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38 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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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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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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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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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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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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Olwen Langford

1 Review Written

Stunning Ship with the wow factor; pity staff are not a happy bunch.

This was our first long cruise having taken mini cruises before. The ship is impressive but staff appeared miserable and demotivated. We loved dressing up, the for in The Peninsular freedom dining was fantastic. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Cereocker

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship; Wrong Cruise

My partner and I (both in our late 60s) flew from Manchester to Barbados with Thomas Cook on 21st November, 2015, to board P&O Britannia for a fortnight cruising around the Caribbean islands. The flight was ...
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Sail Date November 2015


Davey Brown avatar

Davey Brown

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers

This was the first cruise for my partner and I, (if you discount Brittany Ferries to Northern Spain!) The Thomson flight from Gatwick was excellent and we were amazed that the transfer coach met us at the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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valnlou

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Timers

After reading all of the bad reviews about the Azura, we left for the holiday feeling very nervous. However, being first-time cruisers we had nothing to compare it with and found everything to be just great. The ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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kkymmy

1 Review Written

A good place start...

This was my first cruise and I was travelling alone, I wanted to try cruising without committing to a) too much time on board or b) a really expensive, lengthy cruise just in case cruising wasn't for me. ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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madmacs

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Many Good Things, Few Not So Good

We are seasoned cruisers, but this was my first with P&O, but not for my wife. It was a short seven day cruise that went as far as Lisbon. The weather was mixed with some wet days and some better days. I won't ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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jackellie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Britannia

Please do not worry about all the negatives you read about this ship as I did. I think they must have been on a different ship, because it was ( WONDERFUL ) Embarkations took about a hour, but once on board we went ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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keith dutton

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyable, but could be much better.

This was my first cruise, but my wife had cruised before when she was a young girl. At first site the ship is really impressive. The food was excellent and the quality of service in the restaurants was friendly ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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World travel

1 Review Written

Seating by Lifts

just returned from my first cruise, was an amazing experience. my disability prevented me from leaving ship but so much to do on board it didn't spoil my holiday. The outstanding quality of food was wonderful, ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Gatch1964

1 Review Written

Quietly Impressed

The beginning of the year we decided after many beach holidays and city breaks to succumb to our Friends suggestions, after timeless searching and many late nights we decided to a "taster" cruise and choose a 7 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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donnalouise9

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mostly Positive

I'm a single mother to a 7 year old and this was our first ever cruise. My daughter loved the kids club which was very well organised, with friendly and attentive staff, and which had lots of activities lined up ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Warbo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Shame about the weather!

Got back today from a great week on board. Getting on and off were both extremely well organised and we had no problems. All the staff we had contact with were extremely friendly and helpful especially with the ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Alex Naughton

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Southampton to Guernsey on the Channel Islands

I and my mum have just come back from a weekend cruise on board the Britannia from Southampton to Guernsey. I am in my mid thirties and we are both first time cruisers. We travelled down to Southampton by train ...
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Sail Date July 2015


Debs57 avatar

Debs57

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Please read on if you are a first time cruiser

My husband and I have just returned from our first cruise and although we had a fabulous time I would like to let others know some tips if you have never cruised before. We travelled on the P&O Ventura from ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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lesley1944

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beware of the air conditioning

this wa sour very first cruise and we chose an adults only ship..the cabin was superb and the organisation onboard extremely good, food and service incredible...there are many negatives ...one in three of the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


Marian 1 avatar

Marian 1

1 Review Written

We loved Brittania!!!!!

This was our first ever cruise.Our cabin was on A deck. Spacious cabin.Comfortable bed with good quality linen.Bath and shower and balcony ( partial shading) Good quality toiletries.Cabin steward was fantastic, kept ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Graham Skeet

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Fjords

This was our first cruise which we booked for our Honeymoon. We thoroughly enjoyed the overall cruise, with the exception of the scenic Bergen excursion, this wasn't very scenic, we felt it was very rushed & should ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Wiz201

1 Review Written

First time cruiser's take on a cruise

Me and my sister's first time cruising, we were accompanied by my dad and step mum who had cruised before. My dad had chosen to drive down and use CPS parking which went smoothly, picking up the car at the end of ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Poppet52

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Perfect Introduction to Cruising and Guernsey

We joined the Arcadia at Southampton for our very first cruise. Embarkation was fairly swift, despite the long queues. Everyone was then directed to the Belvedere Restaurant for a buffet lunch, prior to the cabins ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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