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Britannia (Photo: P&O Cruises)
  • P&O Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

  • Who goes on P&O Cruises cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a P&O Cruises cruise?

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P&O Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on P&O Cruises cruise ships?

The line is aimed squarely at Brits, and that's pretty well the only nationality you'll find abroad at any time of year, wherever the ship is based. The demographic varies drastically depending on the type of ship and time of year. The adults-only ships tend to attract couples of 55-years plus; the family-friendly ones will attract families during the holiday periods, and then revert to 55+ couples outside of school holidays. Age will skew lower on the mini-break cruises to Europe and the Channel Islands.

P&O Cruises is also aimed squarely at Middle England -- it's not upmarket and not "bucket and spade". The line is about as typically British as you can get.

Do I have to dress up on a P&O Cruises cruise?

P&O cruisers veer on the side of smart during the evening (not Cunard smart, but certainly not casual or scruffy), with casual during the day -- shorts, T-shirts, baseball caps and flip flops are perfectly acceptable day wear. On Gala nights passengers tend to make an effort and you'll see a range of clothing from ball gowns and black tie to and dark suits and long dresses and heels.

Is everything free on P&O Cruises cruises?

No, though tips are included in the price of the cruise and you won't find the rampant upcharging you get on US lines. You'll pay extra for speciality restaurants, adults-only relaxation areas, the spa (treatments and thermal suite access), alcoholic and soft drinks.

What are P&O Cruises’s most popular activities?

P&O Cruises does not go in for adrenaline-filled activities like the US ships, so you won't even find a climbing wall even on the largest ships, let alone simulated skydiving, dodgems or simulated surfing. Daytime activities across the fleet consist of Daily activities range from the old-time favourites such as deck quoits, shuffleboard and table tennis to line dancing and party dance classes plus plenty of quizzes throughout the day including a pub challenge.

Why go with P&O Cruises?

P&O Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Good return to cruising but chaotic at times

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Cooltocruise1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Very disappointing

The main problem with this cruise was the change of port from Amsterdam to Cherbourg and le havre which we were informed the night before sailing by email P&O gave £50 on board spend as compensation great but we lost money due to pre booking attractions in Amsterdam ourselves not through P&O no compensation for that.The entertainment was reasonable but seemed to be a bit sparce around the ship resident band pulse as good as always, Izzy paloma always enjoyable and headliners were good only got to 2 shows due to the problems with getting a dining table so missed out on the other acts.Read More
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Phil26658

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Return to Azura after eight years

We only had one week, but it was a chance to visit Croatia and to see Malta again.I enjoyed Croatia very much and would be happy to visit again.Read More
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elizabethannie

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Not as good as previous cruises on this ship but ok

One night we were asked if me wanted to share and we said ok (meridian) so was took to a table that was empty at the time for 8 people after 15 mins no one else turned up so we asked to be moved to a table for 2 which was a bit irritating.The headliners put on two shows both of which were ok but a little problem with some of the harmonies, that said we heard that 3 members had been sent home so maybe the replacements were just bedding in.Read More
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technoman

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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