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245 P&O Senior Cruise Reviews
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47
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normol
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
Evelynthompson
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
4 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
2 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
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
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recorder44
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
13 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
5 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
6 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
Carol Roberts
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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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
5 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
Mummytambo1
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Been on Azura 3 Times decided to try Ventura Food was Terrible in Buffet Indian and Asian food for 12 days, Food was always barely warm if not cold, if you wanted a salad,forget Ham or Prawns were only out twice complained to ... Read more
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Thunder345
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We have been on other cruises and this is the worst we have experienced. We made management aware several times during our stay of the issues on board, but these were never resolved. All the points in this review were told to management ... Read more
tandori
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as the ship was smaller than some and we had cruised before on Oriana and we enjoyed it very much last time. However this time the food was very poor, service in the restaurant was 3rd rate and most of the staff ... Read more
Suzygrose
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
We chose this as it was available! We thought P and O was a reputable company. The Oceana itself is very tired, and desperately in need of upgrading and modernising. Our first impression on embarking showed it to be dark and old ... Read more
JohnnyBlack
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Unlike some I didn't experience any poor service at all. In fact I preferred the style compared to American ships I've been on which I tend to find the staff too intrusive. Similarly the embarkation and disembarkation went very well indeed ... Read more
ugocruising
Member Since 2013
1 review
15 helpful votes
Arrived at the port 1 hour before our allocated slot and waited in a line of cars for about 30 minutes the cases were taken to the ship and we then went into the embarkation area where it took another 30 minutes to be given our boarding ... Read more
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Auslin
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Wanted to experience the Norwegian fjords 1. Could not enjoy the views as the windows were absolutely filthy 2.Embarkation and disembarkation was a nightmare ,staff had not a clue about crowd control,disabled left to wait in the rain when ... Read more
jeanbill
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
36 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Just returned from our 3rd cruise with P&O. We did 14 nts on the med calling in 6 ports with 1 overnight stay in Barcelona (8th/22nd July). We had a wonderful enjoyable cruise with no problems at all..There are lots of moaners, as ... Read more
wazza99
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The booking, cruise personaliser, flights and transfers we're very well organised, we we're impressed, especially being on a bonded flight. The only downside was our suitcases didnt arrive to our cabin until about 5.00pm but we had the ... Read more
Forgreen
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
We choose this cruise on a last minute basis and we liked the price offered Our previous experience of P&O 13 years had not been a happy one so we had no great expectations What a lovely surprise! everything was perfect and we are not ... Read more
Vulcan1953
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Fabulous cruise. Service and food was great. Great entertainment. 1. They need to sort out spaces for wheel chair people and mobile scooters, to sit in the theatre, as they blocked the emergency exit most nights on the right hand side. ... Read more
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