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Iona, Western Mediterranean and Atlantic


We have done 26 cruises and this was the 1st time with P & O and it will be our last. It was a huge dissapointment. There was very little to do on sea days. The occasional talk but no organised crafts or cookery demonstrations. Nothing at all apart from bingo the occasional quiz and Zumba. Every time you wanted to go to the cinema or a show you had to book it otherwise there was no guarantee you would get in. The food was OK but nothing special and certainly not fine dining. The best food was the fish and chips on deck 8. The entertainment was ok but again nothing special. We did not see the Captain or any of the officers once. The celebration night was a huge joke. Everyone was dressed up and for what! There was nothing different from any other night other than you have a ticket for half a glass of cheap champagne. We had friends who got on the ship as we got off and they have said it was their 2nd cruise and it has put them off cruising ever again. I cannot begin to stress what a huge dissapointment this cruise was and we were glad to get off at Southampton.

Post Date: 02/06/2023
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