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411 P&O Family Cruise Reviews

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mrsmidge67
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We have just returned from a week on board P & O Oceana (Venice to Genoa) and here’s what we as a family think. Firstly let me say this is not our 1st cruise we have been cruising since the mid 90’s. After booking ... Read more
Pamela de Cop
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We as a group of mixed ages , 85 down to 14 have been on a couple of cruises with various companies. They are great for multi age groups for many reasons. The Britannia looks wonderful and there are some great things to say, the food on ... Read more
HertsBean
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We went on this cruise as a 40th birthday treat for my wife with our two children aged 10 and 7. We had never cruised before and were a little worried after reading some very mixed reviews. However, we had a wonderful cruise and we are ... Read more
Chris62
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Our first time on a cruise, so we were apprehensive about it but was impressed from start to finish. We boarded the plane at Cardiff with minimum fuss & next saw our cases at our cabin door. Embarkation to the ship was effortless (as ... Read more
wiona
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as an 'initial' taster for our friends (2 couples) who had not cruised since us three 'boys' had served in the Royal Navy together in the late 70's. My wife and I have previously cruised three times, Island ... Read more
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Fletcher Family
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
First cruise for myself,husband, teenage son and ten year old daughter. Arrived for embarkation early and our car was promptly taken for parking and had a very smooth check in. In our cabin by 1.30 and our luggage arrived an hour later ... Read more
mu12
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a special once in a lifetime cruise for all the family, six adults and four children, this was my husbands and I tenth cruise and fourth with p and o and it was so very disappointing. It is five years since we last cruised on ... Read more
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Charlotte_cotterill
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We have just returned home from a 2 week Western Mediterranean cruise on the P & O Britannia, their ‘flagship’ boat. Upon booking the cruise, we were eager to see a new, modern boat, designed specifically for the British ... Read more
clairef1976
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Just returned from a 14 night cruise around the Med on Britannia, celebrating my birthday with my close family. Wish i could say what a fabulous ship she is, but i am left feeling somewhat disappointed that most of the time i was bored! I ... Read more
sonrisa@C4
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We (family of four) booked the cruise on the Oceana as it had the itinerary we wanted (Genoa, Florence, Naples, Dubrovnik and Venice). Having booked the cruise I then looked at some of the reviews which were not that great so was ... Read more

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Suzygrose
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We chose this as it was available! We thought P and O was a reputable company. The Oceana itself is very tired, and desperately in need of upgrading and modernising. Our first impression on embarking showed it to be dark and old ... Read more
Chilli pops
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
Sailed July 2016
We have cruised previously with Royal Caribbean, Carnival,Norwegian, Thomson and P&O, after a horrible experience with P&O ( I won't go into details suffice to say they have absolutely no customer service) we didn't want to go on ... Read more
marramax
Member Since 2016
1 review
Chose this cruise as travelling with parents who are nearly 80 (unsure whether a cruise would suit them and mum unsteady on feet), partner and son age 6. Thought it would be a good tester cruise for the wider family. Booked a balcony ... Read more
ir_cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Had a wonderful time aboard the Britannia last week. We arrived at Winchester the night before and traveled to Southampton on the 23rd. Traffic was quite busy into the town, but we were there in good time. Parking was pre-booked with ... Read more
Paulweb
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise and I was apprehensive after reading many negative reviews. Please rest assured that my experience on this cruise leaves me bewillered by the petty moaning I have repeatedly read. Firstly 7 of us travelled ... Read more

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Pauline jean
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our third cruise it was my husbands retirement cruise .we visited the Parma the Greek islands and Gibraltar,it was amazing.the ship was stunning,the balcony cabin was big and kept spotless by Kathy who was loverly.and could not do ... Read more
gericb
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Chose this cruise to celebrate wifes birthday, daughters birthday and our golden wedding. Generally very good but a number of noisy kids whose parents just were not interested in their activities. Carpets on cabin quite dirty, bed ... Read more
Huddy_94
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The main reason for choosing the cruise was the itinerary (Gibraltar, Ajaccio, Civitavecchia, la spezia, Monte Carlo, Marseille and Cadiz). Due to being a Powerchair user our previous cruise resulted in us missing out on accessible ... Read more
Dragon2109
Member Since 2011
1 review
47 forum posts
This was my first time cruising and did so with my sister. Travel agent gave us a few itinerary and this was the best. The beginning of the journey was rather smooth at the airport as P&O had staff members directing you all the way. ... Read more
trippers87
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
21 helpful votes
As a previous cruiser seveal times feel we can compare honestly. If you have booked already dont worry but keep an open mind and read on... The good bits... Emabarkation at Southampton ok, were allocated a late slot so the queues ... Read more

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Stevebbh
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise to sample cruising. A week on board Britannia to see if we like it. All I can say is that it was good in parts. The bad bits first. The main pool area was a zoo. The buffet restaurant was like a service station ... Read more
kevin7150
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
As a seasoned cruiser, I was bitterly disappointing with P&O's new flagship. From the minute I arrived at Ocean Terminal I was shocked by the lack of any organisation. We had paid for valet parking (a seamless operation carried out by ... Read more
Brian and Alison
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went on the Norwegian Fjord cruise Bergan/Flamm/Gerainger and Stavenger. Overall the cruise was very good. The service/facilities/food were all excellent. I spoke to the Restaurant manager who explained in great detail without ... Read more
burdfield1106
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was a once in a lifetime holiday with lots of family to get together (6 children aged 7 and under) and was chosen for the family friendly option. I have been put off cruising with P&O and cannot believe the standard of the ... Read more
wazza99
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The booking, cruise personaliser, flights and transfers we're very well organised, we we're impressed, especially being on a bonded flight. The only downside was our suitcases didnt arrive to our cabin until about 5.00pm but we had the ... Read more

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