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421 P&O Family Cruise Reviews

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Pauline jean
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
15 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
4 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
51 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
24 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
19 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
26 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
7 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
13 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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colin2soda
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
10 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
15 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
20 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
murphy.f1@sky.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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

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Jenny Eyles
Member Since 2016
1 review
39 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
glynandkath
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,475 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
After 25 or so cruises mainly on RCI , NCL and Celebrity. This was our first P & O cruise. We chose the cruise because we were taking our 8 year old grandson on holiday and the dates fitted with other family commitments. I ... Read more
terrykinross@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 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
7 helpful votes
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
713 forum posts
18 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
40 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
13 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
24 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
lianneg@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Fantastic ship. First time cruising for us, was a bit worried that it would be boring as we had our two boys aged 17 and 12 with us but actually it was brilliant. Embarkation was the quickest process ever, much better than going to the ... Read more
mossburns@yahoo.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
School holiday for our teachers assistant daughter, living in London. We were visiting from Australia, so the cruise suited us. The ship was amazing, even for us "seasoned cruisers". Checkin was very orderly and quick. Bags were ... Read more

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