We are experienced with cruising and this is our second trip with P&O. Not expecting too much but more for the company price per nigyt was not exactly cheap but there were not service charges or tips and everything in UK £'s. 3 night trip with friend for birthday. Bit of a blow to start as ship had a "technical" problem so would not sail on Friday but midday on Saturday to allow for repairs. Disappointed but we would get over it. Then the Captain revised this, for us to leave earlier on Saturday morning so we were cheered up a bit.
Embarkation was very smooth and quick. Went to get buffet lunch which was typical P&O roast beef that was fine but not exceptional - as was the case with nearly all meals on board but it was what we were expecting. Then a drink in the Lords Tavern bar. Largish bar with seats very close together. Asked for a Pina Colada - Whoops not on the list so no. Asked about the 3 taster beer selections - Whoops this not available either - I sensed a theme here!
Ship looked in generally good condition though a very dated. Liked the Tiffany ceiling at the Tiffany bar and the other smaller bars such as Anderson's. Pacific lounge looked good too.
Cabin ready so we then went to A157 - outside with shower over a bath -wow a bath! Yes it had a bath but I have to say why? So small that only a child could really get in comfortably and the real trick was that you could not sit on the toilet as the bath was in the way. I really have to imagine how someone could actually sit down and design this and think it was a good idea! Colour scheme pink and dated but the taps to bath and basin were new and clean. Slight problem with shower was that the controls were so low down they were difficult to reach and if the water as to hot or cold you either got scalded or frozen trying to adjust it. Plenty of wardrobe space for this size of cabin there was a 3rd wardrobe but no hangers! Silly me forgetting to bring them. Only on board for 3 nights so did not need the extra space. There is also a safe in this wardrobe, it is about a foot off the floor and about 3 inches deep so you could not fit even a small jewelry case in it. Passports and cash only I am afraid. TV is a small flat screen with intermittent remote control.