My wife and myself have just returned from a Baltic cruise on the Oriarna , I must say we both enjoyed the cruise .We have not been on P&O before but have some experiance with quite a few other lines,The checkin was smooth and no problem, security was tight but I am not unhappy with that we eventually found our suit cases one was only 5 cabins away the other 2 cases in seperate places a little further away,on disembarcation our 3 cases were supposed to be in area C none of them was in C and it took about 20 minutes to locate them (cannot the porters read).
WE thought all our food was well cooked but not to the standard of Princess in quality or choice,we did try both Ocean Grill and the Sorrento speciality dining and found exellent in quality and value Rhea in the Sorrento was really loverly in particular, we had breakfast in the Al Fresco not the same choice as the Consevatory but a lot less frantic
The Oriarna has just started doing draft Stella and Carling in certain bars at £3.85 a pint which is good for a cruise ship some bitters as well
WE loved the Crows Nest it is the best bar with comfort in mind a fantastic view out of the picture windows and relaxing music of a night time
The Headliners the resident dance and singing company were very good worked hard and seemed to put a show on every other night they did a Queen show in the Pacific lounge not to be missed,over all the guest entertainers were worth there pay
Our cabin was on C deck(deck 9) it was not over large but was perfecly ok and our steward Miriam a lady no less was more than adequate for the job
All in all it was a good holiday and would use P&o again