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98 P&O Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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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
Captain Pete
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We too have returned from the Neww Orleans cruise, and would also agree with most of what's already been written. We were also freedon dining, and the food was like school meals. Veg was invariably overcooked, the quality of the meat was ... Read more
shooter0163
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We too have just returned from the New Orleans cruise and would agree with 95% of the previous comments .We thought that most (not all) the professional entertainers were good. Where we strongly agree and on which we would like to ... 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
tyreman1
Member Since 2013
1 review
Although we have cruised a couple of other times with different cruise lines, and we really should have known better than to take to much notice of the bad reviews, we were a touch apprehensive when holiday time arrived.The check in at ... Read more
marr63
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
After a problem with my parents having to cancel britannia maiden voyage they had a huge deposit outstanding so the 4 of us ended up on Ventura if I am honest not our first choice !!! But do not be put off please ! A relaxed ship with a ... Read more
geekess
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first P& O cruise and it was a near hit , but had too many misses! We booked a deluxe superior balcony cabin. We were promised little extras such as a bottle of champagne, dressing gown, canapés, fruit basket and ... Read more
Easterfeaster
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
I am writing this review after having read the previous review "Bad Bad World Cruise". I echo the comments whole heartedly but I thought it was just us that had an unlucky experience. We are experienced cruisers but had never ... Read more
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michaelsusan
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2014
This is our first time with p and o would definitely recommend them the coach journey from Manchester to Southampton dock was very well organised as was the embarkation at Southampton. our cabin was an inside on deck 10 just forward of ... 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
RobboM
Member Since 2009
1 review
330 forum posts
Sailed March 2014
This was our first cruise with P&O since 2010 as we decided to try out other cruise lines and had for the last three years had cruised with RCI. We were a little apprehensive as we had read a few recent reviews that were less than ... 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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yummpette
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2014
Cruised many times and have accepted that "quality" is not available today, cut backs rule. And I am guessing the cruise industry doesn't care, whichever cruise line. Sailed most of them and one can be good in one area and another in ... Read more
witzie
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
I don't know if it's P&O's intention to target only British customers, but that certainly seems to be the case with the Arcadia. This ship gives almost no concessions to international travelers who would likely find the food ... 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
John8906
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2013
We have done the Transatlantic cruise on board Ventura and Azura for the past few years each time the services you get has been getting poorer and poorer The meals in the main restraunt are becoming ordinary and the level of attention you ... Read more
mickvan
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
Traveled down to Southampton with the complimentary coach provided from Manchester airport which was stress free. On arrival at Southampton unfortunately the check in at the terminal had technical issue's and held up the check in procedure ... Read more
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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
Gymmonster
Member Since 2011
1 review
79 forum posts
We booked the cruise through P&O and their after sales service was very good, the few questions we had were answered promptly, booking the shore excursions on line was easy and we did this in early December to make sure we got the ones ... Read more
PORT ROYAL
Member Since 2009
1 review
2,110 forum posts
Hi Guys, Many CC members have posted as to what they did and who they saw etc when cruising on the Azura. However, having just returned from the ship sailing the Caribbean and T/A, I thought to give a review of my actual experiences, ... 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
ladyconky
Member Since 2012
1 review
17 forum posts
Sailed March 2013
We thought the price, including flight to Barbados too good to miss and booked, "on a whim." We were not to be disappointed as our travel arrangements(even allowing for the fact that we had to start from Toulouse)were completely ... Read more
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