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    Britannia transatlantic

    I have finally written my review of my first P&O cruise: http://www.cruise.co.uk/cruise-revie...review-114428/

    I noticed that there is another review of the same cruise, which is more negative than mine. The writer suggests that there were a lot of broken bones etc due to the rough sea conditions before we docked at Ponta Delgada. I think this may be something of an exaggeration. I saw one woman who had slipped up on a wet deck, and I have no idea whether or not she suffered any injury. However, my first thought when I saw her (she was being attended by others) that it was pretty stupid to be walking on a wet deck with rubber flip-flops.

    One thing that did surprise me was that there were no USB ports in the cabin and the TV wasn't interactive. The ship was only launched in 2015, so I would have expected it to be more hi-tech.
    2018-
    Queen Victoria - Mediterranean Explorer

    2019 -
    NCL Getaway - Norway and Iceland
    Adventure of the Seas - Fall Foliage

    2020 -
    Jewel of the Seas - Abu Dhabi & Dubai
    Magellan - Panama Canal

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    Originally posted by Yogini, Waterlooville View Post
    I have finally written my review of my first P&O cruise: http://www.cruise.co.uk/cruise-revie...review-114428/

    I noticed that there is another review of the same cruise, which is more negative than mine. The writer suggests that there were a lot of broken bones etc due to the rough sea conditions before we docked at Ponta Delgada. I think this may be something of an exaggeration. I saw one woman who had slipped up on a wet deck, and I have no idea whether or not she suffered any injury. However, my first thought when I saw her (she was being attended by others) that it was pretty stupid to be walking on a wet deck with rubber flip-flops.

    One thing that did surprise me was that there were no USB ports in the cabin and the TV wasn't interactive. The ship was only launched in 2015, so I would have expected it to be more hi-tech.
    Hi Yogini

    Thanks for posting.

    I did read the review which is rare for me and may I ask why you still prefer Royal Caribbean over P&O??

    Annie

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      #3
      The answer to my preference isn't straightforward, and I recognise that it may be related to familiarity. Of course, this is only one experience of P&O, as opposed to 8 on RCI.

      There are the obvious 'perks' such as the bathrobe, which I do find useful, the decent coffee machine in the diamond lounge and happy hour and the treats delivered to the cabin.

      The entertainment has always been more varied on my RCI cruises. There have also been better activities on sea days. Just my opinion, of course.

      I definitely wouldn't say no to another P&O cruise if the right one came up.





      Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
      Hi Yogini

      Thanks for posting.

      I did read the review which is rare for me and may I ask why you still prefer Royal Caribbean over P&O??

      Annie
      2018-
      Queen Victoria - Mediterranean Explorer

      2019 -
      NCL Getaway - Norway and Iceland
      Adventure of the Seas - Fall Foliage

      2020 -
      Jewel of the Seas - Abu Dhabi & Dubai
      Magellan - Panama Canal

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        #4
        Thanks for sharing. I've not sailed P&O sound found this interesting. What were your 7 table mates like?

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          #5
          We ranged from late 50s to early 90s; only two of us were still in employment. We did shuffle around the table every night, and got on pretty well.

          Originally posted by Hawkinsmg View Post
          Thanks for sharing. I've not sailed P&O sound found this interesting. What were your 7 table mates like?
          2018-
          Queen Victoria - Mediterranean Explorer

          2019 -
          NCL Getaway - Norway and Iceland
          Adventure of the Seas - Fall Foliage

          2020 -
          Jewel of the Seas - Abu Dhabi & Dubai
          Magellan - Panama Canal

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            #6
            Thanks for posting the link Yogini. Shame about the weather but I thought it was a very good review. (I also read the other not so flattering one).

            P&O aren't on our list of cruise lines to sail with anymore unless there was an absolute bargain going to the right place at the right time.
            We didn't enjoy some aspects of our last P&O which was enough to put us off.
            BIG SHIPS, little ships, small world

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              #7
              Thanks for the link and review. Not a cruise line that is on our radar but always nice to read of other experiences if not only to compound my preconceptions.
              Last edited by Wansbrough, North Somerset; 13th November 2016, 03:13 PM.
              www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk

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                #8
                Interesting review. I have mixed feeling about the ship, not certain whether or not to give it a try as don't really like the very big ships, but do like P&O. I find it interesting to read reviews from people who are travelling alone as have many friends who are Widows and always think a cruise is a good holiday on your own. Well done.

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