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  • Main homeport is Southampton
  • The biggest cruise line catering to the British market
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358 P&O Family Cruise Reviews

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racelover
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Well after reading all the downs side of Britannia we weren't really looking forward to sailing on her, we'll all I can say is the critics must have been on a different ship!!.. Let me start with all the good, we had first sitting for ... Read more
Amanda68
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Let me start by saying that everybody is different and to what they want out of a holiday Embarkation was really quick our time to go on board was 1.30th arrived at the port at 1.20 was actually on the beautiful Britannia at 1.33rd not ... Read more
Cragglerock
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We eagerly looked forward to the much hyped Britannia! Sadly we were extremely disappointed and would definitely not sail on her again or recommend her. Firstly Embarkation was dreadful, we have cruised 12 times before with 6 other ... Read more
Job Fox
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The potential to be a brilliant ship. However, it did have a split deck (deck 6) and lacked a good size promenade deck to stroll around. One pool was out of order for the duration of the cruise and a whirlpool tub was out of order for a ... Read more
Rupert2251
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My family and I found Britannia to be an absolutely beautiful ship with service to match (and yes I have cruised several times before so I do have something to compare it with)!! We found the service in the Restaurants and Bars to be ... Read more

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Richie999
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Joined the ship in the morning, check in was fairly quick considering the number of people to process through. Went straight to our room on Deck 10 and our luggage was already outside in the passageway. We had an inside double but the ... Read more
philsuarez
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
112 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Unusually booked this over a year ago as my father was wanting a look at the new Britannia. Party of 8 with three inside cabins. Two cabins were lucky and received upgrade to balcony. Mine had four sharing so no upgrade. This is very much ... Read more
jan1951@fsmail.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise so read reviews bit worried by some, well i'm convinced they written by rivals, how people can moan i am astounded,spotless clean cabin spotlesd cleaned 2 times a day cabin steward was joseph then leonard cant do ... Read more
sigs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Very modern ship, as expected. It was my son's first cruise. He was disappointed with the choice of food in the buffet restaurant! Loved the food in the Beach House but had to pay extra! I have sailed with P&O 7 times and have to say I ... Read more
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xannyyx
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The ship is beautiful but I found it to be very unorganized. . Cabin . Service . Lifts . My total bill . Disembarkation My sister and myself took my elderly mum away for a taster Cruise. We paid extra money to travel on ... Read more

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04Murphy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
to be fair, it didn't start well, with long queues for the car parking at the dock, but it all moved forward reasonably well, and after getting inside, I went straight through booking in and security. The reason I tried such a large ship, ... Read more
Coxie15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
First ever trip on a cruise ship and what a fantastic experience it was. Brittania is beautifully built and run by a great crew. The food was fab and so much of it, the staff in the oriental restaurant being exceptionally good. Night time ... Read more
Laura Marr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Travelled from Edinburgh to Genoa with Titan airways. Once we checked in our cases we never saw them until they were outside our cabin. Both embarkation and Disembarkation were very efficient and quick. We had an outside cabin on deck ... Read more
xCharX
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
After reading the recent reviews stating how amazing this ship is, I could not sit back and not give my opinion. As a 22 year old female on my first cruise with my Mother who has done several beforehand I have to say that I did not enjoy ... Read more
Gardenseat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
What do a 50+ year old male ex-teacher, a 40+ year old female with significant mobility problems and a 19 year old geology student with a love for musical theatre have in common? Two things: 1) we are one family 2) Aurora did a marvellous ... Read more

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Pompeyboy
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
This was our first time on Azura and overall were not disappointed. The embarkation was swift having arrived at the Ocean Terminal at 1pm we were checking out our cabin by 1:30. We had upgraded to a cabin on C deck which although is ... Read more
Greyboy
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
this was are first ever cruise so I have nothing to compare against but I can certainly tell when a ship is looking worn out. On arrival day one we had been on the ship no more than five minutes and spa treatments were being introduced ... Read more
Geirers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Having been on the Azura to Norway was hoping that this ship and crew would exceed the shortcomings I found on the Azura. Having arrived an hour late because of a massive traffic jam on the A3 outside Guildford, the embarkation was a fast ... Read more
Basingstokecruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having had a bad Caribbean cruising experience in January/February with another company, together with 2 friends, my wife and I booked a 'don't give up' recovery cruise with P&O who we have cruised with several times before. The ... Read more
Jamie14
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first ever cruise and I was looking forward to it so much. My son also married on board. There were some positive points I.e. Loved my cabin and balcony, the housekeeper kept this very well but having said that as a solo ... Read more

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Abbey Cruisers
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise on this lovely ship. We did not think standards had fallen despite recent reviews we had seen. The only disappointment was the weather and the entertainment - see below. Good quality and variety of food in the ... Read more
roymattblack
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was booked as a short family cruise, when we found there was no Cunard alternative for our dates. Thank God it was short! The ship is only about 20% bigger than the Queen Elizabeth, but has TWICE the passengers crammed on board ... Read more
Bentsen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
I don't normally leave reviews, but feel that I need to on this occasion for the benefit of first time cruisers like ourselves. After booking our cruise from Southampton to Gurnsey, Portugal and Spain I went online to read reviews and ... Read more
teammd
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The Ventura from Southampton, arrived at Port, with high hopes but quickly felt like I had stepped into Butlins from the 1960s - not classy at all. Tacky Entertainment, Ship had no atmosphere, the ship was so crowded you had no where to ... Read more
Nottsman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Me, my wife and 16 year old daughter have just returned from our first ever cruise.....and we're hooked. We sailed through the Bay of Biscay down to Cadiz and back up, calling in at Portugal on the way back. All the staff on board the ... Read more

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