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1,587 P&O Southampton Cruise Reviews

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AnnieM10
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed two weeks ago
Arrived in Southampton by train and took taxi to Mayflower terminal. Cases were taken from us by a man with a trolley as soon as we stepped out of the car. Didn't see those again until later that day when they were placed outside our ... Read more
GillCC
Member Since 2007
1 review
424 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
The Ship ok, food average at best. Buffet at. Lunchtime very limited. Drinks good value. Shore excursions team lacked knowledge on ports. I wanted to visit the bridge at Gexto but they said it was over the other side of Bilbao however we ... Read more
Polly C
Member Since 2016
1 review
Booked this cruise last minute with my husband and was not disappointed. We went to the Norweigan Ffords and it was beautiful especially Gerainger the views of the mountains and waterfalls were stunning and our Captain turned the ship ... Read more
Codie123
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
The ship itself is looking quite worn for it's age for example lifts are out of order and buttons in the lifts are falling off. The theme throughout the ship seems to be brown which gives many of the rooms a dark and dull feeling. We ... Read more
Spotthedog
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed two weeks ago
This was a two-night trial cruise to Bruges for us (our second ever cruise and first with P&O) in advance of a longer cruise later in the year. We upgraded to a mini-suite to see what the quality was like. We had a very mixed ... Read more

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JRHYTHE
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our embarkation time was 1430 but we arrived a bit early to find chaos in the embarkation hall that was bursting at the seams. The IT system had been down since 1130 and no one was moving. They eventually decided to embark us and for ... Read more
msrl@blueyonder.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
Cruise check in slow due to computers being down. (2nd time this has happened to us at Southampton) On embarkation we had just enough time to attend the mandatory lifeboat drill.(Not sure how they knew who was there as there was no role ... Read more
Madbirds
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Mixed review for this weekend cruise to Belgium, Entertainment was really good,Balcony Cabin snug but clean and functional ,good bars, tiny casino and basic shops. Ship is quite small but has everything you need for a short trip. Now for ... Read more
Tommacpherson88
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our Honeymoon cruise ended up being a massive let down, "saved" only by the beauty of Norway. We were advised that P&O is good and upmarket- by both the travel agent and relatives who have sailed with them many times. We ... Read more
Pamela de Cop
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We as a group of mixed ages , 85 down to 14 have been on a couple of cruises with various companies. They are great for multi age groups for many reasons. The Britannia looks wonderful and there are some great things to say, the food on ... Read more

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HertsBean
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We went on this cruise as a 40th birthday treat for my wife with our two children aged 10 and 7. We had never cruised before and were a little worried after reading some very mixed reviews. However, we had a wonderful cruise and we are ... Read more
Patr46
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Embarkation at Southampton was awful. I am disabled & reliant on my female P.A & there was no guidance or assistance in unloading the car with our luggage. We were told to put our suit/dress holders in our suitcases yet we saw ... Read more
Fletcher Family
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
First cruise for myself,husband, teenage son and ten year old daughter. Arrived for embarkation early and our car was promptly taken for parking and had a very smooth check in. In our cabin by 1.30 and our luggage arrived an hour later ... Read more
Derwentharps
Member Since 2013
1 review
55 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a wonderfully exciting itinerary taking in Belfast, Stornoway in the Western Isles of Scotland, 3 ports in Iceland, Shetland and Orkney. A rare chance to turn right out of Southampton and head for the Celtic Sea, lovely views of ... Read more
cdcmu@sky.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to see Iceland and we have cruised on Arcadia before. She has always been our favourite ship so this seemed an ideal choice for us. As usual embarkation and disembarkation was easy and well-organised. Food standards have taken an ... Read more

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mu12
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was a special once in a lifetime cruise for all the family, six adults and four children, this was my husbands and I tenth cruise and fourth with p and o and it was so very disappointing. It is five years since we last cruised on ... Read more
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dizzybare
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is our fifth cruise. This is our first P and O cruise Chose this cruise for the ports of call as we had never been to the Canaries before. I've tried to give you an overview of our cruise but obviously everyone is different ... Read more
Tiggerwasere
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
32 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary as we had not been to Norway before and wanted to see the fjords. Embarkation was really good , we virtually got straight on the ship and were amazed to find our luggage outside the door . Usually we ... Read more
lottie11
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
First time with P&O and on the whole very happy. The entertainment and activities could have been so much better but I do appreciate that you can't please everybody. The cabins and cleanliness of the ship were excellent. The food ... Read more
Charlotte_cotterill
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We have just returned home from a 2 week Western Mediterranean cruise on the P & O Britannia, their ‘flagship’ boat. Upon booking the cruise, we were eager to see a new, modern boat, designed specifically for the British ... Read more

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Owise1
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Returned from 14 nights aboard Britannia West Med Embarkation ( 1 hr ) and Disembarkation ( 2hr ) went as well as one can expect and considering 3000 people to sort time on Disembarkation was more due to the fact you asked to leave room ... Read more
clairef1976
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Just returned from a 14 night cruise around the Med on Britannia, celebrating my birthday with my close family. Wish i could say what a fabulous ship she is, but i am left feeling somewhat disappointed that most of the time i was bored! I ... Read more
glenec@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise as a member of my party can only go in school holidays, and having cruised the Baltic on the last one we decided to go for warmth this year. The first disappointment, we were informed before we had even got on the ship ... Read more
Chilli pops
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We have cruised previously with Royal Caribbean, Carnival,Norwegian, Thomson and P&O, after a horrible experience with P&O ( I won't go into details suffice to say they have absolutely no customer service) we didn't want to go on ... Read more
Salty Sim
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
I would have given this a 5-star excellent but for the entertainment - more about that later. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and date as well as wanting to cruise with P&O and depart from Southampton. Also, the size and ... Read more

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