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1,434 P&O Southampton Cruise Reviews

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woolleyhat123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed one week ago
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
2 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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tonyrguk
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 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
1 helpful vote
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

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Game of thrones
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
9 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
13 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
Booboobella
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
7 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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

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livinforcruisin
Member Since 2007
1 review
199 forum posts
6 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
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
NanaKaren2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Firstly, don't let the many negative comments you read on here or elsewhere, deter you from considering a cruise on the Britannia! Especially if, like us, you are 1st timers to cruising. The reviews we read prior to going were so ... Read more
gkbrownie
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
First time on P&O, big lovers of Celebrity, and have sailed on Royal Carribean and Princess but decided to try P&O and Britannia for my Wife's 60th Birthday. Travelled by Coach to Southampton, embarkation was efficient although ... Read more
sam16
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise for itinerary and sailing from Southampton. No complaints with embarkation, we arrived early as did most people because of the weather but the wait was not too bad and went very smoothly. Once on board attended the ... Read more
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ajd1969
Member Since 2008
1 review
15 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Introduction My family and I (46, 34, 17 & 10) had our first experience of P&O Cruises on the Azura travelling around the Bay of Biscay for seven nights from the 1st to 8th April. We only booked the cruise a few weeks in ... Read more
Caz32
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My husband and I along with our two children aged 4 and 7 arrived in Southampton on Easter Sunday for the much anticipated Saturday Night Take Away cruise. From stepping into the terminal you could tell it was going to be a unique ... Read more
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Gauguin22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Firstly arriving at Southampton to embark our time was 3pm arrived at 2pm sat there until 4.30pm. Once onboard had to go straight to Safety Procedure at Muster Station. We have been on 6 cruises and this was the most disorganised one have ... Read more
mika6617
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
90 forum posts
25 helpful votes
First up I would like to point out that P&0 are normally pretty decent value for money as they tend to be cheaper than most of the other cruise lines and as such I don't expect five star and will travel with them again however not on ... Read more
mikeukeuro
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Embarcation was poor with some passengers waiting over 3 hours to get on and disembarcation was badley organised & we got off after 2 hours. The big problem with Britannia is the lack of stairs mid ship & insufficient lifts for ... Read more

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chairhog
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We gave P&O another go after last years nightmare and stuck to the same ship - Britannia. A huge mistake that has almost put us off every cruising again with P&O. We booked way back in October and in December we're informed that ... Read more
indiajack
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Revisited Ventura as I liked the itinerary but unfortunately the weather was poor in the Canaries which is unusual. The food in the restaurants was good. A bit boring in the buffet restaurant. On the plus side the service of the staff ... Read more
bluegirl06
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise with P&O having previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, celebrity, NCL and Thomson. We didn't read the reviews until after we had booked it and once I saw them I was expecting very little. The cruise was a ... Read more
db51
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Having read the awful reviews (stained carpets, bad smells, duct tape, bad food) I was really worried about my first ever cruise on Oceana. In fact it is the most beautiful ship- our cabin B753 was spacious, perfect unstained carpet, ... Read more
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Gwanchos
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was a taster cruise and as such was fairly inexpensive. You would expect however that this would be a chance to impress potential new customers. Couldn't have been further from the truth for us. We experienced 2 days of queuing, ... Read more

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