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28 P&O Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


Pbbmason avatar

Pbbmason

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean cruise 29 June - 13 July, 2019

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We chose this cruise as it was our first and the destinations were places we wanted to visit. We missed embarkation photos etc. as the bus was late. The ship was very nice but a little tired. Getting around was ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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- . Beth

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Strictly Come Dancing cruise but a terrifying tender boat expenerience!

We went on the Ventura specifically for the Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise from Southampton around the Mediterranean on 2nd June. We thoroughly enjoyed all the Strictly shows and meeting the Strictly dancers ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Flynnfish

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Dissatisfied cruise

I have put this review on here rather than send to P.O. as P.O. would take no notice, and it would be filed away as it’s not what they want to hear, but more people will see it on this site. We picked the Jan ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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lmcgowan82

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

I’m a well seasoned cruise traveller with over 25 completed to date ranging from Princess, RCI, Celebrity and P&O. I’ve never felt compelled to write a review until now. Having cruised similar with P&O, my ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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bdymentjones

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Our first 'Back-to-Back' cruise experience

Hello All, Well I must admit that was one of the quickest embarkations I’ve ever had. Arrived at the Ocean terminal at 12noon and in the arrivals lounge on the ship by 12:15pm sipping on a lovely glass of wine ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Kennedycruise

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Cruise with a Musical Touch

We were looking for a 7 day cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with our family. Having cruised on Britannia twice before, we would have preferred another ship but the dates and costs fitted our ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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serial_traveler

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Great ship and cruise from England!

I have been wanting to see London, and also Norway (The Fiords) for quite awhile. I was going to do a land tour, but since my health is now working against me sometimes, I realize that I need to slow down (74ys), ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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richnick432

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Just Superb

This was Our first Cruise, it was everything we were told it was going to be ,excellent,from start to finish, apart from the weather, (and i cant hold P&O responsible for that,) the staff on board were absolutely ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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tommytez

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Good Cruise

This wa a Strictly themed cruise although the reason we chose this cruise was the destination ports being none we had visited before. We have embarked at Southampton several times before and this was the longest ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Broadhurstbob

12 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

About Time

About Time We have cruised with P&O many times, it was our first trip on Ventura although we were familiar with the layout having cruised on Azura and some Princess ships. This cruise was mainly to visit Greece ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Paula Lonnen

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

10 ladies who lunched; ages 22 to 60, Southampton to Bruges

10 of us went as a group for a 3 day break , time away from children , grandchildren , nagging partners and husbands :) We arrived at Southampton and was whisked through security and passport control at such a ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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TennisGirl86

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

First time cruise and two weeks of magical memories!

Hello. Last year I had the pleasure of going on my first ever cruise. This was on P&O Britannia for two weeks sailing around the Mediterranean to and from Southampton. The ports of call were Cadiz, Barcelona, ...
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Sail Date July 2016


David Wheeler avatar

David Wheeler

12 Reviews Written

177 Helpful Votes

Call this a music festival?

We chose this cruise specifically because it was promoted as just that: a music festival at sea. Not everyone on board knew that. Which did, in the event, cause some grumbles. Embarcation was fine. On this ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Ericsbowls

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ventura needs a face lift inside.

Overall enjoyed our cruise but improvement needed on the interior of the Ventura. In our cabin the one chair was all frayed and looked very worn ,electric socket was hanging from the wall ,the sheets were torn in ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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lottie11

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Change of ports

First time with P&O and on the whole very happy. The entertainment and activities could have been so much better but I do appreciate that you can't please everybody. The cabins and cleanliness of the ship were ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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capyainchaos

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Britannia rules.

we saw Britannia sailing the other way last year in the Med, it looked stunning so we promised ourselves to try it. We booked direct with P&O and pleased we did< Georgina was excellent, no hard sell, just a very ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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OllyOx

1 Review Written

Good Cruise, but Not Special

Have been on 3 P&O cruises and 2 Celebrity X cruises. Simple summary was that we had a great relaxing holiday but expected more from the new flagship Britannia. Bigger ship with no improved experience for ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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SusanRoberts

1 Review Written

Three Days and Two Nights Sampler to Guernsey

Friends asked us to try this sampler as we were new to cruising. Since booking we went to the Caribbean with P and O on Ventura which was a good experience so we had a fair idea what to expect. Firstly, we were ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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jools0472

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mixed feelings

This was our first P&O cruise, and probably our last. The ship has a lovely decor, plenty of different spaces/places to go to, we had an excellent itinerary and to top it all it was a Strictly cruise. However, I ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Gillypat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Strictly Fabulous!!!

This was a" Strictly Come Dancing ", themed Cruise. We are not dancers and this was our first ever cruise! Having read the mixed reviews about the Azura and P and O in general I was worried that we had made the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


IAN S avatar

IAN S

1 Review Written

Strictly Come Dancing to the Baltic

We enjoyed a 40th Wedding Anniversary Cruise to the Baltic that left Southampton on 20th June 15. The ship was spotless, the staff were immaculately turned out and it was obvious that they were “happy ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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mckenzlee

1 Review Written

Nice cruise, but sticking with Princess, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean.

1st post on Cruise Critic - 7th Cruise so far Just returned from Norwegian Fjords - Nice cruise but sadly not too impressed with P & O "flag ship". Ignored initial negativity to form our own Judgement but ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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claires cruise

1 Review Written

First Time P&O (Possibly the Last)

Very second rate Compared to Carnival and Royal Caribbean, the staff could barely speak English and were nowhere near as friendly or professional, the food, entertainment, organisation, embarking and disembarking ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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burridlw

2 Reviews Written

Regular Cruiser but First Time with P&O on Britannia; Oops

Just returned back from Britannia with a group of family members, 8 of us in 4 cabins, having sailed to Norway and the Fjords on Britannia's maiden voyage there. We were celebrating various family milestones of ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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jjohnboy32

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Hardly Relaxing - In a good way

Just returned from a 2 night Mini Cruise from Southampton to Zeebrugee. We booked the mini cruise as a surprise for our friends 40th Birthday. 6 of us travelling all on C Deck (floor 10) in a Balcony room. Check ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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