Author: C Brown
Returned 6 June 2016 from P&O Baltic Cruise. This was our first Cruise with P&O and the last. Briefly: Food, disgusting. We were on "Freedom Dining" so tried different times to see if we could get hot food, we did not succeed. The quality of the meats & cheeses were poor. A Lancashire Hotpot contained 2 pieces of grey lamb joined with gristle mixed in Bisto gravy and topped with flabby white sliced potatoes. The only decent food was in the restaurants you had to pay extra for. The Horizon buffet restaurant, plastic topped tables & all was a cross between a service station & a works canteen. The late buffet? Dried pizza slices & cold chips. Staff: Over friendly, invaded your personal space and a few minutes after the purchase of a drink they would start to enquirer if you would like another. Trip/port information: Misleading and poor. Cabin: Dated, balcony filthy, bed uncomfortable. 1 bottle of complementary water on arrival, wow! Ship: Smaller than we are used to. Confusing to get around. To dine in Medina we had to navigate a long corridor between cabins. The Beach House Restaurant is an extension of the Horizon Transport cafe. Lots of lights out, never replaced in 15 days. We dined in The Glass House and the slatted blinds could not hide the view of filthy lifeboats. Many windows were "blown" including one in the Crows Nest bar and dirty.