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Disappointing , understaffed and lots of excuses

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rainyp5655
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I have been on in excess of 20 cruises over the years and often used P & O. for various reasons we drifted away from them as we did not like the bigger boats when they were first introduced and we found ourselves becoming big fans of several other cruise lines. Recently a friend asked us to join them on Iona for a Norwegian fjord cruise during which they had 2 special celebrations, ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Iona and The Fjords

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rich12
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Mega fast embarkation! We were told that the sail away time would have to be delayed until 2.00am due to adverse weather conditions in Southampton, which seemed odd as it was a great early summer day with a gentle breeze, in the morning the captain announced that due to the late sail start the port stop in Stavanger had to be scrapped. Olden is a beautiful place to see, the stop at Alesund ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Inferior product (sadly)

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2009Charlie
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

5th time with P&O cruises (2nd time on Ventura) and the experience has gone south. Boarding at Southampton. Due to a delay to us getting onto the ship, we were sat jammed in the terminal for what felt like ages. Zero Covid precautions in place. Main dining hall. Requested a table for two at the early sitting. We were allocated a mixed table for six at the late dinner sitting. Staff really ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Not a good start and very poor for vegans

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Vegcruiser55
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

The food already is much poorer with worse options for vegans veggies and gluten free folk than the Britannia a few years ago. Portions smaller in the restaurant. Just feels like they are cutting back to catch up after covid. I hope it improves but noticing little things where they are cutting corners that makes me unlikely to book again on P and O unless I see this improving in other reviews. ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Cabins - never again

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Funfloating
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My friend wanted to cruise to Norway, having travelled on P&O for years we chose Iona. As this is the largest of P&O's ships I expected a spacey cabin but when I opened my cabin door I was shocked and really disappointed, it was so small. The two singles were by the window with just about enough room to squeeze out of bed by the window and there was no way to get out the other side. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


First time cruisers (probs the last)

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PauMorj
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Was on G218 to Norway and the Fjords as first time cruisers. Cabin - 12718 (aft) - great cabin, good size and balcony more than worth it. Shower powerful enough. Eating - most breakfasts spent in Horizon for the buffet which was enough. Could always get a seat (guess the ship was not at full capacity). Staff very quick to clear away after you. Drinking - we didn't have a package as to ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Standards dropped. Find another company.

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Fellah
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First cruise post pandemic after 20 years of cruising with P&O. Standards dropped considerably. Food in restaurants poor with menu choices cut. Self service cafeteria choices cut. Often food was cold, and for some reason you had to ask every day for marmalade at breakfast. Sometimes you were told there was non on board and had to insist on being given some. Booked glasshouse for family ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Won't sail on this ship again

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Calimba
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We've been on a few P & O cruises and wanted to try Britannia when it first sailed. As Iona was another new one we also wanted to sail on it. But was quite disappointed. After boarding at Southampton we were led straight to the atrium but there was no wow factor about it. Not even any memorable photos whilst boarding. There wasn't even any sail away celebrations at any of the ports we left. I ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Poor air conditioning

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JaneHB
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Went on 7 day cruise on Iona. Several locations within the ship had a muggy warm feel, did not feel like the air conditioning was working properly. All over the ship people were coughing and everybody called it the "dreaded a/c/ cough. After two days returning from the cruise 3 of our party of 4 tested positive for covid. This has put me off having another cruise. Not enough lifts ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


P and O Iona -very disappointing in some aspects.

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Dancecrazy
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We wanted to cruise Norwegian fjords and Iona was chosen in order to support UK business. Meals were usually taken in the Pearl restaurant where all our meals were excellent and staff courteous and couldn’t do enough for us ; all of the staff were lovely. Coral dining room was tried for breakfast once during the cruise and NEVER again. I had to ask for hot water for my decaf tea and ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


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