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508 P&O Family Cruise Reviews
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susan carter
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
5 reviews
123 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
6 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
33 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
11 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
4 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
2 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
5 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
5 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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Annie staffs
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call which where very good. Sailed from Southampton very efficient unfortunately gale force 8 around the Bay of Biscay so sea sick for 24hrs. On the Tuesday sun came out and all settled ... Read more
DazzaO
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we went on a 7 day cruise for the first time last August on P & O's Britannia and we decided there and then that we would do the Mediterranean this year and as we had such excellent treatment with P & O ... Read more
shazza1304
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this mini cruise for 4 nights to Amsterdam & Brugges to try cruising as a family for the first time. My children are 17 & 13, we booked interconnecting rooms, these were the larger inside cabins. Plenty of space for ... Read more
BRIND
Member Since 2014
9 reviews
19 helpful votes
Britannia is one of P & O newest ships & I think I was expecting a bit more of the 'Wow' factor & was a bit disappointed. From the outside it looks very 'Grand' but falls short on the inside, but although very swish etc. just ... Read more
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Swanny Sealegs
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Quick embarkation but the rude lady at check in desk spoilt the experience. Once on board we were very impressed by the ship itself; yes the lifts were busy but we used the stairs to burn off some of the calories that we consumed with ... Read more
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Bobapp
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was a 2 night taster cruise to Bruges. I chose this as we had seen Britannia in St Maarten in February while it was moored next to us and wanted to see what it was like to stay onboard. This is a large cruise ship with 3100 ... Read more
Selbourne
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
598 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Our 10th cruise with P&O but our first on Aurora. Having experienced poor service on a 4 day cruise on Ventura a few months earlier, we were concerned that P&O standards were falling, but our confidence was restored with this ... Read more
rodmaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
To be together with some of our family, this was our fourth P&O cruise. The best of all on Britannia was the great service received during breakfast and supper at the Oriental and Peninsular Restaurants. An absolute pleasure. This ... Read more
cobrakatie
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
21 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is our third time on Britannia with our young children and we had another great cruise. Whilst the layout of the ship can be confusing, Britannia is modern and clean with comfortable cabins and a great kid's club. The highlights for ... Read more
izzywalker
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Ship Aurora First time on board this ship. Very small. Pluses more personal and intimate. Relaxing not hussel and bushel. Limited activities on board. Food - I think P&O food is deteriorating in standards and variety. Still ... Read more
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Strawberry field
Member Since 2016
1 review
107 forum posts
32 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
First impressions were of a beautiful ship with lots of wood, marble and chrome. This impression stayed with me throughout the cruise and made me think of how an elegant club would look. Service on board was excellent with the exception of ... Read more
gmaloon
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
20 helpful votes
The embarkation for us was quite good. We arrived earlier than our time, and only had to wait a few minutes before our group was called. The cabin was nice. Nice neutral decor. The entrance to the dressing area/bathroom is quite small. ... Read more
GeorgiaC222
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I went on a cruise with my boyfriend and his family. We visited Rome, Monte Carlo, Pisa/Florence and Ajaccio - they are all lovely countries and are all worth visiting. Despite visiting all these countries, my favourite places to visit was ... Read more
geoffcc
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Went for this cruise because our party (5 people) had Two birthdays and an anniversary to celebrate. This cruise also had a good selection of ports. Not been on a P&O cruise before and was led to expect fine cuisine and great service. ... Read more
unhappy traveller 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
we always fly long haul and deciced to try a holiday without flying and driving from kent to southampton and beginning our holiday within 4 hours seemed like a good idea, on arival and seeing the Britania was amazing,(a hotel complex ... Read more
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