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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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382 P&O Family Cruise Reviews

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bluegirl06
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise with P&O having previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, celebrity, NCL and Thomson. We didn't read the reviews until after we had booked it and once I saw them I was expecting very little. The cruise was a ... Read more
db51
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Having read the awful reviews (stained carpets, bad smells, duct tape, bad food) I was really worried about my first ever cruise on Oceana. In fact it is the most beautiful ship- our cabin B753 was spacious, perfect unstained carpet, ... Read more
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Gwanchos
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was a taster cruise and as such was fairly inexpensive. You would expect however that this would be a chance to impress potential new customers. Couldn't have been further from the truth for us. We experienced 2 days of queuing, ... Read more
paulweller
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
As an ex Deck Cadet with P&O Cruises, this was my first experience of the present-day company, and I can only say it was a great disappointment! I have sailed with other Cruise Lines, and this was by far the worst experience. We ... Read more
debbiep777
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This cruise was planned for Brugges/Belgium. It was changed at the last minute, but I won't comment on that because the change was understandable and couldn't really be helped. This was our 6th cruise (and the first one on Britannia), I ... Read more

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debsdking
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and overall it was very enjoyable. The flight was good with plenty of space, good food and choice of entertainment. On arrival we were transferred to the docks for check in. As it was a chartered flight by ... Read more
JO88
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
33 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first P&O cruise, and we had high expectations. Our cabin was good and activities, including entertainment and daytime talks, were all good to excellent. I particularly enjoyed the daily cricket matches run by Adam - ... Read more
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DJS83
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First of all I'd like to stress that we all had a great time on the cruise.The staff were brilliant,very attentive and couldn't do enough.Every where was spotless,it couldn't be cleaner.I thought the rooms were good.We had an inside room ... Read more
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chums
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My brother, sister in law and myself took our mum on this cruise for her 80th birthday. We visited Amsterdam and Zebrugge. The cruise ship has zero wow factor. The buffet dining area is similar to that of a 2/ 3* hotel. The waiter service ... Read more
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elizabeth 17
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
33 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Excellent cruise. We cruised on the Azura 4 years ago and found the staff to be rude and miserable. As a result we vowed never to go on another P&O cruise. We were a group of 8 and after much searching for a date and itinerary that ... Read more

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Simmo139
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 3rd cruise in the Caribbean ,1st on p and o ,the other two cruises were on the emerald princess. P and O make things so much easier for you than princess as you fly straight to Barbados and then you get transferred to the ... Read more
Sarah LH
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Aurora is a lovely ship. The facilities are excellent.The kids club "The Reef" was a real stand out for us as our children loved it and wanted to be there all the time it was open. The staff in the Reef were really wonderful ... Read more
Sanjam cruisers
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
409 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We flew from Glasgow airport aboard a Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner in economy class and had booked our seats prior to flying, the flight was very comfortable my only observation being regarding the inflight meal. Up until last ... Read more
enclosing 154
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Excellent holiday with plenty of hot sunny days. Embarkation and disembarkation was excellently organised and finding our luggage on disembarking was easy. Our cabins were ready when we embarked and luggage was delivered while we had ... Read more
enclosing 154
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was a thoroughly enjoyable cruise from start to finish. The embarkation and disembarkation were efficient and well managed. The ship was clean and well maintained. The cabin was fine and well serviced by the cabin stewardess whom ... Read more

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Greatdane111
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have cruised a number of times and this is the first time i have felt so compelled to complain and raise a number of issues which spoiled our holiday and made me question whether indeed P&O are truly a family friendly cruise company. ... Read more
Kazzabella19
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After a great flight on Thomson Dreamliner we arrived into the chaos that was embarkation at Barbados. We were luckier than some as my Mum is in a wheelchair so we got fast-tracked but I felt sorry for the crowds awaiting processing. ... Read more
holiday addict
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
612 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived at the Mayflower terminal at the allocated time, but there was a very long queue to leave car.Eventually after 1 hour of waiting we left our car to be parked by CPS. Checked in and boarded immediately and went straight to our ... Read more
debzy
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were excited to experience a P and O ship after several Celebrity cruises. Upon embarkation, the first thing we noticed was the absence of a welcome drink or any staff to welcome us aboard and offer directions to the restaurants or ... Read more
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Rush worth
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
All our family with ages ranging from 18 to 80years old had a great time. The facilities were first class,we couldn't fault them. The ship was beautifully decorated for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. We had a good table in the ... Read more

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winniesbestm8
Member Since 2005
1 review
442 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Well we are back from our Azura Christmas cruise (flew out 25th Dec from Manchester on the dreamliner). I was going with an open mind as we usually do, we have sailed on Ventura and oceana and a few other cruise lines prior to p&o. I ... Read more
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
2 reviews
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

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