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  • Main homeport is Southampton
  • The biggest operator catering to the British market
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169 P&O First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Outstanding! dale64
08/14
Cruised Genoa-Venice in July for 7 nights.  This was the first cruise for my wife and I, and I must say I was a ... Read more
A lovely cruise, the ship is tired and a little old, but we liked it, not too big that you get lost and not too small ... Read more
Having read several reviews, we were very concerned that we had made a poor choice in booking a P&O cruise. Talk of ... Read more
07/14
To temper what I am about to write, I will start by saying I never write reviews as I am aware that peoples' opinions ... Read more
jenniefriend
06/14
I am very disappointed in this, my first (and last) Cruise. I was mistakenly confident, when booking my cruise with ... Read more

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Not rated
06/14
We had a lovely first cruise aboard the Oriana. The staff were all very attentive, especially in the main restaurant ... Read more
We had never cruised before, so all of our experiences would be brand new. The Oceana was an excellent choice for a ... Read more
05/14
We found getting on and off the ship easy and stress free. This was our first cruise and therefore we were uncertain ... Read more
Worth waiting for lemoncello
04/14
The wife and I are in our late 60's and have been travelling internationally, and extensively, for the past 35 years, ... Read more
First timers. Janis Buckley
03/14
Just arrived home from our first cruise. 1-14th March. We stayed on the Ventura. Being first timers we really didn't ... Read more

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Embarkation was efficient and quick both at registration and transportation to the cabin with use of ‘mobility ... Read more
03/14
We have been to the Caribbean on holiday before and on P & O before, but this was our first time on Azura. We were ... Read more
03/14
Embarkation was efficient and quick both at registration and transportation to the cabin with use of ‘mobility ... Read more
This was our first ever cruise and we stayed in Southampton Premier Inn the night before the cruise. We found the CPS ... Read more
02/14
As a first time cruiser I was really impressed with this ship. It was clean and well appointed, the food was good and ... Read more

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A First Time Cruise rbakerjones
02/14
Shall we, shan't we? We had heard mixed reports of cruising but, at the last minute and on a wet, miserable December ... Read more
12/13
We've been back a week and I have to say we didn't want to leave the ship. As 1st time cruisers we really had no idea ... Read more
Exceeded expectations Gwen Thomas
12/13
I was a reluctant cruiser. The thought of being inactive and surrounded by people and food did not impress me. I had ... Read more
As first time cruisers, we were looking forward to the hyped up cruise with p&o on the Oriana . Deluxe room very ... Read more
11/13
Pre ship booking good, helpful and full information for first time cruisers. Embarkation easy except nobody to tell us ... Read more

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Our cruise was planned to celebrate Mother’s 91st year and we booked P&O’s Oriana X314 Iberia trip ... Read more
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10/13
A group of six of us went to the Norwegian Fiords. None of us had been on a cruise before. We definitely enjoyed a lot ... Read more
09/13
We booked a first cruise from Southampton to the Western Mediterranean on P&O's Oceana. Ports of call were ... Read more
09/13
Parking in Southampton..smooth and troublefree with ACP. Embarkation comfortable and quick. Dumped hand luggage in ... Read more
Embarkation - effortless and speedy Cabin (with balcony) - a good size, unpack and ready for a relaxing holiday ... Read more

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