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Ventura, Caribbean


This was a 5 week Christmas & new year cruise, nobody can control the weather it was bad crossing the Atlantic in December it took 12 days to get to our first Caribbean island Barbados apart from one stop in Madeira and the same inward bound . Food was repetitive after 2 weeks. Only 1 prawn cocktail in 5 weeks, Food in the buffet kept running out, food portions was very small .Entertainment was very poor day & night. Films very poor, Drinks have gone up greatly, missed 1 port of call in the Caribbean due to a strong under currant, Very dangerous when we was disembarking back at Southampton in the baggage reclaim hall health & safety did not come into it it was packed you just could not move people trying to push bye you with trollies bumping into everybody .P&O standards have dropped dramatically many many cut backs we have done 36 cruises and we have noticed the cut backs one by one over the last few years. we had covid onboard colds & flu lots of passengers were very ill including 3 of my party.we will have to think long & hard if we will cruise with P&O again.

Post Date: 22/01/2023
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