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2,040 P&O Southampton Cruise Reviews
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Junglejim2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
I have cruised 4 times with P&O and never again! My son and I don't use the restaurants we use the buffets for our meals, the choice is terrible with curry served every day the prawns were falling apart as were the mussels like they ... Read more
Dave200
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, three places we had not visited, and the price of £630 being reasonable for 7 nights in July/August. First impressions on embarkation were good. We arrived very early and embarked ... Read more
shot2bits
Member Since 2008
1 review
740 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second P&O cruise having previously sailed on Oceana. We have also sailed with Thomson and Celebrity. Embarkation was well organized: we had been allocated a time of 3pm but arrived two hours earlier as the traffic was ... Read more
richnick432
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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 fantastic both on a ... Read more
Gazroberts80
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
153 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We have just returned from an excellent cruise on Britannia, We have previously sailed on P&O (Aurora, Azura, Oceana), Cunard (QE2, QV, QE and QM2) and Princess (Emerald) and felt that Britannia was an extremely refined and elegant ... Read more
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mscoldchaser
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
We had been recommended to P&O by a friend who had previously been on Britannia and had really enjoyed it, so we thought we'd give it a try ourselves. The itinerary were all places we had never visited before, and looked really ... Read more
OOHSUITUSIR
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation was extremely efficient , we were out of the cab and in our cabin within 60 minutes, very slick. The cabin was quite small , but there was plenty of hanging and shelf space . The en suite had a proper shower cubicle ( no ... Read more
triciahayat
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Mostly a good experience. Great crew, professional and friendly. Food was the only disappointment - like school dinners. A couple of good restaurants available for hefty supplements (dinner at Epicurean attracted an additional charge of ... Read more
ellis9
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
The journey through the Norwegian Fjords was stunning. The itinerary was excellent and the ports were easily accessible - important for my wife who is disabled. All the staff were helpful and friendly and we were very well served by our ... Read more
JD42
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Never been to Norway or fjords so really looked forward to it . Great itinerary , highlights Flam and Olden with land train tour . Bergen wet and Stavanger ok ( visit St Switching church , £3 entry) Booked to board at 1330 but ... Read more
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kaywalth
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had had mixed reviews with regards to P & O and so decided to try for ourselves for the first time with P & O, we opted for a smaller ship and liked the design at the back of the ship of the Aurora so went ahead and booked 7 ... Read more
bigrigs97
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a first time taster.Just 6 nights.Firstly the food was excellent we had an amazing choice either buffet or served in main dining room.Anything we had was fresh and well cooked could not fault at all.Room service ... Read more
SP/PC Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Always cruised with P&O, mainly Azura as we like to do the Caribbean. Decided to take 2 of our children on a small cruise so chose this one. The ship was Lovely and Embarkation/Disembarkation was excellent. One daughter loved the ... Read more
Anngrace43
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This is our first cruise with P&O and first impressions were great. My partner is unable to walk more than a few yards and uses a mobility scooter. Embarkation was smooth and very easy, we were fast tracked through check in and ... Read more
yoyo46
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
For us this was a return to P&O having first cruised with them about 4 years ago. A couple of friends had been on a previous Norway cruise on Britannia and had recommended it to us, so on the basis of this recommendation and our ... Read more
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pickle_john
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to its itinerary (Norwegian Fjords) and suggestions from family to try P&O as we have always been a Royal Caribbean cruisers. After our journey from Lincoln to Southampton we left our car with a meet and greet ... Read more
jade253
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was my 7th cruise, having sailed with Thompson, NCL and Cunard before; and this was the worst one yet. Cons -had a terrible encounter with my waiter in the Meridian restaurant on a particular night, as whilst having a ... Read more
Happychappy64
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I was one of 6 in a group that had a limited window of time when we could all go away. We have heard good things about cruising to Norway and so we decided on Aurora. This was the first P&O cruise that I had done so I was keen to see ... Read more
Inna L
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Myself and my husband ( with our two children) were sailing for 6 days cruise to Spain ,France and Guernsey. Before this cruise, we regularly go cruising, with different companies. But we never sailed with PO Cruises before. Overal ... Read more
The Mitchells
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
69 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
When we saw Adonia back in the regular P&O fleet we couldn't wait to sail on her for the first time. Having been eligible for the bargain of the century we booked a Penthouse Suite. We could hardly believe the spaciousness of the ... Read more
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Cozzyleicester
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having sailed on our first cruise on Britannia last year in the Caribbean, thought we’d try a mini cruise as a weekend break and an opportunity to see what the experience of departing on a cruise from Southampton is like. So, our ... Read more
Suvau
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I've cruised many times before as a solo passenger so had a pretty good idea as to what to expect - but what a disappointment! Embarkation was straightforward and easy, although I had to pretty much beg a porter to take my suitcase! On ... Read more
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SWORRUB1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
254 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
10-23rd July 2017 Madiera Canaries Lisbon round trip Southampton Ship was looking good I thought if slightly tired bit in no way was that an issue. Good cruise it has been 5 years since I was last on P&O and I thought that certain ... Read more
merthin
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Oh dear, It's been some years since my first cruise with P & O and what used to be a real luxury experience is now very disappointing. Ventura is tired and shabby and desperately in need of an up date. For quite a large ship it ... Read more
TangerineWillow
Member Since 2013
1 review
48 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Gave up on P and O cruises owing to declining standards. Have been with new favs Celebrity and Princess, but friends invited us on this cruise so we thought why not. Ventura was great, lively friendly crowd on board. Must admit the MDR ... Read more
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