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200 P&O Senior Cruise Reviews

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bazzerb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Along with my wife we travelled down to Southampton by coach from the Tickled Trout hotel Preston on the 3rd of OCTOBER 2015·We arrived in the port at 1'30 and went through the embarkation process finally boarding the ship at 3 o ... Read more
Stevesteam
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Negatives first. Oceana is not a new ship so make allowances. She shows rust streaks on the white paint that can make her look shabby when alongside newer cruisers. Inside she's been refurbished in places but a lick of paint and varnish ... Read more
keith dutton
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, but my wife had cruised before when she was a young girl. At first site the ship is really impressive. The food was excellent and the quality of service in the restaurants was friendly and professional. The ... Read more
Job Fox
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The potential to be a brilliant ship. However, it did have a split deck (deck 6) and lacked a good size promenade deck to stroll around. One pool was out of order for the duration of the cruise and a whirlpool tub was out of order for a ... Read more
KATE L
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Having read mixed reviews on Britannia, I went with an open mind. Having been on many cruises with various cruise lines, I was extremely impressed with this ship. We had an inside cabin which was perfectly adequate, good wardrobe space ... Read more

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Harold and Hilda
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Apprehensive after reading all the negative reviews of Ventura but very pleasantly surprised. Arrived at cruise terminal two hours before appointed time of 2.30 but sent straight to check-in and then onto ship, so we were in the ... Read more
jeanbill
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from our canary cruise. Had a wonderful cruise plenty of good food and entertainment. This is our honest review:- Embarkation: Pulled up in car, cases taken away by porter, checked in at 11 35, eating our lunch at 12 ... Read more
xannyyx
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The ship is beautiful but I found it to be very unorganized. . Cabin . Service . Lifts . My total bill . Disembarkation My sister and myself took my elderly mum away for a taster Cruise. We paid extra money to travel on ... Read more
ShadowMonkey
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Having heard conflicting reports about P&O, we decided the launch of the new Britannia was the best time to try a P&O Cruise and judge for ourselves. I must say our experience on board the Britannia was practically identical to ... Read more
BigJim49
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I have just returned from a cruise to La Rochelle, Bilbao, La Coruna and Guernsey aboard Britannia. We thought that after some six months of service, any " teething troubles" would have been resolved. We thought right ... Read more

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Mazza001
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Our 3rd P&O cruise but first on Aurora. Cabin clean, cabin service excellent. First time having a Balcony - not as small as we thought it would be - very welcome on hot days! Breakfast in Medina was lovely & extensive choices & ... Read more
Kitsteps
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
98 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As a reasonable fit 70 year old suffering spinal arthritis I was treated very poorly on embarkation, (by Port Staff, not P&O) Made to stand and remove shoes etc. This is almost impossible and painful. Take note British port authority. ... Read more
Gillco
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Like a lot of people we were quite concerned on reading all the bad reviews, but please just wait and make your own mind up. We loved the ship, the entertainment was excellent, (always got a seat in the theatre even when the show had just ... Read more
Hob123
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Yes the ship is a little dated,but they do everything right on this ship with marvellous staff to the food.the only gripe I can think of is the entertainment which I thought was only average. We used the plaza restaurant a lot due to ... Read more
ormy
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
240 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first cruise with P & O from Southampton and our last. Our holiday started with the last 10 miles taking one and a half hours, and talking to other passengers this seems to be the norm. We have always done fly cruises in the ... Read more
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Stevelex56
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The Oceania Marina is the perfect cruise ship both in size and amenities. A truly excellent staff, unsurpassed food (from the Main Dining Room to the 4 specialty restaurants)! The Tea Time at 4 pm each day complete with a string quartet ... Read more
Taffy 1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ok, so she is 20 years old, so what? Her war paint is cracked in places, her bones creak and groan when she is under pressure from the weather but she is still a grand and refined lady of the seas. The decor is splendid and the ... Read more
Corbett gang
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Have just come back from our first P&O cruise, it was an adult only trip. Was a nice ship, cabin was lovely, Joe looked after us well. first night was good menu was good staff very nice we had freedom dinning , next day was a sea day ... Read more
blackk
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The last time we travelled on a P&O ship was in the 1960's on the Orcades. Having read many of the reviews we were somewhat apprehensive about the Dress Code as having travelled on many other cruise line from here in Australia and ... Read more
GT92178
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Well here goes, just got back from cruise on Aurora, first one on P and O, ports of call Gib, Dubrovnik, Split, Venice Messina and Cadiz, Aurora is a smaller ship that we have been on but to be fair she is really stable and comfortable, we ... Read more

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kingcreole58
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation took 2 hours as the terminal building was packed. Ship was clean and tidy. Weather was very good all through the cruise. Our cabin [A212] was very clean and well main tained by our steward Victor. we were on deck 15 , one ... Read more
SMURF57
Member Since 2011
1 review
40 forum posts
1 helpful vote
SHIP INFO Oriana is an aged ship and this is very noticeable with a lot of the ship showing signs of age and disrepair -- but this was to be expected as she is an old lady, and in her day an obviously lovely ship. What we did not ... Read more
Boberm
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The ship is too big, with 4000 passengers and only one entry port you queue to get on you queue to get off and you queue to get back on. If it's raining when you return to the ship you will queue in the rain! But a shelter will be provided ... Read more
David Owl
Member Since 2011
1 review
190 forum posts
1 helpful vote
When Britannia was being built, and right up to the launch. I was really excited about the prospect of the cruise that I had booked over 14 months ago to go around the British Isles in July 2015. As I started to read the reports that ... Read more
Anne44
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The embarkation was very easy. Our cabin was very roomy, the cabin steward kept it spotless. The waiters in the Oriental dining room Alan & Stanley couldn't have been nicer. The scenery made the week worthwhile. Now for the bad part. I ... Read more

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