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260 P&O Senior Cruise Reviews
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Aquarius0
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to explore the Caribbean and had heard some good reports about P and O. The ship and holiday largely met our expectations. However,In our opinion there were too many formal nights....four out of fourteen is surely over the ... Read more
trescomania
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I'm not into comparing ship with ship, as they are all different, and deserve to be treated as individuals! She is a beautiful, stylish ship, with stunning public areas. (The most fantastic décor can be found in the Sindhu ... Read more
OurView
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Before our cruise we wee very concerned at some of the reviews we read as they seemed to show Britannia in a bad light. Transfer from plane to ship was effortless and within 20 minutes of arriving at the terminal we were on board. ... Read more
EBDorking
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
jemgee
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
64 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Although we did not like the look of a block of flats that is Britannia or any of the mega ships, we booked a standby in mid December as it was cheap, with a direct flight from Manchester and offered the chance for winter sun and to visit ... Read more
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Diamond99
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
On arrival in Barbados the organization by P&O was excellent, straight off the plane onto coaches and then onto the ship. We arrived at embarkation and within twenty minutes we were onboard Britannia. The ship is beautiful, our balcony ... Read more
goldenking
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Took this short cruise for a short break to celebrate New year away from home. The best bit about P and O cruises is the Sindu restaurant. Ate here twice in 5 nights. This was a typical cruise ship food and entertainment. Very ... Read more
Shauney22
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this ship because of tv advert and that it was a new ship and hadn't sailed with P&O before. No stairs midships so lifts were always busy had to go down just to get up 1 floor.we were below the lido deck which was always noisy ... Read more
Geronimo99
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Overall this was a pleasure with, if I want to be picky, a few grouches. Ship can get a bit overcrowded and shovey if you turn up at peak times for meals in buffet restaurants. Also, to be sniffy, some passengers would seem ... Read more
Reggub321
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
We have sailed with P&O many times (10+) before, and we choose this particular cruise because 1. the cruise was over some ones birthday, 2. it visited a few new (to us) islands and a few old ones we have not visited for some time, and ... Read more
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normol
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
most things pretty good without a wow factor. Dining in main restaurant was a very pleasant experience with good food and great service. The evening buffet sadly was not so good very limited choice and apathetic service We ... Read more
Nigel2553
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
P&O Cruise Ref: X620. If I could give this ship 0/5 for a review I would, but as I can't I'll have to rate it as 1/5. The ship was due to go into port for a re-fit straight after this cruise & to be honest I wouldn't bother ... Read more
Evelynthompson
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
chose this cruise as it was a British ship 11 nights on the Ventura first time with p&o. We had a fabulous time really enjoyed it nice inside cabin cabin steward was fantastic. Food was very good nice venues plenty to do. The captain ... Read more
Harry James
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this Cruise for my wifes 71 birthday ,It turned out to be one of the best cruises we have on over the past 25 years The ship itself is in need of a little TLC rather dated going in for a re-fit shortly The entertainment on ... Read more
Deck Cargo
Member Since 2014
14 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Check in and disembarkation The actual check in went very smoothly, which is more than can be said about the security area, great inconsistencies, some passengers were asked to remove their belts, others were not. When my belongings ... Read more
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Tess8766
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The itinerary was good with some varied and interesting ports. As usual some of the excursions were quite expensive and it is always advisable to try to book your own if possible. The reviews we read before the cruise did put us off a ... Read more
recorder44
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
There are many positives concerning the Britannia and also a few niggles. We were somewhat apprehensive because of the size of the ship but this was not a major issue. The staff were almost without exception, friendly, attentive, courteous ... Read more
Lally73
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Great cruise which took in Cadiz, Messina, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice & Gibraltar. Past P & O cruisers but our first time on Aurora. Lovely sized ship - not too big. Atmosphere felt very friendly & relaxed - maybe as the average ... Read more
mrobbin1
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We embarked on P&O Arcadia on the 11th September 2016 at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton on a transatlantic cruise to New York and the Eastern Seaboard including Canada. It was one more destination ticked off our Bucket List. We had ... Read more
Leider
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
There are not many ships that cross the Atlantic twice. P&O and Cunard are regularly on this trip. Phoenix also offers this route but there you are 44 nigths on the ship. We also had to book with one of these companies. We booked the ... Read more
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Carol Roberts
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Our 3rd cruise with P&O Cruises - excellent value. A smaller ship. 1) Accommodation - inside cabin ideal 2) Food - varied, excellent choices, plentiful and constantly available 3) Drinks - waiter service always available ... Read more
Steve P
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
This was an around Britain no fly cruise with local pick-up and drop-offs. The coach taking us to the port was on time and we went straight on board with very little delay.The cabin had plenty of storage space and was adequate.The meals ... Read more
Lynne shepherdson
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Itinerary great port calls well organised ship ok needs updating going in for refurb apparently but adequate good selection of entertainment comedian singers selection for all plus casino food appalling, basic food, cold un cooked ... Read more
wavelll
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
The Aurora is a very comfortable mid size ship and very much the sister to the Oriana. Great curved stern which is no longer the style on more modern ships. Food is fine, not 5 star but standard acceptable with good size potions in dining ... Read more
viv211
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The ship was very stable, all public areas, of which there are quite a few, were clean at all times. Some of the public toilets were not kept clean at all times and some even with soap missing. Breakfast and dining in the free dining ... Read more
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