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436 P&O Family Cruise Reviews
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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
Jenny Eyles
Member Since 2016
1 review
40 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
1,495 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
32 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
9 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
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RJHNorthyorks
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
738 forum posts
19 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
Bruce Caton
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
42 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
25 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
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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
EastSussex8
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
41 forum posts
16 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
marcusansell
Member Since 2016
1 review
38 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
10 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
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Geoffro69
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 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
24 forum posts
7 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
18 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
Harvey and Angela
Member Since 2016
1 review
40 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
44 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
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capyainchaos
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
23 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
32 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
17 forum posts
17 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
chairhog
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
31 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We gave P&O another go after last years nightmare and stuck to the same ship - Britannia. A huge mistake that has almost put us off every cruising again with P&O. We booked way back in October and in December we're informed that ... Read more
bluegirl06
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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