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merrycruisers
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
50 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We are back home again after a lovely cruise on P&O Oceana, nice ship. Entertainment was good, magician from our town Northampton Mark Shortland was Excellent we also had Fogwell Flats who played two shows very funny but he is a ... Read more
mudlark
Member Since 2011
1 review
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as had a 3 week window and this was available at the right price.it was. Strictly come dancing, BBC sponsored Cruise which added a lot and would recommend to anybody. Ship has some issues such as no stairs in the ... Read more
mikey393
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Wanted a cruise from. Southampton as very convenient for my mother living in Portsmouth. Itinerary sounded interesting La Rochelle, Santander, La Corona & Guernsey. We booked an outside cabin on deck 9 aft & tried for a balcony ... Read more
Janelangan
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose the Ventura after going on a mini break in 2016 to Bruges. There was a group of six including three elderly people. The whole experience for all of us was first class from the time we arrived at the dock until we departed. ... Read more
Davey Brown
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Having used P&O before we chose this cruise because of the original advertised itinerary. A very important change was made deleting a port stop near Ephesus Turkey (supposedly because of the political situation in Turkey) and ... Read more
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mikethom29
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Bit harsh, but it got your attention. Ship is fine, some of the waiting staff are very blunt and do not appear in the mood to assist. The entertainment staff are good, trying their very best to keep everyone going. Bingo, Information ... Read more
Gerwyn
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This was our 10th cruise and the 3rd with P&O. The Oceana was selected because its a small ship by today's standards and the itinerary appealed to my wife and I because it would mean return visits to Valetta, Dubrovnik and Venice ... Read more
slug33ukuk
Member Since 2011
1 review
79 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
My wife and I just returned from a 19 day cruise on the ORIANA around the med and Adriatic.,We drove down the night before and stayed at Chilworth Manor, just to make it an extra days holiday.,Now most hotels ask you to vacate by 10.00am ... Read more
dileam
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We did this cruise as we wanted to do the Norwegian Fjords, & booked a Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabin ( C324 ) on 12 Deck. Our cabin was very comfortable, & we didn't have any problems with it. The embarkation was the best we ... Read more
Holidayfun141
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
35 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We love Azura and Ventura and wanted to see for ourselves what the Brittania had to offer and it was amazing. The Atrium is spectacular and so lovely to sit with a coffee and relax. Embarkation took 10 minutes, our cabin was so ... Read more
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Shazzy B
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I was not sure what to expect as a first time cruiser but I was pleasantly surprised with it. I was on the cruise with my husband and his brother (who had an inside cabin). Our cabin with a balcony was clean and the steward, Ritesh, was ... Read more
Rabidtraveller
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Also we wanted to leave and return to Southhampton as we had several days planned in London before cruise. Ship was excellent, food very good, cabin cosy with balcony but more than adequate ... Read more
moblib
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for it's many different ports having been to the Baltic twice before. Interesting ports such as Riga, Travemunde, Gdynia, Skagen, Tallinn, Klaipeda as well as the usual Oslo, Copenhagen & St Petersburg. Cabin was ... Read more
rodmaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
To be together with some of our family, this was our fourth P&O cruise. The best of all on Britannia was the great service received during breakfast and supper at the Oriental and Peninsular Restaurants. An absolute pleasure. This ... Read more
Francesd
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
The 2nd cruise on th Oceana was exceptional good value. It is a traditional cruise ship which was formally the Ocean Princess. Whilst having been afloat for quite a number of years she is still in good condition. Our inside cabin was ... Read more
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Potty Terracotta
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
46 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose a 7 day cruise to the Norwegian Fjords to sample Nordic Culture and the scenery. The Itinarary of Stavanger, Flam, Olden and Bergen did not disappoint, nor did the weather which for the beginning of May was fantastic, with ... Read more
oldmariners
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
The Ventura is long overdue for a refit, but All Staff were superb Our cabin ( suite ) was shabby. TV and system is obsolete. 10 foot overhang over balcony ( cabin R 412 ) made the the balcony sunless and the cabin gloomy. Extremely ... Read more
sheikmilc
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We were looking forward to our first PO cruise but were disappointed. The ship is tired and needs a refit, food very average, entertainment overall average. However staff excellent and friendly. Cabin balcony small and tiny bathroom. We ... Read more
BigAl51
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
7 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Embarkation went very smoothly and we were soon in our cabin (deluxe outside) C156. This was very roomy with plenty of hanging space and a useful sitting area. This was our first cruise on Oriana since her refit and we were impressed. She ... Read more
oxfordexplorer
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
So lets start with the basics - anyone who is looking for a no frills cruise then this is for you. The embarkation went well and we arrived at our cabin around the time that was scheduled for us on our documents - 2pm. We had the good ... Read more
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Strawberry field
Member Since 2016
1 review
113 forum posts
33 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
First impressions were of a beautiful ship with lots of wood, marble and chrome. This impression stayed with me throughout the cruise and made me think of how an elegant club would look. Service on board was excellent with the exception of ... Read more
Davey Brown
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
As my partner and I had never been to Norway we decided to give this P and O cruise a try. The Embarkation at Southampton went very smoothly, 45 minutes after arriving at the terminal we and our cases were in our cabin. The Aurora ... Read more
kenmcdou48
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We fancied seeing the Caribbean and sailing across the Atlantic. Our first cruise was not a disappointment! P&O were very organised and we experienced no hassle. From embarkation to the easiest disembarkation at Southampton, ... Read more
Dizzy Miss
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We hadn't cruised before but the idea of the Asia cruise with a tour of the Golden Triangle really appealed to us. We weren't disappointed with any part of the holiday, we saw so many places we would probably never visit on a holiday, ... Read more
neighbours 9/ll
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
Having taken a cruise 2 years ago on Oceana we made a decision never to travel with P&O again, however, as they were the only cruise company making this trip we had no choice and booked the Northern Lights Cruise on Oriana in March ... Read more
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