1st Cruise EVER!
Britannia Cruise Review to Caribbean
Sail date: October 26, 2018
Cabin type: Balcony
Traveled as: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago
Review summaryFirst cruise for me and to be honest there are more pluses than minuses. Britannia and it's staff are amazing. Loved everything about her and the friendliness and hard working staff. One thing I was sorry about was the sail days. I found it hard to cope with squashed together sunbeds and people up and about at 5.30-6am to place towels on them. P&O. sort that out. we all want a bed but at 8 am they were all taken and hardly a person in sight just 100's and 100;s of towels! Plus the quiet pool still had a few kids in and was supposed to be adult only. I never saw any supervisors or parent telling them off for jumping in. that spoilt it for me. I think a shallow pool just for kids is needed. IF I ever cruise again I would opt for less sail days I got bored sadly as I like my beaches. One major problem us 5 ladies had was the Spa and the treatments. It was diabolical completely disorganised. One day on a Ladies afternoon pamper 17 ladies walked out as we had waited 45 minutes in a room only to find out we were sharing with men. Most of the women said their husbands would not be happy sharing steam rooms, Hydra pool and being massaged next to a strange man. So after a huge row with the Spa team we all walked with no apologies! The Spa is in total disarray. When our final bill came 2 out of 5 of us ladies had a bill for a spa treatment we had never had and one for a non existent blow wave. When we went to the Spa to sort it out this caused so much confusion and another row we had to complain to customer services. Be careful if you use the Spa.....or even if you don't!
Food and Dining
Large comfy sofas and a lovely live entertainment on saol days. Staff amazing and remember your drinks.
More of a pub atmosphere noisy at times but very friendly.
Amazing staff and they all remember you and your names after the first day! Silver service was impeccable.
Very impressive and a head turner.
Some great shows to be had, but get the 1 hour early.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
If there is more than 1 cabin being booked (perhaps friends or family) make sure they are at least on the same deck! As we were a party of 5 ladies 1 cabin on deck 14 and 1 on deck 10. the lack of communication led to us missing each other and searching the ship for each other constantly during our holiday.....In other words many missed hours. We used the phones in our rooms to contact each other to arrange to meet but sometimes the lifts were slow and we had to look for each other. Wifi expensive so we could not text etc. to say where we were.