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P&O Cruises Cruises

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Britannia (Photo: P&O Cruises)
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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

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Prinny17

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Ship too big for Fjords

Beware if u book this u need good weather as Iona is just too big for the fjords.I have previously been to the fjords twice in much worse weather and the ships been able to get in.Read More
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Sparkey193

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Bitter Disappointment

As stated above, we missed the port of Olden - probably the most anticipated one of the cruise, due to poor weather and whilst I agree that safety is paramount, P&O offered no recompense to passengers for skipping this – despite themselves saving money on Fuel & Port fees.The ship also did not cruise through Innvikfjorden NOR Nordfjord therefore we saw no Fjords at all on our trip.Read More
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D0gbaws

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Cruise mis-sold as a fjord cruise - its not!!

This really should be sold as a Norwegian coastal cruise with one scenic fjord day and with a warning that if you miss the Olden stop you will not see a scenic fjord at all.After a first stop at Stavanger we were due to go to Olden and cruise by the scenic Fjords.Read More
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jonwilliams100

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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