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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 …
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…
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 …
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…
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…1 person 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…1 person 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 “…
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…1 person 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…1 person 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…3 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…3 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.
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.1 person 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.
ConcernedCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
We have recently sailed on Celebrity Constellation and whilst we knew it was an older ship (but not long ago had a re-fit) we did not expect the level of ‘shoddiness’ particularly around the deck areas. However, our greatest concern is the trend to go ‘all inclusive’ with the ‘free giveaway on the Select drinks package and the upgrades to Premium packages’ no problem with the deal but to fund it t…1 person found this helpful.Read more
5 star hotel at seaP&O Cruises | Britannia
First time on such a big ship, however we fell in love with Britannia. Decor, clean lines and modern. Atrium area lovely, Glasshouse, Beachouse and Limelight Club all superb. We would definately go on her again.
Cruise to NorwayP&O Cruises | Aurora
Brilliant first cruise to Norway. Loved every day. Thank you. Thinking about an adult only cruise to the Baltic in August 2018 now.
Roger and Angela Best1 person found this helpful.Read more
Great cruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
Really great cruise of Norwegian fjords. Very well looked after and had a great holiday.
Wonderful holiday with Oceania CruisesOceania Cruises | Riviera
Our second cruise on the same ship and once again a superb experience, the quality of the food and choice of venues particularly outstanding.
Lovely ship, great holiday. A few little tweeks and it could be perfect.P&O Cruises | Oceana
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip around Greece on board Oceana. A couple of things which let the holiday down were, firstly the travel cot. This was filthy, torn and really not fit for use. Children are not free so I expect something half decent for them to sleep in.
The port Albania which replaced another port on the itinerary was a really terrible choice of destination. All the passengers were bac…
"Butlins on Sea"P&O Cruises | Ventura
Biggest ship I’ve travelled on – too big!! Wrong time of year – loads of children everywhere. Since Carnival took over P & O the service has declined. Little touches such as “towel animals” on beds – messages on pillow chocolate (if they get any smaller they will disappear) interesting napkin shapes – downgrading of toiletries which are not replenished once used up. My travelling companion has lim…
Review of Oriana Iceland and Faroes cruise August 2017P&O Cruises | Oriana
We were very unsure what to expect as we hadn’t travelled as far north before, but we were really looking forward to the cruise. The Oriana had been recently refurbished and we felt that most of the changes were for the better. The seating in the Conservatory looked more basic now but it was far easier to get seated as many of the curved upholstered benches and large round tables had been replac…
Norwegian FjordsP&O Cruises | Aurora
Absolutely fantastic, excellent service would recommend and will be going on another P&O cruise.
Norway Fjords... 21/8 to 28/8P&O Cruises | Azura
Wonderful cruise. Everything was perfect. Great weather, awesome scenery and the usual first class service. Our cabin was fantastic. One of the best cruises we have been on. Looking forward to returning. Thank you very much Bolsover Cruise Club, your very friendly and efficient service was very much appreciated.
Norwegian Fjords cruise, five days, August 2017Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
Fantastic holiday from start to finish. Newcastle Port of Tyne excellent and Eidfjord out of this world. Palms cafe highly recommend on board the ship. Inside cabin 5104 great. Staff are fantastic from cleaners upwards.
Excellent Cruise Experience on Cunard.Cunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Professional, friendly and helpful service from our Cruise Consultant Sue Parr. Excellent knowledge and all questions answered quickly. Cruise surpassed all of our expectations from start to finish. Faultless embarkation and disembarkation procedures. Stateroom immaculately clean, well presented and welcoming. Food always appetising and plentiful. Would not hesitate to recommend.
A bit of fly and flop on board MS WesterdamHolland America Line | MS Westerdam
Always a tricky decision – a two week holiday villa with pool, flights and hire car costs or a ten day cruise from Rome to Venice calling at some new ports and some revisited during the last two weeks of August? We wanted to fly and flop and knowing MS Westerdam was refurbished in April, we saw a great offer and booked earlier than we have ever done.
We enjoyed fabulous service as on our trip two …
5 Night Norwegian Fjord CruiseFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
We had an excellent cruise everything was perfect and we would go on another.
Fantastic Queen Victoria cruiseCunard Line | Queen Victoria
I ABSOLUTLTLEY LOVED THIS CRUISE IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE BEEN ON AND I HAVE DONE 15 SO FAR.
Norwegian cruise 14 nightsPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Had a fantastic 14 nights cruise around Norway. 9 ports of call and the scenery is just magnificent. The cruise ship was lovely and clean. The food was delicious and plenty of choice. We used the Anytime Dining in the main restaurants and the Horizon court buffet on theme nights. The service was excellent and the waiters and bar staff all friendly and happy. The balcony stateroom was larger than w…
Great cruise with CunardCunard Line | Queen Victoria
First time we have sailed with Cunard although we have done about 12 cruises in all. This was a last minute booking and we felt the price was good value. Embarkation involved some queuing but disembarkation was very straightforward and it was great to be able to stay on the ship and use the facilities until 4 hours before the flight was due rather than being shipped off first thing in the morning …
Our Princess Cruise to NorwayPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
The Crown Princess is no doubt a beautiful ship, and we went to some beautiful ports, but we cannot say we would go on a Princess cruise again. The current exchange rate did not help as all purchases on board were in dollars, and they added a service charge to that, as well as the $13.50 daily service charge per person. We found the on board entertainment during the sea days poor, no lectures or g…
Excellent CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
A lovely ship with plenty of space. Children’s facilities wonderful with excellent staff. Weather was perfect, itinerary good and varied. Service as always faultless. Downside, too many cutbacks from previous years but still good value for money. WiFi needs to be more reasonably priced in this day and age.
Our Med Cruise - August 2017P&O Cruises | Britannia
Just returned from our Summer cruise around France, Spain, and Italy on Britannia which was more eventful than expected. Having narrowly avoided the potential danger of the terrorist attack on Las Ramblas, Barcelona on the day we visited there our next port of call was Naples, where we then got caught up in the earthquake just off the Isle of Ishcia. After that things were relatively quiet. The Ca…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Danube DelightsViking Cruises | Viking Egil
Just returned from an 8 day cruise on the Danube aboard the Viking Egil. We flew from Manchester to Frankfurt with a 3.5 hour wait at Frankfurt before our flight to Budapest, where we boarded the Egil. Frankfurt airport was one of the best we’ve ever been to. It was modern, spacious, very well appointed with a large range of shops, bars and restaurants. The staff were very efficient and extremely …
Alaska cruisePrincess Cruises | Grand Princess
This cruise was more for me rather than my wife (she prefers warm weather cruising) to see the sights in Alaska & taking advantage of 2 days pre-cruise stop in San Francisco. We didn’t expect the weather to be great so did find the 23 kg luggage allowance a bit tight due to the clothes needed for all weather types. San Francisco is a great city to go round with plenty to see & do. Airport pick up,…
Icelandic ExperienceP&O Cruises | Oriana
This was a most enjoyable cruise, the itinerary was very good, with three stops in Iceland, which was a bit like landing on the moon, Isafjordur was spectacular we also took a dip in the secret lagoon hot springs in Reykjavik which was very relaxing, and a great experience. The weather was better than we expected with lots of sunshine and a little rain, the service in the Peninsula Restaurant was …
Our first cruise on the Queen Elizabeth.Cunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
I have taken cruise holidays for the past 40 years. My first and second cruise holiday was on the Cunard Countess and somewhere in between those 40 years sailed on the Q.E.2 from New York to Southampton. So this trip was a new venture with Cunard. I was unsure on booking I thought it might be too upmarket but the lady who took my booking with you said she had sailed on the Queen Elizabeth and real…
A Lovely Small ShipP&O Cruises | Adonia
This is a ship for those who like cruising and not in a block of flats.
Only 710 passengers and it was intimate and friendly.
No theatre but a concert lounge where they provide very good entertainment.
Indeed on one of the seas days they put on a play – Relatively Speaking.
The waiters – bar and restaurant – were efficient but some could have relaxed and smiled a bit more (but that is a minor poin…
Islandic CruiseP&O Cruises | Oriana
A most enjoyable cruise assisted by really good weather.
Great little shipP&O Cruises | Adonia
A lovely small ship easy to get around, staff excellent and our cabin although small was fine. Thoroughly recommend Adonia.
Big Band CruiseCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Excellent cruise. No queues at check in. Had a free cabin upgrade from inside to outside.
Given second seating but no problem changing to first. Entertainment good. Comedian and the band over tunes playing 60s music was brilliant. I went to one lecture with Connie Fisher which was again excellent.
Ports of call were Rotterdam. Went in by shuttle no charge. Very surprised at the city, with its cube…
Adriatic CruiseHolland America Line | MS Westerdam
Really excellent service and food. We had a suite which was wondeful.
Mediterranean Cruise with P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Arcadia
This is our ninth cruise with P&O and we were very disappointed. Our mini suite was not clean, the basin was chipped and the enamel was worn in several places and the silicone in the bathroom was worn and black. The air condition unit was very noisy and blew out ice cold air onto the bed. I was told this was normal although they came and taped up some of the holes in the unit. Our friends air cond…
Arcadia downsideP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Ship has a very poor atrium, very dull in all bars and no atmosphere. Tiping is about £100 plus each, plus you have to add for wine waiter etc. P&O Cruises need to up there game to match other cruise lines. Daytime activities were also very poor
Family fun in the MedRoyal Caribbean International | Freedom of the Seas
Our family of five (children 16, 14 and 11 years) had a brilliant holiday on Freedom of the Seas. We went in August in the Med so unsurprisingly the ship was full. However, the space available and number of staff/crew mean that one is never waiting too long to be served. The dedication of the team whether it be the room attendant or the bar staff is second to none. Cruises are expensive but once o…
Room for improvementP&O Cruises | Arcadia
We sailed to the Mediterranean on Arcadia 6th August 2017. I had read some poor reports about Arcadia i.e leaks all over the ship, decorating going on, nasty smells e.t.c. I have to say that none of this affected me. I saw one bucket collecting water from the ceiling in the Rising Sun pub and that was it. The ship itself is not brand new and sparkling or ultra modern. I expect some of this might b…
Norwegian FjordsP&O Cruises | Azura
Very good cruise all round. Food, entertainment, service excellent especially for our Coeliac passenger. Our only criticism was the cost of Wi Fi on board, especially when there is a young teenager in the party. The Norwegian people were lovely and their country spectacular. The star of the trip was the Deputy Entertainments Officer’s ‘tribute’ to Elvis! We still smile when we think of it. …
Planning a refit?P&O Cruises | Oriana
Let’s start with an obvious question; why do people go on cruises?
For most people, we would submit, the answer may be varied and complex – perhaps it’s the relaxed atmosphere, the good dining and never-ending supply of food, the rich array of entertainment and guest speakers, the expectation of meeting fellow cruisers (and the inevitable prospect of the ‘we’ve done more cruises than you h…
This cruise ticked every box.P&O Cruises | Arcadia
Our cruise was booked chiefly to celebrate a landmark birthday and what a good choice it was. The Arcadia and the entire crew provided excellent service and did everything required to ensure we enjoyed a most memorable holiday. The only port we found disappointing was the first call, Portimao. After that all ports had much to offer in their own right and the excursions we booked were well worth it…
Italy and Greek IslandsCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Reflection
We have done many cruises but this was our first time on Celebrity and we were quite disappointed.
The destination itinerary was everything we had booked for but we found the ship underwhelming.
We booked concierge cabins which were smaller than we expected with little storage and our daughter, husband and two children in theirs were so squashed that we had one of the children in with us.
Dining on AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
P&O Cruises have lowered the standards in the Freedom Dining restaurant allowing shorts to be worn! We have never used Freedom Dining before, so maybe you can answer please?
Fjords CruiseCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We have cruised many times with Cunard – rather disappointed this time – the ship is in need of a refit in all areas – all looks a bit tired and shabby.
We felt the service personnel seemed tired and bored – and the food was well below the usual standard. Not up to Cunard’s standard!
Western Med on ArcadiaP&O Cruises | Arcadia
We have just returned from a delightful 2 week cruise on Arcadia from Southampton to the Western Med. Arcadia is our favourite P&O ship and although she is showing signs of wear, still offers a very nice experience. The plumbing has entered that interesting stage where it is ready for an engineering refit but we were never particularly inconvenienced.
We did an Iceland cruise on Arcadia in August …
HAPPY DAYSFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
Fred Olsen is not the first company you would think of for a school holiday cruise but it has never disappointed my family and the other families we have met while sailing on Fred Olsen during the summer months.
What makes this company and her small fleet of classic cruise ships so appealing?
Firstly, it is so easy to drive a short distance to join one of their local departure points in this insta…
Leaves much to be desiredP&O Cruises | Ventura
This is billed as a 5 day cruise however it really was only 3.5 days; we boarded at around 4pm on the Friday and were off at 8am on the Tuesday. The cabins, ours was a superior with balcony, were uninspiring and tired and felt more like a Premier Inn. The food was mediocre, plated up meals arrived stacked four high with their plastic covers keeping the food luke warm. No dishes of vegetables offer…
Celebrating my daughters 40th Birthday on P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Ventura
Had an excellent 4 night holiday to celebrate my daughters 40th birthday. Could not fault it, food, service & entertainment my daughter cannot wait to go back on Ventura again.
Disappointing Experience and Everything Costs ExtraCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
We have cruised with P&O a number of times previously and were reluctant to try another cruise line, but Bolsover Cruise Club described the experience we would have onboard with Celebrity Cruises as 5-star-plus. We booked a decent stateroom with a balcony and paid to travel Concierge Class with the Classic Drinks package and all onboard gratuities included.
After embarkation, which went smoothly, …1 person found this helpful.Read more
One of our best cruises to date!P&O Cruises | Oriana
The ship was really looking good after its refit and our suite was very comfortable and the extra treat of having a select breakfast experience in Sindhu every morning was very special. We weren’t all that comfortable with the freedom dining experience but will persevere. There were long queues every night and at times we felt as though the waiters were throwing the food at us in order to clear …
Almost completely good!P&O Cruises | Azura
Our 14th cruise with P&O Cruises. We have remained loyal because our son loves them and they do their best (not always brilliant!) to cater for my awkward dietary requirements. This was the 29th July departure to Western Med and after so many cruises it was great to go to some new ports of call and revisit a couple of old favourites. New to us were Elba, La Spezia and Cagliari; it was great to go …
Excellent as always on Celebrity EclipseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
This was my fifth year running on Celebrity Eclipse and it gets better and better. This ime for the first time we went to Russia and Scandinavia and it was wonderful, everybody should visit St Petersburg, we went on Celebrity’s own tours which were well organised with excellent guides. As always the meals were first class and the entertainment was brilliant many thanks to Eddy Jenkins the cruise d…
Med CruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
Hi just back from Med cruise overall great but disembarkation a bit chaotic.
Baltic CruiseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
The overall experience with Celebrity was good, this is the first time with them. The staff were very good and helpful, the cabin was a good size and the majority of the entertainment was good, we especially liked the glass blowing on board. My main concerns were the level of the gratuity charge, a charge being made for the shuttle bus and the specialist restaurant’s were expensive, on top of the …
This was our first cruise.
It cetainly didn’t disappoint.
It exceeded all our expectations.
From the travel down on inter cruise to the speedy check in.
The crew were so obliging and polite . The ship spotless . Cabins were attended to twice a day.
Food amazing .
Weather perfect .
We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and this cruise made it perfect .
Overcrowded ship in need of some TLCPrincess Cruises
Ship’s vibration very noticeable throughout the ship; in our mid/high cabin, we could feel the vibration in bed at night – hence the low mark for comfort.
Too many people on board for the space available. Over 3,500 during the school holidays for a ship that advertises 3,080 Guests. Despite the rule about not reserving sun loungers, at 10:30 am – most had towels on to reserve them and staff unwill…
Standards loweredCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
This was our 6th cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse but I am afraid standards have dropped since our last Celebrity Cruise two years ago. Instead of formal nights, they now have “Evening Chic” nights. These involve some passengers dressing for dinner as before, but others in short sleeved open neck shirts. This is stupid. Either abandon Formal wear altogether or strictly enforce it. This half way hou…
Mediterranean cruise on AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our Mediterranean cruise on Azura. We had very comfortable accommodation and excellent service throughout. We could not fault P&O Cruises and will definitely travel with the company again. We travelled with two children who took full advantage of the opportunities on offer.
Mediterranean cruiseCunard Line
The cruise itself was 5* excellent except perhaps the evening entertainment which I would rate 3*.
My experience with Bolsover was mixed. During my initial booking and subsequent telephone conversations the staff were very pleasant, efficient and helpful. My online experience was time-wasting and confusing e.g. I was asked several times for my passport number. About three days before sailing all t…
From Russia with LoveCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Excellent cruise from both itinerary and standard of service. From having a priority embarkation (AquaClass stateroom) at 10.30am, the holiday started immediately with a glass of welcome champagne, time to peruse the layout of the ship, book a select restaurant (Murano) for birthday/retirement celebration and upgrade from classic beverage package to premium (well worth the extra as this increased …
Brilliant BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
This was our first cruise on the Britannia. Having sailed with P&O before, we were both excited to see what the new ship was all about. We were not disappointed. We sailed from Southampton to the Fjords for 7 nights in June. From arriving in Southampton and using CPS parking to boarding the ship, all this was such a smooth process. We did arrive 30 minutes before our alloted time, so just had to w…
Spanning 70 years in age, a family is wedded to P&O Cruises.P&O Cruises | Ventura
This Iberian coast 7-day cruise, our ninth with P&O, was as good as ever, We were a family numbering 16, aged from 15 – 85, and had a wonderful time. The youngsters (15-56) enjoyed all the ports of call, including a beach day in Vigo. The oldies (78 and 85) never set foot off the ship, happy to be pampered and entertained and to relax. We all had an equally good time. On our return, our oldest dau…
British Isles on OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
Lovely cruise on Oriana, looking much better since refit. A mixture of weather which is typical for the British isles but we were prepared for all.
First Time CruisersP&O Cruises | Aurora
This was our first time cruising and we are glad that we chose P & O’s Aurora to celebrate our special anniversary year.
From check-in to disembarkation, the whole P&O experience was extremely smooth and efficient. We chose CPS parking to leave our car with, and felt like VIPs when we arrived as they unloaded our cases and took our car away. Having been quite independent travellers having to encou…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Summer nightmareP&O Cruises | Aurora
We have recently returned from a 17 night Med cruise having done pretty much the self same cruise last year. Check in was slick and professional and the embarkation lounge luncheon and drinks service great as always. Sadly that was where it all started to go wrong as it was clear within a day or so that the behaviour and attitude of the guests left a lot to be desired. For example the pool usage w…
Recent cruise on Navigator of the SeasRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
Recently returned from a med cruise on Navigator of the Seas and disappointed with ship, thought it looked tired and in need of refurb. Also, disappointed that there wasn’t a sail away from Gibraltar solidarity with the people of Gibraltar or from other ports, don’t think I would cruise with Royal Caribbean again unless it was somewhere special but could not fault any of the staff as they were b…1 person found this helpful.Read more
Lovely ship shame about the evening mealsFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
We liked the Balmoral very much and the staff were excellent and very helpful.
Our cabin, a superior balcony suite, was very roomy with loads of storage space.
The bathroom was definitely overdue for a refit but again was clean and quite large.
The breakfast in both the Palms and the Avon restaurant were good but the evening meals in the Spey were very disappointing.
There was real evidence of sev…
Family friendlyP&O Cruises | Britannia
Had a fabulous holiday with my husband and 2 teenagers. Our first cruise & we are hooked! The kids did their own thing in the kids club. Loved the entertainment and the food was great quality. The ship was very clean. Would recommend to anyone of any age.
Fabulous holiday on BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
We have sailed many times with P&O, however this was our first time on Britannia and it certainly won’t be our last!
What a friendly ship, with great service from all the staff!
The interior was very tasteful and classy, and although the ship was full you could always find a quiet corner, or if you chose be in the midist of the hustle and bustle.
The balcony cabin G709 was lovely although the balc…
Another great cruise with P&O CruisesUncategorised
We have just returned from two weeks on Oceana around the Med. Having read the reviews before going, we were a little apprehensive, expecting a “tired old lady” with poor service and food. How wrong we were. We had a fabulous time. The staff could not do enough. Our Cabin Steward kept our stateroom spotless and made sure we had everything we needed including beach towels and ice for our G&T in the…
Birthday memories on Jewel of the SeasRoyal Caribbean International | Jewel of the Seas
Wanted to spend the kids inheritance (SKI) but enjoy it with them so booked a birthday treat for 10 of us. What memories we made and 7 of them had never cruised before, but are now looking for their next trip. Two of the girls cried when they had to leave the ship and the friends they had made. The staff made it special by completing our requests with a lot of humour and attention. I have cruised …
Disappointing cruise with HurtigrutenHurtigruten | MS Nordnorge
We booked 12 round night trip cruise in June, flight with Norwegian was good but no one to meet you, as you have to find your way to the bus stop which was quite a walk. Bus runs hourly and one pulled empty and would not stop, waited 1 1/2 hours for the next bus. The check in at the terminal was awful and slow needed to collect a ticket, like a supermarket deli, but no one explained this and a lad…
Norway and IcelandP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Arcadia is one of our favorite ships in the P&O fleet but it sorely needs a little tlc. It is looking tired and we understand is to go for a partial refit later this year. In our opinion it needs a total refit. Several of the public toilets were broken and at times smelled a lot and we understand this had been the case before we boarded. We also wish the “Headliners” would learn some new shows. We…
Disappointed with Oceania CruisesOceania Cruises | Marina
Not much going on for solo travellers – cocktail meet up on first night, followed by one hosted lunch & dinner. Felt like the ship was taken over by 250 plastic surgeons & wives due to a business convention that was held on Marina – Bolsover could have done more to check this out – had trouble with reservations would not accept debit cards & then was difficult about accepting Scottish pounds even …
Queen VictoriaCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Very quiet no sales push, though shopping was expensive due to Greek tax. Did notice people who were allowed in restaurant not attired correctly when told that this not allowed. Spacious balcony. Loved the robe and slippers provided. Alcohol very expensive. But would go on this ship again over P&O princess as they becoming a little like butlins!!!!!
Norway, Iceland and DublinUncategorised
Our recent cruise was exactly as predicted.
From the check in to the check out was packed with enjoyment, entertainment and laughter with good food and wine.
The trips in Iceland were great, bit expensive but well worth every penny.
Cabin staff, waiters and staff in general were all very friendly and helpful with nothing that they could not put right.
A great experience on OceanaP&O Cruises | Oceana
Our one week cruise started and ended in Malta. Flights from LHR via Air Malta were very good as was the greeting, transport to and from the ship and check in procedure.
The weather for the whole week was hot and sunny with a very calm sea. Our balcony cabin was large, comfortable and spotless. Our cabin attendant was friendly, polite and efficient.
We had opted for second sitting in the Adriatic …
Arcadia J709 Norway Iceland and DublinP&O Cruises | Arcadia
My wife and I chose this particular cruise itinerary as a contrast to the cruises we had taken previously. We were apprehensive with regards to the weather conditions but our concerns were unnecessary. The weather in both Norway and Iceland could not have been better. The scenery in the Fjords was stunning, complimented by the weather. You need to book excursions to get a sense of the country as b…
Queue, queue, queuesUncategorised
Not for me queues, queues, queues… Left out in the rain for over two hours in stravanger…just queuing to get back on ship…resturants queuing..noise all the time on out side areas…people shouting down microphone for entertainment…
But staff superb at all times…cabin very clean and food excellent…
Has Been BetterCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Amazed at the stupid price increases bottle of water 1 litre 6 dollars. Free with premium drinks package, if not a free half litre bottle with classic package or 4 dollars to purchase all these plus 18% commission.
We were told they have 3 pin english sockets, these have been removed so adaptors needed, ditto with shaving sockets. 330 ml beer 9 dollars. 11 dollars glass of wine. etc. Ship still of…
Norway and IcelandP&O Cruises | Arcadia
A friendly compact ship which we like a lot. It needs updating and refurbishment. Cleanliness needed a further effort, with dust in cabin unmoved for a fortnight.
The biggest complaint was the chairs in the lounge and bar areas. With an ageing population, many with bad backs seating needs to be fashionable but comfortable.
Nevertheless I am likely to go on the ship again.
Baltic Cruise July 16 2017Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
It’s the third time we been on celebrity eclipse and this time was as good as ever. We’ve been on over 30 cruises on a number of different cruise lines and rate celebrity eclipse as the best.
Fjords Cruise 22nd July 2017Princess Cruises | Crown Princess
Service for breakfast in the upper decks was poor. Not enough room for passengers, the buffets for breakfast were hap hazard having to re queue after starters to get main meal and then again if you wanted toast etc. This area af the ship needs a re think. Lots of passengers complaining and rightly so!
The rest of the service for dinner was very good in the other restaurants.
Very slow service for …
5 Day Cruise with P&O Cruises, 19th July to 23rd July 2017P&O Cruises | Oriana
A very enjoyable 5 days. Food excellent, first class, very comfortable cabin. All staff very helpful and friendly.
With a first class service from Bolsover from start to finish
A pleasant week on the FjordsPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Had a very pleasant week on the Norwegian Fjords . We booked quite late so was happy to get a balcony cabin on C deck which have lovely big balconies. The ship is getting a bit tired looking but spotlessly clean. I know it is due a refit later this year. The crew were very friendly as they always are on all the Princess ships we have sailed on.
The food was mainly good a few niggles mainly in the …
Fjord Cruise 22-29 JulyPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
The ports of call were excellent. The tours in Olden and the 8 hour coach tour to Gerainger were the best tours we have ever experienced (not inexpensive but we didnt feel we’d been greatly overcharged). The downside to the cruise was the number of staff. The main dining room staff were good but were so stretched. Waiting staff has been cut to the minimum. In the Horizon and Caribe buffet areas th…
First time on CunardCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Really enjoyed our Baltic cruise, impressed by Cunard and the Queen Elizabeth.
Only criticism would be that the evening meal in the Britannia restaurant was disappointing compared to the breakfast in there. It lacked any real wow factor which you might have expected.The food in the restaurant at breakfast and the buffet lunch in the lido were very good as was afternoon tea.
Loved the space on boar…
British Isles TourP&O Cruises | Adonia
Back home safe from a 14 night cruise on Adonia which included calls in Northern Ireland, Scotland – including the Orkney Isles, England, Republic of Ireland and Guernsey. Never mind Wales… your North Coast and Anglesey were mentioned as being visible when leaving Liverpool.
Adonia is a lovely small ship with decent sized cabins – and balcony – and some superb onboard locations. The dining room is…
Gluten Free "special" was Jelly Tapioca Pudding - Crown Princess 13 May 2017Princess Cruises | Crown Princess
My wife and I have completed 25 previous voyages with Princess and six with P&O. Princess is one of our favourite cruise lines and their ability to cater for my wife’s gluten free diet has always been an important factor. We have also sailed with Holland America, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Azamara Club Cruises and Regent Seven Seas. We are not keen on the largest ships, so we have also patronis…
Cancelled portP&O Cruises | Oceana
Can someone be kind enough to explain to me why P&O Cruises ( and I assume the rest of the Carnival family ) do not refund part of the fare when they do not dock at a port as advertised.
Surely there is a contract between them and the punters, we have kept our side by paying. They have failed to fulfil their side of the contract, therefore obtaining money from us under false pretences and incorrec…
Disappointed with P&O Cruises!P&O Cruises | Oceana
Original booked cruise included ports in Turkey, notice from P&O not going there so included 2 others, we knew there was to be one tender during cruise captain announced going to Mykonos ( really wanted to go there) we have given up our berth to Cunard , later we heard this is a frequent thing?, who are going to lend us one of there tenders (makes you wonder did some of Oceana’s not work?) so that…
Our second cruise experience with P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Ventura
We were not disappointed with our second cruise with P&O Cruises. We had a great time on board Ventura. Comfortable cabin, great destinations, lovely food in abundance and service with a smile.
Feedback of Freedom of the SeasRoyal Caribbean International | Freedom of the Seas
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise.
We have been on a couple of other ships, Allure of the Seas being one I think, with Central Park. I would love to go back on that ship but it just wasn’t available in the week that we needed to go. It obviously is a bigger ship that does provide more areas, such as the aerial water shows, and I love the Central Park area with the conservatory type area on the top…
Disappointed with the service on P&O CruisesP&O Cruises | Oriana
Admittedly our check in time was 3pm but we had travelled from the North West and arrived at 12.15. We were kept waiting until 2.35pm before being allowed to board ship. On the ship I found in the ‘The Conservatory’ [self service restaurant] that food was not being replenished and the next day only half of the self service section was open and we had to wait 25 minutes to get food and even then ce…
4 Day Cruise OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
A very enjoyable return to cruising after a few years. Food and evening entertainment excellent. Programme during the day distinctly average. Service OK – maybe to be expected on a 4 day cruise? Just seemed a bit slower than we remember and not so personal.
Perfectly relaxing on BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
This was our second time on Britannia and our first time in a suite. Our holiday started as usual with an early morning start for our 330 mile trip. Embarkation was painless and stress free and our cabin was ready by 1pm with our luggage already waiting. We found the food in all the eating areas to be excellent. All staff were extremely friendly although a few waiters/bartenders on the outside de…
Not quite first classP&O Cruises | Ventura
Problems with sun loungers, towels left on beds for hours on end, very dirty. Public areas of ship closed too many times, Promenade deck was permanently closed at one end, other areas taped off daily. Lifts not always open, continually held on certain floors. Corridors very noisy.
Great Ship.Cunard Line | Queen Mary 2
Our first Cruise on Cunard – fantastic ship – amenities very good – most comfortable inside cabin.
Downside all drinks, excursions and photos very expensive.
Service was disappointing especially at the Pursers Desk and some of the bars.
Great holiday on AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
We returned Saturday 22/7/17 from a 13day cruise on board the Azura. The food, service and overall cleanliness of the ship were very good. The new Headliner shows were great. My husband especially enjoyed the ‘behind the scenes’ tour which seemed expensive and had put him off doing it on earlier cruises but was worth every penny. He’s not stopped talking about it yet. The ports of call were very g…
Azura versus BritanniaP&O Cruises | Azura
Unfortunately my opinion of “Azura” went down a notch after I did a trip on “Britannia”. Although neither ship has the same cosy appeal as say “Oriana”, with two young grandsons in tow, on two weeks trip into the Med, compromises had to be made. Comparing the “Azura” with the “Brit” , not being a sun worshiper, I loved the comfortable rattan couches close to the “Brit’s” pools, where we could…
So glad we tried Princess CruisesPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Decided to try Princess for the first time as it was a similar Baltic itinerary to our usual P&O and we had heard good reports. We were so glad we did try it as we thoroughly enjoyed our time. There were lots of nice little touches, being served tea, coffee, lemonade etc in the buffet. Strawberries and cream while we watched Wimbledon at Movies Under the Stars, free ice cream, popcorn etc as well.…
Viking Talfi (The Rhine Getaway Cruise)Viking Cruises | Viking Talfi
What a fantastic week we had once again on board one of the Viking cruise ships. This time we embarked on the Tialfi for the Rhine Getaway cruise. Organisation of the daily tours is fantastic and the crew and Program /Tour Director were excellent. The places you visit are stunning and all the tour guides are so knowledgeable. The food is amazing and there is a wide choice. If you order something w…
Average on board BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
The ship was beautiful and kept very clean at all times.
There was a huge range of activities day and night to choose from.
Getting on and off the ship was very well organised.
However we were disappointed with the choice of food at the evening meal. We felt the standard had dropped- particularly on the captains night. We have always experienced a special menu previously and felt it was a poor me…
Another great cruise with Princess CruisesPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Another great cruise with Princess Cruises.
As always the crew were fantastic.
The ship was very good – clean but looking very slightly tired.
The food was very good but lunchtime in the self service a little predictable – fish and chips every day but a reasonable choice.
The 3 shows were excellent but would have liked more.
The activities were very good.
Baltic on Crown PrincessPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Cabin and steward good. Entertainment poor.
Food average but very slow service for anytime dining.
Good ports but be wary of poor organised trips particularly in Copenhagen. First time on Princess and I would use them again.
Tired Crown PrincessPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Having been lucky to go on P&O Cruises Azura in May this year, Crown Princess is a tired vessel in my personal opinion the food was not up to scratch! The best meals we had on board were when we paid to eat in the Crown Grill!!! Would have eaten there every night if I could have afforded it.
Med Cruise AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
The food and entertainment was very good but we was unlucky to have a inside cabin at the side of the service elevators and as such the room was very very noisy at 07.15 to 08.15 and 21.00 to 22.oo , Room B312. If you get allocated this room move from it unless you like to get up very early or take your ear plugs with you, the reception can supply them if you forget them.
Our holiday on P&O Cruises AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
We had a lovely cruise but one or two things we weren’t happy about. Too many formal evenings, perhaps two would be about right, we don’t think it’s right to just have the buffet to eat in during the evening. We are not buffet people but prefer to be waited on & it seems unfair to pay elsewhere. The excursions were on the whole very expensive, one in particular being so Charming Bolgheri, the wine…
Cooler weather cruise to Norwegian FjordsCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
Our fifth cruise on Queen Mary 2. Decided to cruise in cooler climes although we do prefer the sun on our backs. The fjords were beautiful, especially enjoyed Flam and Bergen. The Flam railway was a must do! Everywhere so clean. Norway is very expensive as we expected and this was reflected in the price of excursions. However Cunard do price everything over the odds in our opinion. Do not buy Hop …
Brilliant mini cruise to GuernseyP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Having sailed on our first cruise on Britannia last year in the Caribbean, thought we’d try a mini cruise as a weekend break and an opportunity to see what the experience of departing on a cruise from Southampton is like. So, our choice of vessel was basically made for us but I was looking forward to trying another ship in the P&O fleet…
The boarding process was a breeze, I think it took us 40 min…
Cruise to Norway on QM2 July 2017Cunard Line | Queen Mary 2
As always a cruise on the QM2 is a wonderful experience. The real problem is the cost of everything, especially drinks. A cruise in the fjords is a wonderful experience but I won’t recommend a cruise that involves an overnight in Olden, it’s far too small to be there for more than a day at the most.
Fabulous trip on Oriana.P&O Cruises | Oceana
Excellent food brilliant crew and marvellous weather from day one on our Oriana cruise from Southampton on the 1st of July X712.
Out of the ten ports of call only Gibraltar and Pelermo turned out to be a disappointment with both ports being a bit scruffy and run down.
Although we’d only booked an inside cabin, ours was midship on Atlantic deck.
The cabins are small but perfectly adequate and follo…
Great Cruise To Spain & FranceP&O Cruises | Britannia
Just returned from our cruise aboard Britannia to La Rochelle, Bilbao and Guernsey. Great food and entertainment. Excellent staff on board, good variety of food.
Our third cruise aboard this excellent ship. Do not understand reviews with regards to lifts and moan’s about Britannia.
Nice visit’s to La Rochelle and Bilbao with excellent weather, Just disappointed about our call to Guernsey where the…
Disappointed on OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
This is the third time we have cruised on Oriana and unfortunately it will be the last. Standards have slipped. Staffing seemed to be a problem at busy times it was difficult in certain areas to get served and the disembarkation was a shambles. There was no sign of entertainment staff in the ballroom if anyone travelling alone wanted to dance. I usually look forward to the evening dinners but this…
Bahamas with Oasis of the SeasRoyal Caribbean International | Oasis of the Seas
What a beautiful ship the Oasis of the Seas is – enormous but beautiful. We (family of 4 with 2 x 16 year olds) sailed from Port Canaveral having had a week in the parks in Orlando. Mention here for Alamo car hire – drop off and pick up at the port are brilliant and just 5/10 minutes on their shuttle to the ship. Captain Rob kept welcoming us to our “home away from home” and he was right felt very…
Excellent Cruise With P&O Cruises on AuroraP&O Cruises | Aurora
The whole experience from booking to return was excellent. The organization, choice of visits, service, food we would find it difficult to negatively criticise anything.
Enjoyable Baltics cruise.P&O Cruises | Aurora
Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise to the Baltics. The ports of call were all enjoyable. Took a full day tour in St Petersburg which was brilliant with Larissa, our guide, being a source of knowledge beyond compare without overloading us. So glad we did not do the two day excursion as one day was quite tiring. Others we talked to on board felt physically drained after the experience.
Skagen, final port…
P&O Cruises Britannia - One Day I Will See St Peter PortP&O Cruises | Britannia
I’ve just came back from a 6 night cruise to Western Europe on board P&O Cruises Britannia. A fantastic ship with plenty of room seeing as there was 3500 people on board, having read reviews before we went with people moaning about the lifts and quality of food they must have been on a different ship. My only gripe is with P&O Cruises putting the Channel Islands on the itineray. For two years runn…
Midnight Sun Cruise With Princess CruisesPrincess Cruises | Pacific Princess
Chose the itinerary because of going to North Cape but the cruise offered so much more, like the midnight sun which was amazing, the 80 mile sailings down a fjord and the remoteness of Spitsbergen. At first the smallness of Pacific Princess took some getting used to but after a few days you came to appreciate the intimacy and friendliness of a lovely ship. The intimacy of Pacific Princess was furt…
First time on a Princess CruisesPrincess Cruises | Pacific Princess
All previous cruises were with P&O Cruises which made me elite and gave us our own special dinning area and place for cocktails. Princess Cruises know how to spoil and make you feel special. The only two negatives were the no tea making facilities, and the pack of goodies in the bathroom 🚽 is poor compared to P&O Cruises, oh and no bitter on board though it is on the menu. The food was fantastic a…
Adonia CruiseP&O Cruises | Adonia
We liked P&O Cruises Adonia, excellent food, friendly obliging crew, good sized bedroom and patio area. We did spend two days at sea and felt we could have called in Jersey and/or the Scily Isles. The least days at sea the better in our humble oplnlon. Monets garden was fantastic incidentally.
Baltic Family Cruise of a LifetimeP&O Cruises | Aurora
Seven of us went on this cruise together. There was myself, my daughter and daughter -in-law and four grandsons ages 21, 18, 16 and 11 years old. All four boys had exams during the last few weeks before the holiday and were ready to chill out. We all had the most fantastic time. For a holiday to please that vast age group it had to be very special and it certainly was. My 21 year old Grandson is a…
Alaska BoundHolland America Line | MS Amsterdam
A wonderful adventure with Holland America Line on MS Amsterdam. A smallish boat with 1400 passengers and 600 crew, friendly staff in all areas making you feel very welcomed on board. Services spot on. Decor was traditional with wood, brass and carpets. Nowhere was too busy and the service in the restaurant was excellent.
Only slight criticism was the bathrooms in the cabin, slightly dated and tir…
Another great timeCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Great cruise round Great Britain, the weather was rubbish but didnt really expect any different. Amsterdam, Dublin, Liverpool and Edinburgh great. Good way of seeing places and then deciding where you would like to see more of in our own country.
Very impressed with P & OP&O Cruises | Oceana
After 13 years of cruising with American ships, almost all with Celebrity, we decided to give our home line P & O a try. We joined Oceana in Valletta for a week, on a Med cruise and absolutely loved it. A late booking, we couldn’t get on their chartered flight so they booked us with Easyjet. No problem, an early flight and everything was perfectly organised and efficient on our arrival in Valletta…
Western Europe cruise on AdoniaP&O Cruises | Adonia
Wonderful little ship. Just like being in a country hotel. Wonderful staff and a lovely, friendly clientele. Would definitely travel on Adonia again.
We enjoyed the cruise and the crew and staff were excellent.
Our only comments were why charge for coffee in the evening dining rooms?
No receipts were given for drinks although the final accounts were correct.
Greek Islands 17 Day Home on the 10th July 17.P&O Cruises | Ventura
We do a lot of Cruising, and this one tops the lot, so have booked same Cruise for next year we had perfect weather and seas, great ship Great people to meet and enjoy time together good shows / Talks, etc only problem for us , we are long term Smokers, cruise lines will soon loose customers if they keep tacking away area’s only courses trouble with the very rude and uncultured non and passed Smok…
Greek AdventureP&O Cruises | Ventura
Although the cruise was very good and the staff were excellent, including going off the ship for trips ashore, we found the ship too large and difficult to get around with Pat being disabled. The restaurant was hard to get to, as we had to get two lifts to get to it which was difficult with so many passengers using the lifts at the same time, apparently it was something to do with where the kitche…
NorwayP&O Cruises | Azura
We were pleasantly surprised this year back with p&o as last year very dissapointing,The food was much improved and the staff seemed much happier, will definately use them again
Icelandic Cruise July 2017P&O Cruises | Adonia
The Adonia was in the poorest condition of any ship we have been on. There were many faults and breakdowns . The food was truly awful and some items ran out , as did many of the wines before the end of the cruise. It had been hastily repainted as the many splashes of paint proved.The balcony screen fixings were broken and had been w wedged with wood. The balcony door was broken but to be fair was …
Our Holiday in AlaskaHolland America Line | ms Volendam
The ship was excellent and very comfortable and compared well with our previous cruise line Swan Hellenic The only criticism we have is we thought the entertainment could have been better. The food was top rate, the cabin was very good, the service was excellent and the trips we went on were very good. We would certainly consider Holland America for any future cruises.
Beautiful FjordsP&O Cruises | Azura
A fab cruise wonderful scenery and lovely weather.The ship brilliant we were checked in swiftly as usual and cases were outside our cabin when we got there. Very clean ship in all areas food and service excellent the entertainment very good as was the guest singers looking forward to our next p&o cruise
Ventura cruise 23/6/17P&O Cruises | Ventura
Mostly good, but service standards are dropping. Weather was fantastic, the sea calm but the quality and quantity of the food is going downhill. The bigger family ships need to have a member of staff on the pool deck to manage the pool areas. Lots of teenagers bombing into the pool making swimming impossible and a mess around the pool area of plastic cups, napkins ,plates and food remnants. No one…
First time cruiseUncategorised
An amazing experience.
The ship amazing!
The sights amazing!
The people amazing!
17 nights around the med, need to book another nowwwwwwww.
GREEK ISLANDSP&O Cruises | Ventura
Nice cruise, good itinerary, although a little too much time at sea then 5 port days in a row. Not helped by a heat wave in southern Europe so temperatures a bit higher than normal. Ventura a little tired and in need of forthcoming refurbishment. More and more reductions being made by P&O, nothing major just the little bits that don’t matter to some people. Appreciate that this may be necessary to…
First and last timeP&O Cruises | Ventura
A ship that is too large and not conducive to good design/layout. Hard to find some places.(especially toilets which were few) Entertainment was dire compared to other Cruises. If it wasn’t for meeting another couple on board we might as well have been at home. Waiters did not understand good English and the service was slow. Organisation was very poor. A bun fight to reclaim luggage at Southampto…
Rome to Venice 27 June 2017Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Once we had accustomed our selves to the size of the Penthouse Suite, being much smaller than other ship Penthouse Suites,especially the Balcony and the bathroom, that we had become used to, all else was fine, the Butler and everyone was very pleasant and only too willing to complete any request we asked of them. The food was fine but no more than other ships we have sailed on. The ship itself was…
Although P&O cruises are still taken into consideration regarding status on board they are no longer applicable when estimating ‘most travelled passenger’. Only cruises with Princess are considered. They do, however, award further on board credit depending on status and is between $25 and $100 depending on status.
Norway & Denmark.Royal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
Great time the shows could be up dated as we have seen them before.
North Cape DisappointmentPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Missed highlight of holiday which was Flam railway excursion (after paying extortionate price) due to late docking. We had waited an hour at meeting place before being told it was cancelled and no alternative was offered. Half day at final stop of Bergen as Princess told us Isle of Wight yacht race was closing Southampton docks which was a load of rubbish. Free shuttle service to downtown turned o…
9 day cruiseCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Enjoyed our holiday
However the alcoholic drinks were an exuberant prices
The soft drink package was a waste of time really, it never even included bottled water?
Cruise to no whereP&O Cruises | Azura
Ports of call were very poor we didn’t even get in to Reykjavik (the main reason for booking the cruise) high winds the captain said by it didn’t seem as bad to the people on the ship
Fabulous Cruise P&O AuroraP&O Cruises | Aurora
A fabulous 16 nights on P & O Aurora. Booked a last-minute cruise to celebrate my 50th birthday. We wanted sunshine and relaxation and that’s exactly what we got. Had a few new ports which we have not visited before which is always interesting. Staff as always were fantastic and the food great. Bolsover made the booking process quick and easy – thank you! Can’t wait for our next one. …
Great cruise on Queen Victoria!Cunard Line | Queen Victoria
Excellent service. Beautiful ship. Great food. Just a lovely experience from beginning to end. A word of caution though….. drinks prices are steep and then there is the 15% service charge on top. So, be prepared for a potentially pricey bar bill. That said, I’d travel Cunard again without question. Great time.
Enjoyment v DisappointmentP&O Cruises | Azura
We like the Azura and have been onboard her several times so our disappointment is not with the ship. The cruise to Iceland was chosen because we had never been there and the visions it conjured up appealed to us, e.g. bathing in hot springs, seeing geysers etc. Reykjavik was to be the highlight for us with an evening tour booked but then the ship had to cancel it’s visit as the Captain could not …
An enjoyable cruise on Brilliance of the SeasRoyal Caribbean International | Brilliance of the Seas
Enjoyed our aft balcony cabin experience. Staff all very friendly and helpful.
Disappointed not to have a breakfast area in MDR for Diamond and above. Now is only for Suite guests and Pinnacle. Also, no ‘Welcome back’ party only the top tier event. Think Royal Caribbean cruises are becoming more casual and only 2 formal nights on this 12 night cruise where we have always had 3 previously. Apart fr…
Good cruise on P&O Cruises OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
Good cruise on the Oriana. Staff were all excellent.
Enjoyed Ida girls, John Martin comedian and Bluejays.
Would not go on a Music Festival at Sea again, Headliners should change their shows.
Enjoyed all ports of call.
Azura 2017P&O Cruises | Azura
Disappointed Recjkavick we were not able to dock because of wind, no recompense offered, crossword were so small you could not read questions, deck quoits that were left for use were unusable, lot of black smoke coming out of funnel making our clothes dirty, we have never taken so long to get to Bergen, snails pace, sadly before our eyes P&O Cruises have deteriorated very much which saddens us, as…
DisappointedHurtigruten | MS Nordnorge
Very disappointing this more of a ferry than a cruise type ship. Unfortunately suffered bad weather and rough seas. Booked for 12 days but left after 7. The food was initially ok but very monotonous too much salmon etc sometimes 3 times a day. Evening was fixed no choice. Information during cruise was lacking. No entertainment few short lectures Many day and short stay passenger who often took ove…
Land of the Midnight SunPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Not to the standard previously enjoyed with Princess Cruises. This was our 6th cruise with them. Long queues at dinner times. waiting up to 40 minutes. Limited times to book only 7.00 or 8.00. Very often service very slow.
Glorious Norway on Crown PrincessPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
We went right up to North Cape. Quite a lot of cloud but the scenery was fantastic. The facilities at North Cape and elsewhere are gradually catching up with the larger number of tourists and the short season. We find Norway much better than Alaska. We had two visits into Songefjord to Flaam (famous railway) and to Skjolden. Skjolden is as good as, if not better than Geiranger and only one ship at…
Summer holiday with a differenceP&O Cruises | Azura
With the destinations being Norway, Iceland, Faroe Isles we didn’t expect to be blessed with sunshine and we were not disappointed. Poor weather made this a leisurely cruise. Norway was cold and mostly wet, Iceland was cool as expected. Biggest blow was the bad weather that for safety reasons we were unable to dock in Reykjavik, gutted. Faroe Isles was decent weather and finally Belfast and the Ti…
Independence of the Seas Gran Canaria and Madeira Cruise June 2017Royal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
Are only previous cruise was on The Anthem of the Seas a new ship at the time so, the Indy had a lot to live up too, in our opinion. We discovered we had very little to worry about. We had a fantastic time on-board ship. The ship itself although a little tired looking in places was fantastic. All the staff were courteous, well mannered and could not do enough to please us. We were both very impres…
Excellent Mediterranean CruiseCunard Line | Queen Victoria
The cruise was excellent. The stops were good and even though we could not stop at Cannes the replacement port Toulon was great. We found every stop with the exception of Gibraltar very reasonable regarding price. A good cruise.
Cabin 4132 - holiday spoilt by lack of sleep!Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
Wonderful food; shows brilliant; cleanliness 100%; service top notch; staff always very friendly and obliging. Kept fully informed when unable to dock because of strong winds for our final trip to shore.
The cruise was spoilt for us as we had very little sleep due to the vibration and noise from the engines plus we were unable to turn down the cold air conditioning permanently blowing onto the bed…
Is it the way to go?Princess Cruises | Crown Princess
Just returned from a very pleasant cruise to Norway including the North Cape and then watched a Dispatches programme on Channel 4 on 3rd July which seemed to tell us cruising was one of the the most polluting activity you could undertake. Trust Princess and Carnival have some answers to the points raised or no more cruising for us.
Best Cruise Ever with Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Cruises
We had an amazing holiday with Celebrity Cruises. The ship is absolutely beautiful. We thought the Lawn club was voice to be a bit of a gimmick. It wasn’t! It is a superb relaxing space where we sat with lunch time drinks enjoying the sunshine. The outside and inside spaces on the ship are beautifully thought out and constructed. All of the staff from toilet attendants to office0rs were pleasant, …
Cabin Unfit For PurposeP&O Cruises
We were sold a cabin that P&O Would never put in their brochure as it was not fit for purpose, there was no way of getting around the bed on either side, we had to sit on the end and get into bed by shiving up the bed. The drawers on the side could only be opened 6″ as they were pushed up against the bed. Totally unacceptable and it was admitted by the receptionist that they have a problem with so…
Cunard Baltic June 2017Cunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Somewhat disappointed with Cunard
3rd time onboard this ship and not upto usual standards particularly the entertainment
P&O are rapidly catching up and it’s difficult to discern the difference in standards that was in the past always possible
In fact last cruise on P&O was better all round
I always consider myself a Cunarder but after this last cruise I may well think again
Amazing Celebrity EclipseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Great itinerary, great ship with amazing service given by cheerful staff.The atmosphere onboard was one of constant friendliness which rubbed off on the passengers making the whole experience an absolute pleasure.
Family Break on P&O Cruises AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
Took our parents away for a surprise cruise on P&O Cruises Azura for my dad celebrating his 80th birthday we went for a upgrade on the cabin where e whad 3 cabins together we had a fantastic time.
Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska cruise.Princess Cruises | Star Princess
Really enjoyed our Alaskan cruise on the Star Princess, good food and facilities, excellent service throughout the ship. Well organised embarkation and disembarkation at the start and end of the cruise and for the various excursions. Would recommend a trip to Alaska, (not necessarily with Princess, read on please) beautiful scenery from minute one. On board entertainment was superb. Rocky Mountain…
Home from HomePrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Our second trip on the Crown Princess but the first time we have sailed when the ship has actually been full. We were on a Baltic cruise so pretty hectic with just a few sea days. The entertainment on board was the best we’ve ever experienced on a cruise ship and we’ve been on plenty……because it was so good it was a problem getting a seat in the theatre so it was necessary to get there about 30 mi…
NorwayP&O Cruises | Britannia
Our first cruise. A fantastic holiday. Very relaxing.
Music cruise on the Oriana June 20117Uncategorised
A very enjoyable cruise with excellent service by a superb crew. This was a music cruise which was a real bonus and a welcome relief from the over amplified and somewhat repetive Headliners Company.
The shops were disappointing with little choice for the ladies apart from the handbags!
We really like the decor of the public rooms.Beautifully done in art deco style.
OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
Excellent Cruise first class service charming waiters etc always willing to help.
Music Festival of the Sea excellent .
I really would rate this cruise first class
Super experienceP&O Cruises | Oriana
A very good experience on the Oriana.The Music festival far exceeded my expectations. every type of music was included I doubt anyone on this cruise would have found it difficult to enjoy each day.. Ports of call were also varied and well organised again all interests were in my opinion catered for. Well done Captain Box and all officers and staff
Another great time on the Queen ElizabethCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We recently returned from two weeks cruise on the Queen Elizabeth with friends. As always everything was brilliant, and the on board deal for another cruise next year was too good to miss.
Ship ill preparedP&O Cruises | Adonia
Having just returned from the first cruise on Adonia since she came back to P&O, all I can say is that the cruise was a bit of a shambles. The ship wasn’t ready and properly stocked for the cruise.
There was no house wine at all, and by the fourth day of the cruise, bar staff were going from bar to bar trying to find the wine you had requested. In the end we were limited to one red wine. I heard t…
THE BOWERS IN NORWAY 2017P&O Cruises | Aurora
THE SHIP, STAFF, CLEANLINESS.FOOD AND ACCOMMODATIONS WERE EXCELLENT. HOWEVER ONE OF THE TENDERS TAKING US ASHORE WAS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE AS THE EXHAUST SYSTEM WAS BELCHING BLACK SMOKE WHICH MADE US ALL ON THAT DAY FEEL HEADY AND SICK. THE FUMES ROSE AS HIGH INSIDE THE SHIP AS RECEPTION. SURELY WHEN THIS WAS NOTICED ANOTHER TENDER SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOWERED AND THIS ONE REPAIRED. A CHILD OR AN ASTHMA…
Good as ever on OceanaP&O Cruises | Oceana
Cruised June 8-22nd. About 7th time on this ship. She is ready for next refit but that did not impede a great holiday.
Food. Excellent, entertainment excellent, ports highlight was P&O’s first ever call into Sibinek.
Excellent value all round.
Excellent entertainmentP&O Cruises | Oceana
Very relaxing week with excellent entertainment although P&O seems to be cutting corners even further e.g. Quality of food.
Pompous and morose!Cunard Line | Queen Victoria
We have now done several cruises on several different lines but without doubt this was the worst one! Whilst the ship is immaculately presented and the service is good it lacks any soul whatsoever. Catering to the 1920’s oldies who are on their millionth cruise with Cunard and want all the pomp and glory of bygone days, together with morose music and third rate entertainment, for us this was an aw…
Eastern Mediterranean June '17 Celebrity ReflectionCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Reflection
A relatively new ship, a well trained crew, a slick operation. There are a few minor drawbacks and reviews often do focus on the negative. So the negatives first: our balcony was not a cleaned properly, some of the super plush seating in the bar areas was not actually ergonomically practical for comfort, compared with say princess lines the cabins were smaller. On the positive side the service cre…
Good cruise shame about the weather!☔️Princess Cruises | Royal Princess
Good start when booked with Kelly Layton at Bolsover.
The ship looked really good as we arrived to park our car in Southampton, we boarded quickly no waiting around and a first class welcome.
Our cabin was ready and waiting ( it was 12 45 when we boarded) and our cases were not far behind us what excellent service.
On walking round the ship we decided that we preferred the Royal Princess, the Cari…
Everything can changeP&O Cruises | Britannia
Well I was invited to write this review so I suppose they will have to take the rough with the smooth …. so here we go … Our first cruise was in 2011 to the Med on Oceana … We picked that cruise because it had port stops that really interested us and we liked the look of Oceana as a classy traditional cruise ship. The cruise just happened to be a ” Strictly Come Dancing Cruise ” … which didn’t int…
Another Fantastic P&O Holiday On AzuraP&O Cruises | Azura
Azura is a fantastic ship, all the staff are so friendly and go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your holiday. The destinations were all loverly except from Lisbon which I personally don’t like for various reasons. The food was excellent as always, a really good choice everyday. I would recommend P&O and Azura to anyone. This ship is called the friendly ship and I can’t argue with that! …
Cruising on Ventura 2017 Western MedP&O Cruises | Ventura
Overall a brilliant holiday ,everything you could possibly need great entertainment . Device exceptional . Brilliant conition cleanliness high standard . Very comfortable beds good size rooms. Food fantastic. We would recommend this ship . Met a lot of nice people and liked the freedom to dine were and when you want …5stars from us ….quality
Excellent Baltic CruisePrincess Cruises | Emerald Princess
Excellent Baltic Cruise the highlight of which was the two days in St Petersburg. The Crown Princess was in good condition and the staff as helpful as always. Boarding was very quick with plenty of staff checking in. Easy to find our way around the ship as we had been on her sister ship, Emerald Princess in November 2016. We used ship tours for transport into Bruges and Gadansk otherwise we either…
Baltic Magic!Princess Cruises | Crown Princess
Our Baltic cruise on the Crown Princess was a welcome break from everyday life! The service was second to none on a very tidy cruise liner, The staff were all very friendly and helpful and we also met some very interesting international travellers. Our balcony suite was always kept clean and tidy and food in the restaurants that we used was always delicious and presented well. The shows were very …
Could Do BetterP&O Cruises
Certain standards seem to have slipped on this ship – could not fault the staff in the Oriental Restaurant they were excellent, but on many occasions we were unable to find seats for various acts after we had our second sitting dinner, which meant we missed out on some good entertainment. Do not remember this happening on previous cruises.
Also, my partner’s preferred choice of cider was only avai…
All we could ask for - THANKSP&O Cruises | Oceana
First time with P&O and a smaller ship than we have previously cruised on. We were delighted with everything we experienced. Slick but efficient operation throughout from flight out to join ship to return to UK – all well organised and passenger friendly. All members of the P&O team were friendly and helpful. The ship was clean and tidy and well looked after and our stay onboard was a pleasure. We…
Didn’t get to Guernsey .. On ship 3 days .. Activities didn’t allow for the extra people trying to take part .. Ship old and worn.
NORWAY IN JUNE 2017Uncategorised
We thought the ship was very very nice. Good decorations and ambiance. The Staff were incredible. Friendly, polite and quick. Our inside cabin on deck 10 was very comfortable and well looked after by Rose our Stewardess. The food and Medina dining room were to die for. The Chef and staff very inventive with great style, small portions and excellent presentation. Beautiful fresh linen serviettes fo…
New Ports On The MedP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Our cruise was on Arcadia on a 17 day trip. We visited small ports that were new to us : La Spezia; Olbia; El Ferrol. The activity ratings for excursions were way off. One we went on was described as low activity. It involved lots of steps and steep inclines which many people could not manage and complained to the shore excursion person who merely said it was the lowest of all the excursions. She …
Bolsover to ArcadiaP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Relaxing wonderful cruise and it started with all the help of Bolsover, excellent service to start with, and I knew our cruise would be perfect even the room was perfect thank you.
Had a wonderful cruisewith my sister who recently had a stroke and unable to speak. It was her first cruise and the crew, particularly the Dining staff and cabin steward went out of the way to assist in menu choices!
The Beautiful BalticsPrincess Cruises | Regal Princess
We went on our first cruise last year (2016) from 25th June to 6th July encouraged by friends who have experienced over twelve cruises around the world. We booked on the Regal Princess to tour to Baltics and now we are completely hooked….. with future cruises booked around the Norwegian Fjords this August & the Caribbean next year. The whole experience of the Baltics and Princess Cruises was a joy…
Wonderful ship - ignore the criticsP&O Cruises | Britannia
We sailed to Norway on Britannia 21st May ’17. We were travelling with our daughters and their partners and so booked three adjacent balcony cabins.
I was a bit uncertain about this ship beforehand as I had read some bad reviews. Previous to this cruise my wife and I have cruised on P&O’s Ventura and Celebrity Eclipse.
After arriving slightly early we were very impressed with the speed and efficie…
A brilliant June week in the Norwegian FiordsP&O Cruises | Aurora
What a great week. The Fiords were lovely and the ports of call were great. The ship was brilliant, atmosphere friendly, relaxed but professional and efficient, and we were made to feel like special guests throughout. Thanks to all the entire crew for a great, safe and very enjoyable holiday. We have already booked to sail on Aurora next year and look forward to another great holiday with P&O. The…
Silver Muse Venice to BarcelonaSilversea | Silver Muse
Our first Silverseas cruise. Ship was pristine, staff very helpful, food fantastic. This ship is very different as the dress code is dictated by each restaurant and there is not a main dining room. You have to make a booking for each restaurant and if you leave it too late you may not get your choice or time of dining that you prefer. Two restaurants carry an extra charge per person. No shorts all…
Canary cruise on OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
Had a wonderful time on board Oriana couldn’t fault anything food wonderful and I have allergies but was really looked after even with freedom dining when you can go to dine at anytime.
FantasticRoyal Caribbean International | Oasis of the Seas
We have just returned from our 8 night carribean cruise what can I say loved every minute.
Food fab ate in the American icon a lot and windjammer.
Our cabin steward Anthony was fab looked after us well we had a balcony cabin and was great.
Ship very clean staff friendly can’t wait to go again.