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424 P&O Cruise Reviews


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Bombay Bird

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

World Cruise

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This was to be our holiday of our lifetime and had spent many years saving up for it. We had previously sailed with Princes cruises for several weeks at a time and it was marvellous and could not fault it, from the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Avast Behind

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Need to do better.

The Ventura cruise departed on ,11the February for a USA/Caribbean cruise of some 35 days. Initial impressions of the ship were a bit mixed, some good, some less so. Our cabin was a balcony on deck 12, a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Biffothebear

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Appalling smell

Several previous cruises with P&O. This one ruined - not because of the cancelled port visits (due to the current virus panic) which the captain handled well - but because the ship stank of sewage. We had ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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LJventura

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded, poor organisation, poor management and very poor entertainment

Made a mistake by booking Ventura - Very noisy ship especially in the atrium with dance classes going on all day so unable to relax in the bar or coffee lounge. This went on in the evening so instead of having a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jdohants

6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

A Tired Ship, Dreadful Music

We did the same cruise last year, when it was somewhat better. This ship is going in for refurbishment and it certainly needs it. The cabin toilet failed on four days, we had to seek puiblic toilets. The carpets are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jjlondon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Standards have dropped on P&O

We chose this cruise as we have been on Ventura before. I can't express how disappointed I and the rest of my party were. The headliners seemed under rehearsed, the special guests weren't special - comedians that ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Adrian G

7 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Oh Dear......

All temperatures in Celcius. Times in the 24 hour format. Currency onboard GB£ Embarkation/Disembarkation. I flew from Manchester (UK) on a Dreamliner. My bag was checked in and I went through the usual ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Gerslad

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I would avoid P&O, this ship!

Ship was looking very tired. Really poor layout! Unnecessary amount of black tie nights for no real reason. New Year’s Eve wasn’t even 1 of these for which they did nothing special. The buffet was of ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Mattywoos

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

P&O poorly operated.

My experience on P and O cruises was a first however it sure will be my last. The buffet food is the same each night and is of a low standard. The entertainment onboard was next to none and they had an awful ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Menosey

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Due for refit, so poor food. Poor Management

This was our second cruise ,we traveled with a completely different cruise line on our first and the difference was more than evident. As there are are lot of hardworking staff on the ship our observations are not ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Mr Q

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Underwhelming

Both My wife & I having cruised before were looking for an enjoyable Christmas with warm weather, good accomadation, tasty food and entertainment/ activities and good service We found The Azura to be lacking on ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Gill Sims

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very, very disappointing

This was our first cruise with P&O having cruised several times previously with Princess. We chose P&O due to the convenience of a direct flight from Manchester to Barbados. We will not be choosing P&O again and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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woodley

3 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Not quite what I was expecting

We chose this cruise for the Itinerary. We have done 38 cruises with many different cruise lines but this was our first with P&O. From reading boards before hand I was lead to believe this was a slightly up market ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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1871 supporter

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

P&O cost cutting

Give Ventura another try as this was only cruise from Southampton for Oct school holidays. This time not impressed with Ventura. Check in was quite slow Once on board we went to buffet, very poor selection ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Devanet

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cost Cutting and exorbitant on board prices

This was a last minute cruise booking because we had to cancel our earlier booking on Azura due to having to care for my mum. We have been cruising now for 4 years, my wife loves it. This is the third cruise with P ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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vsgnorwich

2 Reviews Written

90 Helpful Votes

The Truth Behind Being Stranded In Monaco With P&O Azura

For this review, I have compiled the facts and written them in an easy, logical way to read, however, as will become clear, the information from the Captain was given after the acute crisis event, during a Q & A ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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osmund65

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Poor Cruise

We have been with NCl and Royal Carribean before. This itinerary worked for us and just trying something new. So Disappointing.The positives first. Embarkation was easy and well organised. Cabin L224 inside ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Johntilley

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Costs rising, Standards slipping

Chose this cruise for convenience of date to fit in with our Golden Wedding anniversary celebrations, As such we booked the Strathaird Suite C751 Boarding and welcome buffet absolutely first class plus. Our ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GangPlankAlf

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A tired ship, in need of a major overhaul, with too few staff

My wife and I have been regular passengers with P&O over the last 9 years having just completed out twentieth cruise. In August we sailed on the Arcadia and I have to say that there were a lot of things wrong with ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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WDR498

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Med cruise spoiled by Norovirus

Chose this cruise because of the ports and the time of year. First three days were excellent then the Norovirus outbreak god out of hand and pools were emptied, buffet was closed, all venues on the ship were single ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Cruzallday

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fallen standards

We have sailed on a dozen occasions with P&O including three previous cruises on Ventura. We previously enjoyed our cruises on Ventura several years ago and wanted to cruise on the ship again. We have been ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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sproutie

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Maintenance Cruise

Although I am a regular reader of reviews I have never before felt the need to write one myself. We have always taken the view that you can’t please all the people all the time and there will always be some ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Mackrell Rob

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever

We chose this cruise for the ports of call. Just before departure we were advised that we would spend 3 and a half days in Malaga to repair the ship Azipod which was damaged on a previous cruise. Why was the ship ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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chiusi

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Butlins on water

Wanted value for money to cooler place in summer. Had read mixed reviews . wanted to find out for ourselves. Speaking to others, you love it or hate it. Marmite ship was someones description. Geared to under 50s = ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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john1970

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Depressingly mediocre. Tired Arcadia well past her prime.

We wanted an adult only cruise in the peak summer period. This was our first P and O cruise for a few years and boy have they joined the race for the bottom. Prepare to pay for anything and everything that makes the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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