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270 P&O First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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159
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48
Average
26
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19
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PKE
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was our first cruise. So therefore we have nothing to measure it against. BUT, How disappointed we were with ... Read more
Mightymo1
1 Review
Member Since 2016
1 Forum Post
This was our first cruise and I was apprehensive but I have to say it exceeded expectations. We ate on the freedom ... Read more
Thatsmokeycat
1 Review
Member Since 2015
7 Forum Posts
We stayed at the Premier Inn Gatwick the night before our flight (TOM024). Turned out to be a great idea and at just ... Read more
griffster
1 Review
Member Since 2015
44 Forum Posts
my husband and I took our first ever cruise on board P/O VENTURA on the 2 January 2016. we stayed overnight on the 1 ... Read more
Andreacrosby
1 Review
Member Since 2016
I booked this as a treat after a busy X mas for myself and my husband , I was sceptical about the whole thing , a lot ... Read more
LesLamb
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Our first cruise and first time away at Xmas. We had two adjoining balcony cabins (wife and me in one and sons 21 ... Read more
Jeanettewharmby
1 Review
Member Since 2016
We found embarkation was very good & well organised. Cabin with balcony was acceptable & very clean. ... Read more
paul.a.hitchen
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Our first cruise was on the P&O Aurora on 28 Dec for 5 days round Bruges and Hamburg. Both are nice cities well ... Read more
Cruiseian
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
Just back from an unbelievable cruise sailing around the warm Caribbean on the Britannia. The Caribbean was the ... Read more
Olwen Langford
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first long cruise having taken mini cruises before. The ship is impressive but staff appeared miserable ... Read more
bernielobb
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Embarkation at Southampton was a breeze taking less time to board than it did to find our cabin! From leaving the taxi ... Read more
owen mcilroy
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My wife and I travelled on the Azura mid September for 2 weeks to the western Mediterranean, this was our first cruise. ... Read more
judyp1969
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first P&O cruise and we are totally hooked, everything from the staff to the trips were excellent. I ... Read more
Cantankarous Cat
1 Review
Member Since 2015
THE GOOD Thomas Cooke gave us an excellent meal on both our flights, we are vegan. Cabin (G508) was adequate for ... Read more
Worldsmyprawn
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We did enjoy the cruise but a few parts were disappointing! Are departure was smooth apart from we didn't book ... Read more
Cereocker
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
My partner and I (both in our late 60s) flew from Manchester to Barbados with Thomas Cook on 21st November, 2015, to ... Read more
echelon01
1 Review
Member Since 2015
4 Forum Posts
All details are factual and the subject of a formal written complaint to P&O My wife booked the cruise in Oct ... Read more
spike22
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Have just returned from our first ever cruise, Eastern Caribbean on P & O Azura. Everthing was perfect from ... Read more
xmastree
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first cruise ever, and I'm glad to say the ship is wonderful. Very elegant art deco style, lovely ballroom ... Read more
Davey Brown
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was the first cruise for my partner and I, (if you discount Brittany Ferries to Northern Spain!) The Thomson ... Read more
bobupandown
1 Review
Member Since 2015
17 Forum Posts
We didn't know what to expect as this was our first cruise. Southampton: Embarkation was brilliantly organised CPS ... Read more
valnlou
1 Review
Member Since 2015
11/15
After reading all of the bad reviews about the Azura, we left for the holiday feeling very nervous. However, being ... Read more
Cruise? - no thanks
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I had booked my first ever cruise to celebrate my 65th birthday and chose P&O on recomendations of friends and ... Read more
Kim lewis
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was my first cruise and after reading the recent reviews I was very concerned that I would not have enjoyed it . ... Read more
The Dams
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We really didn't know what to expect as this as our first cruise but have no complaints really as we thought it was ... Read more

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