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  • Main homeport is Southampton
  • The biggest cruise line catering to the British market
  • Family friendly ships, featuring Mr Bump & Little Miss Sunshine
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383 P&O Family Cruise Reviews

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wazza99
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
colin2soda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and it did not disappoint. We had been recommended to go with P&O for various reasons. In this case the destinations were good and we had two 'at sea' days. Embarkation ran like clockwork, we arrived in ... Read more
peter sedgley
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I surrendered to the pleas of my two young grandsons to go on "Britannia", despite my fears of the ship being too big and crowded. My fears were unfounded and I was delighted to say that the ship, because of her size, was one of ... Read more
nanny plum
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this ship because our 15 year old grandson is disabled and is wheelchair dependant. We chose a disabled suite and it met with all our expectations. Nine members of our family came on this cruise, including three young ... Read more
San2405
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
PRO's Embarkation was very well organised. Ship very clean and modern Plenty of staff around to provide help and assistance if you ask for it Breakfast choices excellent Beds very comfortable Staff not in your face trying ... Read more

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murphy.f1@sky.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise sailing with Carnival x2, Norwegian x1, 2nd with PO. Ship was a great vessel but lacked some of the basics that make a holiday great. Staff in bars seemed quite and at times quite miserable, did not want to go that ... Read more
Jenny Eyles
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
31 helpful votes
Just returned from a fab cruise on Britannia. We have cruised many times before with different companies and this was one of the best. The ship is magnificent and copes very well with 3300 guests (we had a full cruise). I never felt ... Read more
terrykinross@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
oskar1956
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My sister and I decided to book on this cruise because our 60th and 62nd birthdays fell within the date range. Our twin deluxe cabin was very spacious and included amenities such as tea and coffee making facilities, other luxuries such as ... Read more
RJHNorthyorks
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
702 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our 18th cruise but first with P and O. We travelled as a group of 3 sharing a cabin. Embarkation was well organised and a breeze. We had a 1pm slot and were quickly on board. The cabin was immediately available and we were ... Read more

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Bruce Caton
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
37 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
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
15 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
8 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
TinyDancer12
Member Since 2015
1 review
40 forum posts
12 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

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marcusansell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
35 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
9 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
20 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
swansong49
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a week aboard the Britannia along with my elderly parents who had never cruised before. We had been a little concerned having read previous reviews, but went with an open mind. The ship itself is spacious, spotlessly clean and ... 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
37 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
40 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
20 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
16 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
15 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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