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506 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews
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98
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Axholme Wanderer
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We believed all the marketing hype about the Britannia, but boarding on deck 4, felt like getting on via the cargo hold. After finding our way to the atrium, we felt so deflated, Is this it ? so bland, characterless and certainly no ... Read more
tankel2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Having enjoyed a wonderful P&O Azura Baltic cruise last year, this holiday was to celebrate my partner's 70th and had been planned for months. Flight with Thomas Cook was fine although having paid to upgrade to Premium Economy, it was ... Read more
JNO3
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Tried this ship as it was new and we really wanted to cruise in the Caribbean. We were not disappointed. The ship is lovely. Beautiful contemporary atrium and nice decor throughout. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We had an inside ... Read more
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OzzyD
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Just returned from a 2-week fly/cruise in the Caribbean November 2016 on the P&O Britannia. This is an honest and mainly very positive review and is my personal view only. Pre cruise- personal planner/ booking excursions/seats ... Read more
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Extremely-Disappointed
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our first cruise on the Azura and last! We flew from Gatwick to Barbados and joined the ship there. We had to wait hours for our suitcases to be delivered to our cabin and then it was a rush to attend the muster drill and go for ... Read more
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kalos
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,403 forum post
17 helpful votes
This transatlantic cruise for us personally was our best yet . Many thanks to the P&O advisors who gave us excellent pre cruise help and advice. Same goes for you guys here on Critics, many thanks. Also the flight from ... Read more
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debsdking
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and overall it was very enjoyable. The flight was good with plenty of space, good food and choice of entertainment. On arrival we were transferred to the docks for check in. As it was a chartered flight by ... Read more
SGrier23
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
This is my first Cruise review, although I have done many on TripAdvisor. This review if of our recent cruise holiday from Barbados to Southampton, finishing on Friday 25th March 2016. P&O Britannia is a massive ship, with over ... Read more
rsoarer
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Britannia Cruise Barbados ~ Southampton - Balcony Stateroom E312 We are a retired couple and enjoy travelling the world, we have been on 10 cruises this was the worst one by miles...! Here is a copy of the complaints letter I sent to ... Read more
jetset763
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Just back from the Barbados to Southampton Transatlantic. We were left feeling very disappointed. We don't usually moan and we never try to find fault with things but there was so many obvious problems that we just found the whole ... Read more
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Banjo_uk
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
22 helpful votes
I had read numerous reviews about this vessel and in general they did not make for good reading but I joined the ship with an open mind. First impressions were good, a modern ship with what looked like modern facilities but this ... Read more
daves147
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 helpful votes
We are mid 50s husband and wife and have cruised for nearly 20 years more than 20 times. We have been with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, P&O, Cunard, Ocean Village, Regent, Holland America and NCL. (P&O three times now - ... Read more
Humbermart
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Having read most of the reviews of the Britannia, we were a little concerned about what would be in store for us, have spent over £3K just on the booking. This would be our fourth cruise, having previously sailed with; Cunard/QE2, ... Read more
SH56
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
23 helpful votes
Very disappointed to see our cruise came down by 50% a few weeks before. This is the second time this has happened to us. My advice would be to not book early with P&O. Our cabin was situated mid ship, there was no access to any ... Read more
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noodlebaby
Member Since 2016
1 review
86 helpful votes
I decided to write this to hep advise all you new cruisers out there what to expect, now I have returned I am somewhat angry at the one sided and downright inaccurate reviews from some of the more seasoned cruisers who repeatedly compare ... Read more
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rosielom
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Previously cruised on nearly all of P&O fleet so were a bit apprehensive prior to cruise due reviews but really enjoyed Britannia. We have done the repositioning cruise before on Ventura so were happy for the number of sea days and ... Read more
nikkikeith@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have just returned from Cruise on P & O Britannia from Caribbean to Southampton and don’t normally write reviews but wanted to on this occasion. New boat – really! Seemed quite tatty in some areas. Cabins were good but ... Read more
Chelly04
Member Since 2014
1 review
29 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I am writing this review as a first time cruiser on P&O, and therefore the Britannia. We flew to Barbados, from Gatwick on a Dreamliner, which had a little extra legroom, always appreciated! On arrival in Barbados, we were lined ... Read more
Saltertongirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Had been looking forward to a break, flew from Bournemouth Dreamliner up-grade for extra leg room..... my husband enjoys a G & T inflight only 6 cans Tonic on board for the whole plane. Arrived Barbados smooth transfer, strange ... Read more
Dolphin@sea
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was right time of the year to do a Caribbean Cruise and wanted to do one for 14 nights. Overall we were happy, but the buffet restaurants were too cramped and felt like eating in a canteen. At times it wasn't cleaned properly. The main ... Read more
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bipbopbip12
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just sailed on azura for Caribbean 2 weeks we went on the same ship last March . What a differance the ship is last year was grotty and carpets dirty , We knew it was going for a refit so decided to give it another try Glad we ... Read more
Discruff@btconnect.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have just come back from our cruise. We had a fantastic holiday. Our flight was from Gatwick to Barbados. Check in was so easy. Flight with Thomas Cook was good. The crew made us very comfortable. When we reached our destination we ... Read more
Katie246
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I have recently come back from a 2 week cruise on the Britannia to the Caribbean ,I have been on many different cruise ships but the Britannia by far is the worst ship ever. The food was appalling in the Meridian Restaurant the menu was ... Read more
Kenny T
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We brought the cruise forward, for family reasons, as it was planned for my retirement (end March) wife's 60th (early May) to be taken around end April. Very apprehensive, having read many reviews. Firstly the ship was beautiful, big and ... Read more
peterpervis
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I booked a cruise as a birthday treat for myself and my partner and this was our first trip with P&O, usually opting for Celebrity and Oceania on one occasion also. We booked for flexible dining in the Peninsular Restaurant which ... Read more
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