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577 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews
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grush240
Member Since 2011
1 review
185 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
10 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
13 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
28 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
Diamond99
Member Since 2015
1 review
29 forum posts
13 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
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
8 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
3 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
Wobblestop
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 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
pikerman
Member Since 2017
1 review
34 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I am writing this review as a counter balance to some of the negative comments I have read from other members. For circa £3.5k we were flown by Thomson Dreamliner to Barbados and embarked Britannia with no customs formalities and no ... Read more
PaulineMB
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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
1,270 forum post
23 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
10 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
17 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
8 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
8 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
16 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
11 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

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