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1,451 P&O Southampton Cruise Reviews

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JuBuck
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
First time sailing with P&O, but it certainly won't be the last. Embarkation went smoothly and our balcony cabin on B deck was well looked after by Alberto, whose courteous and friendly manner made us feel so welcome. Having lots ... Read more
EllaJay
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Excellent food good choices, everything was clean, in fact our rooms were cleaned twice a day. The service of all the staff was excellent. However, I was a bit concerned that `many` of the activities was `money raising` related. It ... Read more
twighlightstar
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
35 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on several P&O cruises before but first time in Brittania. We had seen some bad reviews so we're concerned about Brittania but glad to say these were unfounded. The ship has modern bright decor and is fairly easy to ... Read more
Geoffro69
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Went with friends to celebrate special birthday on Iberian cruise. Weather pretty awful and very rough in Bay of Biscay. First two ports ruined by heavy rain, but weather improved after that. Although perfectly clean the ship looked quite ... Read more
Maidmarion66
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because of a 'big' birthday, wish we'd waited another 2/3 weeks because the weather wasn't too good in the ports, the sea was calm though even across the bay of Biscay. I've cruised around 10 times, not on a ship this ... Read more

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sapphire4
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
139 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Can only compare to the Britannia and it is my personal opinion. Embarkation was quite smooth but we arrived around our allocated time of 3pm.Car parked with CPS who are excellent. A very large ship with very nicely renovated public areas ... Read more
MartinWorcestershire
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first taste of a cruise and 6 nights appeared to be an ideal duration. We really enjoyed our time on her. The food was of an excellent standard in the restaurants and for a small fee we tried the upmarket Shindu Indian ... Read more
frankiemacky
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
This was my third cruise, each time we went with different cruise lines as we wanted to try a few rather than just stick with the one cruise line. We also wanted to have something to compare against. The Britannia is supposed to be ... Read more
Scuppered
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
I read some really whingeing reviews on here before our trip so went with some trepidation but to be fair having a moan seems to part of some peoples lifestyle especially us Brits! We booked valet parking with Cruise Parking which ... Read more
Mvocean
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
First time on Britannia and was really looking forward to this ship. Embarkation was not good although we arrived at the port in plenty of time for my allocated book in time I had to join a queue in the car park . Was late due to this ... Read more

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lfcpeter
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
39 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Fjords Cruise, Azura, April 30th 2016 This was our first cruise with P&O as we usually travel with Royal Caribbean. However the itinerary, dates and last minute price of £440 pp for an inside cabin was too good to miss. We ... Read more
woolleyhat123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as my husband had never been on a cruise before and we wanted to see if he liked it. We expected a 2 night cruise to be a 'party cruise' with hen dos and stag parties, and this was fine. The ship is enormous and so we ... Read more
sillyug
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
A fantastic 2 days and 2 nights. Accommodation - was so comfortable and eveything we required was there- The balconey was great to have and waking up with the curtains open and seeing the view was great. Food - we had open meals ... Read more
emac8
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Booked a disabled/assisted cabin. Very good size. Big Balcony Cons: Balcony chairs to low to sit in - you can get a wheelchair on the balcony though. Or sit by the open patio doors. No power sockets on the side of the room ... Read more
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wblee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
1st review - hope it helps. Our 5th cruise, all with P&O and we were very pleased with the ship facilities certainly better than the Oceana which we thought was a bit tired. Embarkation and debarkation were well organised. ... Read more
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tonyrguk
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is our second cruise the first was with Royal Caribbean with our teenage children, this time we were child free. We were given a embarkation time of 3pm but we got to the cruise terminal at 2ish there was bit of waiting around and we ... Read more
Mr.Splashypants
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Chose this cruise on a last minute whim (2 weeks beforehand) needed a break from work and it was shockingly cheap. It also represented a great opportunity to try out P&O having only sailed with Cunard, Disney and Carnival in the ... Read more
Game of thrones
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We usually cruise with Royal Caribbean however, last year we had our first experience with P &O when we went to the Ffords on the Azura. Although we did think that the standard of service and food were not as good as we had expected ... Read more
Partyfrombuckingham
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Was looking forward to this cruise on Britannia as it is the P&O flag ship of the fleet. However, we found that the level of service much to be desired from the start when we got on the ship. One of our party is in a wheelchair and ... Read more
charliegeorge
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
30 helpful votes
This is my fourth cruise, the first with P&O. I will start with the positives; smooth embarkation, stunning scenery. The rest - well where to start. The food on board was borderline inedible. We chose second sitting in the Oriental ... Read more

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Booboobella
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Went with family. Third time with P and O and each one worst than last. With the Britannia being a relatively new ship, I was expecting great things, and was very disappointed. The ships design is totally wrong. There are nowhere near ... Read more
sam44robin
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had a bad cruise previously on Oceana but decided to give P & O another go as we had previously had a lovely time on their cruises and we were glad we did. Britannia is a lovely ship and we enjoyed our holiday on her very much. We ... Read more
alanbab
Member Since 2007
1 review
36 forum posts
25 helpful votes
My wife and I so enjoyed our 13 night Med cruise on the beautiful Britannia. I do hope that my review will help all the people who have committed their hard earned cash to sail on this ship and read a lot of frankly ridiculous reviews! ... Read more
livinforcruisin
Member Since 2007
1 review
201 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Having sailed predominantly on Princess for years, this was our 4th P&O Cruise and 3rd on Britannia. We were in Aft Balcony room A723. We will be sailing on Azura in 8 days time. Firstly lets talk about the 'thorny' issue ... Read more
capyainchaos
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
we saw Britannia sailing the other way last year in the Med, it looked stunning so we promised ourselves to try it. We booked direct with P&O and pleased we did< Georgina was excellent, no hard sell, just a very knowledgeable and ... Read more

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