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110 P&O First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


London Pete avatar

London Pete

1 Review Written

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

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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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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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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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griffster

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

First Ever Cruise

my husband and I took our first ever cruise on board P/O VENTURA on the 2 January 2016. we stayed overnight on the 1 jan at wetherby service hotel, and cruise connect picked us up the following morning at 7.30. we ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Andreacrosby

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

I booked this as a treat after a busy X mas for myself and my husband , I was sceptical about the whole thing , a lot of reading about cruising there seems a element of snobbery, well I loved it yes a mini cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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LesLamb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Xmas Cruise

Our first cruise and first time away at Xmas. We had two adjoining balcony cabins (wife and me in one and sons 21 and 18 in the other). Cabins were mid ships (F420 deck 9). Balcony divider opened between the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Cruiseian

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Caribbean Cruise Holiday on Britannia

Just back from an unbelievable cruise sailing around the warm Caribbean on the Britannia. The Caribbean was the perfect place to leave behind the wet and windy UK. The Britannia, with our balcony cabin, was the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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bernielobb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not a first time at sea, but a first time cruising.

Embarkation at Southampton was a breeze taking less time to board than it did to find our cabin! From leaving the taxi to getting into our cabin was 20 minutes at most and our luggage was waiting at the door. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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owen mcilroy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our First Cruise

My wife and I travelled on the Azura mid September for 2 weeks to the western Mediterranean, this was our first cruise. We read all of the reviews beforehand, so knew roughly what to expect. The Azura surpassed our ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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judyp1969

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent First Cruise

This was our first P&O cruise and we are totally hooked, everything from the staff to the trips were excellent. I understand from other passengers that they had bad experiences on their excursions but we must have ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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spike22

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Better Than We Could Have Imagined

Have just returned from our first ever cruise, Eastern Caribbean on P & O Azura. Everthing was perfect from cabin, to food, to entertainment, to staff. Flew on Thomson dreamliner to Barbados, had to wait a while ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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xmastree

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Brittania Cruise Caribbean

This was our first cruise ever, and I'm glad to say the ship is wonderful. Very elegant art deco style, lovely ballroom and dining areas. The staff are very polite and professional, and very smartly dressed. The ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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bobupandown

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great first cruise; ran like a well oiled machine.

We didn't know what to expect as this was our first cruise. Southampton: Embarkation was brilliantly organised CPS (Cruise Parking service) Attendants took our cases from the boot, next time we saw them was in ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Kim lewis

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Arcadia, Lovely Ship

This was my first cruise and after reading the recent reviews I was very concerned that I would not have enjoyed it . There was no need to worry as it was brilliant I could not fault this ship in anyway . The crew ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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The Dams

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great first cruise

We really didn't know what to expect as this as our first cruise but have no complaints really as we thought it was wonderful and service very good at all times. The decor was fine and we are shocked by some peoples ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Linda squire

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing

I have recently returned from my first cruise and although I have nothing to compare it to I can honestly say is was fantastic. From the moment my friend and I boarded the stunning Britannia we were made to feel ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Sdymott

1 Review Written

We love the Britannia

After several recommendations to sail with P&O we took the plunge and booked our first ever cruise on the beautiful Britannia. As a young married couple we were both worried that we would be very young compared ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Harold and Hilda

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

Apprehensive after reading all the negative reviews of Ventura but very pleasantly surprised. Arrived at cruise terminal two hours before appointed time of 2.30 but sent straight to check-in and then onto ship, so ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Seamas Always

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First (but not the last) Time

I had always wanted to try a cruise holiday but my wife was very nervous about the water so I had given up on ever having this type of holiday. I had had a rough couple of years medically and after getting the all ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MollyMooster

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise; can't wait for the next one!

We arrived in Southampton at around half 12, and weren't supposed to embark until about half 3, but only had to wait about 10 minutes in the lounge area before we were called. Had picture taken, gave credit card ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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