We sailed on ORIANA from our home port of Southampton on May 3 for a 17 day cruise, had not been on this ship for six years and learning it was having a refit in November, i was a lttle concerned , but tese proved foundless, the ship is in excellent condition, immaculately clean ,the decor athough a little aged now was in good condition, the food was the best we have had tis year and this was our third cruise of 2011, also top class entertainment, quite alot to do on board as opposed to the other ships we have sailed on, an excelleent movie shown daily , and a chance to learn bridge, which i attemted and not only did i enjoy but i made many friends, the ports were good, and disembarcation was well done, mostly with folk meeting on the quatside and collecting their stickers, whereas normally one has to congregate in the theatre, the arrival on the ship was good as when we departed, not the usual crowds of passengers crowding around.the Captain HAMISH REID is one of the most amusing Captains ever, and when he retires in August i think he will be missed.The evening they did Call my Bluff, was the funniest thing imaginable, which he participated in,
All in all a great trip, and i now look forward to our next two which will be on AZURA and OCEANIA
I think we will stick with P/O for a while as i cannot think of anything negative to say.
Adequate size plenty of drwer space and a roomy wardrobe the only drawback is the safe which is almost on the floor and difficult for we elderly to access
Tea making facilities replaced daily, steward was very helpful and kept the cabin neat and tidy.towels changed daily and regular change of bedlinen