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The Britannia is a beautiful ship but has a few bits and pieces that stop her from being fantastic. The first was the swimming pool, it's much to small for the ship, and the chances of getting a sun lounger are poor. On the days when you're at sea everyone wants to sun bathe and swim, the loungers are so tightly packed together there is no room to walk between them. My husband is a wheelchair user so there was no chance of us using the sun decks. It's a shame there isn't a promenade, it would be nice to have somewhere to walk for some exercise. The food was extremely good, as were the restaurants waiting staff. The Lido bar staff could do with a few lessons on customer service, it would also help if they smiled a bit. There were a few unpleasant events on the ship which resulted in people being put ashore, I did notice that there were quite a few people that aren't exactly what I would call, the usual cruise type, maybe they had to fill the ship and gave good discounts. P&O need to keep an eye on this because people will stop cruising if they have to encounter an unsavory type of person. We had a disabled balcony cabin that was huge and extremely well thought out. Both embarkation and disembarkation was extremely efficient and well run. The entertainment was a little bit on the poor side, it would be nice to have a proper variety show instead of charging people to see the better acts in the Lime Light Club. The speciality restaurants were very good. Please don't be put off cruising on this ship by some of the negative comments, it's well worth a visit and enjoy being the biggest ship in the Caribbean.

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Britannia Cruise Review by PussUK

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The Britannia is a beautiful ship but has a few bits and pieces that stop her from being fantastic.

The first was the swimming pool, it's much to small for the ship, and the chances of getting a sun lounger are poor. On the days when you're at sea everyone wants to sun bathe and swim, the loungers are so tightly packed together there is no room to walk between them. My husband is a wheelchair user so there was no chance of us using the sun decks.

It's a shame there isn't a promenade, it would be nice to have somewhere to walk for some exercise.

The food was extremely good, as were the restaurants waiting staff. The Lido bar staff could do with a few lessons on customer service, it would also help if they smiled a bit.

There were a few unpleasant events on the ship which resulted in people being put ashore, I did notice that there were quite a few people that aren't exactly what I would call, the usual cruise type, maybe they had to fill the ship and gave good discounts. P&O need to keep an eye on this because people will stop cruising if they have to encounter an unsavory type of person.

We had a disabled balcony cabin that was huge and extremely well thought out.

Both embarkation and disembarkation was extremely efficient and well run.

The entertainment was a little bit on the poor side, it would be nice to have a proper variety show instead of charging people to see the better acts in the Lime Light Club.

The speciality restaurants were very good.

Please don't be put off cruising on this ship by some of the negative comments, it's well worth a visit and enjoy being the biggest ship in the Caribbean.
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Cabin 720
Great aft cabin with plenty of room for a wheelchair user. The bathroom was also first class.