Great ship, food is great but limited choices compare to others, lack of activities for teenagers.

Britannia Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Britannia

France, Spain and Guernsey

Sail date: July 15, 2018

Ship: Britannia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: F537

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Ship is big but a nightmare to go around, lift and stairs inconsistent. No water park features like slides on other crusie lines, not much fun for teenagers, apart from the game room (don't want them to play electronic games all the time). Food is a bit limited, mainly English and Indian. Not much choices and everyday, virtually same food on the buffet and restaurant menu. Entertainment such as night shows is very good. There are other many activities for different ages. We particular like the quiz sessions. The cabin steward is very good and polite but staff in buffet and restaurant bit static without any smile.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
That is the most inconvenient ship we have been in. Stairs in mid ship only go up to Deck 7. some lifts on either side do not go to certain deck. It was a struggle to go around the ship, we only get used to on the very last day and still got lost. Same saying from other passengers.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

You have to remember which stairs doesn't go to which deck and so as the lifts. A nightmare.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

4 out of 5

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

4 out of 5
Lively little island, went to museum and took a bus (very cheap £1 per cheap) to Vazon bay beach (not allow to swim only for surfing). However I would recommend the Cobo Bay instead, clear water and spectacular view.

La Coruna, Spain

5 out of 5
Went to the Hercules Tower (you have to book a time to go up) and aquarium, kids love it. Get a LaCoruna Card from a tourist information centre. It only costs €11 adult, and half price for kids for 24 hours, it allows to visit 5 different venues. If you travel with few friends, get a taxi. Cheap enough.

Santander, Spain

3 out of 5
Got on a hop on hop off bus. €25 adult, half price children, including a boat trip. Visited the palace, but was closed and only open at the weekend, not many points of interest.

La Rochelle, France

5 out of 5
Visited the local market, which is not on the brochure. It is on Rue Gambetta. Love the fresh Oyster outside the market. So fresh, cheap and comes with free white wine!! Excellent

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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