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If you have read any other reviews on the Britannia you will know about the lack of stairs midships and the consequent issues with lifts. It did seem to be the first thing anyone said when you asked them: 'How do you like the ship?' However there are so many other lovely features and it would be shame if those were overlooked. The dining rooms are designed so that you don't feel in one enormous room. The waiting stations are out the way as well making less clatter of dishes and better conversation. There were plenty of places to sit - we liked Java on deck 7 and the atrium area on deck 5 and you did not feel pressurised to buy a drink there. The Crows nest is also lovely though we did struggle to find a seat when it was cooler outside. We also went to the Limelight club where we saw 'Eric and Ern' - very funny and a beautiful meal, well worth the addition £22 each supplement. We also stayed on for a third week in Norway and liked it so much we went again, this time to see Dean Friedman, another excellent cabaret act. The other activity we loved was the Cookery Club. This was not cheap at £44 each but was a full afternoon (so a similar price to a trip) and loads of fun. I highly recommend it. The Headliners shows were excellent as were most of the individual entertainers. And we loved 'Pulse', the resident band in the Live Lounge. Altogether excellent entertainment.

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Britannia Cruise Review by curlyshirley

Trip Details
If you have read any other reviews on the Britannia you will know about the lack of stairs midships and the consequent issues with lifts. It did seem to be the first thing anyone said when you asked them: 'How do you like the ship?' However there are so many other lovely features and it would be shame if those were overlooked. The dining rooms are designed so that you don't feel in one enormous room. The waiting stations are out the way as well making less clatter of dishes and better conversation.

There were plenty of places to sit - we liked Java on deck 7 and the atrium area on deck 5 and you did not feel pressurised to buy a drink there. The Crows nest is also lovely though we did struggle to find a seat when it was cooler outside.

We also went to the Limelight club where we saw 'Eric and Ern' - very funny and a beautiful meal, well worth the addition £22 each supplement. We also stayed on for a third week in Norway and liked it so much we went again, this time to see Dean Friedman, another excellent cabaret act. The other activity we loved was the Cookery Club. This was not cheap at £44 each but was a full afternoon (so a similar price to a trip) and loads of fun. I highly recommend it.

The Headliners shows were excellent as were most of the individual entertainers. And we loved 'Pulse', the resident band in the Live Lounge. Altogether excellent entertainment.
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Cabin Review

Cabin E437
Cabin was fine with a big comfortable bed and enough room for all our clothes (although more drawer space would be welcome). The bathroom had a reasonably sized shower (with a glass door) but otherwise was quite small. The balcony was small too but was perfectly adequate to sit out and enjoy the sunshine.

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