Posted May 24th, 2017, 03:59 AM
She is one of the best ships we have sailed on, and that includes Seabourn ones and Cunard.
She was our first big ship back in Oct 2001 and we have loved her ever since.
She takes the seas extremely well, having been built to do so. Her stern is beautifully tiered, something P&O of old used to do when they built their ships. Unfortunately they will never build a ship so beautifully again.
Her Atrium is lovely, with a Lalique glass sculpture with water running down it. It is not a glizty ship, but none of P&O's ships are - thank God. Andersons Bar is like a Gentleman's Lounge Bar - very very nice, one of the best bars around. Her Crow's Nest is also one of the best with the bar centrally located at the back. The outside bars are all great, the Pennant Bar especially having a great view of the wake of the ship. As someone else has mentioned, she has one of the best dance floors around, something that seems to be disappearing from ships nowadays. The Library has got smaller as it's been moved from where it used to be - where Sindhu now is. The MDR's are very nice. We've always had Club Dining and used to always be placed in the Alexandria Restaurant which we prefer, but now, of course, that is only for Club Dining and the Oriental is for Freedom dining only. As mentioned she now has a Sindhu, which is Atul Kochar's restaurant. He is a Michelin starred chef and, having eaten in his restaurant in London, I can assure you the food is excellent, almost as good as on land. As mentioned by someone else, she has a Beach House which is well worth trying.
She has always had a lovely atmosphere and a day at sea on her, sunbathing out on deck, is a wonderful experience. I have many happy memories of her even now.