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23 P&O Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Walllis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
If this was our first cruise we would have thought well it was OK but, we have had 3 cruises in total so we had something to compare this cruise with. The balcony cabin was the smallest we had been in and not a lot of room for a lengthy ... Read more
OzCruiser99
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Britannia is a lovely ship but lacks the Wow factor of similar sized ships such as Celebrity's Solstice class. We had a basic interior cabin on A deck, about which we were quite happy, as the design was fine, and our cabin steward was ... Read more
DanvilleDave
Member Since 2009
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
Lima up the western coast of South America, through the Panama, up the Hudson River (New York City) at sunrise. Just doesn't get much better than that. Came early and spent 2 nights in Lima, wish I had made more time for exploring the ... Read more
anniemaidcruises
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My mum and dad and,my husband and I,sailed on January 6th 2015,on the first leg of the world cruise,southampton to san Francisco, which ended in the death of my mother,in san Francisco. The ship was turned around the same day as she ... Read more
Saffiespaniel
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
The cruise was the first leg of the World Circumnavigation and offered a very good trip calling at Caribbean Islands, Panama Canal, Mexico and finishing in San Francisco. We have cruised on the Arcadia three times previous to this trip, ... Read more

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Grumpy64
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
Embarkation was a shambles as we arrived at our allotted time to find the queue snaking out the registration hall and for a hundred yards round the drop off area. It took us over an hour to get on board. We had booked with another couple ... Read more
john1905
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having sailed on a number of cruises with Celebrity and Azamara, I was getting rather fed up with their prices and their service charges. So a chance to sample another cruise line and I decided on a Panama canal transit with P&O ... Read more
Roundy78
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
We booked onto this 22 night cruise on P&O Aurora direct with P&O on a vantage fair with a price guarantee stating that if the price reduces we will get the difference in onboard credit or an appropriate upgrade. When we found the ... Read more
Mike Adger
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew from Gatwick (Thompson charter) to join Arcadia at Barbados, sailed to Aruba, then through the Panama Canal, then Costa Rica, then Huatulco and Acapulco in Mexico, then finally to San Francisco, from where we flew back to Heathrow ... Read more
Brian Wilson
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2011
The cruise on P & O's Oceana appeared to have it all. Flying from Glasgow to Acapulco with Thomson Airlines and boarding the ship in this romantic spot (on Valentine's day) Thereafter sailing south on the Pacific Ocean before a daytime ... Read more

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warmap
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Arcadia,embarked Southampton 05 January; 1900 on board, mostly Brits with 400 Aussies going home on the return leg of a World Cruise. No virus on board, unlike the Vic,it stayed that way. The officers and crew took every precaution in a ... Read more
Yvonne Green
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
What a fantastic holiday we had aboard the Oceana..Staff were helpful and friendly nothing was to much trouble,our waiters Lucas and Dismish were wonderful and went out of their way to look after us nothing was to much trouble..Drinks were ... Read more
irenechambers2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew in from Manchester and had a bit of a delay getting off the flight and also at the port actually getting off the bus. A bit of a delay booking in but they must had got more people on the desks as this queue soon went down. ... Read more
hetzer
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
There are two things that P and O are brilliant at. One is the glossy brochures trying to sell excellence. The other is the way they fleece every single penny from the punters once they are trapped on their ships. This was our ... Read more
Jennifer Pope
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Oceana at 10 years old is a well founded and maintained ship, cabins are beautifully appointed and our steward Pankaj was telepathic, always on hand when we needed him, worked hard and always smiling. We were waited on hand and foot ... Read more

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JANET STRANG
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I wont re-iterate other reviews about our 24 hour delay due to Thomas Cook, but I would like to say that the organisation of the Arora Hotel in Crawley was fantastic. However, we waited almost 2 hours to retrieve our luggage at Gatwick and ... Read more
Christine Ives
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2010
Supposed to leave Gatwick on 20th December, however Thomas Cook plane delayed for 24 hours due to major technical problem, so put in hotel overnight and given chicken curry for dinner. On boarding plane on 21st they gave us for dinner, yes ... Read more
suziesunshine
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2010
Oceana was the second cruise ship we sailed on, the first being her sister ship Adonia, which went back to Princess Cruises after a couple of seasons. We have been on Oceana 4 times now. We love the theatre and and the starlights lounge ... Read more
Ivygirl
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The dreaded flight to Acapulco. We left home for the drive to Gatwick at 11 pm on Thursday and arrived at the drop off point for the car at 3 am. We were first at the check in desk and only waited half an hour before they opened at 4 am. ... Read more
diana
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2009
After a nightmare journey getting to east midlands airport through blizzards on the morning of 6th February, we boarded the flight to barbados and the holiday started then. Plenty of room on the A330 thomas cook flight no need to upgrade ... Read more
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TOM CRUIZES
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1,438 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
We only booked this Cruise at short notice as it was advertised as having Direct Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barbados and same on Rtn from Acapulco. Two wks before we were due to leave we were informed that our Flt to Barbados would ... Read more
Cheshirepen
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2008
My husband and I had done only 1 cruise before embarking on Arcadia in February 2008 to cruise the Caribbean, The Panama Canal and up to Acapulco. Our first cruise was on QE2 and so we thought it would be interesting to compare P&O ... Read more
C Leonard
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall - Found the cruise to be suited to people in the more advanced years, this was reflected in the musical choice around the different areas, even the pub had a trio playing slow lounge almost background style music. The ship itself ... Read more

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