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552 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews
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SH56
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
23 helpful votes
Very disappointed to see our cruise came down by 50% a few weeks before. This is the second time this has happened to us. My advice would be to not book early with P&O. Our cabin was situated mid ship, there was no access to any ... Read more
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noodlebaby
Member Since 2016
1 review
92 helpful votes
I decided to write this to hep advise all you new cruisers out there what to expect, now I have returned I am somewhat angry at the one sided and downright inaccurate reviews from some of the more seasoned cruisers who repeatedly compare ... Read more
rosielom
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Previously cruised on nearly all of P&O fleet so were a bit apprehensive prior to cruise due reviews but really enjoyed Britannia. We have done the repositioning cruise before on Ventura so were happy for the number of sea days and ... Read more
nikkikeith@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have just returned from Cruise on P & O Britannia from Caribbean to Southampton and don’t normally write reviews but wanted to on this occasion. New boat – really! Seemed quite tatty in some areas. Cabins were good but ... Read more
Chelly04
Member Since 2014
1 review
29 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I am writing this review as a first time cruiser on P&O, and therefore the Britannia. We flew to Barbados, from Gatwick on a Dreamliner, which had a little extra legroom, always appreciated! On arrival in Barbados, we were lined ... Read more
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Saltertongirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Had been looking forward to a break, flew from Bournemouth Dreamliner up-grade for extra leg room..... my husband enjoys a G & T inflight only 6 cans Tonic on board for the whole plane. Arrived Barbados smooth transfer, strange ... Read more
Dolphin@sea
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was right time of the year to do a Caribbean Cruise and wanted to do one for 14 nights. Overall we were happy, but the buffet restaurants were too cramped and felt like eating in a canteen. At times it wasn't cleaned properly. The main ... Read more
bipbopbip12
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just sailed on azura for Caribbean 2 weeks we went on the same ship last March . What a differance the ship is last year was grotty and carpets dirty , We knew it was going for a refit so decided to give it another try Glad we ... Read more
Discruff@btconnect.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have just come back from our cruise. We had a fantastic holiday. Our flight was from Gatwick to Barbados. Check in was so easy. Flight with Thomas Cook was good. The crew made us very comfortable. When we reached our destination we ... Read more
Katie246
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
I have recently come back from a 2 week cruise on the Britannia to the Caribbean ,I have been on many different cruise ships but the Britannia by far is the worst ship ever. The food was appalling in the Meridian Restaurant the menu was ... Read more
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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
11 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
34 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
27 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
36 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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