We booked this cruise because it is a new ship with the P&O fleet. We had been to these ports last August so the itinary was not an issue to us.
First sight of the ship when we arrived in Southhampton was 'wow', the size of the ship is huge and the passenger count was going to be a large one.
First impressions were good and we boarded quickly, and were directed up to the Horizon Restaurant where lunch was being served. This was the usual 'bun fight' for the embarkation but not too much of a worry, looking around the various areas of cold and hot offerings.