3 Barbados Cruises for the Disabled Cruise Reviews

We like the cruise it was small ship i was shock about the jogging track it didn't look like the picture . Emergency drill was get but when the crew did there they barge in room 422 that where they keep the crew life jacket . . They ... Read More
We like the cruise it was small ship i was shock about the jogging track it didn't look like the picture . Emergency drill was get but when the crew did there they barge in room 422 that where they keep the crew life jacket . . They block with rope between 429-431 & 433-435 other than that it was fine so you step over to get to the main dinner restaurant and elevator . For people confusion there was no 430 or 434 . The newspaper was a day behind unfortunately the sad part it was on the tv & in your itinerary . Free movie, free tv show episode , menu , live tv with 20 channel. The fitness centre was great so there were 2 separate and new machine call scale runner for kid to understand it like the the dog walker treadmill in Jetson . There no elevator to deck 9 . You can tour other sliver sea ship and eat for a day but be back on your original boat by 6pm. Not lot of kids around 6 with 2 babies what hear about the sliver spirt there was about 6-8 on that boat. Show room and card room was master so was the library and panorama lounge. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
A travellors we wanted to try the Caribbean & I would confirm this was not a great introduction I feel I must start with the bad. While booking our cruise I completed an accessibility & Medical Assistance ( 4 pages ) form as ... Read More
A travellors we wanted to try the Caribbean & I would confirm this was not a great introduction I feel I must start with the bad. While booking our cruise I completed an accessibility & Medical Assistance ( 4 pages ) form as my Father In law ( 84 )was coming with us. As you can guess nothing was provided. We flew from Gatwick to Bridgetown Barbados with transfers to the ship, I arranged a wheelchair at Gatwick, also at Bridgetown to the coach & to the ship also a wheelchair on board. The holiday was Barbados sailing to St lucia, St Kitts, Antigua 5 days at sea, Ponta Delgada in the azores & 3 days to Southampton. Due to Hurricanes in 2017 this changed to returning to Barbados to resupply & 8 days at sea to Southampton which was not amusing. At St Lucia My wife & I went Quad biking with ATV & it was fantastic. At St Kitts My wife went Kayaking/Snorkling & my Father In Law & I went with a Land rover Island Tour & Beach break. Firstly the sea was so rough the Kayak excursion should have been cancelled, my wife a strong swimmer ended in the sea & had to be rescued. the beach we went to, a mixture of sand & volcanic ash with a slope to the seas edge & with each step you sank & fell into the sea. My Father In law tried, but strong waves just turned him over. The aforementioned is relevant as on arriving home he was rushed into Torbay hospital with bad stomach pains ( Trachia Virus ) & my wife with a bad cough to the doctors ( Essex ) & both given antibiotics. A week later while writing this review my wife still coughing & Father In law is contacting the paramedics again. Back to Azura. We dined in the buffet for breakfast & lunch & the Meridian Restaurant for dinner. The buffet was good standard fair & the Restaurant food & service Excellent. Whilst on board we took advantage of the Brunch & Galley tour. we toured the galleys speaking to the Chefs & staff. From the Meridian after the galleys we collected the freshly prepared starter then Dinner & followed with dessert. an amazing experience. Being a retired engineer & Father In Law a retired LLoyds Registry Ship Surveyor gave us an insight into maintenance issues. we initially noted water stains on a foreward carpet, ceiling tiles in the theatre were water stained & at a guess longer than 12 months old. Leaving the ship noted 3/4 large rust patches starboard side just painted over. Deck 15 ladies toilets no paper & bins full even though 2 men in whites looked after adjacent mens & ladies. Ash trays on deck 15 on 4 occasions left full all day. Our balcony port side had rust spots, though father in Laws on starboard side was clear. This ship cannot be far from refit. In conclusion the Meridian restaurant waiters & cabin stewards for B101 & B218 are a credit to P & O Azura. Remember if you holiday in the Caribbean, Do Not Drink The Sea Water. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
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
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 3. to see what Britannia was all about. And we wanted to see frigate birds, flying fish, turtles and dolphins again, and hoped to see a whale again (alas none seen). Although the weather was a best mixed, this didn’t spoil the experience when the sun shone it was hot, strong and good, when it showered we found shelter (sometimes) as usual it was warm rain. Except for one day at Dominica where there was occasional heavy rain and prolonged periods of light rain and a cracking electrical storm as we left port. Most of the islands are so green because of the rainfall, so hey “No Problem”! All in all the islands we had visited before had hardly changed from our last visit except that there were a few new buildings, the taxi drivers are cheekier than before and many prices (beer etc.), had risen slightly. The new islands where delight to explore as each has its own little way of doing things. The flights to and from Barbados where good, we flew in a “Tui” ‘dreamliner’ (or Boeing 787) overall quite comfortable, with plenty of room, air not taken from near the engines and the cabin kept at a slightly higher pressure than normal. The chaos at the booking sheds at Barbados where as usual, but the queues kept moving. First impressions of Britannia where it’s new and its seems big, but when you consider that it only carries some 500 or so extra passengers than say Ventura or Azura – then where has all that space gone? Going aboard her for the first time is exciting like any new experience, and the atrium seemed glitzy and glamorous. But after a few days I began to get the impression that the interior designer(s) had an off day – or their brief was poor. We have all read the about the lifts and the stairwells and I will not comment on this but it was soon my impression is that while the restaurants, shops and show areas are well designed and laid out the rest of the ship was simply placed or adjusted to fit and without consideration to managing pedestrian flow or passenger comfort. There were a few oddities such as whoever designed the buffet area left two deck support pillars 6 inches in front of the buffet area, worse still the crew still placed buffet food awkwardly behind said pillars- amazing!!! We both liked the show areas (althought they appeared to under utilized) and the expanse of the sun decks including ‘Serenity’ area. We missed the use of a complete promonade circuit at deck 7 and think it was a mistake to leave this out form the design. We were impressed with the hand washing facility at the entrances to the buffet area (deck 16) however its use was only really enforced for the first two days, and usual stereotypical culprits still just bypassed this basic hygienic control as though D&V happens only to other people. In conclusion Britannia is not my favourite ship in the P&O fleet, we would cruise on her again but not out of choice, i.e. only if the itinerary and agenda coincide with our requirements. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016

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