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509 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews
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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
Landlubber600
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. - Harsh but true.... Once on board, we were not shown or directed to our cabin, but had to find out own way. Cabin was much smaller than expected and not enough room for our clothes but hanging space and ... Read more
patsyanna
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
17 helpful votes
Recently returned from two weeks caribbean cruise on the Brittania. Firstly the positives of the cruise, the ports of call were all fabulous, free launderette on each deck; lots of bars and well made drinks, at reasonable prices, lots of ... Read more
DJS83
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First of all I'd like to stress that we all had a great time on the cruise.The staff were brilliant,very attentive and couldn't do enough.Every where was spotless,it couldn't be cleaner.I thought the rooms were good.We had an inside room ... Read more
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sfe043
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate my partner's 60th birthday. It was our second cruise, both have been with P&O We were very disappointed with Britannia. the ship is badly designed, we were shocked at its state - scruffy and not ... Read more
clark@russell.gi
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have travelled this Itinerary before on Azura but wanted to try P&O's new Flagship - oh dear, we should have stuck to Azura! It's easy to see why the ratings for this ship are poor, and it's disappointing for a ship 1 year old and ... Read more
Bellarae29
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First things first, flight from Manchester on the Dreamliner, very comfortable, good leg room and cases taken care of until we got to our cabins. Arrived at barbados with no fuss, ferried away on a bus to the port and enbarked straight ... Read more
Susananneh
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
There was no wow factor. Bathroom too small, balconies too small but nice furniture not able to use properly as there was no space to recline, not enough lifts queues every where on days we could get off and not all the lifts went to ... Read more
SouthYorks
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
32 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Summary We cruised on Britannia in Feb 16, cruise B604, and had followed the negative reviews on Cruise Critic with some concern prior to travel. Given our very enjoyable cruise, I thought I would try to re-dress the balance by ... Read more
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abbinski
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I are 54 years old, this, was our first cruise. Never cruising before we have nothing to compare it against. However, we did read the mixed reviews beforehand. We made a pledge not to pay any attention to the moaners. ... Read more
Chrissyandhowky
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I had read a number of reviews prior to this cruise and was a bit anxious about some of the bad ones! However I have to say that I really thought that such negativity was in my opinion unfounded! Yes, it's a big ship, we knew that when we ... Read more
Vimt0
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 helpful votes
Britannia is a great-looking ship that really flies the flag! Because it's so large you should expect some walking to move around and should allow some time. The ship is kitted out sylishly with sophisticated decor and everything is ... Read more
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ezeme123
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Embarkation is slow as you have a chicane like at all airports even small ones. But hey there are a lot of passengers to process. We got someone elses cases to start with but ours came eventually. We always go prepared in case they don't ... Read more
MyTravelBag
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Embarkation was slow after a tiring journey but we were soon relaxed when our baggage arrived in good time.The quality of the cabin was good and comfortable but the cabin and balcony size was smaller that other similar ships. Our cabin ... Read more
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Pat65
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
We flew out of Gatwick to Barbados with Thomas Cook.Checked the luggage in and didn't see it again until it was brought to our cabin on the ship which was great. The seats don't recline which made for a less than comfortable night flight ... Read more
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elizabeth 17
Member Since 2016
1 review
38 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Excellent cruise. We cruised on the Azura 4 years ago and found the staff to be rude and miserable. As a result we vowed never to go on another P&O cruise. We were a group of 8 and after much searching for a date and itinerary that ... Read more
TJM.LVM
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
14 helpful votes
We booked this cruise in March 2014 and had been looking forward to it since then. Although reading some adverse comments we decided to go with an open mind believing there will always be dissatisfied passengers. Almost immediately we ... Read more
Lindilouphil
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Ship was nice enough but it is only a year old so would expect everything to be shipshape. A lot of dark wood and dark colours, balcony cabin with setee was quite roomy and like the open wardrobe area. Found our way round ok, we did ... Read more
Watnot
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
How disappointing this ship is, as it's the newest in the P&O fleet I was expecting something really special. The atrium is like a shopping mall with nothing to catch the eye at all, and the cabins are tiny. There is barely room to sit ... Read more
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cnmoly
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
For context, it's probably worth mentioning that we've previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, NCL and P&O Oceana. I really hoped that previous poor reviews were just teething troubles or people with exceptionally high ... Read more
lynnek
Member Since 2009
1 review
147 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Just arrived back from an amazing 14 nights aboard Britannia. The food was excellent in the main restaurants, the Horizon buffet, the Glass House and Sindhu but didn't try any others. Never had a problem with any seating in the buffet ... Read more
Simmo139
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 3rd cruise in the Caribbean ,1st on p and o ,the other two cruises were on the emerald princess. P and O make things so much easier for you than princess as you fly straight to Barbados and then you get transferred to the ... Read more
JWN1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Just come back from a Caribbean cruise on Britannia. I, like many others am confused about the many negative reviews about this ship. This is a beautiful ship and I for one like the understated colours and the fact it is more like a ... Read more
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davidsmith69
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Excellent fortnight of good weather, food and entertainment. Sensible bar prices with no added 15% gratuity - so usual pub prices. Next island is the same as the last but that is the nature of the Caribbean Islands. Itinerary ... Read more
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