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97 P&O Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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36
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20
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18
Poor
12
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kitkatkaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
385 forum posts
10 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
mrobbin1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We embarked on P&O Arcadia on the 11th September 2016 at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton on a transatlantic cruise to New York and the Eastern Seaboard including Canada. It was one more destination ticked off our Bucket List. We had ... Read more
Jayjaybee
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The cruise was pretty good overall despite having some adverse weather on both outbound and inbound journeys. However the ship seems to handle the swell pretty good. Sadly the ship is showing signs of age and a constant sewage smell was ... Read more
Extremely-Disappointed
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our first cruise on the Azura and last! We flew from Gatwick to Barbados and joined the ship there. We had to wait hours for our suitcases to be delivered to our cabin and then it was a rush to attend the muster drill and go for ... Read more
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kalos
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,402 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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SGrier23
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
This is my first Cruise review, although I have done many on TripAdvisor. This review if of our recent cruise holiday from Barbados to Southampton, finishing on Friday 25th March 2016. P&O Britannia is a massive ship, with over ... Read more
rsoarer
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Britannia Cruise Barbados ~ Southampton - Balcony Stateroom E312 We are a retired couple and enjoy travelling the world, we have been on 10 cruises this was the worst one by miles...! Here is a copy of the complaints letter I sent to ... Read more
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
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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
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
Tikali
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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murphyjim
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
PRE TRIP We had toured the ship and 3 other P&O Cruises boats several months before and we were tres happy with Oceana because its interior is finished in a trad liner style with an excellent gentlemen's club bar and classy atrium ... 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
Teddygate
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We were on the first leg (Southampton to Rio) of a round the world cruise, then had an extension (not booked through P&O) to see the Iguassu falls and finally a stay in Rio. Embarkation was quick and easy. We arrived about an hour ... Read more
SAMMIBLACK
Member Since 2007
1 review
78 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as soon as it was offered, ie day one. This 'American Adventure' was P&O's first try at a 50 day UK to UK round trip, taking us to the Caribbean, Central America and the southern States, eg Florida, New Orleans ... Read more
Silveranna
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
A budget cruise at a designer price!! We are in our 40/50's and found the food to be worse than hospital food. Much worse than you could cook yourself. The ship is in serious need of maintenance, cleaning and decoration. It is a ... Read more
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Niall Fleming
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We booked this cruise on 26 May 2015. In the booking process we rapidly discovered that you cannot book the "premium" return flight via the P&O website, you have to phone in. We then noticed that the confirmation did not ... Read more
aingarth
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was the maiden transatlantic voyage of the new Britannia, a new ship and only our second ever cruise. we had been really looking forward to it and in many ways we were not at all disappointed. 1 The ship is large, clean and ... Read more
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
6415
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
My first time on P&O and most definitely my last. Having cruised many times on Royal Caribbean and also Princess Cruises my wife and I decided to give P&O a go as they had just launched the new Britannia. I can honestly say that ... Read more
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fozzrez
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have just returned from 14 days on the Britannia, sailing from Southampton across the Atlantic to the Caribbean before flying back from Barbados. First impressions on entering the ship was not good, the atrium was like sitting in a ... Read more
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