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245 P&O Senior Cruise Reviews
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Bellarae29
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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
23 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
22 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
securitypaperman
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Cabin #8061 Everything came together on this cruise. This was our second cruise on Oceana. We boarded the ship 3:00 in the afternoon after taking a tour of Miami. We were surprised to find our luggage at our room within 10 minutes ... Read more
bobtheboatman
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
in jan the weather in uk is rubbish so why not do a caribean cruise from southampton to break up the winter . .the drive from scotland is 450 m so we stop near oxford for an overnight break and then on to southampton the folowing day.the ... Read more
The Travelling Artist
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Ventura sailed on the 18th of January from Southampton for the Caribbean, returning to Southampton on 15th February. The itinerary took in Madeira, then a string of Caribbean Islands including Barbados, St Lucia, Martinique, St Kitts, ... Read more
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jeym
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed January 2016
Travel Journey from Manchester was comfortable -Thomas Cook. Adequate service. Transfer to ship from Barbados airport was easy and efficient as always. Buses were waiting on Tarmac for the 40-50 minute journey. On arrival at ship ... Read more
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Sal1946
Member Since 2012
1 review
41 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The sea crossing across the Atlantic was far too long going via Tenerife as was the crossing coming home. A possible 6 day crossing was 11days both ways with roughish seas and cold weather. A roof over the pool would have made it nicer. ... Read more
keithbuster
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Returned on the 8th Feb from a 35 night cruise on P and O "Oceana" from the Caribbean , I wrote to the CEO of P and O some two and a half weeks ago by recorded delivery. Had absolutely no response. I e-mailed a contact there ... Read more
Potty Terracotta
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
20 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Embarkation at Southampton using new colour coded timing was painless, smooth and efficient and soon we were in our cabin - a balcony cabin on C deck, starboard side, The first thing that struck me was that the cabins have not been ... Read more
Walllis
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
If this was our first cruise we would have thought well it was OK but, we have had 3 cruises in total so we had something to compare this cruise with. The balcony cabin was the smallest we had been in and not a lot of room for a lengthy ... Read more
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griffster
Member Since 2015
1 review
59 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
my husband and I took our first ever cruise on board P/O VENTURA on the 2 January 2016. we stayed overnight on the 1 jan at wetherby service hotel, and cruise connect picked us up the following morning at 7.30. we had a good run down to ... Read more
supapete
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
How lucky are these cruise companies to keep such loyal, hardworking crew ?! On this ship (as on Fred Olsen Boudicca my other review) almost to a "man" they worked hard for long hours regardless of start/finish time whilst ,no ... Read more
sailingdanjo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our fifth P and O cruise, our third to the Caribbean. Having read many poor reviews of Britannia, we boarded in Barbados (after an excellent Dreamliner flight from UK) with some apprehension. Initial impression of the public ... Read more
scottydragon
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The cruise was advertised as Christmas and New Year, but there was no atmosphere for either. The decorations looked as if they had been bought at Poundland not at all what we experienced on our previous Christmas Cruise to the Caribbean ... Read more
Horstead
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
The food in the Meridian Restaurant and the service was appalling as was the food in the Belvedere, as a result I have managed to lose 8 lb in weight not what you would expect to lose on a cruise. We did not experience the food in the ... Read more
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Horstead
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 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
3 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
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes
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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