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70 P&O Repositioning Cruise Reviews
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Sailor 5
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Do not pay any attention to poor reviews about this ship..... This was our 2nd cruise on Ventura,and there was nothing at all negative about our time onboard.Some people,it seems,just have to moan about something.P and O are a good ... Read more
kitkatkaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Hygiene was a concern, a used tissue on the gangway on embarkation. Cabin was OK, but was unwell and had nosebleeds, told by cabin steward when asking for clean sheets that this was not a hotel and they change the sheets every 3 days. No ... Read more
Clodia
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
389 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Azura Transatlantic: not the cruise from Hell! Warning: long review! Just back from this cruise, with my oldest friend; it was certainly “interesting” and actually made me realise how P and O cruises (of which this was my ... Read more
gymswim
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
179 forum posts
16 helpful votes
I thought I would focus my review on the features of this lovely new ship I loved the most. Overall the interior of the ship is stunning. The variety of finishes of wood, fabrics, metal and marble used with effective lighting accents ... Read more
bluegirl06
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise with P&O having previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, celebrity, NCL and Thomson. We didn't read the reviews until after we had booked it and once I saw them I was expecting very little. The cruise was a ... Read more
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kalos
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,403 forum post
17 helpful votes
This transatlantic cruise for us personally was our best yet . Many thanks to the P&O advisors who gave us excellent pre cruise help and advice. Same goes for you guys here on Critics, many thanks. Also the flight from ... Read more
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jetset763
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Just back from the Barbados to Southampton Transatlantic. We were left feeling very disappointed. We don't usually moan and we never try to find fault with things but there was so many obvious problems that we just found the whole ... Read more
Banjo_uk
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
22 helpful votes
I had read numerous reviews about this vessel and in general they did not make for good reading but I joined the ship with an open mind. First impressions were good, a modern ship with what looked like modern facilities but this ... Read more
daves147
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 helpful votes
We are mid 50s husband and wife and have cruised for nearly 20 years more than 20 times. We have been with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, P&O, Cunard, Ocean Village, Regent, Holland America and NCL. (P&O three times now - ... Read more
Humbermart
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Having read most of the reviews of the Britannia, we were a little concerned about what would be in store for us, have spent over £3K just on the booking. This would be our fourth cruise, having previously sailed with; Cunard/QE2, ... Read more
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SH56
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
23 helpful votes
Very disappointed to see our cruise came down by 50% a few weeks before. This is the second time this has happened to us. My advice would be to not book early with P&O. Our cabin was situated mid ship, there was no access to any ... Read more
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rosielom
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Previously cruised on nearly all of P&O fleet so were a bit apprehensive prior to cruise due reviews but really enjoyed Britannia. We have done the repositioning cruise before on Ventura so were happy for the number of sea days and ... Read more
Saltertongirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Had been looking forward to a break, flew from Bournemouth Dreamliner up-grade for extra leg room..... my husband enjoys a G & T inflight only 6 cans Tonic on board for the whole plane. Arrived Barbados smooth transfer, strange ... Read more
K1200r
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise as we have never traveled with P&O before. We have however traveled with Cunard, Princess and MSC and didn't think P&O would be a lower star rating. Prior to the cruise, we found that the ... Read more
frank1001
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
450 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Boarding at Valparaiso went well. Our cabin was great, and we were on G deck, the lowest passenger deck. The cabin was very clean, and certainly larger than what we have had with other cruise lines at a similar level. What was good ... Read more
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izzywalker
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Lovely ship - quite understated decor. Voyage great - one sea day over the Bay of Biscay a little rolling felt a little sea sick but soon overcame it. Food very good - Buffet excellent, Dinner - did not offer cheese and biscuits ... Read more
happy2golf
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
31 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
Having read quite a few negative reviews and comments about Britannia in her first few months of operation, we set off on our journey to Southampton with open minds, determined to try her for ourselves and to have a great cruise. We were ... Read more
holiday addict
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
681 forum posts
WE set sail in rainy conditions but the weather soon picked up as we were on our way to Tenerife, an Itinerary change that occurred just before we were to go. However i enjoyed the Mt Teide cable car trip even though we had to queue for ... Read more
ParGolf1949
Member Since 2015
1 review
Two week cruise on Britannia from Southampton to Caribbean via Madeira, sailing on 23rd October 2015. Four days before sailing P&O advised the ship would call at Tenerife instead of Madeira - disappointing as we had been to Tenerife ... Read more
kclarke
Member Since 2015
1 review
I Suppose you get what you pay for. Our experience of cruising is limited and entirely related to late booking saver fares involving allocated interior cabins. Presumably, any responses to complaints (and any sympathy) is likely to be ... Read more
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Macca1191
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Having previously cruised with Princess, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity my wife and I were looking forward to travelling with P&O on, what we believed, would be a 'de luxe' cruising experience. How wrong were we!! On arrival ... Read more
Davet34
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
We cruised on Ventura in 20014 and had a excellent holiday,We had no reservations in booking the P&O Azura transatlantic cruise from Barbados calling at St Lucia, Antigua, St Maarten and the Azores, finishing at Southampton with a ... Read more
MarkRice
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
This was our first ever cruise and I must say it was an experience of a lifetime and it won’t be our last. If you have never cruised before there were a number of things to consider before booking the cruise. Type of Cruise The ... Read more
caul1234
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
My husband and I have just returned from our first cruise. We were on P & O Azura for 15 nights from Southampton to Barbados. We had a great time definitely one of our best holidays. From the moment we arrived at the Southampton ... Read more
happy2golf
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
There's a lot that's right about Oriana. Our main impression was of a well designed ship with lovely public rooms which were fit for purpose. The Pacific Lounge isn't huge but a good size for a medium-sized ship and it offers much better ... Read more
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