We chose this cruise because the itinerary was great and the price was too good to give up. We have travelled with P&O before and although a budget cruise line the service has always been good.
This ship was fine. Old but refurbished. Food was good but P&O continue to make cutbacks. As an example, if you don't finish a bottle of wine at dinner they will not keep it until the following evening. You must take it with you. Our cabin did not have a fridge. No ice bucket was provided at the table when we initially purchased the wine and we had to constantly ask for an ice bucket when we returned. It seemed unsafe on many levels to have people wandering the ship with bottles of wine.
Another example: There are no table cloths on the tables in the Waterfront restaurant. This may be fine when the tables are new but now they are chipping and look very ordinary. Tea and coffee was not offered to us once at dinner.
Lovely cabin but with three days to go they asked us to vacate the cabin and store our valuables securely so that they could recarpet it mid cruise! Seemed strange.
We loved it but crowded and hectic. A lot of older passengers found it quite distressing.