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587 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews
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Mitchell F
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Did a fly cruise for the first time on the P&O Azura The 8 hour flight to Barbados was fine once the suitcases had been handed over at the airport we didn't see them till in the cabin The in flight movies a bit poor you could ... Read more
kenmcdou48
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
We fancied seeing the Caribbean and sailing across the Atlantic. Our first cruise was not a disappointment! P&O were very organised and we experienced no hassle. From embarkation to the easiest disembarkation at Southampton, ... Read more
Rocky of London
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
We use this cruise to relax and not get jet lag on the way back, just chill on sea days and enjoy the ships entertainment each night, Good bunch of passengers playing deck quoits each day and we was able to play until the day before ... Read more
Cruisedogy
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have just returned from the reposition cruise on the Britannia front the Caribbean to Southampton. We few from Manchester on a 15 year old TCX airbus that had great leg room and a great crew. At Bridgetown we left the plane straight ... Read more
Sam2000!
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We needed a break in the sun and this cruise suited us - dates and location. Fist time with P&O. We enjoyed it very much but potential customers (and P&O) need to be aware of several niggles. Firstly although part of the same group ... Read more
Patdb
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
First of all the positives: The flight and transfers were excellent on a Dreamliner from Manchester. We upgraded our seats but it's not really essential as the standard seats are larger than normal. Our balcony cabin on A deck was ... Read more
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Penny Ledges
Member Since 2017
1 review
31 helpful votes
We choose this cruise as friends had already booked . We had already done 2 identical cruises previously on Azura and they were amazing on a brilliant ship (we have also travelled on Ventura and Oriana..prefer Azura. 1.Britannia is huge ... Read more
IvanRich
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
WE chose this cruise for a group of seven (5 Family with two girlfriends) to celebrate a triple achievement; 40th Anniversary, Retirement and 61st birthday. We have previously sailed with P&O on Azura and Oceana, so a comparison is ... Read more
PurpleOrchid67
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for it's itinerary & dates but were a bit concerned about some of the negative reviews of Britannia but decided to give it a try. This was our 5th cruise but the 1st with P&O. We were not disappointed in the ... Read more
ongewoo
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Booked this cruise 18 months ago for my sisters 70th Birthday. !4 nights Caribbean . Very disappointed. The ship is far to big and crammed full of guests. None of the public areas are big enough to cope with the volume of passengers.Could ... Read more
mattshawman
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
I thought I'd do a detailed review of our recent Britannia cruise, especially as there were so many mixed (and rather short) reviews about this ship, which were starting to make us wonder if we had made the right choice. Overall, iit was ... Read more
rsnannie
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Embarkation was quick and efficient - aircraft landed at 2.30pm and we were in our cabin by 3.45pm. We were looked after very well by our cabin steward on D deck.. We were Freedom Dining in the Peninsular restaurant and enjoyed the ... Read more
Food galore
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We go nearly every year to the Caribbean because we like getting away from the cold/ wet weather and love the laid back atmosphere of the islands The Azura is a lovely ship kept very clean and the staff are mostly very happy and ... Read more
SUZI B
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We Embarked at Barbados as independent travellers, which ran very smoothly. We haven't sailed with P and O for several years, and wanted to go back to relive what we remembered being good entertainment and food ! We quickly noticed the ... Read more
Roland123
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Before sailing on Britannia we have only been on Thomson and P&O Oceana so can't compare with any other cruise lines. We enjoyed the cruise but think Britannia is too big, not very well designed (too many dead ends, no promenade ... Read more
theoneandonlymrb
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This is our second time on this ship We were travelling as family group of which there were 10 of us in total The cruise was around the Caribbean islands of Curacao, Aruba, Grenada, ST Vincent, St Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, St Maarten ... Read more
garymart
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We flew direct to Barbados then transferred to the ship. This process was very quick and good apart from our bus being very small which meant hand luggage had to be kept on our knees during the 30 minute ride. The embarkation process ... Read more
sylviajackson9
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have sailed with P & O before on Azura, but this was our first time on Britannia we have heard a lot of different people who had been on Britannia and we had mixed reviews so we did not really know what to expect, but I will say you ... Read more
sparkelle
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This cruise was booked by my husband to celebrate his early retirement and we had a fab time, I didn't give 5 stars due to the lack of stairs mid-ship (let's get that one out of the way), it was a pain at peak times and port days when the ... Read more
Claire yorkshire
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have been to the Norwegian Fjords on the Britannia previously and found the ship then to be not too overcrowded. We found the Caribbean cruise crowded. It was difficult to get a sunbed on sea days if you were not up early. Trying to ... Read more
dazeafloat
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with P&O, Our last was with Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the seas so I am writing this review in comparison with that in mind. We started with a flight from Birmingham to Barbados with ... Read more
Captainclive.
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I chose a 2 week cruise on Britannia embarking on Barbados and visiting 10 islands before returning to Barbados to fly back to Gatwick. The flight out was on a Thompson 787 dreamliner, and although delayed, the aircraft was ... Read more
Rotel
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our fourth Caribbean Cruise with P& O over the past six years and our second time on Azura. We were not intending to go this year as we are already booked on Azura in Jan 2018, with a group of friends. I saw a late deal and we ... Read more
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Aquarius0
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We wanted to explore the Caribbean and had heard some good reports about P and O. The ship and holiday largely met our expectations. However,In our opinion there were too many formal nights....four out of fourteen is surely over the ... Read more
JanisB
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We went on a Caribbean cruise on the Ventura in 2014, and loved it and we decided to do another in the near future. This year we chose the Azura. It would have been good if someone had shown you how to get to your cabin, you are ... Read more

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