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289 P&O Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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looe
Member Since 2014
1 review
27 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for the itinerary as we had never been to the Baltic and it was on Arcadia which last year our 14 nighter on her was very good with no complaints at all. The itinerary was excellent as was embarkation and debark. ... Read more
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gsmt47471015
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Having sailed on arcadia before on a leg of her world cruise we had no hesitation booking this Baltic trip. We wanted to see some new destinations and as we had not been to any of these ports before it fitted the bill perfectly, also on ... Read more
cruiser1955
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
563 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I booked this cruise at the last minute, so had no choice of cabin. However, the price was very good and I didn’t have to pay a single supplement. Given the low price, my views are different to those I would have had if I had paid ... Read more
Mrs Tinkywinky
Member Since 2017
1 review
126 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We spotted this passing by a travel agent. We were attracted to the ports of call and we're not disappointed. Straight off the coach and onto the ship in 10 minutes , no waiting at all. Disembarkation was equally as smooth although we ... Read more
Petrol head
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our second ever cruise ( previous Arcadia) but found the Brittania a bit too big and impersonal.We had to wait nearly 2.5 hours to board at Southampton , not a good start . We later found out that a gangway had broken down , but ... Read more
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Mabel1959
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise in order to visit countries we may not otherwise have seen and especially to see St Petersburg. This was our first cruise and we enjoyed it. The ship was impressive with a range of places to eat and drink, well ... Read more
tommytez
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
This wa a Strictly themed cruise although the reason we chose this cruise was the destination ports being none we had visited before. We have embarked at Southampton several times before and this was the longest time for getting onto ... Read more
moblib
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for it's many different ports having been to the Baltic twice before. Interesting ports such as Riga, Travemunde, Gdynia, Skagen, Tallinn, Klaipeda as well as the usual Oslo, Copenhagen & St Petersburg. Cabin was ... Read more
Canberra forever !
Member Since 2014
1 review
135 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise specifically for the itinerary as it went to many ports we hadn't previously visited and some we had not been to for a long time. Embarkation and disembarkation both went smoothly We had an inside cabin on F ... Read more
goldenking
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Took this short cruise for a short break to celebrate New year away from home. The best bit about P and O cruises is the Sindu restaurant. Ate here twice in 5 nights. This was a typical cruise ship food and entertainment. Very ... Read more
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SheShe90
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our first cruise on Arcadia was somewhat disappointing, what with a Norovirus outbreak on board, drainage problems (buckets collecting leaks) and a very disappointing entertainment programme. The food (1st sitting in the Meridian) was ... Read more
onetwo3
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We wanted a Christmas break and saw the Baltic cruise advertised, which seemed o fit the bill perfectly having only done warm Christmas breaks before. The embarkation was slow but I would say average for a ship of this size, although ... Read more
HOLWELL
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we loved it. The ship was lovely and the crew were so friendly The food was great. The crew made the whole Christmas wonderful. The high light for us was the entertainment Roy Locke made our holiday and ... Read more
Ken Harrington
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Ship (Arcadia) was reportedly all good prior to booking our cruise, Unfortunately once on board we noticed this terrible smell on prom deck which seemed to go throughout the ship. Buckets catching leaks from what could have been waste ... Read more
Sam B
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and we were not disappointed. We booked a mini suite and well worth it for the extra space and little extras (spa bath, toiletries, champagne and canopies) a big balcony - constant hot water - a very comfortable ... Read more
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Dayday1402
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was my first cruise with P&O. Much was as I expected. The cabin was functional (inside). Evening entertainment very good. Daytime entertainment poor. Main restaurant excellent service and food. Buffets very disappointing, very ... Read more
miranda53
Member Since 2003
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise in order to visit Christmas markets and see some places we'd never been before; namely Hamburg, Copenhagen and Oslo. The ship and the ports for the most part did not disappoint. It was our first time on Aurora. To be ... Read more
Barney490
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Our second voyage aboard Aurora and once again totally wonderful, from the moment we stepped aboard, till the moment we disembarked. As you walk aboard, a friendly crew member is there to welcome you and hand you a map of the ship. I ... Read more
JEANIE10
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have travelled with P&O only once before on Ventura on a short break, and wanted to give them a go on a week long cruise on Britannia. We normally travel with Princess and I have to say they would still be my favourite. However, ... Read more
Dave200
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I guess all experiences relate to price paid so we'll start with that. We always choose an inside cabin as we spend so little time in it. At £585 for a week in the Fjords in August booked two months ahead this was quite a bargain. ... Read more
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ts636
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
62 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary but also because we had enjoyed our previous cruise with P&O onboard Ventura. We were a little put off by the low satisfaction rating on cruise Critic however were willing to take the ... Read more
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Vicki john
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The opportunity to visit so many countries in one trip was what attracted us. Copenhagen, Stockholm St Petersburg, Helsinki, Talinn and Bruges. We were very lucky to have great weather which meant we were on the top deck with swimming ... Read more
Corbyn57
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
The ship was lovely, staff top class food good nice size and enough variety, green Beene with everything thing but I like them. What I do have a problem with was the carpets being changed during the cruise, getting to our room became a ... Read more
viewfromthehill
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to Norway as it fitted in with our leave dates, and was a destination that we had not been to before. We have been on 3 previous cruises (all with different carriers), so also wanted to see how P&O compared to the ... Read more
DrAnne
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
The Baltic is indeed lovely but I would not advise going with P and O. The ship is attractive and the waiters and room stewards are delightful. The food is good. However, this ship has problems. It could do with a thorough clean. ... Read more
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