Cruise Reviews - P&O Cruises - Oriana

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P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Caribbean

on 2nd Dec 2016, By

We returned this time last week from our mega cruise P&O Oriana 34 nights ...myself and husband (50s), & my mum and dad (76 & 82). The cruise was my Mum's choice, as she had recently undergone...

1984 views , 20 of 25 people found this useful , 1 comment

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Australasia

on 22nd Nov 2016, By

Just recently completed a 7 day cruise SydneyMelbourneSydney for the Melbourne Cup. This is the first time I have sailed with P & O and have to say it is certainly a bottom of the range boat. Our...

885 views , 4 of 21 people found this useful , 7 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Canaries

on 23rd Oct 2016, By

Oriana September 10th – 24th 2016 After an overnight stay at a hotel in Andover we arrived at the dock gate in Southampton around noon. Traffic in the centre was horrendous (due to...

892 views , 22 of 25 people found this useful , 6 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Europe

on 16th Oct 2016, By

I have pasted a bird report following our cruise. If you are into ornithology its best to go with Freedom dining as some of the best birdwatching is when the ship leaves port till dusk.The decks...

620 views , 5 of 13 people found this useful

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Europe

on 15th Oct 2016, By

I have pasted a copy of my bird report which may be of interest to any ornithologists out there.I have put it on bird related websites. Apart from the birdwatching it was a thoroughly enjoyable...

260 views , 3 of 7 people found this useful , 2 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Iberia

on 15th Oct 2016, By

Our first ever cruise back in 2012 was aboard the Oriana, so several cruises later I was very excited when my husband spotted a seven day cruise around the Iberian peninsular on old faithful the...

1961 views , 31 of 33 people found this useful , 5 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Europe

on 8th Oct 2016, By

Well, we booked this cruise 12 months ago, we had an excellent deal from www.CRUISE.co.uk one of our party travels solo and she got a good deal. We booked two outside cabins on A deck 112/116, very...

2621 views , 2 of 10 people found this useful , 2 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Iberia

on 4th Oct 2016, By

We stayed overnight in Days Inn of the M3. Simple but inexpensive and very comfortable. Check out was at 11 and we rejoined the motorway arriving at the Mayflower terminal at 1130, only two hours...

474 views , 1 of 3 people found this useful , 1 comment

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Iberia

on 2nd Oct 2016, By

Just back from 7 nights cruise to the Iberian Peninsular on the Oriana. Embarkation; this flowed well, with not too many people moaning!!!! Also, OH managed to find a paper, so we read as we...

4783 views , 11 of 29 people found this useful , 1 comment

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Canaries

on 27th Sep 2016, By

We had selected and booked the cruise over a year before sailing to secure a mini suite in the central area of the ship. The checking in system was fast and flawless and after a light buffet lunch...

2780 views , 11 of 18 people found this useful , 6 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Western Europe

on 18th Sep 2016, By

Having cruised to Norway on Britannia for the first time in May, and booking Navigator of the Seas to Northern Spain in October to satisfy our new cruise bug, we felt we needed a cheeky short break...

1142 views , 10 of 14 people found this useful

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / British Isles

on 15th Sep 2016, By

It was damp and misty as we prepared to set sail from Southampton on 2nd September for a cruise around Britain; not the ideal start for our 2 sons aged 20 and 24 for whom this was their first taste...

1001 views , 32 of 45 people found this useful , 8 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / British Isles

on 12th Sep 2016, By

I was not looking forward to the cruise i love the sun and as you all know we do not get a lot of that in britain i was pleasantly surprised the weather was very kind to us.the cruise was special...

2046 views , 11 of 36 people found this useful , 3 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Mediterranean

on 3rd Sep 2016, By

This was our 3rd cruise on the Oriana and the one we least enjoyed for a few reasons. Our cabin was on deck 5 at the back of the ship and was a bit noisy at times with the staff using the crew...

949 views , 8 of 18 people found this useful , 8 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Iberia

on 28th Aug 2016, By

Due to my work commitments my wife and I had to take our summer holiday in August this year, so were very pleased to find the adults-only cruise on Oriana (our previous cruises have been out of...

2524 views , 47 of 51 people found this useful , 4 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Europe

on 16th Aug 2016, By

Travelled on 21 night cruise on Oriana to the Adriatic with my elderly parents [both in their late 80's] in 2 separate outside cabins on E deck and despite being worried that P&O standards had gone...

3222 views , 38 of 47 people found this useful , 2 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Mediterranean

on 28th Jul 2016, By

Just finished ORIANA cruise X610, 29 June - 17 July 2016. This was our fifth cruise on our favourite ship ORIANA, also cruised VICTORIA, previous ARCADIA, current ARCADIA, OCEANA, AURORA, ADONIA,...

2379 views , 39 of 73 people found this useful , 17 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Mediterranean

on 21st Jul 2016, By

Like many we chose this cruise for its different itinerary with some ports new to us and one a first for P&O. We arrived at the terminal by coach at 2:15 p.m and were in our cabin (outside on...

1283 views , 11 of 30 people found this useful , 11 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Mediterranean

on 20th Jul 2016, By

We left Burtonwood service station (between Widnes and Warrington) at 9.15 and with two pick ups and dinner we were at Southampton through embarkation and on to Oriana for 3.40pm. Next it was the...

1849 views , 83 of 87 people found this useful , 4 comments

P&O CRUISES / Oriana / Western Europe

on 19th Jul 2016, By

Once on the gang plank your holiday begins and then we travelled a total of 3931 nautical miles on this 14 day cruise and enjoyed every one. Captain Ashley Cook is at the helm of an amazing ship...

906 views , 9 of 10 people found this useful
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As much as we all love cruising we all have a few grumbles and gripes about certain aspects on board whereas some passengers just love to complain about everything from from broken fixtures and fittings, bad entertainment, long queues, waiting times for lifts, luke warm food, surly waiters, too many English / too many Americans/ too many tattoos, slow internet, rude fellow passengers and staff pushing too many packages on board – I have heard it all!!When I call my passengers after thei...

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