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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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202 P&O Oriana Cruise Reviews

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Geirers
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
Bodster
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
24 forum posts
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
10 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

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kazgraybeth
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 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
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
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
SMURF57
Member Since 2011
1 review
40 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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

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BigAl51
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
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
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
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
Marlayna
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Excellent from word go.Lovely comfortable ship,plenty to do,good entertainment,great cinema,comfortable cabin and excellent food.Liked it so much that upon return,we immediately booked for a 14 day to the Canary Islands on October 20th. ... Read more
AnnShowler31
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed June 2015
We have just come back from the most amazing cruise around the Mediterranean. Loved every minute. The ship is adult only and we were among the youngest aged mid 50s but I think that was because the trip was 18 days and most people only get ... Read more

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Traditionalist
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Just returned from Oriana cruise to New Orleans. This ship has had more than her fair share of bad luck - indifferent weather in the Atlantic, hostile USA immigration at Charleston, engine fire at Miami, lost a port altogether (Key West) ... Read more
Captain Pete
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We too have returned from the Neww Orleans cruise, and would also agree with most of what's already been written. We were also freedon dining, and the food was like school meals. Veg was invariably overcooked, the quality of the meat was ... Read more
shooter0163
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We too have just returned from the New Orleans cruise and would agree with 95% of the previous comments .We thought that most (not all) the professional entertainers were good. Where we strongly agree and on which we would like to ... Read more
FussyMcB
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
We have just returned from a P&O short cruise to Guernsey and Zeebrugge on the Oriana. A holiday didn't get off to a good start as the ship could not dock due to high winds and our trip was cut short by 24 hours. Our four night ... Read more
cheerful cruiser
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We went on this cruise specifically to see the total eclipse of the sun and since that was a natural phenomena I am pleased to say that it was great. However In almost every other respect the cruise was a disappointment. It was so poor ... Read more

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tring
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
1,187 forum post
2 helpful votes
This did not start well as a couple of weeks before the cruise we got an email saying we had been upgraded. I was not happy as we had specifically asked to be removed from an automaic upgrade when the cruise was booked. We had been moved ... Read more
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cruiser 1944
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My Wife & I have just had the misfortune returning from a P & O Cruise on the Oriana This was a special anniversary which was due to leave on the 23 February to the 05 March 2015 We are absoluttely disgusted with the service, food, ... Read more
Swiss Tony
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
My wife and I booked this cruise primarily due to the price being so good, as well as a good itinerary. Boarding was fine no problems, The cabin, due to it being an older ship was smaller than we have been used to, but once we were used ... Read more
Matt A. Low
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
This was our first time on the Oriana and, after reading some of the less positive reviews, we wondered if we'd made the right choice. Not to worry, at least where the condition of the ship was concerned: it was tastefully designed, ... Read more
hillboy55
Member Since 2015
1 review
We embarked on our third cruise thinking that as we were travelling P&O everything would be A1 or even above. well, this review will attempt to be objective but that is sometimes difficult as I am sure you will appreciate. However, ... Read more

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