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527 P&O Family Cruise Reviews
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Kennedycruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were looking for a 7 day cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with our family. Having cruised on Britannia twice before, we would have preferred another ship but the dates and costs fitted our budget. It was evident ... Read more
NorwayyawroN
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Second cruise with P&O, have always wanted to visit Scandinavia. Norway did not disappoint, it is a very beautiful country and the fjords are simply stunning. Our excursions, although incredibly expensive for a family (over ... Read more
Junglejim2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I have cruised 4 times with P&O and never again! My son and I don't use the restaurants we use the buffets for our meals, the choice is terrible with curry served every day the prawns were falling apart as were the mussels like they ... Read more
terrymaywood
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose P&O, and Azura in particular, because of our previous experiences. We have now sailed on Ventura twice, Brittania once and Azura twice. I am a very, very fussy person when it comes to standards of housekeeping, customer ... Read more
Selbourne
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
665 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our 3rd cruise on Britannia and our 11th cruise with P&O. Britannia is a superb ship and provides the best facilities of any ship in the P&O fleet. Cabins are more modern, with lovely bathrooms (including glass shower doors, ... Read more
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Gazroberts80
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
153 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have just returned from an excellent cruise on Britannia, We have previously sailed on P&O (Aurora, Azura, Oceana), Cunard (QE2, QV, QE and QM2) and Princess (Emerald) and felt that Britannia was an extremely refined and elegant ... Read more
triciahayat
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Mostly a good experience. Great crew, professional and friendly. Food was the only disappointment - like school dinners. A couple of good restaurants available for hefty supplements (dinner at Epicurean attracted an additional charge of ... Read more
kaywalth
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We had had mixed reviews with regards to P & O and so decided to try for ourselves for the first time with P & O, we opted for a smaller ship and liked the design at the back of the ship of the Aurora so went ahead and booked 7 ... Read more
Happychappy64
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I was one of 6 in a group that had a limited window of time when we could all go away. We have heard good things about cruising to Norway and so we decided on Aurora. This was the first P&O cruise that I had done so I was keen to see ... Read more
Inna L
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Myself and my husband ( with our two children) were sailing for 6 days cruise to Spain ,France and Guernsey. Before this cruise, we regularly go cruising, with different companies. But we never sailed with PO Cruises before. Overal ... Read more
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SWORRUB1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
254 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
10-23rd July 2017 Madiera Canaries Lisbon round trip Southampton Ship was looking good I thought if slightly tired bit in no way was that an issue. Good cruise it has been 5 years since I was last on P&O and I thought that certain ... Read more
merthin
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Oh dear, It's been some years since my first cruise with P & O and what used to be a real luxury experience is now very disappointing. Ventura is tired and shabby and desperately in need of an up date. For quite a large ship it ... Read more
TangerineWillow
Member Since 2013
1 review
48 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Gave up on P and O cruises owing to declining standards. Have been with new favs Celebrity and Princess, but friends invited us on this cruise so we thought why not. Ventura was great, lively friendly crowd on board. Must admit the MDR ... Read more
karen51
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Have now been on her twice, yes there are a few problems with the lay out but she is still a beautiful ship. Navigating round her can be a bit confusing but that was half the fun! We had a large inside cabin which was a lot bigger than I ... Read more
Jenny W
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
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 at a couple of ports ... Read more
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susan carter
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Cabin Dirty with mould embedded into the seals behind the taps and I could scrape off the scum in the shower and I could write my name on thee mirrors in the cabin and the dust on the TV stand, in fact the whole ship dirty. The drains on ... Read more
wazza99
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Having thoroughly enjoyed last years cruise on Oceana we certainly felt things had changed this year. The Thomson flights were acceptable, transfers and embarkation all very good as usual with P+O. As we had saver fare we got our cabin ... Read more
Steve Roberts
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
124 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
My wife and I have been on a few dozen cruises on many different lines and ships over the years. I'm not one for keeping count but I'm guessing we've done about thirty cruises in all. We chose to go on Aurora simply because some members ... Read more
donwon180677
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Just come back from our 1st cruise on the Oceana and cannot praise it enough. We have had an amazing holiday. It is spotless and the staff cant do enough to help. I spoke to the Captain Andy Willerton I think he was called he was so ... Read more
Angela1
Member Since 2017
1 review
45 helpful votes
Hi everyone, my husband and I thought we would take the time to write a review as we don't like complaining about our holidays, especially our cruises, as we normally really enjoy them, however, on this instance, I have to say, if you are ... Read more
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SharonOC
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
This was our first time on Britannia and reading the previous reviews I was a bit worried as the "Butlins at Sea" experience is not for me. However, with one or two cheesy exceptions (the sail away parties waving Union Jacks are ... Read more
howag93
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was my first cruise holiday and I have to say, overall, I was quite impressed with the experience. I travelled with my family to the Norwegian fjords, setting sail from Southampton, stopping off at Stavanger, Olden, Alesund and Bergen ... Read more
wicklow1
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We selected a short 6 night cruise to fit round my working commitments and chose the P & O Ventura. We chose to drive to Southampton from home in Lancashire and set off nice and early even though it was a Saturday sailing. Traffic ... Read more
mikethom29
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Bit harsh, but it got your attention. Ship is fine, some of the waiting staff are very blunt and do not appear in the mood to assist. The entertainment staff are good, trying their very best to keep everyone going. Bingo, Information ... Read more
Gerwyn
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
This was our 10th cruise and the 3rd with P&O. The Oceana was selected because its a small ship by today's standards and the itinerary appealed to my wife and I because it would mean return visits to Valetta, Dubrovnik and Venice ... Read more
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