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P&O Cruises

Hi, Anyone ever cruised with P&O? We'd like to cruise the fjords in Norway and several lines look interesting: Princess, Holland in particular have a nice 14 day sailing from south to above Arctic Circle.

However, in checking on Vacations to Go I saw P&O Cruises have a 12 day cruise with half the time in scenic cruising of fjords without even making port stops. This sounds like what we would want. Also, nothing too far north as full cruise itinerary is in southern Norway.

Anyway, does anyone have comments on P&O? Thank you. Ted

Posted by
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Only thing I can contribute is a private photo impression of P&O's MS Aurora in Storfjord, likely on its way to Geiranger or Hellesylt. I was on a counter-route Hurtigruten ship back to Ålesund.

Whatever you will do I wish you a good journey.

Posted by
8293 posts

There is a website devoted solely to cruises. cruisecritic.com
Take your inquiry there and I an sure someone will be able help you..

Posted by
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After our first cruise (Western Mediterranean) we stayed on and did an amazing Cruise with P&O Aurora out of Southampton. Once we got up north it was top temperatures of around 12C, lots of sunshine. no rain or snow and 22 hours of daylight per day in July. We to Greenland, Iceland and Norway. It was fantastic and the best part was Greenland. I believe the best places are higher up as the lower fiords are likely to be snow-free in summer. The lower Norwegian Fiords were amazing, but nothing compared with the Glaciers inside the Arctic Circle. Its better when there are none of few port calls as there's not a lot to do when ashore. The additional bonus is that there were very few children aboard! I prefer P&O to Holland America.

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P&O is a British cruise line that largely caters to Brits. I have never cruised with them.

The cruise critic.com website will have information that compares cruise lines.

We just finished an 11 day Arctic Circle cruise on Serenade of the Seas with Royal Caribbean that was wonderful. Also, Norwegian Cruise Line has a similar cruise.

I suggest that you compare P&O, Princess, HAL, Royal C. and NCL for similar cruises before you make a selection. We chose Royal C. because they has the best value, especially price.
Note, most cruise lines have only one or two Arctic Circle cruises a year. Those cruises fill up early, so check way ahead of your plans. Prices tend to go up months after the cruise is published.

Posted by
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Emma,

Yes, thank you. I am most interested in the blending of scenic cruising on the fjords and actual port stops. From what I see with P&O they seem to have great sounding fjord cruising itineraries. I'd be glad for any input. BTW, the food on cruising is also a highlight and any special entertainment, particularly if they have any classical musical groups that performs from time to time.

Thank for any your advice. Have a wonderful trip!

Ted

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Thanks Emma. So glad you had a nice cruise. Sounds wonderful.
Ted