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502 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews

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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
9 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
28 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
abbinski
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 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

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Chrissyandhowky
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 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
13 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
Pat65
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 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
37 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
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

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lynnek
Member Since 2009
1 review
143 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
9 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
13 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
Skintman
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
123 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Some notes on what we did - I hope my ramblings and informative. All prices quoted in $US or £. Summary - we enjoyed the Azura itinerary - the weather was good and generally the food was nice. We found the service on board ... Read more

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Sanjam cruisers
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
424 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We flew from Glasgow airport aboard a Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner in economy class and had booked our seats prior to flying, the flight was very comfortable my only observation being regarding the inflight meal. Up until last ... Read more
oldgit26
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Flew out of Birmingham on a Dreamliner (excellent start) with the knowledge that our luggage would not be seen again until delivered to our cabin upon our arrival. Travel from airport to ship was interesting in a people carrier as opposed ... Read more
aurorakippa11
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We enjoyed most of our time on Azura. This was our 2nd Caribbean cruise and we chose this itinery as we revisited many of our favourite islands as well as sampling a few new ones. We flew from Gatwick with Thomas Cook. Before we ... Read more
winterblues2
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our seventh cruise with P&O and was the first for two years. This was the first time on Azura but we have been on Ventura twice and the rest were on Oceana which was our favourite. My first observation was how much had ... Read more
maryandgeorge
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We were very disappointed with the cruise. The Decor on the ship was understated and dull the entertainment was poor and there wasn't enough seats in the venues for the amount of passengers so had to queue for 30 or 40 mins to get in to a ... Read more

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