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This was our second ever cruise ( previous Arcadia) but found the Brittania a bit too big and impersonal.We had to wait nearly 2.5 hours to board at Southampton , not a good start . We later found out that a gangway had broken down , but why wasn't this mentioned when we were waitng . The large number of passengers caused some queuing problems in St Petersburg with Russian immigration staff not being able to cope. Staff on board were friendly and helpful , our balcony cabin on F deck was clean and comfortable but the toilet / bathroom was very small compared with the same grade cabin on the Arcadia. In fact getting in and out of the shower was a real struggle. Our Steward was great and very helpful. Restaurant food was good except that in the Epicurian which was a poor and costly experience. Entertainment was good as we had the Strictly members on board . Quite surprised that a ship only two years old had two separate generator breakdowns, one when two generators broke down and in Zeebruge the "wrong fuel " was loaded !!!!!! The ship also really needs extra staircases mid ships as the lifts get very busy , which means waiting or finding a staircase elsewhere on the ship. Disembarkation was surprisingly easy despite the number of passengers. Overall not that impressed with large ships.

Baltic Cruise: Britannia

Britannia Cruise Review by Petrol head

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This was our second ever cruise ( previous Arcadia) but found the Brittania a bit too big and impersonal.We had to wait nearly 2.5 hours to board at Southampton , not a good start . We later found out that a gangway had broken down , but why wasn't this mentioned when we were waitng .

The large number of passengers caused some queuing problems in St Petersburg with Russian immigration staff not being able to cope.

Staff on board were friendly and helpful , our balcony cabin on F deck was clean and comfortable but the toilet / bathroom was very small compared with the same grade cabin on the Arcadia. In fact getting in and out of the shower was a real struggle. Our Steward was great and very helpful.

Restaurant food was good except that in the Epicurian which was a poor and costly experience.

Entertainment was good as we had the Strictly members on board .

Quite surprised that a ship only two years old had two separate generator breakdowns, one when two generators broke down and in Zeebruge the "wrong fuel " was loaded !!!!!!

The ship also really needs extra staircases mid ships as the lifts get very busy , which means waiting or finding a staircase elsewhere on the ship.

Disembarkation was surprisingly easy despite the number of passengers.

Overall not that impressed with large ships.
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Cabin F617
Cabin Clean and comfortable but bathroom and shower were very cramped

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