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Colin King
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 helpful votes
I am surprised when I read reviews of cruises by certain P&O passengers, some of which seem to be excessively hypercritical, compared to those by people who have cruised with Celebrity, most of which are gushing with praise. I have to ... Read more
Host Sharon
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
4,073 forum posts
Oceana to Caribbean, January 2014 Thursday 2 Jan 7°C SW Force 3 What a difference a day makes – after yesterday’s floods and rain the day dawned bright and clear and I woke in time to watch Oceana sail in from ... Read more
rarespirit
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
30 forum posts
If you've seen the TV series "Benidorm" you'll have some idea of what this ship is about! Not quite as down-market but getting there. Pre-cruise and our outward journey were excellently done. Boarding a coach at M'cr Airport at 0630 ... Read more
lindamrobinson
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
My Auntie Joan and Uncle Gordon always swore that there was not other cruise line to be considered except P&O so when my husband booked a holiday on the Ventura for our first wedding anniversary I was really excited. Although I had ... Read more
jimmy9968
Member Since 2010
1 review
24 forum posts
P & O bill themselves as britains number one cruise company if they want to keep this title they need to start thinking about there passengers. Although the cabins are kept clean by the hard working cabin stewards it is not matched by ... Read more
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Sternaway
Member Since 2013
1 review
THE START... We have just spent a fortnight crossing the Atlantic on Azura, visiting Punta Delgada in the Azores, St Martin, St Kitts, Antigua, St Lucia and Barbados. What should have been an incredibly relaxing and fun holiday turned ... Read more
kersh
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,726 forum post
We travelled down from Lancashire the day before sailing and stayed in the Holiday Inn at Eastleigh. This was a comfortable hotel and a relaxing start to the cruise. Boarding was stress free as we had priority boarding and we were on ship ... Read more
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holiday addict
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
681 forum posts
Sailed November 2012
We left from Southampton had 3 days at sea then arrived in Madeira.This was followed by another 5 days at sea to then arrive in the BVI Tortola .Each day then in another island, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada and finally ending in Barbados.We ... Read more
LaMontagne
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed November 2012
We booked this cruise 10 months in advance because of cost and destinations. The size of the ship was at first daunting but we quickly aclimatised. All staff were very efficient from the time of checking in to disembarkation and flight ... Read more
ian chadwick
1 review
Sailed March 2012
Firstly let me say,That I prefer Ventura To Azura,just slight differences which sway me slightly to this preference,but no major dislikes with Azura. Firstly,flight from Manchester on Sat,was comfortable,with complimentary drinks,so well ... Read more
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John S.
1 review
Sailed March 2012
Having just returned from Azura's transatlantic cruise back to Southampton, I am wondering where the other Azura sails (which some of your reviewers have been on). I am sorry that some of them had poor holidays on the ship but our ... Read more
Totaliser
1 review
We flew on a Thomas Cook plane from Manchester to Barbados and the flight was pretty good - chair back tv screens, free drinks and a reasonable meal. On arrival in Barbados we were bussed to the ship - a distance of around ten miles ... Read more
Jane Stevens
1 review
We had previously cruised with NCL, Princess and Celebrity and were really looking forward to sampling P & O but unfortunately we were rather disappointed with some aspects of this cruise. Our flight was a Thomas Cook charter to ... Read more
louthebowler
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
433 forum posts
Not rated Sailed March 2012
We had a marvelous time the Ventura transtlantic- would have liked a few more warm days but thats just the luck of the draw. enjoyed the hassle free flight and journey to join the ship. CABIN- It was smaller than on RCI and beds seemed ... Read more
Terry Grounsell
1 review
Sailed March 2012
The holiday got off to a dissapointing start when our flight was delayed because of an outage with the baggage belt supply at Gatwick. After just over 2 hours we finally took off. The service was very slow on Thomas Cook flight. As ... Read more
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bvm49
Member Since 2009
13 reviews
589 forum posts
Background: We're 60 year old Australians with 10 previous cruises on different ships (and many different cruise lines) with which to compare. This was our first cruise on a British ship except for cruising on the original Oriana way ... Read more
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Sue Nightingale
2 reviews
We drove the 150 miles to Southampton on the day before and arrived at the port by 10-30am on 17th december. The cases were unloaded and keys handed over, and we then arranged for assistance to board. The staff were excellent staying with ... Read more
Brenda Wilson
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having cruised on Ventura we decided, my disabled son, myself and a friend, to give Azura the once over. Before you go P&O send a brochure for wheelchair users about suitable excursions, although personally we did not use it. We traveled ... Read more
swiba1
1 review
Sailed September 2011
We wanted something special and that's just what we got. Oriana is a splendai ship, if a liitle dated in places. But let's start at the begining:- Check-in and embarkation went without a hitch, you must remember this is all new to us. ( ... Read more
John Pearson
3 reviews
Sailed August 2011
Embarkation. We boarded at The Ocean Terminal for the first time and found it to be excellent. The process of handing over the car the luggage and proceeding through check in and onto the ship was pretty well seamless. Arrived at terminal ... Read more
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The Big Fish
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Have just returned from Barbados by aircraft, leaving the cruise-ship Arcadia to travel onwards to Alaska, before its return journey to Southampton sometime in June.All staff aboard the vessel were generally hard-working and polite, ... Read more
Norman Holden
1 review
Being unable to get out preferred holiday to Cuba, the agents tempted us with a cruise. At less than half what the Cuba holiday would cost, we thought what have we got to lose.From check-in at Liverpool to embarkation in Barbados, ... Read more
jwfhunts
Member Since 2000
13 reviews
14 forum posts
Having seen and been on board the Azura for a day visit while in Southampton last June, there was something about this ship that attracted me to it. I vowed to have a cruise on her at some time in the future. In March 2011, I joined her ... Read more
y bell
1 review
We have just returned from a wonderful caribbean / transatlantic cruise on the beautiful P & O Ventura.We had read all the criticisms but it was a trip that we wanted to do and the price was right!!What a lovely ship - it is vast with ... Read more
Marco Polo - Northants
1 review
We tried our first cruise last year from Dubai with Royal Caribbean. We were unsure if we liked it or not, so tried P&O this year, Transatlantic from Barbados to Southampton. We booked late and got a great deal. Had to fly from ... Read more
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