Overall the cruise on Oriana was good despite the weather – not that P & O could do anything about that!! The ship was comfortable as usual and our balcony cabin spotless.
The only gripe I had was the very long wait for our meals to come in Freedom dining. We were later informed that the stewards were having to service 24 covers instead of the original 16. They were not happy either and it showed. Whether this is because P & O are cutting corners again or hoping that some members of staff will not renew their contracts, in the light of Oriana leaving the fleet.
The Entertainment is the same cruise after cruise. The cruise director should have retired years ago. His jokes were worse than the ones in Christmas crackers. Hope Arcadia and Aurora will be better next year.