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77 P&O Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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LJventura

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded, poor organisation, poor management and very poor entertainment

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Made a mistake by booking Ventura - Very noisy ship especially in the atrium with dance classes going on all day so unable to relax in the bar or coffee lounge. This went on in the evening so instead of having a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jjlondon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Standards have dropped on P&O

We chose this cruise as we have been on Ventura before. I can't express how disappointed I and the rest of my party were. The headliners seemed under rehearsed, the special guests weren't special - comedians that ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Gill Sims

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very, very disappointing

This was our first cruise with P&O having cruised several times previously with Princess. We chose P&O due to the convenience of a direct flight from Manchester to Barbados. We will not be choosing P&O again and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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1871 supporter

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

P&O cost cutting

Give Ventura another try as this was only cruise from Southampton for Oct school holidays. This time not impressed with Ventura. Check in was quite slow Once on board we went to buffet, very poor selection ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Venu44

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Glorified Ferry with bland food and blander staff

Embarkation was a disaster. P&O sent an email out the evening before but hardly anyone got it. They should have rang each party leader. The boat didn't arrive until 5pm on the day then there was 2-3 hours of guests ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Cruisegirl1112

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First cruise and very disappointed - Ship is in need of some TLC

We have just returned from our holiday to the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Guernsey on board Azura. This was our very first cruise as a family and we were very much looking forward to the whole experience. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Cruisyfloozy

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Just a sailing Butlins, but with worse service.

Family getaway over the Easter hols. Boarding was OK and smooth. Cabin was ok (inside twin with 2 bunks) but too small for four people. Service for food and drink was painfully slow, no fault of the staff, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Ray34

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst experience we have had on P and O been cruising for 9years

Opportunity for sun after winter, family relaxation however it is the first time we have had such a poor experience with P&O. Hygiene was appallingly maintained for first week hence a significant norovirus outbreak. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Hopesprimgs

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Chaos & Calm a 'Tale of two cities'

Had good responses from people using P & O. Having had Cruises with Royal Caribbean & Cunard, we thought we would see how they compared. Firstly, the boarding chaos was never explained by any P & O official. (It ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LINDYLOU523

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Butlins@sea

We chose this cruise been a new year cruise. Have been on the Azura 8 times but there will not be a 9th. Xmas decorations were beautifully done. There seemed to many people on the ship. People everywhere inside and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Griffo21

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The overnight stops were the highlight. On board was the low light

We enjoyed a Christmas Cruise last year with Royal Caribean and anticipated a similar experience - what a disappointment. Before we even started we found the website very difficult to navigate and actually ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Kaely123

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Boring!!

Very poor entertainment, had a 10yr old with us that hated kids club (couldn’t blame her) same stuff on every night. The spa on the ship was appalling, still kicking myself for not walking out. Bar closed at ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Holidaysrus99

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Austerity Measures

we have sailed with P&O a few times as well as with other cruises companies. i am sad to say the quality offered by P&O feels like a company in Austerity but i will start with the good points. The cabin was clean ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Ct66

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Fjord

We booked this cruise last minute as we have never been to Norway. We have two girls age 13 and 9 who were very excited as we have been cruising with Royal Caribbean in the past and they thoughly enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Jayne T

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Such a disappointment

We are regular P&O cruisers and had a party of 12 for a much and long awaited cruise with family. Embarkation was great and we were excited about the widely reported refurbishment - couldn't find anything different ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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slapsyru

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, terrible food.

We had sailed on Britannia previously. The second cruise she ever made. That was our first time with P&O and we disliked it so much (as my review at the time will explain) that we said we would never cruise with ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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bm91

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst treatment i've ever had.

My family booked onto this cruise as a birthday gift for my brother turning 21. We have been on a few cruises before and this is the first time I've ever experienced any issues. First issue was that we requested ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Natmoon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dirty ship

A Dirty and tired ship . Most of the staff are friendly and very helpful a few rude staff on reception . Hygiene on board is very bad . Hand washing is not actively promoted or enforced in public areas ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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jadestu

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dirty and tatty ship.

We just arrived home from a 5 night cruise from Southampton due to call at Amsterdam and Le Havre. We did not end up docking in port at Le Havre, due to a local protest. Which is fair enough, although strikes at ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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RobBarbour

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship let down by very poor planning and service

I was only aboard the Ventura for a weekend cruise - less than 40 hours. We were celebrating a birthday, and as such for us the trip was really more about making use of the ship's various, delightful-sounding bar ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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woodypecker

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Floating Premier Inn

Having cruised with P&O every year since 2000 we have experienced a steady decline in food,service and overall quality in this time.Especially I would say accelerated in the last 5 years. This year we have ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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tony128

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent excursions, poor service on board

Chose this as a family holiday to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The excursions were brilliant and great value for money. On board our suite was lovely but the balcony door was stiff and hard to open ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Baymot

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Be warned

We've cruised with p and o before and enjoyed the experience so decided to do a 5 day cruise to Amsterdam and le harve _ first time on azura and certainly the last, in fact we may decide not to sale with p and o ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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silverserver

2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Terrible new ship

2nd time on Britannia this year made the mistake of booking two at the same time. First time I was not impressed but had to go on the second one. Went into the cabin and went to make a coffee. Inside of kettle was ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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merthin

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Butlins - on- Sea

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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