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4 out of 5

Holiday ruined by £160 hidden flight charges by Cruiser95588854

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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 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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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

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

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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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

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

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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4.5 out of 5

Fabulous med cruise by weasie74

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We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week honeymoon to the med. we had pure luxury from start to finish. If you are celebrating and can afford it, I highly recommend buying the ultimate celebration package before you go. It is well with the money. I had a huge bouquet of flowers waiting for us in the room, dressing gown and slippers for each of us. We had a couples massage, a huge breakfast in bed with champagne, a photo and frame, 2 meals in additional Michelin starred restaurants, Belgian chocolates, dessert treats served twice in our room. Well worth the money! The staff are all very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. There is a grab section on the lidobdecls sonofbyou are sunbathing and don’t want to move for lunch you can get salads, sandwiches and wraps, fruit pots and desserts to eat on deck as well as burgers and fries being served constantly. P@O are feeders!! The food everywhere is AMAZING! all the restaurants are fabulous, choose your formal wear carefully as you might not get in it the second week! We were fortunate enough to have 2 meals in the restaurants as part of our celebration package, we chose Sindhu and Epicurean. Sindhu was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. In fact it was an experience from start to finish and the staff are wonderful. The Epicurean was equally as fab, completely different food but an experience all the same! Where else would I try frogs legs and love them! Entertainment was good, if theatrevis your thing then you will love it, state of the art theatre and some good acts, our favourite was the charismatic Jimmy James who we saw twice. The only thing that I would grumble about is the up selling! It just felt like we were constantly being asked to spend more money. We did feel a little obliged to buy products after our massage which annoyed me. If you hit a costa coffee or coke they will try and sell you a drinks card, these do save money but sometimes trying to get a Costa coffee can be a little slow! Be prepared to say no! You can no longer check your bill on your tv so we went to reception a couple of times to get a print out of the bill to keep tabs on spending, let’s face it, cruises aren’t cheap! This is a family cruise ship so if you like to sunbathe in a quieter area there is a quiet zone at the front of the ship. On windy days or if you want absolute peace the best place is a sneaky place we found at the back of the shop starboard side! You might get a little soot though but is great for dolphin spotting near Morocco! Anyway, we had an extremely relaxing and luxurious honeymoon and have visited some amazing places. We have fond memories of the ship and can’t wait to book our next cruise. We met some lovely people, saw some beautiful sunsets and sunrises and have the privilege of seeing dolphins 3 times naturally swimming along side us! Fantastic time.

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5 out of 5

Another wonderful cruise on Britannia.... by Charlottejjw

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Another wonderful cruise on Britannia. Cannot complain about anything, as usual. Food and service was absolutely wonderful, which explains the few pounds I’ve gained! Cannot wait to book for the third time.

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3.5 out of 5

The Med by mchammer12

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

We did the same cruise last year School holidays limit us Don’t think we will do it again as it’s the same ports and there are too many other places in the world to see

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4.5 out of 5

Great way to see the Med! by sidezy

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The best way to see the world (without your own super yacht!) If I could afford it, I’d retire to a cruise ship. I’m missing it like crazy!

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4.4 out of 5

Fantastic Ffords by cunnah37

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A fantastic cruise that exceeded our expectations and has made us want to go again

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4 out of 5

Fabulous Itinerary but Overall Experience of Ship Average by JennieI

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The cruise itinerary was great and loved Norway. We both felt that the staff on board of Britannia didn’t seem to want to be there. Food in the MDR was very average so we spent most of our evenings having to pay to eat elsewhere. We usually cruise with Celebrity which is far superior both in Staff awareness/helpfulness, MDR and the whole feel of the ship. Would we go on Britannia again??? If the itinerary suits but, not otherwise.

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3.5 out of 5

Bit of a let down.very pretty 2 ports out of 4, ohers we felt werent seeing by sue21

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Staff were excellent. Let down by a what we thought was a senior crew member telling another he was no good and wont be staying! Disembarkation was its usual mess, porters who assisted me were first class, Lifts were a terrible issue crew should be there to supervise lifts. People who has a mobility issue were having to walk down the stairs, with cases.. When will you get yourself organised

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3.6 out of 5

High expectations of quality of service not met. Medicore service and food. by Triban

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

High expectations of quality of service not met. Medicore service and food.

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