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  • Main homeport is Southampton
  • The biggest operator catering to the British market
  • Family friendly, featuring Mr Bump & Little Miss Sunshine
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169 P&O First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Fisrt Time Great Time Missmoneypenney007
08/13
We booked this Cruise in December 2012 at a travel agency, she was so upbeat abiut it and had been on the same cruise ... Read more
Overall enjoyable Dollyann789
07/13
As first-time cruisers we had little knowledge on the Oceana. Overall we enjoyed the holiday but would probably not ... Read more
We were first time cruisers and due to a medical my mobility is a little slow (use a walkng aid) and rules out any ... Read more
As two first time cruisers, celebrating 3 special occasions in 2013, we were so excited to be heading for the Caribbean ... Read more
Firstly thank you to other reviewers who helped so much in making our decision to go on a cruise and therefore I have ... Read more

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Ventura Fjords 2013 Julescroose
06/13
We chose P&O from family recommendations and Ventura as she was going to the Fjords at the right time for us. We ... Read more
06/13
After taking a while to persuade my husband to give cruising a try a doubt we will do any other type of holiday! From ... Read more
We have just returned from a two week cruise on the Oriana X310 to the Western Mediterranean. This was our first cruise ... Read more
06/13
Myself and my partner booked our cruise last minute, and it was by pure chance that we found ourselves on P&O's ... Read more
Hubby and I wanted to try something different, hopefully some sun after Britain's rubbish weather or the past year. ... Read more

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Fist time marvel Flipper73
06/13
I have wanted to go on a cruise for as long as I can remember but have never had the opportunity before so when a ... Read more
First timers on Ventura themanwithahat
06/13
We are a couple in our late forties, and this May we abandoned our children for the first time (they *are* old enough ... Read more
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

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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

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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

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