We have cruised with another cruise line sixteen times, the last one was dire in all it's glory. Some friends of ours who also had the same experience decided to try P&O in 2016. They said that they had had a good time and the food was good. Unfortunately in June 2017 something had changed the food was forgettable, unless of course you like: Cottage pie: Sausage & mash: Fish & chips: Beef burgers: Spaghetti: Curry (repeated most nights in the Conservatory Cafeteria); At least the vegetables were seasoned and cooked properly. The food in the dining room didn't fare much better but the choice was better. Naturally should you wish to eat well then put your hand into your pocket and withdraw circa £20.00 per person to eat in the alternative themed restaurants which also charged additional prices for other speciality meals. The themed restaurants on many cruise ships are simply taking the mick! Why should I want fork out (excuse the pun) more money to eat decent food when w've just spent over 3 grand getting onboard and that doesn't include drinks etc. The excursions were hampered by cold wet and windy weather in all locations apart from Lisbon

Forgettable Food & Weather

Oriana Cruise Review by Lepre

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window
We have cruised with another cruise line sixteen times, the last one was dire in all it's glory. Some friends of ours who also had the same experience decided to try P&O in 2016. They said that they had had a good time and the food was good. Unfortunately in June 2017 something had changed the food was forgettable, unless of course you like: Cottage pie: Sausage & mash: Fish & chips: Beef burgers: Spaghetti: Curry (repeated most nights in the Conservatory Cafeteria); At least the vegetables were seasoned and cooked properly. The food in the dining room didn't fare much better but the choice was better.

Naturally should you wish to eat well then put your hand into your pocket and withdraw circa £20.00 per person to eat in the alternative themed restaurants which also charged additional prices for other speciality meals.

The themed restaurants on many cruise ships are simply taking the mick! Why should I want fork out (excuse the pun) more money to eat decent food when w've just spent over 3 grand getting onboard and that doesn't include drinks etc.

The excursions were hampered by cold wet and windy weather in all locations apart from Lisbon
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Cabin Review

Outside Stateroom with Window
Cabin EA D1907
Kept clean by our cabin steward, comfortable but a little small compared to the other cruise line company, bathroom was okay but the shower only had a draw curtain and sometimes you would have your own very private lake! The TV was limited, not interactive and when at sea the GPS signal disappeared altogether.
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