Britannia Cruise Review by amfc_lenny
- Sail Date: October 2018
- Destination: Caribbean
The Britannia is a great ship,and we enjoyed our holiday the chance to wind down from work for several days before in the Caribbean was great.
I found the ship to be very clean and tidy, however I will say the colour pallate is a little on the neutral side and not to every ones taste.
The inside of the ship, and central area is pleasant to spend time in, however we tended once the weather warmed up after Maderia to spend most of our time in the Sunset bar on the aft of the ship which was a pleasant spot.
We booked for the 8.30 fixed dining, thinking this would free up more time in ports and we would be able to see the early shows/ entertainment. We were very disappointed that a lot of evenings there was no early 7pm shows only 8:30pm, (whilst we were dining) or 10:45pm. (Quite a while to wait after dinner).
P&O to sort this out as it's quite unfair on those with the later dining choice.
We did also try and see a late show at the live lounge, and found that there were no seats , as a lot of people had gathered there for the later disco.
Our cabin steward looked after us well, our standard balcony cabin, was smart and the shower and storage walk in wardrobe larger than I expected, The balcony is a little narrow compared to some other ships we were moored next too.
The food was generally good in the restaurant, but things were not always exactly as described. The food in the buffet got quite repetitive on a fortnight cruise. I think there needs to be a little more variety,very traditional very british fare.
I was a little disappointed in the activities on offer, I enjoy my art and there were no art or craft sessions on board. Though lots of pub quizs.
Personally I thought the sail away parties were a little bit brash especially the one in Antigua with Azura moored alongside us.
We stayed for the 15 day cruise, having decided on the extra day in Barbados, and we felt like P&O basically ignored us with very little information on the last 2 days. People were sat around the ship with their carry on on day 14 it kind of felt like our holiday had already ended:(
We did the land and sea tour in St Lucia which was excellent, gave a really good feel for the island, and we enjoyed the swim off the catamaran.
In Antigua, we did a half day beach activity to Dickenson Bay, which was enjoyable despite the occasional rain
Barbados on our 2nd day we did the farewell to Barbados tour which was nice to see with a few short stops and a bit of lunch.
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