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Travelled on a feeder coach which was part of the holiday and well organised though there was a hold up with boarding, by which time the restaurants were closed to prepare for the drill and we were hungry, having travelled all day. lt's a pity that there was no food available in the check-in area. The food was excellent in the restaurant and our table had a window overlooking the sea at the back of the ship. l preferred eating in the restaurants as l found the self service cafe area a bit of a free for all. Most evenings we watched the show but made the mistake of sitting too near the front and found the music far too loud. On later evenings we sat nearer the back. We also watched several films in the cinema. We had an inside cabin which was spacious enough and had plenty of open hanging and storage space and was kept clean by our steward. l had researched our ports so we did our own thing in each one and didn't go on any organised excursions. ln La Rochelle we followed a route on a local circular walk, seeing the main points of interest. ln Gexto we walked to the transporter bridge, had a ride across it, a coffee nearby then took a local train into Bilbao and went to the Guggenheim and took a tram to the old part of the city. We had difficulty finding the buses to return to the ship as they were not where we had been told they would be. We had intended to book a local tour bus in La Coruna but was told on disembarking that they were not available so we had a taxi tour which was very good. There was a special celebration on leaving La Coruna and we were given union flags and sang patriotic songs Our day at sea was relaxing, with apparently the smoothest crossing of the Bay of Biscay they'd had all year and some people saw dolphins from their balcony. ln Guernsey we visited the occupation museum underground, which was interesting and also took a local bus round the island. We got off part way round but although we waited over an hour no other bus came so we got a taxi back to the port and visited the Guernsey tapestry, which was very interesting. On disembarking we sat for over an hour on the coach as one couple had apparently been given the wrong time for it leaving. The driver had locked the on-board loo and didn't want to stop the coach till his designated service area so it was an uncomfortable journey and a disappointing end to our holiday.

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Britannia Cruise Review by 30Maz

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Travelled on a feeder coach which was part of the holiday and well organised though there was a hold up with boarding, by which time the restaurants were closed to prepare for the drill and we were hungry, having travelled all day. lt's a pity that there was no food available in the check-in area.

The food was excellent in the restaurant and our table had a window overlooking the sea at the back of the ship. l preferred eating in the restaurants as l found the self service cafe area a bit of a free for all. Most evenings we watched the show but made the mistake of sitting too near the front and found the music far too loud. On later evenings we sat nearer the back. We also watched several films in the cinema.

We had an inside cabin which was spacious enough and had plenty of open hanging and storage space and was kept clean by our steward.

l had researched our ports so we did our own thing in each one and didn't go on any organised excursions. ln La Rochelle we followed a route on a local circular walk, seeing the main points of interest. ln Gexto we walked to the transporter bridge, had a ride across it, a coffee nearby then took a local train into Bilbao and went to the Guggenheim and took a tram to the old part of the city. We had difficulty finding the buses to return to the ship as they were not where we had been told they would be.

We had intended to book a local tour bus in La Coruna but was told on disembarking that they were not available so we had a taxi tour which was very good. There was a special celebration on leaving La Coruna and we were given union flags and sang patriotic songs

Our day at sea was relaxing, with apparently the smoothest crossing of the Bay of Biscay they'd had all year and some people saw dolphins from their balcony.

ln Guernsey we visited the occupation museum underground, which was interesting and also took a local bus round the island. We got off part way round but although we waited over an hour no other bus came so we got a taxi back to the port and visited the Guernsey tapestry, which was very interesting.

On disembarking we sat for over an hour on the coach as one couple had apparently been given the wrong time for it leaving. The driver had locked the on-board loo and didn't want to stop the coach till his designated service area so it was an uncomfortable journey and a disappointing end to our holiday.
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  • Bilbao
    The transporter bridge was worth walking to and travelling on. We took a local train to the centre of Bilbao then a tram to the Guggenheim, where we only walked around the outside as we were short of time to go inside. We took another tram to the old part of town, where we had a walk around. Sat at a cafe but waited too long for service and left. Walked through the town via El Corte Ingles to the square for the coach back to the ship
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  • La Coruna
    The ship docks very near the centre of La Coruna and we intended to take a tour bus to the main places of interest but instead had a private taxi tour. The guys spoke good English and took us as an extra place to Sir John Moore's grave as l'd been to John Moore's university. (Don't think it was the same John Moore's). A lone bagpiper added to the atmosphere at Hercules tower and l loved the circular cable car up to a high point above the town.
    The buildings along the port side were beautiful with glass-fronted balconies.
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