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msnelfs
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
For various reasons, my wife and I booked a week to Norway on the Arcadia. We are fairly experienced cruisers, using Celebrity and Azamara. This cruise was truly awful. Where to start? Firstly,hygiene---a major risk on ships---bed linen ... Read more
rob2902
Member Since 2009
1 review
38 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Wife treated me to this cruise as a birthday present St.Peterport and Bruges being two places we'd never visited before. Couldn't fault embarkation at Southampton and luggage was already in cabin when we got there but we immediately ... Read more
andyjc
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
chose this as not sailed with p & o before,easy to book had a good deal, free parking and on board spend,went to canary islands, Madeira Lisbon and viga, boarding was smooth and quick,had a balcony cabin on deck 10 would recommend this ... Read more
tracey-crosby@hotmail.com
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship was beautiful and elegant all areas were well looked after and clean the food was well presented and very well cooked entertainment was varied with something for everyone we landed in Southampton by coach at 1330 and were in the ... Read more
Dollop
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have recently returned from the 3 night Ventura cruise my feedback is both negative and positive. My negative comments mainly refer to our cabin. We were a group of 3. On arrival to our cabin we found only 2 of everything. We asked ... Read more
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Langers65
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as a taster, having wanted to go on one for a while. We went for a short break just to see what it would be like. I'm glad to say we were not disappointed. We had a fantastic time, the weather was much better than ... Read more
shazza1304
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this mini cruise for 4 nights to Amsterdam & Brugges to try cruising as a family for the first time. My children are 17 & 13, we booked interconnecting rooms, these were the larger inside cabins. Plenty of space for ... Read more
Villaatsea
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Our first time on Britannia. We fancied a no fly for a change and this 7 day cruise fitted our requirements to hopefully get somewhere warm. We were not disappointed as weather turned out great most of the time, being risky at this time of ... Read more
Globetrotters2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We paid extra for a suite which was comfortable but had some problems as well. The TV is small and the "live TV" choice is poor. The beds are very hard so we needed a soft topper which our cabin steward happily ... Read more
Colin C Tring
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Always wanted to visit the Fjords and chose this as my first cruise, this being my partners 5th cruise with P&O. We chose the included CPS parking service which.was very good both on arrival and on collecting car at end. Cruise ship ... Read more
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BRIND
Member Since 2014
9 reviews
13 helpful votes
Britannia is one of P & O newest ships & I think I was expecting a bit more of the 'Wow' factor & was a bit disappointed. From the outside it looks very 'Grand' but falls short on the inside, but although very swish etc. just ... Read more
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dileam
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We did this cruise as we wanted to do the Norwegian Fjords, & booked a Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabin ( C324 ) on 12 Deck. Our cabin was very comfortable, & we didn't have any problems with it. The embarkation was the best we ... Read more
Emmandjay
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
25 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our second cruise on Britannia and, after a couple of years, it's still as good as ever. Everything is still up together, the food was just as good and the staff are still friendly and efficient. We still love the ship! ... Read more
Swanny Sealegs
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Quick embarkation but the rude lady at check in desk spoilt the experience. Once on board we were very impressed by the ship itself; yes the lifts were busy but we used the stairs to burn off some of the calories that we consumed with ... Read more
Holidayfun141
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
35 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We love Azura and Ventura and wanted to see for ourselves what the Brittania had to offer and it was amazing. The Atrium is spectacular and so lovely to sit with a coffee and relax. Embarkation took 10 minutes, our cabin was so ... Read more
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new2cruisereview
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were away or a friends 50th. Half of our party had been on a previous PO cruise to Bruges and had a wonderful time, so we were all looking forward to what we saw as a taster cruise. Sadly as this is more affordable than the longer ... Read more
Bobapp
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was a 2 night taster cruise to Bruges. I chose this as we had seen Britannia in St Maarten in February while it was moored next to us and wanted to see what it was like to stay onboard. This is a large cruise ship with 3100 ... Read more
Broadhurstbob
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
42 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
About Time We have cruised with P&O many times, it was our first trip on Ventura although we were familiar with the layout having cruised on Azura and some Princess ships. This cruise was mainly to visit Greece and some of the ... Read more
recorder44
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because following an English Winter we felt that some Mediterranean sun, plus an interesting itinerary would be an attractive proposition. The journey down to Southampton from NW England was undertaken by coach, ... Read more
Woodywotnot
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Itinerary suited us, good mix of sea days and port days. Ship now looking tired, damaged and torn seats and leaks from ceilings in public areas and marked and damaged fittings in cabin, although the ship was spotlessly clean. Ship ... Read more
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Shazzy B
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I was not sure what to expect as a first time cruiser but I was pleasantly surprised with it. I was on the cruise with my husband and his brother (who had an inside cabin). Our cabin with a balcony was clean and the steward, Ritesh, was ... Read more
MLG
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Although we have cruised approximately 10 times before, this was our first with P&O. My comments: - The staff were friendly and helpful. - There were plenty of sun-loungers. - The breakfast buffet was fairly efficient with ... Read more
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Rabidtraveller
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Also we wanted to leave and return to Southhampton as we had several days planned in London before cruise. Ship was excellent, food very good, cabin cosy with balcony but more than adequate ... Read more
Britboys
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
463 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Pre-cruise Stay I stayed overnight before the cruise at the Holiday Inn on the waterfront in Southampton. There is nothing special about the hotel but it is very clean and comfortable. The public areas have been refurbished in recent ... Read more
moblib
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for it's many different ports having been to the Baltic twice before. Interesting ports such as Riga, Travemunde, Gdynia, Skagen, Tallinn, Klaipeda as well as the usual Oslo, Copenhagen & St Petersburg. Cabin was ... Read more
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