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41 P&O Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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jdohants

6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

A Tired Ship, Dreadful Music

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We did the same cruise last year, when it was somewhat better. This ship is going in for refurbishment and it certainly needs it. The cabin toilet failed on four days, we had to seek puiblic toilets. The carpets are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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WDR498

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Med cruise spoiled by Norovirus

Chose this cruise because of the ports and the time of year. First three days were excellent then the Norovirus outbreak god out of hand and pools were emptied, buffet was closed, all venues on the ship were single ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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PamelaJanet

1 Review Written

Profit over passengers

This was a new ship and the flight left from my local airport. The only deck you could walk on was the top deck and you would have to fight your way around sunbeds and passengers. The only way to sit outside ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Altaj Maroj

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Cruising Cacophony!

We try to get away from the UK winter weather and, having sailed twice before on the Oriana on similar itineraries, we like the US ports, and although not great fans of the Caribbean islands, at least they're warm. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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fedmundson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Have the staff had a pay cut?

Having been on Oriana on a 17 day cruise around the canary islands, September 2017, my heart SANK when my wife told me that she'd booked a Xmas market cruise on Aurora. I've never had a good experience on this ship ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Kaely123

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Boring!!

Very poor entertainment, had a 10yr old with us that hated kids club (couldn’t blame her) same stuff on every night. The spa on the ship was appalling, still kicking myself for not walking out. Bar closed at ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Welshmancarrol28

2 Reviews Written

Even following a bad start things didn't improve

I am amazed with a history of technical difficulties even limping into port on our day of sailing P&O decide to put nearly 3,000 souls to sea on a craft with historical mechanical problems, and this time being a ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Mungoeleanor

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Visits ashore were dreadful

1. Food excellent, 2. Disabled cabin and bathroom perfect. 3. Crew fantastic, friendly and attentive 4. Bars, restaurants, entertainment venues very good but some are very “dated”. 5. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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2exnhs

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Christmas/New Year Cruise 2017

The sun decks on the ship were soulless. They were spartan and devoid of any character. The ship had just had a refurb and we were surprised how poor the ship was turned out. In the theatre it was either very cold ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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perschky

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Never again on the Oriana

Never again on the Oriana unless you are over the seventy age mark and would like to sit like zombies. The days entertainments were adult Colouring by numbers,Craft and Chat get together & knitting & Chat also ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Lepre

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Forgettable Food & Weather

We have cruised with another cruise line sixteen times, the last one was dire in all it's glory. Some friends of ours who also had the same experience decided to try P&O in 2016. They said that they had had a good ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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kimmk

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

The friends made the cruise

We have just returned from a 3 night mini break from Adelaide to Melbourne via Kangaroo Island. The ship herself, is very dated , liked nannas house, only missing the plastic covers on the chairs ! On the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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tandori

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Oriana is very 3 star for quality and choice of food and service

We chose this cruise as the ship was smaller than some and we had cruised before on Oriana and we enjoyed it very much last time. However this time the food was very poor, service in the restaurant was 3rd rate and ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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ibscott

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

How are they still in business?

We chose this cruise to visit new locations e.g The Gambia, Cape Verdi, and Tenerife. Shortly before joining the ship but after having the Yellow Fever vaccination we were told that the Gambia visit had been ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Bruce Caton

1 Review Written

46 Helpful Votes

This is what happens when bean counters take over.

First the good: Dinner in the evening was always excellent, never had a bad meal. The buffet restaurant always had seating where on other cruises we have struggled to get a seat at breakfast and lunch. The ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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scottydragon

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not Christmas

The cruise was advertised as Christmas and New Year, but there was no atmosphere for either. The decorations looked as if they had been bought at Poundland not at all what we experienced on our previous Christmas ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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twighlightstar

4 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with P&O

Embarkation and disembarkation can only be described as shambolic. It seemed everyone was at the terminal at the same time and so no seats and long delays to embark. They give people a piece of paper with an ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Walllis

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing Cruise

If this was our first cruise we would have thought well it was OK but, we have had 3 cruises in total so we had something to compare this cruise with. The balcony cabin was the smallest we had been in and not a ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Horstead

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Cheerless Christmas and New Year

The food in the Meridian Restaurant and the service was appalling as was the food in the Belvedere, as a result I have managed to lose 8 lb in weight not what you would expect to lose on a cruise. We did not ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Beloos

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Britannia; Not Fit for Purpose

my partner and I went on the Britannia cruise to the Caribbean as a treat for my birthday. He booked it in January and thought that, as it was a new ship, everything would be wonderful. We have been on a number of ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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shoto

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bad Design

Food, service was fine, a lovely ship, problem is too many passengers for entertainment venues, headliners theatre too small for number of people on board also live lounge even smaller, you had to be at venues ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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greensj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too many negatives

P&O staff lost 2 luggage cases from PO coach to ship, found by us later that night by luck outside the wrong cabin door midship after normal concerns associated. Party of 4. × 2 couples alocated cabins 200yds ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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ShadowMonkey

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

Having heard conflicting reports about P&O, we decided the launch of the new Britannia was the best time to try a P&O Cruise and judge for ourselves. I must say our experience on board the Britannia was ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Kitsteps

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A Total Let Down; Score Two, Maybe a Three

As a reasonable fit 70 year old suffering spinal arthritis I was treated very poorly on embarkation, (by Port Staff, not P&O) Made to stand and remove shoes etc. This is almost impossible and painful. Take note ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Boberm

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not up to standard

The ship is too big, with 4000 passengers and only one entry port you queue to get on you queue to get off and you queue to get back on. If it's raining when you return to the ship you will queue in the rain! But a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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