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4 out of 5

Holiday ruined by £160 hidden flight charges by Cruiser95588854

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/ 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 !  

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5 out of 5

First time on a cruise ship by Cruiser55564230

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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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4 out of 5

TRY IT FOR A PLEASANT CHANGE by Cruiser68453260

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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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5 out of 5

first time transatlantic by Cruiser86599760

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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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2 out of 5

Hell on the high sees by Cruiser85526392

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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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4 out of 5

Nice ship. by Cruiser95900726

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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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5 out of 5

Relaxing by Cruiser91563463

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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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4 out of 5

Just a bit too British for me by trelawnytwo

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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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5 out of 5

first timers by Cruiser64661061

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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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5 out of 5

P&O Cruises by Cruiser33880307

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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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4 out of 5

Norwegian fjords on 2016 by Cruiser41488369

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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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4.7 out of 5

1st Cruise EVER! by 77Hilary77

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

First 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!

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1 out of 5

BRITANNIA TRANSATLANTIC CRUISE 2018.... by rob87

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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.

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5 out of 5

I would deffo recommend the... by ginsister

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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 .

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3.7 out of 5

Trip from ship - Cinque Terre by Timesx2

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Enjoyable cruise, nice ship though nothing special (have travelled on other P&O ships and they were like comparing the Ritz to Britannia being a Holiday Inn). Didn't feel as big as I expected. Food in the Horizon self service restaurant was good with plenty of choice but the Oriental in the evening was less good, with soup and vegetables usually cold, poor vegetable choice (as before, green beans and stew pack every night became a joke on our table of 8 people).

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2 out of 5

P&O BRITANNIA. 12 NIGHTS CANARIES... by Quincycquinn

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P&O BRITANNIA. 12 NIGHTS CANARIES AND AZORES. 2018. A party of six of us, everyone sorley disappointed, slowly but surely during the course of the cruise, finding out that some of the amenities were available only to loyalty holders , hence the huge disappointment, of not being allowed into the one place I myself was exited to be able to use 'the retreat '😖 , which onboard the RC the oasis was heaven, so I thought this would be the highlight of the cruise especially for me ! What an annoyance to find myself with my nose pressed against the crack of the locked doors of the retreat, wondering why? Soon became apparent as the staff made it clear that if you are just a lowley minion , and not a 'loyalty holder' be off to the boiler room with you,ha! We were allocated to one Restraunt, (freedom dining) 4 of those nights were formal , so unless the menfolk wore formal wear understandably you wernt allowed in , but could you visit any other restaurants paying or otherwise No! So buffet dining only , as long as the teenager eating times in the buffet had finished were you then allowed in🙄🙄🙄. Now bearing in mind the majority of clientele aboard were I would say 70 years or older, and also wheel chair users etc, this I'm sure is perfect for the client seeking a cruise that is orientated, for their needs, but would have been greatly appreciated if the cruise operator would have given us a bit of an insite, as to the clientele which are suited to this cruise, in the same respect we wouldn't have booked a Disney cruise , Entertainment, visited the theatre twice out of the 12 NIGHTS, and nearly missed out on those , as they were comedy acts and we weren't too keen , but TUCKER and the other comedian were absolutely brilliant! Although we did have to go for the 10.30 showing as it was impossible to get a seat, (such a large ship , such a small theatre). Unfortunately we found that out of hundreds of staff only a few would interact or smile, regardless of our being constantly polite and smiling 🙄! None of our party are 'foodies ' and are quite easily pleased, but whether it was the buffets or restaurants the food was either totally bland or totally over salted! Maybe the chefs didn't need to try too hard because of the age of the clientele they hoped the tast buds weren't firing on all cylinders! Most food either served or self serve buffet was COLD! I personally really like porridge, but unfortunately not the tasteless watery gruel that was served, please sir I Don't want any more🙁🙁, We thought renaming the ship to the 'REVENUE'of the seas🤑🤑😠! May suit the Brittania better, ...at every available opportunity, whether eating, reading , quietly, having a drink, any place anytime anywhere, you would get touted! To purchase one of the very many venues that takes place ' every day ' and it wouldn't be a particularly soft sell either😖😖😖😖! We do understand it is the company, and not the over worked employee. Although we had empathy with the employees , and their plight, we did work and save hard for this ...so called relaxing holiday! , mind you we didn't have to trapse around too much looking at what different destinations had to offer as the majority of our time was at sea!!!!🤨🤨🤨🤨. You got the feeling that a couple of ports were just for refuelling purposes as the amount of time ashore was very limited. So in a nutshell! For one and a half grand per person (balcony.inc.oooo😮) this is what we got , cold tasteless food unless paying in other restraunts Sinduh was fabulous! went twice...or starved! 😏😏😏, rubbish entertainment limited access to facilities unless paying ,a long time at sea , well there was the company's revenue to meet! (Keep em onboard keep em spending ...I wonder if that's their motto?) . Expect to do a lot of waiting around for lifts etc as the elderly and disabled do have priority, no dispute there , but would have been nice to have been briefed on these things . Mr Tumbles as we called the Captain, because of the way he addressed his customers onboard, which would either relate to a very young person , or he assumed the majority of people had senile dementia, ... I'm sure he is a very nice man though..just 'tickety boo!' 😂😂😂. So P&O we gave you a go, will we book with you next time the answer is No!

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4.8 out of 5

Excellent cruise by templebell

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Very friendly staff. Captain Wesley Dunlop is a great character

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5 out of 5

Fabulous Cruise by cally1284

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We also visited Monaco - you need to do the Hop on Hop Off bus - the ride is amazing through the tunnels! Although the tender transfers are not for the feint hearted!!

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4.5 out of 5

Fantastic Holiday by EMandAL

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

Fantastic experience. Not much for under 2s tho. Out of the 3 pools they are allowed in, two are 5’5” and one is about 4” deep. Also no kids club for U2’s. Other than that everything was amazing, food, service, facilities all 5*

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4.7 out of 5

Rock hard toast by GeoffandCaz

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The only voice of discontent in during the whole cruise between four of us was "toast's a bit hard"...really? Yup - fabulous attitude and service from every member of P&O staff, entertainment staff were superb, great experience from start to finish.

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