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509 P&O Barbados Cruise Reviews
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Skintman
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
125 forum posts
27 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
Sanjam cruisers
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
465 forum posts
14 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
3 reviews
14 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
18 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
21 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
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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
Damson
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First time with P&O and in the caribbean and not disappointed. Inside cabin well laid out and Service excellent. Food fine with a lot of choice at breakfast and afternoon tea. Preferred main restaurants in evening as self serve very ... Read more
Sea Blue Skies
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
4 helpful votes
One knows before one books a cruise on Britannia it is a large ship, that said very easy to get around we did not get lost once. Our Cruise :- Thomson Dreamliner from Manchester, ample room in economy no need to upgrade, do though book ... Read more
Mightymo1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise and I was apprehensive but I have to say it exceeded expectations. We ate on the freedom dining in the meridian dining room. I wasn't expecting the food to be great and I am a bit of a foodie but overall I was ... Read more
Jan5174
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We have cruised several times with P&O, but wanted to experience Britannia while she was quite new. Yes, it is big ( but everyone on it would have known this ) and yes I believe some of the balconies are somewhat smaller than may be ... Read more
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kmand
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed January 2016
We had an excellent cabin with plenty of room and a large balcony but we did go for the upgraded superior double delux, some of the other cabins were tiny and only enough for two chairs on the small balcony. Bit surprised though that our ... Read more
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Bonnycatty
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
We liked this ship and its entertainment. My husband quite liked the food, but as I'm a "veggie" the food was disgusting. Firstly the horizon buffet on deck 16 was like a works canteen, with little choice, cold food and a ... Read more
stevexpritchard
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Like many others I read many negative reviews about Britannia but fortunatley I make up my own mind and very seldom listen to others. This was our 20th cruise with P&O and we have said many times that we have never had a bad cruise, ... Read more
Hensrus
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise on Britannia and our first time cruising the Caribbean. I was a bit concerned after reading some negative reviews but we loved the ship and the cruise and have booked to return next year. We ate in the ... Read more
jeym
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed January 2016
Travel Journey from Manchester was comfortable -Thomas Cook. Adequate service. Transfer to ship from Barbados airport was easy and efficient as always. Buses were waiting on Tarmac for the 40-50 minute journey. On arrival at ship ... Read more
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Hardto Please
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise on P & O and ,after reading some of the negative reviews on this site, I was very apprehensive about what to expect. My fears were totally unfounded and we had a great cruise, the staff were all friendly and ... Read more
Wokinghamcruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I'll start with the cabin. Make sure you don't take the cat with you, because you won't find room to swing it! Smallest cabin we have ever had the misfortune to stay in - even the bathroom and balcony were miniscule. I don't know how ... Read more
Pussyfoot1963
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Booked this cruise as a birthday present for my patner. We flew with Thomas Cook although very happy with the flight out - the night flight home was terrible there was no chance of getting any rest far to noisy could even hear the air ... Read more
JEBEV
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise to the Caribbean with P&O having sailed previously on Ventura and Azura. Here's our top 3 positive and negative points Positives 1) The overall Azura cruise experience was quite good, on a generally ... Read more
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Thatsmokeycat
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We stayed at the Premier Inn Gatwick the night before our flight (TOM024). Turned out to be a great idea and at just £39 for the night, excellent value to boot. We ate in the restaurant which had a nice atmosphere and some of the ... Read more
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Ragnor
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Just wanted to redress the balance of criticisms about Britannia which we believe is unfair and unjust. We've cruised widely with P&O on five of their ships and with Royal Caribbean. Britannia is a beautiful ship with an elegant, ... Read more
saucy sally
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Where do I start? A good holiday, the Britannia has many good points, but has several points needing attention urgently. One of the things we like to do is, get up early as we are coming into port, take those lovely sunrise pictures, ... Read more
Bobhollies
Member Since 2016
1 review
Just back from a cruise around the Caribbean on Britannia. I thought the crew on board were all great with maybe one exception - that is Reception. I've seen this before on cruise ships that the worst people working in personal contact ... Read more
Kazzabella19
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
After a great flight on Thomson Dreamliner we arrived into the chaos that was embarkation at Barbados. We were luckier than some as my Mum is in a wheelchair so we got fast-tracked but I felt sorry for the crowds awaiting processing. ... Read more
shenaz995
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Our 2nd Caribbean cruise. Lots of good things about this cruise but there are some things that could be improved. Our cabin was small but comfortable with a good balcony and shower. Fridge and tea making tray, lots of hanging space ... Read more
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