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201 Europe Oriana Europe Cruise Reviews


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AdeAfloat

11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Oriana Bows Out In Style

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Having enjoyed a number of cruises on Oriana over the years we felt we had to be on her for her last P&O voyage sailing to Svalbard via the Faroe islands, Norway and Belfast. She was still in very good condition ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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SDP79

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

OK Ship but engine and propulsion system are shot!

We are experienced with cruising and this is our second trip with P&O. Not expecting too much but more for the company price per nigyt was not exactly cheap but there were not service charges or tips and everything ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Liz mccarthy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Last cruise on Oriana for us

Have had some wonderful times on Oriana (we still have fabulous memories of the 5 week cruise we did in 2011&the cruise sailing around Cape Horn in 2004) &wanted to have a final cruise before she sadly is off to a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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staryeyed

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Spain Trip 2019

I selected a farewell cruise on the Oriana, before she slips away to China. I was not disappointed with the ship, she still felt very special, it will be a shame to see her go. The cruise was an adults only, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Welsh Terrier

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

BOOK YOUR OWN TOURS AND AVOID WINE PACKAGES

Embarkation the quickest ever after a smooth coach journey down from Woolley Edge in Yorkshire. Great to have luggage dealt with efficiently - you do not have any contact with it from handing it over to coach ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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mgoo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The first cruise of 2019

A little warmth to celebrate the, nearly, end of winter and a reunion with Oriana after several years. We were pleasantly surprised at the smooth check in, there must have been at three couple in the queue ahead ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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David George, Chester

8 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Dazzling snow and ice - who needs Lights?

You know how it is. Days before departure you check that everything you could possibly need is packed and then with hours to go before closing the front door, you realise something is missing. In my case, I like ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Brading10

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship but disappointing

No Northern Lights but great experience. Tours all very expensive but worth it. The Captain was anonymous during the whole cruise which was dissapointing. No updates at all from her, and no reassurance during ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Heyshamman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Northern Norway

We chose this cruise as this would be the last opportunity to see Oriana before her sale in August. We had first cruised on Oriana in July 1995. We were pleasantly surprised at the good condition of the ship, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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1hayers

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Hoped to see the Northern Lights, sadly, they did not appear. First time on this ship which is showing its age. Cabin kept very and tidy. 99% of staff were very good. Service in waiter service restaurants very ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Alison Harman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

X 823 - Not holiday fron hell

I was on the Oriana with my partner and can honestly say this was not the "holiday from hell" as one couple suggested. We were well looked after. It could have been a lot worse when we had the power failure, but ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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tosca2

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best cruise for food, service and entertainment, FABULOUS DAHLING

Chose this cruise for a bit of winter warmth and also to celebrate husband's 70th birthday. Oriana is a favourite ship of ours and we are disappointed to learn that it going out of commission later this year. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Critique101

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

P&O 1st Class Arrogance

Where do you start with P&O’s Oriana cruise from Southampton(Madeira/Tenerife/Lisbon etc). December 2018 Firstly, the decommissioning of the vessel in 019 is ambitious. 010 might have been more ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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sharonwood

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nothing but amazing!

we have just come home from the best cruise yet. Embarkation was perfect, check in to cabin only 20mins. The Oriana is a great sized ship, everything within walking distance. The food in the main restaurants was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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BellinaB

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never Again!!!!

It was nothing more than a floating retirement home.Daytime activities consisted of boring quizzes,seminars on weight loss and pain relief,watercolour painting and something called Knit and Natter (think old ladies ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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steffi loves spaghetti

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Special cruise for 60th birthday

We have never cruised on P&O before, or adults only, so were a little apprehensive for this cruise. We were given an arrival slot of 3pm but this worried me about being late so we left home at 1pm and only live ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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bluemug

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Lumps of ice

Chose this cruise because it was going to Greenland (never met anyone who had been to Greenland) First stop was Stornaway. It was great because it was raining. Remember the long hot spell. Next stop was Reyjavik. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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cruzin.cat

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary (Greenland and Iceland)

A great cruise with one or two problems in the cabin (see cabin review under). The itinerary was excellent which is why we chose this. People moan about the ship but for a ship of this age it was clean and tidy and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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shazaraz65

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fell in Love with the Oriana

This was my and my friends first cruise. We choose this one as we thought we would try cruising with a short break to see if we liked it. Well I can 100% say it was amazing from the time we arrived at Mayflower ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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The Dales

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Another lovely holiday -- cruising all around Ireland

After reading reviews about the Oriana, our expectations, were not very high. However we were pleasantly surprised, to find the ship, alot better than, what we had read, in the reviews. It was the first ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Venusandback

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Interesting

Firstly this ship is haunted. I’ve been on it twice and same things happened. I’d stop and let someone pass and find out nobody was there. Eventually my mother asked why I kept stopping and turning round and I ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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spendless

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Round Britain cruise

Party of 6. Picked this cruise because or itinerary. Appreciate Oriana is an older ship but it has had a recent overhaul. Ship is smart in a rather retro style. We made extensive use of the Lords Tavern bar which is ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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David George, Chester

8 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

In the end it's the service that counts

The news was confirmed last week: Oriana is history, or she will be by May 2019. Much of the chatter I heard in the launderette on C Deck was all about her sale. There were whispers about men in suits having been ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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mekydro

8 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

An ambulance at (almost) every port

We had cruised on Oriana before, in 2013 and 2015, and enjoy its atmosphere. This cruise was affected by 'Storm Hector' and we had an extra sea day instead of calling at Portree in Skye, which was to have been a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Poppett

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good itinerary shame about the ship

Very hit and miss cruise. Daytime activities on board were geared towards the many older people on board and didn't appeal to us at all. Entertainment was made up of the usual pub quizzes, name that tune, name ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Oriana Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.7
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.1
Fitness Recreation3.6
Family2.03
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