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200 P&O Senior Cruise Reviews

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Horstead
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This cruise was horrendous and will be our last cruise wth P&O. Our main gripe was the food. Apart from the restaurants where there was a supplement of £15 or so the food was inedible. Food on the buffet, Belvadere was always ... Read more
minibus11
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We decided to have a change for Christmas so booked a 12 night holiday on the Ventura one of the P&O line, we have sailed on this ship previously so we were expecting great things from P&O because all the cruises we have been on ... Read more
Charlietango147
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Did Christmas Cruise, very fast at checkin, in fact the fastest one we've ever had. We spent the first two & half days sailing through a force eight gale, to which the captain informed us, because of the weather it could be classed ... Read more
davies
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We flew from Manchester and the flight was good managed to get seat together without paying the extra as did the other two couples travelling with us. Most drinks had to be paid for only tea coffee and water was free and they has an extra ... Read more
CLIVE CARTOONIST
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Azura is a huge ship. Kept getting lost on board. If P&O simply had different coloured carpet for port and starboard corridors, with the design pointing towards the bow of the ship, life would be much less confusing. A 'very ... Read more

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Samjessenan
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Back Boxing Day from the fabulous Caribbean, cruised many times but this time was not so good, flight ok going out but awful on the way back, Azura was just like Butlins or Benidorm the tv programme not the place. The food had gone down ... Read more
Stuart76
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Excellent cruise that was blessed with good weather throughout. The Cruise started on a cold but calm day in uk and we sailed after an easy embarkation having a lovely lunch and by the time we got to our cabin our luggage was there . The ... Read more
willie.bobalong
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This cruise was booked as a transfer booking from an earlier cruise that had to be cancelled, whilst being able to transfer the booking it did mean we lost the little extras like free parking. Still retained the chosen dining option, and ... Read more
Beloos
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
my partner and I went on the Britannia cruise to the Caribbean as a treat for my birthday. He booked it in January and thought that, as it was a new ship, everything would be wonderful. We have been on a number of cruises including Royal ... Read more
campione-2006
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
On Britannia 5th December B527. Travelled via Thomson Dreamliner plane, roomy, including plenty of headroom, comfortable and quiet. Would have liked the seats to have not been reclining, as it only benefits the recliner, as the person ... Read more

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Pyer
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarked easily and on time.Found our lovely balcony cabin and our great steward Rex greeted us.Lovely comfortable beds,Plenty of wardrobe space and full bathroom with small bath which was a first for us and something I enjoy. Went ... Read more
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shoto
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Food, service was fine, a lovely ship, problem is too many passengers for entertainment venues, headliners theatre too small for number of people on board also live lounge even smaller, you had to be at venues thirty minutes before a show ... Read more
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harry37hverna
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
The flight from Manchester was well organised and we were soon in the departure lounge, it may be my imagination but every time I visit the airport the amount of seating get less. The terminal was very busy as Saturday appears to be a ... Read more
Cereocker
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
My partner and I (both in our late 60s) flew from Manchester to Barbados with Thomas Cook on 21st November, 2015, to board P&O Britannia for a fortnight cruising around the Caribbean islands. The flight was delayed by about an hour, ... Read more
bobupandown
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We didn't know what to expect as this was our first cruise. Southampton: Embarkation was brilliantly organised CPS (Cruise Parking service) Attendants took our cases from the boot, next time we saw them was in our cabin so for us ... Read more

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ladamit
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
07---21st Nov Were on deck C port side at front, balcony class, ship overall was excellent took in Aruba, Cayman, Jamaica, etc. All passengers will rate this ship differently, we wanted a holiday of just relaxing on a different beach ... Read more
c daly
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
we have been on cruises for the past ten years .And i have to say this cruise was not the best .The ship is great and our cabin was fine .But the food was not up to what we expeted from p and o . Our first two nights the food came to the ... Read more
bluemug
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
153 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We joined the waiting line (from our Southampton hotel) for passengers at about 12.45 on Saturday 31 oct 2015 (embarkation time ~13.00). After initial formalities we were asked to go upstairs and sit in the waiting area. Upstairs we went ... Read more
dennis jones
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Myself and partner are in our early 40's and booked the cruise as visiting many destinations appealed to us as oppose to a standard holiday where you visit just 1. This was our very 1st cruise and we were surprised as it seemed 95% of all ... Read more
greensj
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
P&O staff lost 2 luggage cases from PO coach to ship, found by us later that night by luck outside the wrong cabin door midship after normal concerns associated. Party of 4. × 2 couples alocated cabins 200yds apart, and 3 ... Read more

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hereforddon
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Ship showing signs of age and lowered standards. In dining rooms lights not working and paint peeling on ceiling, stateroom carpet needed a good wet clean. However dining staff and room cleaners worked very hard, were obliging and ... Read more
twodogs446
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After years of hearing about them, we decided on a short 7-day fly-cruise from Genoa to Venice. Very early Thomson charter flight from Gatwick (06:40) was a shock to the system but all went well and our bags were delivered from check-in to ... Read more
morgsy64
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Cruised from Southampton via Azores to Carribbean and Madeira. The Arcadia was fabulous and the staff in bars and restaurant superb,friendly and couldnt do enough for you. James,Philip and Amruta,Lenson,Sunjay. Had cabin d25 but ... Read more
terry12
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
As loyal passengers to P&Os Aurora and Oriana we chose to try the Arcadia. First impressions were all in favour of this ship. Having a forward cabin and a gale force seven sea, the waves hitting the ship ,a loud slapping noise as ... Read more
John and Anne
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We also travelled to the Baltic Capitals on Britannia in June 2015 (14 days) and although some of the many niggles have been sorted, we were still not impressed second time around. This was our 4th cruise this year and we are seasoned ... Read more

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