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P&O Oriana Reviews

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User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 24 Sep 2018
Summary:  Excellent cruise to The Azores and Canary Islands. Very good guest speaker and the entertainment manager bought his own interpretation to Zumba and Line Dancing. Food very tasty as always. Shame Oriana is leaving the fleet next year.
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 03 Sep 2018
Summary:  19 days on an adults only cruise in the Mediterranean and Adriatic on a fantastic ship with interesting and varied ports of call. Oriana has excellent facilities and a wonderful crew who couldn't do enough for you. Entertainment was 1st class and very professional. Food was of high quality with plenty of options where to eat. Unlike some cruise lines, P&O do not charge silly prices for their drinks. Unfortunately, P&O are selling this ship and it's last cruise will be in 2019 so there are only a few chances left to sail on her. Cannot think of anything negative about our trip.
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 15 Aug 2018
Summary:  Great short break mini cruise (2 nights) - these cruises are sold as 'taster' cruises but they are nothing like longer duration cruising. These short breaks tend to attract groups of people - hen parties and the like so tend to be a lot 'busier' than usual relaxing, laid-back cruise holidays. My group of 7 adults had a pleasant time, food, cabins, public spaces, crew all excellent. Have cruised with P & O many times previously and this is my second cruise this year on Oriana. A mix up over dining options meant some degree of aggravation for my group but the dining room staff did a great job in getting this sorted for us.
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 28 Mar 2017
Summary:  Great ship if you don't want mega size. As with all p&o cruises standards are not as high as they used to be where food and entertainment are concerned, probably due to keeping prices down - if you can call their prices down! I feel strongly about the price they charge for single travellers, after all it's not my fault that they don't have single cabins.
User Rating: 1 out of 61 out of 61 out of 61 out of 61 out of 61 out of 6
Date: 18 Dec 2016
Summary:  Terrible all round. Food lukewarm in Peninsular for buffet lunch on embarkation. Cabin cold, reported both days and nothing done. No hot water on 2nd evening to have a shower, reported but was told nothing could be done then but would be reported to housekeeping. Was on 2nd seating for dinner. Arrived at Oriental at 20:30 to be told that they wouldn't be letting us in until 20:45. Was 21:00 before table was seated. Finished meal at 22:40 so had missed both shows and any other entertainment. Breakfast on 1st morning was terrible. Mine arrived looking like it had been plonked on the plate and then slid to one side, again lukewarm. Toast was like a brick, impossible to eat. Went on trip to Bruges, arrived back at 4pm and decided to go for afternoon tea as, if the day before was anything to go by would be eating dinner very late. Was seated at a table for 8, cups of tea were served followed by a toasted teacake. Then scones were brought to the table. After approx 20 minutes we asked for the 3rd time for sandwiches and eventually a tray with 8 sandwiches was brought to the table. Some people were given 2, I got 1 sandwich and my husband wasn't offered any sandwiches. The sandwiches that we all received were stale. We therefore decided to go to the Conservatory rather that the Oriental for our evening meal, as we did not want to wait until 9pm to eat, as we had been told that the timing for the 2nd seating had again been changed to 20:45. When we were packing our cases I checked all the drawers to make sure that I had not left anything. We found dirty clothes in the drawers which possibly belong to previous passengers as they were definitely not ours. All in all a terrible 1st cruise for us with P&O, we are seasoned cruisers with other cruise lines and have never had such an awful experience.
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 19 Feb 2016
Summary:  We went on Oriana in December 2015 to Casablanca and Spain. This is a lovely ship with very good crew a number of whom we knew from previous cruises on different ships. When a waitress comes up to you and gives you a hug because she remembers you from a cruise a year previous then you know they care! We enjoyed the good food and entertainment in the excellent venues and met some nice people. The cruise was fabulous value for money and we have booked to go on Orianas Caribbean adventure in Jan 2017.
User Rating: 3 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 6
Date: 30 Dec 2015
Summary:  Recently returned from 12 days on Oriana. The ship is 20 years old and very much suffering from old age. The public areas are refurbished but cabins and particularly bathrooms very very tired. Vibration and noise in the rear starboard area of the Oriental dining room is unbearable, constant smells of fuel oil around the ship and even in the Peninsula dining room are totally unacceptable. If you want cheap this is the ship for you.
User Rating: 3 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 6
Date: 05 Nov 2015
Summary:  Been a regular cruiser on the QM2 I write this review I will try not to compare the 2. Started the cruise from Southampton on the 20th Oct for 14 days to the Canaries. Poor points for a start. We had an inside cabin on F deck. Found to be very comfortable and quite. The cabin boy Thomas kept the inside suite immaculate. The only downside was at the head of the beds the reading lights was just 3 inches above the pillow thus causising you to hit your head many times getting in and out of the bed. The reason was that this cabin was a family suite with drop down bunk beds thus the low light. On this ship they have introduced the freedom eating in the main dining area in theory, very good but in practice a disaster, on the first night we went for dinner at 7pm, dining started at 6pm. On arrival we asked for a table for 2. This took about 20 minutes before we got seated. Then the waiting game started. From the first course meal to the last took 2 hours and 20 minutes to leaving the dining room. Most of this time was just waiting to get served and then waiting for the meal to be delivered. After the first meal we finished the cruise going to the self service dining room for the rest of our meals on the cruise. This was a good ship but showing its age now with the cracks and creaks and buckets in the floor way catching water. All in all it was a very enjoyable cruise especially the price we paid for the 14 night cruise to the Canary Islands. Now I have booked again to go on the Oceana to the Med for 14 nights again and will let you know when I return about that ship. Happy cruising all. Brian
User Rating: 5 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 6
Date: 10 Sep 2015
Summary:  Having just returned from a 13 night cruise around the Iberian peninsular on Oriana I am delighted to confirm that P&O delivered an excellent holiday at sea experience. Oriana to my eye looked in good shape and maintained to a good standard. Value for money inside cabin was interestingly fine for a two week duration with plenty of storage and very comfortable bed. Yes a small amount of teamwork is needed to ensure you don't tread on each others toes but fixtures and fittings are of good design and quality and are wearing well. Location on midships C deck was super convenient and very quiet. Things to love about this ship: Wide promenade deck giving plenty of space and traditional feel. If you are a smoker you have no shortage of locations to choose from. Comfortable Dedicated inside cinema. Logistically the layout of the ship really works. Almost not a single dead end or confusing maze like scenario. A very friendly crew and this was mirrored by the passengers to create a very warm atmosphere. Breakfast and lunch served in Peninsular restaurant were consistently good. Evening meals rarely special but good and always served hot. Very reasonably priced drinks served very pleasantly by always on hand waiters. Good variety of locations available and this is not the sleepy 'everyone in bed after 10pm' ship some might have you believe. There was always plenty going on. Entertainment main shows were absolutely superb with some great artists booked. Not to Like? - well yes Oriana has some plumbing issues and some lifts break down quite regularly but on this cruise at least were dealt with successfully. I still can't applaud the new livery but I am starting to get used to it. Weak spot on Oriana is the Conservatory buffet area. It just gets too busy most of the time so we used the restaurants predominantly. We were very lucky with the weather and the spanish ports, Cartagena, Malaga, Cadiz and La Corruna were all excellent. This seemed to be consensus opinion of most that I had conversations with. A great holiday - well done P&O.
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 08 Sep 2015
Summary:  Just returned from a 18 night cruise was fantastic from beginning to the end and i will definitely be using P&O again.

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