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P&O First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Average

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201 P&O First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


heathermc2 avatar

heathermc2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Let down on balcony

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although the cruise was good in many ways the one disappointment to my friend and I was the balcony!!! we paid over 1,600 each for an outside cabin with balcony HA! Canada deck 099 room ok, balcony what a let ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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London Pete

1 Review Written

Britannia such a true british ship. (Royal Britannia all the way)

We wanted to go on the Britannia as it looked so British and she lived up to all we expected and more, cabin with balcony was great you need this for a 2 week cruise. Stewardess to our cabin was always on hand and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Beckynovak

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great way to holiday- most relaxing

This was my first cruise and after reading some of the reviews I was slightly worried- but to no avail - we both had an excellent time. The ship is beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean . The atrium was a ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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W33gee

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Amazing holiday

First time cruisers and it won't be the last. From the moment we stepped on the ship we were not disappointed. The staff were exceptional. They couldn't do enough for us. Cabin stewardess was great. Food was out of ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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dave2

4 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Amazing Azura

Our first cruise and certainly won't be our last. Cannot fault the ship, everything kept spotlessly clean. The service was friendly and efficient. The cabin was spacious and cleaned twice a day. Didn't make much use ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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saaxaana@hotmail.co.uk

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Terrible

cruise holidays I was very very disappointed...everything went wrong.... - staff on reception very unprofessional, miserable, unfriendly and unhelpful staff ( dont know why they are there?!) - cruise with no ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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L0uise

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Depressing Ship; Shabby

Always wanted to do a cruise never again, though we have been told we was very very unlucky, it was like an old peoples home age range between 75-100 no I'm not kidding, I like old people but wouldn't choose to be ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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AussieExpats2

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

Mixed Feelings about Our Britannia Cruise

Only our second cruise having been on the Island Princess for a 12 night Mediterranean cruise last August so in comparison I'm afraid the Brittania cruise to the Norwegian Fiords fell a bit short. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Extremely-Disappointed

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Butlins on Water

Our first cruise on the Azura and last! We flew from Gatwick to Barbados and joined the ship there. We had to wait hours for our suitcases to be delivered to our cabin and then it was a rush to attend the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Kenny T

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers

We brought the cruise forward, for family reasons, as it was planned for my retirement (end March) wife's 60th (early May) to be taken around end April. Very apprehensive, having read many reviews. Firstly the ship ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Gwanchos

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Shoddy 3 Star Experience .... at a Stretch

This was a taster cruise and as such was fairly inexpensive. You would expect however that this would be a chance to impress potential new customers. Couldn't have been further from the truth for us. We ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Gavl83

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Was a bit worried after reading a lot of the bad reviews on here and never been on a cruise before. However need not of worried had a fantastic holiday and this ship was amazing. Had a balcony canit which was great ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Bella82

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Mini Cruise

This was a taster weekend to Bruges Brussels however the port was changed to Le Harve in France due to the terrorist attacks. We understood this but there is nothing to do in Le Harve and it was a terrible choice ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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shumes

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Awful Experience

We have just returned from a 2 night "Taster" cruise that was originally booked for Bruges, however due to the recent attacks, the destination changed to Le-Harve. This was OK with us as it was more about what ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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whitebeam123

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers, P&O Ventura

Looked into cruising a little, but always felt daunted by it. Took the plunge based on the rights dates and great last minute price. To give an idea of what type of travellers we are, We are a married couple, both ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Lhumes22

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Really Disappointed Cruise

Our first cruise and we were very disappointed with the service , really terrible, the ship and the food brillant but the service was terrible and it really let P&O 's reputation down. This morning the service at ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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noodlebaby

1 Review Written

100 Helpful Votes

For all new cruisers this is for you, long one though!!

I decided to write this to hep advise all you new cruisers out there what to expect, now I have returned I am somewhat angry at the one sided and downright inaccurate reviews from some of the more seasoned cruisers ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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adam pasha

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Steady as she goes but unspectacular.

General: I took the cruise on the Arcadia 1-17 March 2016, Sydney-Brisbane-Yorkey’s Knob (Cairns)-Alotau (Papua New Guinea)-Manila-Hong Kong. The Arcadia caters largely for the over-65s, mainly British ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Landlubber600

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing ship (Britannia); however, islands were all great!

This was our first cruise. - Harsh but true.... Once on board, we were not shown or directed to our cabin, but had to find out own way. Cabin was much smaller than expected and not enough room for our clothes but ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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abbinski

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Holiday of a Lifetime

My wife and I are 54 years old, this, was our first cruise. Never cruising before we have nothing to compare it against. However, we did read the mixed reviews beforehand. We made a pledge not to pay any ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Dance thDance

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Cruise - Lived up to all expectations!!!

Having perused the reviews before we left, I was a bit unsure as to whether my best mate had made the right choice for this one......How wrong I was!!!! A fantastic ship, with the staff being more than helpful, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Glugwine

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Oriana Northern Lights First Cruise

We wanted to complete Norway and the Northern Lights for sometime and after looking at various options we decided on a cruise aboard the Oriana would probably be the best solution. We are very independent ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Twotoneskaman

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Southampton to Bruges on P&O Ventura; Our 1st Cruise, Mixed Feelings!

This was our first cruise and we were both nervous and excited about our trip from Southampton to Bruges on P&O Ventura. Below is our review and some of the things that we would do differently should we decide to do ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Sarah LH avatar

Sarah LH

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing

The Aurora is a lovely ship. The facilities are excellent.The kids club "The Reef" was a real stand out for us as our children loved it and wanted to be there all the time it was open. The staff in the Reef were ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Mightymo1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Holiday

This was our first cruise and I was apprehensive but I have to say it exceeded expectations. We ate on the freedom dining in the meridian dining room. I wasn't expecting the food to be great and I am a bit of a ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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