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149 P&O Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


OceanDuck avatar

OceanDuck

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What I thought of my cruise on Britannia

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Boarding (Arriving to the Terminal to getting to our room): When we embarked it was a very smooth and good process. We got out the car with out luggage and a porter whipped it away from us to save us the trouble ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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shazzama

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

have cruised with P&O several times previously and fancied some winter sun with a company we were familiar with but we had some issues on this cruise. There was an horrendous smell of sewerage wafting around the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MK_Cruiser1955

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

What Has Happened To P&O?

Some background detail first of all. P&O has been our cruise company of choice but I have been trying other cruise lines to review for my travel blog. This cruise was a long awaited return, after just over a ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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CruiseVirgin100

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good trip with exception of bland food and off-duty staff

As it was our first cruise and we always wanted to visit the Fjords, we chose P&O as it gave us everything we required. Embarkation was straightforward and well organised and we were on the ship 30 minutes after ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Matt2801

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good but could improve

As first family crew chose p and o. Buffet food was average and bland especially at dinner time.Very difficult to find a table at buy times. Staff in buffet restaurant not particularly friendly. Believe other ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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SDP79

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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PARADS

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Logistics

As a returning P&O customer I was let down. Arriving at our alloted time of 1500 boarding became a rush, even making the muster station became an issue. I was disappointed as all the excitement of relaxed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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AnnaAnnaAnna

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing in almost every way

This was a family cruise around the Fjiords with frequent cruisers. The boarding was very efficient and our cabin (Superior Deluxe Balcony) could not be faulted when we first arrived. However, the food across ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Cruise club

4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but poorly managed in many areas

We chose this cruise to fit in with our grandchildren’s Easter break. Having returned to P&O after a few years break cruising with other lines we cruised on Aurora for 10 days last December. We really enjoyed ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Girlsy

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Old people’s home

We booked a family cruise, 4 adults and an 18 month old, we had two superior balcony cabins of which we could not fault. Our cabin man Romel was amazing, as was the lady that did my son’s cabin. The car drop off ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Mrs Batty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very tatty ship

We wanted an early spring cruise to visit the Canaries where we have been several times before. Been on Ventura the sister ship but Azura is not the same level of ship. Water damage to buffet ceiling tiles, which ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Espire

6 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

P&O still the best at formal dining but weather hiccups reduced enjoyment

This was the first cruise for our daughter and son in law with two children age nine and six. We as grandparents have been on Ventura before. Our daughter was impressed with how smart the ship was and we, since our ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Selbourne

10 Reviews Written

99 Helpful Votes

Mother Nature conspired against us

This was probably the least enjoyable of our 17 cruises with P&O (6th on Aurora), but I should stress that the majority of this was not down to P&O. We did the Northern Lights Cruise during the same 2 weeks last ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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MarieNicho

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First P & O Cruise

I have been on 12 previous cruises with most of the other cruise lines. This was my first P & O cruise. First the positives. Good flight. I loved the fact you check in and don't see your suitcases until they ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Pelincan

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor enforcement of ‘rules’

Opportunity to transit Panama Canal.Embarkation excellent. Cabin reasonable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Special mention to Sam for port excursion talks- excellent and Albano our cabin steward who was ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Evansj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mediocre ship and poor food

We chose this cruise as we wanted to get some winter sun which we certainly got. As soon as we got on the ship I felt disappointed, we had previously been on two cruises with Celebrity and the Azura unfortunately ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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MrsSmith2019

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Declining Standards

We chose this cruise - our 19th overall and 8th with P&O to celebrate Christmas and my birthday. What a disappointment compared to previous cruises. The food was awful - no better than cheap pub food and the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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AntonyH1952

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great ship and crew. As can not be said for some of the passengers

Chose this cruise as its the only practical way to see the Caribbean. Azura is an eight year old ship showing some signs of wear. The colour scheme is brown and more brown... not the most exciting colour. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Jedi61

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Such a disappointment and total waste of money

It had been a long held dream to sail to Santorini ................ Unfortunately we did not get to see Santorini or Mykonos on this cruise (the whole reason why we booked the cruise) and of course no one can ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Balcony Nut

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Entertainment & Food

We always said that we would not travel on the larger ships, but as the itinerary and ports of call fitted in with our needs we decided to take the plunge. The ship is in quite good condition and kept quite clean. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Brambles118

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Three night mini cruise to Cherbourg and Le Havre

The embarkation was reasonably quick after being kept waiting in our car for 15min by a lack of baggage porters. Once on board lifts were a problem due to one on each floor aft end out of order causing ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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6huckle5

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nearly there, just a few tweaks

This is my 3rd cruise with P&O and went with friends who were experiencing their 1st. On the whole we all thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. Lovely clean ship, sizable cabins and destinations were better than expected. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Westwighter

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

General Standards Dropping

We tended to have 2 mini P&O cruises a year, 3-4 day breaks, sometimes to the same location.Over these last few years, these have been on the Arcadia.Whilst we have never had reason to complain about the ship or ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Rupert2251

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Hit and miss

We have always wanted to sail on Arcadia so for our 35th wedding anniversary that is what we decided to do. We chose this particular cruise because it was a discovery cruise with new destinations we had not visited ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Cruiser2018x

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Generally enjoyable but inferior experience compared to other cruise lines

Our family party booked a seven-night cruise of the Norwegian fjords: Southampton - Stavanger - Alesund - Olden/Louen - Bergen - Southampton. Embarkation Brisk and efficient as one would expect with a cruise. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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