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Editor's note: In November 2016, Oriana will undergo a three-week refurbishment at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The substantial refit will include a complete makeover of cabins, ...
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Traditionalist
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 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
2 helpful votes
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
1,239 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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Letlane
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
After travelling on Cunard & celebrity cruises very successfully on several occasions we decided to try P&O as we had heard that prices were reasonable in the bar etc. We subsequently travelled on The Oriana to the canaries in ... Read more
Sambucaman
Member Since 2015
1 review
We have just returned from a two week cruise to Spain, Portugal and the Canaries with P&O on the Oriana. Just as a bit of background this was our second cruise with P&O we did a similar cruise at a similar time last year and have ... Read more
noloso
Member Since 2011
1 review
36 forum posts
Sailed January 2015
Embarkation was much better than the Christmas Cunard cruise and boarded speedily standard of food still good, we went on freedom dining as we were late bookers. Hutch a bit noisy at night and early morning from persons walking on lido ... Read more
rbj
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
There was no doubt this time – a January cruise on the Oriana is a great way to get rid of those winter blues. So, twelve days cruise on Oriana from Southampton with six ports of call in Portugal, Spain and Morocco. Check in was ... Read more
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Long John Saliva
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
I think Oriana is feeling her age, at 20. OK we had some bad weather, but quite a lot of vibration from the engines/screws at anything over about 15Kts. Food- OK in the restaurant, but not as good as we had had before. I guess it is next ... Read more

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suzzieque1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. It was a lifetime experience for me. The service was excellent, the cabin was excellent and the food was excellent. There was plenty of good entertainment, all for free. I would go again given a chance, but ... Read more
Hans Ondek
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Our First cruise on Oriana was 20 years ago in September 1985, the year she was launched. It was our first cruise ever, at that time to celebrate then our 25th wedding anniversary (and my birthday). My wife was very unsure of a ... Read more
Seascape4
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Our first cruise on 'Oriana' was fifteen years ago, and we were so looking forward to being aboard her again, in fact we were hoping that this Xmas cruise to the Caribbean would be wonderful, but it truly wasdn't. It was quite dispiriting ... Read more
andreweverton
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed December 2014
Having read some really negative reviews after we had booked this cruise my wife and I were a bit worried that some of them may be accurate. No worries though, the rust bucket with a surely crew serving up the worst food and entertainment ... Read more
Deb0na1r
Member Since 2013
1 review
48 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
This was our first cruise on P&O and the last, in fact this ship has for the moment put me off cruising. The ship is scruffy and desperately in need of a re-fit or selling off. I find it hard to imagine it ever had any luxury about it, ... Read more

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mancgas
Member Since 2014
1 review
Firstly let me say we were so frightened after having booked this cruise last minute then read the feedback on here. We thought we were going on a shabby tired ship in need of urgent refit. Secondly, I dont think its any shock the P&O ... Read more
Bullrun
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2014
We were travelling from Southampton to Madeira and then into the Canary Isles. We had chosen a suite which was really nice, clean, spacious and even given the time of year we had plenty of opportunity to utilise it. Boarding was fine in ... Read more
DennisJames
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
We saw this 12 night cruise advertised.  The price was simply incredible and represented excellent value for money. Our only other cruise experience was three years ago on P & O's Arcadia. The itinerary was virtually the same as ... Read more
Poppet52
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Having sampled cruising with P&O on a two night cruise on Arcadia to Guernsey in August (which I have also reviewed), we booked a 12 night cruise on Oriana to Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar. After we had booked read a number of varying ... Read more
stpetersteacher
Member Since 2009
1 review
13 forum posts
Having cruised with both NCL and Royal Caribbean on numerous occasions we decided to try P&O bringing my mother and partner, both of whom are in their eighties and have never cruised before. We ate in the self service restaurant on the ... Read more

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