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Southampton to the Canary Islands P&O Britannia Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Britannia
Canary Islands
Southampton

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73 Southampton to the Canary Islands P&O Britannia Cruise Reviews


bobbygee avatar

bobbygee

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise I've ever been on.

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I chose this cruise to get a little bit of sun, rather than sit at home watching the rain. This being my third time on Azura, I thought I knew what to expect. Embarkation went smoothly, and I was in my cabin ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Adrian G avatar

Adrian G

7 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Very good but the ship is showing signs of age.

I'm writing this review as my others in sections. Sailing from Southampton UK. Embarkation/Disembarkation. As with all of my other P&O cruises, P&O have got this to a fine art. I had to be out of my digs at ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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mrobbin1

4 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Canary Islands in the Spring

We last went to the Canary Islands in 2008 so we thought a return visit was long overdue. This was our 2nd trip on Britannia as we had already been to the Caribbean on a fly cruise in November 2017 and was our ...
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Sail Date April 2018


PeterJV avatar

PeterJV

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

At least half our cruises, more than 20, have been with Celebrity Cruises so that's our yardstick for our first P&O cruise. Very slick check in, best we have ever had without priority check in. We arrived 12:35 and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Quilter25 avatar

Quilter25

1 Review Written

out of service

Food was ok but you had to pay extra for some dining experience! Toilets were out of order in some parts and the lifts were a nightmare. Never again. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


London Pete avatar

London Pete

1 Review Written

Britannia such a true british ship. (Royal Britannia all the way)

We wanted to go on the Britannia as it looked so British and she lived up to all we expected and more, cabin with balcony was great you need this for a 2 week cruise. Stewardess to our cabin was always on hand and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Tepee avatar

Tepee

2 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Moan If You Want - I Loved It

Having seen other reviews I boarded fully expecting to find fault, having cruised on both Azura and Ventura I was sceptical and am sure if I'd devoted my time to trying to pick fault in everything perhaps I ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Whizy

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

A Super Cruise with Britannia

This was our second cruise (we have previously cruised with Princess) and after reading the reviews we weren't sure what to expect but went with an open mind. We were not disappointed and loved Britannia! Our ...
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Sail Date September 2016


recorder44 avatar

recorder44

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

A good value holiday.

There are many positives concerning the Britannia and also a few niggles. We were somewhat apprehensive because of the size of the ship but this was not a major issue. The staff were almost without exception, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Barnacle William avatar

Barnacle William

6 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Britannia in the Canaries

We are experienced P&O cruisers so we thought we would try Britannia. We were very pleasantly surprised with the style and decor. The thing you must understand is that this is not like any other P&O ship in ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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RJHNorthyorks

13 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Mixed Views

This was our 18th cruise but first with P and O. We travelled as a group of 3 sharing a cabin. Embarkation was well organised and a breeze. We had a 1pm slot and were quickly on board. The cabin was immediately ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Bruce Caton

1 Review Written

46 Helpful Votes

This is what happens when bean counters take over.

First the good: Dinner in the evening was always excellent, never had a bad meal. The buffet restaurant always had seating where on other cruises we have struggled to get a seat at breakfast and lunch. The ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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W33gee

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Amazing holiday

First time cruisers and it won't be the last. From the moment we stepped on the ship we were not disappointed. The staff were exceptional. They couldn't do enough for us. Cabin stewardess was great. Food was out of ...
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Sail Date June 2016


jelas avatar

jelas

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great cruise with the Strictly theme.

My wife and I had tried Britannia n 2015 on a weekend cruise and really liked it, this cruise gave us an opportunity to spend time exploring the ship. We had been to Southampton many times and it's a nice little ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Ltrendall

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Our Opinion on Britannia

We booked this cruise over a year ago and after reading reviews was on the verge of changing to another ship - I am glad we didn't. Britainna is a magnificent ship, the bars and lounges are elegant and we think they ...
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Sail Date June 2016


TerryWill avatar

TerryWill

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

A fantastic holiday - P & O have nailed it!

Firstly I should say that I am an ex P & O Cruises Officer (1970's). I am also an ex chef (see comments re food & restaurant service). I chose this cruise (our first in 8 years), because I prefer British ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Nander avatar

Nander

3 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Unexpected poor weather in the Canaries marred the trip.

We chose Britannia because we had not been on it before and we wanted to see what we felt about it. It was going to the Canary Islands to some places we had not visited. Embarkation was a breeze, we arrived at ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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JanetteGGarlick

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Our First Cruise

Because it left from Southampton and no need to fly, Britannia was new and I like strictly and James Martin? Lots of strictly events throughout the cruise, including seeing the costumes and fashion show.The cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Osgood9 avatar

Osgood9

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Could and should be the best ship of the fleet.

I have been cruising for the last 20 years on P&O and other lines (last cruise on Oceana in December), this cruise was picked out by my daughter as it was a strictly come dancing theme along with James Marting ...
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Sail Date May 2016


David103 avatar

David103

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Brittania bit of a nightmare

Enjoyed cruising on Arcadia last year so thought flagship Brittania would be great How wrong I was this was awful Entertainment was poor with little or no variety even the entertainment manager had no talent ...
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Sail Date May 2016


efenjay avatar

efenjay

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Badly Designed Ship

We have been on several cruises with other lines and had arranged to come on this cruise with five friends including a couple who had never cruised before. We had all been looking forward to the cruise on the P&O ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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ladywales

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous cruise and stunning ship.

We read some rather negative comments online about Britannia but knowing that most people moan for moanings sake we decided to ignore it and look forward to our cruise. When we embarked I was first completely ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Sdymott

1 Review Written

We love the Britannia

After several recommendations to sail with P&O we took the plunge and booked our first ever cruise on the beautiful Britannia. As a young married couple we were both worried that we would be very young compared ...
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Sail Date July 2015


alipete avatar

alipete

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Special Anniversary

Me and my husband have done 4 other p and o cruises before the brittania, this was booked especially for our silver wedding anniversary. I was totally disappointed with the staff as they didn't know what they were ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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racelover

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lovely Cruise

Well after reading all the downs side of Britannia we weren't really looking forward to sailing on her, we'll all I can say is the critics must have been on a different ship!!.. Let me start with all the good, we ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Britannia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining5.03.8
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation5.03.6
Family5.04.4
Enrichment4.03.2
Service5.03.9
Value For Money5.03.5
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