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1,489 P&O Southampton Cruise Reviews

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Billybudgie
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Oriana review x608 Just back from my first cruise aboard the wonderful Oriana. Despite bad weather, this was an excellent cruise, the staff were fantastic, entertainment perfect as was the food. I have no negative points to mention at ... Read more
viewfromthehill
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise to Norway as it fitted in with our leave dates, and was a destination that we had not been to before. We have been on 3 previous cruises (all with different carriers), so also wanted to see how P&O compared to the ... Read more
RBE
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Our first cruise and we chose Azura because it was going to St Petersburg. We were not sure what to expect and were somewhat apprehensive with 3000 people on board but it exceeded our expectation. Organisation was excellent getting on ... Read more
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I need more holidays
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Excellent cruise, ship was wonderful, service was superb, food and entertainment was also excellent, all in all very hard to fault. My one piece of advice is to be vary of reading to many reviews? We read some dreadful stories before we ... Read more
overwyrer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just brilliant cruise.Chose this cruise for the wonderful itinerary as never been to Scandanavia and Russia before. Very smooth check in at Southampton and with a 3.30 boarding allocated time we chose to look around Southampton first ... Read more

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JoLupin
Member Since 2010
1 review
17 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Britannia is a lovely ship, but maybe P&O have gone a step too far size wise.It took me almost the whole holiday to find my way completely around the ship.The lack of staircase in the middle was a problem for some. This did not affect ... Read more
Bruce Caton
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
First the good: Dinner in the evening was always excellent, never had a bad meal. The buffet restaurant always had seating where on other cruises we have struggled to get a seat at breakfast and lunch. The Steward for our cabin ... Read more
W33gee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First time cruisers and it won't be the last. From the moment we stepped on the ship we were not disappointed. The staff were exceptional. They couldn't do enough for us. Cabin stewardess was great. Food was out of this world. Didn't do ... Read more
Ltrendall
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise over a year ago and after reading reviews was on the verge of changing to another ship - I am glad we didn't. Britainna is a magnificent ship, the bars and lounges are elegant and we think they are of the same ... Read more
rmbuk30
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
Interesting story behind this cruise. Was supposed to be my honeymoon but ended up on it with my best man as the engagement went belly up in February. Used the excellent cruise personaliser p and o have before the trip to book pay ... Read more

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SailorSusie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I've always disagreed when people describe cruising as 'Butlins at Sea'. I still disagree, it was far worse than that. The ship was huge - which of course we already knew, but didn't really appreciate the impact of that. The staff at ... Read more
dave2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our first cruise and certainly won't be our last. Cannot fault the ship, everything kept spotlessly clean. The service was friendly and efficient. The cabin was spacious and cleaned twice a day. Didn't make much use of the balcony due to ... Read more
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Terryb
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Holiday camp at sea.Azura. Thats just what our cruise on Azura was.There is supposed to be a dress code on P&O cruises on black tie nights,there were people walking through the atrium at 10oclock at night in sportswear shorts and ... Read more
Cannie Annie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Indoor cabin which we find fine. Dark and quiet so a good night's sleep. Our second cruise. First was Celebrity, and was probably more luxurious but cost more. We enjoyed time out in the cinema, a different movie daily, 3 or4 time slots. ... Read more
EastSussex8
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We like cruising with P & O, but we did have issues with this cruise, mostly to do with the location of our cabin. We were on the lowest aft cabin deck (D) in a balcony cabin, and dined in the Oriental Restaurant, two floors ... Read more

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AussieExpats2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Only our second cruise having been on the Island Princess for a 12 night Mediterranean cruise last August so in comparison I'm afraid the Brittania cruise to the Norwegian Fiords fell a bit short. Embarkation and Debarkation was well ... Read more
Susan Shenton
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I wanted to visit the Fjords, I wanted to do more than 7 days and I wanted an adult friends ship, although these dates didn't coincide with school holiday. I have only ever sailed P&O and the Arcadia was the ... Read more
gunn3rs3
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
424 forum posts
5 helpful votes
It was our silver anniversary, have been to Norway before but still amazed us with its scenery and waterfalls .First time for my wife on p&o, my second, Cabin was very good, situated on c deck near lifts, got lost several times early ... Read more
Shanty Pete
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our first ever cruise to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary . We chose the Baltic cruise as a chance to visit places we otherwise would not have had a chance to see . In order , we visited Oslo , beautiful , clean , vibrant city . ... Read more
Hensrus
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with P & O and our first on the Azura, also our first trip to the Fjords. We were very lucky with the weather. The North Sea was very calm and we had blue skies throughout the cruise. This is apparently ... Read more

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TinyDancer12
Member Since 2015
1 review
40 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Well, what an absolutely brilliant cruise! We were travelling with out little girl who is 3.5. Embarkation Standard process, we had CPS parking which was a breeze. The only downside was a rather grumpy person at check-in, and ... Read more
jelas
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I had tried Britannia n 2015 on a weekend cruise and really liked it, this cruise gave us an opportunity to spend time exploring the ship. We had been to Southampton many times and it's a nice little area for shopping and for ... Read more
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TerryWill
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Firstly I should say that I am an ex P & O Cruises Officer (1970's). I am also an ex chef (see comments re food & restaurant service). I chose this cruise (our first in 8 years), because I prefer British operated ships over the ... Read more
saaxaana@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
cruise holidays I was very very disappointed...everything went wrong.... - staff on reception very unprofessional, miserable, unfriendly and unhelpful staff ( dont know why they are there?!) - cruise with no tv licence????? ... Read more
Nander
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We chose Britannia because we had not been on it before and we wanted to see what we felt about it. It was going to the Canary Islands to some places we had not visited. Embarkation was a breeze, we arrived at the port of Southampton ... Read more

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