I have heard lots of positive things about this ship. We are going on her in May next year so will write a review on our return. I suggest you go to the P&O site and register on her Community section. You will find there is a section on the Ships area of the site devoted to Artemis and you will be able to read what people who have been on her say. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have. Hope this helps.
This web ref should take you to the Cruise Reviews or use the button above and under ship select Artemis and those reviews don't look too bad.
Answer by peterson west yorks. 15/11.08
I have travelled on the Artemis twice. one when it was the Royal Princess. and one as Artemis. I am also going up the Amazon in Jan. 2010. We found the Artemis a really nice ship. very smart and very much like home from home. crew and officers very friendly. nothing too much trouble for them. entertainment good. and food very good. i agree with Freemantle. Fareham about going on the PandO site and following the links. we may meet you on the amazon cruise.
Reead the reviews on this site first - she is not liked by all. Many feel the cabins to be very small.
Travelled on Artemis earlier this year. Food was good as was service although the ship is somewhat dated now. We thought the cabins were a reasonable size and the public rooms are well laid out and spacious. Buffet dining is a trial to endure on this ship. The buffet seating is so cramped and only one counter seemed to be in use at any one time so we had most meals in the main dining room which is fine. The decor is restful, some would say bland. Crew were fine -helpful and accommodating.