Britannia Reviews

4.4 out of 5

131 reviews

Write A Review

Filter Reviews

Filter Reviews

Rating

  • (81)
  • (36)
  • (6)
  • (4)
  • (4)

Traveler Type

Cabin Type

Cabin Number

Destination

Sorted by
4 out of 5

Holiday ruined by £160 hidden flight charges by Cruiser95588854

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

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 !  

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 13
3 Comments
5 out of 5

Relaxing by Cruiser91563463

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

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.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 11
5 out of 5

First time on a cruise ship by Cruiser55564230

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 14
4 out of 5

TRY IT FOR A PLEASANT CHANGE by Cruiser68453260

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 12
5 out of 5

first time transatlantic by Cruiser86599760

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 12
2 out of 5

Hell on the high sees by Cruiser85526392

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 7
5 Comments
4 out of 5

Nice ship. by Cruiser95900726

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

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.

 

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 4
4 out of 5

Just a bit too British for me by trelawnytwo

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

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!

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 4
1 Comment
5 out of 5

first timers by Cruiser64661061

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 2
5 out of 5

P&O Cruises by Cruiser33880307

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 3
4 out of 5

Norwegian fjords on 2016 by Cruiser41488369

Verified Review
/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 4
4.3 out of 5

Another Great Caribbean Cruise on Britannia by Bugsy2k

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

4th Time on Britannia- She’s not everyone’s cup of tea but we love her. Food by and large excellent but think MDR experience is slipping a little. Loved Epicurean and Sindu but best food we had all trip was in the Glass House. Staff ascever can’t be faulted- Entertainment was, well entertaining...😀 Ports other than Dominica were great and weather but for the day in Dominica was excellent First time had the use of a suite and although we enjoyed the added room and big balcony won’t rush to spend the extra again Booked Azura next year for a change

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 2
4 Comments
4 out of 5

Caribbean 7th-21st Dec A beautiful... by richyd

Sail Date: /

Caribbean 7th-21st Dec A beautiful ship with a gorgeous atrium . Drink prices were good compared to the American ships . MDR food wasn’t exceptional but ok . We had a balcony cabin with a sofa , there was plenty of storage & coffee & tea making facilities which was appreciated . Shows were ok , but not as good as celebrity or RCI . Horizon court buffet again ok but have had better . Went to see Chesney Hawkes in limelight club which was very good . 4/5 My highlight was sitting in that lovely atrium having relaxing drinks with good friends .

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 4
1 Comment
4 out of 5

Thouroughly enjoyable by Daveeeee

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

First cruise and Caribbean visit loved it so much we booked onboard for next uear

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 1
5 Comments
3 out of 5

I would like to say... by Deanandtammie

Sail Date: /

I would like to say firstly we really enjoyed our first cruise. And would definitely cruise again. Although I have a few bad points . Our first encounter was with the customer service desk. They where very rude and dismisive regarding our luggage. We had to wait nearly 5 1/2 hours of our cases. We did take a change of clothes etc. But we didn't take our swimwear and had a trip booked for 8am the next day. The excursion crew where not available to advise us further. The other bug bear was black tie nights. We ended up having to cancel our Pre booked restaurants as my partner took a suit and waistcoat but no tie. Apparently this wasn't good enough !!! . To make it worse had to pay extra for a Meal in the other 3 restaurants or eat in the buffet. Not happy at all. Again the service desk staff where very rude. The rest of the staff where great. I would not cruise with P&O

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 1
11 Comments
3 out of 5

Britannia ship was good with... by Ron1711

Sail Date: /

Britannia ship was good with everything. Liked the room n staff were very friendly and helpful. Being a vegetarian, we found it very hard to get Indian vegetarian meal at night. Eventually we did, but we shouldn’t have had to fight for it. We went to a higher official to get it sorted only to get same meal virtually every night. At time of booking P&O said chefs will cater for us will not be any problem. On the ship they didnt help with this issue. Otherwise excellent in everything. Room staff and waiters all fantastic people. Sorry to say we won’t sail with P&O again .

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 1
3 Comments
1 out of 5

If this is your first... by Tedde

Sail Date: /

If this is your first cruise, you may like it. We have been on multiple cruises including other P&O cruises and found the Britannia to be lacking. From beginning to end the issue was the lack of customer service. The internet does not work as advertised and though we spoke to reception and the library we were informed that was that. The poor organization began the night we boarded the ship. It took hours to get our luggage and by the time we did and showered the restaurants were closed and they were closing the buffet to switch it over. We were not alone struggling to find something to eat. On days with heavy rain no alternative activities were offered leaving little to do but sit in the lobby or the pub. Drinks at the pool took up to 45 minutes and when they did often came warm and with the ice melted. The final day though the charter flights don’t depart until the evening you need to have your luggage out the night before and out of the cabin first thing in the morning. Since the new passengers don’t arrive until the afternoon there is no reason the luggage needed to be out until the morning and you could be in the cabin until mid day. They did allow for this option for another £75. Charging extra for anything they could imagine was constant. Paying for specialty restaurants or spa treatments is expected. It was charging for other things. From kitchen and engine room tours (which are normally free), to cocktails with the captain, it was a non stop bombardment. It left us questioning if P&O is having financial problems.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 2
12 Comments
5 out of 5

I would deffo recommend the... by ginsister

Sail Date: /

I would deffo recommend the rum fun 🚌 bus informative & great fun visited beautiful beaches in St Lucia & had so much fun plenty of stops for photo opportunities . Finished off by a couple of hours on pigeon point? Beach truly amazing .

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 2
1 Comment
1 out of 5

BRITANNIA TRANSATLANTIC CRUISE 2018.... by rob87

Sail Date: /

BRITANNIA TRANSATLANTIC CRUISE 2018. OCTOBER. SOUTHAMPTON TO CARIBBEAN. Young family. One child age 12. To say this is the flag ship made in 2015. Such a shame just how many flaws this ship has got. I've done loads of transatlantic. And never thought of getting of. But if I could of got a refund I would of not thought twice. I'll not go in to the flaws unless you are thinking of going on this ship and want my honest opinion. Witch is backed up by worker's on this ship. She dose have good points. But the bad definitely out way the good. Ps roll on 2020. Refit will tell all.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 2
15 Comments
3.8 out of 5

Pleasant cruise but standards are slipping by Sawejama

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Britannia is only duited to people that spend their days drinking and are rowdy. Not families that enjoy socialising , meeting new people, good entertainment and a quieter life style. Apart from visiting ports and seeing other countries it has nothing to offer

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 2
14 Comments