We had an absolutely wonderful time on our cruise around the Mediterranean in October. Oriana is a beautiful ship and I for one will be sad to see her go. I’m also very sad that her replacement will be such a massive ship. I do hope that P&O will realise that there are a large number of their clients who prefer smaller, more intimate ships.
My cabin (Deluxe outside) was excellent. Lots of room and being midships on C Deck it is very easy to get to anywhere on the ship.
Oriana still looks fresh after her refurb and the top class service remains the same. The food on our cruise was very good. We eat breakfast and lunch in the Conservatory, (which is a much more pleasant experience since the refurb,) and had dinner in the Peninsular (Freedom Dining). The wine list was very good and the prices reasonable. Drinks in the bars were also reasonably priced.
One of my favourite features of Oriana is the dedicated cinema – it’s just a shame that the quality of films on offer was very patchy. I enjoyed the performances in the Theatre Royal but felt the Headliners were not quite as good this time as they had been on other cruises. Overall the quality of the entertainment was good.
Highlights for me were Dubrovnik and Kotor and it was lovely to revisit Venice and Corfu. We were very lucky with the weather, almost no rain at all, and thoroughly enjoyed what was a very relaxing cruise.