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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Will be on her last work for P&O as now sold to the Chinese. Now classed as a smaller ship and loved by many. Had many a great cruise and will be sadly missed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephen S
Reviewed December 12, 2018

First time on ship is definitely my favourite. The cabin was great inside no problems. Staff were friendly and attentive and entertainment was good. We had 4 turn rounds and 3 helicopters because of people being ill everything was very professional and made it back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cakewalk59
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Vanilla and average spring to mind but at almost premium prices. Meals plentiful but bland. Cabins a bit on the small side. Having said this the Oriana does seem to have a lot of repeat travelers. The excursions were a definite plus both in terms...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Oriana is a lovely, but aged, ship. Therein lies her appeal. The rear decks are staggered and spacious. The cabins are not over large but adequate. We endured Force 7 in the Bay of Biscay and the ship was surprisingly stable. Similarly on our return...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trevor A
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We left Southampton for an 18 day cruise to The Azores on board the Oriana, chosen because it offered an older style cruising experience and fewer on board guests. Yes this ship has many older folk, a lot were very fit and slim and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Absolutely fabulous, well looked after, very clean and amazing facilities. Had a day trip to Bruges and Guernsey. The rest of the time was relaxing around the pool listening to the live band. Plenty of entertainment on the night to suit everyone, I went to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GailyW
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We have just returned home after a fabulous short break on the Oriana travelling from Southampton to Bruges and Guernsey. Had an amazing time, the staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough for us, particularly Mary, our cabin steward. The food was lovely, we ate...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

We cruised on the Oriana for 15nights on 8th May 2018 to Canaries and Madiera visiting some lovely places though La Gomera was our least favourite. Our cabin was an inside and was adequate and well kept, our steward Gerard looked after our needs and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jacqueline J
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Have always loved the ship and everything that goes on whilst on board. All the food and drinks were served effortlessly by very friendly by efficient crew. Cabin steward kept everything clean and tidy. However my main gripe is why oh why do all the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank keith w
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Our first ever cruise so nothing to compare it with. Had a Balcony Suite as I'm a tad claustrophobic. Fairly quick on-boarding process and able to go straight to our suite where we met by our steward. Asked her for ice for a cheeky G&T...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Deb F
Can someone who has been on the P&O Oriana Northern Lights Cruise please give me a list of what each of the shore excursions costs? I'm trying to determine the ACTUAL cost of the cruise. I've tried contacting P&O via their Facebook page and they FINALLY provided an email address, but are adamantly NOT going to provide additional information on shore excursions until I have booked. I'm hesitant to book until I know what the cruise will ACTUALLY cost me. I've already discovered that I'm up for £66 in tips (which you can ask to have removed from your tab?!) as well as not-insignificant amounts for bottled water (500ml - £1.50 1.5ltr - £1.95) and for drinks (£35* which includes 20 refills of 330ml soft drinks), as well as £81 for the very MINIMUM of internet package - £120 for something decent, and they refuse to tell me if these cover more than one device. I also asked whether there were personal weight limits for the reindeer and husky expeditions, as I'm quite overweight, and they refused to answer that, too, unless I had a booking. Basically, they're saying I can't find out anything (including whether these shore excursions are already fully booked) unless I book a cruise, and I don't want to book a cruise until I know how much it'll cost to get on these expeditions, and whether I can actually go on them. Would appreciate any help anyone can give.
February 27, 2017|
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Response from CarolineN2038 |
I don't think cruising is for you. It costs. If you want a holiday on a budget, suggest you go camping!!!
May 16, 2016|
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If you ask your cabin steward, he/she will put them in storage until you need them again, which will probably be the day before debark. We did a 35 night cruise and they stored 4 cases for us although some would have fitted... More