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P&O Oriana First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Oriana
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Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

8

Very Good

2

Average

2

Poor

3

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

49

Family Cruises

26

First-Time Cruisers

18

Romantic Cruises

12

Cruises for the Disabled

12

18 P&O Oriana First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Glugwine avatar

Glugwine

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Oriana Northern Lights First Cruise

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We wanted to complete Norway and the Northern Lights for sometime and after looking at various options we decided on a cruise aboard the Oriana would probably be the best solution. We are very independent ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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bernielobb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not a first time at sea, but a first time cruising.

Embarkation at Southampton was a breeze taking less time to board than it did to find our cabin! From leaving the taxi to getting into our cabin was 20 minutes at most and our luggage was waiting at the door. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


Greyboy avatar

Greyboy

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

First and Last With P and O

this was are first ever cruise so I have nothing to compare against but I can certainly tell when a ship is looking worn out. On arrival day one we had been on the ship no more than five minutes and spa ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Mr perfect

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cold in Iceland

Our first cruise, to Ireland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Orkneys, Dublin and back to Southampton. Our room A196 mid ship was a good position top price for a Non balcony room. The room itself was in need of ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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AnnShowler31

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First but Not the Last

We have just come back from the most amazing cruise around the Mediterranean. Loved every minute. The ship is adult only and we were among the youngest aged mid 50s but I think that was because the trip was 18 days ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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purplekim

1 Review Written

First Time Cruisers - Norway

A lovely cruise, the ship is tired and a little old, but we liked it, not too big that you get lost and not too small to feel crowded. We were lucky with weather, the sunniest in 15 years we were told. We loved the ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Teamspirit

1 Review Written

No rating

Fantastic first Cruise

We had a lovely first cruise aboard the Oriana. The staff were all very attentive, especially in the main restaurant (Peninsular). With the freedom dining we were offered a choice of dining every day 2,4,6 or 8 ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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rbakerjones

1 Review Written

A First Time Cruise

Shall we, shan't we? We had heard mixed reports of cruising but, at the last minute and on a wet, miserable December day, decided to book on a twelve day cruise on Oriana from Southampton to Morocco calling at ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Cnw11

1 Review Written

Disappointing 1st cruise!

As first time cruisers, we were looking forward to the hyped up cruise with p&o on the Oriana . Deluxe room very ordinary on C deck. Food at the main restaurants very average, with self service at the conservatory ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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lindajune

1 Review Written

First Cruise & ? Last

Pre ship booking good, helpful and full information for first time cruisers. Embarkation easy except nobody to tell us just unload cases from taxi and they will be picked up by porter, found out from old time ...
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Sail Date October 2013


alfie155 avatar

alfie155

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First-timers - not disappointed.

Our cruise was planned to celebrate Mother’s 91st year and we booked P&O’s Oriana X314 Iberia trip departing 14 July, through Planet Cruise. This was the first proper cruise for 4 out of 6 of us so forgive any ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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newforestpat

1 Review Written

No rating

Not ready for cruises yet

A group of six of us went to the Norwegian Fiords. None of us had been on a cruise before. We definitely enjoyed a lot of it, but still don't feel ready for this sort of travelling yet. We are all in our 60s. ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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KEW1953

1 Review Written

Overall a disappointed first time cruise passenger.

We have just returned from a two week cruise on the Oriana X310 to the Western Mediterranean. This was our first cruise and was a huge learning curve.We had booked valet car parking at Southampton, which went like a ...
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Sail Date May 2013


Scriv avatar

Scriv

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A fantastic first experience on the Oriana!

We have just returned from a wonderful week on the Oriana X308 to Norway and Fjords. This was our first cruise and surpassed all expectations. We had booked valet car parking at Southampton, which went like a ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Never Seasick

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Southampton to Canaries

We were given an embarkation time of 0300-0345 and arrived at Southampton railway station at 0245 quickly finding a taxi but then were stuck in a traffic jam "the football was on". Arrived at the terminal at 0315 ...
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Sail Date March 2013


Cuthro avatar

Cuthro

1 Review Written

Oriana X304 First time cruisers

General Overview As first time cruisers we did not really know what to expect. My husband is a part-time wheelchair user, able to walk short distances, so we were a little concerned about embarkation and how he ...
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Sail Date March 2013


nic104 avatar

nic104

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fabulous First Cruise

We were on board Oriana from 18th - 28th March 2013. Never cruised before and we went as a surprise for my in-laws, who were celebrating their 40th Anniversary by going on this cruise and also my father in-law's ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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nottheusualtoday

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Oriana Xmas Cruise to Western Med

Joining the cruise couldn't have been simpler. Parked in Southampton using Parkatmyhouse website. Cost was only £51 for seventeen days! Check-in procedure was speedily accomplished. Cabin was ready and well ...
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Sail Date December 2011


Oriana Ratings

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