Oriana, a friendly ship: Oriana Cruise Review by keithjoy
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Oriana, a friendly ship
Destination: Canary Islands
All the crew on board were friendly, helpful and efficient , our waiters in the Oriental restaurant, Danesh, Nelson and Ferdy were great and made our evening meals all the more enjoyable, as did our six table companions, set dining on a table for eight can be a lottery but we struck lucky and made good More friends for the fortnight. Food was often good, sometime only just OK, Wine and drinks prices very reasonable and a good reason alone to cruise with P&O I think. Afternoon tea in the Peninsular restaurant was not as good as we experienced on Oceana, less choice and quantity of sandwiches and cakes. whether this is down to the individual ships or a general cost cutting by P&O I don't know.. There is a good choice in the buffet style 'smash & grab' sorry 'Conservatory' eating place, it's all right if you get there really early in the morning otherwise it doesn't fit with most peoples image of elegant cruising, quite entertaining when the ship was really rolling in those high seas though.
Theatre shows were good and the cinema is nice, although showing an odd choice of rather dark films at times. despite a few gripes overall my wife and I had a great time and will cruise again and with P&O ( if they don't do any more cost cutting and the drinks prices stay reasonable of course.) Less
Cabin review: A208
Pleasant cabin with bath and shower, very comfortable queen bed, all spotlessly clean and serviced really well by our cabin steward.