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269 P&O First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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48
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26
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madmacs
3 Reviews
Member Since 2008
142 Forum Posts
We are seasoned cruisers, but this was my first with P&O, but not for my wife. It was a short seven day cruise that ... Read more
dennis jones
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Myself and partner are in our early 40's and booked the cruise as visiting many destinations appealed to us as oppose ... Read more
Newtocruises77
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first cruise and we did have a good holiday but the boat is worn. it fell below expectations. We have ... Read more
twodogs446
1 Review
Member Since 2015
After years of hearing about them, we decided on a short 7-day fly-cruise from Genoa to Venice. Very early Thomson ... Read more
morgsy64
1 Review
Member Since 2015
10/15
Cruised from Southampton via Azores to Carribbean and Madeira. The Arcadia was fabulous and the staff in bars and ... Read more
Linda squire
1 Review
Member Since 2015
10/15
I have recently returned from my first cruise and although I have nothing to compare it to I can honestly say is was ... Read more
Andy Mullins
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Décor and External appearance - a tad tired, well below expectations... Food - plenty available, however only ... 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
keith dutton
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
This was my first cruise, but my wife had cruised before when she was a young girl. At first site the ship is really ... Read more
simonfish
1 Review
Member Since 2015
9/15
i arranged this cruise for my wife and it was a birthday surprise for her. This was our first cruise but i knew what i ... Read more
Eliboo0
1 Review
Member Since 2015
i was so looking forward to my first cruise everybody had told me how wonderful they are.we got the coach and all was ... Read more
jackellie
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Please do not worry about all the negatives you read about this ship as I did. I think they must have been on a ... Read more
MollyMooster
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We arrived in Southampton at around half 12, and weren't supposed to embark until about half 3, but only had to wait ... Read more
Shaun McGiff
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We went with 2 other couples on this 2 days to Guernsey. This was our first cruise and it will not be our last. We were ... Read more
Job Fox
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The potential to be a brilliant ship. However, it did have a split deck (deck 6) and lacked a good size promenade deck ... Read more
World travel
1 Review
Member Since 2015
just returned from my first cruise, was an amazing experience. my disability prevented me from leaving ship but so ... Read more
Harold and Hilda
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Apprehensive after reading all the negative reviews of Ventura but very pleasantly surprised. Arrived at cruise ... 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
Seamas Always
1 Review
Member Since 2014
5 Forum Posts
I had always wanted to try a cruise holiday but my wife was very nervous about the water so I had given up on ever ... Read more
jan1951@fsmail.net
1 Review
Member Since 2015
9/15
This was our first cruise so read reviews bit worried by some, well i'm convinced they written by rivals, how people ... Read more
josamphil
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
We have just stepped off Britannia this morning following a short trip to Guernsey . WOW WOW WOW !!! This ... Read more
Coxie15
1 Review
Member Since 2015
First ever trip on a cruise ship and what a fantastic experience it was. Brittania is beautifully built and run by a ... Read more
Gatch1964
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The beginning of the year we decided after many beach holidays and city breaks to succumb to our Friends suggestions, ... Read more
Wasping73
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
First of all this is the first cruise that I have been on with my better half and we are so thankful that we chose ... Read more
sailawaysteve
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
This was a fly cruise package. This all worked really well both on the outward and inward journeys - P and O had it ... Read more

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