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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…
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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.
Rather disappointed with the ship, think again when booking a holiday on the OceanaP&O Cruises | Oceana
This was the first time I have booked a holiday through Bolsover as I normally book direct but would definitely contact them again to arrange my next holiday.
Our holiday was an experience when we travelled on the Oceana and visited destinations for the first time.
The holiday didn’t start off too good with a flight from Manchester to Malta, the seat and leg room was appalling with a man next to m…
Malta airportP&O Cruises | Oceana
Malta airport cannot cope with more than one plane at a time. It was chaotic took nearly one hour to get through immigration, arrived on the ship 3mins before muster. Wouldn’t do another holiday out of Malta. Oceana is a friendly ship but she needs some refurbishment. It’s the first time my luggage at the cabin before me.
The Med on ArcadiaP&O Cruises | Arcadia
The menu choices have once again gone down. It would appear that since the celebrity chefs got involved that the choices of good basic food has gone.
The Guest speaker was put in the globe where a large number of the seats can’t see the screen and this was important for his talks.
The Headliners shows were the same as we have been watching for a number of years although with a different caste. Abo…
Any more green beans on Arcadia?P&O Cruises | Arcadia
This was our second cruise on Arcadia, the first having been 4 years ago. The ship was much as we remembered it, although the overall condition had deteriorated somewhat. We have been aware for some time that P & O had been reducing staff numbers, and it appears that on-board maintenance is one thing that has suffered. When this was mentioned, we were told that the ship was due a refit shortly. Th…
Aurora to the Baltics - May 2017P&O Cruises | Aurora
I stayed overnight before the cruise at the Holiday Inn on the waterfront in Southampton. There is nothing special about the hotel but it is very clean and comfortable. The public areas have been refurbished in recent years and the bedrooms are gradually being refurbished. The ones at the front of the hotel overlook Southampton Water and are good for ship-spotting. Park-and-stay ra…
P&O Cruises VenturaP&O Cruises | Ventura
Menus had too many fish dishes for our liking.
We had twin beds and paperwork quoted queen bed, not possible to push together. Hit our heads on the upper pullmans. Cabin boy was new but needed more help as things were not done properly. Service at meal times was very good. All staff were also very pleasant.
3 Day Ventura Mini CruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
We booked three nights mini cruise to Zeebrugge, booking through Bolsover cruise club was easy and informative. Boarding the Ventura was seemless, our cabin was a superior deluxe and was very spacious. We also had freedom dining which was an excellent idea giving us freedom to dine when we wanted. The entertainment as very good. Food was not as good as previous cruises on P&O. The staff and servic…
OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
First time on Oriana this year. Lovely ship, newly refurbished, good service. Would definitely go on her again.
Lovely cruise and shipP&O Cruises | Oriana
Clean comfortable outside cabin in good position. Had to ask cabin steward for refills for coffee, sugar, milk, biscuits etc. at start of cruise as they were missing. Food good, although not as good as last year on P&O – there were some complaints about tough steaks. Lovely ship, good facilities but entertainment fair. First week great to our tastes – a fabulous lady singer and trumpeter and a gre…
X709 CanariesP&O Cruises | Oriana
The Oriana (our favourite ship) was very well presented after refurbishment and overall a good job has been done, however the Atrium has lost its wonderful waterfall, replaced by greenery, we were told it was due to water erosion? The itinerary was poor apart from Lisbon, Madeira and Grand Canaria. The weather was mixed but not really hot or pleasant. The service was back to the old days of 15 yea…
Had a fab time, lovely new ship, food excellent, harmony restuarant a bit of a disappointment, had booked for a second night but cancelled it, Suez Canal was amazing as was Petra.
Crown Princess - A Cruise to be missed!Princess Cruises | Crown Princess
Unorganised, missed ports, poor food and totally chaotic meal times in buffet and main dinning at breakfast and lunch. Ship tired many toilets out of order, one meal time we went up 3 flights to get a working toilet ratio of 2 toilets in each bay of 3 were out of order in several locations. The shows in the theatre were surprisjngly first class given the overal situation. Not in any hurry to cruis…
Our APT Travelmarvel River Cruise May 2017APT Cruising | Travelmarvel Diamond
Our APT Travelmarvel holiday was absolutely brilliant, the accommodation, food, hospitality, entertainment, excursions and the cruise director. Nothing was too much trouble. The ship was a floating 4*+ hotel that visited new places almost every day.
Crown Princess Scandinavian SurprisePrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
A lovely ship with very hardworking staff. However we had a surprise most days, not of the pleasant variety. We should have embarked at 4pm but it was actually during the early hours of the next day due to ‘late embarked which then became problems with the computer.’ Communications were neither timely nor clear. However we were all compensated for this disruption. Next day at Zeebrugge coaches wai…
Britannia from a wheelchair user's point of viewP&O Cruises | Britannia
A week on Britannia to the Norwegian Fjords was a spectacular trip.
Stunning snowy views, fantastic sunny weather, our second cruise there the first week of May, unbelievable.
My husband pushed me easily around the ship from our accessible cabin. We were next to the forward lifts, which has a staircase for able bodied users which does lessen lift use, as does the rear of the ship.
Not up to the usual Princess standardPrincess Cruises
Not up to the usual princess standard unfortunately. Service in the main restaurant was well below previous cruises. Coffee shop was excellent Major disruption leaving Southampton hampered our day in Bruge disappointing did not dock as Helsingborg although did get extra time in Copenhagen lovely day in Olso
A good experienceCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
The staff on our Baltic Cruise were excellent. We were in Aqua Class and the restaurant rservice there was exceptional. The Speciality Restaurant MURANO provided an intimate setting for top class food and was worth the additional cost. The cleanliness and comfort on board were very good. There were lots of activities on board for the sea days providing something for everyone. There were a couple o…
3 night taster cruise on VenturaP&O Cruises | Ventura
We had a fantastic time on this short cruise. The day at sea was just us anchored in the British channel with beautiful weather. The entertainment crew were great and Badness’ performance was brill.
We had a corner balcony room at the very back of the ship which I would defo book again because the balcony was huge, B748.
Only drawback for us was that it was during school holidays and the ship was …
Seven super nights aboard BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
We have just returned from seven nights aboard Britannia cruising round the bay of Biscay, which on this occasion was very kind to us! It was lovely to discover a couple of new ports (Bilbao and La Rochelle) as well as some familiar ones (La Coruna and St. Peter Port) and we can highly recommend all four. It’s very easy to get around Bilbao as there are trams, metro and buses and the city is a per…
Absolute ExploitationRoyal Caribbean International | Freedom of the Seas
This was our first and last cruise. We had paid tips in advance but notwithstanding this every drink we purchased still carted an 18% service charge and tax- therefore the price shown on the menu was false! I hated the continuous sell, sell, sell! The entertainment was best described as Burkina/Hi de Hi! Truly awful waste of time and money!
The perfect trip on Celebrity EclipseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
When you return off holiday people always say “Good Holiday?” and normally we reply politely “yes good thankyou”. Well, as regards our latest Scandinavia and Russia Cruise it was the perfect trip! We have done many cruises in many parts of the World but never gone from Southampton. This was a totally refreshing and surprising change; no worries about luggage, airports, flying etc just a simple dri…
Amazon on P&O Cruises AdoniaP&O Cruises | Adonia
We decided to go to the amazon with two friends but knew that another eight of our friends were also going on the same cruise but we all booked separately. Adonia is a lovely small friendly ship we had excellent service the staff and the entertainment was first class. We had a smooth interesting sail to the amazon and learned lots of interesting facts we took a river cruise excursion and i spotted…
Not the sameP&O Cruises | Britannia
Recently returned from a cruise on Britannia and felt disappointed with the fall in standards. Britannia is too big and does not offer the same experience of quality and service. This ship does not have sufficient pool space for so many passengers. Also insufficient number of hot tubs – these were always taken over by children anyway. There was a general lack of the personal touch we have experien…
Azura suites starting to show their ageP&O Cruises | Azura
Six years since last on Azura, 7 night cruise Norwegian Fjords, suite C751 at the aft of the ship. First impression suite really starting to show its age now in particular the shower bath area, grouting and mastic sealant work carried out during our cruise to replace black mouldy tile joints. Balcony space was severely limited with a column, also restricting view, this was not advised at time of b…
Don't believe the bad reviewsP&O Cruises | Britannia
We returned from a week on Brittania a week ago, we sailed around Spain, France and Guernsey. Prior to sailing I was worried about all of the negative reviews of Brittania as it was our first cruise – my worries were totally unfounded as we had a fantastic time. The ship was clean, food fantastic, entertainment amazing and staff were top notch. There were lots of comments about how busy the lifts …
Great holiday on OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
Have been on arcadia and Oceana but was very impressed with oriana so compact and easy to get around and extremely helpful staff particularly in the buffet.
Fabulous short break cruise to Amsterdam and Zebrugge (for Brugge).P&O Cruises | Aurora
We celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary on this lovely ship. We had never been on Aurora before so was keen to see what this mid sized ship was like. Having recently had a knee replacement operation she was a perfect size for getting around. The staff were so lovely and went ‘over and above’ on several occasions to be helpful especially with my limited mobility. The food was wonderful and as I’…
Wonderful cruiseP&O Cruises | Aurora
Another wonderful cruise on a beautiful ship. Started to relax as soon as we arrived at the terminal and after a swift and easy check-in, we were soon on the ship.
Staff, food and ports all lived up to expectations.
Thank you P & O for another lovely holiday.
Rule Britannia!P&O Cruises | Britannia
Rule Britannia,Britannia rules the waves
We chose to sail on her for seven days.
To the Fjords we chose to go
Mountains ,lakes both high and low.
Bergen,Flam to name a few
Amazing scenery,What a view!
Villages,glaciers,so much to see
Choices,choices,where to be!
Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves
So much food to fill your days
Speciality restaurants if thats f…
Med May 2017P&O Cruises | Oceana
Enjoyable cruise with good flights/transfers /check in.
We were assigned fixed dining and unable to change to freedom. Our other 4 people at the table did not turn up most nights leaving us to dine alone. Many other tables had guests missing. It is time P&O increased the availability of freedom dining as this is preferred by the majority of guests. If not customers are likely to move to other line…
Britannia rules the wavesP&O Cruises | Britannia
5 star plus all the way, booked the best forget the rest, first of I hope many cruises to come. Thank you Bolsover.
Another wonderful cruiseRegent Seven Seas Cruises | Seven Seas Voyager
My wife and I have been cruising since 1968 and have been on many cruise lines,but since finding Regent in 2008 we have been so totally satisfied that we would not now even consider a different cruise company. However having said that, we are taking our extended family including two teenage grandchildren on the Royal Princess in a few weeks. We did a price comparison between this ship and the Voya…
Amazing Ventura Cruise experienceP&O Cruises | Ventura
Amazing 19 day cruise around Greek Isles. Loads to do on ship if you want to immerse yourself into cruise life, but equally loads of quiet areas if you prefer not to. Good trips. Fantastic embarkation and equally fantastic dis-embarkation. Amazing food and spotlessly clean ship. Plenty of sun beds. We went through Bolsover Cruise Club for the first time and they offered a superb service from start…
CruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Our cruise on the Ventura was very nice. just a few things was not up to normal.
1. A good thing, P&O did a check on the life boat drill all ship cards were scanded to check every one was there.
2. P&O changed the show times on board at night, we have always gone on second sitting, so as to see the show at 10.30pm. This was not to be, we had to see the show at 7.30pm. As second show was at 9pm.
Well worth it.Uncategorised
Very enjoyable cruise. Friendly staff, excellent range of entertainment. Whilst ship is not as polished or plush as larger ships, it makes up for this with general ambiance and Fred lines. Loved the 5 floor atrium and breakfast at la Jardiniere. We went round the med and loved Valletta as first port . Quick transfer from airport 25 mins. Will go on her again.
Baltic Cruise May 2017P&O Cruises | Aurora
Would recommend this itinerary and cruise first class.
NEVER AGAINP&O Cruises | Britannia
My sister and I cruised to Norway on Britannia in May. We have been on other P & o ships too. Somehow this latest ship was lacking the ambience of, for instance, Oceana. She is huge and we were not the only people to feel that we would need a holiday to recover from this one! So, if you do go on this floating city, be prepared to walk and walk! The lifts were frequently full, especially at meal ti…
A Baltic ExperienceP&O Cruises | Aurora
First time with P & O for 3 years and clearly there have been changes – the same with all cruise lines. But the service, food, entertainment, cabin etc were very good. Prices on board were reasonable and it was a fantastic experience (though I have been to the Baltic before) but I still have two issues
Tips – the cruise was for 16 nights so to pay £12 per cabin = £192
There were two waiters and tw…
A great way to experience the contrasts that are Russia.Viking Cruises | Viking Helgi
Great ship, state rooms clean and large enough, good bathroom facilities. The ship is 30 years old but in really good order of maintenance. Smell of fresh paint at each port.
Management team could not have tried harder to ensure our comfort and safety and were always friendly, courteous and professional.
Waiting staff were a real treat and could not do enough for us, made us feel really special.
Transatlantic five starCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
This was a fly out – cruise back on the transatlantic crossing. We flew from Edinburgh non stop to JFK New York on an American Airlines flight which is timed at 6hrs 40min but got there in just over 6 hours. Baggage recovery and immigration and customs were swift and congenial. There was a problem with being met for our transfer to Manhattanwhich is currently under review. However our Crowne Plaza…
Wonderful cruise on refreshed OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
Embarkation went very smoothly and we were soon in our cabin (deluxe outside) C156. This was very roomy with plenty of hanging space and a useful sitting area. This was our first cruise on Oriana since her refit and we were impressed. She looked pristine. All public areas were much better than before but the greatest improvement was the Conservatory. It is now a light and airy place with fresh til…
Food on board very bland except breakfast. The horizon restaurant windows you could not see out of quite a few they looked like they were covered in paint, some parts of the ship still in need of a refit, most of the staff on board were friendly and very helpful. My wife has a few comments about some of the oasis staff she was walking up stairs and overheard some of the staff say she does not need…
Fabulous FjordsCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Fabulous trip. Thoroughly spoiled by attentive staff. Food and service in Princess Grill was excellent and my gluten free diet was met completely without fuss. Entertainment not quite as good as previous trips but comedien was very funny. Trips were great. Only disappointment was some changed excursions but due to late snow so couldn’t blame Cunard! Scenery glorious. Advice note. Flaam Railway tri…
First ClassCunard Line
This was something we have been promising ourselves for sometime and it lived up to all our expectations. The crossing from New York to Southampton went smoothly and there was no bad weather at all. The service was wonderful the food was fabulous and although we were on the ship for 7 solid days it went by quite fast. There was plenty to do during the day and the entertainment at night was very pr…
WowCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We were extremely impressed with the service we received from all sections of the Queen Elizabeth, from welcoming us on board to disembarking. The ship was exceptional with regard to cleanliness and we have no complaints at all.
Impressive shipP&O Cruises | Britannia
Lovely ship in good condition where staff do all they can to help. Food was excellent and entertainment varied and very professional. No hesitation in returning for another cruise. Only minor problem was the omission of a final bill at end of cruise …. had no response from P&O on this point.
NORWEGIAN FJORDS IN MAYP&O Cruises | Britannia
The booking process with Bolsover was excellent as usual, with helpful and patient advice.
Boarding at Southampton was relatively quick and efficient.
We had a cabin on A deck, with balcony overshadowed by the overhang of the upper deck. This was not an issue as we had great views and did not want to sunbathe.
The cabin itself was not overly large but efficiently laid out with ample storage and ha…
Lovely weather - fabulous ports - but far too much maintenance being carried out on cabins!P&O Cruises | Ventura
We had a lovely holiday – visited wonderful ports – weather amazing – food fabulous but far too much cabin and balcony maintenance going on during time which we had paid for!! We drew the curtains back one morning to paint scrapings from the balcony above floating down like snow!! When asked, the maintenance men said they were decorating the balcony above us! Apparently when we spoke to the people…
BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
Overall we had a good holiday.
The majority of staff were very good but there were a few who were not particularly pleasant and never smiled.
I have been used to there being hand sanitiser being available at the entrance of every eating place, this was not the case on Britannia.
There was only one vegetarian choice for dinner in each restaurant.
I did not find the shore excursion staff very helpfu…
Very Different ShipP&O Cruises | Britannia
Hi There everyone, We have just returned from the ship which took us around the Norwegian Fjords for a week. I love it up there, the scenery is amazing.
The ship was very different to the others I have sailed on (most of the fleet) although I know it’s a bigger ship I somehow could not get my bearings on it. Usually after a couple of days I have cracked it but this one beat me. I was still losing …
FjordsP&O Cruises | Britannia
Wife and I recently travelled on Britannia around the Fjords very big ship but comfortable, food was excellent if you avoid the bun fight in the buffet. Entertainment was average service good . Fjords very nice but would only visit once.
Most Enjoyable CruiseP&O Cruises | Aurora
Third time visiting the Baltic but never visited places such as Klaipeda, Riga, Gdansk and Skagen. Blue skies all the way. Also met up with friends from a previous cruise.
The Ultimate UpgradeViking Cruises | Viking Eir
I have recently completed a one week river cruise along the Rhine between Basel in Switzerland and Amsterdam onboard one of Viking’s Longships, Viking Eir.
Flights were included in the package and we flew from London Heathrow on a British Airways scheduled flight to Basel. On arrival we were met by Viking representatives and, with the usual Viking efficiency, transferred to our waiting ship berthe…
Excellent ValueP&O Cruises | Oceana
We have just returned from 7 days cruising on the Oceania. We had a really super time. The weather was good every day. As soon as we arrived at the airport there was a representative waiting to greet us. We did not queue and were dealt with quickly and efficiently. We arrived at the Oceania to be shown straight to our cabin where our luggage was waiting for us. We enjoyed the rest of the day in be…
Mini-cruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
Our mini cruise was fantastic on Britannia from start to finish. We booked a trip to brugge beforehand and everything went so smoothly. Britannia is a beautiful ship and so easy to get around which is surprising given the size of the ship. Food and service was excellent. I think I ought to add we have cruised many times with P&O and we still get that excitement and happy feeling when we board. We …
Arcadia Fjord CruiseP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Another enjoyable cruise on Arcadia. Impressed by the ease of embarkation and cabin ready for use as soon as we were on board. The weather was mixed – two ports of call had rain and the other two warm sunshine. Luckily our two favourite ports – Olden and Bergen had the best weather.
Service on board was excellent – cabin stewardess Jennifer, the waiters and head waiter in the Meridian, wine waiter…
The Trials of a trip to IcelandCelebrity Cruises
I have sailed on this ship before and on its sister ship Silhouette and things have gone downhill in a short time. We have just been on the Iceland trip and there were a lot of disgruntled passengers. Being disabled I had an accessible cabin which was great but the ship is showing signs of age and is looking down at heel. In the stateroom I do not expect darned valances and paint peeling off the b…
Adriatic cruiseAzamara Club Cruises | Azamara Quest
All the ports visited on this cruise were really lovely, especially in Croatia. As the ship is small, there was no waiting to go ashore either in tenders or at the docks. The food is excellent, and the inclusive drinks are great as you have no added shocks when the final bill arrives! As gratuities are also included, the staff are very well trained and look after you knowing that they do not recei…
Two days on MaryCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
Service from checking in to leaving ship was excellent, staff very polite nothing too much trouble. Refurbish of ship was very good, have been before so we notice differences, would be going again.
World Cruise J701P&O Cruises | Arcadia
A great cruise on a very friendly ship. We thought 114 nights might be too much but we enjoyed every minute on this western circumnavigation.
The food and service in the MDR ( Freedom) was excellent and the two speciality restaurants, which we used a lot, were outstanding. The only downside on the restaurants was the lack of a Glasshouse or Beach House for such a long cruise. The entertainment was…
Norwegian CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
Just arrived back from this cruise and could not fault anything. The food and service were amazing will be going on Britannia again hopefully in october. Amazing.
Norwegian AdventureP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Both the ship, service and itinerary were all first class. Having completed the same trip to the Norwegian Fjords some 9 years ago in the same ships we were once again impressed by every aspect of the cruise. It was also once again noticeable that we paid reasonable prices for our drinks and wine with no extra service charge. A pleasant change from many other cruise lines!
We would like to commend…
Big can be goodP&O Cruises | Britannia
I cruise on my own and Brittania suits me. There’s masses to do, so many places to eat, the gym and dance floor more than adequate. I love that I can get my horlicks before bedtime (after dancing for 5 hours). And I can choose to eat with a group or on my own if I wanted to. Only snag is, the promenade is not wraparound, so you have to run/walk 7 laps to do a mile…Did I say the food is amazing? Th…
Norwegian FjordsCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
First ever cruise and all I can say is … amazing on all levels
Britannia Cruise ExperienceP&O Cruises | Britannia
Absolutely First Class, could not fault anything, thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended.
Oriana Southampton France Spain Channel Islands SouthamptonP&O Cruises | Oriana
Great ship, great food, excellent service, easy access well organised AND Real ALE what a super addition to our most favoured Ship THANKYOU Looking Forward To Next Trip
Oriana CruiseP&O Cruises | Oriana
The refit on Oriana has made it great again, however the priority embarkation/dis-embarkation caused us annoyance and I have stated on the P&O return that they should go back to the old system with the priority lane.
Service in Sindhu and the Beach House was great but as you pay extra so it should be. Other areas seemed to have problems with service and I could have made an official complaint but …
Nice to experience a different shipCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
A beautiful ship once inside lovely stateroom. The food was excellent buffet well planned P&O could take some tips. This was a short cruise to try Celebrity and more than impressed we would definitely be interested in another trip on this ship. Entertainment was also excellent something different. It was good to have a change after cruising with P&O for 18 years
Golden weddingP&O Cruises | Oceana
October 2016 we celebrated 50 wonderful years, after family celebrations we sailed on Oceana for the second time in a long time, I had forgot how lovely she is, we had a suite on B deck, an amazing balcony wonderful steward, she was so very kind to us, we had a nice dinner table charming young men to serve us, we sailed to the Canary Islands, we met friends that now live in Lanzarote and spent the…
First Cruise with CunardCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We went on our very first cruise to the Canaries & back on Queen Elizabeth, we thought it would be like a long cruise journey, WOW boy o boy were we wrong, we both felt like royalty on board this ship. The food, service, comfort and entertainment we received on this ship was amazing. We have booked another cruise with Cunard on the newly upgraded Queen Victoria so we think it is safe to say we hav…
The ship should be named 'Amazing Azura'P&O Cruises | Azura
Cruise A710 Canary Islands 23 May – 12 nights. This was our first cruise from Southampton and our first with P&O. I can honestly say that it will not be our last. Our only other cruise was NCL Epic last year.
We travelled down to Southampton the previous day from Cheshire on the train (bad move but that’s another review). We arrived at the terminal by taxi just before our boarding time. As soon as…
A good way to do a river cruiseFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar
We went on a French river cruise, we liked the idea of going on an ocean going liner from Southampton to the rivers, rather than fly to the continent and go on the small river boats. We sailed quite a way up the Gironde to Bordeaux and along the Seine to Rouen and had trips to Bayeaux Tapestry and Paris. for us it was a good way to see these things.
Stunning shopCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Embarkation bit like cattle market, confusion of inclusive drinks, and poor ervice in restaurant. Fab cabin. Atmosphere on ship was great
Alaska CruisePrincess Cruises | Coral Princess
The experience of seeing the glaciers and experiencing the Alaskan landscape and heritage was very good. To catch the sight of a glacier crumbling in front of my eyes was both awe-inspiring and at the same time sad as this is being caused by the same people that were there viewing the spectacle. However, when it comes to looking at the ship and the service provided I felt that the ship could have …
Drink the ship Dry!Celebrity Cruises
Cruise of 2 nights, ‘3’ days.
This was a specific trip on our part to visit the D-Day Landing Beaches. The excursion we booked and undertook was excellent. However, if the trip as a whole was to encourage me to cruise with Celebrity there are a few matters which need to be addressed.
We have cruised before. We enjoy the later sitting for dinner but this was the first time ever that the evening ent…
Surprise overallCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
On boarding Eclipse had lunch and obligatory cocktail !😀 Went to find our cabin and was more than pleased with size of cabin – it was larger than any other one we had stayed in on other cruises – decor very good and bathroom excellent also. Food fabulous and entertainment met our expectations. Overall we would definitely go on Eclipse again and would recommend to others.
Chilling out on Queen ElizabethCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We have just spent a wonderful week on Queen Elizabeth visiting Lisbon Oporto Vigo and Guernsey. The ship was so clean and all the carpets looked brand new . Excellent service from everyone on board and top class entertainment. The whole ambience on board was so relaxing with the lovely relaxation music by the pool and in the buffet restaurant on an evening . The harpist, and the string quartet al…
First class cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Have travelled with P&O Cruises previously and enjoyed every one. This cruise was to med. The cruise was first class, as were the cabin stewards, waiters in bars, coffee shops and dinning room too, food was first class and very varied shall be booking again.
Freedom Dining!!!!!P&O Cruises | Britannia
Britannia is a much improved ship apart from the Freedom Dining. When you have to wait up to 50 minutes to be seated there’s something wrong…. if when you are finally given a table from having your order taken it takes 1 hour and three quarters to compete your meal….. again not acceptable. Couples want to sit on a table for 2. We noticed while we were “waiting for food to be served” there were lot…
Not the big ones!Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar
Our last cruise, 2016, was to the French rivers with Fred Olsen’s Braemar and for people of our age (80 +) was a well thought out cruise with good overnight stops. This was our 29th cruise (and probably our last) . We have cruised with many lines but have found Fred Olsen to be more suitable for our taste over the big lines which we found to be some what overwhelming. Like other other Fred Olsen s…
Celebrity Reflection is a disappointment when compared with other Celebrity ships we've cruised onCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Reflection
This was our first cruise on Celebrity Reflection and we feel that it does not reflect as well on the cruise line when compared with all the other cruises we have made, and enjoyed, with Celebrity.
One thing we have never experienced on a cruise before was the constant accompaniment of a dog in a stroller-in the Luminae restaurant, in Michael’s Club, by the dance floor, wherever we went or were …
Britannia CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
Could not fault.
Canaries Cruise May 2017P&O Cruises | Britannia
Some recent reviews have emphasised the negatives on Britannia, we had an excellent experience and failed to understand moans about lifts etc. Yes its a large ship so takes time to get end to end- surely expected? The atrium lacks the glitz of other ships but then again coffee and shopping do not rate highly on my wish list. Staff and service exemplary and boarding and disembarkation smooth and we…
Oh Dear !!P&O Cruises | Britannia
Oh Dear – this was an experience that I wouldn’t like to repeat. Everything started superbly, parking at Southampton, relieved of luggage and the next time we saw the luggage was inside the cabin, superb. The cabin itself was very good, no complaints there and from there on in the cruise went downhill. Three full days at sea was hard to cope with especially as there was an unscheduled stop in Fran…
Beautiful ship, lovely staff.Royal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
Ship is as beautiful as ever. Staff in all areas are courteous and friendly. The Windjammer is always “jammed” full so my least liked area due to a few ignorant people who pushed in at the front of the queues. We mostly ate in the restaurant and the food was great. Loved the Viking Lounge. In all a lovely holiday.
Tax and the EUCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Have just returned from Hamburg on the Queen Elizabeth, we were told we had to pay an extra 20% tax on anything we bought on the ship and were not allowed to buy alcohol on board all because we were not leaving the EU, having been to Le Havre and Zeebrugge last November and we know we did not pay tax despite what Cunard say, Has anyone else come across this ?
How Bad Can A Cruise Get? Total Waste Of Money.P&O Cruises | Arcadia
Outer appearance of ship -dirty. Windows – Very dirty. FOOD in Meridian Restaurant Very Poor – Badly Cooked – Not well presented. Totally lacking in imagination.
Belvedere/buffet restaurant – good. Very good choice of food for breakfasts etc.
ENTERTAINMENT – POOR – except for 1 entertainer – Soprano accompanied by her pianist – Excellent.
Final Word – No More Cuises for us- what should have been a…
Excellent Cruise, One Of The Best We've HadP&O Cruises | Ventura
The ship was one of the biggest we’ve been on, however it was a friendly ship. Entertainment was excellent, with the strictly dance team and the dresses used in the strictly dance TV series. They all carried a photo of the celebritiy who had worn the outfit and what dance they performed with which professional dancer. The food was excellent from the formal evening dinners to the self service buffe…
DisorganisedP&O Cruises | Ventura
Most disorganised ship we have ever been on and will not go with P&O again. Some staff members were actually rude.
Could be betterP&O Cruises | Oriana
We have been on other P&O Cruises ships and this cruise was disappointing in comparison. The decor a little tired and a ship smaller than we are used to.
As previously food excellent and entertainment good quality, however we had service issues in 2 bars where we waited over 30 minutes for our drinks in a not busy time in the end had to leave drinks as the restaurant buzzed us.
Super valueP&O Cruises | Ventura
Thoroughly enjoyable cruise. Excellent value for money. Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise so for the first time ever the ship felt full. However service and quality not sacrificed because of this. Ship in some areas looking a bit tired e.g. carpets and bars. Not a big fan of the charges for internet, feel they are too high but easy to pick up free wifi in every port. However it is good to have a…
Western Med CruiseP&O Cruises | Arcadia
This was one of the best cruises we have had (no. 31). The weather was perfect, the trips we booked were excellent, particularly Sardinia. The food was also very good and to our taste.
Good but...P&O Cruises
Organisation was good at the start and end of the cruise, the compulsory life jacket talk was too dictatorial. Freedom dining was a lottery, if everyone has it, and it appeared on this cruise they did, then it becomes just that, a lottery.
Third cruise with P&O, second to the fjords, noticeable is the penny pinching going on.
Wifi pricing is exorbitant. Top tip – take a mifi unit with you and purc…
A Disappointing CruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
Had this been our first cruise it would have been our last. The ship is old and tired. Our biggest disappointment was the food – it was not up to the normal P&O standard. The entertainment was poor. The country (Norway) was beautiful and worth a visit and P&O’s staff were excellent.
Guernsey ZebruggeP&O Cruises | Oriana
The cruise was what we expected and the cabin was superb. The food was a little ordinary and not always very good. Freedom dining worked well and we able to eat when we wanted to. The excursions were good and enabled us to see what we wished. Only problem for us was the miles of walking, at least that was what it felt like, to get on and off the ship at Southampton, particularly when disembarking …
Crown PrincessPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
A first class experience which we thoroughly enjoyed
Celebrity Constellation Rome to Barcelona May 2017Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
We have sailed many times with Celebrity but I have to say this was far from the best experience we have had. The ship is showing its age and looks very tired in parts – indeed it was going straight into dry dock after our cruise and not before time! There was a distinct lack of ‘buzz’ at times, especially in the evenings which we always regarded as a Celebrity strong point in the past. Food and …
Spain and PortugalP&O Cruises | Aurora
Marvellous as ever from Bolsover Cruise Club! This cruise was wonderful! The itinerary was great, the ship is fab, the crew quite lovely! I have done a few cruises now ( with P & O, Princess and Cunard), I would like to highly recommend this ship!
May 5 - May 12 2017Viking Cruises | Viking Kadlin
This was a 1st class cruise in every aspect. We were impressed at every level. The ship was great, the staff were spot on, the tours were well thought out and well run. Bolsover Cruise Club did a great job in finding this for us.
DisappointedP&O Cruises | Oriana
Itinerary changed 2 days before sailing, 2 ports missed (one due to high winds, not much you could do about that), 2 nights in Civitavecchia not a good port for 2 nights, 2 nights in Salerno very commercial and dirty. Due to repairs to ship this after not long been in for refit this made the 19 day cruise into a 14 day cruise. Was it value for money ?
Aurora R703, 29 Apr-10 May 2017P&O Cruises | Aurora
We cruised on Aurora when she was new in 2000 and since then on bigger and more modern ships. The balcony cabin was outdated with heavy wooden wardrobe doors with limited access and there was a smelly plastic curtain in the bath/shower. The public rooms were still very smart and the theatre shows were very enjoyable albeit on a smaller stage than the newer ships. The food in the dining room was go…
DisappointingP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Disastrous cruise. Food was terrible both in the buffet and in the restaurant. The staff appeared disinterested. Hygiene was a little lax. The ship smelled of sewage constantly in the midships area. Larger area for ballroom dancing required. Pool area had a thick brown discharge running across it and there were areas of water being mopped up constantly. Ports were all very samey except Ponta del G…
11 Days of PleasureP&O Cruises | Aurora
Loved the cruise. The stops were good and the weather mostly kind. The 4 sea days were no problem as there was plenty to do on the ship. We used the gym in our efforts to combat the calorie intake that is normal with cruise dining! The food was at all times good but not outstanding. However, the service and presentation of meals in the restaurant was always to 5 star standards. The entertainment o…
Another Good CruiseP&O Cruises | Aurora
Another brilliant cruise with P&O Cruises.
Fabulous CruiseP&O Cruises | Aurora
P&O Cruises are so reliable and always operate in a good, well organised and straight forward manner. The ship was clean and well presented, the entertainment first class, the restaurant food was a bit repetitive but the buffet was excellent.
Loved AuroraP&O Cruises | Aurora
Getting to Southampton by Eavesway and checking in was a breeze! We were off the coach and on the ship,in our cabin within 20 minutes! We really enjoyed this cruise, visiting Portugal and Spain. We had a rocky first day, a bit of rain in Gibraltar but the rest of the time the weather was ok. The food was some of the best we have ever had on a ship, we were in the Alexandria restaurant; our waiters…
Disappointing AuroraP&O Cruises | Aurora
All I can say this cruise on Aurora was fair, from the booking in system which changes every time, then having to go through third degree to say what Peninsular grade you in as P& O still don’t put it on the E tickets. On to disembarkation, why put wheelchair assisted passengers to meet on deck 8, then trying to get a lift when called is impossible as every is full with others trying to get off. T…
Overall 3*Princess Cruises | Crown Princess
Since last going on a Princess Cruises the standard had dropped considerably in all areas including food, entertainment and bar areas. There were definitely signs of cut backs. Very disappointed compared to other cruises we have been on such as P&O Cruises and Cunard.
Western Europe cruisePrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
My wife and I enjoyed the cruise. However we thought the prices of drinks were exorbitant and to make matters worse there was a 15% service charge. Our main bone of contention, which may seem trivial, was that there was no kettle in the stateroom to make a cup of tea. I accept there was free room service but no matter who or how often you told them to put the tea bag in the pot and pour on hot wat…
Crown PrincessPrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Crown Princess is in need of a refit,the food on board was good and the entertainment was good. Since Carnival have taken over you can see the standard has slipped from what we used to have, it seems to me that Carnival have made drastic cuts to staff, service and many of the small perks you used to have, it has not deterred us as we have paid a future cruise deposit.
Two week Mediterranean cruisePrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
Exceptional staff- always polite, friendly & most helpful. Standard of cuisine, excellent & first class entertainment. A well organised ship with a superb captain at the helm.
Norwegian fjordsP&O Cruises | Britannia
Recently returned from Norwegian Fjords cruise on Brittania. We were so lucky with the weather yet there was still so much snow left to see stunning scenery. Could not fault the ship in anyway. Staff and service were excellent. As always boarding and embarkation were very well organised and stress free.
Med cruisePrincess Cruises | Crown Princess
First and last time on Princess. Check in great unfortunately stateroom had not been cleaned. Previous occupants underwear and clothes still in drawers, dust everywhere. First evening dropped article on floor only to find previous occupants medication under bed. Ended up cleaning our room ourselves, not the start to holiday we expected.
General cleanliness not good especially toilets
Run out of…
Brilliant Britannia HolidayP&O Cruises | Britannia
Our second cruise on Britannia, certainly the right choice, we have had 13 days sailing around the Western Med, enjoying good food, excellent guest speakers,( Prof. Brian J. Ford gave four talks and he was excellent) enjoyable evening entertainment, and special food tastings. P & O seemed to have thought of everything to keep their passengers happy. Really appreciated having a balcony, we were u…
First cruise with OceaniaOceania Cruises | Marina
The Marina really is a beautiful ship. I love the size as its not to large and impersonal. You cannot fault the service of the staff, they’re always on hand and are very professional, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The food is amazing and anything you want can be arranged. We were told by our agent to pre book the speciality dining rooms (avail at no extra charge) on line beforehand and…
magic tripCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Our 50th wedding annniversary celebrated in style on Q.E. Everything is so special on this ship. Brittannia Club Restaurant is magnificent. We were really spoilt from entering our cabin with champagne and flowers to the day we disembarked. Would really recommend Cunard for any special occasion!!
Excellent CruiseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Equinox
This was our third time on this ship and probably sixth time on Celebrity. We really love Aqua Class, mainly because of the restaurant Blu. The food is superb but possibly the best feature there is the staff, their smiles are genuine and they are so anxious to please.
The ship is good with lots of facilities – but if anything lets them down I think it is the standard of the shows. The outside e…
No pazzazHolland America Line | MS Veendam
Not an itinerary I could recommend until we got to New York . I wondered why we were in some of the ports. I could not give lower stars on the questions asked. But they do not get to atmosphere , ambience . Mechanically it was a well oiled performance lacking any pazzaz
It was disconcerting that the majority of people we met had free drinks packages and tips paid , the ones on our dinner table had…
Southampton>Genoa 05/10/16MSC Cruises | MSC Splendida
Generally satisfied with cruise.
One criticism concerns the organisation particularly with regard to final disembarkation. This was amateurish with no noticeable notion of managing people flow in an orderly fashion (eg one-way system, in-door, out-door could all have been employed to improve the passenger experience). The disembarkation schedule was running 55 minutes late, so there was a risk of…
A splendid escape on SPLENDIDAMSC Cruises | MSC Splendida
After 3 memorable experiences on MSC??s ships was not at all a surprise that I decided to comeback. This time I was cheating on my first MSC love ??Preziosa? and choose, for a 9 day trip, her sister ship ??Splendida?
MSC introduced the luxurious Yacht Club — where passengers have their separate section of the ship, including a lounge, pool and restaurant — on Fantasia, when it debuted in 2…
MrsRoyal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
I was rather disappointed with this trip. The ship whilst modern, large and clean had totally inadequate facilities for the number of passengers. As someone on a restricted medical diet (gluten free) the choice of food in Windjammer and the coffee shop was very poor. On asking what was available it became apparent that there were gluten free options but these were always in the kitchens and had to…
Enjoyable but lacks the wow factor!P&O Cruises | Arcadia
This was our first cruise on Arcadia though we have been on many other P and O ships.We had a suite which was very comfortable.Unfortunately after a few days into our 17 day cruise,our butler injured his foot and we ended up having two different butlers who were obviously stressed out managing their own suites as well as ours and many more!Canapes were repetitive and not very appetising.Got the im…
Cruise on the AzoraP&O Cruises | Azura
Having Cruised on several ships in the past we did Cruise on the P&O Azura in 2010 and enjoyed it very much.
Again we have Cruised with several companies and decided to try the Azora again this year.
We had 14 nights on the 7th of October on Australia Deck with a balcony to the Canaries.
All the ports of call was lovely with beautiful weather.
The ship was lovely with plenty to do at sea days.
October 16 in the MedP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Fantastic Holiday from the Security desk to the dockside on return. The adapted room was great and the staff were wonderful all around the ship all day. My Husband had a scooter on board and the staff could not have been any more helpful in helping us to get off at all ports except one. Just wish more disabled access buses were available for tours like the one in Barcelona but not P & O’s fault…
cruise October 2016P&O Cruises | Arcadia
Again on Arcadia, a lovely ship. The staff were amazing once again but the ship did show some signs of tiredness in places.
Overall a wonderful cruise and the new port of Ceuta was great .Photo attached of Arcadia at Ceuta
Third Cruise with CunardCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Most enjoyable from start with organised easy check in at Heathrow. Superb menus and very good quality food in the Brittania restaurant and in The Lido buffet. Hygiene reminders good although we did observe some people not using the gel. Stateroom was a good size, very comfortable beds and so many luxurious pillows. Good shows in the theatre and a sense of occasion in the evening with the majori…
FeedbackRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
My wife and I enjoyed the cruise though the ports are not brilliant except perhaps Bilbau. However we are disappointed to note:
1) Smoking is allowed inside Casino in a limited area. Yet it is not uncomfortable to walk through the casino let alone whether we cal play games. Also it is not advisable due to fire risk.
2) During Formal days guests were allowed to wear trousers and short sleeve…
Don't KnowRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
Waiters in all restaurants were fantastic. Our room attendant was also fantastic – he always seemed to be smiling, so always brightened our day. Our waiter (6pm formal seating) kept telling us there was a survey to fill in, but I can’t find it anywhere? We wanted to fill it in and give him 10/10! Excellent food as well
Kids club not very good. My children were 6 and 11. 11 year old went twic…
Great CruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
Great cruise no problems at all
DisappointingP&O Cruises | Britannia
A cruise aboard Britannia for three of us. Ship was beautiful but like a floating Butlins. Our cabin was lovely as was the steward, Floyd, in fact he was the best thing about Britannia. The food was horrible, the best meal was fish and chips a week in. Most of the food seemed to be out of a packet or a tin. What wasn’t eaten on the day was regurgitated in some form, usually a curry, the next …
Azura Canary Island cruise October 2016P&O Cruises | Azura
Tried this cruise as we had never visited the Canary Islands before. I have to say that the only thing the islands have going for them is the weather (which was perfect from start to finish) apart from that there is nothing much to see or do, so we found ourselves aimlessly wandering around the ports before returning to the ship after an hour or so.
The Azura itself is a nice ship with plenty of t…
Lovely ship...but.P&O Cruises | Britannia
Having booked the cruise to the Med almost twelve months prior to departure it was disappointing to receive an email less than a week before departure informing passengers that the Lido pool would be closed for maintenance for the duration of the cruise. I can understand essential maintenance being carried out, but planned maintenencce by its very title must have been known about and should have b…
mrP&O Cruises | Britannia
will not be going on there again disable pool out of action ,nobody could work the lift for the other pool,everybody on that ship was not happy ,total waste of money
Go viralP&O Cruises | Oceana
this was the worst cruise we’ve ever been on with P O 2ndweek we had Noro Virus bug I may add we didn’t get it we were neurotic in cleaning hands not going in lifts not using banisters not opening doors.As a diabetic I always look forward to meals they create for me but they were awful I ended up stopping diabetic food and choosingthe meals my self wasn’t impressed with the chef on board this shi…
Cruise to QuebecCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
Very disappointed with suite. Bathroom left a lot to be desired crack in wash basin and bath. Plug not connected, small item but with other two worth a mention. Bathroom was kept very clean by Joe and no complaints there. Dining room crew were also excellent. Would not consider princess suite again if they are all the same, either Queens or BB.
Best Cuise & Best ShipCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
We`ve enjoyed all our previous cruises, but this one was just exceptional.
Our balcony cabin was delightful, the service very good. Dining arrangements were perfect with many options to choose from. The food was quite simply outstanding, and served with professionalism and style. Great choice of bars with excellent service.
Could n`t fault a thing, and we are now confirmed fans of Celebrity Cruise…
Cruise to BrugeeP&O Cruises | Azura
The arrangements that were made by Bolsover were excellent, well done to everybody.
The breakfast arrangements on the Sunday morning were terrible This is not Bolsovers fault
I has written to P & O Cruises about my concern We travel with them regularly, and it it very rarely, that i have the slightest problem.
so i am not a habitual complainer.
Apart from the breakfast problem on the Sunday mor…
Excellent Navigator CruiseRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
We’ve just returned from a seven night cruise to Northern Spain on N.o.t.Seas made possible for us due to an unbelievably good special offer from Bolsover (Many thanks, Bolsover, keep ’em coming ! ). It was our first RCI cruise ( we’ve only ever cruised with P&O ) and we were bowled over by it. A wonderful experience for us all (Two adults, two children sharing a four berth cabin on deck 6) from s…
October 9th 12 nightsP&O Cruises | Britannia
Was bowled over & so excited to see the ship , however our cabin steward was so rude , I reported him 3 times , nothing was done , he told me he was to busy to get body lotion or shower cap & told me to call reception, when asked for milk or tea, he said you will have to wait till evening when I do the night time turn bed down as had run out & only fills at night , he moaned because we used a glas…
WonderfulP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Loved sailing into New York so exciting all other ports were great Boston lovely. We had a wonderful holiday crossing the Atlantic an experience in it self. Staff wonderful and t :-/ e food excellent. Only issue was with the excursions and main l y rude excursions staff that truly needs sorting out. Love Arcadia a lovely mid size ship. Now looking t o book a world cruise
Canaries/Western MedP&O Cruises | Ventura
Just returned from a cruise to the Canaries followed by Western Med, We have been on the Ventura before and will probably go again. The ship suits us in most respects although there are one or two niggles. We have found all the staff to be excellent. Our treatment of them is reflected in their treatment of us. We had freedom dining at lunchtime and Club Dining (2nd sitting) in the Bay Tree Restaur…
Ventura - our last P & O CruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
What has happened at P & O? .
We were given a check in time of 3PM and got on board about 30 minutes later ( despite being long established cruisers) cases arrived and then we were told to attend safety drill – no time for something to eat/drink.
Cabin was not cleaned properly, carpet was tatty and stained we were told that stewards now have to clean 18 cabins instead of the 12 each previously. S…
Disappointed with cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Having been on Ventura & Azura on several occasions we found the quality of a good proportion of the clientele had dropped, is this because of the TV advertising attracting more people ? A further point was the number of wheelchairs, couldn’t move for them, no disrespect but could they not have a ship which catered for wheelchair users. Babies / young children were in the dining room which did not…
StandardsP&O Cruises | Britannia
Super ship, Super service. However if we had wanted to go to Butlins we would have gone to Minehead!. P&O have let the standards drop, far to noisy, we are not deaf [ both in the theatre and on deck] P&O are upsetting their core customers. Food not up to the usual standard. Lifts not fit for purpose.
P & O Standards are fallingP&O Cruises | Oceana
We have just returned from a cruise in the Adriatic, Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas [ MED]. The ports we visited were varied and interesting. The ship, the staff and the entertainment were very good, but oh! the food at dinner in the Ligurian Restaurant.
On 2 occasions I ordered sirloin steak medium to well done. On both occasions I sent it back as you could have soled your shoes with it.
It was ha…
Cold viewing.P&O Cruises | Britannia
The overall of the holiday was quiet good. But the theatre was a joke,only four spaces each side for wheelchairs and companions.Also very cold,everybody complaining,even to the point people leaving the arena before the show. Not as clean as they used to be.The staff were exelent,nothing was to much trouble for them. Would not go on Britannia again.But this has not put off P.O. cruises.
9 Nights Mediterranean. Naples, Greek isles & TurkeyRoyal Caribbean International | Jewel of the Seas
First time on Royal Caribbean. Would we cruise with them again, YES! This was our 8th cruise and was really pretty good.
Nice ship, smooth, lovely balcony room, no noise. Fantastic value for money. Though smaller than some RCI ships, at 2400 passengers, this was about right for us. Very efficient embarkation and dis-embarkation in Rome, with no problems. Fantastic mix of passengers on board & …
Britannia - Canary and Madeira Cruise 27/9/16P&O Cruises | Britannia
We booked this cruise quite late, we had heard good and bad about this ship. We were pleasantly surprised. Our cabin was on G deck at the back, unfortunately above the live lounge. The draw back from that was when the disco was on late at night the bass in the music was loud, on one occasion the bed seemed to be jumping. I have left a comment on the ships review at the end of the holiday- saying t…
Azura 18th September 2016P&O Cruises | Azura
A very friendly ship, excellent staff and a wonderful captain, but certainly dated, cleanliness a big issue, food not up to normal P&O standard, I was ill and I’m a vegetarian…..!!!!. Lots of the little touches missing, but could that be because we went on Britannia last year…..? Having been on the Ventura, we presumed its sister ship would be as good, so disappointed.
Mediterranean Cruise on Queen ElizabethCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
I have recently taken a cruise on Cunard after many as a platinum passenger. I was so disappointed! It has been pared down to a point where after many years I do not want to take another cruise with them. The cabin steward was good as generally most of the staff but not as many and it showed in the Lido where dirty crockery was left on the tables. They have done away with the trays so people were …
5 StarCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Silhouette
Just returned from Med cruise including Israel . The ship was excellent and had a concierge balcony cabin on deck 10. We had been to all ports apart from 2 in Israel. We took a private tour for the 3 days and although long we excellent. We bought a 4 meal deal on the specialist restaurants and they were fantastic. Qsine was our favourite but just a tip do not pick too many choices from menu as by …
Wonderful cruiseRegent Seven Seas Cruises | Seven Seas Voyager
First cruise with this company and we had a wonderful time. The crew were very attentive and friendly, the food and drink first class and the on shore excursions well organised with great guides. We are now looking at other destinations!
Poor first dayP&O Cruises | Azura
The cruise got off to a bad start when no arrangements had been made for guests who had just arrived to find anything to eat. When we all asked we were told lunch had ended and tea would start later. The only food we found was a truly awful hot dog. I am surprised that P & O didn’t realise how many guests were arriving and that they might want to eat.
Would not travel on Azura again as the food a…
Super Ship -- Super Crew -- Character CaptainP&O Cruises | Aurora
Our first time on this mid – sized ship, and we enjoyed it the most having sailed on all the other P&O ships.
All the others have been very good, but Aurora was classic and appealed to us, a really nice cabin ideally situated for our requirements.
Our Cabin Steward, a female ( only the second one in numerous cruises ) was excellent, apart from being very efficient there was always a Big Smile and…
P&O get it right them get it wrongP&O Cruises | Arcadia
P&O got it absolutely spot on when we arrived in New York. Immigration and disembarkation was smooth and well organised. We were well informed by staff and it was a pleasant experience. However disembarkation in Quebec was an absolute shambles. Only one gangplank was available for use although port staff had attempted to position another. The angle achieved was dangerous and even professional moun…
Excellent CruiseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Reflection
Just returned from 12 day cruise from Rome around the Greek islands and Turkey on Celebrity Reflection. This really was a super trip – the ship was relatively new and modern with really nice cabins ( we chose a balcony stateroom on Deck 7) and the service throughout was excellent. The meals in both the main dining room and the buffet dining room were of the highest standard with a good choice. All…
Good timeP&O Cruises | Arcadia
We thoroughly enjoyed NY (our favourite), Boston and Quebec. The little inbetween ports: Newport, Portland, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney were interesting but not rivetting. The Atlantic crossing, there and back, was challenging but fun.
Arcadia and it’s crew and staff were as good as ever – we have no complaints whatsoever. The evening entertainment was OK only.
One passenger complained to us abo…
Anytime DiningPrincess Cruises | Caribbean Princess
My wife and I have recently returned from a cruise on the Caribbean Princess from New York to Quebec and, when booking, asked for Anytime Dining. I appreciate that between about 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm is a busy time for restaurants but ,on this cruise, the Anytime Dining option simply did not work. On the first occasion when we went to the restaurant at about 6.30 pm there were two long queues at the…
Best all round Cruisw everPrincess Cruises | Diamond Princess
If you want a fun cruise take Princess around Japan, the Diamond Princess must have been 60% Japanese passengers, polite joined in every thing and good fun.
Activities in every corner Cruise Director and his Japanese side kick were great and never in your face like most Cruise Directors.
Best ship we have ever been on
We did our own travel to Tokyo that keeps the class of travel up and the price d…
Our recent cruisePrincess Cruises | Pacific Princess
Despite being very good in personnel based service, the enjoyment of our cruise was somewhat marred by an obvious desire by the company to make the most of onboard sales. Excursions were too expensive for us to use, wine quality was poor compared to other cruise lines and the cost far higher than expected- even water was $5 per bottle. Taking bottles on board was strictly forbidden. We have travel…
Fantastic cruise ship, butRegent Seven Seas Cruises | Seven Seas Explorer
This was our first cruise with Regent and we were impressed with the ship, the staff, the cabin and the food. It was clearly the best cruise line we have been on but at ?1,000 per day for a Concierge Suite it should be. The pre cruise overnight stop in Venice was not particularly well organised, partly due to us not being kept informed by the Italian staff and the hotel room was clearly the chea…
The most luxurious cruise ship. Ever builtRegent Seven Seas Cruises | Seven Seas Explorer
This ship lives up to its reputation. It entered service earlier this year . The only fault we could find was in the signage for it’s main restaurant Compass Rose which was described as being in the aft part of the ship but omitted to say that access could only be gained from the forward lifts and stairways.
We really could not find any other fault with this ship. The service was flawless in every…
Emerald Princess - Our First Ever Cruise......Princess Cruises | Emerald Princess
The September cruise to the Canaries from Southampton was our first ever cruise and in addition, this was the first time we had ever gone away with friends. Although we thoroughly researched and considered this significant change of holiday style, naturally we just did not know exactly what we were about to experience.
In a nut shell….. It was an absolutely fantastic experience on all counts. Alt…
my holidayRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
We found the ship was very nice but the entertainment was not as good as we expected also my grandaughter found a live grub in her lettuce which put us of eating salads which we love,so I dont think we will be going on the Navigator of the seas again.We enjoyed the places we visited but found it a bit expensive paying for the Shuttle Buses
Oriana 7night bay of bid cay cruiseP&O Cruises | Oriana
Cruise experience was ok but once again serious outbreak of nurovirus for nearly half the cruise, which took away some of the enjoyment, in saying this it was dealt with in a very professional manner ( suppose by now they really know how to handle this). We did notice how the dress code has dropped dramatically. Felt overdressed in smart casual. My wife being vegetarian had same problem as always,…
Azura18 /09 /16P&O Cruises | Azura
Lovely cruise perfect weather but Azura is not good if you like dancing the floor is too small in the atrium ,in spite of that we had two very good dance instructors who went out of their way to make the evenings really enjoyable and put on excellent demonstrations . We didn’t need two days in Barcelona and could have had longer in Gibraltar.Overall a very good smooth trip
1st time cruise...Royal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
Overall the 1st cruise for us was fantastic.. Good points were ….. The ship was immaculate…. The service was impeccable…. The food was excellent. Cabin superb. The staff on board were brilliant.
The holiday got off to a difficult start with toilet not working 4 days out of the 1st 6 days at sea….we wanted to move rooms but they said it was not possible. They offered us a bottle of wine as compensa…
Fantastic norway cruise on BalmoralFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
the parking and check in at Newcastle port was very efficient. We were directed to the carpark at the port, the porters took our luggage and we then walked the short distance to the terminal building. The check in was very well organised. priority check in was offered for decks 8,9 and 10 with self-service check in offered for all other passengers. We had booked a premier suite. The cabin was v…
Sep-16Royal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
Not enough staff , especially on the decks during the day. Some members of staff not very helpful , when cabin not cleaned one day a complaint was a waste of time, the room was left until the steward attended that evening. Exorbitant prices for drink on board ship, never been into a restuerant on an evening with the majority of people drinking wine. Alcohol purchased at port visits taken from you …
Oceana 14 nights MediterraneanP&O Cruises | Oceana
The ship looked great as we arrived in Genoa in the sunshine. The ship was clean and tidy on deck and the staff were busy getting it ready for the new passengers. There was a barbecue on deck and music it was a great atmosphere. The deckchairs were waiting for us!!
The embarkation process was very straightforward and we got on the ship with no queues or fuss. We got on the ship at 11am. we took a …
First Mediterranean CruiseRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
We ( two 69 year olds ) did a 13 night cruise from Southampton in Sept 2016
The ship is very big with lots to explore. We had a balcony stateroom 8602 on deck 8. The stateroom was very spacious, lots of storage and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony.
The dining was excellent both in the dining room and self service restaurant.
The staff were excellent, especially Maureen our state room attendant, a…
Smaller shipsCunard Line | Queen Victoria
We sailed on Queen Victoria for the first time after 25 years cruising. We ienjoyed everyday. The itinerary was excellent and we were informed daily by Commador Ryder of any changes or developments. ALL the staff were efficient and courteous and ALL contributed to the success of the cruise We enjoyed the smaller ship as it was easier to get around and more compact but was as well equip…
First Azamara cruiseAzamara Club Cruises | Azamara Journey
This was our first cruise with Azamara, usually we go with Celebrity. The staff were excellent and couldn’t have been more helpful. We liked the smaller feel of the ship which meant less ques at the restaurants and getting on and off the ship. The azamazing eventing was very enjoyable and beautifully organised and executed. The almost all inclusive aspect of the cruise was excellent.
Canaries with CunardCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Previous cruises have always been taken with P & O who in the past have been excellent but regrettably, due to cutbacks, are sliding backwards, thus a change to Cunard, who whilst claiming to be a premier brand do not, unfortunately live up to their past reputation . The ship itself is very spacious & comfortable with plenty of seating areas, inside & outside.It is clean and very Art Decor with pl…
friendly VenturaP&O Cruises | Ventura
Lovely cruise, everyone was friendly and efficient and helpful. Reception rang to wish me happy birthday, the cabin steward was excellent and the waiters and waitresses were lovely. Best cruise we have had for a while. And disembarkation was very efficient, no waiting we came straight off.
EntertainmentP&O Cruises | Ventura
Cruised with P&O now for the last 10 years visiting the Mediterranean & Caribbean onboard Azura, Ventura & Oceana why is it in all this time we are still seeing the same shows by the Headlners Theatre Company. Only went to 1 show on the last cruise.
Superb comfortCunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
Having just returned from a 15 day cruise to the Canaries, and our first cruise with Cunard, it get all 5 stars from us, everything about the cruise was wonderful, the food, service, staff, entertainment, general feel was relaxed and comfortable.
The daily reports from the Bridge mainly from the Captain kept us well informed.
The only negative thing was the Cunard fare says including “shuttle bus”…
Our first fly cruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
This was our first fly cruise, and it certainly won’t be our last. We were very impressed with the efficiency of getting us and our cases to and from the boat. A logistical nightmare, well executed. We have not cruised on the Oceana before, but the ship was of the high standard expected from P and O. Cabin, cleanliness, food, service, trips, delightful staff…everything was excellent. The only crit…
Cruise recommendedCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
An excellent 1st time Cruise on the Celebrity Constellation. All staff gave an excellent service. Would certainly recommend this. Cruise ship.
Britannia ItineraryP&O Cruises | Britannia
Just got back from a short trip on Britannia.
Couldn’t really fault the ship, the staff or the food.
Guernsey was meant to be the last port of call before returning home, but once again we couldn’t go ashore (by tender) because the sea was too rough. I understand all about safety considerations and I know the captain made the right decision BUT apparently this is a fairly regular occurrence – a co…
Thank youPrincess Cruises | Emerald Princess
I would like to thank Bolsover for the lovely gift of a bottle of champagne. It gave us the perfect start to our holiday. My first impression of Emerald Princess was that it lacked the elegance of Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth. This feeling was confirmed throughout the holiday, for example plastic plates in The Horizon Court. My husband also missed having a sommelier in the main restaurant…
Our cruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
Bolsover club were excellent at sorting things and any queries. First cruise. Looked at all cabins. Definitely would go for a mini suite in the future, for ultimate comfort and luxury. Having said that, it,s expensive , so would look out for offers on mini suites.
Many thanks to p and o crew and Bolsover Cruise club
Italy and CroatiaCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
My husband and I flew to Venice in June this year and had a wonderful cruise. The itinerary was great, sailing out of Venice was my dream sailaway – it’s certainly a wonderful way to see Venice from high up on the ship. We visited Slovenia, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Naples, Sicily, Ravenna, then back to Venice for two nights, leaving us plenty of time to explore this beautiful city on foot…
Mini , Mini CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
My family and l have just returned from a mini cruise on the Britannia to Bruges . The embarkation was smooth apart from a very bossy member of P and O staff that would have made a good sergeant major in the army. . Our cabin was spacious , plenty big enough for two and it was great to have a balcony . The decor was muted , with tea and coffee making facilities ( very important to me ) comfortab…
.........and another one bites the dust!P&O Cruises | Oriana
10th – 24th September 2016
Although Oriana has a ‘lovely feel’ to her she is now badly in need of her refit that according to P&O is happening in November 2016. Whilst on the subject of the refit my wife informs me the shops on board were very poor with very limited stock and hopefully that will be addressed in November. That for the ladies was a big problem but for us blokes it was…
Queen Mary 1945MSC Cruises | MSC Preziosa
As I was writing my first cruise was on THE Queen Mary as a 3 year old with my mother who was a War Bride. When we settled in Canada it was on Wolfe Island Nr. Kingston, Ontario.
My next encounter with ships was when my father and mother worked on the Kingston Ferry. This was originally one of the Woolwich Ferries. Dad was crew and Mum was cook. I was entertainment. Dad named me Deanna and thought…
Beautiful IcelandP&O Cruises | Azura
We boarded the Azura in June this year for a cruise to Belfast, the Scottish Islands and Iceland.. We booked late so cabin was allocated a few weeks before and our dinner sitting was allocated once on board. We were allocated second sitting which was a bit late and we would have preferred freedom dining but as we booked late we didn’t get to choose. We did ask if we could swop to first sitting and…
Amazing 8 DaysP&O Cruises | Britannia
The whole holiday experience from the arrival until we left was amazing.
Been previously with P&O on Venture, Oceana and Oriana.
Also this year been on the Carnival Vista.
Britannia was spot on.
Britannia & tender ports don't mixP&O Cruises | Britannia
Just returned from an 8 cruise on Britannia to La Rochelle, Lisbon, Vigo & Guernsey. Overall a lovely cruise, weather conditions excellent through the Bay of Biscay, but at Guernsey, being a tender port, the wavy sea prevented disembarkation.
This is the 2nd time that we have been unable to visit a tender port whilst on Britannia (first Monte Carlo in 2015), so I would be wary of booking Britannia…
Pity about Guernsey!P&O Cruises | Britannia
A lovely cruise around the Bay of Biscay calling at La Rochelle, Vigo and Lisbon. Wonderful ship, marvellous weather and great sea conditions spoilt only by yet again not being able to visit St.Peter Port in Guernsey due to dangerous tendering conditions. It is my fourth attempt with P&O to see this island – all unsuccessful due to bad tendering conditions. If it is that difficult to land the ship…
Britannia breeze.P&O Cruises | Britannia
We took an 8 day cruise with friends on Britannia to see what the ship was like. Had seen and heard so many differing opinions that we wanted to see for ourselves. Each of us have cruised with P&O on quite a few occasions so knew what to expect from a P&O cruise experience.
It started with boarding which was a breeze. Bearing in mind 3000 people joining the staff handled everything with their norm…
First Time with RCIRoyal Caribbean International | Vision of the Seas
Really enjoyed the friendly nature on board this ship which had it’s positive effect on the passengers. We loved the crew and their attention to detail. The layout of the ship was easy to negotiate and the deck-plans were well situated along with the interactive boards.
Other pluses for us:- sliding doors onto the decks; towel station on the pool deck which prevented the lazy passengers from leavi…
MSC Preziosa Mediterranean DelightsMSC Cruises | MSC Preziosa
We boarded MSC Preziosa in Genoa, although with MSC you can board at any of their ports of call, Genoa is the main port for this cruise. We had spent the previous day in Genoa just wandering around enjoying the beautiful buildings and the marina. We left our B&B Domitilla and walked the 7 minutes to the cruise terminal. As we were in the Yacht Club, check in was smooth and quick and we were quickl…
Azores,Madiera,The Canary Islands, PortugalP&O Cruises | Oriana
This was the 5th Classical Music cruise my friend and I had taken and it was the best yet, the Headlines were very good too. I have no hesitation in awarding it 5 Stars all round. The waiters could not do enough for us and made sure we had all we needed.
It was abit choppy on the way to The Azores, but we coped and we were not ill, just abit unsure on our balance both being 80+. We have already …
pjcP&O Cruises | Oriana
Oriana is due for a “re-fresh” in November and needs it. Still a beautiful ship as opposed to the monster bulk carriers which dominate the cruise scene these days she is in need of some TLC. Uncomfortable seats in the theatre, tired cabin decor and generally a bit scruffy time will tell as to how much P & O are prepared to invest in her, we wait with bated breath. With their move to bigger and big…
Canaries and Azores cruise Sep 2016Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Our first cruise with Celebrity and have to say we really enjoyed it. Fantastic crew who were so friendly and helpful and lovely meals in the main restaurant. The cruise did involve quite a few sea days and on reflection I am not sure the Azores were worth it, would have preferred extra time in Madeira, but hey we knew the itinerary before booking. Our stateroom was nice, spotlessley clean, would …
A Memorable HolidayP&O Cruises | Ventura
We cruised to The Canaries on Ventura on the 26th June 2016 on a 12 day holiday. We had chosen The Canaries as this is where we honeymooned back in 1973, so the location obviously held many happy memories for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our return visit.
The Ventura is a clean, comfortable ship which is staffed by polite, attentive and caring staff. The ports of call – Vigo, Madiera, La Palma, …
MSC Divina a perfect holiday for the familyMSC Cruises | MSC Divina
MSC Cruise on the Divina August 2015
Length of cruise: 8 days
Initial thoughts about MSC cruises
I know that you may have heard from quite a few people that MSC are not the best cruise line and I must say I am guilty of being one of those people. I have been on the MSC Poesia years ago and my memories of that cruise were not that great, it was noisy, very busy, smoky and …
DisappointingP&O Cruises | Oceana
The Cruise ship was in need of renovation unfortunately this meant there was continual repair work going on – I only managed to walk around the promenade deck completely once as there was work going on and parts closed everyday. Also the days at sea or just onboard were disturbed by banging, painting and varnishining. The toilets on board were often out of order so one would go to another deck o…
VenturaP&O Cruises | Ventura
The sleek lines of the floating hotel appeard on the horizon. She was dressed overall and sparkling in the sunlight. We boarded her at Southampton, Ocean Terminal and the smiles were ever present. Cabins were ready and “top top” greeted by another smile from our cabin steward. Off we go, so much to do, so many places to see and have a taster of. Would we come back for a land based holiday, well …
Beware.. Problem with luggageP&O Cruises | Oceana
Have just returned from a one week cruise starting in Vence after flying in from Birmingham. My wife and I enjoyed it thoroughly but our first experience on arrival was very concerning. We were on the ship by 10.30 in the morning, but one of our suitcases did not arrive until after dinner at nearly 9pm in the evening.. After making several enqiries I was told that the case was held up by the port…
12 day Med.P&O Cruises | Ventura
We were on Deck C ..our balcony was a panel longer than the other balconies…nice and spacious.The cabin carpet looked tired and was frayed.Our shower was ‘snug’..difficult to pick up a fallen soap.The food was good with a wide and varied choice….staff were extremely polite,friendly and helpful.I have never seen so many wheelchairs on a cruise so they must,obviously,cater and care for everyones nee…
from russia with loveCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Equinox
what can I say truly an amazing cruise from the minute you board the ship to the moment you leave, your onto a shore thing on this ship. The cruise round the Baltic was truly awesome the staff couldn’t do enough for you. the food choice was out of this world you always find something nice to eat from the array of different restaurants. the cruise itself stops in some jaw dropping places from talli…
Singapore and the Far EastPrincess Cruises | Sapphire Princess
After travelling west for a number of years, we decided to do something a bit different and travel to Singapore. The far east is something I have always fancied but been a bit worried about food etc. and thought a cruise would be the best way to try it.
Prior to boarding the ship, we stayed a couple of nights in Singapore itself. Found this great as after such a long flight we were rather jet la…
Sepember sun with no shadeRoyal Caribbean International | Allure of the Seas
Spectacular ship. Has to be seen to be believed.
A few disappointments though. We booked a central park balcony cabin which we expected to be a lovely quiet spot overlooking the beautiful central park. It was beautiful but we couldn’t sit on the balcony due to music blaring out constantly from the pool deck above.
As we went in September it was very hot but there is hardly any shade on the whole …
Memorable holiday on Britannia!P&O Cruises | Britannia
We have returned from a wonderful 14 days cruise around the Med on Britannia. We were a family of 6, aged between 20 and 69.
The ship was amazing and beyond our expectations. We loved the layout especially the buffet area where it was always possible to find a table at lunchtime. We ate in the mdr in the evening and received excellent service. The shows in the theatre were good and we were always…
My opinionRoyal Caribbean International | Anthem of the Seas
This holiday,although it cost a lot of money was NOT to our taste at all.The ship was too big, possibly our fault we should have ascertained this before we booked, but not much choice.Too many people, the facilities were geared for teenagers & younger people.The choices of dining times were not good, we asked for a large table & ended up with two elderly ladies, who were lovely, but we do like to …
Another lovely cruiseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
This is our second time on the beautiful Celebrity Eclipse, which was just as good as the first time.
SPRENDING THE NEWS COMPETITION / MY JOURNEYP&O Cruises | Oceana
Just returned from a P & O cruise on the Oceana to celebrate my friends 60th birthday wonderfully organised by the Bolsover
Thanks to Bolsover we also received an upgrade, how amazing!
Without her knowing I requested a table of 8 to try to find her a husband. Husband hunting was forgotten as we cruised out of
magical Venice listening to opera.
Still no sign of husband material a…
Summer in IcelandP&O Cruises | Arcadia
This was our second cruise on Arcadia. A mid size ship that still has baths in the balcony rooms, which I do like. The cruise stopped at Belfast first. We went to the Titanic Quarter which is very interesting. THe next stop Stornoway. Unfortunately the weather was against us here and the tenders stopped leaving the ship around lunch time. We were already off and still had our trip. Reykjavik was n…
Transatlantic WeddingCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
We booked QM2 transatlantic return for our Wedding Venue to travel in May 2016.
Two months prior to travelling in May I was diagnosed with a Spinal Tumour, and underwent a successful 6 hour operation, 4 weeks later my husband to be was diagnosed with a detached retina and operated on successfully within 24 hours. Thus we had to cancel the cruise and wedding plans. Cunard was brilliant and refunded…
Queen Elizabeth Q615Cunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary aboard the Queen Elizabeth.
Booking the cruise and registering went smoothly.
The view of the ship when we entered the docks was awe inspiring. Our amazement increased as a smartly dressed steward took
us to our cabin. It was apparent that no expense had been spared on fittings and decorations in the vessel.
The cabin, an ( inside standard ) was clean …
Wonderful holidayPrincess Cruises | Emerald Princess
We have just got back from a 14 day cruise. The ship was lovely, plenty of amenities, wonderful food and excellent staff. We had the first four days at sea and I was quite apprehensive, to be honest I love cruising but like to discover new places and see a bit more of the world. I need not have been anxious, there was plenty to do, loads of entertainment, plenty of sun beds, plenty of swimming poo…
Scottish Cruise on OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
This was, once again, an enjoyable cruise. The staff, as always, work like Trojans, and are always pleasant. The itinerary was very good. The places were what we expected. I have never been to the North of Scotland before so was curious to see it and give it a try.
However, I have to say that the ship is looking very ‘tired’ and in desperate need of a major overhaul, which I believe is due shortly…
Queen Elizabeth Q615Cunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
We celebrated our 60th anniversary on board the Queen Elizabeth
Booking the cruise and registering went smoothly
The view of the ship from the docks was awe inspiring.The amazement increased as a smartly dressed steward conducted us to our cabin. It was apparent that no expense had been spared on fittings and fixtures in this ship.
Our cabin, an inside standard.was clean comfortable and welcomin…
San Francisco to SydneyP&O Cruises | Aurora
Our second cruise on Aurora and seventh P & O cruise. We left San Francisco on a chilly January 25 and steamed toward Hawaii. Within two or three days the weather had warmed up and become tropical. Aurora is a very comfortable ship of perfect size…not too big, not too small. We never had a problem getting a seat in the theatre, unlike some larger ships…even Azura was difficult at times. The e…
BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
Once we had negotiated the 1hour 45 minute wait to get through embarkation,we were impressed with the Brittania. The decor and the stateroom we stayed in were impressive. Although we had a balcony cabin I discovered that we had one of the smallest bathroom. It was functional but definitely one person only. The food was varied and what you would expect in a 4star restaurant. We did pay extra to go…
First Cruise On VenturaP&O Cruises | Ventura
My wife and I took this cruise of six nights duration because it fell on the week of my Birthday and it seemed a pleasant way to celebrate the occasion. We are regular P&O customers as well as Princess and Cunard customers. We have done the big ships of Princess but not this big P&O ship. Built by the same shipyard of big Princess cruise ships and appearing almost identical we expected to find wha…
5th September 2016 Greek Islands and Croatia 12 nightsRoyal Caribbean International | Rhapsody of the Seas
A very enjoyable cruise, good weather and smooth seas on the whole. Our balcony junior suite was very spacious and well laid out. We had a water leak which wet our carpet and we had to tolerate a large blow dryer for a couple of days. We complained about this and an engineer found the problem and eventually we had a dry carpet and a sweeter smelling cabin. Then our sink tap wouldn’t turn off! Ag…
Not up to expectationCunard Line | Queen Victoria
We had a great holiday
However, when comparing this cruise with our previous 5 cruises we felt that Cunard did not come up to expectations. When booking a Cunard cruise we expected to step up a notch to the previous cruises with 3 other cruise lines, however, we felt that our experience was a notch lower.
The service apart from the evening restaurant was not of the same standard as perhaps Celebr…
Best for everything!Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
This was the first Celebrity Cruise ship we sailed on but hope it won’t be the last. Every staff member we had to encounter during our holiday helped in some way to make things that bit better for us. The service was outstanding in every way. Our cabin was great and always clean. The bathroom was a very adequate size with the best shower we’d experienced on a ship. The ship itself was beautiful…
Eastward Transatlantic Crossing 8th September 2016Cunard Line | Queen Mary 2
A wonderful cruise after four frenetic days sightseeing in New York, enhanced by a day at Halifax Nova Scotia Canada and visits to the Annapolis Valley and Grand Pre Vineyards and the Town of Wolfville for lunch.
Besides a slow embarkation check in, at Brooklyn docks New York, our time on board was most enjoyable with service and high standards expected on Cunard Cruises. There was plenty to do…
Beautiful Queen VictoriaCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Beautiful elegant ship. Delightful Art Deco style. Comfortable cabin ,excellent service. Enjoyed entertainment . Plenty of room everywhere , lots of seating. Air conditioning kept the ship to shivering point (needed sweaters and jackets in the card room!) .As many passengers only cruised for 7 days it was ‘ first week’ atmosphere both weeks. Our early dining table in the Britania restaurant excel…
Amsterdam to romeCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Silhouette
Went as two couples staying in Amsterdam for two days at start and three days in rome at the end. Boarded ship immediately after leaving our hotel next door. We were on the equinox last year which was pretty much the same ship. We got our cabins, sunset aft after 1 o’clock. We upgraded to premium drinks package. This suited the wives but was possibly a waste of money for us. We also bought a speci…
First Ever CruiseCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
Just experienced our first ever cruise. Following advice from lots of cruiser friends, we chose Cunard Queen Mary 2, four nights sailing from Southampton to Bruges and Guernsey. We chose a short cruise Incase we didn’t find our sea legs! And this ship, as she has the largest dance floor afloat, and Cunard are renowned for being the best? We should discover if these claims were true. After arri…
QUEEN ELIZABETH MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE - SEPTEMBER 2016Cunard Line | Queen Elizabeth
A very enjoyable and comfortable cruise on thee Queen Elizabeth – food well up standard
Italy and Greek IslesCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Reflection
Just returned from a wonderful cruise Italy and the Greek isles on the wonderful Celebrity Reflection ,ship was very comfortable and did not seem crowded the oceanview buffet for breakfast and lunch was very good plenty of choice always found a seat evenings we ate in the main restaurant , tours we chose Ephesus, Corinth Canal and Pompeii were brilliant , Shows in the evening good variety of enter…
Eastern medP&O Cruises | Azura
The only negative was the weather. We had 2 days of rain one of which was the day we were tendering into Zante, it was a violent storm which could not have been handled better by the captain and his staff.
We have never seen a captain as much as we saw the captain of the Azura, he walked around the ship every day accessible to both passengers and staff,
Entertainment., food etc was first class.
Cruising with a granchild!P&O Cruises | Ventura
We have just returned from a 6 day cruise to St Peter Port, Lar Rochelle and Bilbao on the Ventura, we decided to take our almost 5 years old granddaughter before she started school, we travelled up from Cornwall the night before and stayed at the Nova hotel which offer accommodation for a child, a very nice hotel and they issued the kids with activity packs, they also have a free swimming pool an…
Jez&SaraP&O Cruises | Azura
Thank you again to Bolsover Cruise Club for spending the time & Effort to look through so many cruise liners & Ships to find us an accessible cabin. We had the best time on our 17nts Cruise to the Greek islands. We would have never considered going so far for so long but we totally loved it. Looking forward to visiting again with our next dilemma. Accessible cabins for adults with children as I’v…
MSC SplendidaMSC Cruises | MSC Splendida
We have just returned from MSC Splendida Northern Europe 7-14 September 2016.
Having checked in very quickly we came to a halt on boarding from the gangway. There appeared to be only one gangway in use coping with passengers coming off and passengers getting on. We stood on the gangway for about 20 minutes.
On handing over our cruise card to security it was found we had the wrong cards! We were s…
Wonderful French river cruiseFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar
From the pre-boarding arrangements at Southampton to luggage reclaim at end of the cruise – everything went wonderfully well! Braemar is a delightful ship that’s suits our requirements perfectly and – as only Fred Olsen ships – attracts folks rather like ourselves. As ever, the crew were first-class in their friendly & attentive service. As always, the entertainment was very enjoyable with a wide …
Crystal for solos... Not reallyCrystal Cruises | Crystal Symphony
Ship is fine, cabins a bit smaller than other ships but the bathroom is larger than normal. Can’t fault the crew/staff who generally will be smiling and helpful. Food was superb. Embarkation on arrival plus going ashore for trips etc is really well organised.
Sadly, the entertainment is a bit lacking and (maybe because I was in a different place e wry day) there isn’t muchbgoingnonnin e daytime……
classic cruisingP&O Cruises | Aurora
The Aurora is a very comfortable mid size ship and very much the sister to the Oriana. Great curved stern which is no longer the style on more modern ships. Food is fine, not 5 star but standard acceptable with good size potions in dining room, however I dont think the menu choice is quite as long as once was. The Horizon buffet is probably the best we have had with very well designed seating area…
Another brilliant cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
Once again we enjoyed a fantastic cruise aboard Ventura, on which we’ve travelled several times. As always we were delighted with every aspect – the food was of it’s usual high quality, the service was second to none, the entertainment was varied and most enjoyable, in fact we can’t find a single fault. I particularly enjoyed joining the Choir, led by Daniel, one of the Headliners – who inspired…
Wonderful Cruise - Great Crew & ShipP&O Cruises | Ventura
12 night Canaries Cruise Southampton round trip.
Onboard for a 12 night family 70th birthday cruise. Ages ranged from 10 and 17 years old to 40 and 70. Absolutely fabulous time had by all. Weather, food and crew all fabulous. Ports interesting and easy to navigate.
Wonderful meals in Sindhu, MDR and Epicurean.
Kids Club fantastic as always – daughter did not want to leave.
SatisfiedP&O Cruises | Oriana
Hi folks. Just had an 8 day cruise round the British isles. excellent. the Oriana was friendly, professional and relaxing. The food and service was brilliant. Yes, it is ready for a lick of paint, but that didn,t detract from the classy feel of the ship. We also like this size of vessel too. (though hoping to try Britannia). We have found all P + O staff to be really efficient and affable. Wh…
Lovely ShipCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
The Eclipse is a beautiful ship. We were apprehensive after our first cruise with Celebrity ( The Century) but this was far superior. The cabins are comfortable although we would have preferred the sofa to be near the balcony rather than the bed. The ship has lots of facilities although you couldn’t get a seat in some of the bars. Entertainment was a bit disappointing and , on sea days th…
FantasticP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Our first cruise. Completely hooked on cruising. Couldn’t fault anything on the holiday. Staff everywhere were fantastic at all times. Food and service was top notch. Shows and entertainment great. Cabin always spotlessly clean and tidy.. I am completely overwhelmed
This is Absolutely the lifeP&O Cruises | Oceana
Waking up most mornings in a different city that you can explore to your delight or, dreamy days by the pool, cocktail in hand reading a book. This is absolutely the life for us. With a vast array of restaurants and bars offering an enticing choice of food and drinks to delight everyone’s tastebuds. Kids clubs to suit all ages, from Pirate hunts to magic shows for the younger members or simply chi…
Relaxing family timeSilversea | Silver Spirit
Date of 9 night cruise – 31August2016.
Have sailed with Silversea a few times, but this was only 2nd time as a family – mum, dad, 3 adult children.
We were treated by the staff we knew as friends who haven’t met for a long time, which was lovely. All knew about my allergies so advised me what I could not eat. Food was so much better this cruise than last – I am quite picky on how I want my meat co…
Taster WeekendP&O Cruises | Ventura
Just a great way to spend a weekend celebrating friends golden wedding, excellent value,.
FABULOUS HOLIDAYFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
MY HOLIDAY WAS THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD ALL THE CREW WERE SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL IN EVERY WAY AND THE SCENERY WAS SPECTACULAR
HolidayP&O Cruises | Aurora
Myself and friend had a lovely trip from 29th Aug. to 10th Sept.
The care from Southampton, speed and efficiency on boarding together with our luggage being at our Cabin Door was first class and really got us off to a good start.
We relaxed on the Balcony for sailing with a drink in our hands and unwound whilst we started to move slowly down the Solent.
First night – Table for 8 as requested – all…
Good Cruise BUTP&O Cruises | Ventura
We enjoyed the cruise, same standard as last year, no complaints about food/staff/destinations/accommodation.
Entertainment was reasonable but the acts felt a bit second class not that exciting, the ships group were great, very hard working and committed to make a good show.
The couple in Metropolis were as good as ever and we spent more time there after sampling the single acts.
We were on Canada…
Fantastic TripP&O Cruises | Ventura
Just returned from a 12 night trip on Ventura to Portugal and Spain. As it was our first cruise we didn’t know what to expect and having elderly parents with us we were a little nervous about it. The whole experience from start to finish was faultless and far exceeded all of our expectations. Everyone could do as much or as little as they wanted and the service we received was fantastic. We can’t …
Huge shipPrincess Cruises | Royal Princess
Stepping aboard Royal Princess was an easy process, slick and well excited, our luggage found it way to our cabin wishing 60 minutes after arrival. The layout of the ship is strange with no access to stairs in the centre of the ship, meaning you have to walk to either end every time you want to go up and down as i try to use the stairs to combat the food!!!. the cabin steward was a delight, and …
My First Cruise!P&O Cruises | Arcadia
I have never been on holiday before – even in the UK and I decided that this year I would treat myself and as I have limited mobility that a cruise would probably be the best way for me to proceed.
After visiting Bolsover Cruise Club in May I took the plunge – not literally of course, and booked to cruise the Norwegian Fjords the first week in September. As I planned to go alone I also took advant…
Next To The North PoleFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
Who would want to go to Svalbard in the High Arctic where in winter the sun never rises and in summer it never sets, and where the land mass is 60% glaciers and only 800 miles from the North Pole? Well we would! After consulting with Bolsover on different cruise lines sailing to Spitsbergen, and considering the quotations, we chose Fred Olsen Balmoral sailing out of Newcastle on 9th July – Newca…
NEW YORK PRIZE COMPETITIONCunard Line | Queen Mary 2
10 years ago we excitedly boarded the gorgeous QM2 at New York. Sharing our table and also our golden wedding anniversary was a couple from Texas.. Connie and Joe.Over the next 7 days our friendship developed rapidly and we realised we were pals for life. For 9 years emails were exchanged and then Connie announced that she and Joe were cruising New York to Hamburg stopping at Southampton and could…
VenturaP&O Cruises | Ventura
Had some reservations about booking on Ventura having cruised on a short break before on her. We booked Ventura again because of the destinations not the ship. However I can honestly say it was a brilliant holiday and would certainly use Ventura again. Maybe it is the difference in the two cruises, one being I guess a party type cruise and this a twelve night cruise. I would use Ventura again …
Excellent cruise experienceP&O Cruises | Oriana
Our recent Oriana cruise X615, 2 September was wonderful. The booking arrangements with Bolsover were efficient. The food and facilities were of a very good standard. We must mention our cabin steward, Mathew, who provided a first class service. We very much enjoyed the entertainment on board. Indeed, we have already booked again for another cruise on the Oriana.
The good ship OrianaP&O Cruises | Oriana
Once again a very enjoyable cruise on Oriana. Everyone was helpful and friendly and we were made to feel welcome. The embarkation was quick and cabin ready when we boarded at 1.15.
We had to have freedom dining as select dining was full, but it was still a good experience. My dietary requirements were dealt with efficiently and service was excellent.
Good choice of ports in this Around Britain c…
Very warm med cruise ?P&O Cruises | Ventura
The weather was beautiful sunshine all the way .We chose an extra large balcony cabin so glad we did fab size . We were next to our friends and our cabin Stuard left the adjoining door open which made it much easier for us saved us having to go from cabin to cabin . We were not so pleased with the entertainment on board as we were unable to have a seat in the Havanna club any night of our 12 night…
Aug-17Royal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
had a fab time on this ship,staff was amazing all of the time a credit to them all,food was faultless,the room was lovely, bed was so comfy cant wait to do another cruise
The food is still good but drinks prices extortionateRoyal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
Hi we have just returned from a 13 day med cruise from Southampton .We found the food to be very good with very hard working staff.The only thing that we were disappointed with was the 18% on top of drinks prices and then a further 10% when we were in Spanish waters a total of 28% ,a can of John smiths was 6.50 dollars but with both taxes added was 8.87 dollars that’s nearly 6 pounds a can for a 5…
Family cruiseP&O Cruises | Ventura
We booked the cruise for my husband’s birthday and travelled with our daughters, husbands and four grandchildren. This was their first cruise and our third with P & O. We have also cruised with Cunard, Princess & Celebrity. Although the cruise was booked for all 10 our check in time was later which was disappointing but we got to wave to them on the top deck whilst in the car which the grandchildr…
Fantastic!P&O Cruises | Ventura
We have just returned from our first ever cruise and we are so pleased we discussed everything with Bolsover Cruises prior to booking anything. We took our elderly parents with us who were very nervous about being away for quite a long time and with medical issues. We took advice about everything and it was just as explained and more so if that was possible?
We did a 12 day Med Cruise on the Ventu…
Sicily and Malta with Star FlyerStar Clippers | Star Flyer
This was our 4th cruise with Star Clippers. In some ways the least satisfactory,mainly because of timing. The cruise covered over
1100 miles in 12 days which was a lot of time at sea, leaving relatively little time to visit on shore when we docked. There were in addition several times when the ship lay at sea motionless for some hours, presumably waiting for harbour or anchorage times. This is I i…
Norway - FjordsRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
Great service on board the ship as usual.
The views in Norway are breathtaking and not to be missed. Which is just as well as there really isn’t anything else to do in any of the ports we went to…mainly due to the weather and the high cost of everything. (Norway is very expensive)!!!
The excursions through the ship are also expensive and we met people who had booked the same excursions independent…
Britannia Fjordds CruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
Just returned from 7 day Cruise on Britannia really big ship loved the Fjordds everyone should go there 1 day Britannia is a lovely ship does have its faults being No promenade deck this has been sacrificed to get more cabins, Lifts are to small and not enough, in the Buffett Restaurant there a Pillars sticking out which cause a lot of people getting blocked poor design, but taking those 3 things …
Go For ItP&O Cruises | Britannia
If you want a picturesque sightseeing holiday, this is one to do and of course the Britannia is a fab ship together with all it’s staff who clearly work extremely hard to keep it all working for those of us cruising.
Very disappointing experiencePrincess Cruises | Emerald Princess
As a regular cruise customer with the likes of P&O, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, etc. we were looking forward to our first cruise with Princess, on the Emerald Princess in the Western Mediterranean from 20th August to 3rd September. But what a disappointment…..
OK, the good points first. The ship was fairly clean, and the cabins well looked after if our steward Elvie was anything to go by. The food in…
DISSAPPOINTEDPrincess Cruises | Royal Princess
Ship big and lacks atmospher.
Food way below normal standard.-lacked variety-second week menu was a repeat of first week Also food was VERY salty. Mains would often arrive as a “congealed” mass/stuck to the plate.
Cabin (C326 ) is in need of a good spring clean.
Staff-50% were good/50% could not care less.
All in all NOT to be recommended.
2nd cruise on BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
We have just returned from a back to back cruise on Britannia . 1st week to Iberia 2nd week to the Norweigen Ffiods from August 20 th to Sept 3rd. Very disappointed with our 1st week . We won’t go again in school holidays . The second week was much better . During the first week we couldn’t use the hot tubs as they were full of youngsters . The general atmosphere was like a holiday camp !
Friendly and welcomingRoyal Caribbean International | Vision of the Seas
I was a bit dubious about Booking Vision as she is smaller and older than other ships that we have been on. We had a great time though with a lovely friendly feel. The food was better quality than previous RC cruises (not to say that it was bad before). Schooners had the excellent pianist throwing in loads of jokes between songs which we found very entertaining. The shows were lacking a bit but a…
Standards have slipped this yearCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Silhouette
We have just returned from our fifth cruise with Celebrity. This trip went to the Baltic. The ports were all interesting although Helsinki could not be visited due to bad weather.
This time Celebrity seemed to do little though except promote the hard sell all during the cruise. The push to visit a speciality restaurant was particularly unremitting; even when we were actually having dinner. We …
BritanniaP&O Cruises | Britannia
Just returned from a trip around the Norwegian Fiords on Britannia.
When you get on or off the ship you will see in large 6 feet high lettering P & O Cruses on each side of the ship.
The quality of the lettering needs a lot to be desired look at the bottom of the letters O and C in particular. This lack of attention to detail completely sums up MOST the ship??s crew and service.
No more need to b…
Happy CruisingCunard Line | Queen Victoria
Our first time with Cunard, having mostly cruised with P & O. Whilst we have enjoyed several cruises with P & O we have to say we are converted to Cunard. I do feel standards are dropping slightly, possibly with most cruise lines but we were certainly impressed with Cunard. The service was excellent in all areas and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend Cunard.
mrsP&O Cruises | Oriana
excursion organisation poor. Staff bellowing at elderly ladies to go “starboard!” when they were not aware of which direction that was. Staff in blue uniforms abrupt. delays of up to 20 minutes to reembark, standing on quay.
No hot meals available from room service despite the fact that staff were told I felt very tired and needed to rest. I appreciate this is not normally available on the Oriana …
Oceana 17th Aug 7 nightsP&O Cruises | Oceana
From start to finish the check in process was effortless. Upon arriving at Manchester airport we checked in and didn??t see our luggage again till it arrived in our cabin. When we landed in Venice there where transfer reps all over the airport making sure everyone was going in the right direction. We were loaded onto a coach and the transfer took around 20 mins before we were dropped off for the…
Honest pluses and minusesP&O Cruises | Ventura
Destinations( with exception of Gibraltar ), fantastic.
Food varied and plentiful
Embarkation and disembarkation smooth
No choice but to walk through smoking area fog en route to breakfast( Why oh why is this both sides of ship in unventilated area?).Disgusting!
Gratuities deducted for children 12 and over( can’t recall a time my child tipped bef…
Fantastic P&OP&O Cruises | Aurora
Just returned from 17 night cruise on Aurora around the Eastern Mediterranean. Had an absolutely fabulous time. Ship great, crew great, food great, entertainment great. So much to do and see that the time flew by. Not been with Ap&O before but they are now our preferred Cruise provider. Can’t wait till next time, soon we hope.
quicky cruiseP&O Cruises | Azura
This was a taster cruise for 4 generations of family.We boarded at Soton .As regular cruisers with P&O my wife and I were swiftly ushered on board which was good personally but disappointing that despite my having booked all the children we were separated at this crucial time.The ship was in excellent order and food on offer in the restaurant was hot and fresh.We were late leaving port [due to so…
The good and the badCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Reflection
My family and I have just enjoyed a 10 night cruise aboard Celebrity Reflection which. with two exceptions was quite excellent.
The exceptions were first of all the bar service particularly the Pool Bar. It would appear that with the introduction of drinks packages the incentive to give fast friendly service has disappeared. Personally I think this is because with the guests no longer signing for …
A weeks cruise in AugustRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
We enjoyed our cruise for a week on Navigator of The Seas to Spain and France. We arrived at the port and I can honestly say this was the speediest check in I have ever experienced! We just followed directions made by the staff and there was no queue whatsoever at the check in desk so within literally ten minutes from dropping the cases off we were on board starting our holiday! I liked that the …
Great Cruise but limited facilities and entertainment for childrenP&O Cruises | Azura
The food and destinations were great but there was little by way of suitable children’s entertainment and a suitable cot and balcony net was not made readily available despite being pre-booked.
Cruise ReviewNorwegian Cruise Line | Norwegian Gem
Overall we had a great time on board the Gem. The ship was busy but we always found a quiet spot to soak up the sun. It was a bit loud and crazy around the pool area but easy to get away from it if that’s what you wanted. The food was very good although we preferred to dine in the formal restaurant as the buffet / self-service restaurant was extremely busy and sometimes difficult to find a tabl…
Too Big!!Royal Caribbean International | Harmony of the Seas
The size of the ship is awesome when compared with others we had sailed on (14 to be precise). This of course means guest numbers which are also mind blowing. On our first morning we went to the Windjammer restaurant for breakfast only to be informed that it was very full and advised to go to alternative restaurants for breakfast if we wished to avoid a long wait for a table. Similar crowd issues …
enjoyable cruise on ConstellationCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
Sailed from Barcelona where check in process was very smooth and speedy.On board and in our cabins shortly after 1.30. Cabin very clean and spacious.The only problem as far as we were concerned was cabins 6000 and 6001 looked as though they were adjoining but in between was a crew only door,so to go to our daughters cabin involved a 80 yd walk each way. We ate on second sitting and found service …
ExcellentCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Had an amazing holiday. Loved the shop, service was excellent. We couldnt have asked for anything else.
All the staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble
Celebrity Baltic CruiseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
Our first time with Celebrity and this was a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The ship wasn’t as grand as we expected but the cabins were comfortable and quiet and we managed to get a good nights sleep every night. The food in the main restaurant was very good but the Freedom dining we opted for doesn’t work the same as it does on other cruises we have been on. It took us a few days to work this o…
Fred Olsen Boudicca - Norwegian FjordsFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
I have just returned from a fantastic cruise in the Norwegian Fjords onboard the Boudicca. The service and food onboard was fantastic. I could not fault this at all and I would say the service I received was definitely the best I have had!
The itinerary was great visiting Olden, Bergen and Flaam and this ship was a perfect size for us. There was always something to do onboard and the entertain…
Boudicca azores , portugal and maderia .Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca
What were your initial impressions of the ship/product?
Having travelled with Fred Olsen before on the Balmoral I roughly new what to expect as to age of customers and d??cor, but my partner wasn??t as this was his first cruise, so I was a little unsure of how he would enjoy it.
On arriving at Greenock after a pleasant 5-hour journey on the road the long stay car park was a little difficult to fi…
BrittianiaP&O Cruises | Britannia
Recently returned from Britannia. A beautiful ship. The ship was spotless, food was so nice would defiantly be booking to go back on the Britannia again. We was spoilt this time and booked a suite and the cabin was amazing. Loved having the suite benefits eating in the epicurean in the morning was a great start to the day. First time I have tried the speciality restaurant Sindhu though this was wo…
Small Balcony CabinP&O Cruises | Oceana
We have just enjoyed a week cruising on the Oceana sailing from Venice to Genoa, service was superb, we met lovely people particularly on our table in the Adriatic dining room, staff throughout the ship were exceptional nothing was too much trouble, our only concern was the size of the balcony cabins. We have always had a balcony cabin on all the other P&O ships we have been on and we have always …
BEAUTIFUL OCEANAP&O Cruises | Oceana
Just returned from a fabulous week on Oceana Venice to Genoa, stopping off at Kotor, Corfu, Rome and Corsica. We had a great time and would like to reassure anyone travelling on Oceana that she is a lovely ship. We enjoyed some great food, entertainment etc. The ports of call were great.
Nice CruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
Just returned from a 7 night cruise on Oceana. Overall the cruise was good and we enjoyed the experience. The ship was clean, staff friendly and efficient. This was our 1st time with P&O and would use them in future.
One disappointment was that we paid for freedom dining so we could eat at a time suitable for us. However, we also thought we would have more than 1 restaurant to choose from. This wa…
My trip on Britannia - 20.08.16P&O Cruises | Britannia
On arrival my initial impression of the ship was that she is very elegant, bright with lovely d??cor, spacious and relaxed. The outside of the ship looks great, very British., She is a large ship and has the wow factor but not losing her elegance. We took the lift to our cabin on d deck, deck 11 nicely located for access to the lifts to take us where ever we needed to go. Considering there was o…
Iceland an interesting place to go.P&O Cruises | Arcadia
This cruise was great it is a different experence to go to places which are not tourist places where the sun is the attraction,we enjoyed all the places we visited and enjoyed the whole experence.I do have two problems with P O first they need to take more thought to seating at dining tables we asked for a table for 4 and got table 6 no problem,we sat with 4 single ladies I think couples should be…
Cruise Aug 2016 A621P&O Cruises | Azura
We really enjoyed our cruise on Azura and met some lovely like minded people.
It was a shame we were unable to dock in Madeira due to the fires there but our thoughts were with those on Madeira. An extra day at sea did make it a long time when added on to the 3 days already at sea!
We enjoyed all the other ports of call and also the camel ride and segways experience which were booked via P&O. Thes…
Navigator Med CruiseRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
The cruise whilst ideal from a practical point of view leaving Southampton and visiting many places in the med, was not what we expected having travelled on the 4th August 2016 sailing. The biggest problem was the number of children on the cruise and the uncontrolled way in which they took over the ship running around in gangs and eating food anywhere and leaving rubbish in lifts and corridors. Th…
Kids club!Royal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
Having been on RCI a few times I didn’t realise they had turned into a kids club! I always travel mid August expect and happy to have children however no staff to monitor what they are doing? They say they had a curfew 1am but all still say or running Round the ship well after that!
I travelled with my husband 3 other couples struggled to get served at. bars daily due to lack of staff kids all sea…
Azura never fails to pleaseP&O Cruises | Azura
Another great cruise on azura .having been on 9 previous cruises mostly with po this is my favourite ship however I did find the entertainment a bit poor .
Iceland CruiseP&O Cruises | Arcadia
Our first trip on Arcadia since 2009. After a trouble free embarkation with no waiting we got straight on the ship and our cabin was ready for use.
Cruising with P&O may not be the most luxurious but we like it It’s lie coming home.
Arcadia is our favourite ship in their fleet particularly as they now have Freedom Dining which we prefer. The service we received all over the ship was excellent. Our…
Family CruiseRoyal Caribbean International | Harmony of the Seas
We have been on many cruises before but this was our first cruise on what we call a family ship. Although the Harmony of the Seas was a fantastic ship and only 4 months old when at sea it was overcrowded and the swimming pools couldn’t cope with the number of people and were dirty. Also in the evening it was difficult to get seats in the bars and entertainment areas and some of the entertainment t…
Amazing AzamaraAzamara Club Cruises | Azamara Journey
Myself and partner have recently returned form a cruise on board Azamara Journey. We had a great time and found the staff were very good and could not do enough to help. We really enjoyed the small ship feel as we have previously sailed on the larger ships with Royal Caribbean and P&O. We never queued for anything it was brilliant especially the tenders as on other ships we have been on because th…
AugustRoyal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
The only down side to this cruises was out of control children and especially young teenagers. Many of the children were respectful, polite and interesting to talk to, however, there were a few that were a constant problem through poor perental control. The crew showed extreme patience when dealing with badly behaved children, some rude parents and adults.
Nice but not PrincessP&O Cruises | Azura
Decided for our Silver Wedding Anniversary to try a P&O cruise and go to Canary islands as we have never been before. Embarkation was quite smooth and board ship by 1pm. The ship generally was good but the atrium didn’t have the wow factor, cabin was clean and good facilities. We set sail for our first port of call Maderia, we should have had 3 days at sea but due to the forest fires on Maderia w…
Cruise August 2016Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Equinox
Second cruise with Celebrity, not as much of a wow factor as the first but we still enjoyed the cruise non the less. Due to the number in the party and the poor monetary exchange rate we ate in the MDR on every night, food was ok but a couple of poor evenings with disappointing choices and quality not so good. Previously we had dined several times in the speciality restaurants. On board shows and…
DowngradedPrincess Cruises | Emerald Princess
We feel after eight cruises with princess that standards, particularly in the restaurants, have been reduced or allowed to slip. Several times we had wine spots on the tablecloth or side plate. Frist course Plates removed and second course served to three out of four of us while the fourth was still eating and having to wait with empty wine glasses. The food was 10-15% less well presented.
DISAPPOINTINGP&O Cruises | Britannia
Embarkation was swift efficient and we got our luggage very quickly .The cabin (larger Inside B406) was lovely lots of hanging space/cupboards for clothes etc .The ship however is very badly designed and doesn’t flow there are only 2 staircases at either end of the ship and one of them doesn’t serve all floors which wouldn’t matter if the lifts were good BUT they are awful they seem to run when an…
A Disappointing CruisePrincess Cruises | Emerald Princess
We were so looking forward to this cruise although we did not expect brilliant sunshine the overall experience was not good. We have cruised for years and know Princess well but we felt Emerald was not the right ship for this cruise and things were no way as good. The entertainment was ok not good, in fact, I dreaded going into the Theatre as the air conditioning was full on and extremely cold. I…
FABULOUS FJORDP&O Cruises | Azura
Sorry to write this review so late!! You know what it’s like, life and work takes over!!
How I wish I could go away again….
On Sunday 3rd of July I made my way to Southampton with the family- I had booked my car parking through CPS which was ?83 for 8 days and was so stress free.
Pulled up, got out, straight into the terminal.
We did arrive about an hour before our allocated time on the tickets- …
The BestAzamara Club Cruises | Azamara Journey
Simply the best cruise ship ever.Small is best every member of the crew from the housekeeping young ladies to the captain could not do enough for you.
The flight to Rome was effortless as I have mobility problems all my needs were met by BA.When we arrived in the Rome we had to wait
half an hour for the coach and two passengers” did not hear “the guides instructions and went and had lunch so the h…
Wedding cruiseCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Constellation
Just back from a superb cruise on the constellation and apart from the air conditioning being a little too cold in some parts of the ship, cannot find anything bad to say about it, the food was good, ship was clean and crew was efficient and friendly. Have been on quite a few different cruise lines in the past few years and this cruise rates very highly, not as good as Seabourn, but they are in …
First cruise ever and hooked for lifeP&O Cruises | Oceana
Took my 16 year old daughter on our first cruise. I can’t express what a wonderful time we have had. Spacious and comfortable cabin with a huge window. Lots of daytime and evening activities / entertainment. Delicious food and wonderful service.
Rate the shipCelebrity Cruises | Celebrity Eclipse
The cruise was good but sadly was taken poorly and spent a week in a wheelchair as unable to walk due to inflamed and infected right knee.
Spent the last few days hobbling about with the aid of a walking stick.
Holiday was disappointing for me but my 17 year daughter was affected more than I, as she wheeled me around and couldn’t do the trips she wanted because I was too poorly to accompany her.
designed by mickey mouseP&O Cruises | Britannia
Britannia could and should be a great ship. It has excellent restaurants and facilities but is let down badly on a number of poor design levels. There are no central stairs after deck 7, there is no full promenade deck just a token 1/4 deck 7 times around for a mile ! The layout is confusing and lacks any flow – try and walk from the central atrium to the main oriental restaurant on deck 5 – you f…
Very pleasantly surprisedRoyal Caribbean International | Vision of the Seas
It had been 10 years since I had stepped foot on a Royal Caribbean ship, but for my 50th birthday this was the cruise that fitted in with my family’s dates. We took 3 daughters (aged 23,24 & 25), one boyfriend and a mother in law with us. We all enjoyed every minute from the moment we stepped on board until the minute we left. RCI staff far exceeded our expectations, nothing was too much troubl…
Britannia cruiseP&O Cruises | Britannia
We were first of all disappointed that p and o cancelled the trip to Gibraltar and replaced it on the last day of the cruise with gurnsey.. We had previously booked shore excursion from Livorno which was cancelled.The shore excursion to monte carlo was cancelled due to weather conditions and replaced with a night in Barcelona and a cocktail party,(free drink),generally a poor substitute.we conside…
Mediteranean Beaches?Royal Caribbean International | Independence of the Seas
Advertised as such – probably based on Sardinia and Corsica (which was the reason we booked having not been to either before) Both cancelled and replaced by Toulon and Barcelona. Totally accepted that ports need to be changed due to weather or other environmental conditions, but ‘port not ready’ in one case and ‘we have been informed that the port isn’t big enough for our Freedom cla…
1st cruiseP&O Cruises | Aurora
We were not sure if we would like cruising,so a little apprehensive, but we really enjoyed it, and will defiantly do another.
A big thank you to Layla and. all the staff at Bolsover Criuse Club, we will be back to see you as soon as we have saved for our next cruise.
CruiseP&O Cruises | Oceana
Had a lovely cruise on the Oceana. Parts need renewing like carpets. My daughters had a leak above there cabin door when they first arrived but this was dealt with very quickly. The only complaint I have is that our daughters were on deck 8 and we were on 6. But overall really enjoyable. Staff couldn’t do enough for you. Kids clube brilliant.
Never againFred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
Our first trip with Fred Olsen, previously cruised with Royal Caribbean and Princess. Will be last with Fred, and probably gas put us off cruising completely. Tried to cancel prior to trip as had read about repeated episodes of Norovirus on this ship, but it was too late and I took the decision to go rather than lose over 60% of my money. Wrong decision ! We started with the announcements from the…
perfectPrincess Cruises | Caribbean Princess
we enjoyed the cruise. the meal and the service was perfect. we were satisfied with everything.
FjordsP&O Cruises | Aurora
The Fjords are beautiful, Geiranger the most beautiful place we’ve seen. Bergan and Stavanger are cities and not really Fjords. The ship Autora isn’t for us, it is the smallest cruise liner we have been on and we missed the central atrium area with bars and buzz etc. The ship is tired despite its recent refurb, lacked atmosphere and je nes ses qouis!