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269 P&O Senior Cruise Reviews
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Hob123
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
16 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Having been on the oceana last summer which we enjoyed imensely I was a bit sceptical about recent reviews but have to admit I agree with some of them.yes it's certainly in need of a refit.compared to the Ventura we prefer the oceana.i ... Read more
Chris.morrissey@tesco.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose the cruise because of the destinations, which were all fantastic. The food served in all the restaurants was incredible, we have never tasted food this good before. We are seasoned cruisers and have found that all ships serve very ... Read more
twighlightstar
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
39 forum posts
38 helpful votes
We have been on several P&O cruises before but first time in Brittania. We had seen some bad reviews so we're concerned about Brittania but glad to say these were unfounded. The ship has modern bright decor and is fairly easy to ... Read more
bettyanddavid@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had cruised on Ventura last September and were a bit anxious about such a big ship as we had found Britannia not to our taste. However we loved her and so were happy to book again for this May.Arrived in Southampton at 1pm for our timed ... Read more
BamberE
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We have cruised many times with P & O, preferring Azura for Caribbean holidays, but decided to try a smaller ship, i.e. Oceana. The price was reasonable and as a seven night cruise was a good way of deciding whether we would like the ... Read more
Harvey and Angela
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We have been a on numerous cruises but the first on P and O. The places to visit and the ship look just right. Before we went we had read many negative reviews and were naturally concerned. All I can say I am not sure what cruise they ... Read more
wblee
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
50 helpful votes
1st review - hope it helps. Our 5th cruise, all with P&O and we were very pleased with the ship facilities certainly better than the Oceana which we thought was a bit tired. Embarkation and debarkation were well organised. ... Read more
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Game of thrones
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We usually cruise with Royal Caribbean however, last year we had our first experience with P &O when we went to the Ffords on the Azura. Although we did think that the standard of service and food were not as good as we had expected ... Read more
Bobbythebanana
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I read reviews prior to going on Oceana and went with an open mind. From getting on the transfer bus to embark and returning to the uk we found the whole experience a joy to behold. The inside cabin A727 was ideal for us and the steward ... Read more
capyainchaos
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
we saw Britannia sailing the other way last year in the Med, it looked stunning so we promised ourselves to try it. We booked direct with P&O and pleased we did< Georgina was excellent, no hard sell, just a very knowledgeable and ... Read more
ibscott
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to visit new locations e.g The Gambia, Cape Verdi, and Tenerife. Shortly before joining the ship but after having the Yellow Fever vaccination we were told that the Gambia visit had been cancelled. The ... Read more
Cgg7777
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I have held back from posting the following critique of Arcadia for almost 9 months . After writing it I thought ; Well P&O is just like this now and you can take it or leave it. However, I am currently on the Aurora and many of my ... Read more
Pyer
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
7 forum posts
20 helpful votes
We wanted to visit many of the ports offered on this leg of the World cruise. Embarkation was poorly organised as there was little room at HongKong terminal. Our cabin was fine and what we expected ie Queen size bed,balcony and good ... Read more
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twighlightstar
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
39 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Embarkation and disembarkation can only be described as shambolic. It seemed everyone was at the terminal at the same time and so no seats and long delays to embark. They give people a piece of paper with an allocated colour for ... Read more
Paul43
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We booked this section of the Arcadia's world trip in early 2015 as we were tempted by the stay in Sydney, the airline offered and the Great Barrier Reef. As an afterthought I consulted Cruise Critic and saw that many of the reviews ... Read more
Tikali
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed March 2016
Cruised from Sydney to San Franciso segment of a World Cruise. Mainly English and Aussies on board. No children on this ship. Entertainment was wonderful, the ballroom dancer instructors were the highlight of our sea days aboard the ... Read more
Traderboy
Member Since 2012
1 review
151 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We joined the world cruise in Sydney with about 1000 others. It does seem a tad disappointing fore 'around the world' cruisers that they have so many fairly transient passengers with them. The standard of the food was excellent as was the ... Read more
ChesterLocksley
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have just returned from 4 nights on Arcadia, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney, part of her round-the-Pacific-and the Americas jaunt from the UK. I had a balcony cabin A13 - on Australia Deck. Very nice. Spacious, light, tea and ... Read more
Bellarae29
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First things first, flight from Manchester on the Dreamliner, very comfortable, good leg room and cases taken care of until we got to our cabins. Arrived at barbados with no fuss, ferried away on a bus to the port and enbarked straight ... Read more
MyTravelBag
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Embarkation was slow after a tiring journey but we were soon relaxed when our baggage arrived in good time.The quality of the cabin was good and comfortable but the cabin and balcony size was smaller that other similar ships. Our cabin ... Read more
The Ruskington Oldies
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Following major surgery in 2011 we changed from long haul flying and first started cruising in May 2012, and solely with P & O, sailing on Arcadia, Aurora, Adonia and Britannia, so this cruise was our eighth with P&O company in ... Read more
cruiserplenty
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 35 day trip on Oceana 8th Feb - 14th March. Prior to setting off we had been advised that our overnight in Charleston was cancelled - no alternative was offered and of course no compensation. This ... Read more
Pat65
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
We flew out of Gatwick to Barbados with Thomas Cook.Checked the luggage in and didn't see it again until it was brought to our cabin on the ship which was great. The seats don't recline which made for a less than comfortable night flight ... Read more
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survey54
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
23 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
P&O UK is “British to the bootstraps” but I do believe they are trying to be something they are not, particularly in regard to dress code and maintenance. For example, the information pack provided to passengers before ... Read more
davidsmith69
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Excellent fortnight of good weather, food and entertainment. Sensible bar prices with no added 15% gratuity - so usual pub prices. Next island is the same as the last but that is the nature of the Caribbean Islands. Itinerary ... Read more

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