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289 P&O Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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131
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69
Average
53
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19
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32
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IAN S
Member Since 2015
1 review
We enjoyed a 40th Wedding Anniversary Cruise to the Baltic that left Southampton on 20th June 15. The ship was spotless, the staff were immaculately turned out and it was obvious that they were “happy bunnies” [ unlike ... Read more
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hollyville
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
104 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
In short P and O have sacrificed public space on this ship to cram more cabins in. I've never ever been on a ship (in over 20 years of cruising) where there have been such small public rooms, entertainment venues and bars, making getting a ... Read more
pheath
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
The good points. Service with the stewards and waiters good as always, better than Cunard. Food reasonable, better than Cunard in the self service. The destinations were great but P+O didn't build them The ship does well in ... Read more
PAS3333
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Britannia’s maiden cruise to the Baltic didn’t get off to the best start, with the visit to Kristiansand being cancelled due to the weather conditions. She did, however, handle those rough and windy Baltic conditions with ... Read more
Twdkelly
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed May 2015
After reading the reviews on Brittania before going I was wondering if I was doing the write thing by going on the ship in the first place. But I must say the cruise went very well we had a great balcony cabin on deck 11 on the port ... Read more
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Memrk9
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Before I start my review, although I may be from the younger cruise market, I think I have a good overview of the offerings from a variety of ships, having sailed previously on the Ventura (twice), Azura, Thomson Celebration, Carnival ... Read more
Cr197078
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Just returned from a Baltic cruise on Britannia. This was our fifth cruise with P & O, we booked it a year ago and until we started reading the reviews on this forum had been thoroughly looking forward to it! The weeks before we set ... Read more
HappyHaitch
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Cruise Review. Embarkation; Coach from Leeds = Less stress. Still a good wait to embark, but only to be expected for that amount of passengers. Although it seemed to go faster through security than other cruises. Cabin; Pleasant. ... Read more
kevandsarah
Member Since 2015
1 review
My wife and I have cruised P&O several times, check in was slow, with poor organization. Cabin was nice and clean, but far too small. Food on board was great. Buffet was reasonable. Food was very similar each day with small changes in ... Read more
John and Anne
Member Since 2015
9 reviews
This was our tenth cruise, but first with P&O and we particularly chose it because it included some nice capital cities, such as Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Tallinn, Bruges and St Petersburg overnight. It also included a ... Read more
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hollyville
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
104 forum posts
We are big cruisers over 20 plus years. Sailed with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara, Cunard, Princess, Oceania and P and O. Probably done around 45 cruises. Our favourite ships are Solstice Class on Celebrity, Queen Elizabeth with ... Read more
dragonandy
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Britannia is a great ship, but with a few little niggles. Walking around the ship you get a sense of just how large she is, especially walking down the cabin corridors. She is beautifully equipped with restaurants, coffee lounges, bars, ... Read more
Hans Ondek
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have read numerous reviews of of two P&O cruise ships (Oriana & Arcadia) that I have recently sailed on in the past 6 months and my experiences have differed considerably from the negative reviews that I have read. In posting ... Read more
lesley1944
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
this wa sour very first cruise and we chose an adults only ship..the cabin was superb and the organisation onboard extremely good, food and service incredible...there are many negatives ...one in three of the passengers had an horrendous ... Read more
alex955
Member Since 2013
1 review
28 forum posts
It was a first time with P&O. Previously we had cruises with Norwegian Jade and AIDAstella. We wanted to see the new brand ship with really british traditions. We are a couple at age 60 and 59. Mostly the cruise was very good, ... Read more
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Gillphilc
Member Since 2015
1 review
i have always wanted to try a P&O cruise, I have sailed on princess and Cunard but had heard lots of good things about P&O so after booking a balcony cabin on Arcadia which was pretty expensive I was expecting great things. We ... Read more
jackie4a
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
25 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We have cruised many times in the past, we tend to pick cruises by intenery rather than company, so we have been on many diffrent ships from high end to budget. So I will do good and bad points of this cruise. Good Points; Good ... Read more
onejag
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the first time we have travelled with P & O and,regrettably, it will be the last. We booked this cruise because it had the itinerary at the time of year that we wanted, not because of the ship. Reading the reviews (after ... Read more
jackie4a
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
25 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
First cruise with P&O (have cruised with other companies) and will never even consider another cruise with them. Good points; Very good well organised embarkation and disembarkation, good excursions in St Petersburgh, good itenery, ... Read more
Wendyishome
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
It was our first cruise with P and O. Been with Princess and celebrity . overall impression was good. Slick embarkation , but no welcome drink as we boarded. Outside larger cabin was good, even had a bath. TV was poor, both ... Read more
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kbinbkk
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed December 2014
This was our second cruise, the first being on the Carnival Spirit to Alaska 2 years ago. I had read quite a few negative comments about P&O in general and the Arcadia in particular on this site so I was slightly cautious about the ... Read more
David Wheeler
Member Since 2014
9 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
  We are newcomers to cruising, although not to the use of ships as means of transport. With one short cruise on QM2 earlier in the year, we thought we would try a cruise during the darker months of the year. The Adonia cruise took ... Read more
cynicalscotsman
Member Since 2012
1 review
104 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Having purchased what seemed like a really really great last minute bargain on the P&O Azura, we were really quite chuffed with ourselves, so around a week after purchasing we found ourselves onboard! First Impressions: Ship is only ... Read more
midshipfan
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed October 2014
We wanted to spend some time with my brother & sister-in-law, they live near Bournemouth, we live in Canada so we thought a short cruise out of Southampton would be perfect. This ship is 19 years old and frankly should be scrapped it ... Read more
Laurogolfer
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
After a gap of some years, we have begun cruising again, the latest being on Adonia in Sept 2014. We have recently cruised with Royal Caribbean and Cunard so wanted to try P & O. Regrettably it is not the P & O I remember! My ... Read more
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