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to be fair, it didn't start well, with long queues for the car parking at the dock, but it all moved forward reasonably well, and after getting inside, I went straight through booking in and security. The reason I tried such a large ship, was because they had introduced new purpose built single cabins. Although compact, the design was very well thought out, with good storage, same size shower room as the other cabins, as was the balcony. Very well situated on deck 16 forward, so just a brisk walk to the Horizon for breakfast, near the stairs and lifts for the theatre and also next to the Crows Nest, couldn't be better. I booked for traditional dining in the Oriental, and the food was good, but not extra special. Being rather cynical, could it be that it was a way to encourage you to eat in the other restaurants where you pay!! I didn't try them, but heard very good reports from other people. I had excellent company on my table, and enjoyed the sailaways very much. The day that the Queen overtook Queen Victoria was the best sailaway I had ever had. The show company was excellent. They even managed to get us all off by tender into Guernsey reasonably quickly, where I bought a beautiful new Italian dress in the first shop I went into, and of course no VAT. I would certainly go again, and would recommend for all ages and families. Disembarkation was very smooth

Pleasantly surprised, after reading mixed reviews.

Britannia Cruise Review by 04Murphy

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to be fair, it didn't start well, with long queues for the car parking at the dock, but it all moved forward reasonably well, and after getting inside, I went straight through booking in and security. The reason I tried such a large ship, was because they had introduced new purpose built single cabins. Although compact, the design was very well thought out, with good storage, same size shower room as the other cabins, as was the balcony. Very well situated on deck 16 forward, so just a brisk walk to the Horizon for breakfast, near the stairs and lifts for the theatre and also next to the Crows Nest, couldn't be better. I booked for traditional dining in the Oriental, and the food was good, but not extra special. Being rather cynical, could it be that it was a way to encourage you to eat in the other restaurants where you pay!! I didn't try them, but heard very good reports from other people. I had excellent company on my table, and enjoyed the sailaways very much. The day that the Queen overtook Queen Victoria was the best sailaway I had ever had. The show company was excellent. They even managed to get us all off by tender into Guernsey reasonably quickly, where I bought a beautiful new Italian dress in the first shop I went into, and of course no VAT. I would certainly go again, and would recommend for all ages and families. Disembarkation was very smooth
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Cabin L249
Very well thought out compact single balcony cabin. Plenty of storage space, 4 foot single bed, with storage underneath. Excellent shower and lighting in the bathroom. Nice reclining chairs on the balcony, excellent addition to cruising, long overdue for people wanting their own cabin.

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