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Barbados to the Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Caribbean
Barbados

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Excellent

47

Very Good

23

Average

6

Poor

4

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

203

Romantic Cruises

146

Senior Cruises

139

Luxury Cruises

90

First-Time Cruisers

82

82 Barbados to the Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Laurenm91 avatar

Laurenm91

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Experience

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We were unsure what to expect for our first cruise but the experience with Thomson was fantastic from start to finish (except the flight home)! We travelled as a couple (25 and 26 years old) and were unsure what to ...
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Sail Date December 2016


idil avatar

idil

2 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Aladdin's Lamp

On board the Carnival FunShip Fascination is like living with “Aladdin's Lamp” First time on a cruise which has been postponed for many years, for many reasons. Then this "oh, never on Carnival" comments we ...
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Sail Date June 2016


Kenny T avatar

Kenny T

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Gavl83

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Was a bit worried after reading a lot of the bad reviews on here and never been on a cruise before. However need not of worried had a fantastic holiday and this ship was amazing. Had a balcony canit which was great ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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noodlebaby

1 Review Written

100 Helpful Votes

For all new cruisers this is for you, long one though!!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Landlubber600 avatar

Landlubber600

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing ship (Britannia); however, islands were all great!

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2016


abbinski avatar

abbinski

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Holiday of a Lifetime

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Paleflier

1 Review Written

63 Helpful Votes

Experiences of a first time cruiser

Having never done a cruise before, I was unsure quite what to expect. However, I have been generally very pleasantly surprised. However, I do have some constructive comments and observations. We were flown ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Tigseoul

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

1st cruise

This was our first cruise and first time to the Careibran. As other reviews state the Celebration is a little faded, but saying that it was lovely to be on a 'proper ship' and the fact that it was small meant that ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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paulsmith

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC Caribbean Cruise

we went on this cruise thinking it was wheelchair friendly the staff were very rude the only person that helped us was the cleaner I had to get my partner off the ship by myself twice as there was no one to help ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Mightymo1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Holiday

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Thatsmokeycat

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our First (and Last) Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


Judy82 avatar

Judy82

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise Line

We have just returned from our first ever cruise. We went to the Caribbean on the Braemar and I had no idea what to expect but I am very impressed with Fred.Olsen cruises and we had a great time. The cabin was small ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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bloodhound36

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Trip to Paradise

Saying goodbye to your luggage at Birmingham is the start to our holiday as you wont see them again until you enter your cabin on the "Celebration" in beautiful Barbados. As first time cruisers we chose this ...
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Sail Date December 2015


LesLamb avatar

LesLamb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Xmas Cruise

Our first cruise and first time away at Xmas. We had two adjoining balcony cabins (wife and me in one and sons 21 and 18 in the other). Cabins were mid ships (F420 deck 9). Balcony divider opened between the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Cruiseian

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Caribbean Cruise Holiday on Britannia

Just back from an unbelievable cruise sailing around the warm Caribbean on the Britannia. The Caribbean was the perfect place to leave behind the wet and windy UK. The Britannia, with our balcony cabin, was the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Olwen Langford

1 Review Written

Stunning Ship with the wow factor; pity staff are not a happy bunch.

This was our first long cruise having taken mini cruises before. The ship is impressive but staff appeared miserable and demotivated. We loved dressing up, the for in The Peninsular freedom dining was fantastic. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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judyp1969

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent First Cruise

This was our first P&O cruise and we are totally hooked, everything from the staff to the trips were excellent. I understand from other passengers that they had bad experiences on their excursions but we must have ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Cantankarous Cat

1 Review Written

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

THE GOOD Thomas Cooke gave us an excellent meal on both our flights, we are vegan. Cabin (G508) was adequate for sleeping, beds were comfortable, bathroom compact and bijou and balcony superb for drying ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Cereocker

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship; Wrong Cruise

My partner and I (both in our late 60s) flew from Manchester to Barbados with Thomas Cook on 21st November, 2015, to board P&O Britannia for a fortnight cruising around the Caribbean islands. The flight was ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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echelon01

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Azura: a Wide Berth

All details are factual and the subject of a formal written complaint to P&O My wife booked the cruise in Oct 2014 to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary which was to occur in early 2015 We arrived 27/11 ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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sussexboydy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Couldn't look after you better.

This was our first cruise and I was a little apprehensive but there was absolutely no need. Thomson could not have looked after you better. Yes the décor is a little dated and could do with a refurb but it still ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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72dextra

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous

Having never cruised before and after reading some of the reviews on here i must admit I was very apprehensive about this holiday and was wishing I had booked my usual style winter holiday (Thailand/Australua). As ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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spike22

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Better Than We Could Have Imagined

Have just returned from our first ever cruise, Eastern Caribbean on P & O Azura. Everthing was perfect from cabin, to food, to entertainment, to staff. Flew on Thomson dreamliner to Barbados, had to wait a while ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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xmastree

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Brittania Cruise Caribbean

This was our first cruise ever, and I'm glad to say the ship is wonderful. Very elegant art deco style, lovely ballroom and dining areas. The staff are very polite and professional, and very smartly dressed. The ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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