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Cruise Line
Oriana
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

101

Very Good

67

Average

53

Poor

37

Terrible

26

Cruise type

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SDP79 avatar

SDP79

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

OK Ship but engine and propulsion system are shot!

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We are experienced with cruising and this is our second trip with P&O. Not expecting too much but more for the company price per nigyt was not exactly cheap but there were not service charges or tips and everything ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cruzin.cat

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Hospital Cruise

Thinking of cruising on an extended winter sun holiday, think again if you’re under 80 as you might be sorely disappointed. Just back from 4 weeks in the Caribbean on Oriana, many people named this the Hospital ...
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Sail Date November 2018


BellinaB avatar

BellinaB

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never Again!!!!

It was nothing more than a floating retirement home.Daytime activities consisted of boring quizzes,seminars on weight loss and pain relief,watercolour painting and something called Knit and Natter (think old ladies ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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spendless

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Round Britain cruise

Party of 6. Picked this cruise because or itinerary. Appreciate Oriana is an older ship but it has had a recent overhaul. Ship is smart in a rather retro style. We made extensive use of the Lords Tavern bar which is ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Essentially

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't book it, only if you really want itinerary.

We chose it to search the Northern Lights. Erm well this ship should be labelled a Care Home at sea. Everything seemed to be geared towards the elderly. Ok let's start with the positives. The ship is classic ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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David Lef

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising is not for us

We had booked a suite. We should have been in a separate waiting area to board. However, no-one bothered to show us where this was. Embarkation was delayed by two hours+ due to computer failure. When we were ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Bakerybill

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Captain didn't expect cold weather in the Arctic

Went to see the Northern Lights which were fantastic. The ship was good but not suitable for a trip to the Arctic in Winter. There was a computer failure at check in and it took three hours for the luggage to ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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berniebourne47

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

1st time cruise

our first time cruise left us thinking would we do it again? . Once on board and got bearings the restaurant was a set meal from a menu which for us was rich for our taste and same with breakfast next morning . On ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Matriarch121

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Christmas and New Year 2018

We had never been in a Christmas Cruise before and thought it would be magical. The cruise itself was nice but as for Christmas Spirit it was lacking. The crew wearing santa hats and a 20 minute carol service by ...
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Sail Date December 2017


David Wheeler avatar

David Wheeler

12 Reviews Written

177 Helpful Votes

The Best Table Tennis facilities in the Fleet

The Oriana is an elderly but pleasant ship with good lines. She looks good. She still retains the best of the original decoration of her designers, when she was the pride of the old P & O Company. She has good ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Bridget31

8 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

The Good, The Bad, The Extraordinary and The Disappointing

We first spotted this cruise for Summer 2016, when a sail-past of the Cornish Coast and of Cape Wrath were included in the itinerary, but we were too late to book the accommodation we wanted. The 2017 cruise did not ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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HappyCruiser888

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Empty seats

We were on the P&O Oriana for a round Ireland cruise. It was our second time on this ship and we found the food much improved from the first time. However, I was disappointed with the actual dining experience. We ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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delboy22

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed on last day

We were interested to see the locations around the UK but when we arrived at Guernsey, the last port of call, the Captain refused to allow us to go ashore despite customers on the Ventura, anchored alongside, being ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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slug33ukuk

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very "BRITISH"

My wife and I just returned from a 19 day cruise on the ORIANA around the med and Adriatic.,We drove down the night before and stayed at Chilworth Manor, just to make it an extra days holiday.,Now most hotels ask ...
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Sail Date June 2017


mikey393 avatar

mikey393

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Cruise From Hell!

Wanted a cruise from. Southampton as very convenient for my mother living in Portsmouth. Itinerary sounded interesting La Rochelle, Santander, La Corona & Guernsey. We booked an outside cabin on deck 9 aft & tried ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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neighbours 9/ll

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Fantastic holiday, pity about the ship!

Having taken a cruise 2 years ago on Oceana we made a decision never to travel with P&O again, however, as they were the only cruise company making this trip we had no choice and booked the Northern Lights Cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Annie S avatar

Annie S

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Different Cruise with Some Magical Highlights

The ship is smaller than the other cruises we have been on and being all adults was a bonus . It does move and creak more than the modern ships and we did have a storm for a day and a half which was quite ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Wendy Channing

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Boring - little effort made by P&O

I was so looking forward to my first Christmas Cruise - but 16 nights later I was glad to disembark- disappointed is an understatement - the entertainment was dreadful - and the entertainment team - all five of them ...
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Sail Date December 2016


PAT19 avatar

PAT19

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

CHRISTMAS FUN ???????

The ship is looking tired and is still noisy at times; especially when docking or leaving port. We booked this cruise because we wanted a JOLLY CHRISTMAS holiday. What we actually got was P & O's care home at sea ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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GillMau

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Noise still ringing in my ears

Oriana is our favourite cruise ship and have sailed on her 4 times but she is in desperate need of a major overhaul the noise in the dining room from the engine room made it impossible to hold a conversation with ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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cruzin.cat

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

An OK cruise

Your luggage is taken from you as soon as you arrive at the port for delivery to your cabin which is great. Embarkation was reasonably efficient. No compulsory hand sanitization though which was rather surprising. ...
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Sail Date August 2016


MaryBall avatar

MaryBall

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cabin not soundproofed.

I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the dates. Some of my friends said to me ''oh you are not going on that old tub'' so I did not have high expectations. However, on boarding the ship I found it to ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Pollypops

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Cutbacks really showing.

We booked this cruise a year ago as, with TEN ports of call, it seemed remarkably good value TheShip ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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EastSussex8

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise; shame about the noise.

We like cruising with P & O, but we did have issues with this cruise, mostly to do with the location of our cabin. We were on the lowest aft cabin deck (D) in a balcony cabin, and dined in the Oriental Restaurant, ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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SAMMIBLACK

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, shame about the ship!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


Oriana Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.7
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.1
Fitness Recreation3.6
Family2.03
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