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I'v only cruised with P&O too...only 3 times as well...., last cruise a good few years ago.I thought about a different cruise line...but had unfinished business with Azura..as we had to cancel a couple of cruises on her...so thought we would do the next one on Azura in feb 2017.

I am hoping I might get a short cruise with a different cruise line..in the summer..but nothing confirmed yet

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Hi   As I know nothing of your interests/expectations I can't even begin to recommend an alternative for a P&O.  If you are prepared to state what type of experience you are looking for I am sure you will receive some useful information.   Although specialist cruise agents will try their best to match your expectations to a particular cruise line they are still in business to sell you a cruise holiday.

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We have cruised three times and always travelled with P and O. Fancy a change this year but wonder if its best to stay with what we know because we only do if every couple of years. Any ideas?

 

Hi Kim and welcome to the forum.

 

As you can see from my signature bar I have been around a few cruise lines but I always return to P&O and Cunard.

 

I take the view that variety is the spice of life. On the other side of the coin you really need to be sure that a cruise line is for you before committing.

 

I had great disappointments when i tried Thomson and Royal Caribbean though fortunately still managed to enjoy myself. 

 

The problem you face is that P&O deliver what it says on the tin and a change of cruise line is going to be a different experience.

 

I'm sure if you tell us what your likes and dislikes are you will find help from this forum. 

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We have cruised three times and always travelled with P and O. Fancy a change this year but wonder if its best to stay with what we know because we only do if every couple of years. Any ideas?

Hi Kim M and firstly welcome to the forum.

Like others i have done a few cruises which have involved different cruise lines and ships in different parts of the world.

The thing to remember is that before deciding on a particular line try others first. Don't listen to what others tell you about what to try, as unless they know you personally, they will have no idea what your likes and dislikes are and in all probability are recommending what is their favourite line and what suits them. Everyone has their favourite. In most cases the food on the 3/4 star ships is of a similar standard although leaning to the country the cruise line is allied to. Service varies and my personal opinion is that it is usually better on American ships simply because the Americans expect a higher standard of service and are not prepared to put up with anything less. Entertainment comes down to personal choice and what you personally enjoy. Dress codes differ in that often now the higher the star rating the more relaxed the dress code is becoming. If you like to dress up then it is basically Cunard, Fred Olsen and P&O. If you want small ships with quality that go to interesting ports give Ponant Cruise Line a try or if you want all inclusive try Pullmantur or if you want to cruise the Far East try Star Cruises. For something different there is Star Clippers with their huge sailing vessels. For ships with a mix of elegance and glitz try the larger ships of MSC. The world is your oyster with 62 cruise lines to chose from. Enjoy your search and good luck in finding an ultimate favourite.

OWT

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