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157 P&O First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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25
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Amazing! Cerbera
05/13
An amazing holiday! I have cruised a few times as a child, but not since 2000 on the Sunbird. It has taken me nearly ... Read more
An Excellent Cruise Sea Blue Skies
05/13
The check in was quick and efficient,a BBQ or Buffet in the Plaza restaurant was on hand after boarding, and the cabin ... Read more
We have just returned from a wonderful week on the Oriana X308 to Norway and Fjords. This was our first cruise and ... Read more
We're a young(ish) active couple in our early 40s who booked a week on Ventura cruising the Norwegian Fjords as our ... Read more
Never Again pembrey123
04/13
First time crusie from Southampton - I was impressed how easy this was. Booking of the trip via a travel agent was not ... Read more
Amazing Ventura Cruise lakeside ninny
04/13
Arrived in Southampton for my 1st Cruise and was just a little apprehensive. We were dealt with quickly and ... Read more
Well I have just returned from my first ever cruise, and I have to say in the main I loved it. Even with a very rough ... Read more
Southampton to Canaries Never Seasick
04/13
We were given an embarkation time of 0300-0345 and arrived at Southampton railway station at 0245 quickly finding a ... Read more
General Overview As first time cruisers we did not really know what to expect. My husband is a part-time ... Read more
03/13
We were on board Oriana from 18th - 28th March 2013. Never cruised before and we went as a surprise for my in-laws, ... Read more
03/13
For a long time I tried to persuade my partner to go on a cruise to which got the same reply of that she didn't fancy ... Read more
ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING! Finklestone
03/13
Where do I begin..... much easier to say that the whole ship from food and drink to staff and facilities was first ... Read more
Amazing Caribbean pirateboy
03/13
My wife & I have just returned from our first ever cruise.we were recommended the Azura by my son who bad been on it ... Read more
We were delighted with the way that our cases were taken from us in Manchester and didn't see them again until they ... Read more
Eastern Caribbean December 14- 28th 2013 This was our first cruise (we travelled with our daughters aged 21 & 16) ... Read more
outward flight was ok but being x thomson crew i think they are better. we could only afford an inside cabin as ... Read more
My wife and I booked a mini-suite balcony cabin for a 21 night 'positioning cruise' aboard the P&O's MS Ventura from ... Read more
But there was no need to worried and the negative reviews seem completely unfair and/or overly critical. There was no ... Read more
We chose this cruise because of the places it visited, as never been before. Enjoyed all the ports and trips we went ... Read more
Norwegian fjords Alice Louise
09/12
We travelled in a multi-generational group - mother has cruised before but the rest of us were first-timers. We had ... Read more
08/12
Baltic Cruise MV Aurora 5th August 2012 Totally new to cruising so we were pretty excited, we were a party of 4 ... Read more
We travelled from Southampton to Stavanger, Flam, Gerainger and Bergen on 10th August - leaving in stunning sunny ... Read more
My mother-in-law is a keen cruiser and decided to introduce her grand-children to cruise-culture by booking a 16 night ... Read more
We were all looking forward to our cruise, and it certainly did not disappoint! The ship was fantastic in the main, and ... Read more
OK, first off the good news: Arcadia is a great ship, the crew is excellent, the food is really good, the spa is ... Read more

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