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After a first and very successful cruise on Ventura in 2017, my husband and i were immensely looking forward to our 2nd cruise on Britannia in October 2018. We read the reviews; just as we had for Ventura; but dismissed them as there ... Read More
After a first and very successful cruise on Ventura in 2017, my husband and i were immensely looking forward to our 2nd cruise on Britannia in October 2018. We read the reviews; just as we had for Ventura; but dismissed them as there had been bad reviews of Ventura too, but we'd not had a single issue (apart from a minor dislike of the buffet restaurant which we found cramped). Unfortunately; in hindsight the bad reviews of Britannia are accurate. It was a disappointing cruise from the start. I will say that our cabin was perfectly fine, and the steward service excellent, our steward was a delight and the highlight of our cruise. However service elsewhere on ship was somewhat surly from time to time and lacked the friendliness and attention to detail we experienced on Ventura. Embarkation was flawless and we were on the ship quickly; our luggage arriving quickly afterwards. We unpacked and found the cabin to be perfect; although we were disappointed that we couldnt folllow our spending on the TV like we could on Ventura. the Horizon Buffet restaurant is a massive improvement on the buffet restaurants on Ventura, far more wide, open spaces, easier to navigate with a tray. The restaurant is very popular and you are better to go earlier or later; avoid it at busy times if you want to find a seat. I felt the food on offer was better quality than on Ventura. Unfortunately the same could not be said for the MDR; we were booked on the 2030 seating and frequently across the 12 nights of the cruise the food quality was poor and once I even sent food back - food from Marco Pierre Whites menu, nonetheless! - because it was stone cold! Entertainment. The entertainment was abysmal. We saw PULSE so many times that we even started noticing when they rejigged their shows; meaning they'd perform some numbers on their 80's show, and then they'd appear later in the cruise slotted in on another show called something else. There seemed to be much more variety on Ventura and we had been able to see quite a few different acts. The Limelight Club. We were really looking forward to this - but our choice of act was either Claire Sweeney or Cheryl Baker. And we're not in our 70's, so that was rather disappointing. We had to give it a miss. The Crystal Room - what an utter, utter waste of a venue. Absolutely beautiful, elegant space, wasted night after night after night with a dreary singer, followed by " and 1,2 3, 4...!!" instructor led Ballroom dancing for old people. Utter, utter waste of a beautiful venue and a space that could have been put far better to use. Decor - believe the reviews. Posh ferry springs to mind. Ventura is not in the same league as Princess or MSc ships; but Britannia as the flag-ship was expected to have a sense of refinement and class. It doesnt. It is dark,dreary and... to our cost we found out, not as well maintained from a cleanlinless point of view. Everywhere we went on Ventura, there were staff cleaning. I lost count of the number of times i saw the handrails on the staircases being polished and cleaned with hand sanitiser. Not once did i see this on Britannia....as a result I caught a virus. By the end of the cruise, and after I had been too ill to get off the ship for 5 of the destinations, the whole ship had it and it was dubbed "Britannia Cough" amongst the passengers. On return home I saw my doctor who prescribed yet more antibiotics and steroids; and I was ill for a further two weeks. We are booked on Azura for September 2019 which we booked prior to booking Britannia; and we have high hopes that it will be similar to the lovely time we had on Britannia. Unfortunately the Britannia cruise has done its worst; and we are booking with Princess for 2020. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Ship: Britannia. Cruise Number: B809 Date of Cruise: 8th April 2018. Southampton Ocean Cruise Terminal: After arriving by transfer coach at the designated time we were directed to the cruise terminal. Although we had priority ... Read More
Ship: Britannia. Cruise Number: B809 Date of Cruise: 8th April 2018. Southampton Ocean Cruise Terminal: After arriving by transfer coach at the designated time we were directed to the cruise terminal. Although we had priority boarding status no P&O staff were available to inform us of which desk was allocated for priority boarding passengers. Finally after checking in and requesting access to the priority lounge which was ignored by the check-in staff, we were told to proceed through security and embark on the ship. Basically it felt as if we were herded like cattle without any concern by any of the P&O terminal staff for our wellbeing. Embarkation: On boarding the ship we were greeted by a barrage of sales people wanting us to book & sign up for selected restaurant venues, spas & photography sessions. At no time did we see a smiling P&O representative to either direct us to the ship`s reception area or to help us in locating our suite. After finally locating and arriving in our suite on the 11th deck which I may add was with no help from P&O staff. Believing the stress and harassment of the previous encounters at check-in and embarkation were over was short lived. We were not informed that our correctly tagged (as directed by P&O) luggage had gone astray. After many phone calls from the cabin staff & several stressful hours later I personally found our luggage in several different cabins. This was not a very good omen to the start of an expensive & hopefully relaxing cruise. Safety muster prior to departure. I can only speak for our designated suite but the muster point was the Headliners Theatre. This was fully packed with approx. 800 people attempting to put on life preservers. During the brief session on the muster drill no mention of which lifeboat station was designated in an emergency. This is a very serious safety issue that P&O should immediately address. Overview of Britannia. There is no promenade deck as such to walk around. There are open deck spaces on deck 7 (usually closed in the slightest of weather conditions) at the stern on deck 17 and of course the promenade deck on 18 which there is a staircase to negotiate as the lift only go to deck 17. Deck information & signs are on a brown background with beige lettering which can be difficult to read for people with impaired vision. People were still finding it difficult to find their way round even after 2 weeks. A tour of the bridge & engine control room was offered although this was expensive at £75 per person. There are a very large number of security cameras around the ship even overlooking the private balconies. In one instant a friend was reported and told by the deck manager that it was not acceptable to sunbathe topless on her balcony. Surely cabin balconies on a cruise ship are one`s private place where one can relax without the interference of security cameras. In general we felt as if our personal privacy had been invaded upon, even by the cabin staff who reported any suspected misdemeanours to the deck manager. I must also state that our cabin steward had a tendency to enter our suite without knocking, which we found unacceptable. The hospitality staff (waiters, waitresses, cabin stewards) were always polite but hardly ever smiled for one unknown reason or other. People who had cabins at the stern with balconies were always complaining about oily soot particles being deposited from the funnels. The general layout of the ship leaves a lot to be desired. Restaurants: For freedom diners there were four main restaurants without additional cover charges. Meridian, Peninsular & Oriental with waiter service and the self-service Horizon. We were informed by our butler that the Meridian, Peninsular & Oriental restaurants the menus were varied but were on a rotational basis for these three venues. Overall all the food quality was good. We dined in the Glasshouse restaurant one evening with an additional cover charge and the desert of a chocolate whirl (hard thick chocolate shell with a digestive biscuit base and false cream inside) was nearly inedible, even the waiter had difficulty in opening the shell with a sharp knife. On-board Entertainment. I can only comment on the venues attended. The Limelight Club: Additional cover charge £25 with a limited menu to select from. The Live Lounge: No cover charge and waiter service for drinks at all times. Shows were mediocre. Shore Excursions. Coach tours were arranged for La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria & Lanzarote. The main observation were no P&O tour representatives on any of these coach tours. Any assistance, advice, wellbeing for P&O passengers was left entirely in the hands of the coach tour operators. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We sailed before on the Britannia in June 2015, and whilst the food, the crew & the shows were excellent, we really did not like the layout of the ship, the ship has no 'heart', plenty of things going on, but all over the ... Read More
We sailed before on the Britannia in June 2015, and whilst the food, the crew & the shows were excellent, we really did not like the layout of the ship, the ship has no 'heart', plenty of things going on, but all over the place, the Atrium?!! Sorry but it looks like a lounge in an upmarket residential care home!!! Even the staircase leads away from it into a wide corridor & to the Reception! HOWEVER, my wife so wanted to go on a Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise that we booked this Canaries cruise!! To say we were disappointed is an under-statement!! ONE Strictly Come Dancing show ONLY!! This was by ticket allocation, which I totally agree with, considering the size of the ship & the theatre, the dancing was superb, but where were the other 'Strictly' shows? There were none!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There were several "An Audience With --------" shows, but sorry, we wanted to see the dancing, not listening to a question & answer session, the information about these stars is readily available elsewhere, we don't want to sit there listening to it over again!!! The Headliners Theatre Group were, as before excellent. It was just a pity that they were the SAME shows that we saw 12 months ago!!!! No points for that one! Although the crew were as excellent as ever, we cannot say that for the food, yes it was O.K. but it was no where near as good as 12 months ago!! I know I can be 'fussy' with what I eat (I have I.B.S.) but last year I could always find something to my liking & it was always excellent, this year I struggled and I have never left food uneaten as much as I did on this cruise! I suppose I should be thankful, I usually put on several pounds in weight on cruises, this year I lost weight!!!!! So it is with regret that we have decided that we will probably not cruise again with P&O especially as we paid the 'Select' price, the advantage for paying a few hundred pounds more? Two or Three 'free' shuttle busses into town!! At £4 each way it would have been a lot better to have paid the 'Saver' fair!!!!!! We cannot control the weather & should have realised that the ports that Britannia can dock in are in the north of the Islands, which are a lot cloudier than the southern parts which where most tourist go. We were very disappointed with this cruise, the only 'highlight' being the Toboggan Run in Madeira, but why did we have to stay overnight? Also in view of the distances between the Canary Islands why did we have to leave the ports so early?? On at least two occasions we had to be back on board by 16.00 hrs the others no later than 17:30/18:00 hrs!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
We gave P&O another go after last years nightmare and stuck to the same ship - Britannia. A huge mistake that has almost put us off every cruising again with P&O. We booked way back in October and in December we're informed ... Read More
We gave P&O another go after last years nightmare and stuck to the same ship - Britannia. A huge mistake that has almost put us off every cruising again with P&O. We booked way back in October and in December we're informed that P&O were "delighted" that the cruise would be joined by Ant & Dec for their Saturday Night Takeaway show and therefore we would be spending 2 days in Barcelona and Monte Carlo was cancelled. P&O may have been delighted, most probably due to the vast sums of money they were being paid, but we the customers certainly weren't. We could have opted for a refund but were desperate for a holiday, and as we had a youngster, were unable to change to an alternative cruise due to the limited number of sea days allowed by law. We were told that the swimming pools would be out of action part of the cruise which didn't affect us as we didn't plan on using them, however what we didn't plan for was the complete chaos and disruption caused during the first 7 days. Not only were the pools out of action, but the main walkways were also out of bounds. With having a pram, this made navigation of the ship almost impossible as the corridors aren't wide enough for a pram/wheelchair to pass a room servicing trolley, which are out 24 hrs a day. Every single day, we had to move these room servicing trolleys further down the corridor, just so we could simply get from one floor to another as there is no logic in the layout of this ship. Lifts were reserved for ITV staff which was extremely infuriating as every time we tried to use one, if was full. With a pram, we didn't have the option of using the stairs unlike other passengers - most of which did, some didn't as they had a "blister". The ONLY lift taking you from Deck 17 to Deck 18 (the Promenade deck) was out of action a number of days on the run meaning we, and others with prams & wheelchairs, were unable to access the prom for a stroll. The actual promenade is no more than an after thought on this ship, almost as though they forgot to add it until the end. The HiPP Organic food that is meant to be provided consisted of out of date deserts and Spaghetti Bolognese. One day we were even offered Spag Bol for breakfast as there was nothing else available! P&O really need to give this ship an overhaul as quickly as possible. A lot of regular cruises had nothing positive to say about the ship and if left in this way, they will be losing a lot of custom to other liners. Embarking and Disembarking as usual at Southampton, were no issues at all. The staff were delightful. Entertainment felt more like a mix between 18-30 holiday and Butlins with kids being allowed to RUN all over the place at all times of the day and night. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Embarcation was poor with some passengers waiting over 3 hours to get on and disembarcation was badley organised & we got off after 2 hours. The big problem with Britannia is the lack of stairs mid ship & insufficient lifts for ... Read More
Embarcation was poor with some passengers waiting over 3 hours to get on and disembarcation was badley organised & we got off after 2 hours. The big problem with Britannia is the lack of stairs mid ship & insufficient lifts for 3500 people which was made worse by the Ant & Dec ITV crew commandeering lifts to move equipment over a period of days? This ITV show caused massive disruption to the main pool deck which was closed off on one side for engineers. This went on over a period of days and we were prevented access to half of pool deck and the deck above. Sure we were aware like others on board that there would be some minor disruption & noise but no one was prepared for being barred from certain areas for so long? The Ant & Dec show was the worst of their series and the best seats were given to those who had a FREE cruise, paying passengers had to watch the show from inside the ship with minimal involvement. At no point did Ant or Dec, Andre, Mulhearne, Nesbitt, ect make any effort to visit the other venues of the ship, as soon as the live transmission ended they all disappeared to some private party probably ashore. Plus point was the Horizon Buffet which was able to seat most passengers at breakfast even on a sea day so well done. My gripe here is that no one enforced Hand sanitation and more that 50% of people never used the wash or gel YUK. Food in the Horizon was great for Breakfast, average for Lunch & poor for Dinner with very limited choice, we used the horizon on formal nights as I no longer want to wear a stuffy hot suit. Our main restaurant was the Meridian on freedom dining which was ok but not great, we rarely had to wait for a table for 2. Our cabin on the 8th floor G412 was fine and the "obstructed view" was not a problem as this cabin along with 3 on either side did not overlook the lifeboats. On the first 2 nights the sea was quite rough and as our cabin was low down in the middle of the ship we had to endure rattling patio door and creaking furniture which I assume was created by the Ship "flexing" in the middle in rough seas which kept me awake ALL night. Our cabin chap "Lal" was excellent and easily the best staff member on board which resulted in him receiving a large tip (we only tip for top service) There is a distinct lack of sanitation in public areas, toilets had no visible attendants and I was revolted by puddles of wee on the urinal floors, no one with antibacterial spray wiping down the lift buttons, handrails, the (few) slot machines in the Casino were never sanitized on the play buttons between players which I am convinced let me to pick up a nasty cold virus which I still suffer from 10 days later. VERY POOR. Casino itself was far too small with about 45 slot machines for 3,500 people, it was stifling hot (a breeding ground for germs) and needed cooling ceiling fans. Brodies bar (casino area) was the busiest on ship with not enough drink waiters, holding regular bingo (yawn) and lots of quiz's and men who wanted to watch football were told to "go to your room" to watch it ???????? Crystal room with a capacity of hundreds a huge wooden dance floor and a big stage was used by about 12 of ballroom dancing passengers and had 6 drink waiters standing around bored ? Headliners theatre was too small on just one floor with no seating around the sides, no drinks waiters and mainly dull performers. When we compare this P&O cruise to our Celebrity cruise in 2015 Celebrity WINS easily especially on cleanliness, staff, food & service. So no more P&O for us. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
This was our first cruise. I have to say, the food on board was second to none. The restaurant service was brilliant. What I will say about the ship, even though I have nothing to compare it to is that there are not enough lifts. It seems ... Read More
This was our first cruise. I have to say, the food on board was second to none. The restaurant service was brilliant. What I will say about the ship, even though I have nothing to compare it to is that there are not enough lifts. It seems the whole ship has been designed not to attract new customers but to increase the amount able to go on the cruise. The cabins seemed smaller than we expected and this was confirmed with other more experienced holiday makers. To finish the review off I will tell you that, although our bank cards never left the cabin safe, both mine and my wife's bank cards were skimmed, my wife's to the tune of £350 and mine to £1100. This was on the Thursday as my cruise was due to end on the Saturday. P&O said that it had never happened before and that it couldn't happen as my code was in the safe lock. As this was the only time the cards have been together since receiving them, I know that the cruise was when it happened. I am still waiting for P&O to apologise. I Will just say when I asked for a review form I never received. I can't think why. Judge for yourselves. Finally it took us 3 hrs to get off the ship. I Will say that my next cruise would still be with P&O but definitely on another ship. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
After many cruises we were keen to sample the new ship Britannia. What a disappointment. There was no WOW factor at all about this ship. The colour scheme was muted which did not help. The lifts were pretty horrendous - people got ... Read More
After many cruises we were keen to sample the new ship Britannia. What a disappointment. There was no WOW factor at all about this ship. The colour scheme was muted which did not help. The lifts were pretty horrendous - people got stuck in them and thank God it was not me. The toilets were few and very far between and the food in the Oriental Restaurant was absolutely AWFUL and reminded me of school dinners. The waiting on staff were surly and did not appear to enjoy their jobs. On the plus side - we opted to eat out on several occasions at other restaurants throughout the ship i.e. the Limelight Club, Sindhu, The Beach House and the Glass House (at a surcharge of course!) and the food in these places was really top notch and what we have been used to on other cruises - in the normal restaurants!! Cunard for example!! The entertainment in the theatre was extremely professional and we enjoyed all the shows but on sea days (and there were plenty) - there was not a lot going on to entertain us. Treatments at the Spa were over priced and an indoor pool would have been a bonus as the outside temperatures especially at sea were pretty low. We wont sail again on Britannia. It did not live up to its hype. I doubt whether our Monarch would enjoy a holiday aboard ! Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
So disappointed expeted a really special cruise. First could take in our stride getting on the ship there is always a delay. Once on the ship no real welcome cabin ok but did not blow our mind. So let's get ready for our first night ... Read More
So disappointed expeted a really special cruise. First could take in our stride getting on the ship there is always a delay. Once on the ship no real welcome cabin ok but did not blow our mind. So let's get ready for our first night no real feeling of been on holiday. Expected pre dinner entertainment with choice. nothing special in restaurant menu very plain no excitement food not to bother with again but we had another go for two more nights never got any better. Waiters in all food areas looked fed up and we got the impression they would have enjoyed the cruise if it had not been for the passengers. We did hear waiters been rude to guessed especially elderly guess they seemed to have little patience with them and the guess were very nice not been rude. Entertainment waste of time during day nothing of interest. Unless you paid. Films ok taken over at days at sea by product selling. Theatre everyone has said it all could not get a seat. If this had been our first cruise we would never Go on one again. I am so pleased no one I have ever recommended to go on a cruise went on this one. I cannot put into words how disappointed we were. We have had so many lovely cruises and can not believe how p and o have got it so wrong. It will be a long time before I give cruising another go really put off. Feel we have been taken for a ride not a good after taste. We did meet some lovley people the usual suspects you know who you are You made our holiday. Food not good ship lacked any warmth entertainment third class expected excellent service and a clean environment. Also grill on pool deck always cold food made way to in advanced. So all in all a very disappointing experience Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Sailing 11th April 2015 Stateroom D716 I have read a lot of negative reviews of Britannia. And sadly I have to join the masses. I didn't speak to a single person on board who enjoyed this cruise, myself and my husband included. ... Read More
Sailing 11th April 2015 Stateroom D716 I have read a lot of negative reviews of Britannia. And sadly I have to join the masses. I didn't speak to a single person on board who enjoyed this cruise, myself and my husband included. It was our first sailing with P&O and will be our last. We have sailed many times previously with celebrity and with princess and they both have the upper hand in every way. Even Norwegian was better in many ways, which I didn't expect to ever say. It wasn't entirely bad. The ship was gorgeous. Light and spacious, and always felt empty. At time like a ghost ship. We never knew where everyone was. I heard many complaints that it was too dark and this is the only complaint i cannot agree with. I felt quite the opposite. We knew ahead of time, because of the design similarities to Royal Princess, that there was no central stairway. And until we were onboard we didn't think this would be an issue. It WAS. Especially with the small number of elevators always having one or more in each bank out of order all the way through the cruise. The large number of electric scooters and wheelchairs taking up entire lifts and making people have to wait several goes until they could get in a lift (or walk the length of the ship to the forward or aft stairs and lifts). We heard many people say this ship was aimed at the young. We are in our 30s and can say it was not aimed at our age bracket. The cabin was nice, but small. Our steward was amazing and had the place clean and made up in no time. And by the amount of time we ended up spending in there, this wasn't an easy task. Even though our sailing was only the third in, there was always some damage to the ship and our room. Some kind of green paint on the front of a cupboard that was never removed, a big chip in the mirror, broken bulbs that were never replaced and didn't work for the whole cruise. Similar things were showing in public areas. In the glass house lots of the tables were scratched because of the nicely designed but poorly thought out metal menus that damage the surfaces. The food was average. I actually found that from our few trips to the buffet, that the food there was better than in the main dining rooms. We have had better food on many cruises and it was the first time in the main dining room (Meridian for us) that i rarely saw anything i wanted on the menu and had to go for always available. And I am not a fussy eater. I love food of all kinds. The Horizon buffet had a good range and was well laid out, but good was rarely labelled. I guessed what I was picking up, but was sometimes wrong! I hear many complaints about this from other people too. The hygene in the buffet and throughout the ship was appalling. Nobody using the sanitizer machines when going into the different dining rooms and nobody trying to get people to. The same when entering back onto the ship after being in port. Never known such a lack of hygene on any ship. I never saw or heard staff being rude, but many couldn't be bothered. We could wait in the market cafe or atrium bar for 30 minutes or more to even be offered a drink at times. And then at other times hassles 5 times in 5 minutes. No consistency. In the Meridian and Oriental for breakfast we were rarely shown to a table, servers simply wafted a hand in the direction of several tables and told us "there's your table". The biggest complaint was the utter boredom. There was so little to do on the 7 sea days. The odd trivia game, aimed at people who didn't do much trivia as the questions would have been easy for a ten year old. Besides that there was nothing. We spent most of the time bored in the stateroom watching tv and reading. And though it is nice to relax on holiday, this was not how we wanted to spend our time. There were none of the standard things you see on other cruises, folding and carving demos, cake decorating, art classes..any of this would have been a welcome break from the tedium. The only thing they seemed to offer were "how to walk better", "look younger" and other such lectures from the spa in order to sell treatments. Even an activity or two that you had to pay to join would have been welcome. But no. Nothing. This really was a disappointing cruise and that hurts to say because I love cruises, expected a lot and wanted to enjoy it. If you'll pardon the pun, P&O seriously missed the boat on this one. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
After waiting a year and looking forward to "Britannia" it just was not what we expected, Our cabin had 2 extra bunks in, thankfully we had no children with us as how they think 4 people could exist in a cabin that size beggars ... Read More
After waiting a year and looking forward to "Britannia" it just was not what we expected, Our cabin had 2 extra bunks in, thankfully we had no children with us as how they think 4 people could exist in a cabin that size beggars belief. There was no promenade deck like on the other ships, you either had to go to the Crows nest up forward, or go to the so called promenade deck on deck 17. The activities were'nt great. Port and shore excursions left a lot to be desired - Cartagena a no walking tour we were told - my friend and I - both disabled had to wait for an hour and a half while our wives did the tour, we did get money back but that is not the point. A sailaway was cancelled, when we enquired why we were told inclement weather there is a bar downstairs - friendly staff leave a lot to be desired. Dining was quire good, but the food was not as good as on other cruises, although the waiting staff were excellent. We went to the "Glass House" for lunch, but walked out after waiting for nearly 2 hours to be served, The Beach House was very good though. The Headliners theatre is not big enough for a ship of that size. Embarkation everywhere was a nightmare, only 1 gangway at a lot of places. Lifts and toilets were out of order. The final straw was disembarkation at Southampton, we were at our designated waiting place an hour before, but there was no information broadcast at all, so we did the same as everyone else,and just went for it- a total shambles. Finally a line from the song "Sloop John B" comes to mind - "This is the worst trip I've ever been on" Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Sailed on the maiden voyage, first impression is "wow" but that soon wears off. At dinner in Penninsular restaurant ordered wine only to be told that it was not available, and this was on the first night of the maiden voyage !!. ... Read More
Sailed on the maiden voyage, first impression is "wow" but that soon wears off. At dinner in Penninsular restaurant ordered wine only to be told that it was not available, and this was on the first night of the maiden voyage !!. Similar in both the Epicurian and Brodies where beers and wine on their lists were again not available. Embarkation from Gibraltar was a joke, in pouring rain customers were left queuing up for the limited access available with no effort made to open extra gangways to speed up boarding in awful weather. The common areas are too small for the number of passengers and you needed to be in the theatre at least 30 mins. early to have any chance of a seat. The much vaunted atrium is little more than a shopping mall, shops, cafes and a bar and could hardly be described as the focus of the ship. The food and service is cruise ship average and the £28 surcharge for Epicurian is certainly not worth it as both food and service do not come up to fine dining standards. Entertainment is cruise ship average, one night they did let a drunk onto the stage which brightened the evening and there was a fight in the live lounge where space is so limited that people end up standing in aisles blocking the view of those in seats. The weather was poor all cruise and as there is no retracting roof over the pools that area becomes unusable. Cabins are smaller than other P&O ships and balconies barely big enough for 2 people. The promenade deck is stuck right at the top of the ship is uncovered and again in poor weather is unusable. We have cruised with P&O before and will do so again but not on Brittania which is all glitz but no substance. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Britannia Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 5.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.6
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.6
Family 5.0 3.6
Shore Excursion 5.0 3.5
Enrichment 4.0 3.2
Service 5.0 3.9
Value For Money 5.0 3.5
Rates 5.0 N/A

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