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Try to get to the theatre in plenty of time for the shows - it gets full up very quickly.
2 tips. 1 as I have already mentioned plan your route from cabin to lifts/stairs and avoid mid ship fits if you can. Tip 2. Our cabin was an even number cabin on F deck ( deck 9). We were obviously very lucky with weather and sailing conditions all the way over the Atlantic. Our cabin was Port side ( the left) and we had the sun rising every morning and quite often spent a couple of hours on our balcony which was lovely. I am not clever enough to know if the port side gets whatever sun is going on every cruise but certainly on our cruise we got it every morning and not only that it because of the ships route we gat it most of the day. Worth thinking about if you like that sort of thing when choosing your cabin.
Don’t listen to negative comments
Be aware of the daily gratuity charge per personexce
Get to know the layout quickly it’d big ship
Take a good book to read on sea days as we've found on here and other p & o ships its a bit boring on sea days. No golf , rock climbing or even much in the way of quizzes that there is on other lines.
Don't use the lifts. This way you may burn some of the inevitable calories you're going to consume.
Book your own trips. The ships are far too expensive
For a ship that is the flagship for P-O I am afraid I would not sail on it again (sorry just being honest)
Give yourself plenty of time to find your way around this huge ship. Enjoy exploring it without rushing to find everything straight away.
Lunch at the Glass House and afternoon drinks in the Crows Nest.
There is always somewhere cosy and quiet to sit on Britannia which means you do not need to spend a lot of time in your cabin to relax. I feel very at home on her. Cannot wait til next year.
Be prepared for the queuing with the lifts!!
Enjoy her. Not my favourite place
Ship has a few faults, like the lack of stairs in midship but overall sailing on the Britannia was a wonderful experience
Go to breakfast and lunch early, and be aware that the lifts system is totally overwhelmed at all times , so you need to leave plenty of time to get around, especially for dinner.
Be prepared to wait for the lifts.
If you are offered an upgrade - don;t accept it if you have chosen a specific cabin as you cannot refuse it once you have accepted it. Also, if you are choosing a cabin - select one at the rear of the ship.