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533 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews
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biggus33
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were really looking forward to this cruise as it was our first with P&O (although we have been with Princess, Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity before) and with this being new and large we thought the ship, ... Read more
forest_
Member Since 2006
1 review
109 forum posts
5 helpful votes
So our 1st trip on Britannia, having sailed on all P&0 ships my verdict was taking the best bits from other ships and adding a little more style than other ships have. Cruise was great fun, would have liked a few more decorations ... Read more
VickiLovescruises
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Our family of 4 (2 adults, kids 15 and 17 years old) spent 14 nights over Christmas on P&O's Brittania, when we sailed to 8 Caribbean islands. The cruise was superb. We have previously sailed with Cunard 6 times (on all 3 ships), ... Read more
Gonesailingagain
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This is primarily a review of the Britannia.....P&O's latest and largest cruise ship. Personally I think they missed a few opportunities when designing this vessel and it just doesn't compare to other P&O or most American ships. ... Read more
Fairbuck
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
This was our First Christmas and New Year Cruise and maybe our last?, we flew from Manchester on a 767-300, "it was strongly hinted it would be a dream liner but sadly not" this was our first long haul Flight and the last, (mind ... Read more
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Wobblestop
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our second P&O cruise, the first being a four day mini-cruise which failed to meet nearly all of our expectations. So it was with some trepidation that we booked a two week Caribbean cruise (Dec 2016). Flights were with ... Read more
PaulineMB
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Visited the Caribbean 6 years ago on the Ventura, and decided to return again to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. We were worried close to the time of the cruise due to the number of negative reviews, but we had the best holiday of ... Read more
mickey89
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1,190 forum post
20 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We are experienced cruisers in our 60's, first time on a P&O ship. Being able to choose a direct flight to the Caribbean avoiding the USA was very appealing with no worries about our luggage was heaven. We choose to book with a Cruise ... Read more
akpink
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise for its sensible basic price, destination and prospect of good weather during the English winter. It was our second cruise and we were looking forward to making constructive comparisons with our first a year ago, with ... Read more
TF04
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Two weeks in the Caribbean 3-17th December 2016 Prior to going on our cruise I briefly looked on the Cruise Critic site and was surprised to see that Britannia only had a 53% approval rating from previous guests however I quickly ... Read more
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Shauney22
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this ship because of tv advert and that it was a new ship and hadn't sailed with P&O before. No stairs midships so lifts were always busy had to go down just to get up 1 floor.we were below the lido deck which was always noisy ... Read more
topmedsec
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I chose to go on this ship as we had been on a cruise with p&O before on the beautiful Ventura around the med. it was my 60th and I wanted to do something special so booked this very expensive trip! we booked what was meant to be a ... Read more
Rockhopper77
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
It was the first cruise I had been on in around 10 years, having always traveled previously with Royal Caribbean. My partner and I were recommended to try P&O by a friend, who suggested they catered far better for the British market. ... Read more
gina being gina
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
P & O were brilliant in sitting their singleton guests and my fear of feeling a bit surplus was overcome by the grace and friendliness of the restaurant staff.. and my very lovely fellow diners. Each evening we grouped round our table ... Read more
Bertie J Brown
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having never cruised on P&O before and finding they had the best Itinerary and package for our trip before Christmas we decided to give it a go. We arrived at LGW and checked in perfectly on our flight. We had reserved the ... Read more
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Reggub321
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
We have sailed with P&O many times (10+) before, and we choose this particular cruise because 1. the cruise was over some ones birthday, 2. it visited a few new (to us) islands and a few old ones we have not visited for some time, and ... Read more
l00ker
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Reference to the cruise B634 I have just completed on the Britannia from and to Barbados. I was staying in a balcony cabin on D deck with my wife and have quite a few concerns with the ship. The shower in our cabin had extremely poor ... Read more
Monkey Hangars
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
this was our first cruise with P&O and we deliberately chose the Britannia in the belief that being the fleet flagship and indeed the newest vessel that their would be a "wow" factor to beat or at least rival it's competitors ... Read more
oohyaafrightner
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Birmingham to Bridgetown Barabados Thomson Dreamliner- 2 meals included Excellent food and tea. Next time we saw our suitcases was in our cabin that evening. Straight from the aircraft to the P&O shed checkin in Barbados- very ... Read more
JJ Baracas
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our ( with my wife) first cruise on P and O and only our second overall. We had a balcony cabin towards the rear of the ship . It was fairly good; I have been in smaller hotel rooms in London and Paris! The bed was great and i can ... Read more
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Axholme Wanderer
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
5 helpful votes
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
11 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
28 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
27 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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