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557 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews
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sparkelle
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Captainclive.
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Aquarius0
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
holiday096
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
As this was our first cruise we could only rate it 'Average' but, had we been able to compare it with other cruises, it would have almost certainly have been rated 'Poor'. We talked to many others, all of whom had cruised before and only ... Read more
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bengy
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Recently arrived back from Azura cruise 21 Jan-4 Feb 17. The cruise was generally fine but there is much that can be improved. The 65% reviewers approval rating is a fair assessment. We had a bad start to our holiday on the flight to ... Read more
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Milliemoominmoo
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We cruised for the 1st time on Azura last year ( canaries) and loved every second so we were confident on booking with P&O and Azura again this time. Flight from Birmingham supposed to be a Dreamliner but wasn't . They tried hard ... Read more
trescomania
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I'm not into comparing ship with ship, as they are all different, and deserve to be treated as individuals! She is a beautiful, stylish ship, with stunning public areas. (The most fantastic décor can be found in the Sindhu ... Read more
OurView
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Before our cruise we wee very concerned at some of the reviews we read as they seemed to show Britannia in a bad light. Transfer from plane to ship was effortless and within 20 minutes of arriving at the terminal we were on board. ... Read more
Rawstron
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was a special treat for a birthday. The activities on board were very poor with an emphasis on darts, bingo, selling diamonds and cosmetic procedures.We had hoped there would be talks on the Caribbean etc but the only ... Read more
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grush240
Member Since 2011
1 review
181 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The flight was terrible worst seats ever, we were told it would be a Dreamliner and ended up with a 767-300.Arrived shattered same on the way back P&O note change airlines. Embarkation went better than normal as we were the 1st ... Read more
ajpdep
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
So many people had recommended P & O so we decided to try. Itinerary was perfect each Island was great. The ship however was a different matter. cabin (we had a balcony) was average with very few little extras to suprise you each ... Read more
petergibbonsuk
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Our letter to P&O - the response from them was dreadful! TERRIBLE customer service!! Our Cabin We booked an inside cabin on the A deck, room A249. On arrival in to our room it felt clean and tidy which was nice, however, when ... Read more
jemgee
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
64 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Although we did not like the look of a block of flats that is Britannia or any of the mega ships, we booked a standby in mid December as it was cheap, with a direct flight from Manchester and offered the chance for winter sun and to visit ... Read more
biggus33
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 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
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Diamond99
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
On arrival in Barbados the organization by P&O was excellent, straight off the plane onto coaches and then onto the ship. We arrived at embarkation and within twenty minutes we were onboard Britannia. The ship is beautiful, our balcony ... Read more
forest_
Member Since 2006
1 review
109 forum posts
9 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
askmeanother
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
27 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Prior to booking this Christmas Cruise on Britannia I had read a number of differing reviews about the ship so was looking forward to trying her for myself. We are experienced cruisers having used many different cruise lines but we are ... Read more
VickiLovescruises
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 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
6 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
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Maggierev
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Cruise review azura 10th December to 8th January 2017 _____________________________________________________ We had reasonable flight with Thomas Cook from Manchester and paid extra legroom for exit seats. Flight went faster than we ... Read more
pennib
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have been away for Christmas and New Year cruises for several years now - not always on P&O. This was our second time on Azura. The first was 6 years ago when the ship did the same 28 night trip although the ports of call were in a ... Read more
weatherman46
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
614 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have cruised many times and were on the Azura for 4 weeks over Christmas & New Year 2016/2017. The Thomson flights to and from Barbados were fine but a little late, and you now have to pay for drinks, except for water. Tea and ... Read more
harryandhelene
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
EMBARKATION We had sailed on Azura in January 2016 and had a great cruise. We were delighted to repeat that lovely experience. P and O use charter flights from Manchester, our local airport, and both the direct flights on the ... Read more
Fairbuck
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
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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