We chose this cruise because of the direct flights to Barbados with no overnight hotel in, say, Miami as we have had before. The ship was lovely, the decor understated and the food was excellent. We managed to find some wonderful waiters, Gajendra and Elvis as well as Irene in the Sindhu bar area. Unfortunately many of the staff were not as friendly as we are used to and several waiters in the Peninsular could have learned to smile and respond to us better. The Epicurian was an experience for our wedding anniversary and the food was wonderful, if a little unusual at times, the staff were first class here too.
Unfortunately our holiday was spoiled by a very long delay after leaving the ship. We flew Thomson to Birmingham. I would be intrigued to hear from other passengers who flew a couple of weeks before from Barbados to Glasgow (on the same replacement plane as us) as I understand they were also delayed a long time.
However, P&O were awkward about letting my husband use his Travel Scoot Mobility aid in a normal cabin. We argued this andwere eventually allowed to take it but had to collapse it into the cabin each time (which we had no problem with).
Nice cabin, well laid out. All you could expect.
P&O should warn people that the shore around the ship is anything but wheelchair friendly. There are few if any ramps and getting anywhere proved very difficult for my husband and his mobility scooter.