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372 P&O Family Cruise Reviews

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terrykinross@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Avoid this cruise with Oceana with all your might as we have just diembarked thankfully 48 hrs ago !!!!!!!! P&O should be prosecuted for the hygene levels and food standards on this ship . We booked this cruise on 9th April 2016 and ... Read more
Bruce Caton
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
First the good: Dinner in the evening was always excellent, never had a bad meal. The buffet restaurant always had seating where on other cruises we have struggled to get a seat at breakfast and lunch. The Steward for our cabin ... Read more
W33gee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First time cruisers and it won't be the last. From the moment we stepped on the ship we were not disappointed. The staff were exceptional. They couldn't do enough for us. Cabin stewardess was great. Food was out of this world. Didn't do ... Read more
SailorSusie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I've always disagreed when people describe cruising as 'Butlins at Sea'. I still disagree, it was far worse than that. The ship was huge - which of course we already knew, but didn't really appreciate the impact of that. The staff at ... Read more
EastSussex8
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We like cruising with P & O, but we did have issues with this cruise, mostly to do with the location of our cabin. We were on the lowest aft cabin deck (D) in a balcony cabin, and dined in the Oriental Restaurant, two floors ... Read more

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TinyDancer12
Member Since 2015
1 review
40 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Well, what an absolutely brilliant cruise! We were travelling with out little girl who is 3.5. Embarkation Standard process, we had CPS parking which was a breeze. The only downside was a rather grumpy person at check-in, and ... Read more
marcusansell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
We are a well traveled English couple in our mid 50's and have traveled all over the world in the last 32 years staying in 2* accommodation to 5*+. This is our review of Our Fly Cruise on the P & O Oceana Cruise Ship for a 16 night ... Read more
Osgood9
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I have been cruising for the last 20 years on P&O and other lines (last cruise on Oceana in December), this cruise was picked out by my daughter as it was a strictly come dancing theme along with James Marting cooking school. We ... Read more
Geoffro69
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Went with friends to celebrate special birthday on Iberian cruise. Weather pretty awful and very rough in Bay of Biscay. First two ports ruined by heavy rain, but weather improved after that. Although perfectly clean the ship looked quite ... Read more
sillyug
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
A fantastic 2 days and 2 nights. Accommodation - was so comfortable and eveything we required was there- The balconey was great to have and waking up with the curtains open and seeing the view was great. Food - we had open meals ... Read more

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Harvey and Angela
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
35 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We have been a on numerous cruises but the first on P and O. The places to visit and the ship look just right. Before we went we had read many negative reviews and were naturally concerned. All I can say I am not sure what cruise they ... Read more
charliegeorge
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
37 helpful votes
This is my fourth cruise, the first with P&O. I will start with the positives; smooth embarkation, stunning scenery. The rest - well where to start. The food on board was borderline inedible. We chose second sitting in the Oriental ... Read more
capyainchaos
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
we saw Britannia sailing the other way last year in the Med, it looked stunning so we promised ourselves to try it. We booked direct with P&O and pleased we did< Georgina was excellent, no hard sell, just a very knowledgeable and ... Read more
silverserver
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our third cruise with P&O in less than 12 months and the previous two on different ships were faultless. We could not praise them enough. Unfortunately Ventura let them down. In one of the bars we were served drinks in ... Read more
ajd1969
Member Since 2008
1 review
15 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Introduction My family and I (46, 34, 17 & 10) had our first experience of P&O Cruises on the Azura travelling around the Bay of Biscay for seven nights from the 1st to 8th April. We only booked the cruise a few weeks in ... Read more

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chairhog
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We gave P&O another go after last years nightmare and stuck to the same ship - Britannia. A huge mistake that has almost put us off every cruising again with P&O. We booked way back in October and in December we're informed that ... Read more
bluegirl06
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise with P&O having previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, celebrity, NCL and Thomson. We didn't read the reviews until after we had booked it and once I saw them I was expecting very little. The cruise was a ... Read more
db51
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Having read the awful reviews (stained carpets, bad smells, duct tape, bad food) I was really worried about my first ever cruise on Oceana. In fact it is the most beautiful ship- our cabin B753 was spacious, perfect unstained carpet, ... Read more
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Gwanchos
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was a taster cruise and as such was fairly inexpensive. You would expect however that this would be a chance to impress potential new customers. Couldn't have been further from the truth for us. We experienced 2 days of queuing, ... Read more
paulweller
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
As an ex Deck Cadet with P&O Cruises, this was my first experience of the present-day company, and I can only say it was a great disappointment! I have sailed with other Cruise Lines, and this was by far the worst experience. We ... Read more

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debbiep777
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This cruise was planned for Brugges/Belgium. It was changed at the last minute, but I won't comment on that because the change was understandable and couldn't really be helped. This was our 6th cruise (and the first one on Britannia), I ... Read more
JO88
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
32 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first P&O cruise, and we had high expectations. Our cabin was good and activities, including entertainment and daytime talks, were all good to excellent. I particularly enjoyed the daily cricket matches run by Adam - ... Read more
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DJS83
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First of all I'd like to stress that we all had a great time on the cruise.The staff were brilliant,very attentive and couldn't do enough.Every where was spotless,it couldn't be cleaner.I thought the rooms were good.We had an inside room ... Read more
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chums
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My brother, sister in law and myself took our mum on this cruise for her 80th birthday. We visited Amsterdam and Zebrugge. The cruise ship has zero wow factor. The buffet dining area is similar to that of a 2/ 3* hotel. The waiter service ... Read more
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elizabeth 17
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
31 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Excellent cruise. We cruised on the Azura 4 years ago and found the staff to be rude and miserable. As a result we vowed never to go on another P&O cruise. We were a group of 8 and after much searching for a date and itinerary that ... Read more

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