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Britannia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Are There Two Britannias?

Britannia Cruise Review by pikerman

50 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2016
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean

I am writing this review as a counter balance to some of the negative comments I have read from other members. For circa £3.5k we were flown by Thomson Dreamliner to Barbados and embarked Britannia with no customs formalities and no hassle. The ship itself is beautiful, the staff very friendly, the cabins clean and adequate and the food of a generally high standard. We visited some great places, enjoyed excellent excursions and generally had a great old time on what was only our third cruise, but by far the best.

So here is my point, what on earth do people expect, we heard constant moaning from a certain section of 'professional' cruisers who seemed intent on highlighting every little 'inadequacy' and comparing Britannia to every other cruise ship, (which presumably cost a lot more money to be on), whilst ignoring all the excellent things that were going on. If you have a holiday booked on board this excellent ship, do not be put off by some of the negative comments on here, you will have a whale of a time!

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Cabin balcony F213

On the small side but adequate

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Interesting place to visit but would not hurry back

St. Vincent

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Island Tour

A pleasant triip round the island and the afternnon on a beach sipping rum punch, heaven, we did not think the people were as frindly as on some other islands we have visited and the beach sellers were a pain.

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Very American but enjoyed the trip to the beach.

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Great place to lie on the beach, have lunch and enjoy a glass or two. A bit crowded when all the big ships are in though.

Island Tour

Great day out on a Bajan open bus visting different parts of the Island and two beaches. We just love Barbados.

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