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Britannia Cruise Review to Canaries

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5

Spain And Portugal

Sail date: April 07, 2019

Ship: Britannia

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise and it was excellent. We met many of the stars onboard and watched a lot of great shows. The food and service was excellent in all the restaurants. We had a forward facing balcony cabin on deck 15 (A103) and much to our surprise it was an excellent cabin but we were lucky with the weather. Cabin steward was also very helpful. Can't think of any negatives except the lifts which seemed to have a life all if their own and more photographers are required on these cruises as they were overwhelmed by the amount of work from passengers.


5 out of 5
Very good and we were on board before the scheduled time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The ships restaurants were amazing they were helpful when you couldn't decide what to have they told you want their opinion on the food also when you didn't know what to have for a starter or you didn't want any of then which was on the menu they would offer you melon. The staff were very friendly towards us .

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Excellent entertainment. All the shows we watched were top notch.


5 out of 5
The entertainment was the best thing ever because its was a strickly come dancing cruise we had all the entertainment from that but considering it was a strickly cruise there was still lots of other activities to do if you aren't interested in the strickly bit. I love shows the magician one was amazing considering the magician wasnt there it was done by the headlines theater company

Children's Programs

The kids club was ok in the H20 club if you like gaming,poker and board games but if you didn't enjoy those sorts of things it was quite boring

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It all looked fine to us.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Because this cabin is a front facing one we wasnt sure about it because the higher you are on tge ship the more the movement of the ship is felt, especially through the balcony can be used at sea even though we were told otherwise before the cruise. It turned out to be the best balcony ever because you can eat on the extra large balcony and you can read on the balcony while sunbathing instead of fighting to get a sun bed on top deck you can do it on your balcony and it's much more quiet than up there on top deck.

Ship tip

Book your next cruise onboard and yiu get a lot of benefits like double onboard spending money

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
Only used southampton to embark in ship.

Funchal, Madeira

3 out of 5
We did the hop on hop off bus it was good because you can get off at any time you would like to and explore the place.

La Palma, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
We loved the black sand beach which was nearly empty and only 5 minutes walk from the ship. Great shops as well.

Gran Canaria

5 out of 5
Nice friendly town. Good beer as well.

Tenerife, Canary Islands

4 out of 5
Nice shops, friendly locals and nice food


5 out of 5
Excellent. One of our favourite ports.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
In Lisbon we decided that we would you to the aquarium but because it's quite a long walk we got there by a tut tut even though it was raining it was still a great experience. The only thing was that there was long queus for getting into the place because it was raining and school holidays. Still a great visit. Entrance fees are very reasonable.


5 out of 5
The disembarkation was one of the quickest ones we have ever done once your group has been called forward it's like two seconds before you get off the ship and collect your luggage
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