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587 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews
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126
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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
9 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
18 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
12 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
Bertie J Brown
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Having never cruised on P&O before and finding they had the best Itinerary and package for our trip before Christmas we decided to give it a go. We arrived at LGW and checked in perfectly on our flight. We had reserved the ... Read more
Reggub321
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
We have sailed with P&O many times (10+) before, and we choose this particular cruise because 1. the cruise was over some ones birthday, 2. it visited a few new (to us) islands and a few old ones we have not visited for some time, and ... Read more
l00ker
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 helpful votes
Reference to the cruise B634 I have just completed on the Britannia from and to Barbados. I was staying in a balcony cabin on D deck with my wife and have quite a few concerns with the ship. The shower in our cabin had extremely poor ... Read more
Monkey Hangars
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
this was our first cruise with P&O and we deliberately chose the Britannia in the belief that being the fleet flagship and indeed the newest vessel that their would be a "wow" factor to beat or at least rival it's competitors ... Read more
oohyaafrightner
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Birmingham to Bridgetown Barabados Thomson Dreamliner- 2 meals included Excellent food and tea. Next time we saw our suitcases was in our cabin that evening. Straight from the aircraft to the P&O shed checkin in Barbados- very ... Read more
JJ Baracas
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our ( with my wife) first cruise on P and O and only our second overall. We had a balcony cabin towards the rear of the ship . It was fairly good; I have been in smaller hotel rooms in London and Paris! The bed was great and i can ... Read more
Axholme Wanderer
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
We believed all the marketing hype about the Britannia, but boarding on deck 4, felt like getting on via the cargo hold. After finding our way to the atrium, we felt so deflated, Is this it ? so bland, characterless and certainly no ... Read more
tankel2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Having enjoyed a wonderful P&O Azura Baltic cruise last year, this holiday was to celebrate my partner's 70th and had been planned for months. Flight with Thomas Cook was fine although having paid to upgrade to Premium Economy, it was ... Read more
JNO3
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Tried this ship as it was new and we really wanted to cruise in the Caribbean. We were not disappointed. The ship is lovely. Beautiful contemporary atrium and nice decor throughout. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We had an inside ... Read more
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OzzyD
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Just returned from a 2-week fly/cruise in the Caribbean November 2016 on the P&O Britannia. This is an honest and mainly very positive review and is my personal view only. Pre cruise- personal planner/ booking excursions/seats ... Read more
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Extremely-Disappointed
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our first cruise on the Azura and last! We flew from Gatwick to Barbados and joined the ship there. We had to wait hours for our suitcases to be delivered to our cabin and then it was a rush to attend the muster drill and go for ... Read more
kalos
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,440 forum post
18 helpful votes
This transatlantic cruise for us personally was our best yet . Many thanks to the P&O advisors who gave us excellent pre cruise help and advice. Same goes for you guys here on Critics, many thanks. Also the flight from ... Read more
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debsdking
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and overall it was very enjoyable. The flight was good with plenty of space, good food and choice of entertainment. On arrival we were transferred to the docks for check in. As it was a chartered flight by ... Read more
SGrier23
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
This is my first Cruise review, although I have done many on TripAdvisor. This review if of our recent cruise holiday from Barbados to Southampton, finishing on Friday 25th March 2016. P&O Britannia is a massive ship, with over ... Read more
rsoarer
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Britannia Cruise Barbados ~ Southampton - Balcony Stateroom E312 We are a retired couple and enjoy travelling the world, we have been on 10 cruises this was the worst one by miles...! Here is a copy of the complaints letter I sent to ... Read more
jetset763
Member Since 2016
1 review
47 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Just back from the Barbados to Southampton Transatlantic. We were left feeling very disappointed. We don't usually moan and we never try to find fault with things but there was so many obvious problems that we just found the whole ... Read more
Banjo_uk
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
22 helpful votes
I had read numerous reviews about this vessel and in general they did not make for good reading but I joined the ship with an open mind. First impressions were good, a modern ship with what looked like modern facilities but this ... Read more
daves147
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
We are mid 50s husband and wife and have cruised for nearly 20 years more than 20 times. We have been with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, P&O, Cunard, Ocean Village, Regent, Holland America and NCL. (P&O three times now - ... Read more
Humbermart
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Having read most of the reviews of the Britannia, we were a little concerned about what would be in store for us, have spent over £3K just on the booking. This would be our fourth cruise, having previously sailed with; Cunard/QE2, ... Read more

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