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16 P&O First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Lhumes22 avatar


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

Landlubber600 avatar


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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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Shambolic Safety Drill

Our first cruise was on the P&O Aurora on 28 Dec for 5 days round Bruges and Hamburg. Both are nice cities well worth a visit and pleasurable day was had at both. Embarkation parking with CPL was great, very ...
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Sail Date December 2015

echelon01 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Azura: a Wide Berth

All details are factual and the subject of a formal written complaint to P&O My wife booked the cruise in Oct 2014 to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary which was to occur in early 2015 We arrived 27/11 ...
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Sail Date November 2015

jackiepinter avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes


At times service in the main bar was particularly bad, waiting 45 minutes just to get a drink, refusing to let you get one from the bar. Areas of the ship discusting filthy, especially the toilets, very stained ...
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Sail Date October 2015

Greyboy avatar


2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

First and Last With P and O

this was are first ever cruise so I have nothing to compare against but I can certainly tell when a ship is looking worn out. On arrival day one we had been on the ship no more than five minutes and spa ...
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Sail Date August 2015

xCharX avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

All Fur Coat No Knickers!

After reading the recent reviews stating how amazing this ship is, I could not sit back and not give my opinion. As a 22 year old female on my first cruise with my Mother who has done several beforehand I have to ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Grrrh avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Brittania; No

This was our first cruise. I have to say, the food on board was second to none. The restaurant service was brilliant. What I will say about the ship, even though I have nothing to compare it to is that there are not ...
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Sail Date May 2015

Jamie14 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Cruise; Wedding on Board

This was my first ever cruise and I was looking forward to it so much. My son also married on board. There were some positive points I.e. Loved my cabin and balcony, the housekeeper kept this very well but having ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Suyos avatar


1 Review Written

Not Great

12 nights on the Ventura was a struggle for my husband, 14yr old, 9yr old, 71 yr old mum and myself, unless you like a 'Butlins/Haven holiday camp type holiday at an extortionate price point'! (A fellow passengers ...
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Sail Date August 2015

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Racing favourite

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


First time for us, and the last with P and O I think. Not what I expected for the price, I'm not hard to please but this was quite downmarket. I got the impression from others who had cruised before that they felt ...
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Sail Date July 2015

bandits2015 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

All Hype; No Substance!

On-board activities: The TV in our cabin was the only real entertainment on sea days apart from a film, reading or walking – we don’t sunbathe/swim. We were expecting seminars / talks but there was almost ...
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Sail Date May 2015

Plantqueen avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Expensive trip to Guernsey

Friends/family had continually mentioned about my sister and I going on a cruise, both of us are divorced and travel regularly on holiday so we took the plunge and booked a mini cruise to see Bruges in Belgium as ...
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Sail Date May 2015

lindajune avatar


1 Review Written

First Cruise & ? Last

Pre ship booking good, helpful and full information for first time cruisers. Embarkation easy except nobody to tell us just unload cases from taxi and they will be picked up by porter, found out from old time ...
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Sail Date October 2013

Diss0ppointed avatar


1 Review Written

P & O - A NO from First Time Cruisers

As two first time cruisers, celebrating 3 special occasions in 2013, we were so excited to be heading for the Caribbean in January 2013 on the P&O Ventura. We had planned and prepared for this cruise for 18 months ...
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Sail Date January 2013

KEW1953 avatar


1 Review Written

Overall a disappointed first time cruise passenger.

We have just returned from a two week cruise on the Oriana X310 to the Western Mediterranean. This was our first cruise and was a huge learning curve.We had booked valet car parking at Southampton, which went like a ...
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Sail Date May 2013

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