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Holiday ruined by £160 hidden flight charges by Cruiser95588854

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

Had a lovely time on Britannia - great itinerary service food BUT when i went to book seats on the flight for the 4 people in my party so we could sit on an 8 hour flight together was greeted with a £20 per person each way charge ! When i complained to Cruise 118 all they wanted to do was blame P&O as it was their fee - Cruise 118 did not tell me about it when i booked . The flight was a charter so they spent endless time trying to flog stuff to you as well  [ Thompson's ] Lesson learned - ask stuff you do not think to when you book !  

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First time on a cruise ship by Cruiser55564230

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

We were a little apprehensive as it was are 1st cruise..........But we were both blown away by the whole 15 days..........Service,Food,Entertainment was 1st class.

Apart from Feeding and drinking and putting ourselves to bed P&O did everything for us.

We loved being Beach bums during the day and Then dressing up for The Evenings.

We did freedom Dining which was a good choice as you could plan your Evening around 2 Shows.

We will be definitely booking another cruise.

My Favorite act was the Eric and Ern show. 

Big Thanks To P&O For a great Cruise.

 

Martin.

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TRY IT FOR A PLEASANT CHANGE by Cruiser68453260

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

Best part of the cruise was the quality of the food and the courteous staff    We had the cabin on top of the bridge which allowed us forward views and a large patio..

 

Not too keen on sharing tables at dinner, had to arrive early to get a single table waiting staff and food was impressive.

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Relaxing by Cruiser91563463

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

enjoyed the days at sea, Pontefract Delgada very pleasant. st Martin, st Kitts, Grenada, Barbados wonderful didn't like Dominica at all so got back on ship. Food in Horizon amazing we didn't bother eating anywhere else. the live lounge resident band Pulse brilliant.

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Hell on the high sees by Cruiser85526392

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

We would NOT recommend this ship to anyone who is used to some style and comfort. We had a mini suite mid ship on deck 15 for three weeks, the noise from above was shear hell! It was like being in a tin can and they were unable to move us as the ship was full.

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first time transatlantic by Cruiser86599760

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

as this was our first time on a transatlantic cruise were  very pleased with the way the ship handled the storm we sailed through and the many activities provided which kept us busy throughout the cruise

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Nice ship. by Cruiser95900726

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

Overall a good holiday , lovely ship , clean ,good food ,good dining & cabin service.

Not so impressed with the evening entertainment , only 3 production shows ,which for 15 nights wasn't enough. A lot of individual performers were fair but not as good as I've experienced on other ships.

Evening activities seemed to clash with late dining , so we missed quiet a lot of the quizzes.

Gengeral pool staff uninterested .lots of glasses , towels ,plates left lying about into the evening around the pool area, very untidy .

Bought a soft drinks package ,only a choice of 4 drinks ,tonic, lemonade ,coke & Diet Coke.Unable  to get Tonic at certain bars , if you purchase a drinks package you should be able to get all drinks at all the bars.

Soot on the chairs & deck areas at the back of the ship, resulting in dirty clothes that had to have special cleaning as a general wash wouldn't remove the marks.

Reception advised us to give to the cabin steward ,who would have the items cleaned with no charge.

Never say never , Britannia is a lovely ship ,but I do think something's need attention.

 

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Just a bit too British for me by trelawnytwo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Europe

Although initally disapointed with Britannia, I grew to love it, never felf crowded, always somewhere to sit and relax. Food OK but not spectacular, got fed up with the P&O Classics on the menu every night! Entertainment OK, loved the Limelight Club, Jaki Graham and Madeline Bell amazing, best two nights of the cruise.

Cabin small but comfortable with everything you need, cabin steward very helpful and efficient. Ports good, excursions good value for money and well organised.

Hated the sailaway parties!

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first timers by Cruiser64661061

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Europe

Excellent we both enjoyed it all. Loved the ship, the room, the food, entertainment ports, F&B staff.

Have already recommended it to others.

 

Hope to sail again soon

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P&O Cruises by Cruiser33880307

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Europe

It was the first time we had driven down to Southampton, we had always travelled by coach , but it was organised perfectly . Our favourite stop was Cadiz.

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Norwegian fjords on 2016 by Cruiser41488369

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Scandinavia

Stunning.

Britannia 6 out of 10;

Dining:

food and service was superb 100% recommend the limelight club well worth the supplement. Buffet  worst culprits people  for not washing their hands

Entertainment:

Theatre too smal.

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4.8

Not according to plan by davsco

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Britannia

A holiday that never really happened due to the virus, what should have been a 15 day cruise turned into a 8 day Atlantic crossing back to Southampton, we will be booking again to do the same cruise.

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4.8

2nd Amazing Caribbean Cruise on Britannia by jesspopkin

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

We’re back after another fantastic Caribbean cruise on Britannia. We did same cruise 14 months ago so knew what to expect but this time we did tours through P&O and Cosol tours in St Lucia rather than our own thing. Ship looks amazing after refit. 🚢All areas easily accessible even without midship stairs. We thoroughly enjoyed walking from one end to the other visiting every public space (we’re very lucky we are able to). It was a great way to familiarise ourselves again where everything was. 🚢 The Headliner shows we saw were just excellent. Sound of the Underground is a must see. The acts were great too. The entire crew work endlessly to ensure you are well cared for from cabin stewards, waiting staff, bar staff to chefs. 🚢 We did the ships galley tour which was so informative and fantastic to see what goes on behind the scenes. Over 16000 meals prepared EACH DAY‼️ if you can get on it it’s well worth the money. Champagne and canapés included and informative talks from chefs. 🚢 We loved dressing up each evening and there are some stunning outfits out there. It was so lovely to see people so happy. Plenty of venues to sit and relax both pre & after meals. Atrium, Brodie’s, Java, Blue Bar to name a few. All very comfortable too. If you don’t want to dress up there are venues you can choose which are less formal. Horizon, glass house. Limelight club. 🚢 The restaurants have a very efficient way of allocating tables at your request. We were freedom dining so ate at different times but never waited for more that 20 minutes. Just enough time to get a cheeky G&T. Food was excellent both in presentation and amount. We were spoilt for choice. On a couple of occasions we ate in The Horizon which again was magnificent in choices. We also ate in The Glass House and Sindhu. Excellent choices. 🚢 The Lido deck is a hive of activity all day. Great music, quizzes, crew competitions. You can get involved or not totally upto you. Also has costa coffee, and eateries if you choose not to eat inside. The serenity pool was lovely too. Adults only and waiter service available. Yes the sun beds are all covered in towels first thing and this is an ongoing issue that P&O really should manage better but there didn’t seem to be anyone monitoring it and there are definitely some selfish, and privileged feeling guests out there. However I personally always managed to secure a bed on deck mainly I think because I only needed one as hubby sat in the shaded areas, and I was never on deck that early so a few beds were always available. 🚢 we did 4 P&O trips. Swimming with Turtles Barbados. Catamaran to underwater statues followed by lobster lunch on Hog Island in Grenada. Railway in St Kitts and Swimming with stingrays in Antigua. We also did a private tour in St Lucia with Cosol Tours (2nd time). Every trip without exception was excellent. Other days we did our own thing in ports. 🚢 If I have one gripe it has to be The Live Lounge. It’s a lovely venue that hosts good acts. However having been on 2 cruises on Britannia we have encountered issues with the seating in there. First time we chose seats just behind the barrier by the entrance. We were there very early as we wanted to see a specific act. however when the theatre emptied at 8:30 pm the crowd streamed in and over 100 people stood directly in front of the barrier rending our view of the stage to zero. This offended a lot of guests who had been waiting patiently to see the act. Unfortunately there was a lot of unpleasantness between those seated and standing. Exactly the same thing happened last week even though we sat in different seats. I feel the way the Live Lounge is set up with various levels cordoned with barriers it automatically lends itself for guests to stand there when no seats are available. As I say that is honestly the only issue I have with this beautiful ship and we addressed it by choosing other venues of which there are plenty. That’s it folks. If you’re lucky enough to be going on Britannia anytime soon I sincerely hope you bring back some precious memories as we have. Happy Cruising 🚢

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4.3

good enjoyable cruise unable to recommend p&o because of expensive wi-fi by Barry55

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

The service was superb except for the Wi-Fi and that service is abysmal and too expensive - it should be free like other cruise companies are now providing. Because of the Wi-Fi or lack of it, I would be unable to recommend your company to anyone. Unfortunately I have already booked other cruises with P&O but I wish I had not (purely because of the Wi-Fi). Wi-Fi is so much a part of peoples lives now and this should be recognized by P&O. Would have been 5 stars if Wi-Fi had been provided for free.

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4.5

Caribbean in Winter - what's not to like by jimbo520

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

Great cruise. We re-booked for next year whilst on the ship

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3.4

P&O Britannia by wiremanuk

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

We have previously cruised the eastern Caribbean and this cruise was mainly a break in the sun so we did not take many trips. Britannia is a good ship and the only real criticism is the dumbing down of the sail away by banning flags and “British” anthems.

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4.7

Fantastic cruise! by SoniaG

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

We have had a cruise to remember. I couldn't fault the staff or the service on the ship, they were amazing. The tours were well organised and well worth paying for. The ship is busy, but if you avoid peak times in the Horizon, there is plenty of space. The main pool is always busy on sea days and you have to be tolerant of the 'sunlounger issue' which has happened on every cruise I've been on! We always eventually found a space. I would definitely recommend Britannia for a holiday.

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4.2

A fantastic trip to start the year by hobcruise

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia

A wonderful ship with great facilities, great food and fabulous entertainment.

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4.5

Good Caribbean Cruise by Subbuteo27

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia / Destination: Caribbean

First Caribbean cruise and would go again. Not the best cruise line we have used, but good value for the price. Very impressed by the captain and how he kept us informed of changes.

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4.8

Christmas and New Year 2019/20 by Spats

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Britannia

Outstanding. Apart from Sea Day #TowelWars Very busy cruise with 3776 sailors!

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