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Review: P&O Cruises

Cruise - Ocean Cruise

United Kingdom

Trip to venice

  • By SilverTraveller katmarie

    11 reviews


  • September 2016
  • Husband
  • Regular holiday
  • Balcony
  • Venice

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My husband and I went on a med cruise Sep, we return to P&O cruises because we love the classy decor and lifts ,foyer on the Oceana ship,we love the cabin,choosing a balcony so we can look out to sea, one shore trip we did was to Venice, tips we learnt ,there are vans which sell proseco and snacks, these are much better value whilst you wander around , we made the mistake of taking a seat in the square area,there’s a £6 a piece charge just for sitting down, orchestras were playing at each outdoor restaurant do if you budget for it, it would be a treat. It was very very busy in venice, the water did not smell , it was like a spaghetti junction on the waters leading to it,so many boats ! Well worth a visit, the gondalas were many and they take you down the little waterways of Venice and also out further ,again expensive . I liked the shop’s unique jewellery and party mosques ,lovely, I’d like to go again but with more money!

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  • sandra_42
    almost 5 years ago
    Don't be put off. While I'm glad you're concerned about docking in the heart of the city you can walk along the Zattere and spend some time in Dorsoduro. Once off the main drag much quieter with some delightful squares, the Guggenheim and the Salute. This is the part of the city where the sun goes down so graet for an early evening drink.
  • nelliebligh
    almost 5 years ago
    Our P & O cruise stops at Venice this June and I thought the cruise ships docked far away from the centre of Venice and you had to take a smaller boat over so was saddened to learn this is not the case! We have visited Venice before and don't want to brave the crowds again so this time, we'll be going to look round the other islands by smaller boat.
  • sandra_42
    almost 5 years ago
    I am not against cruises per se but I spend a great deal of time in Venice and I am very aware of how many Venetians feel about the super sized cruise ships which in recent years have been allowed into the heart of the city. They tower over the buildings and shake their foundations as they depart.
  • katmarie
    almost 5 years ago
    Sandra42 why are you commenting on this cruise review? If you clearly are anti cruise!
  • sandra_42
    almost 5 years ago
    We visit annually and stay in an apartment and join the locals in the anti cruise ship demonstrations each September.
  • drewlin
    almost 5 years ago
    Venice is beautiful and unique. We used the vaporetta to get around and next time will go out to the islands especially Murano which are not as busy.
  • katmarie
    about 5 years ago
    Hi ESW it was only a half day in venice as we got on the ship at venice to start the cruise, mostly shore excursions of similar length, we also went to Rome which was a longer day,Montenegro, Corfu, it was a 7 day cruise,we normally like a 2 week Carribean cruise more beaches etc x
  • ESW
    about 5 years ago
    How long did you have in Venice?

    Did you visit anywhere else during the cruise?