. This is going to be more than I wanted to pay additionally really. Especially as it will likely mean that one of us will have to stay in the room with the children at night time, as they go to bed quite early.
Can anything please think of any other options, or let me know whetehr we can cancel without losing much money.
Many Thanks in advance