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  • Main homeport is Southampton
  • The biggest cruise line catering to the British market
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422 P&O Family Cruise Reviews

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philipsw285
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
158 forum posts
EMBARKATION In 2010 i went on celebrity eclipse and i think the memory of how good and quick embarkation is probably ruins how i feel about p&o i remember parking the car and within 20 minutes being on the ship yes the cabins arn't ... Read more
wavelll
Member Since 2016
1 review
The Aurora is a very comfortable mid size ship and very much the sister to the Oriana. Great curved stern which is no longer the style on more modern ships. Food is fine, not 5 star but standard acceptable with good size potions in dining ... Read more
Mummytambo1
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Been on Azura 3 Times decided to try Ventura Food was Terrible in Buffet Indian and Asian food for 12 days, Food was always barely warm if not cold, if you wanted a salad,forget Ham or Prawns were only out twice complained to ... Read more
Robbo66
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
37 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with P&O (we've cruised with NCL, Royal Caribbean and Princess - Princess being my favourite). I was a little apprehensive about some of the reviews of Britannia, but let me set that straight right away - it ... Read more
JEANIE10
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have travelled with P&O only once before on Ventura on a short break, and wanted to give them a go on a week long cruise on Britannia. We normally travel with Princess and I have to say they would still be my favourite. However, ... Read more

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DazzaO
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise and I must admit every part of the ship we were treated like royalty. The crew work so hard and are constantly smiling and cheerful, nothing is too much trouble for them. The Captain welcomed every one ... Read more
KM999
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were a party of 7 and took this cruise to celebrate our parents diamond wedding anniversary. P&O FAQ's don't seem to apply to the "2 day" cruise (actually 1 day and 2 nights) and this caused consternation when we ... Read more
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Lukaswithak
Member Since 2015
1 review
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
It was a long time life ambition to see the Norwegian Fjords and to view them on a cruise was to me the best way possible, We booked P&O after sailing in the Caribbean with them in March this year. We were vastly impressed after ... Read more
AnnieM10
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Arrived in Southampton by train and took taxi to Mayflower terminal. Cases were taken from us by a man with a trolley as soon as we stepped out of the car. Didn't see those again until later that day when they were placed outside our ... Read more
mrsmidge67
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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

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charliee_97
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, and what a fantastic experience it was! I was traveling with my boyfriend and his family, and I had the best time; I couldn't have imagined it would be as good as it was. The check in procedure was super fast. ... Read more
Pamela de Cop
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
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
17 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
7 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
23 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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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Babs02
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
423 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
This was our first cruise with P & O, having previously cruised with Princess and RCI. We chose it due to itinerary, Reasonably low price including OBC, and dates. Our immediate reaction when boarding was that the cruiselines are ... Read more
Fletcher Family
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 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
15 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
36 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
8 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

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sonrisa@C4
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 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
Suzygrose
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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
12 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
32 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

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