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Still good but standards droppingUncategorised
We had a 35 day cruise to the Caribbean. Our ship the Oceana is a beautiful ship and the cabin steward and dining stewards made it a memorable cruise. The disappointment was the food, we ate in the serve yourself restaurant for breakfast and lunch where the choice and standard of meals were excellent, sadly this standard was not reached with the evening meals, the food was either exceptional or do…
We recently did a 35-night cruise on Oceana. The ship itself is beautiful, the waiters and stewards were absolutely amazing and we can’t praise them enough. However, we will feel P&O are losing the way. The Penny pinching ways are now so obvious. The Entertainment manager was hopeless as we’re his team. We were on 2nd sitting (8.30pm), we would go for a pre-dinner drink in the atrium at 7.30pm, an…
A802A Azura 27th Jan -10th Feb 18P&O Cruises | Azura
Before leaving on this cruise we discussed the late allocation of cabins (no allocation with only days to departure) with Wendy. She kindly arranged the allocation of A304 to allay the concerns discussed. Following the cruise, Wendy asked me to let her know what we thought of the cabin. I have also made other comments on the holiday which you may pass on to P&O. This is our first experience of Ass…
Royal Clipper in the Grenadines December 2017Star Clippers | Royal Clipper
Sailing along on Royal Clipper is without a doubt a magnificent experience. What a pity that the rest of the Royal Clipper cruise experience falls well short of the standard we expected. Travelling with four friends who had been on Royal Clipper cruise before we had high expectations – we were all disappointed. This was not a cruise where one felt the cruise staff were anxious to take care of thei…
Oceana and serviceP&O Cruises | Oceana
Although this shop is all right, and we have sailed on her before, it is noticeable that it lacks a Crows Nest, Cinema and Ball room, which means that there is limited seating inside the ship in bad weather, only 2 instead of 3 shows/films in the evening and quite a small area for dancing in the atrium.
With regard to service the exemplary service given be the crew was marred by the slow service i…1 person found this helpful.Read more
P&O Everytime. Clearly the best Cruise LineP&O Cruises | Oceana
Just back from another wonderful cruise on Oceana. Nothing but praise for our favourite Cruise Line. Everything perfect from Embarkation to Disembarking. Have cruised on many Cruise Lines in the past but none compares to P&O.1 person found this helpful.Read more
35 night Caribbean Mexico cruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
Third time we have done this cruise on Oceana and this time standards have slipped have never seen people dressed in sports shorts tee shirts and flip flops in the entertainment area’s in the evenings before even on formal nights. The cruise it self was fine and we enjoyed it the staff were up to the usual standard and the food in the restaurant was good but the buffet food and snacks were below w…
Straight to the CaribbeanP&O Cruises | Britannia
Overall, we loved the Britannia and P&O for the service received. Having cruised the Caribbean with Celebrity for the past 13 years, we thought we would try P&O. Are we glad we did. Checking in our luggage at Gatwick and not seeing it again until our cabin in Barbados was a real bonus. Premium service in the Tui Dreamliner was better than any we have received from Virgin Premium. Add on the fact t…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Freedom DiningP&O Cruises | Ventura
We always ate in the main dining rooms. Saffron at Lunch and Cinnamon for Dinner. We prefer a table for two and regularly had to wait, which we don’t mind. What we do mind is after waiting, being shown to a table for two walking past numerous other empty tables for two. The organisation was for the convenience of the waiters and not the passengers. Interestingly enough we asked for a quote for the…
My impressionsCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
Excursions – expensive. Entertainment -poor. General.. Expected more being Cunard – no different from other lines in the middle range of cruise lines.
Overall excellentP&O Cruises | Britannia
Everything excellent couldn’t fault anything.
Britannia-3rd January to 20th January 2018P&O Cruises | Britannia
The outward and inward flights from Manchester to Barbados were fine as was the service from the Thomas Cook staff,
Passport Control at Barbados was efficient and smooth, as was the entry on to the ship.
The ship seemed huge after all the other P & O vessels we have been on in previous years, and we did not see some parts of the vessel during the whole of our trip.
Service in the Peninsula dining …
DisappointingPrincess Cruises | Emerald Princess
Just returned from South American cruise. Whilst the experience was wonderful, that was down to the venues and not the cruise line. Our first time on Princess (and the last) and I’m afraid it does not compare with P & O despite both lines being owned by the same company. Positive points first. The beds were fantastic. We tried ‘free dining’ and were pleased with it. Never had to wait more than 2 o…
Not as good as last yearCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Cruise from 21st January from Miami. I know its a cruise review but I have to mention the Virgin flight from Heathrow. Probably the oldest aircraft they have, A340, which is in desperate need of a refurb. Could not see the tv monitor as it was too dark and grainy. Staff were great handing out Ipads to passengers although they didn’t have enough to go round. The worst aircraft I have been on for a …
Antarctic CruiseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Infinity
Not a cheap cruise but a chance to go into the Antarctic and the Falkland Islands. Not a great success or value for money as it didn’t deliver what it promised. It was 14 days from Buenos Aires with only 4 scheduled port stops. Two off those were cancelled – Puerto Madryn because of engine problems (I understand these had been known for some time but the schedule was only adjusted at the last minu…
Huh?P&O Cruises | Ventura
Very well organized. Staff, shows, bars, food all great. Would have liked to see more serious quizzes with a worthwhile prize as well as the fun ones.
Also I would have liked proper tourneys to be organized rather than just turn up and sort a game out yourself. Even shuffleboard I would like an organized yet still fun competition. Maybe also a certificate like holiday camps always used to do. I re…
Super Comfy ShipCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We’ve just completed a 29 day cruise on the QE from Southampton through the Panama Canal and on to San Francisco. The ship is truly beautiful and comfortable. There is ample room in the well appointed theater so that we never struggled to get a seat, even if we showed up 2 minutes before curtain time. The many public rooms are the ultimate in comfort with more than enough plush, easy chairs and lo…
Loved this cruise, our first time in the Caribbean and P&O had it totally covered. Britannia is a great ship, the food, entertainment and staff were superb
Generally, P&O offer the things I am looking for on a cruise. I am not familiar with the short hop cruises but it appeared that the usually high standards that P & O set were relaxed for this cruise OR are P & O are starting to relax these standards OR are there different standards for different ships? For example when you say ‘smart casual’, that leaves a lot open to interpretation, and I have to…
New York to San FranciscoUncategorised
A beautiful boat inside and out. Fantastic service and very good food. Missed some activities/ lectures because of clashing times which usually happened in the mornings. Very good lectures and excellent shows. Very disappointed with the trip we booked in Fort Lauderdale. Many people complained and we did get a fifty percent refund but we would rather have had a great trip. We were happy with our o…
Wonderful time on the VenturaP&O Cruises | Ventura
Excellent shows & wonderful staff could not fault them .
Jan Caribbean Cruise.P&O Cruises | Ventura
Ventura Had a full load of 3000 passengers.
Buffet tables were mostly fully occupied so could not get a seat and have a peaceful meal.
Could not get a seat in the coffee area on sea days due to the sheer volume of people
Atrium used for dancing lessons so non stop chanting of instructions plus loud music whilst you tried to get seats to have a coffee.
Ship décor very tired and I understand the fo…
Good cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Embarkation was delayed due to the delayed arrival of Ventura due to bad weather and norovirus resulting in the ship having to be deep cleaned.The weather on our trip was kind to us with a gradual build up of temperature as we approached th Caribbean.The entertainment on board was the best that we have experienced.The crew were polite and helpful when needed. Our stateroom was clean although some …1 person found this helpful.Read more
28 Caribbean CruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
The food, service (waiters & cabin steward were excellent but the day time activities were not to my liking. I appreciate that this is a personal thing but I would have liked a putting & bowling green such as most Princess ships have. Ventura had to spend 2 nights and days in Antigua for maintenance work and we did not stop in Grenada allegedly because of high winds. This meant that a large part o…
4th Jan 18 28 day Caribbean cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Very disappointed with the cruise had to spend 2 days in Antigua ship repairs welders flew in and divers to repair the ship very unnerving went to Guadalupe most rundown place we have seen, St kitts beautiful place, Martinique nice, St lucia beautiful , Grenada never got there had to abort docking due to wind, decided to go to Barbados arrived early evening everywere shut, Monday everywere shut th…
First TimersP&O Cruises | Azura
Although we had cruised before about 5 years ago with a different cruise line, this was our first time with P&O. We had a brilliant time. The ship was great, though the cabin, C708 could have been a little bit more contemporary. The large balcony was great, though one of the seats was in need of repair. Despite reporting it on the day we arrived, it remained unchanged for the whole two weeks. The …1 person found this helpful.Read more
One of our best cruises we've ever had. Love the Carribean such pleasant people 😎😎P&O Cruises | Azura
5 stars all the way we think P&O Cruises are the best cruise line everybody is so friendly, from the captain to the cabin steward, loved it all😎😎
Caribbean cruise: 13 Jan -28 Jan1 person found this helpful.Read more
First long cruise.P&O Cruises | Ventura
What a lovely way to spend January. The only slight disappointment was that the weather was not quite as good as we had hoped and we missed seeing an old friend in Grenada. The strong winds made it too dangerous to dock.
Ventura is a great ship and considering she is going in for a refit in March everything was very clean and working well.
Met some super people and have booked again for next year.…
Caribbean CruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
Excellent holiday, Azura was fantastic, only thing that stops us from giving overall 5 star is a couple of niggles that some people will find petty, but hey ho we are all entitled to our opinion. We found that the trips were very expensive, we did get quite a lot of negative feedback from fellow guests that went on some of the cruises, but to be fair many people seemed to enjoy them. We also found…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Not as good as it once wasP&O Cruises | Azura
Whilst service remains good the corners cut by P&O are apparent; the food is average to poor, no amount of dressing up or talking up (in the menu) can impress. Also, the buffet areas have been modified from large port and starboard areas to four very cramped areas – breakfast has become far too crowded and bad-tempered, and there isn’t the choice of food there used to be – where’s all the fruit go…
Caribbean CrisisPrincess Cruises | Caribbean Princess
My wife and I have just returned from our twelfth cruise with Princess Cruises and we can honestly say it was our worst cruise to date. Followed very closely by the last time we were on the Caribbean Princess, which was in December 2017. Apart from the obvious, it was particularly disappointing because during the cruise we became members of the prestigious Elite Captain Circle having now completed…
Not as good as previouslyPrincess Cruises | Caribbean Princess
Having made more rooms the facilities for everyone were seriously wrong – unable to go to the theatre unless you sat there for 2 hours prior to the show to get a seat. They filmed it through to another lounge but that is not live theatre – disaster! Painting outside our end room was worse than bad – peeling paint and had been touched up over dirt or not cleaned down properly. Had to look at it eve…
Cruise A801P&O Cruises | Azura
Whilst our dealings with Bolsover Cruise club was excellent the cruise proved to be the opposite. Flights, both out and return again were good and the embarkation on the ship was very good. Things went downhill from there, food at both the restaurant and buffet was not up to P and O standards.
The cabin toilet was blocked and it took 4 phone calls before the problem was finally solved.
The dress c…
Westerdam reviewHolland America Line | MS Westerdam
This was our first cruise, so nothing to compare it too. Sailed from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego, through Panama Canal.
Pros: good service, good food, friendly staff, clean ship, nice weather.
Cons: too many days at sea, poor ports of call, prices of drinks outrageous, tours a bit poor and expensive, $13.50 per day per person service charge!!! All entertainment and daytime activities geared to old…
Almost excellentAzamara Club Cruises | Azamara Journey
We have just returned from our first cruise on the Azamara Journey. The staff are so friendly and efficient. The food is top-quality fine dining. The service in the restaurant, bars, and the stateroom is excellent. Everywhere is immaculately clean. Apart from one or two areas needing a coat of fresh paint, my real negative is the lack of discipline regarding dress in the restaurant. I know that so…
Hit and missP&O Cruises | Ventura
Took a months cruise 4th January. I am not a hard person to please and overall enjoyed the cruise,especially for what I paid. No complaints with the staff or the entertainment on board which I thought was very good, but the food standard has dropped somewhat and we found ourselves eating in the buffet after a couple of weeks. The smaller ships suit us better. Also having the dancing in the atrium …
Cruise Feb. 2018Viking Cruises | Viking Star
We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of life on board. The choice and quality of food and wines was excellent. We love the calm, cultured ambience, unspoilt by loud music, constant flyers and nuisance photographers.
The staterooms are comfortable and clean and a proper bathroom is much appreciated.
Our only complaint refers to the flight arrangements. Our party of six varied in age from 65 to 85. We …
Poor quality cruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
It is clear P&O are going downhill, I have been on them for last 10years and they far clearly going downhill.
The food now is very basic, examples, no tomatoes that were not soggy, little decent cheese, no poached Salmon, no fresh fruit hardly at breakfast, they ran out of wine Chablis on the first night😩😩😩😩
Entertainment poor, singers shocking, the staff were 95% good but some very abrupt.
They a…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Wonderful Caribbean CruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
The Azura is a great ship, they call it the Happy Ship, great service, good entertainment, we visited some fantastic islands. Just the right sized ship.
Mum's first cruiseFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
As the title suggests, this was mum’s first cruise at the age of 78. It was the 3 night River Seine Sojourn and gave her a good idea of what cruising entails. Despite a bumpier than expected crossing mum started to relax after dinner in the restaurant and was enthralled by the evening show – Bon voyage. The singers and dancers were full of energy and very talented, both shows were excellent. The c…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Another Good TripFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
Once again another great trip very well organised from booking to embarking and then it was just as much to do as you wanted or just relax and be waited on. Nothing was too much trouble we are off again in June
Need to KnowCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Boarding the ship seemed very long, as we had to wait for a wheelchair, there was only one sitting space on the quay for 6 people…..
However once on board, we found the ship excellent the are staff very well trained and welcoming. Cabin reasonably spacious and all food excellent except the canapes arriving at 2pm, seemed too early and rather odd looking wet type of bits, no cutlery, improved a bit…
Lovely islands, boat experience 60% goodP&O Cruises | Britannia
I was overawed by the size of the Britannia, but didn’t find it too hard to get around. We ate in the Horizon and the Peninsular – good food in both, and good service.
I was interested in the idea of doing a tour of the ship, as ‘plugged’ on the in-house TV, but P&O let themselves down in a big way when it emerged that they wanted £75 per customer for this promotional tour. Greedy – and cheeky.
My…3 people found this helpful.Read more
Indian oceanFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
Boudicca although small and compact, it was a very good traditional cruise, all staff were very attentive and willing to make sure we had a very good cruise. The cabin was much better than expected, plenty of wardrobe space and the bathroom facilities were much larger than the very modern ships in our opinion have become more like floating Butlins. Overall a very enjoyable cruise with a good itine…
WonderfulP&O Cruises | Britannia
Fabulous holiday to the Caribbean, lovely flight from Birmingham airport on a Dreamliner airplane, fabulous organisation of the whole holiday from P&O and the Britannia crew all things are great the food is lovely we went freedom dining our cabin was lovely the ship and all it’s amenities is fabulous overall a fabulous holiday from booking at Bolsover Cruise to arriving back home.
Lovely cruise for our Golden Wedding AnniversaryP&O Cruises | Azura
A lovely cruise with some goods ports of call and tours. Amber Cove looks as if it is going to be well worth a visit….sadly it poured with rain for the whole day we were in port.
Not as good as we had hopedP&O Cruises | Britannia
We hoped this ship was a bit more up market than it actually is. Its decor is boring. Entertainment is well below par. Why is there a Costa Coffee cafe and bar in the main atrium, how bad is that. On disembark day the ship looks like Terminal 5 at Heathrow when there is a strike. Staff brill. Entertainment crew are good. Food was good. Will go for a different cruise line next time
Caribbean chaosP&O Cruises | Britannia
Good points about this cruise
1. Premium Economy flights comfortable and worth the extra cost
2. Embarkation and leaving very well organised.
3. Speciality restaurants are good
4. Service ok and most staff courteous and helpful
5. Some entertainment ok.
Bad points and the reason we would not travel on Britannia again
1. The ship is completely overcrowded….there is multiple occupation in cabins for…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Britannia in the CaribbeanP&O Cruises | Britannia
First time on this cruise ship. Only been on the Ventura and Azura beforehand. Comparing the ships (Ventura and Azura are sister ships so very similar), although the Britannia was a beautiful ship we were very disappointed when we got to our room and looked out onto the balcony. This was extremely small. There were two reclining chairbeds and one small table, which were completely adequate for a b…2 people found this helpful.Read more
An experience of a lifetimePrincess Cruises | Emerald Princess
Really great itinerary. Great flights with BA. Ship and food and service were excellent. This was our sixth cruise and best yet, highlights were:
Seeing the Magellanic penguins and sea lions in the Valdes peninsular in Patagonia
Falkland Islands 4WD trip to Bluff cove to see Gentoo and King penguins and time in Stanley, exploring.
Cruising round Cape Horn. Uahuaia and getting our end of the world …
Arabian Nights - and Days!Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
This was only our second voyage with Celebrity and chose it on destination as although we had visited India before we hadn’t been to the UAE. Firstly, I will not go into the farcical situation which arose over the Indian visas almost causing an on-board mutiny as I don’t want it to adversely colour my review. We flew Emirates from Birmingham to Dubai on the 380 airbus and it was fantastic. I can e…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Good - but not Silversea standardSilversea | Silver Spirit
The ship – due for a refit – was ‘tired’ the usually impeccable Silversea service, while still very good, was patchy. The captain and senior staff more or less invisible (cruise director an exception – he WAS visible) we had many excellent meals – and one or two disappointing ones.
So overall disappointing and not at the level we had previously experienced with Silversea. …
AmazingP&O Cruises | Azura
Wow, what an amazing holiday!! Second time on this ship around the Caribbean and just as fabulous. New Years Eve was very special, entertainment was great, with a real party atmosphere. The food throughout the cruise was fantastic as was the service of all the staff. Unfortunately there was norous virus whilst on board, but I cannot tell what an amazing job all the staff did to keep it contained. …
DISAPPOINTINGP&O Cruises | Adonia
We have sailed on Adonia before and enjoyed the experience so when we heard it had been revamped we booked again. Then we were told P&O had sold the vessel but the final cruises would be special and cruises to remember. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The entertainment was mediocre as was the food. The New Year Party was flat with the group singing everyday songs and nothing special to bring…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Cruise from hellRoyal Caribbean International | Voyager of the Seas
From the time we got on to the time we got off the ship Royal never adhered to their policies. I thought it was dress down every evening in the dining room, the likes of beach shorts and flip flops were being worn. This was after talking to the head waiter by the entrance to talk about the problem for the 2nd night in a row a male guest walked by in these clothes. I said to him I rest my case your…
Our cruise experienceP&O Cruises | Azura
We boarded the ship to find that we had the sickness virus on board which lasted over a week and a half the ship’s company had to serve everyone individually. The weather was not good we had more rain than sunshine.
One 40 year old lady died while on board. our friend had a chest infection and while on board my elderly mother died peacefully at home
Brilliant BoudiccaFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
I would like to share with you my experience on board Fred Olsen Boudicca, D1722 Scenic Spain 22nd September – 30th September 2017 round trip Liverpool.
This was the first time we had used the port of Liverpool and was impressed with how convenient it is for us Northerners. When the car was parked with CPS at the ECHO arena, the stewards took our luggage and we didn’t see again till the cabin. T…
CARIBBEANP&O Cruises | Britannia
I came of the Britannia in December and absolutely loved this ship! The Weather conditions were FABULOUS given the devastation from the hurricane we had a slight itinery change, but I could not fault anything! Surprisingly I think Britannia accommodated to a lot more families on-board which seemed extremely popular as there was a fare few more families than expected, many passengers on-board had c…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Southern Africa for Christmas and New YearCrystal Cruises | Crystal Symphony
Crystal Symphony provided a very enjoyable holiday. The outstanding points were the shows each evening except for two, the Cinema, the lectures, the library and the variety of places to eat. Food was good but not exceptional and the service was generally ok. The Ports of call and tours provided a brief and interesting insight of southern Africa.
Caribbean cruise 2017P&O Cruises | Arcadia
The ship is in need of some updating. P&O missed out when they did away with the aft decks and built extra cabins on. It has removed a popular facility i.e. a large pool and plenty of sheltered sitting areas. The quality of the food declines with each holiday; very few edible cakes at afternoon tea although pies and sausage rolls were a welcome innovation. The entertainment was excellent although …
Christmas & New Year Cruise 2017/8P&O Cruises | Arcadia
Although we have done many cruises over the years with different cruise lines and ships this was our first Christmas cruise. We really enjoyed every minute, the ship was decorated through out, even outside the cabin but next time (yes we have booked for this December on the same ship) we would take a cabin door decoration to stick on for extra decoration and blue tac to put up the Christmas cards …1 person found this helpful.Read more
Christmas/New Year Cruise with CunardCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
If this cruise with Cunard had been our first we would never have cruised again.
Food in Britannia Restaurant was, at best, lukewarm and often cold. The alternative dining options on Queen Elizabeth were very poor and expensive compared to other cruise lines. Price for drinks was extortionate, which probably explained why the bars were empty by 9.30pm. Entertainment was drab in the theatre and alm…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Excellent Cunard CruiseCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
An amazing journey to New York on a beautiful ship. Relaxing and excellent service. Good lectures and entertainment . Was pleased to rejoin ship for our voyage home can hardly tell your moving until you hit a force 11 gale but then it wasn’t too bad. Would make the journey again it was fabulous.
DifferentNorwegian Cruise Line | Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem was an experience. Lots of large families full of children. Part of the package but we wouldnt have chosen had we known. Entertaining captain! The holiday is what we made it but everything geared up to american families. Wouldnt use them again.
Christmas cruiseP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Athough we enjoyed our holiday we would like to point out cabin no. E119 and E121 we both extremely noisey, we complained and we offered ‘ear plugs’ as they knew they were because they are opposite the funnel !!! If you want your customers to be happy dont recommend these two.1 person found this helpful.Read more
Christmas CruiseCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
First time I have embarked on a Christmas cruise and must admit that it was quite enjoyable. The ship had been decorated for the occasion and really looked the part. As usual the food was excellent and the only “moan” was the price of the drinks ….. but I suppose that I expected that. Cunard and others should make the effort to reduce these drinks prices.
Oh what a show (or not)P&O Cruises | Britannia
Along with three other members of my family I have just been on the Christmas/New Year cruise on Britannia. Yes the ship is big, but I found it very easy to get around, as with all P&O ships the public area’s were kept pristine condition at all times, the food was very good and ALL the front line staff were excellent.
The Spa advertised three treatments for the price of two, except they omitted to…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Christmas & New Year cruise 2017P&O Cruises | Arcadia
I approached this cruise with some trepidation as after 24 years of cruising with P & O with my husband, this was the first time following his death in July 2017. From the moment I stepped aboard I felt ‘at home’. I truly cannot fault my holiday! From the ‘best Captain ever’ throughout the ship’s company the care and service was first class👏👏. Throughout our/my years of cruising we/I have en…
Caribbean Christmas cruiseP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Select dinning an expensive disappointment.
Balcony needed refreshing
As always dress code needs firmer control, should be implemented throughout the ship at the appropriate time.
Rarely see senior officers around ship.
Restaurant managers and senior stewards rarely visit tables.
Why fill in a questionnaire?
Carribean Christmas/New yearUncategorised
Superior balcony cabin was no such thing
evening entertainment —-very poor
food again never experienced such poor offerings ie fish cakes, FISH AND CHIPS(4 chips) SHEPHERDS PIE FOR EVENING MEALS
on disembarkation, a £50 per person charge was made for a 4 hour trip around Barbados plus lunch before being dropped at the airport
of course, a complete disaster 4hours turned to 2.5 hours delay in leavi…
Christmas/New Year cruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
Service excellent food really improved. We like the fact we can have a prawn cocktail and steak even when it’s not on the menu sometimes that’s all we wanted. Last year we were told not on the menu then it’s not available so that was an improvement. As a loyal P&O cruiser, like many others we are fed up of seeing the same acts. We as others either didn’t bother going to these shows. Or walked out …
CruisingP&O Cruises | Oriana
Christmas Cruise was very good weather good.
Xmas & new year 2017/18P&O Cruises | Oriana
Enjoyable cruise, however, entertainment was poor. Single artist were often on wrong venues.
Enjoyed freedom dining and met a lot more nice people than on fixed dining.
P&O Christmas present was a waste of money and would have been better spent on some other cash back.
Very disappointedP&O Cruises | Oriana
A day late leaving Southampton- 3 days to maderia- food excellent- the headliners excellent should have always been in the theatre not always the case- plumbing problems on board-water sometimes off-ship seemed to be in poor state-bar restraunt staff seemed fed up at times-lots of illness-i went on board perfectly healthy 10 days later got a virus as did the rest of the ship-no stop at lisbon-heli…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Christmas and New Year cruise to CanariesP&O Cruises | Oriana
This ship has many problems……it didn’t leave port until 6.30 the following day due to the boiler breaking down. Nobody could shower that night. We went down to the Canaries on only 2 engines! They had to cancel the following cruise to Canada and New England because of its sea-worthiness and it went straight into the shipyard in Hamburg for repairs. The ship is looking very tired. …
Christmas and New YearCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We were disappointed with activities, speakers and entertainment. Fortunately the weather was good on port days and the Canaries were good and, of course, Madeira was wonderful. We did not think the food in Britannia restaurant was anything special so for the first time on our many cruises we ended up eating in the Lido restaurant where the food was very good. This was for the evening meal. Most l…
Christmas and New Year 2017-2018Cunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Excellent ship in every way. No low life, lovely passengers, and food, service, cabin and entertainment second to none. It’s a job to find those conditions on today’s cruise ships unless you go for the most expensive options. We are now even thinking of giving up Viking for Cunard. One downside. Along with about 50% of the passenger complement of 1,960 we contracted the flu at the start of the sec…
DisappointedP&O Cruises | Britannia
I have been on a P & O Cruise more than 10 times over the Christmas period and must say I was very disappointed. The service, condition, cleanliness and comfort was the same as always however, the evening entertainment wasn’t very good and the food, in the ‘normal’ restaurants was just ‘ok’. We ate in the speciality restaurants whenever we could at additional cost. However, we had problems booking…
Christmas CruiseCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
I did not enjoy this cruise. I think I have done it too many times. This cruise goes to the same places every year. I only got off the ship twice. I caught a bug through the air conditioning and am now on Steriods to try and get rid of. Unfortunately, I booked while on board for next year on Queen Victoria, I am hoping to get my deposit back.
First time on Britannia, also a first Christmas /New Year CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
Having heard mixed reviews about Britannia we did not know what to expect , but i think we joined the ship with open minds . Although we were very tired after a long delay on our flight from Gatwick to Barbados the ship could not fail to impress anybody on first seeing , luggage was delivered to our cabin very smoothly and we were ready for our first full day (Christmas Eve) , we found getting rou…1 person found this helpful.Read more
SartheP&O Cruises | Ventura
Overall the cruise was excellent, P&O made some last minute changes to the port calls which did not cause any major disruption. Highlight was the fireworks display in Madeira. Sailed on Ventura when it was new and it needs a refit sometime in the future.1 person found this helpful.Read more
Xmas and new year cruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
beautiful ship, great food, overall evening entertainment was awful, for that reason, we would not go with P&O again.
Nearly perfect.P&O Cruises | Aurora
This short break cruise, 5 nights to Hamburg & Bruges over New Years was designed to hopefully give us a lift after an awful year for us, also it included our wedding anniversary. Our trip to Southampton was not the best, but hey ho you live with it, however, the usually impressive service from CPS was, to say the least, somewhat lacking. Thankfully the check in was swift. Once onboard the ship wa…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Caribbean Cruise on board AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
This was our first cruise holiday and time in the Caribbean and we loved it all! Azura was the perfect size ship for us, especially with this being our first cruise. We had no complaints about the cabin, it was clean and tidy and we were very impressed with the overall size of the room – it was bigger than we had anticipated. Our cabin was also in a great location on the Lido deck.
We were pleased…
New Year without BruggeCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Unfortunately due to adverse weather conditions we didn’t get into Zebrugge so no trip to Brugge. Bit of a shame but to have missed Amsterdam would have been terrible. What a wonderful place to see in the New Yea. Fireworks, they go off the length and breath of the city. We had a personal display close into the ship which went on for about 20 minutes but we had to return to the warmth of the ship …1 person found this helpful.Read more
New Year CruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
This was an excellent way to celebrate New Year with an overnight stay in Amsterdam. Would recommend this cruise to anyone considering it for next year.
Xmas 2017 on Azura.P&O Cruises | Azura
This was our 4th time on Azura, the boat was clean apart from men’s toilet on Lido deck had 1 cubicle closed for most of the 2 weeks.Staff on the Azura were excellent, food was very good in all restaurants.The ship was cleaner this year than our last time in 2015. The Captain was visible on his tours of the main areas and he has lifted the ships services to the good. In 2013 the ship was a mess bu…
Oceana in winterP&O Cruises | Oceana
P&O seem to “trim” their service and staff numbers each time we cruise with them. Although the ship was in generally good condition, it was noticeably crowded. At breakfast and lunch, the Buffet was typically busy and vacant tables were difficult to find. As it was a winter cruise, everyone was inside and, when at sea, communal areas were busy. Seating was hard to find with the result we were ofte…
New Year mini cruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
Great itinerary Amsterdam and Zebrugge excellent. Stateroom bathroom is tiny, and puts is off the ship. Horizon buffet topical P&O: limited and restricted, nowhere as good as Princess, HA, Celeb.
Explorer in the CaribbeanRegent Seven Seas Cruises | Seven Seas Explorer
Regent hype this ship as the best ever. We had one of the cheapest cabins, and it was small. Veranda was quite big though and it had a normal height table so we used that for breakfast when we went on early trips. The decor was dark in the cabin, generally the decor was dark, why?
In the theatre you had to be careful not to fall down the steps as the carpet was darker at the step edge.. Seat backs…
New Year Cruise - Amsterdam/BrugesP&O Cruises | Oceana
First time back on Oceana for around 10 years, was disappointed. Drinks waiters were very slow to serve in the evenings in all public areas, like buses, 3 would come at once after a very long wait, and often the bars were not even busy. Aircon sucked the life out of us, came back with bronchitis as aircon so dry in public areas and in cabin, never experienced aircon so dry on any cruise before, do…
Xmas and New Year cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Reduction in standards from previous cruises on Ventura. Guests behaviour left a lot to be desired. Dress code not enforced.
Captain should go on a course for microphone communication! We took an excursion to Playa Blanca which was good but the P&O rep. accompanying the excursion was incompetent and uncommunicative when the returning did not arrive.
The service provided by waiters and waitresses w…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Very DisappointingP&O Cruises | Azura
The luggage took over 3 hours to arrive at the cabin – in which we missed evening meal – wasn’t told to go for dinner in casual dress i.e. travel clothes;
The food was average and bland – apparently, after a meeting with the restaurant manager we were told that cheap ingredients were being purchased from Miami instead of quality ingredients from England as previous – this showed;
The staff in the …
Christmas 2017P&O Cruises | Azura
Only difficulty was the change of use of the back decks area with access to the buffet – plus bar and small deep swimming pool – which on every cruise I have ever been on with a ship of this design has always been adults only not families / children and smoking ?!?, Which was re allocated by the captain as family area at the muster gathering before the ship sailed
Christmas in the CaribbeanP&O Cruises | Azura
Great Christmas cruise on P & O Azura met old friend from our Army day’s back in 1971. Just by chance we were on the same cruise, so this one was special the cruise was just great weather, food and the ship, just wish that P & O would sort out the headliners….
Had a bit of a bad day Christmas Day, bathroom flooded at 08.30 and still not sorted by Christmas dinner at 20.30. Dinner was at 20.00 so w…
CaribbeanP&O Cruises | Azura
I would like to thank you all for looking after my husband & myself from start to finish of booking our cruise we will definitely be booking with you again.
Caribbean ChristmasP&O Cruises | Adonia
Just had a wonderful 2 weeks cruising on Adonia around the Caribbean and it’s a real shame that she is leaving the P&O fleet – we couldn’t have had a better holiday.
The ship is incredibly small compared to all others (at one point we were berthed alongside Azura and were dwarfed by her) but that only added to her charm. Staff are extremely friendly, polite and helpful and with only 700+ guests th…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Disappointing TripP&O Cruises | Adonia
Didn’t meet expectations. Ship was in a run down state with obvious maintenance jobs not attended to.
Cabin steward was not attentive and left the cabin below par and not properly cleaned out from the last guests. She came in whenever she felt like without knocking and without warning.
Service in the restaurant 2nd sitting was poor with staff shortage on Christmas Day and we had to clear away our …
First Cruise - AWFUL!P&O Cruises | Azura
Perhaps we have been naive……our first cruise happened to be a ‘Christmas Cruise’ and we went with high expectations. Many friends have been telling us for years to go on a cruise. Many friends whose judgement we trust I should add! Our disappointment was almost immediate. This was more like a holiday camp and not what we expected from a cruise ship. The quality dining experience we’d been assured …1 person found this helpful.Read more
AZURA XMAS 2017P&O Cruises | Azura
If you hadn’t been on Britannia previously you would probably think Azura was pretty good, but, having been on Britannia it is obvious Azura falls short on most levels. I will confine my comments to only three topics for simplicities sake. Azura is older than Britannia and starting to show it. A refurb is overdue. The food was very disappointing, particularly the Buffet. Having cruised for many ye…
Could have been betterP&O Cruises | Oceana
First time we have been on a Christmas Cruise or Oceana. We were quite excited as the ship was going in for refit just before the cruise. The Antrim certainly does have a “wow” factor and all public areas have been refurbished with new carpets as have the cabins. The cabins, however, are on the small side and showing their age, the fixtures are scratched and some panels are coming away from th…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Oriana cruise December 2017P&O Cruises | Oriana
As always we went on the ship with an open mind, for years friends have been telling us how wonderful the Oriana is, equally we have had other friends tell me that she is old and not up to the same standard as the other P&O ships so we really did not know what to expect. From the moment we got on the ship we liked it and could see exactly what our friends had been talking about, yes it’s a smaller…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Excellent Christmas CruiseP&O Cruises | Aurora
Excellent cruise in every respect. Exceeded expectations and proved to be better than other 5 star cruise lines experienced. Food was excellent and every dietary need was fully catered for. Staff members were so kind, attentive and friendly to all passengers. All ages were fully catered for and the whole experience proved to be magical. A special commendation for the KIDS CLUB staff who ensured ch…
Christmas on boardP&O Cruises | Aurora
What a wonderful treat!! The whole experience was so festive, attention to detail amazing and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise.
Caribbean CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
We have just returned from a Caribbean cruise on Britannia.
Had a great time and couldn’t fault anything. The ship and service were brilliant.
Heard a lot of people say before we went that the Caribbean was devastated by the hurricanes and they wouldn’t go, but honestly, the ports we went to didn’t seem affected at all, we went to Aruba, Curacao, Tobago, St Vincent and St Lucia and they were all b…
An excellent ChristmasP&O Cruises | Oceana
The best atrium in the fleet, beautifully decorated for Christmas, full of vibrancy and activity. Although the food was very good (Marco Pierre White’s menus are worth following in full) and Café Jardin (often used for breakfast/lunch) was excellent, we did miss the speciality restaurants and Glass House of the larger ships. However, this ship is more intimate and friendly. The table of eight too…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Christmas CruiseCunard Line | Queen Victoria
What a lovely ship, the food and rooms were excellent, entertainment was good. The only problem we had was the price of drinks and the shop prices.
Christmas Cruise on Queen VictoriaCunard Line | Queen Victoria
We were very well looked after at the reception to board and though we had rather a long wait for wheelchair assistance it was worthwhile as my wife was not sore & exhausted by the time we reached our cabin on Deck 8. Since it took us rather a long time to unpack we elected not to go to the Club Dining Room on the first night & had supper in the Lido instead and as a result we were stuck in a corn…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Great experienceCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Great cruise and good atmosphere throughout.
Entertainment not as good as previously experienced on Cunard.
Service excellent throughout. Drinks still too expensive.
Excellent service from Bolsover.1 person found this helpful.Read more
Cruising on a building site with no tvFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar
Braemar Southampton to the Caribbean 6th to 22nd December 2017. Was looking forward to this cruise on a lovely ship out of refit, what a joke. Late boarding in Southampton with no explanation was not a good start. Once on board we found that neither swimming pool and two of the lifts were unusable and the tv did not work. One pool was filled after about a week but the sundeck resembled a building …
Four starP&O Cruises | Oriana
A very pleasant cruise, comfortable cabin on E deck. The food was exceptionally good. Crew, as usual, were wonderful. The windy weather meant the itinerary had to be altered and sadly we could not get into Ceuta —Captain knows best. As bridge players, we were delighted to find organised duplicate sessions, over 40 people at each day at sea. It was well directed.
As you know we were apprehensive fo…
GoodP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Good cruise but not great. Standards appear to be slipping certainly not 4 star. Even so would go again but prefer 5 star Celebrity.
GOOD AND BAD POINTS - Canaries and MadeiraP&O Cruises | Oriana
Many very positive aspects – food good 80% of the time, cabin fine, service excellent as ever.
Shore tours – we did 5, only one was worth doing. Guides prattled on, places we were taken to were uninspiring, to say the least. As if nobody cared about visitors. Coaches used often substandard. We chose tours with least walking, but at least two tours involved steep inclines that would have…
CruiserCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
If Cunard had a drinks and gratuities package like Celebrity do, I wouldn’t go with any other cruise ship. The drinks, alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee, however, were a ridiculous price and with a 15% gratuity on top, it made the trip very expensive. Having said all that, the ship, service, cleanliness, in fact, everything else was lovely
Soot on BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
There is still a problem with soot from the ships funnel as there was on the previous cruise in September. Bed chairs and deck very dirty at times and this needs sorting. Just swilling water on the decks and sweeping up does not solve the problem . Also the deck in certain areas is holding water and not running out of the channels. Food and service as usual were excellent. the ongoing ship’s enter…
Caribbean cruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
Wonderful organisation right from getting on the Dreamliner in BHX to arriving at the ship. Couldn’t fault it, very quick. Cabin C731 perfectly adequate and our steward Manfred was wonderful. Ship is big but beautiful and kept spotlessly clean. Food wonderful. Entertainment very good indeed. Great ports of call apart from Tobago and St Vincent, didn’t care much for these two.
X726 December 7 - December 21st.P&O Cruises | Oriana
X726 December 7 – 21 2017 I had a lovely holiday until 2am on 18th Dec. ( My 80th Birthday was on 16th) but I discovered water inside the cabin. The team were quickly there to help me I was moved to a different cabin, but sleep did not come. I went on an excursion at 9am when I returned the cabin stewards moved ALL my things to the 2nd cabin which was fine- (-the carpet had been removed from origi…
Singapore and Asia cruise Nov 2017Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Millennium
November 2017 we stayed for 2 nights in Singapore which were excellent, then boarded the Celebrity Millennium, the staff and service were excellent and our cabin was good also. The ship isn’t new but is nice with a good choice of restaurants, 10 of us had an excellent meal in Qsine restaurant. The ships entertainment was fabulous. The trip in Vietnam was the 8hours Mekong delta trip. Excellent! …1 person found this helpful.Read more
Fine diningP&O Cruises | Ventura
Enjoyed my cruise, good group of people on my table, which I persuaded to join me to dine at the Epicurean restaurant.
There was seven of us, and we were seated at the far end of the near-empty room, all good until the main course arrived.
We ordered medium to well-done steaks, which arrived rare! Of course, the steaks were returned, and an hour later we were still waiting for our main course to r…
Wonderful ship - pity about the weatherP&O Cruises | Adonia
We went on Adonia, across the Atlantic at the end of October, beginning of November. Unfortunately we had to skirt hurricane Ophelia and then storm Brian – which meant a lot of sea days in fairly bumpy conditions, with the decks closed at times, fortunately, we were midship lower deck. The Adonia is a lovely ship – the crew were all lovely, so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. there wa…1 person found this helpful.Read more
ExcellentP&O Cruises | Oriana
Senior cruisers move onP&O Cruises | Azura
If it wasn’t for the initial good price of the Caribbean cruise this would be disappointing, P&O ensure that there are significant further costs to be incurred when you wish to venture from the ship (be warned), they do not moor the ship at the best locations were you can walk to beaches and the Itinerary of stops needs to be reviewed (first impressions are important). Ships cabins are good as is …
Our first visit to the CarriabeanP&O Cruises | Arcadia
This cruise was to have been an early celebration of my husband’s 90th birthday – but it didn’t feel like that. Perhaps it was our fault for undertaking our first cruise in the Carribean in November/December, but we felt like undertaking something/where we hadn’t been before. This being the case the altered itinerary because of hurricane damage made no difference to us. The cruise company could no…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Beautiful weather, beautiful islands, lovely people but onboard entertainment was really poorP&O Cruises | Azura
TUI the airline carriers were superb and the planes were spotless. The ship AZURA was spotless and the ship was really good and the housekeeping staff were brilliant as was the variety of food and the cleanliness of the restaurants. The bar staff were really good and very attentive. However the entertainment was very poor, the disc jockey would be better on a Saga holiday or “deep sixed ” . Compar…
Brilliant AdoniaP&O Cruises | Adonia
Why are P&O selling the Adonia it is the best ship in the fleet, not one thing we could find anything wrong with the cruise.
Pre Chritmas five night cruise & First time on CunardCunard Line | Queen Victoria
After over twenty years of cruising, P&O and Princess, we thought it was the time we tried Cunard…When we saw the five-night cruise in Dec it fitted the bill for us. Combining a birthday and two ports we had not been to and cruising on QV.
We are familiar with Arcadia and we’re intrigued to see the differencess… embarkation was swift and our cases were in our inside cabin when we arrived there.
On…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Could do better.P&O Cruises | Azura
Enjoyable with certain reservations. Entertainment was very mixed with half of visiting artists good the rest very mediocre. A lot of the singers were from the on board Headliners group therefore cutting costs again. The fun seems to be absent with no silly game shows etc. The very young entertainment staff seem unaware what the passengers are used to and in fact look forward to be entertained. I …1 person found this helpful.Read more
Almost perfect but......Star Clippers | Royal Clipper
Royal Clipper is a wonderful ship to be on especially for a special occasion (my Husband’s BIG birthday). The sailaways were magnificent – atmospheric music (Vangelis – The Conquest of Paradise) being played as the sails unravel and we sailed into the sunset (or the lights on the masts twinkling as we sailed into the darkness). The majority of the staff were very good, our cabin stewardess was exc…
CaribbeanP&O Cruises | Adonia
An enjoyable cruise visiting some of the smaller islands. Enjoyed size of ship. It offered quite a lot of activities and the entertainment was good. The condition of the furnishings was better than expected, but bathroom very small. The food was disappointing, with some of the dishes in the main dining room not living up to expectation.1 person found this helpful.Read more
We Had a Fab time even though .......................P&O Cruises | Arcadia
We had a marvellous cruise on the Arcadia in July last year visiting Venice amongst other wonderful ports of call. We recognised that Arcadia had serious plumbing problems and at that time a bad smell around the entrance to The Globe but we read that it was going in for a refit and so booked our first visit to the Caribbean on the strength of that knowledge.
We sailed from Southampton on 22nd of N…
Pity about the shore excursionsCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Silhouette
Detected a slight decline in the standards of cuisine . The quality of the ingredients remains high , but there is a bland lack of variety in the finished article.
We had several issues with shore excursions, mainly involving reliability, timekeeping and provision of shaded waiting areas, seating and rest facilities.
Notwithstanding hurricane effects, the inclusion of some stopovers should be revi…
Arcadia Caribbean CruiseP&O Cruises | Arcadia
We had an enjoyable cruise and mer some lovely people onboard. We really enjoyed eating in the Sindhu & Ocean Grill restaurants. Would be really great if they had a Glass House similar to that on Azura & Ventura. The major problems throughout the cruise were the ladies public toilets being out of order and general water leaks around the ship. Overall food was good and as usual the staff were excel…
India and DubaiCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
Had unnecessary issues with visa before holiday, food was poor on cruise and even though we sailed back 5 days beforehand Christmas no Christmas spirit on board – staff trimming ship up day we disembarked. Shops overly expensive due to on board credits and cheap sparkling wine served as prosecco or champagne. Check what you are drinking.
Friendly as usualFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
As usual Boudicca is a friendly and cosy ship. The staff are always pleasant and helpful, going out of their way to make our stay on board a enjoyable one.
Indian Ocean cruise December 2017Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
Boudicca badly needs refurbishment, some being done while on cruise but lots of rust visible on all windows. Ship going in dock for some work inn March.
Pleased to see that FO has at last provided cushions for the plastic strip sun loungers on deck and hope they have provided them for Braemar as well. It has been a long standing complaint from all users.
Canaries on Ventura December 2017P&O Cruises | Ventura
Ventura was fairly dirty throughout the trip, hygiene standards very low and I had to ask to have things cleaned. Baggage handlers broke the arms off my wheelchair which meant I couldn’t go ashore until they mended it (which I had to chase for several days). The shower was placed too high and the hose not long enough, water kept coming out the toilet, there was a high pitched whistling sound comin…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Venue ShifterHolland America Line | MS Noordam
We were pleased that the ship’s journey enabled us to visit a variety of locations in Australia and New Zealand – on time and in calm seas. The fiordland scenery was exceptional.
Our state-room veranda on Navigation deck was excellent. Being only one floor from the Lido Market (hottish water for drinks) near to Observation and gym/swim deck was good. Unfortunately, the noise from the dish-wash sta…
Is Cunard going the way of the other Lines?Cunard Line | Queen Victoria
I was really looking forward to cruising on Queen Victoria again, I’ve had some really good holidays on her, however, from embarkation to disembarkation this cruise was below the standards I expect from Cunard.
Embarkation was chaos, with no explanation or apology for the delays. Once on board, it was apparent that Victoria has lost her sparkle, the atmosphere was flat, the fun feeling had gone. S…
New Orleans to Western CaribbeanCarnival Cruise Lines | Carnival Dream
Found the ship very disappointing, mainly due to smoke!!! Booked a balcony but couldn’t sit on it due to the cabin next door continually smoking reported it to our steward but was the same throughout the cruise also could smell it all over the ship, the whole standard was pretty poor service in the restaurants very slow and food not hot, photographers everywhere all the time doing photos, the tour…
Very disappointedP&O Cruises | Azura
Our fourth cruise with P&O, although not been on Azura previously. Quality of service dramatically deteriorated, ship in need of major refurb. Problems with toilets not working in public areas and major leak in cabin!1 person found this helpful.Read more
Fantastic cruiseCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Very enjoyable cruise especially at this time of the year.
Cruise on the Aurora most enjoyable cruiseP&O Cruises | Aurora
A most enjoyable cruise with P&O Cruises everything was first class from booking the holiday the cruise itself . The Aurora has been refurbished to a very high standard…regarding the food we thought it was fantastic with so much to choose from, the staff were so helpful from the cabin staff to the officers. Thank you, Bolsover and P&O Cruises. Looking forward to booking with you again. …
Cruise Around The United Arab EmiratesCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
We had a lovely cruise around the UAE. The ports we stopped at were great with friendly people, I was a little apprehensive before we set off due to rumours about the rules over there but it was great you just need to have sense. The ship was nice and clean and the staff were friendly, the cabin was ample big and comfy and the bedroom assistance was excellent 10/10, the restaurant staff were frien…
They do it rightCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
The thing that is always impressive about a Cunard cruise is that ‘they do it right.’ No frills, no gimmicks, but a thoroughly professional approach to ensuring they meet customer needs. This cruise to the Iberian Peninsula was no exception. We relaxed most of the time taking in the superb classical guitarist, the excellent production shows and enjoying the food in the Britannia restaurant. A …
What An Excellent CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
We have recently returned from a 14 night cruise aboard the Britannia in the Caribbean.
Due to the devastation from the hurricane, our itinerary was changed slightly and we were lucky enough to visit Curacao- what a beautiful place- we didn’t have to be back on-board until 9.30pm so we spent the evening sipping cocktails ashore watching the sunset. Curacao port was all decked ready for Christmas a…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Worst cruise ship we have been on so far.Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
Having only ever cruised with P&O my wife praised Princess Cruises which she had been on without me. So we decided to give Celebrity Cruises a try as it had new destinations we wanted to try.
The ship itself is very dated and in quite a poor condition. Although we had a drinks package getting served at the bar was sometimes a real headache and there was very little in the way of waiter service on …
Friendly ShipP&O Cruises | Ventura
Ventura is a very friendly, welcoming ship however she is looking decidedly tired and shabby and in urgent need of refurbishing. Some of the chairs in the public rooms had tears and splits and the wood was chipped. The cabin whilst kept very clean by our excellent steward had a few stains on the soft furnishings which required deep cleaning. A little disappointing as Ventura is one of our favourit…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Everything was splendidP&O Cruises | Britannia
As usual all was good with P&O. Can’t really fault the organisation from start to finish. Will continue to use and tell our friends
Ventura Canaries cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
We have cruised with P&O a number of times and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The latest cruise was in November on the Ventura, unfortunately, this was a bit of a disappointment. We enjoyed the cruise overall, but the experience was not as nice as on the previous ships, the Azura and the Britannia.
Fabulous Cruise-spoilt by journey homeP&O Cruises | Britannia
My first Cruise on Britannia. Enjoyed this very much. At check-in P&O staff present. The outward journey was seamless with a good flight out to Bridgetown. Well worth paying for Premium Eco for the extra comfort. I booked a solo cabin on Lido deck. This was comfortable with a large comfortable single bed. More 3/4 size. Lots of storage space and a good sized bathroom with shower. Decent balcony wi…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Fly & CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
OK / good. Not as good as Cunard’s QM2 & QV. When we wanted a relaxed holiday we experienced too many sales offers and too many shops to walk past. Buffet food left out some healthy foods. Orange juice and other juices were not available after 12noon. On enquiry staff said they were on sale elsewhere. Yoghurts were not available for lunch or later. Fully skimmed milk was not available so far as we…
Very disappointing trip with CunardCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Two important factors spoiled our first sea cruise. The service was really poor, the staff were generally disinterested and surly, and Cunard were only interested in getting as much money out of us as they possibly could. We will never use Cunard again.
European Christmas MarketsP&O Cruises | Oriana
Cruise lovely but very disappointed in the Christmas Markets – Bruges not as good as that in Southampton before we sailed on the 3rd December and non existent in Amsterdam despite spending considerable time looking and asking local residents. These are lovely ports but unless going to them for specific reasons they are not the places to visit in the winter.
This cruise was marketed as Christmas Ma…
Regular cruiser with P&OP&O Cruises | Oriana
I do not appreciate the current practice of distance between passengers and ship’s officers. I did not see the captain once and the other officers not at all.
Steward and other general staff very good, but who is in the ship’s galley? I was on the same ship in August and the food was excellent and so were the waiters, but the difference in standards was so different in November. The food was overt…
DisappointingP&O Cruises | Oriana
Thank you Bolsover, for making our booking so easy and straightforward. We so looked forward to the music cruise, but instead of it being a spread of music, it was classical music non stop. Not having been on a music cruise before, we found it somewhat heavy.
Oriana her usual joy, only marred by Gastrointestinal bug, which seemed to spread, and made many people poorly.
I know this is an adult ship…
Mediterranean 18 night tripP&O Cruises | Oriana
Not the best cruise we have had. The cabin allocation was particularly disappointing as too near the front and was noisy due to the ship hitting waves and banging. We were disappointed on the recent Oriana refit that the bathrooms had not been updated. Also the Headliners theatre company shows we had seen before although we havent cruised for two years or so. I think it was very noticeable that P …
Canaries CruiseCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Very nice cruise excellent ports of call but cannot understand why Cunard charge for service at 15% on all drinks and also expect you to contribute to gratuities. Is this the American way?
P&O Oriana Music CruiseP&O Cruises | Oriana
Loved the cruise. The music was a great bonus. Food superb as always. Loved the dancing with very good dance instructors, Mark and Tracy-Lee. Ship’s main bearings could do with replacement. Norovirus outbreak at end of cruise a bit worrying. Ship’s hygiene precautions should be very strict at the start of cruise and remain strict throughout. Passengers need to be reminded of the need for these pre…
How P&O standards have slipped, not the quality it used to be. Back to CunardP&O Cruises | Ventura
How on earth did P&O get to this?
It seems the desire to pack the big ships at all costs is precipitating a race to the bottom, particularly the type of people that now appear on this once great cruise line.
We went on the Ventura when she was brand new nearly 10 years ago, and my how things have changed. The overall condition of the ship was OK, the food was satisfactory but could be quite repeti…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Oriana CruiseP&O Cruises | Oriana
I don’t know if it’s because the Cruise was short but staff didn’t seem so friendly and helpful as on previous cruises 😕 only dined in the Conservatory on the first afternoon on board ship as it was to cold 😕 over all we had a lovely time as we was celebrating our Son 21st Birthday.
Caribbean cruise on P&O Cruises AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
We found that the cuisine was excellent, as was the friendliness and quality of the staff. Entertainment could have been better and Amber Cove was a disappointing port of call but overall the cruise was enjoyable.1 person found this helpful.Read more
Always PerfectOceania Cruises | Riviera
We Love this company. We Love this ship. 5th time on board and just as good as the 1st.
We are pampered from start to finish. Treated like a valued guest. Culinary expertise and variety outshines many competitors.
Cannot wait to be back!
first carribean adventureP&O Cruises | Britannia
First time on this large ship, very big but very simaliar to most PO ships, Bit dissapointed with entertainment. state of the art theatre, but only had three cast shows in fifteen nights , which was fantastic. Otherwise one night acts etc some good ,some not so good.Food excellent and waiter service A1.
The days activities was very repetitious and quite poor really . But the most of the ports was …
Great holiday on AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
Just returned from the Caribbean having had a really good time on Azura. Excellent food in the buffet and main dining rooms. Service in our cabin was first class. I do feel that some of the upholstery on the sofas and chairs, particularly in our cabin and the Glass House was looking tired but generally the ship was attractive and well looked after. We enjoyed the Planet bar and the deck 7 bar. The…
Mediterranean Cruise November 2017P&O Cruises | Oriana
Overall the cruise was most enjoyable. There are just a few points that could have made it even better. !. We were disappointed that we had so little time in Cagliary. There wasn’t really enough time to see anything of the island. Some of the very enjoyable concerts were in the lounge as opposed to the theater and having dined at the first sitting the concert afterwards didn’t start until 9.30pm. …
Our Budapest to Amsterdam river cruise Nov 2017APT Cruising | MS AmaReina
This was our 1st river cruise and experience of APT. Everything was of the highest quality and would recommend them to any one considering a river cruise.
We have tried to find some negative comments but have found it impossible.2 people found this helpful.Read more
Weekend cruise to BrugesP&O Cruises | Ventura
Enjoyable cruise to Bruges as usual. Felt sorry for those passengers going straight to work as ship was late docking in Southampton due to high winds. Lack of communication meant frustration and frayed tempers. Not a good start to the week!
All AboardP&O Cruises | Britannia
Can’t fault it much. Food, entertainment, staff okay. plenty “space” given the number of passengers. Think rooms and balconies are smaller than on other PO ships. Feel that there is attempt to raise income by having more “pay” activities ie specialist restaurants. Some of the trips now approaching expensive class.
A pleasant enjoyable holiday, entertainment and food top notch. Plenty of activities…
16-28 Nov 2017 Cruise Southampton - Canaries 13 NightsCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
1 cunard was let down by the food and the choice provided, it was better than p&o but not as good as celebrity or royal caribbean ,lido and britannia restaurants were used. 2 staff were excellent throughout. 3 theatre shows by the singers/dancers were excellent, visiting speakers were very good, some artists were average. 4 the three tours we took were good.as was the weather. 5 the band in the ro…
Princess Cruises Panama Canal CruisePrincess Cruises | Island Princess
Everything about this cruise was absolutely brilliant from the captain down waiters bar staff dining room all brilliant can’t wait for another cruise. Loved it.
Cruise New Zealand to AustraliaHolland America Line | MS Noordam
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. It visited a number of ports down the east coast of North and South Island before sailing across to Tasmania. It was our first cruise with Holland America although by no means our first cruise having cruised previously with a number of other cruise lines. I will start with what we did not like.
1. the draconian alcohol policy whereby peoples’ cases we…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Luxury Cruising at its BESTAPT Cruising | MS AmaReina
For us APT certainly delivered the best river cruise ever. Budapest to Amsterdam, 14 nights of pure all inclusive luxury – and that’s everything included, sumptuous food, drinks, excursions and tips. The professionalism and attention to detail was fantastic both on and off the ship. More Australians than British on our cruise but what a wonderful time we had and have made lots of new friends. Can …
Unexpectedly balmy November weather made a perfect holidayRegent Seven Seas Cruises | Seven Seas Explorer
Having sailed with Seven Seas before, we knew the standard of the ship would be exemplary and it was every bit as good as we hoped. The staff were outstanding, the food excellent, the itinerary was wonderful, but the weather was extraordinarily mild and calm and sunny for November on the Mediterranean! We often cruise the area at this time and have never had such beautiful weather – more like Sept…
STUNNING MERAVIGLIAMSC Cruises | MSC Meraviglia
THE MERAVIGLIA IS A STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL SHIP WITH NO EXPENSE SPARED ON THE DECOR AND BUILD OF THE SHIP IT HAS 19 FLOORS. THE ENTERTAINMENT ON BOARD IS FIRST CLASS WITH CIRQUE DE SOLEIL AT SEA TOGETHER WITH BRILLIANT SHOWS. THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THE FOOD IS CATERED FOR THE ITALIANS BASICALLY PIZZA, PASTA, CAKES ETC. ALSO THERE ARE MANY BARS ON THE SHIP BUT NOT MANY AREAS TO DANCE ONLY IN THE PROMEN…
Seeking winter sunP&O Cruises | Oceana
Wonderful holiday on Oceana, fantastic service. We shared our dinner table with four others and got on really well , so much so we all booked another cruise on Oceana for next November.1 person found this helpful.Read more
Oceana fly med cruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
Having previously experienced two of the larger P&O ships, I was looking forward to experience one of the mid-size ships to compare. I had heard very mixed reviews about Oceana including comments that she was looking tired and was in need of some TLC, and then more positive comments that she still had an attractive appeal and beautiful atrium. I know you can’t please everyone all of the time and I…
Magical cruise on AuroraP&O Cruises | Aurora
We have just returned from a magical cruise in search of the Northern Lights. P&O Aurora was true to its name as we were so lucky to see the lights in all their glory on 3 separate occasions. We were also lucky that it snowed on our way up to the Artic Circle and so the scenery was beautiful. Tromso and Alta were like fairy land in the half light and sparkling snow. I would not have missed this cr…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Has renewed our passion for cruisingCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Our recent 6 day cruise on Queen Victoria has renewed our passion for cruising. From embarking to disembarking we had a wonderful time. Over the past couple of years, we have been disappointed with the drop in standards of P&O Cruises so we decided to renew our relationship with Cunard and booked the Big Band Ball cruise on Queen Victoria and we have to say we were not disappointed. In fact, from …2 people found this helpful.Read more
Goodbye P&O ?P&O Cruises | Britannia
This was a three-week cruise to the Caribbean. The staff were customer focused, polite and efficient, in particular, the cabin steward and main restaurant waiters. Breakfast and lunch in the Horizon restaurant good variety and food selection. Dinner menu in the Oriental fixed dining restaurant was hit and miss, and underline declining P & 0 standards.
Sorry P & O this could be the last you see of …
Fantastic holidayP&O Cruises | Oceana
We had a super holiday on Oceana, everyone was friendly and the service was excellent. It was so good we booked two more cruises whilst on the ship.
My fabulous time on the Oceana!!P&O Cruises | Oceana
As I was nervous about travelling on the ship I thought I would post something to help others feel at ease!!
Firstly, I was pleasantly surprised with the ship.
I had heard from others she was starting to get tired and worn. However, my own personal thoughts disagree with this. I loved the feel of the ship and atmosphere on board was lovely. The atrium is gorgeous and a hub for many people througho…
First Time Cruisers!P&O Cruises | Ventura
We chose the Canaries for our maiden voyage on Ventura as we have 2 children so wanted to sail on a family friendly ship. Everything about our holiday was excellent, the service never faulted, the ship, which was a sight to behold as we arrived in Southampton, had so much to offer us as a family. Although the ship is huge, we easily navigated our way around, maybe with a little help from the ship …
Caribbean CruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
Overall we have a very enjoyable holiday. However, what was annoying was that people on board ship were stating they had only booked 5 weeks before the cruise left and paid exactly the same as us for a balcony room – we only had an interior. One couple were even upgraded to a deluxe balcony room without asking for it. We had an “Early Bird Saver” and were told that this would the best price ever o…
First Queen Victoria cruiseCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Haven’t been on Cunard for many years now, in fact, the last one was aboard the Caronia (proper ship) stopped sailing QE2 because as beautiful as her lines were she was internally showing her age and quite frankly the entertainment on board was, to say the least, embarrassing. So it was with some reservation that we booked the Big Band cruise aboard Q.V. It was only a five-day cruise so if it we…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Have standards dropped?Cunard Line | Queen Mary 2
I was a little disappointed with my recent back-to-back transatlantic crossing on Queen Mary 2. This was my 4th Cunard voyage and I was expecting a similar level of service to previous voyages. However, I experienced belligerence from a member of the tours office and also truculence from some of the wine waiters.
It was very apparent that staff reductions had been made and this was particularly ob…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Cruise to Zeebrugge/Amsterdam and CherbourgCunard Line | Queen Victoria
A somewhat disappointing cruise that was completely spoilt by the extortionate cost of drinks. To pay $42 plus 15% for the cheapest wine and on one occasion made to pay $27 plus 15% for two Gin and Tonics is not on.
It was embarrasing on our table of six that our other passengers found the cost so high they resorted to drinking water!!
Food was excellent though and service.
Holiday with P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Oceana
Lovely holiday to the Canaries, everything on board ship very nice, wonderful for first timers, but for people who have been cruising since the 1990 ‘s they have started penny pinching ….. charging for shuttle bus, no free ice cream, and one or two other small things that used to make the holiday extra special. Also, the Portuguese authorities in Lisbon were very rude, and we now found a lot of th…
Fabulous timeCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Reflection
We were aboard the Celebrity Reflection from 02/11/17 to 17/11/17 and had the best time!
We cannot complain about anything on board the ship. We had the best room attendant in Hubert, who could not do enough for us and was always checking if we needed anything extra!
The boys at The Martini Bar on Deck 4 were very entertaining but, again, could not do enough for you and we would like to particular…
Med and ZanziberFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
A lovely cruise with a great variety of port calls. We really enjoyed the many sea days.
Athens to Dubai through the Suez CanalAzamara Club Cruises | Azamara Journey
Our 4th cruise with Azamara and in terms of itinerary one of the most interesting. Ports included Safaga (for Luxor, where we did an overnight tour) and Aqaba from where we could visit Petra and the Wadi Rum desert. Oman was a real surprise – it manages to combine traditional with modern really well. Fascinating.
The Azamara Journey was well maintained, spotlessly clean. The overall entertainment …1 person found this helpful.Read more
Best yetAzamara Club Cruises | Azamara Journey
This was the best cruise I have done, 17 nights from Athens to Dubai via the Suez Canal (have done 12 to date). Azamara have done a good job with the refit, and kept very clean throughout. There was a good mixture of nationalities, the largest number were American, very closely followed by British, Canadians, Australians, Kiwis, French, Russian and a few others. There were 69 solo passengers. To m…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Cruise to Spain and PortugalP&O Cruises | Aurora
A pleasant enough cruise in late October into November around Spain and Portugal. Ships crew were nice and efficient. We had been offered a good deal following the rescheduling of the ship so for our money it was a good cruise.
Ok, but little crafting, no bridge and duplicated entertainment if you do two back to back 7 day cruisesPrincess Cruises | Ruby Princess
Went on two back to back 7 day cruises from LA going to different places. Entertainment was good, but a lot of unnecessary duplication between cruises, even though we paid full price for both of them and there were several of us ‘transit’ passengers on board. Very disappointing. Bed was also uncomfy so both of us had a bad back for the second week.
No bridge on board, and very limited crafting, wh…
Excellent service.P&O Cruises | Aurora
Lovely ship. Very helpful and pleasant crew. Entertainment, however, left a lot to be desired. Also, at several ports, the ship was moored a long way from where the coaches etc were parked, and we did not manage to get into the town at all.
Canaria cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Had a fabulous cruise better than expected. Met some great people. Ship’s crew could not be more friendly and obliging.
Good but not that goodP&O Cruises | Ventura
Having cruised for over 20 years, mainly with Princess Cruises, we went on Azura last year to Caribbean and thoroughly enjoyed our time on that ship, so decided to book with P & O again, to the Canaries, on Ventura. What a difference! The ship is tired, and the furniture in the cabin certainly needed replacing. There were six of us in our party and all of us, at different times, had problems with …1 person found this helpful.Read more
Late summer cruiseP&O Cruises | Aurora
Another cruise completed on one of our favourite ships, no complaints on food or cabin…only tour we did could not fault rest of stops did our own thing. One thing we did not like was the Ruthie Henshall show.
BEAUTIFUL BOUDICCAFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
4 nights on the Beautiful Boudicca around Santander and Balboa, two new beautiful destinations I would highly recommend visiting! In Santander and Balboa I took a coach tour to the major attractions. Santander light house – the views here are fantastic, we stopped off at the golden sandy beach then enjoyed a drink at one of the local bars with a view of the sea and Boudicca. In Balboa we visited t…1 person found this helpful.Read more
ExcellentP&O Cruises | Ventura
We had a very nice cruise aboard Ventura, the weather could have been a little better, but that is a chance we all take, and have to make the best of it. The crew and cabin stewards were excellent as always, there is always someone to help if anything is not right! Our cabin was spotless and for a change we had a window as well, as mostly we go for an inside one. We were celebrating my husbands 80…
CaribbeanP&O Cruises | Britannia
Overall a good cruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
This was our first time on this ship and the overall impression was good but we feel that the quality and service in the main restaurants was not as good as other cruises with the same company. Quality of service and food in the specialist restaurant was first class. Entertainment was good, dance instructors were brilliant. Minor irritation was the hogging of the sun beds.
Caribbean Transatlantic October 27thP&O Cruises | Britannia
Beautiful ship, grew to love it, but shame you can not walk a complete circuit outside. Our cabin was midship so long wait for lift with no stairs as option in this part of ship . Food and entertainment first class. One of the best P&O cruises we have been on.
Very much like an all inclusive break!P&O Cruises | Britannia
People do compare on board spends so at £700 for our balcony cabin we did seem to have more than the majority but we did struggle to spend it all, even with large glasses of wine & cocktails nightly plus visits to all 3 specialty restaurants, we also bought a camera & necklace! All of the on board entertainment was excellent but you need to get a seat early, do not under estimate how popular the s…
STANDARDS ARE SLIPPINGPrincess Cruises | Coral Princess
Have cruised many times with Princess. The ship is in desparate need of T.L.C. The food was VERY variable and suffered from an indulgent chef who “buries ” everything in complicated dressings to a point where the flavour of the main ingredient is lost. Service was very hit and miss – sometimes very good, often down right awful- staff did not care – no active menagement. Disembarkation was dreadful…
CruiseCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Best ship we have been on for different reasons.
Food was excellent and service fantastic.
New layout of the ship excellent.
Staff all over the ship were excellent.
Can not wait to go back on the ship.
FantasticP&O Cruises | Ventura
Four of us went on Ventura, me and my husband have been cruising for 23 years and love it. One of our friends it was her first cruise and now want’s to book another one.
Our cabins were spacious so were our adjoining balconies, we asked our lovely steward to open them up so the 4 of us could sit and relax with a bottle of wine.
We had a lovely steward he made us feel so at home and kept our cabins…
Lots of cut downsP&O Cruises | Ventura
Why so many cut backs? And why oh why do you not keep to the dress code? P&O are letting standards slip passengers would not get away with it on cunard. I have booked through Bolsover Cruise Club a couple of times and now I have booked through them again top class service throughout.
Thank you Bolsover
Return to P&OP&O Cruises | Aurora
We enjoyed the cruise down the Spanish coast into the Med.
We noticed quite a few changes from our last cruise on P&O 5 years ago. It was more a down market holiday, 9 evenings were very casual with dress ware basic.
There were more charges for some services and there was no information about tips, when I asked the purser I was informed there was a service charge of £6 per person per day, I don’t …
Something is lackingP&O Cruises | Aurora
I have been on Aurora 3 times now plus other P&O ships, but I must say I found the standard of food selection quite poor to what it used to be. Each day the buffet menus were virtually the same both for meals and desserts and being a lover of salads, especially pasta salads I found the variety very lacking. Staff and crew were excellent could not fault and never can. Cabin steward Alim, was super …
DisappointingP&O Cruises | Ventura
Ship very tired nowhere near the standard of other cruise liners. Food very repetitive. No coffee bars other than Costa which you have to pay for. Charged extra for pure orange juice at breakfast.
Boudicca Short BreakFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
I recently cruised on Fred Olsen’s Boudicca, we flew out to Santander and sailed back into Liverpool. On arrival, we had a bus tour around Santander before embarking on the ship. Although Boudicca is an older ship she had a very warm welcome and the staff were some of the most attentive I have come across while cruising.
We had Superior Oceanview cabin which was spacious and has plenty of space to…
Fantastic cruise with lots of funNorwegian Cruise Line | Norwegian Jade
Well, this was our 3rd NCL cruise to the Caribbean, and our friends 1st. We love the freestyle cruising of NCL, so not wanting to oversell it to our friends we wanted them to have that experience, and they weren’t disappointed.
It was a repositioning 11 night cruise from New York to Miami, taking in Dominican Republic, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Jamaica. Firstly the weather was very nice, quite …
First CruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
The ship was much bigger than I expected and the process of embarkation was extremely easy. The dining rooms were large and the cabin was also much bigger than I expected. I was happy to be in a balcony cabin and really appreciated the outdoor space that this provided. It was extremely clean and the cabin steward was there to introduce herself to us and ask if there was anything we needed. There w…
River DuoroVoyages of Discovery | Viking Hemming
Viking came up trumps again. The service and staff are to be commended. Everything is impeccable and this includes the coaches and drivers which took us out each day. The trips are very well organised – no rush, but always keeping to time. Can’t recommend Viking enough and everyone on board was friendly and easy to talk to. We don’t like large cruise ships and Viking just suit us fine. Keep up the…
DisappointedP&O Cruises | Oceana
The Cabin was very small, with no regard for personal comforts. The toilet and shower would have been very difficult for the number of people on board who were over weight. Having travelled on Oceana about five years ago, in a similar cabin grade, I wonder if cabin sizes have been reduced to generate more income for the American owners. I will not be travelling on P&O again!
Mixed cruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
The ship is looking very much in need of its refurb. The cabins are very small with only one chair for two people. Don’t take your cat as you won’t be able to swing it. The shower room is minute with hardly room to stand and dry yourself. The excursions were a little disappointing and the excursions manager is very impolite when complaints are made. The food menus have once again deteriorated but …
Cruise on AdoniaP&O Cruises | Adonia
Sorry to report after more than 7 good to excellent cruises the Adonia is the worse P&O experience to date. Bad report not down to weather conditions but to poor service from a very officious reception to poor and or slow service in the all day restaurant and bars with waiters huddling together talking. Also food left out too long under heat lamps , all dried up and hard for breakfast.
All bars ra…
The cruise became a mystery tourP&O Cruises | Adonia
We really like Adonia, but perhaps it was not a good choice to cross the Atlantic on in hurricane season. We seemed to spend a lot of time, skirting round hurricanes and storms, which led to rather a bumpy ship. This is not a complaint, as obviously no one can help the weather.
As we were ship bound for several days I was a bit disappointed at the amount of entertainment available, there was only …
Canaries CruiseCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We have done the Canaries Cruise several times which is wonderful for the weather at this time of year which we always enjoy.
We have cruised for many years with several Cruise lines and never had any complaints.
Having had the experience cruising with Cunard is that little bit more special. We have cruised on all the Cunard ships and always had a lovely feeling of the staff going the extra mile t…
Belated birthday cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
I loved every minute on Ventura. The staff, food, cabin and entertainment was fantastic. Bruges is so beautiful, definitely want to go back. Had such a great time, can’t wait to do it again.
Cruises X721P&O Cruises | Oriana
Really annoyed we did visit the two ports we have not visited & for which we made the reservation. The ‘storm’ was a damp squib. We have been in many storms on Oriana which did involve any change in ports. Entertainment mediocre except for the Headliners which were excellent.
We started on Oriana in 1995. Over the years since then there was a gradual reduction of standards; I could elaborate. …
Royal Caribbean Cruise HolidayRoyal Caribbean International | Oasis of the Seas
Found them very expensive. Paid for drinks package thought 1 package covered both but charged independently over 400 dollars each for the week as we don’t drink a lot it wasn’t worth having, one would have covered. Then charged for certain glasses drinks were in but not informed when being given drinks found them added on to account 4.66 dollars per glass. 27dollars a day service charge added auto…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Great ship fails to deliverMSC Cruises | MSC Meraviglia
The Meraviglia is a lovely ship and all the information we had raised our expectations. The ship itself is wonderful it was the service and food that fails to deliver.
The food isn’t of the high standard you expect on a cruise. The portions are small and the menu limited. This is the first time I have struggled in choosing a dish. On the 1st night my wife had chicken, it came as a flat piece of gr…
Not plain sailingP&O Cruises | Azura
Unfortunately lost a day and port of call (Dominica) due to storm Brian which meant we were 24hrs late from departing Southampton. A few hidden charges along the way including being charged for transfer into Maderia. No announcement made in advance about any such charge yet several repetitive announcements selling goods on board etc (a bit naughty of P&O) finally requests and notifications made in…
Caribbean cruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
Great cruise which included a Transatlantic crossing, delayed departure of just over a day which meant we also lost one of the islands on the schedule.
Fantastic Queen Elizabeth CruiseCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Our cruise was wonderful, it met most of our expectations considering we have cruised with Cunard many times before. Our only let down was some of the entertainment was below their high standards, whilst a couple of acts were superb. Wine prices & drinks are very high & then 15% service each time so slightly below the belt. We will cruise with them again but……. are reluctant to suggest to friends …
24 Night Carribean cruise Southampton to SouthamptonP&O Cruises | Arcadia
I haven’t cruised since 2003 after my wife passed away it got too expensive. However recently I was told I couldn’t fly due to a medical condition and decided a cruise from/to Southampton was the answer and enable me to get some sun on weary bones.
I was apprehensive about the number of sea days but there was plenty to do, some very interesting lectures and talks, and no problem with getting a sun…3 people found this helpful.Read more
Very disappointedP&O Cruises | Oriana
Booked into second sitting when arriving at our cabin booked into first sitting. Very noisy and vibrating in dining room. Unable to hold a conversation with fellow diners.
Hot and cold water problems on two occasions, both when getting ready to dine.
Itinerary:- Venice unable to go apparently due to fog but was informed other cruise ships were going in. Went to Trieste instead. Unable to go to Rav…
Cruise ReviewP&O Cruises | Ventura
We enjoyed our cruise as the staff, food and entertainment were excellent. This all makes for a happy and relaxed holiday. As I am disabled the staff made my getting on and off the ship very easy and I did not feel that I was a burden to anyone.
The (Magical) Mystery TourP&O Cruises | Oriana
The good old Oriana had some of its usual hiccoughs – temporary loss of hot & cold water, temporary loss of vacuum in toilets – but we love her.
Fog in Venice and a storm in the Mediterranean meant that 3 of our expected ports were replaced by 3 others. We had been to Venice several times so Trieste was a good replacement. Ravenna and Kotor especially were sadly missed and replacements Catania and…
Malta to SouthamptonP&O Cruises | Oceana
It was a joy to come home from a P&O cruise with no complaints the treatment we got from airport to ship was perfect (shame about the 1 star flight with Thomas Cook) with no problems. The standard of the ship was good and the food was the best we have had for a long time it was a bit desperate for its refit which is in 2 weeks. Our suite at the back of the ship was fantastic with a very good cabin…
Another great cruise.Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
A very pleasant experience. Good and well presented interesting meals. Very friendly and efficient staff.
The entertainment program is aimed at the average person. Quizzes, bingo, karioke etc are not for everyone. There should be interesting talks and friendly debates on issues that matter. Other ships have for example art classes.
The shuttle services were not always well organised.
The shops ran…
Needs a major refitP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Overall we enjoyed our cruise holiday. However to be critical Arcadia is in need of a major refit and refurbishment. Our balcony on E deck looked quite grubby.The handrail was devoid of any varnish the floor needed a good clean as did the aluminium surrounds and the white dividing panels had rust runs down them. There were many rust spots on various metal surfaces too.
The cabin interiors are begi…
Highlight CroatiaP&O Cruises | Oceana
An easy ship to find your way around, obviously the right size for us. The food and service were wonderful and the ports of call were an inspired collection. We were disappointed that the two ports we wished to visit in particular, that is Ravella and Marseilles had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, but we did get to see a climpse of Corsica.
The shows and options for entertainmen…
Nineteen night cruise to central MediterraneanP&O Cruises | Oriana
We had a great cruise on Oriana. There were three changes to the itinerary. We did not visit Venice, Motor and Revanna. This was due to weather conditions.
P & O substituted with two alternate ports, Katania and Cartahena. Of these two we preferred the second port.
The cabin was well presented and all the staff were very helpfull.
I would recommend this cruise line and have already booked a furthe…
CruiseRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
It was my and kids first cruise, really liked it. Staff was really nice all the time. Food is really delicious but I would like say that there is too much choice in Windjammer, couldn’t decide many times what eat and what to leave. I would definitely recommend this cruise. My older one liked the ice skating and rock climbing. We would definitely book cruise again.1 person found this helpful.Read more
First Cruise After RefitCunard Line | Queen Victoria
This was our first cruise on QV after the refit earlier in the year. Whilst we had some concerns about loss of facilities, such as the old Chart Room, we were not disappointed with the overall result. Whilst the Chart Room has been relocated to a smaller area it is still a comfortable place to relax. We were impressed with the refurbishment of the Winter Garden, which is now an excellent place to …
Can't wait to book the next cruise!Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Opulent have asked for better service the whole crew were helpful and friendly. We had an accessable room as my husband is in a wheelchair it was lovely with plenty of room to get around.
First TimersCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Reflection
What an absolute wonderful experience for my husband and I on our 30th wedding anniversary. Our first cruise, we discovered so much more than we ever thought possible on the Best West Mediterranean cruise. We enjoyed the different ports of call, it has given us a taster for our next cruise. The staff on board were all fantastic, we also met some lovely people, hi to Colin and Sharon, see you Boxin…
A word of cautionP&O Cruises | Oceana
Don’t ever go on a ship that’s due for a refit, whatever the itinerary. You’ll be faced with things that don’t work ( l lift- at least 2 public loos- sometimes in flood, and a broken bed frame). You’ll also experience, on a ship that’s been away for the season before returning to Southampton, an apparent lack of some foods which challenges the chef to come up with something from a dwindling supply…
Weekend to BrugesP&O Cruises | Ventura
Thoroughly enjoyed our two night cruise. Staff were extremely helpful and the dinners in the main dining room in the evenings were wonderful. I felt that the breakfast and lunch buffet were less plentiful than other cruise lines offer ie Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. Cabin was spotless and extremely comfy bed. However the cabin wasn’t over spacious. Very enjoyable trip on the whole.
Excellent cruise on BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
A large modern ship with excellent restaurants and bars. The Indian restaurant Sindu was our favourite with 5 star food and service. The Captain and his crew were helpful and friendly. All the waiting staff were pleasant and accommodating. The cabin was very clean and the steward couldn’t do enough for us. The evening shows were varied and all first class. Our only criticism is there are no stairs…
Great cruise made better by fantastic staffPrincess Cruises | Diamond Princess
We flew to Tokyo for a pre-cruise stay of 3 nights, prior to embarkation at Yokohama port. All arrangements made via Bolsover, including private transfers which were super efficient.
Yokohama port appears a bit chaotic at first glance, but there is an army of helpers to help whisk you through and we were on-board within 20 minutes.
Diamond Princess is broadly similar to the likes of Grand and Crow…
Feel P&O are letting standards in dress code dropP&O Cruises | Britannia
Feel P&O are letting standards in the dress code drop… Still love cruising with P&O staff and services still very good… food great pleanty to choose from all eating place on board.
Still got 4 more cruises book…3 in 2018 and 1 in 2019.
Niagara Falls, New York, Southampton.Cunard Line | Queen Mary 2
Wonderful cruise across the Atlantic, NY to Southampton. One complaint re the mustering. It was held in the Kings Court restaurant, lots of chairs, yet for some reason we were required to stand whilst the announcement went on and on and on……..
Our trip to Niagara, New York, Southampton was wonderfully organised by Bolsover – all cars were ready and waiting to take us to train stations, hotels, cru…
Team CruiseCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
This cruise was to celebrate two 50th birthdays in our group of eight. It turned out to be rather more than our usual weekend away! All were a little nervous about spending the whole week together, on a ship. We need not have feared. The ship was beautiful; the décor and art interesting on all decks, the staterooms very comfortable; the dining was superb and catered for all tastes and occasions; …2 people found this helpful.Read more
Our on board experience on Eclipse to Spain and the CanariesCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Well we certainly didn’t have any bad experience on board! This was our 4th cruise with Celebrity, always top class, and always hard working staff, always ready to go the extra mile when needed. Our cabin didn’t dissapoint, first time for us on an ocean view, although the window did get condensation in some areas. Other than that very clean ! Our steward kept our state room clean and was very poli…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Oceania RivieraOceania Cruises | Riviera
Sailed on Oceania Riviera from Monte Carlo to Barcelona on 17/10/2017 for 9 days. Ship beautiful in every way. Medium sized ship which carries only 1200 Passengers so plenty of space every where, no problems getting sun beds at any time. Cabins are very spacious and spotlessly clean.
We have been on quite a few cruises and must say this was the best food ever, especially in the free to visit speci…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Small but perfectly formedRoyal Caribbean International | Rhapsody of the Seas
One of RCCL’s smaller ships. A little dated but a pleasure to have been on board. After a major hiccup on boarding- dense fog in Venice – and a revamped itinerary we had a wonderful week. Good food good weather together with excellent staff in every department.
Med Cruise on AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
Nice cruise on Azura around Spain and Portugal, with good food but lousy entertainment in a too small theatre. Spoiled by fact we could not put deposit on future cruise without nominating the specific cruise. Will have to try different carrier in future.
Fantastic HolidayP&O Cruises | Azura
Returned last week after 12 days on Azura.
We really enjoyed it, all the staff work really hard and nothing is too much trouble.
Good food and plenty of it, good weather and we will definitely cruise again.
Cruise to nowhereP&O Cruises | Aurora
Bad weather “possibly preventing leaving Zeebrugge” meant captain decided not to berth. As the trip to Bruge was reason for taking the cruise – we were pretty dismayed to be staying on board. No refund – additional entertainment was bingo! We won’t be taking another cruise.
Mrs PembletonRoyal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
Second visit on this ship. Standard as good as ever, but the ports visited not good. I would not do this trip again. The last visit we did was Madeira an Canary Islands which was far more scenic! Nothing really to see on this visit (other than Le Harve and Paris was 2-3 hours away. We are looking at maybe Symphony of the seas for next year, but I will be in touch with you. Would definitely book wi…
It was fantasticP&O Cruises | Azura
5 star thank you
Azura 12 nights Portugal, Spain & Gibraltar October 2017P&O Cruises | Azura
This was our first cruise and everything including the weather far exceeded our expectations.
The food was excellent, the accommodation was clean and airy and the service was exemplary.
My wife needs a gluten-free diet, nothing was too much trouble and she had no problems whatsoever.
October 2017 Cruise, Madeira and Canary IslandsCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Excellent ship and overall service. The staff are very polite, helpful and very well presented. There is a good mix of bars and rest areas including an coffee lounge to have waiter service afternoon tea (a nice touch). The live entertainment in the theatre was especially good, we thought the standard was very high and would suit most people. The food in the main formal restaurant and the general d…
Fabulous weatherP&O Cruises | Azura
Just arrived back from Azura to Portugal and Spain cruise. We where fortunate to have been blessed with wall to wall sunshine from the moment we left Southampton. The sea was almost glass like at times . Wonderful cruise, good food, very good entertainment with choices for everyone. My only criticism was the Epicurian Resturant, since Marco has nothing to do with it any more the food is just not g…
WONDERFUL HOLIDAYCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
The itinerary was excellent apart from Sete which has nothing to offer a traveller in our opinion.
The weather was wonderful.
Staff on board were, in the main, totally wonderful.
The ship, although old, was well maintained and our balcony room was comfortable.
We were disappointed with the 18% surcharge on drinks and also the five dollar minimum bet on roulette which stopped us playing.
Canaries 10 nightCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Excellent service, lovely ship really friendly and helpful staff.
My one suggestion would be a little more storage room in cabin and a self service laundrette would be helpful on a longer cruise.
Food excellent, really well presented and a wide choice.
Lovely holiday on Queen VictoriaCunard Line | Queen Victoria
We thought the ship was very elegant. The decor was really relaxing. Crew in general were very friendly. Cabins really comfortable and very clean. We also liked having the addition of the kettle and coffee.2 people found this helpful.Read more
HolidaysP&O Cruises | Britannia
Wonderful time had by all six of us (family group). We will be back!!!
Volcanic CanariesCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
At the end of September 2017, my wife and I went on a 13 night cruise to the Canaries, via Madeira, and stopping of at Lisbon and Vigo on the way home. As I am disabled I always find the checking in process very quick and easy. 20 Minutes from being dropped of to getting into the stateroom. Thankfully Cunard provide a pocket size map of the ship, very handy till you find your way around.
The State…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Lovely cruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
We had a lovely cruise and you are the best agents to help us find our holidays and we are looking forward to the next one. My only complaint was the P&O cruise personliser on the ship was rude and unhelpful which I have written to P&O about it has put me off P&O.
OceanaP&O Cruises | Oceana
Had a lovely holiday visiting all the beautiful destinations. We were disappointed with the Oceana, she is in desperate need of a big refit, think it should have been done sooner. There were blocked toilets and blowers going for the 14 days. Carpets and furnishings were thread bare. There was paint splashed all over the tender boats was disgusting. Staff were friendly and polite as normal. There w…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Lovely BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
I love Britannia it is a beautiful ship, the decor is even better than I was expecting. The food was great and cooked beautifully, there is plenty of choice, special diets are well catered for, and this rates high on my list as I have a complicated diet. In the Horizon restaurant there is alway plenty of vacant seating.
The entertainment is brilliant, the theatre and stage on Britannia is the bigg…
14 night cruiseRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
Food could not be better. Service top quality. Shows not as good as P&O but average. Relaxed atmosphere on ship (very good), better than P&O. Stateroom very clean and comfortable, but lower deck Promenade View rooms need curtains drawn to stop people seeing in (others also said this).
RCI very money orientated. I do realise this is a big business and needs money. Paid for three shore excursions (b…
Small ship cruiseP&O Cruises | Adonia
We had a relaxing cruise to the Canary Islands. Plenty of room in Conservatory restaurant and all leisure areas. Such a shame that this ship has been sold.
Second cruise on Independence of the seasRoyal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
Wonderful experience on Independence of the seas ❤️
Love this ship, love the crew, the ambience, the entertainment, even if we had seen most of it last year. Grease and the two ice shows are still spectacular and worth seeing more than once🤗🤗. Food wise never have I seen so much Lobster on offer, my wife absolutely loved lt and as for the Duck mmmm a particular favourite of mine. Thoughts on the “…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Modern day, Billy Butlins of the 60's, at sea.P&O Cruises | Britannia
Have just returned from our first cruise with P&O, sailed 30 Sep for 13 nights to The Canaries on the Britannia.
We are experienced cruisers and over the years have sailed with at least 7 other mainstream cruise lines.
Yes, we did do some review research before booking and “trusted” the more favourable reviews shown, what a mistake that was.
The first big “downer” was to discover how congested Sou…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Conflicting QualityP&O Cruises | Adonia
Four or five salient points which may (or may not!) be of use to future cruisers. Although the ship will no longer be with P&O from February 2018.
Excellent hardworking crew who seemed to be most happy working on the ship. This speaks well of the company. They gave friendly and efficient service.
Facilities never crowded. Always space in public areas.
Recent refurbishments meant furnishings w…
Oh I shall so miss this lovely ship!!P&O Cruises | Adonia
We’ve just had such a good time on a 12 day trip to the Atlantic Isles on lovely Adonia. It’s cosy, friendly and just makes you feel so relaxed. Staff were great. Weather mixed and a lot of the ports were closed due to public holidays but we still had a great time. Walking round the jogging track as the sun rises or as you come into port is wonderful. So sad P&O are selling her.
Love BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
Love the decor, service excellent, food not as good as previous cruises but still acceptable.
37th CruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Been on so many different cruise ships, some with high standards. The Ventura, which we have sailed on a few times, however is still a nice ship with good entertainment, but had lots of vibrations and creaks throughout producing noisy cabin. The bedding & pillows need renewing to a higher standard. Daily weather forecast would have been helpful. The toast in the buffet was a disgrace and would be …
Enjoyable and fantastic cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Pity about some smoking areas on the ship. Smoking should not be tolerated anywhere on cruises.
Long waiting time for lifts on the cruise.
Dining hall (Bay tree) could be made brighter, it is rather dark.
Western Med Early October 2017P&O Cruises | Ventura
Decided to have an early autumn break to prolong the summer and that was just what we got. Started in Southampton on a wet Sunday afternoon with a smooth embarkation leaving the car with CPS, no hassle there. Hadn’t been on Ventura since our first cruise 8 years ago we loved her then and we were not disappointed this time. Some of the soft furnishings are a little worn which I suspect is why she h…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Azores cruiseFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
My first time with Fred Olsen Cruises and I had an excellent time my cabin 8028 though a little small was clean comfortable and well serviced there were a couple of rattles and a small amount of vibration but this is expected in an older ship and did not spoil my enjoyment beds were comfortable and I slept well.
On board entertainment was very good and I also enjoyed taking part in activites such …
Bad ship designP&O Cruises | Britannia
The cruise itself on Britannia was excellent and the staff were very good. Our disappointment was in the ship’s design. There was no promenade deck as on other P & O ships on deck 7 – only a very short distance round part of the ship on deck 18, where it was constantly blowing a gale. Due to there being no external promenade area on deck 7 the internal public walkways were always extremely crowded…
Canaries CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
We were very impressed with Brittania, this was our 1st time with P&O and we wondered if it would be too big but there was plenty of “get away from the crowds” places to sit. The cabin was good although the balcony was rather small, the shower was one of the best we’ve had ,having a glass door not the dreaded plastic curtain.Food and service was really good, Staff around the ship were friend…
Southampton to New York, Canadian coast, New York to Southampton.Cunard Line | Queen Mary 2
These turned out to be three cruises so, we did have some additional benefits. Three freebie lunches in speciality restaurant, but we were not impressed so only went to two. You only had a choice of three mains. We had three lots of computer time. Some of the Canadian ports we couldn’t visit due to special whales in the area so we had to avoid them! Poor speakers and poor entertainment. We were di…
Cruise to Canary Islands - 30.09.17 - 13.10.17P&O Cruises | Britannia
My wife Beryl and I travelled on this cruise ship expecting it to be better than the Arcadia, it wasn’t.
The food was excellent, the service was very good and the cabin service could not have been better.
In our personal opinion the ship (liner) is too big for us, and worst of all the lifts on the ship caused very big problems with able bodied persons and disabled people all trying to get into the…
Cruising in the Aegean Sept 11th - 9th Oct 2017Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar
Cruising on the Braemar was like joining a big family gathering. The ambience is fantastic, some passengers like old friends. The crew are treasures. To be greeted with “oh yes, half coffee, half hot water ma-am” by our waiter Jury after a two year break was unbelievable. The itinerary was good too (after all that’s why we chose it!!). With fantastic weather, good food and entertainment – what mor…
Wonderful holidayCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
I cannot find one single thing to say wrong about my holiday. Everything from start to finish was perfect .
Cruise on OceanaP&O Cruises | Oceana
Superb cruise. Excellent large cabin. Great food well presented, together with some outstanding evening entertainment. Travel organisation throughout was first class and your £50 bonus was appreciated. Although the flights each way were late the Thomson aircraft was relatively comfortable. The fact that the cases were transferred both ways – Gatwick to the cabin and from the ship to Gatwick – was …
Seven days in the Med.P&O Cruises | Oceana
The holiday on the Oceana was excellent, could not fault it at all. Unfortunately the holiday was slightly marred by fiascos at both Manchester and Malta airports, neither of which could cope with the volume of holidaymakers trying to get through at the same time, and failure by P&O to open dedicated check-in on time in Manchester. We are flying to the Carribean in March, and hope to have a better…
Very interesting time had by all!!P&O Cruises | Arcadia
Hope you are prepared for this!
We started well, a very quick check in and cases already in cabin when we arrived. It was windy and cold when we left so no real sail away party. Usual lifeboat drill, with cabin cards being checked to make sure everyone attended (a bit of a shambles in the theatre with some people who didn’t show their card and never got asked for it). Then back to complete unpacki…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Enjoyed very much, despite the initial disappointment of losing a day.P&O Cruises | Oriana
Have done 8 cruises but only ever with P&O, last cruise was 9 years ago. We were very excited to go with friends who had never cruised before. Unfortunately we were told 2 days before we were due to go that our trip had been delayed due to a mechanical fault on Oriana. Hugely disappointed to only get 1/2 a day in Amsterdam instead of 1 1/2 days. P&O were very efficient at letting us know and sorti…2 people found this helpful.Read more
TRANQILITY ON THE ADRIATIC AND METCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
One of the most enjoyable cruises we have been on. We liked many aspects of the ship with high quality entertainment, good food and excellent service of the staff on Celebrity Constellation. All helped with good weather and a choice of ports of call. The only adverse comment I would make is the unnecessary high cost of the port shuttle services and most of the excursions.
P&O need to up their game!P&O Cruises | Azura
Just came back from cruise A708 on Azura and although the cruise, itinerary and ship were fantastic sadly there are cracks starting to appear in the offering made by P&O. The entertainment has become stale, repetitive and boring. Third rate comedians and tribute acts seem to be the way that P&O are going. I’d seen the Headliners and the current shows on a previous cruise so wasn’t interested in se…
Islands of the Aegean Oct 2017Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar
The itinerary was very good missed Santorini due to windy weather, the sun was out all day and every day for 26 days out of 28 so no complaints there. The food was not up to Balmorals standard last year but still good. The crew were up to usual high standard of friendliness which was a joy. The main gripe about this cruise was the amount of noise created below our cabin 3064 on deck 3 from the wor…
Cruise ReviewCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
A disappointing cruise as I think the standards on Celebrity Cruises have deteriorated over the last few years. People going into the main dining hall for their evening meal wearing shorts and t-shirts would not have been acceptable a few years ago. The activities, entertainment and the standard of the meals were also well below the normal quality of past cruises.
Le HavreP&O Cruises | Azura
Great ship, great staff, visit to Amsterdam was enjoyable. However Le Havre was a different story. The ship wasn’t allowed to dock, a strike was on. That plus the people I met on board who had made the journey for sentimental reasons, made up my mind about France. The Captain was so informative and had a difficult situation. Great ship.
North America and Canada 10th September 2017P&O Cruises | Arcadia
Probably the worst cruise we have ever been on. Across the atlantic to New York was uneventful until arrival at New York. Disembarkation was horrendous -taking most of the day as far as we were concerned. Next day was in port and then before we left we had an announcement that Bar Harbour (the next Port of call) was cancelled – apparently due to swell and getting tenders off – we heard later in co…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Taking the rough with the smooth.P&O Cruises | Arcadia
Arcadia 10th Sept – 4th Oct 2017 – America/ Canada cruise. Interesting cruise with a mixture of weather. Only managed five ports out of eight due to bad weather and loss of an engine pod at Halifax with overnight repairs being carried out by divers working in freezing water. Unfortunately we were running away from approaching hurricane. This gave the Captain no alternative but to alter the ports o…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Full On PartyP&O Cruises | Ventura
29th September 2017
We have cruised with P&O many times; this would be our second two night cruise break, it came up to expectations!
The ship was using the Ocean Terminal in Southampton. The terminal works very well at getting people through as quickly as possible. Most people were carrying on the luggage which simplified things. The terminal was particularly noisy, and…1 person found this helpful.Read more
September Eastern Med cruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
Oceana needed some decorative improvements. Our balcony had many rust spots and the chairs were shabby. Towels changed regularly but no longer “white” but slightly grey. The entertainment was varied with the Headliners being the best especially their Killer show.
The food in the Adriatic restaurant at night was good but the Ligurian for breakfast was very slow on most mornings we visited.
Holiday on AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
Lovely time on ship. Cleanliness and politeness second to none.
Only gripe is food in MDR could be cooked a little more. Hard potatoes and veg not very nice. Otherwise no complaints.
17 day Greek islands cruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
Had a wonderful holiday, enjoyed every minute as I was travelling alone I felt safe and secure the staff were outstanding.
The shows were brilliant and there were lots of activities to take part in on the ship.
The only downside was the single occupancy charge as I paid more than double the normal fair. I would have expected to pay a supplement but not over double.
A fellow passenger called it the…
Oriana cruise X179, 20th September 17P&O Cruises | Oriana
Whilst we both enjoyed the cruise over all, mainly due to friend who came with us, great fun to be with. The cruise was excellent, the food we thought had much improved, entertainment was good, shows etc, BUT, we still had problems… Our Toilet blocked up three times, our door keys were a constant pain, we had the batteries changed twice, and still had problems. It took 10 visits to change the card…
Rome and all thatP&O Cruises | Oriana
This cruise was chosen for the ports I hadn’t been to. They didn’t disappoint. This ship looks very nice after its refit. The food was even better than on previous cruises, Sindu being perfect. The staff in Sindu are extremely polite and caring making it a pleasure to visit. We went three times. The weather was very good, all of the trips we went on were very well organised. Sorrento and Pompeii w…
Amsterdam adventuresP&O Cruises | Azura
6 night cruise to Amsterdam and Le-Harve, great all round cruise, we also got an extra day in Amsterdam due to bad weather and no docking at Le-harve due to a strike. Fantastic ship 🚢 great attitude amongst staff. Food was on point, can’t complain about anything. Cabin was suitable and well kept. We’re looking to book the same cruise next year. Thanks
Not quite five star.Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
You know what it’s like when you don’t feel absolutely elated with your holiday. We sailed for the first time from Southampton. The transportation to there by Eavesway was superb. We had no queuing at anytime to get on the ship, very well organised. Unfortunately entering the ship was a bit chaotic due to passengers still getting off!
We were not met by the usually smiling faces offering us a drin…
Cruise to Lisbon, Tenerife etc. On the Eclipse, Sept/ Oct 2017Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Our second cruise on the Eclipse and equally as good as the first. A little rough over the Bay of Biscay en route to Lisbon, luckily we were not affected but judging by the no shows for dinner quite a few were. Overnight in Lisbon which was lovely followed by Tenerife, Madeira and La Coruna, weather for cruise after the Bay was great. As for the ship firstly the pro’s, excellent staff, always happ…
Exceptional service from all the staff and a touch of class in all quartersCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
My friend and I had a wonderful cruise on the Q.E and would have no trouble recommending it to anyone.
Tribute to a fine cruise shipP&O Cruises | Adonia
Our cruise was a back to back, seven days from Southampton calling at Bordeaux, St Peter Port, and Honfleur, and returning to Southamton. We had a day in Southampton. Rejoined the ship, and set sail for a fifteen day cruise around the Mediterranean. During the cruise we called at the following ports, Praia da Rocha,Saville, Puerto Banus,Vallencia,Mahon,Gibralter,and La Caruna.
The whole cruise was…
Our Med CruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
Very enjoyable cruise loved the places we visited would recommend P&O Cruises to friends and Bolsover Cruise Club handled our booking very well from start to finish with special mention to Sophie Bedingfield for recommending our outside cabin. Will look forward to our next cruise
DisasterP&O Cruises | Arcadia
From beginning to end of our 24 cruise to New England aboard Arcadia (P&O) we found a total shambles. The muster station announcement disappeared half way through and had to overhead out from a crew member. The ports of call were changed at whim or cancelled because of the weather which of course could not be controlled. The ship broke down for 24 hours in a very uninspiring port of call. Ports we…3 people found this helpful.Read more
First TimersFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
Just returned from a lovely holiday on Balmoral cruising the Norwegian Fjords. We had not travelled with Fred Olsen previously but had a wonderful time. The decor is a little dated but that was the only criticism. The staff were amazing, very courteous and accommodating. The food better than I have experienced with other cruise lines of late. We had a superior suite which had a spacious balcony, a…4 people found this helpful.Read more
Arcadia... Not for meP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Poor cruise in all aspects apart from entertainment, sloppy from top to bottom sadly, the weather being the least of the problems.2 people found this helpful.Read more
Do Not Book A Cruise On This Ship...P&O Cruises | Arcadia
This ship is in dire need of refurbishment and should not be allowed to sail in its current state. Blocked public toilets, poor maintenance, the air conditioning and heating was patchy throughout the ship with some areas hot and others too cold. The company policy is to put customer safety first and consequently we did not stop at any tender ports due to the weather but the company was quite happy…3 people found this helpful.Read more
Malta & CroatiaP&O Cruises | Oceana
This was our second cruise on Oceana, she is a lovely ship and all the crew are very friendly. We went to some lovely places including Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split and Venice. We had a wonderful time and met some really nice people. We look forward to our next cruise on Adonia.
First fly cruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
This was our first fly cruise and perhaps our last, flight to Malta arrived just in time for dinner. Vacated room at 8am and left ship at 4:30pm for 7pm flight, not informed of a delay or we could have remained on the ship, boarded flight at 9:15pm then there was an issue with baggage resulting in all the baggage being unloaded on to the tarmac and everyone having to disembark to identify their ba…
P&O Cruises Oceana 21st Sept to 5th Oct 2017P&O Cruises | Oceana
We have no issues with P&O at all, having sailed with them in the past on Ventura however, we were very disappointed in the Oceana. It is in much need of refurbishment, i.e. our inside cabin shower area and toilet were well-worn and stained, many of the ladies toilets were often blocked (which was very unpleasant to see when accessing)! Various communal areas/carpets and furniture were dismal and …
10/9/17 cruise to New York and QuebecP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Never have I been on such a large ship before and never with so many passengers grumbling about the state of the ship, the lack of leadership from the captain who was conspicuous by his absence, the changes to the itinery and the weather. P&O are not responsible for the weather, but this ship is due for a refit shortly and not before time.
Problems started before we left Southampton during the saf…3 people found this helpful.Read more
Late summer break to Malta, Dubrovnik, Venice, Hvar, Split.P&O Cruises | Oceana
What sites to remember – as we sailed away from Venice the views were spectacular as the sun was setting. The tour in the “tuk-tuk” in Dubrovnik was fun and different from the standard coach tour, just four passengers and a super guide showing us fantastic views looking down on the city. What a gem Hvar is, an up and coming unspoilt place to visit. Malta is always somewhere we enjoy visiting – a v…
Disappointed with our cruiseP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Problem on ship, private and public toilets regularly, out of order.
Evening show very good, everything else boring began to think a no kids ship then the rest of us must be dead.
New York, immigration and Trump in town caused havoc, trip booked total waste of money.
Lost three ports, only stayed one day in ports we should’ve had two. Rope wrap round propeller.
Weather was rubbish, storms etc. can’…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Greek islands cruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
We have recently returned from a 17 night cruise aboard Azura from Southampton to Greece via Ibiza on the outward voyage and calling at Gibraltar on the return. The itinerary included Mykonos, Crete, Santorini, Athens (from Piraeus) and Katakolon for the Olympic stadium. The itinerary, weather and ship were exceptional. We found Azura to be well designed and the décor tasteful. The crew offered v…
Very good on MSC CruisesMSC Cruises | MSC Poesia
Lovely ship, staff were all very helpful and friendly. Food was average in MDR the choice in the Buffet was excellent and always plenty of seating available. Embarkment was excellent however thought they were very slow on advising details for disembarkment, but when it was time for disembarkment it was very efficient. Would certainly do again if the itinerary was right.
Aurora Cruise ReviewP&O Cruises | Aurora
The cruise was to Northern Spain and Portugal ending with a day in Cherbourg. Northern Spain and Portugal were ideal in early October, not too hot with temperature in the 15 to 24 degree C level and some sunshine. A little light rain in Ferrol, but no problem. Santander and Porto were first class ports of call. Ferrol was a bit plain and geometric as it was built round the Naval base. Would not ru…
Greek DreamsP&O Cruises | Azura
Just returned from a Greek Island Cruise. Fantastic destinations and wonderful weather. Ship was good and the staff wonderful. The only gripe is the price of drinks on P&O ships. They shouldn’t be as expensive as they are, where is the duty free?
An Unforgetable ExperienceP&O Cruises | Arcadia
We were just unfortunate to meet the tail end of Hurricane Jose. Therefore experiencing strong winds and very high seas which meant that our itinerary had to be cut short. P&O have compensated us very well for this unfortunate situation.
'Sod's Law'P&O Cruises | Arcadia
Arcadia. Sept-Oct 2017. J715. USA/Canada
‘Sod’s Law’……..If things were going to go ‘pear-shaped’ on this cruise, it did. In isolation, some of the issues are not too serious, but collectively, it turned into a nightmare cruise. It was a nightmare cruise for P&O, the crew and staff (majority did well), and obviously and in particularly the passengers.
I will try and be brief….Up to force 9 gales al…3 people found this helpful.Read more
NEW YORK/NEW ENGLAND: 10th Sep - 4th Oct 2017P&O Cruises | Arcadia
VERY BAD WEATHER TRAVELLING TO NEW YORK, ALL TENDER PORTS CANCELLED! ! ! SOME PREMATURELY, POSSIBLE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH ENGINE AND PROPELLERS? FISHING LINE! RESULTING IN REMAINING MOORED IN HALIFAX FOR EXTRA 24 HRS .
ARRIVAL IN QUEBEC MORE THAN HALF A DAY LATE !
MANY WC IN CABINS AND AROUND PUBLIC AREAS ON DECKS SOMETIMES OUT OF USE !
WE SOON REALISED THE SHIP WAS IN URGENT NEED OF A REFIT AND…1 person found this helpful.Read more
The USA and Canada on ArcadiaP&O Cruises | Arcadia
We were so looking forward to this cruise because of the fantastic itinerary. Things started to unravel, unfortunately, as early as the ship’s muster before we left Southampton. The captain, speaking very slowly and with long breaks between sentences, disappeared completely part-way through, leaving a flustered Theatre Company singer, as muster station head in our section of the restaurant, to com…4 people found this helpful.Read more
Greek Islands with P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Azura
Staff and food was very good. We were on fixed dining. We found the menu very repetitive, with the same vegetables each day. However the waiters were faultless and went out of their way to help.
I have crutches and have problem with walking. So went to book up excursions for people with difficulties only to find they have completely sold out. When we said surely as the boat is full they would put …
First timeP&O Cruises | Britannia
Our first time cruise, was wonderful! Far better than I imagined. We had an inside cabin and I was worried about claustrophobia it was fine. I loved waking up in different country, seeing the sights and back for tea . The food and service were first class. Entertainment was great apart from the theatre being very cold. I must mention our cabin was quite noisy a constant drone remedied with ear plu…
A huge disappointmentCunard Line | Queen Victoria
My wife and I were extremely disappointed with the Queen Victoria as we were expecting it to be so much better. Right from the outset we felt let down as we had to wait an age for our suitcases to be delivered to our stateroom. The ship had sailed before they finally arrived leaving us little time to unpack and then get changed for dinner. We were booked on the second sitting on a table of six. Un…
Worst cabin on the shipFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
I took a friend who had never cruised before on a taster weekend cruise on Balmoral, as it is one of the smaller ships, so that he would see how wonderful cruising was. Although I had booked a double room, we were given the smallest cabin set up as an L shape so much so that it could not be changed round. Needless to say it was awful.
As the ship was apparently full, there was no chance to change …
Greek IslandsP&O Cruises | Azura
Having had numerous cruises with various companies, this cruise was one of the best.
Weather great, ports great plus the organisation 2nd to none.
Next year cruise will have a lot to live up to.
GONE DOWN HILLP&O Cruises | Aurora
I HAVE NOT CRUISED FOR 2 YEARS AFTER TAKING A BREAK, SO I WAS VERY SURPRISED BY HOW THINGS ON BOARD HAD CHANGED, AND NOT FOR THE BETTER. PLEASE READ BELOW MY COMMENTS :-
1) SHUTTLE BUSES WERE ONLY PROVIDED IN 2 OUT OF 4 OF THE PORTS.
2) THE CHOICE OF FOOD IN THE SELF SERVICE RESTAURANT HAD REDUCED GREATLY, AND THE QUALITY OF IT WAS ONLY ADEQUATE INSTEAD OF EXCELLENT.
3) THE AFTERNOON TEA SANDWICHE…
Overall first time experienceCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Having never been on a crusie we didn’t know what to except, all I can say is we weren’t disappointed. From the moment we boarded in Rome it was pure luxury. Nothing was too much trouble for any member of staff they were always pleasant & polite. The food was second to none & the cleanliness of the ship was fabulous. In fact I have now got my husband looking for our next cruise which will be on Cu…
Lovely VenturaP&O Cruises | Ventura
Just returned from a Canaries cruise on Ventura.
Embarkation at Southampton was very good, on board before our allotted time and on boarding the ship was told our cabins were ready and the cases were outside, very impressed and a good start to our holiday.
Muster was a bit chaotic as a lot of people were in a small space plus now you have to show your cruise card, which is a good idea but think th…1 person found this helpful.Read more
The cruise from Southampton to Le Havre and on to New York finishing at Quebec was excellent.Cunard Line | Queen Mary 2
We had to off QM2 by 9.45 am. We were told to leave our luggage at the baggage collection point but were chased from pillar to point. The staff could not differentiate between red and pink, and after 20 minutes we finally managed to convince those people on duty that we were in the pink category and not red, we managed to store our luggage as advised. We speak very little French and…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Ventura cruise reviewP&O Cruises | Ventura
After many cruises with P&O Cruises we now feel that the standards are dropping along with the choice of food which has become very repetitive.
DisappointedP&O Cruises | Ventura
We had looked forward to going on Ventura after hearing many good reports, however we were very disappointed on two levels, the standard of food had certainly gone down (or perhaps this ships kitchen was poor) since our last cruise on Azura in February this year. No imagination with the veg, green beans served up with every meal and very little else. The staff in the restaurant, and I can only spe…
Recent holidayP&O Cruises | Ventura
We recently had a Canary cruise on board Ventura. We could not fault it at all. Food was great. Room cleaned twice a day. Waiters were excellent. The Ventura is having a refurb in March so will be even better. Would recommend this ship and crew
Med cruise on Navigator of the SeasRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
Food excellent, entertainment excellent, staff excellent. We were in an inside cabin which we felt needed updating.1 person found this helpful.Read more
Best cruise experienceFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
We have been on four cruises previously and plan to go on more. Overall we have enjoyed all our experiences for a variety of different reasons. However this was our best experience so far, food, entertainment and overnight stays were all excellent and of course as with all our previous cruises the staff were superb. The only thing I would change on this particular Scandinavian Capital Cruise would…
Cruise didn't tick every box but a good holidayViking Cruises | Viking Ingvar
It was a fine holiday and maybe, having had other river cruises, we expected a bit too much. This was, after all, Northern Russia. The itinerary was excellent but Ingvar was not quite as impressive as other boats on which we have sailed. We missed the option to eat in the evenings away from the main restaurant. 90% of the passengers, maybe more (we only found 6 other Brits), were American and they…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Fantastic trip on Princess CruisesPrincess Cruises | Pacific Princess
A great itinerary on a wonderful small ship. The staff on the Pacific Princess were, without exception, friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The food, especially in the buffet, was very varied and we were spoilt for choice. One of the benefits of a smaller ship is docking close to town and not needing to use the tender. A fantastic holiday visiting many cities and traversing the Kie…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Alaska on board Holland America LineHolland America Line | MS Amsterdam
Everything about this cruise was first rate, the organisation of the travel arrangements was superb, everything went to plan. The ship and the itinerary were excellent. I have never been with Holland America before but I would certainly recommend it very highly, I have travelled with P&O, Cunard, Princess , Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Thomson and it tops the lot .1 person found this helpful.Read more
Great summer cruise!Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
Having sailed with P&O twice before, we weren’t sure what to expect from Fred Olsen, but we booked the ‘Authentic Andalucia’ cruise aboard Balmoral due to the fantastic itinerary and the ability to sail from Newcastle (much closer to home than Southampton). The best thing about departing from Newcastle is that we parked a short (2 minute) walk from the cruise terminal, and as soon as we pulled up …
Feedback on Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
An excellent cruise although the food was not as good as on previous cruises on the Eclipse. Like everything everywhere we felt Celebrity are having to cut down on some of the little extras. No complaints – simply observations.
Terrific cruise!P&O Cruises | Aurora
We have just returned from our 30 night cruise to Canada, USA and Bermuda and it has been fantastic. Although we are frequent cruisers, we had not been to any of the destinations on the itinerary so everything was new and exciting to us.
Firstly the ship, yes, she is a bit shabby now but everything else is fine. The layout is good, the food was good, the crew were lovely, no real complaints at all…
Cruising with P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Aurora
Not up to usual standard of Aurora. Food was very disappointing. Bad organisation at some port stops including America, especially now they dont dock in Manhatten, it’s Brooklyn – what a dump.
Excellent cruiseP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Places we visited were quite interesting.
We probably won’t go back to them however, mainly because of the weather!!
We only had 5 days at sea and there was plenty to do on the ship so we didn’t get bored. The ship although a little worn in some places, was very comfortable and all staff worked really hard to give us an excellent holiday.2 people found this helpful.Read more
Canada and the USAP&O Cruises | Aurora
We booked this cruise at the first opportunity as it visited nine ports we hadn’t previously visited. Sailing straight over to Sydney, then Halifax, in Nova Scotia started us off very well then we visited Boston (with US immigration very straightforward). Although we missed Bar Harbor owing to bad weather the Captain made good use of the time and went at full speed to New York, giving us an extra …1 person found this helpful.Read more
North America and Canada CruiseP&O Cruises | Aurora
We enjoyed the cruise but below normal P&O standard. The outward Atlantic crossing was fine. Calls at Sydney and Halifax were excellent. Immigration at Boston went well but bad weather prevented us tendering into Bar Harbour. We were very disappointed that P&O dumped us at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal instead of the usual Manhatten terminal. There was much anger on the ship at this action. This wa…1 person found this helpful.Read more
North America& CanadaP&O Cruises | Aurora
Just feel a little cost cutting from our previous cruises with P&O.
Mostly in Restaurant, not so much dress control in the evening, very casual which has now become the norm!
If I continue to cruise will look at other cruise lines also.1 person found this helpful.Read more
USA & CANADA CRUISEP&O Cruises | Aurora
We were not sure about a 30 day cruise, never having been on such a long one before, but thoroughly enjoyed it even the 5 day crossing of the Atlantic to Canada. It was the itinerary that drew us to this cruise and they exceeded our expectations. Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia then Boston, New York, Baltimore, Charleston before Bermuda and the Azores. Unfortunately we had to abort our trip to Bar…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Beautiful shipCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
The Queen Elizabeth is a beautiful ship , with plenty of comfortable seating areas . The service was excellent throughout, as usual the cabin steward worked extremely hard , and our balcony cabin was kept immaculate. Overall the ship was kept immaculately clean, and comfortable. The shows were superb, and the comedians were funny, the lectures were very informative and very good.
Less positive of …2 people found this helpful.Read more
Indonesian AdventureStar Clippers | Star Clipper
We spent 14 days on the Star Clipper undertaking back to back cruising, this is unusual as most passengers take just one week aboard the ship. Changeover day is a strange and wasted day, we took the opportunity to go ashore to Kuta and take advantage of free WIFI. This means that Star Clippers can repeat the menu week in week out, which is rather tedious if you are there for 2 weeks. the first wee…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Wonderful FjordsFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
After an easy drive to North Shields, we sailed from Port of Tyne on 8 September 2017. We had booked this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary on 16 September, we were not disappointed! We found the fjords exceptional, wonderful views and so awe inspiring. The ship cruised so close to the Fjords at times you felt you could reach out and touch the mountains. The people of Norway were so…
NCL CruiseNorwegian Cruise Line | Norwegian Spirit
Had a fantastic cruise holiday great ship Norwegian Spirit, great food and service a lovely ship 🚢 will book again!
Not up to scratchNorwegian Cruise Line | Norwegian Star
3rd cruise with NCL and by far the worst mainly due to poor service from the staff. All port destinations were fantastic and overall organisation was good but we had an issue with every meal, wrong order, not asked if we wanted a drink, had to ask for them to take our order after 15 minutes. This is not the service level we received on the Epic or Jade.
Will not be our next cruise provider I’m afr…
Cruise date 02/09/2017 to 16/09/2017Royal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
This cruise line is not for us. Formal evenings was anything goes. Geared for young people. Films were on the outer top deck. Only one guest speaker talked the whole fortnight on the same subject. Queues for most things. Very money oriented.2 people found this helpful.Read more
Good trip; shame about the excursion!Cunard Line | Queen Victoria
The booking, airport and ship services were excellent. Our time on ship was virtually faultless, with pleasant attentive staff and good facilities. being a larger ship than we had previously experienced, we were pleasantly surprised by the ease of accessing ports. The one fly in the ointment was the guided tour of Florence and Pisa. We found this badly organised, with an audio system which didn’t …1 person found this helpful.Read more
DisappointingPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
This was a most disappointing holiday. There was no indoor pool so as the weather was generally poor we were not able to swim. The food was not of a good standard.
The worst factor of the cruise was that after a week my husband and I both caught a severe influenza bug. I was very ill indeed. In fact I am still getting over it now nearly 3 weeks after I caught it. Not only was half my holiday waste…
P&O Cruises Oceana cruise 7th - 21st September 2017P&O Cruises | Oceana
We enjoyed our cruise and as usual the service provided by the cabin staff and waiters etc was first class. We found the ship decor and cabins were a bit tired and in need of upgrading. Evening entertainment was very good but daytime was disappointing especially on sea days. The entertainment team were the poorest we have experienced with P&O. Food in the restaurants was excellent but the.buffet s…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Britannia Lovely shipP&O Cruises | Britannia
Bolsover cruise company are first class, great service and customer service is second to none,
P and o ship Brittania, great service, great food , a lovely ship with great entertainment also.3 people found this helpful.Read more
Dress Code on Celebrity ReflectionCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Reflection
Unfortunately we have been classed as the rich lot, which we are not. Yes we have done a lot of cruises almost 30, but please Celebrity get you Chic night right. The first Chic night on board was dreadful, you had men coming into to eat in Jesus sandals tee shirts you name it, one woman came in an Anorak. To me this is not on but some people said that Chic night was OTT, this was their first cruis…4 people found this helpful.Read more
Silhouette is the Best Celebrity shipCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Silhouette
First time on Silhouette, absolutely loved it. The crew and staff were so happy and friendly, the restaurants were exceptional, the Lawn Club an amazing innovation, especially for sailaways. Wonderful selection of music around the ship, especially Oceans 5. Theatre was very good, but visiting artists and some productions a little disappointing.
Overall a wonderful cruise.
Overall a friendly shipP&O Cruises | Oriana
A very friendly ship, very good food. The entertainment was perfect. Hardly saw officers about the ship mingling with passengers. The safes in the cabins are too low in the wardrobes, and not enough light to read instructions. A lovely ship but due for a thorough clean in places.1 person found this helpful.Read more
Mediterranean CruiseP&O Cruises | Oriana
Returned from this cruise on 20th September, having enjoyed it immensely. Oriana has benefited from her refit and we noticed the difference, the only problem was the vibration and noise from her propellers in the Oriental restaurant and the Pacific lounge. The food had also improved although we missed the Beef Wellington which used to be served on the last Gala night. The clothes in the on board s…2 people found this helpful.Read more
Pleasantly suprisedP&O Cruises | Oceana
An older ship which we went on some years ago, but we were pleasantly suprised by the condition of it. We had heard some poor reviews but like to make up our own mind anyway so didn’t think too much about them. The food was good, the Headliners theatre company put on some great shows and the service throughout the ship was very good. The entertainment manager was very personable and did a great jo…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Norwegian FjordsP&O Cruises | Azura
Not our cup of tea – first cruise most likely last.
Considering it was a cruise to the Fjords, most of the scenery past us by in the dark.
May have choosen a too large a ship with 3000 passengers on board as there was a lot of queueing, hustle & bussle, walking about, time in lifts etc.
Of the 4 days on shore, 2 were average not the feeling of being in the Fjords, but the other in Olden & Flam wer…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Mediterranean CruiseP&O Cruises | Oriana
First time booking with Bolsover Cruise Club and everything from the first phone call to going we were looked after. The service was exceptional. We loved the Oriana, our cabin was very quiet and being one deck above the stern pool deck C meant we could nip out to watch Oriana docking or for a quick swim very quickly.
As far as the ship’s facilities go, we loved the extra wide wooden promenade on …
British Ilses - May 2017Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar
We had a fantastic time aboard Braemar in May on the British Isles cruise and we were so very lucky with the British weather. We had a Superior Suite 7027 and it was just lovely. We were totally spoilt. We dined in the smaller Grampian restaurant and all the meals on board were delicious and plenty of choice. I loved that there was plenty of room for everyone, lots of comfortable seating up on dec…
Canaries on Navigator of the SeasRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
Room cleanliness was poor, including food left in a drawer by a previous occupant, steward wasn’t very attentive. Excursions seemed overpriced. Otherwise an excellent experience. All other service was excellent, notably Romeo of the Metropolis Theatre, and our dinner waiters Boney and Yasmina who were outstanding, the best waiters of all my cruises so far.1 person found this helpful.Read more
Food and service on P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Ventura
While in general the food was good, I did not like being served frozen vegetables,= when on the menu it stated seasonal vegetables which I feel means fresh. I thought there was a shortage of staff in the dining room as the service was not what I have come to expect from P&O, taking up to an hour and fifty minutes to complete service. The dining room staff were smart and friendly and as efficient a…
Beautiful cruise on Celebrity EclipseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Just come back from a 14 night Celebrity Eclipse cruise. The ship was lovely, the balcony cabins were really nice and roomy. The staff were as usual fantastic and could not have done enough for you. If there was the smallest of things that were not right, the staff took immediate action to make sure you were completely happy, nothing was ever too much trouble. You always saw the Captain and office…
Back to Back 25th August - 17th September 2017P&O Cruises | Adonia
Having only cruised with P&O Cruises (28 times) we found this cruise one of the most relaxing. There wasn’t any rush to claim a sun bed, the Lido restaurant was not in anyway a “Smash and Grab” exercise and the food was in our opinion excellent, far above the standards of the rest of the P&O fleet and finally the crew were very helpful in all departments. Also many passengers whom we spoke to enjo…
Good value for money but could improve on Eastern Med 7 night cruiseNorwegian Cruise Line | Norwegian Star
NCL has offered us great enjoyment on a previous cruise of the Baltic and so we took the Eastern Med cruise from Venice with high expectations. We had a balcony cabin upgraded by bidding process to a larger one on deck 11 which was quite big enough for 2, with a wheelchair and mobility aid to stow away when not used. Generally service was good, with friendly and helpful staff, particularly good ca…
7 Day Southbound Glacier Discovery CruiseHolland America Line | MS Zaandam
The Zaandam is an attractive ship and at 60,000 tonnes, one of the smaller ships in the Holland America fleet. We sailed from Seward in Alaska in early September and arrived in Vancouver 7 days later. We had an Ocean View stateroom aft of mid ship and we had calm seas all the way including our transit of the Gulf of Alaska. We also had fine weather throughout the cruise, which is unusual for Alask…
Icelandic adventurePrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Had a good time on the Crown Princess. Service, entertainment and food up to the usual Princess good standard.
The ship is a little tired in places and could benefit from an update, in paticular the cabins.
The ship could not dock at Lerwick, due to the harbour master declaring it unsave to tender.
Not a big deal as the weather was not good, however we did receive reimbursement on our on board acc…
Amazing holidayCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
We have had the best cruise ever! The whole cruise was full of fun, we met some amazing people. The food was faultless and the thing that shone through was the staff, who were all trained to the very highest of standards. The public toilets were impeccably clean, attended and provided a luxurious experience. The cleanliness of the ship was brilliant. The cabins too were very clean and comfortable.…
My views I am not easy to pleaseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Not the best cruise I have experienced. Food was good but not exciting and menus did not change often enough. Formal dress was in my opinion discouraged being described as “chic”, whatever that means. Library was full of American books despite the ship sailing out of Southampton. Evening entertainment was the worst I have experienced. One Welsh “singer” shouted rather than sang, he had people walk…
Budapest to AmsterdamAPT Cruising | MS AmaVerde
The crew and staff could not have been friendlier or better organised. The accommodation was comfortable and was cleaned quickly and efficiently. The food gave you a wide range of choice ,was well presented and served. The tours were interesting and the pre-cruise presentations by the cruise director were both informative and often amusing. Would I go APT again? I most certainly would.1 person found this helpful.Read more
Excellent cruiseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Our second cruise with Celebrity Cruises. We took friends with us this time and we and they were not disappointed, the standards were as before, second to none, after cruising with P&O (30 times ), Thomson, Princess and Royal Caribbean. I wish we had tried celebrity a long time ago. We are on Celebrity Constellation in November and can’t wait. Many thanks
Smooth Sailing with Fred. OlsenFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar
Having never sailed with Fred Olsen before I was a little apprehensive for a few reasons. I was concerned that there may not be much to keep the kids entertained & that the passengers may also have been a bit put out by having kids onboard. I also thought that the shows would be quite low key and perhaps tailored towards the generation that Freds draws in.
My impressions did a total 360 degree fli…
Top marks MSCMSC Cruises | MSC Preziosa
We went on MSC Prezoiza not being quite sure what to expect, having been on P&O, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity cruises.
The only reason we chose MSC, it suited our travel dates, we had read many mixed reviews and thought only way to find out, was to try ourselves. We chose the wellness experience, as the yacht club was full.
We are so glad we DID, the ship is awesome, spotlessly clean, not a fing…
Brilliant time on board OceanaP&O Cruises | Oceana
Really enjoyable week on board Oceana our housekeeper Joma was a super star, we had a problem with a noisy fan which she got sorted asap. The Headliners and visiting entertaintment was first class, all the staff including the crazy captain made this a fantastic week, the only thing I would have a little niggle about is the cabin balcony could do with a lick of paint.1 person found this helpful.Read more
British IslesFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
Had a fantastic cruise on Balmoral in August round the British Isles, loved the ship and everything about it. The weather is perfect to say it was a British cruise, had some sun to enjoy the lovely deck space on Balmoral. Giants Causeway is a must for anyone docking at Belfast.
Fly Med cruise on OceanaP&O Cruises | Oceana
Had a fabulous 1 week fly Med cruise on Oceana!! Such a lovely easy to navigate ship!! The itinerary was fabulous too! Athens….Acropolis is an absolute must! I much prefer the midsize ship now I’ve been on Oceana! Beach House is a must and don’t miss the theme nights on top deck if you like a bit of a boogie! 🙂
Lovely cruise on OceanaP&O Cruises | Oceana
First time on Oceana (have been on Ventura and Azura). Oceana is a lovely ship, clean and tidy in all areas. Usual high standards from all the staff. Food in MDR, buffet and grill all good and something for everyone. Entertainment good. Layout of ship easy to navigate. Itinerary good and was lovely week with visits to Athens, Mykonos, Katakalon and Albania with 2 sea days. We had a really nice rel…
Not up to expected standards of a 6 star cruise lineRegent Seven Seas Cruises | Seven Seas Voyager
Standards on Regent have gone down. Several times food was presented at the dining table cold. Breakfast room service never came as it was ordered. Plus other things that weren’t right. Won’t be sailing with Regent again.
This is the life, with the wife.P&O Cruises | Azura
Completely enjoyed our cruise on Azura, standards up to our expectations, food and entertainment excellent. We will be back.
23 days on AdoniaP&O Cruises | Adonia
Our first time on this ship and first impressions were very favourable. We had heard her described as being like a country house hotel and that was very apt. The library in particular was very impressive with a large selection of new books in a very spacious comfortable setting, no playing second fiddle to computers here! The crew were all friendly and helpful and you soon got to know them as well…
Azura cabin reviewP&O Cruises | Azura
Our whole cruise was spoilt by our toilet not functioning properly for the entire cruise! Our poor cabin steward & us reported it DAILY!!
A plumber visited twice, saying it would be a long repair but didn’t fix it!!!
We used public toilets more than ours in the cabin. We feel that if it was a toilet in a public area it would have been fixed immediately!
We feel sorry for the people joining Azura t…
Our time on board the AdoniaP&O Cruises | Adonia
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the Adonia. As it’s a small ship, everything seemed to be two decks up or two decks down! We always managed to get a seat in The Conservatory, The Curzon and no problem getting a sunbed. There were no queues to get off and on the ship, everything was laid back, it made a pleasant change from being on a ship with thousands of people. The plays were an added bonus…
Adults only cruise on AdoniaP&O Cruises | Adonia
As Adonia is the same size as the small Princess ships I knew what to expect. Being a British ship there was no casino and in the Andersons lounge there was always an easy chair to sit on. This too in the Crows Nest, which was also beauifully furnished. The staff everywhere were pleasant and the guests friendly too. The food was good and I could not grumble at all. The daily entertainment programm…
France, Spain,GuernseyP&O Cruises | Azura
Cannot fault the staff, the facilities and the ship, all excellent only problem should have gone to Guernsey as part of itinerary but due to weather conditions tenders could not go to shore. We fully appreciate that weather can alter plans, but feel disappointed because we were warned the night before that they may be a problem but after arriving and sea being too rough, the only alternative offer…
Our cruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
Fabulous cruise again this year, we flew to Malta to meet the ship. Visited several stops including Albania, Sarande which was very nice. The Croation coast is very beautiful never fails to impress.
Entertainment on board isn’t our thing but we were ‘blown away’ by a group of four lads called ‘The Beatles Experience’, best ever group show we have ever seen on board!!!
Overall a very lovely holiday…
Cruise holiday with P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Azura
Very good all round. But food was often luke warm. Like hot food, especially soup. Did seem to rush you in restaurant at breakfast time. Was ok lunch and evening as was on freedom dining.
Excellent cruise on AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
Just returned from a cruise around Spain, France and Guernsey (unfortunately too rough to dock in Gueursey). Had a great time on Azura, it had been five years since we’d sailed on her but we weren’t disappointed. The staff were all very helpful and friendly, entertainment good and food excellent, much improved from our sailing on Arcadia in January this year. We were freedom dining, but were lucky…
First cruise experienceP&O Cruises | Azura
1st Cruise experience had an amazing time, food, crew members and entertainment excellent. Only disappointment not being able to get into Guernsey due to weather conditions. Definitely won’t be our last cruise looking at brochure for next one in 2018.
Iberia cruise with P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Azura
Had a week recently on Azura and had a brilliant time. Entertainment fantastic as was the food, we did go in the Beach House and Glass House but don’t think we’d go in Glass House again as it wasn’t so good, and it wasn’t good on Ventura last year either. Managed to dock at 3 ports but not Guernsey, and the lovely captain Camby kept us well informed of what was happening. The only bad thing we had…
Greece is the wordPrincess Cruises | Royal Princess
This is the second time in just over a year that I have sailed around the Greek islands on the Royal Princess and have also been to the Baltics on her sister ship, the Regal Princess.
Great ships that feel like you have tons of space to yourself even though the ship may be full.
The adult only pool areas provide a relaxing contrast to other parts of the ship if you’d like to relax.
This time I had…
Our first experience on an adult only cruiseP&O Cruises | Oriana
This is the first adult only cruise we have taken and we were very very pleased. This was also the smallest ship we have sailed on and we enjoyed it very much.
The only reason we have downgraded our rating on “condition” is because they were varnishing around the ship nearly every day and on occasion we found the smell very overpowering and particularly uncomfortable one evening when we were in th…
Hygiene not so goodP&O Cruises | Britannia
My second time on Britannia, the first being on her maiden cruise to fjords and second to fjords in august this year. I found the lack of enforcement to make passengers use the sanitiser or just to wash hands was very poor, even after a day out people just walked past the sanitizer and staff never stopped them, in the buffet dining room it was just as bad, I ended up quarantined in my cabin for 30…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Wonderful BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
Wonderful cruise to Norway so relaxing Britannia is a beautiful ship.