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Southampton Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Southampton

Traveler rating

Excellent

603

Very Good

457

Average

372

Poor

232

Terrible

140

Cruise type

Family Cruises

1,822

Senior Cruises

990

Romantic Cruises

678

Luxury Cruises

595

Repositioning Cruises

521

1,822 Southampton Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


OceanDuck avatar

OceanDuck

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What I thought of my cruise on Britannia

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Boarding (Arriving to the Terminal to getting to our room): When we embarked it was a very smooth and good process. We got out the car with out luggage and a porter whipped it away from us to save us the trouble ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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LJventura

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded, poor organisation, poor management and very poor entertainment

Made a mistake by booking Ventura - Very noisy ship especially in the atrium with dance classes going on all day so unable to relax in the bar or coffee lounge. This went on in the evening so instead of having a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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swjumbo

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

I’d hoped for better

I haven’t cruised with P&O for over twenty years and as this cruise coincided with school holidays I thought I’d give it a try. Very disappointing. To begin with the Indian and Philippine staff are perfect ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jjlondon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Standards have dropped on P&O

We chose this cruise as we have been on Ventura before. I can't express how disappointed I and the rest of my party were. The headliners seemed under rehearsed, the special guests weren't special - comedians that ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Icantthinkofone

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dancing With The Captain !!

Remember this song ?There was no land in sight !!!! October 25th was quite a nice day to embark on our 11 night cruise to the Canaries I have been on this cruise many times and couldn't wait to sail. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MGBark

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Good service, bad food, too many missed ports.

We choose this cruise as a family vacation that would take us half way around the world, Southampton to Singapore, in 37 days. We had some good times and some not so good times, and met many new friends, but I can ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MarkSD

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Well the BEST part of the whole cruise was definitely the food. 5 star!

This is where it goes a little off course---so to speak. Do to this being the first time the Sapphire did this route. Well the weather dictated the what, when and how the cruise would unfold. We wanted and did ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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beckyrushton89

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holiday of a lifetime

Where do I begin? The cruise was absolutely fantastic. Whoever faults this cruise needs there heads checking. The ship itself is beautiful, In fabulous condition. The rooms were cleaned every day and night. Our room ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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welshy74

4 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Stunning ship - shame its MSC

Who could not get excited about being one of the first to sail a brand new ship?  The smell of the new carpets and furniture and how everything shined and glimmered was just perfect and it was a pleasure to sail ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Gazroberts80

3 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

Return to Form

We last sailed on Oceana back in 2015 and felt the ship was really beginning to show it’s age. Some spectacular ports of call including Venice, Kotor, Florence, Rome and Capri together with beautiful long warm, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cking1998

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Love P&O but standards are slipping

We love cruising and love P&O but standards seem to be slipping a bit. Embarkation/disembarkation: Emabarkation was very smoothe. Cases taken at Southampton and was on the ship within the hour. The same goes ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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expatriate

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Inaugural trans Atlantic , non stop Southampton, UK to NewYork , USA.

Basically used as transport from the UK to the Caribbean, we had time to take this trip as part of our itinerary to reach home. Southampton check in -very quick and efficient the only flaw was NCL’s oversight ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ragann63

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good, not great.

Chose this for the crossing, our first. Booked adjoining mini-suites. Stay away from Deck 9! Rooms are above the clubs and music is crazy loud. Southampton is a great town full of personality and history. Spend ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Pinksian1981

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing first cruise

This was our first cruise. We chose a mini suite with balcony which was a great choice especially with two children. It was on offer and we couldn’t refuse! Unfortunately due to bad gales in Southampton the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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1871 supporter

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

P&O cost cutting

Give Ventura another try as this was only cruise from Southampton for Oct school holidays. This time not impressed with Ventura. Check in was quite slow Once on board we went to buffet, very poor selection ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Pinksian1981

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing week

My husband and I had the opportunity to go away without the children and found this cruise with 8 days notice. I had always wanted to go to the Fjords so finding this cruise was perfect. We had a balcony cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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debbieedoo

1 Review Written

Lack of imagination

We have cruised with this cruise line several times. We had always had a good experience but since our last cruise I am a vegetarian and can only comment on the lack of vegetarian options are atrocious Lack ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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caroline1965

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as described!

Wont be using RC again or recommending them. Needed something to fit in school holidays. I wanted plenty to occupy child and flexible enough to allow them to eat / play / explore without pressure. So we could all ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Piermaster

7 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Sapphire Princess you will not be missed.

Sapphire Princess Canaries October 2019. Our fourth time on this ship in two years and in view of its final departure from Southampton this cruise was a real anti climax. Check In and boarding at ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Yingleungman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Queen Mary 2 was a total disappointment

Total disappointment in the main dinning room Britannia (1) We are a party of six, setting of tables was unreasonably tight between tables. One end of our table was against a wall, waiters had to squeeze themselves ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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2ndhoney

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just OK

I've sailed on other cruise lines and Royal was not my favorite, but they were going to a port that I really wanted to go to and not many other cruiselines went there. This was a family trip so that my dad and the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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grapau27

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Excellent Explorer

We stayed overnight in a hotel in Southampton then got a taxi to the city terminal for 11am. As D+ loyalty we got priority security and check in and were on the ship within 20 minutes. We called into the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Jao1953 avatar

Jao1953

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Flatters to Deceive

This was my first and probably last MSC cruise. It's a pity because the ship itself has some good points and the ports of call were fantastic. We picked the ship up in Southampton along with what it turns out ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GARogers

1 Review Written

Not what we expected

Second cruise with RC, first one was on the Navigator (pre refurbishment) and that was so much better, as my wife is in a wheelchair there were many issues that we feel should be addressed:- -Lack of unisex ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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lozzles1987

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Incredible Experience

We have sailed with Princess several times, and this year tried a longer cruise (we normally do 14 nights). We haven't been on Sapphire before, but we knew we would love the whole experience since we had two ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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