Fabulous med cruise

Britannia Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.5 out of 5
Britannia

Spain, Monaco and Italy

Sail Date: August 19, 2018

Ship: Britannia

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review Summary

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week honeymoon to the med. we had pure luxury from start to finish. If you are celebrating and can afford it, I highly recommend buying the ultimate celebration package before you go. It is well with the money. I had a huge bouquet of flowers waiting for us in the room, dressing gown and slippers for each of us. We had a couples massage, a huge breakfast in bed with champagne, a photo and frame, 2 meals in additional Michelin starred restaurants, Belgian chocolates, dessert treats served twice in our room. Well worth the money! The staff are all very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. There is a grab section on the lidobdecls sonofbyou are sunbathing and don’t want to move for lunch you can get salads, sandwiches and wraps, fruit pots and desserts to eat on deck as well as burgers and fries being served constantly. P@O are feeders!! The food everywhere is AMAZING! all the restaurants are fabulous, choose your formal wear carefully as you might not get in it the second week! We were fortunate enough to have 2 meals in the restaurants as part of our celebration package, we chose Sindhu and Epicurean. Sindhu was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. In fact it was an experience from start to finish and the staff are wonderful. The Epicurean was equally as fab, completely different food but an experience all the same! Where else would I try frogs legs and love them! Entertainment was good, if theatrevis your thing then you will love it, state of the art theatre and some good acts, our favourite was the charismatic Jimmy James who we saw twice. The only thing that I would grumble about is the up selling! It just felt like we were constantly being asked to spend more money. We did feel a little obliged to buy products after our massage which annoyed me. If you hit a costa coffee or coke they will try and sell you a drinks card, these do save money but sometimes trying to get a Costa coffee can be a little slow! Be prepared to say no! You can no longer check your bill on your tv so we went to reception a couple of times to get a print out of the bill to keep tabs on spending, let’s face it, cruises aren’t cheap! This is a family cruise ship so if you like to sunbathe in a quieter area there is a quiet zone at the front of the ship. On windy days or if you want absolute peace the best place is a sneaky place we found at the back of the shop starboard side! You might get a little soot though but is great for dolphin spotting near Morocco! Anyway, we had an extremely relaxing and luxurious honeymoon and have visited some amazing places. We have fond memories of the ship and can’t wait to book our next cruise. We met some lovely people, saw some beautiful sunsets and sunrises and have the privilege of seeing dolphins 3 times naturally swimming along side us! Fantastic time.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
No hold ups, no waiting, we were due to board at 1pm but we’re allowed to board early early and was on board the ship for 1pm eating lunch!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Every single restaurant was simply amazing! Highly highly recommend a visit to Sindhu and the Eric lanlards Epicurean.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward was like a ninja! We never actually saw her in our room but every time we cam back the bed was made, it had been cleaned and replenished and nothing was too much trouble. Waiting staff were amazing, very attentive, you ask for something, you got it. All staff were fabulous. In honesty, the most un relatable staff I found were those in guest services! But they did the job

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Outstanding!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Just go and enjoy it! If you like evening entertainment plan this well as the theatre can get busy. The lifts are a bit of a nightmare especially at busy times and sea days so be prepared to go up stairs

Ports Of Call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5

Alicante, Spain

4 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
We did the tour. We were taken to see the familia sagrada, then another cathedral and into the Spanish village. Didn’t get much time at each but it was well worth visiting and has made ya want to go back for more and spend longer there. Tour guide was fantastic. She spoke excellent English and was incredibly knowledgeable

Florence/Pisa

5 out of 5
Loved this! Pisa is a site that has to be seen to be believed and Florence is amazing. Very busy in Florence and was disappointed to not be able to go into any of the museums as very long queues so I you go book your tickets before hand!

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
We did a tour into Tuscany as we have already been to Rome. Went to a family farm and olive grove. They had laid on a lunch for us with a glass of their own wine. Very relaxed and lovely people

Cartagena, Spain

3 out of 5
Didn’t do a trip here but did a little shopping, nothing much apart from coffee shops and shops here

Gibraltar (U.K.)

4 out of 5
Didn’t get long here. We didn’t go to the monkeys but did stick up on duty free alcohol! Be warned bough, this is taken off you when you embark the ship and given back to you the day before you leave

Disembarkation

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Pisa! Seeing is believing! Dessert treats waiting for us in our room after a formal night Mrs sunset Formal night taken from back of ship Beetroot breads Length of cabin corridor! Steak being carved and served at our table View from cabin G114 Flowers and champagne waiting for us in our cabin
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