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Launched by HM the Queen in 1995, succeeding the first Oriana that entered service in 1960 and became a firm favourite with British passengers, the latest ship has followed in her predecessor's wake. The ...
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190 P&O Oriana Cruise Reviews

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aurora_b
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our 3rd cruise and 2nd on a P&O ship. The destination was always the most important aspect of this holiday as we have always wanted to see the northern lights and after looking at the excursions available we didnt hesitate to ... Read more
Glugwine
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We wanted to complete Norway and the Northern Lights for sometime and after looking at various options we decided on a cruise aboard the Oriana would probably be the best solution. We are very independent travellers, and had some ... Read more
SAMMIBLACK
Member Since 2007
1 review
76 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as soon as it was offered, ie day one. This 'American Adventure' was P&O's first try at a 50 day UK to UK round trip, taking us to the Caribbean, Central America and the southern States, eg Florida, New Orleans ... Read more
penelopenicholson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We had a good drive down to the Mayflower Terminal and parked the car with no problem. Then the chaos started! The embarkation was shambolic to say the least. Things didnt get better as when it came to the lifeboat drill the ... Read more
Sal1946
Member Since 2012
1 review
41 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The sea crossing across the Atlantic was far too long going via Tenerife as was the crossing coming home. A possible 6 day crossing was 11days both ways with roughish seas and cold weather. A roof over the pool would have made it nicer. ... Read more

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scottydragon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
The cruise was advertised as Christmas and New Year, but there was no atmosphere for either. The decorations looked as if they had been bought at Poundland not at all what we experienced on our previous Christmas Cruise to the Caribbean ... Read more
Stuart76
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Excellent cruise that was blessed with good weather throughout. The Cruise started on a cold but calm day in uk and we sailed after an easy embarkation having a lovely lunch and by the time we got to our cabin our luggage was there . The ... Read more
Kaceyseal
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our sixth cruise with P&O. We are aged 61. I have to disagree with the negative reviews of this ship. I will try and provide the information that I found useful. We love the Oriana. Yes, it's an old ship, due for a re-fit next ... Read more
bernielobb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Embarkation at Southampton was a breeze taking less time to board than it did to find our cabin! From leaving the taxi to getting into our cabin was 20 minutes at most and our luggage was waiting at the door. The cabin (with balcony) ... Read more
sammysgranny
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
60 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was a first 'taster' cruise with P&O to help me decide whether to book a longer cruise with them next year and also to find out how they compared with the likes of Celebrity, Fred Olsen and Holland America. I'm sorry to say ... Read more

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Janice54
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Old, tired, needs a burst of energy. Both my husband and myself are early 50's and we were the youngest on board. The dining options are outdated as your not allowed in the restaurants if you haven't got a jacket. All my husbands shirts ... Read more
Greyboy
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
this was are first ever cruise so I have nothing to compare against but I can certainly tell when a ship is looking worn out. On arrival day one we had been on the ship no more than five minutes and spa treatments were being introduced ... Read more
Geirers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Having been on the Azura to Norway was hoping that this ship and crew would exceed the shortcomings I found on the Azura. Having arrived an hour late because of a massive traffic jam on the A3 outside Guildford, the embarkation was a fast ... Read more
Basingstokecruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having had a bad Caribbean cruising experience in January/February with another company, together with 2 friends, my wife and I booked a 'don't give up' recovery cruise with P&O who we have cruised with several times before. The ... Read more
Taffy 1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Ok, so she is 20 years old, so what? Her war paint is cracked in places, her bones creak and groan when she is under pressure from the weather but she is still a grand and refined lady of the seas. The decor is splendid and the ... Read more

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Bodster
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the Oriana in August for the 3 night cruise to Guernsey and Belgium. This was for my partners 40th birthday. We booked this almost a year ago after doing our research and paid a fantastic price for an outside cabin. ... Read more
CecilBessil
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Having just returned from our worst cruise ever on board Oriana I feel people need to know what to expect, she is an old ship and a very noisy one especially in during dinner in the restaurant but that is the least of your worries. We ... Read more
kazgraybeth
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've travelled before with P&O and on other cruise lines, but this ship was definitely our favourite. We found no problem with the food, in fact finding it tasty and of a high standard, we also found there to be no queues, at the ... Read more
lizza55
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have travelled many times with P&O but this holiday exceeded our expectations in respect of service. We usually enjoy our cruises with P&O but found the staff exceptionally friendly on this trip and couldn't do enough for us. ... Read more
Pepsiokay
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We read some less than shining reviews about Oriana and her crew so we wanted to set the record straight from our point of view! It's just our opinion but I hope it helps someone make a more balanced decision. We had a brilliant four ... Read more

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SMURF57
Member Since 2011
1 review
40 forum posts
1 helpful vote
SHIP INFO Oriana is an aged ship and this is very noticeable with a lot of the ship showing signs of age and disrepair -- but this was to be expected as she is an old lady, and in her day an obviously lovely ship. What we did not ... Read more
Mr perfect
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
Our first cruise, to Ireland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Orkneys, Dublin and back to Southampton. Our room A196 mid ship was a good position top price for a Non balcony room. The room itself was in need of refurbishment lots of rust round ... Read more
BigAl51
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
Our cruise started with embarkation at the Mayflower Terminal which had been updated since our cruise last year. The embarkation process was smooth with just a minimal wait in the new, comfortable seating area. The whole process was well ... Read more
mekydro
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We travelled on cruise X512 to Iceland, Ireland, the Faroes and Orkney. Embarkation was painless - the terminal at the Mayflower has been upgraded since our last Southampton cruise in 2013 and is much improved. Upon arrival you are ... Read more
Doolad
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We sailed on cruise X512 to Ireland, Iceland, Faroe Islands and the Orkneys. This was our second P&O cruise having cruised with Cunard on a number of occasions. Joining the ship at Southampton was very easy with no rush or hassle. We ... Read more

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