I had very low expectations for our 4 night cruise after reading a number of poor reviews for this cruise and P&O in general. A few people said words to the effect of "if you haven't been with another cruise line, for example Royal Caribbean, then you won't know any better and it will be fine". Well, we had previously cruised with RCI and I'm pleased to report that we still found the cruise fine.
Was it spectacular? No.
Was the service outstanding? No.
Was the food amazing? No.
Where we overwhelmed with the choice on onboard activities? No.
Did we have a good time? Yes.
Was the service adequate? Yes.
Was the food ok? Yes.
Did we find enough to do to occupy our time? Yes.
The ship's decor looked outdated, although some might call it 'retro'. Plenty of orange & brown hues.
The food was just ok. The pantry served up a variety of styles of food and we could always find something we liked although I wouldn't have wanted to eat there for much more than 4 days. The Waterfront restaurant was a little disappointing with the food well below the quality we found on RCI but it was still fine. My husband even felt that the espresso coffee was better on P&O compared to RCI!
The kids club was good. Miss 4 went along for a short time each day & enjoyed her time there.
We probably wouldn't choose to sail with P&O again unless friends were going or there was a particularly enticing itinerary but it wasn't that bad, just not particularly special.
Total Passengers: 1910
Total Crew: 621
Crew to Passenger Ratio: 3.08
Built: Feb 1989
Number of Decks: 11
Total Cabins: 0
Cabin Categories: 0
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