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Tepee
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Chose to see the Northern Lights and we weren't disappointed It's the first "cold" cruise we have ever undertaken and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Oriana is smaller than we are used to having become accustomed to the ... Read more
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Pammii
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
The Northern Lights cruise was one of our must do cruises. Embarkation was trouble free and we were soon onboard. We knew our way around as we have sailed on the Oriana before. Our cabin was on deck 9 aft. It had a perfect view of the ... Read more
Geraldine 2
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have not cruised with P&O since a rather poor experience on Ventura some years ago but this cruise restored our faith in the company and we had a wonderful cruise to see the Northern Lights. The Oriana is an excellent ship and ... Read more
spleaver
Member Since 2017
1 review
Totally brilliant Northern Lights cruise, surely no-one can have anything negative to say about it? Our first time on Oriana, having previously sailed on Aurora, Oceana, Ventura and Britannia plus a couple of non P&O ships. Nice ... Read more
Joy R
Member Since 2007
1 review
665 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We like to cruise in the winter, to get away from the dark, rainy days in England, and we didn't want to do a long-haul flight, so it was appealing to sail from Southampton to the Canaries. This was our first cruise on P&O, although ... Read more
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plog1965
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose this cruise because it was a golden wedding anniversey and husbands 70 birthday.And last year was an annos horribilus for our family with to of the family being hit by the big C.Although ok now , it took its toll. Any way we ... Read more
Paula Lonnen
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
10 of us went as a group for a 3 day break , time away from children , grandchildren , nagging partners and husbands :) We arrived at Southampton and was whisked through security and passport control at such a speed, so different from ... Read more
Bazz747
Member Since 2014
1 review
264 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because we needed an extra day towards our Princess loyalty program status. We were very happy in the main with the whole experience. The cabin could have been a little cleaner, the carpet needed a good vacuum as ... Read more
Selbourne
Member Since 2014
1 review
289 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Ventura Cruise N703 to Amsterdam and Brugge. Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th February 2017. Day 1 - Wednesday 15th February 2017 With a 'priority boarding' time slot of 1230, we aimed to arrive at the Mayflower Cruise Terminal at ... Read more
Teresa Greene
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This cruise was to see the winter out with a friend, a nice break. The ship looked tired and worn. The cabin was fine, there were no towels, tissues in the bathroom. Dining was okay though most of the food was cold, dried up except the ... Read more
CaraLark
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We had heard really positive things about P&O, and so chose them to be our first cruise. We selected a mini cruise of four nights to give us a chance to explore the ship. Before sailing we read some reviews and forums here and were ... Read more
Biscuit108
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Had not holidayed on a cruise ship before and wanted to visit Amsterdam and Bruge as a family (2 adults and 2 children). For first time cruisers we really did not know what to expect, we had read some reviews and had an idea of what we ... Read more
BillericayUK
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We primarily chose this 28 night cruise because it was a non-flying winter sunshine holiday. We are seasoned cruisers of 20+ cruisers but this was our first with P&O. We have priority boarding with some cruise lines and we were ... Read more
luckylynn13
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
111 forum posts
Chose this cruise for the prospect of sunshine and warmth. The ship was in good shape overall apart from scruffy lift doors and grubby chairs in the Buffet. Food in the restaurant had improved since our last visit a year ago. However, ... Read more
blueboo
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
160 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful time on Ventura with smooth sailing for the most part and lovely weather. The Caribbean has been on our bucket list and it surpassed all our expectations. So many other reviews have covered things like cabins and dining ... Read more
2victoria
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise simply because we wanted to visit the Caribbean without having to fly. We have previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity, but were told by other cruisers that "P&O is the best" so ... Read more
merseyscouse
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Ship Lovely ship, great public areas, clean and pleasant. Cabin balcony cabin, a bit rattly when the winds blew hard at sea but otherwise good dining. The TV quality is a bit dated and is in need of updating but the on board ... Read more
Prisoner 755
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
On arrival at the terminal you were herded by colour cards to your point of registration,as we were on our honeymoon and booked the cabin we wanted months in advance,we were shocked to be told our cabin had been changed to a cabin on the ... Read more
jocap
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
5,341 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Last year's 28 day cruise to the Caribbean was so brilliant in every way, so we'd no hesitation, along with many others, about booking the same cruise for this January. Why, after so many different cruises with other ships and other ... Read more
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rich 112
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
13 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Aurora. Jan 17. 21 nights Our first time on Aurora, we booked not realising that this was the first leg of a world cruise (not that it made a huge amount of difference to us) and celebrating 180 years of the P and O company/cruise line ... Read more
ANTLES
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We sailed on the Oceana to the Caribbean and America on a 35 night cruise and really had a wonderful time. Our first impressions of the Oceana was of a tired, older ship in need of a facelift, but if you weigh up the positives against ... Read more
EBDorking
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Our first time on Oceana and we found it to be a bright and well decorated ship. We particularly liked the Atrium open area which extends through 4 decks in the middle of the ship with glass fronted lifts gliding efficiently up and down. ... Read more
bodgerday
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Overall, this was a very enjoyable cruise. It was our first time on the Oceana, it was a little dated ( refit in November 2017 ) but this added to the charm of this lovely ship. Built in Italy in 2000 you could see the Italian influence ... Read more
jessybell
Member Since 2011
1 review
128 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this particular cruise as it fitted in with other plans we have for 2017 and as we had not been on Oceana for many years, we thought it would be a nice change. We liked the itinerary. We went with another couple who are frequent ... Read more
Sikwemu
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
193 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We cruise a lot & don't normally write reviews but after reading so many poor ones about Oceana I thought I would do one. We picked the 35 night Caribbean and USA cruise on the itinerary. Have sailed Oceana before but as it was 2009 ... Read more

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