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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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360 P&O Family Cruise Reviews

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75
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Syl Knight
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Christmas on this cruise was a none event. Entertainment was very poor, some of the acts were excellent but most were below par. It was like Hi Di Hi at sea. The Carol service was more like a funeral, the best thing on Christmas day was ... Read more
chas1066
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Don't ignore the moaners. What they say is valid and it is your choice to believe them or otherwise. Make sure you are not taken in by P&O's TV and Radio advertising it's not as good as they would have you believe. Some things were OK, ... Read more
Jeanettewharmby
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We found embarkation was very good & well organised. Cabin with balcony was acceptable & very clean. Service was good & staff was friendly. We were kept well informed of all that was happening. Plenty of ... Read more
DAVEY AT SEA
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
At the beginning -My wife and I booked back to back cruises on Britannia at the end of March 2014 covering Christmas, New Year and the first 2 weeks of Jan 2016. The package included premium economy travel, on board spend benefit and A ... Read more
Josiec
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After reading several negative reviews I do not know what those travelers want from this beautiful ship. Food and service was excellent. Wonderful for families with children and the staff made this a very special time for them. We had ... Read more

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LesLamb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Our first cruise and first time away at Xmas. We had two adjoining balcony cabins (wife and me in one and sons 21 and 18 in the other). Cabins were mid ships (F420 deck 9). Balcony divider opened between the rooms. We had a great ... Read more
Gpf1girl
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Hubby and I booked this cruise as a treat in our 50 th year and loved everything about it. We have previously cruised with P and O but not for several years. We had a midship cabin on d deck without sofa , with balcony and it was more ... Read more
Dancerfoodlover
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Embarkation was good, inside cabin was ok but next time will get a window. Queen bed was Comfortable should have brought my own pillows. Shower curtain was too short and I slipped on my back the first night, should have put towels down. ... Read more
sally o
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed with P&O on a Christmas cruise on the Arcadia out of Southampton in 2013. It was heavy weather but we are used to bad weather and the whole cruise was a relaxing, enjoyable experience. We'd booked late for unavoidable ... Read more
jspittle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We went on the Ventura this December at a cost of £4875.00 in a superior cabin on the 9th Deck. The weather was very rough the fast few days and the cabin creaked all through the cruise. We only had 3 nights sleep out of 12 because ... Read more

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Horobin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The weather out of Southampton was heavy so our first night was early to bed as none of us are good in bad weather We arrived in Zee Bruges had a good breakfast before boarding the shuttle bus to Blankenberge the journey took 10 minutes ... Read more
Worldsmyprawn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We did enjoy the cruise but a few parts were disappointing! Are departure was smooth apart from we didn't book parking in advance. We were told just to turn up,it was included in our package and someone would take our car when we ... Read more
judyp1969
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This was our first P&O cruise and we are totally hooked, everything from the staff to the trips were excellent. I understand from other passengers that they had bad experiences on their excursions but we must have chosen well as we ... Read more
Carribeanqueen90
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Me & my boyfriend have just returned from an amazing holiday on the Britannia cruising the carribean, This was our first holiday together and we are both early 20s. We had read a lot of reviews before hand and didn't know what to ... Read more
CHUKKY D
Member Since 2009
1 review
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Cruise B526/B27 - Back to Back Cabin A229 Deck 15 Inside Front of ship We are regular P & O cruisers, this was our 16th cruise with them and our 7th Back to Back. We take an inside cabin as we are going for 4 weeks and are ... Read more

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Kim lewis
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my first cruise and after reading the recent reviews I was very concerned that I would not have enjoyed it . There was no need to worry as it was brilliant I could not fault this ship in anyway . The crew and staff were very ... Read more
antoinette.d
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We first cruised on Ventura in 2011 and had such a pleasant experience. This time we decided to go on a family cruise for half term in October 2015. We booked 3 deluxe rooms and although it was expensive at around 7,000 pounds for the ... Read more
mandylennon
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived at the Mayflower terminal at 2.00 p.m. for a 3.30 boarding and waited inside the terminal for around 30 minutes and were inside our cabin by 3.00 p.m. Our cases, which had been sent a few days before with The Baggage Handling ... Read more
dikin
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We travelled on the Ventura during October half term, so there were quite a few kids, which was a nice selection of ages. Embarkation was just about ok, we had cruised earlier on this year with Princess and their embarkation process was ... Read more
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6415
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My first time on P&O and most definitely my last. Having cruised many times on Royal Caribbean and also Princess Cruises my wife and I decided to give P&O a go as they had just launched the new Britannia. I can honestly say that ... Read more
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Newtocruises77
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first cruise and we did have a good holiday but the boat is worn. it fell below expectations. We have been to many 4/5 star hotels and if our room was like our cabin I would have asked to be moved. I read another review than ... Read more
Stacey10pne
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Having cruised with Royal Carribean 7 times we thought we'd give P&O a try due to the itinery we wanted to do on RC being to expensive and this one being half the price-will never quibble on price again. There is a reason why RC are ... Read more
Ash17
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
What a beautiful ship was amazing ,our cabin on b deck was to a very high standard and the cabin steward went out of his way to help us . I work a lot of hours and so we decided to take our two children out of school and pay the fine we ... Read more
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John and Anne
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We also travelled to the Baltic Capitals on Britannia in June 2015 (14 days) and although some of the many niggles have been sorted, we were still not impressed second time around. This was our 4th cruise this year and we are seasoned ... Read more
Andy Mullins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Décor and External appearance - a tad tired, well below expectations... Food - plenty available, however only average quality in all restaurant's Puddings & Cakes - below average Draught Lager - Carling? I don't think ... Read more

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