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56 P&O Venice Cruise Reviews

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Tycastell
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After a fabulous 2015 Christmas and New Year trip on Oceana scoring top marks in review categories we decided to go back to what was our favourite ship so far, however too much refit work going on around the ship, too many areas blocked ... Read more
postcardswansea
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 forum posts
20 helpful votes
This was a first cruise for my husband, and my second. We chose this cruise because the ports of call interested us; P&O's Oceana just happened to be the ship. I'd started reading these forums only after we'd pretty much decided to ... Read more
Janda43
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just about nothing went well on this cruise. I am a wheelchair user and we are always the last off the plane and a nice Italian lady came to push me through passport control and left me at the exit door where I was greeted (not) by P ... Read more
Newtocruises77
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first cruise and we did have a good holiday but the boat is worn. it fell below expectations. We have been to many 4/5 star hotels and if our room was like our cabin I would have asked to be moved. I read another review than ... Read more
NettyP
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Oceana is quite a small ship, to be honest it is very dated , i triped over numerous carpets that were coming away, uncomfy dipping beds , dirty windows, scratches and marks everywhere. activities were poor, most of the entertainment ... Read more

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Andy Mullins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Décor and External appearance - a tad tired, well below expectations... Food - plenty available, however only average quality in all restaurant's Puddings & Cakes - below average Draught Lager - Carling? I don't think ... Read more
Hob123
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Yes the ship is a little dated,but they do everything right on this ship with marvellous staff to the food.the only gripe I can think of is the entertainment which I thought was only average. We used the plaza restaurant a lot due to ... Read more
Arthurwait
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We took a late booking for this trip around Italy (Venice to Genoa) and the first time on Oceana. Having read some negative reviews I was slightly apprehensive but was soon won over by the quiet and elegant charm of this ship. While it ... Read more
Abi_80
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
As a first time cruiser I didn't really know what to expect but I had a fantastic holiday. The other option was a 5* all inclusive deal somewhere and this was much better value and not much more expensive in the school holidays. ... Read more
DursleyCruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was my families second cruise after travelling with Carnival in 2012 on the Carnival Breeze. The first thing we noticed that the Breeze was three weeks old when we sailed on it, the Oceana is 11 or 12 years old and looks it from the ... Read more

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Lytham Scotty
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
12th P&O cruise in 18 months (my last!!). Oceana is being allowed to "rot" in the Med with rust everywhere. The rusting balconies are well documented. The hull is a disgrace with rust along just about every weld line. Try ... Read more
Triplalot
Member Since 2015
1 review
226 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The excellent: The itinerary was very good which is why we picked this cruise. We particularly enjoyed Kotor, Dubrovnik and the sail in to Venice. We renewed our vows on board and this was organized professionally by the wedding ... Read more
Samscruises
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from 7 night cruise on this old tired ship. After cruising mostly with Thomson`s and NCL we thought we would try P@O as the dates suited my time off work. Expecting a better standard to reflect the price we paid!!!!!!!! how ... Read more
Okraf
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Thomson flights and P&O organisation into/out of airports and cruise terminals was very good. But we got on board at 12pm and didn't see our cases until 8:30pm after we'd eaten. We had to spend all day in the clothes we travelled in ... Read more
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jo307
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The other half and I have sailed with P and O a few times now and each time we come away feeling that things need to change! We booked this cruise around 10 days before we sailed as we thought the itinerary was great and the last minute ... Read more
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Nigeljodie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Just returned from 7 night cruise from Venice to Genoa Very well organised from airport to ship sadly waited 5 hours for luggage to arrive at cabin. Ports very good, entertainment quite good . 3 good acts on twice, could not get into ... Read more
AntFan68
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
Having been Cruise virgins we did not know what to expect. We hadn't even been abroad for 20 years so we were both a bit apprehensive - we booked the cruise as a present to each other for our 25th Anniversary. From the moment we stepped ... Read more
paradisemerton
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just back from a wonderful two week cruise on Oceana to/from Venice via Corfu, Kotor, Naples, MonteCarlo, Livorno, Genoa, Civitavecchia and of course Venice. Overall highly impressed with the ship, not too big, very clean, wonderfully ... Read more
Pyer
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
2 nights in Venice at Hilton Garden Inn just 5 mins.bus ride to Venice. Borded quickly and were slightly disappointed having previously sailed on Cunard Elizabeth. Oceana is showing her age a little with worn wood and signs of rust. We ... Read more
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turner_john15
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just finished a superb cruise aboard Oceana and was once again delighted with all round standard. Cruised on Ventura last year on same itinery but must state that the food on board Oceans was much much better. Nothing wrong with Ventura's ... Read more

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Quilly
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
An excellent start to cruising. The flight from Manchester was ridiculously early which meant our first day was a bit of a washout as we were to tired to see Venice. This was made up for by the views from the balcony leaving port ... Read more
Presto2
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
3,889 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We treated ourselves to a 7 day cruise from 8th April to 15th in the Med. We sailed from Venice and visited Kotor, Corfu, sailed through the Messina Straits, Rome and Monte Carlo. How would we sum up the week in one word? BRILLIANT. ... Read more
Robbo123
Member Since 2009
1 review
184 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
After a few years away from P&O we tried again, and were very disappointed by the seven days The flight to Venice was delayed by the French air-traffic controllers, so that resulted in a late arrival at the ship, with very little of ... Read more
C0l0nel
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Having been disappointed on other cruise lines sailing from Venice due to the chaotic and drawn out Embarkation / Disembarkation organisation this was an absolute pleasure. We handed in our bags at Birmingham and only saw them in our ... Read more
Molly Printemps
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and, on the whole, we thoroughly enjoyed it. I can’t praise P&O enough for the extremely smooth transition from Venice Marco Polo airport to the ship. We didn’t have the usual scrum round the ... Read more

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