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Without a doubt this has been the most hyped and marketed ship in recent years. It was a huge let down, and although I had only been on one other P&O ship before, never again would I sail with P&O. Nothing on this ship appears to be right, the theatre holds 900 people, the ship has 3600+ passengers, you do the maths. Unless you arrive up to 45 mins ahead of the show forget it. Any other ship I have ever been on the theatre takes about 40-45% of passengers per show, this is only 25%.Very difficult to judge the entertainment , as only managed to see 2 shows, which were good. The cabins are nice but small and the balcony has 2 reclining chairs which you cannot recline, never at any time during the 14 days were all the lifts working, constantly out of service, therefore at busy times up to a 10 minute wait. They also have a Live Lounge, never once during the cruise did we get a seat in this venue. I can only assume whoever designed this ship, was doing so for the first time or were under instruction to cut costs and pack in as many passengers as possible without any thoughts for anything other than profit. The only reason I can give this 2 stars is for the restaurants and food, which generally was very good. The rest they can keep and it will only be a matter of time till the public realise that P&O have blundered big time with this ship.

Where did it all go wrong?

Britannia Cruise Review by drewpat

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Without a doubt this has been the most hyped and marketed ship in recent years.

It was a huge let down, and although I had only been on one other P&O ship before, never again would I sail with P&O.

Nothing on this ship appears to be right, the theatre holds 900 people, the ship has 3600+ passengers, you do the maths. Unless you arrive up to 45 mins ahead of the show forget it. Any other ship I have ever been on the theatre takes about 40-45% of passengers per show, this is only 25%.Very difficult to judge the entertainment , as only managed to see 2 shows, which were good.

The cabins are nice but small and the balcony has 2 reclining chairs which you cannot recline, never at any time during the 14 days were all the lifts working, constantly out of service, therefore at busy times up to a 10 minute wait.

They also have a Live Lounge, never once during the cruise did we get a seat in this venue.

I can only assume whoever designed this ship, was doing so for the first time or were under instruction to cut costs and pack in as many passengers as possible without any thoughts for anything other than profit.

The only reason I can give this 2 stars is for the restaurants and food, which generally was very good. The rest they can keep and it will only be a matter of time till the public realise that P&O have blundered big time with this ship.
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Cabin nice (they call it cosy) as you would expect on a new ship, but the balcony is so small.

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