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Boarded with no problem & immediately impressed with the airy layout of the ship. Surprised with the cabin space after reading previous reviews, we found it fine & well laid out, liked the open plan hanging as you can see what's there & get more in. Super comfy bed & we slept well every night, yes it would be nice to have separate reading lights but it wasn't a problem for us. Balcony fine, we used it a lot & both sat there with drinks OK, yes it's not huge but it's a lot better than none at all! Loads of room under the bed for our 5 cases. Bathroom fine with good shower & a glass door, plenty of stowage space as well. Found the ship very quiet under way with virtually no vibration or rattles, seemed very stable as well but we didn't have much in the way of bad seas on our cruise. Freedom dining in the Meridian was very good & the food impressed, ate in Sindhu twice & that was superb. Never had any problems whatsoever with lifts & never had to wait more than a couple of minutes, the lack of a central stairs never caused us a problem either. We did have the special Eric Lanyard afternoon tea & didn't really like it, far too sweet & sickly! Great drinks service in the many bars & entertainment areas with a huge range of real ales in Brodies. The entertainment was very good & varied, really enjoyed the shows in the theatre & the live Lounge, we went to 12 shows in the main theatre & arrived about 20 minutes before the start, never had any problems getting seats. In general the ship appeared quieter than I had expected with all those people on board, the design obviously works well! It was always easy to find a nice quiet area to sit if you wanted to. The only busy area was around the main pools on the sun deck where as usual people had reserved sunbeds all day with their towels & books! My main gripe about the cruise has to be the number of people moaning about everything, on our first evening meal we sat with a couple who spent the entire time telling us how bad the ship was compared to the others they had been on, we avoided them thereafter but met many others who seemed to spend their entire time picking faults! We thought Britannia was great & yes we are pretty fussy! :) Nice gym with good facilities that was little used, my wife enjoyed the cookery club & said it was very well equipped & run.

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Britannia Cruise Review by larrythelabrador

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Boarded with no problem & immediately impressed with the airy layout of the ship. Surprised with the cabin space after reading previous reviews, we found it fine & well laid out, liked the open plan hanging as you can see what's there & get more in. Super comfy bed & we slept well every night, yes it would be nice to have separate reading lights but it wasn't a problem for us. Balcony fine, we used it a lot & both sat there with drinks OK, yes it's not huge but it's a lot better than none at all! Loads of room under the bed for our 5 cases.

Bathroom fine with good shower & a glass door, plenty of stowage space as well. Found the ship very quiet under way with virtually no vibration or rattles, seemed very stable as well but we didn't have much in the way of bad seas on our cruise. Freedom dining in the Meridian was very good & the food impressed, ate in Sindhu twice & that was superb.

Never had any problems whatsoever with lifts & never had to wait more than a couple of minutes, the lack of a central stairs never caused us a problem either. We did have the special Eric Lanyard afternoon tea & didn't really like it, far too sweet & sickly! Great drinks service in the many bars & entertainment areas with a huge range of real ales in Brodies.

The entertainment was very good & varied, really enjoyed the shows in the theatre & the live Lounge, we went to 12 shows in the main theatre & arrived about 20 minutes before the start, never had any problems getting seats. In general the ship appeared quieter than I had expected with all those people on board, the design obviously works well! It was always easy to find a nice quiet area to sit if you wanted to. The only busy area was around the main pools on the sun deck where as usual people had reserved sunbeds all day with their towels & books! My main gripe about the cruise has to be the number of people moaning about everything, on our first evening meal we sat with a couple who spent the entire time telling us how bad the ship was compared to the others they had been on, we avoided them thereafter but met many others who seemed to spend their entire time picking faults! We thought Britannia was great & yes we are pretty fussy! :)

Nice gym with good facilities that was little used, my wife enjoyed the cookery club & said it was very well equipped & run.
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Clean, airy & plenty big enough for 2. Plenty of stowage & adequate balcony.

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