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P&O Oriana Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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26 P&O Oriana Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

SDP79 avatar


3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

OK Ship but engine and propulsion system are shot!


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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019

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Liz mccarthy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Last cruise on Oriana for us

Have had some wonderful times on Oriana (we still have fabulous memories of the 5 week cruise we did in 2011&the cruise sailing around Cape Horn in 2004) &wanted to have a final cruise before she sadly is off to a ...
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Sail Date July 2019

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David George, Chester

8 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

Dazzling snow and ice - who needs Lights?

You know how it is. Days before departure you check that everything you could possibly need is packed and then with hours to go before closing the front door, you realise something is missing. In my case, I like ...
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Sail Date February 2019

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Clipper Chick

5 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

First of Many

Could not resist the Black Friday deal a great way to try P&O. Firstly though I must say I do feel for all those who had their 50 night cruise cancelled some of whom were on this one. The cruise exceeded my ...
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Sail Date January 2018

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Jenny W

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

19 day to Europe - Excellent all round trip

Oriana was our first cruise. We liked the ports for this and the time of year was good as was the weather. NO complaints at all. Service was excellent throughout. Only problem really was the tender process ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights hit and miss

Back on P&O after two Celebrity and one Princess cruise, check in was very crowded but we were onboard quick enough and straight to our outside cabin. A long time since we had not had a balcony, would we miss it ?, ...
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Sail Date March 2017

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights Cruise

The Northern Lights cruise was one of our must do cruises. Embarkation was trouble free and we were soon onboard. We knew our way around as we have sailed on the Oriana before. Our cabin was on deck 9 aft. It had a ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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Cruise taker

1 Review Written

My Disappointing Cruise with P & O

Embarkation was in Venice and one of the ports on the trip was Rome. I so wanted to see both these places and P & O were going there. Never go in October, the sea was rough and instead of having 2 days at sea and ...
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Sail Date October 2015

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never Again

This was my first time with P&O and on the Oriana. At first everything was fine and the crew were very lovely. We had problems with the air conditioning sticking on either too hot or too cold but we could forgive ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise; shame about the noise.

We like cruising with P & O, but we did have issues with this cruise, mostly to do with the location of our cabin. We were on the lowest aft cabin deck (D) in a balcony cabin, and dined in the Oriental Restaurant, ...
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Sail Date May 2016

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2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

First and Last With P and O

this was are first ever cruise so I have nothing to compare against but I can certainly tell when a ship is looking worn out. On arrival day one we had been on the ship no more than five minutes and spa ...
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Sail Date August 2015

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Mr perfect

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cold in Iceland

Our first cruise, to Ireland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Orkneys, Dublin and back to Southampton. Our room A196 mid ship was a good position top price for a Non balcony room. The room itself was in need of ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not Up to Scratch

Having been on the Azura to Norway was hoping that this ship and crew would exceed the shortcomings I found on the Azura. Having arrived an hour late because of a massive traffic jam on the A3 outside Guildford, ...
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Sail Date August 2015

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

P&O - As reliable and professional as ever

Having had a bad Caribbean cruising experience in January/February with another company, together with 2 friends, my wife and I booked a 'don't give up' recovery cruise with P&O who we have cruised with several ...
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Sail Date August 2015

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2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Brilliant mini break

We read some less than shining reviews about Oriana and her crew so we wanted to set the record straight from our point of view! It's just our opinion but I hope it helps someone make a more balanced decision. We ...
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Sail Date July 2015



4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Oh No P&O

Thus was our 16th cruise and looking forward to boarding what was the flag ship of P&O the Oriana. Great start as we had to wait to board approx. 2 hours due to an out break of Norovirus on the previous cruise.This ...
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Sail Date October 2014

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Mr Donlynn

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Oriana for the third time

We had cruised on Oriana on her first year 95 and again on a Baltic cruise 2000 , after reading a few reviews of how poor she was looking we were very pleasantly surprised of her near immaculate condition for a 19 ...
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Sail Date August 2014

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3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Oriana....Oh Oriana......

Oriana, launched in 1995 and it shows! look beyond the surface and the detail shows it's now getting very tired. Cabins have curling carpets (I had 2 and both the same), very dusty via air conditioners, causing ...
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Sail Date May 2014

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1 Review Written

In search of the northern lights

We have been on three other cruises with P&O, but this was the smallest ship so far, hence a lot of rolling in a 6 metre swell in the North sea! The cabin stewards were great, but the rooms are past their best - ...
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Sail Date March 2014

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13 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Part of World Cruise across the Pacific

Background: We're 60 year old Australians with 10 previous cruises on different ships (and many different cruise lines) with which to compare. This was our first cruise on a British ship except for cruising on ...
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Sail Date February 2012

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1 Review Written

Loved the EPIC!

Spent a couple days prior to the cruise in Miami which really makes a huge difference. We could relax and not worry about getting to the ship on time. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Port of Miami which was very ...
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Sail Date February 2012

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2 Reviews Written

Roundtrip Caribbean with Oriana

Background We embarked on a 22 day roundtrip of the Caribbean from Southampton. In our party was myself, wife and ten year old son, in addition to my step-son and his partner, both 29. We have cruised a number of ...
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Sail Date March 2010



1 Review Written

X913 - Mediterranean

We too have just returned from this wonderful cruise on Oriana. Our first taste and we were not disappointed. We had a cabin on A deck and felt that it was probably the smallest and most cramped cabin we have ...
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Sail Date August 2009

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Julie chambers

1 Review Written

The first of many (i hope)

The whole experience of our little mini cruise was good from beginning to end and there were so many things that as a first time cruiser I was not expecting that hopefully other first timers will find this review ...
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Sail Date April 2009

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Alan R

2 Reviews Written

Terrific New Year Cruise on P&O Oriana

My wife and I have just returned from a terrific New Year Canary Islands cruise on the P&O Oriana. The highlight of the cruise was the spectacular fireworks in Funchal Madeira on New Years Eve - they are simply ...
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Sail Date December 2008

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Public Rooms4.1
Fitness Recreation3.6
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