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Britannia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Norwegian Fjords

Britannia Cruise Review by TomPoole

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2018
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords

Our second cruise on this lovely ship, a vessel that’s low on bling and high on understated style.

Balcony room E322, serviced impeccably by steward Valens, was clean and in very good condition. Love having a proper-sized shower with glass door instead of a curtain. Big TV with tremendous movie selection, plenty of tea & coffee, fridge if you need it. Superbly comfortable bed. Balcony a little on the small side but fine for 2.

All public areas on the ship are spotless and very tastefully decorated - if you want glass lifts and chrome fittings this is not the ship for you.

Dinner in the main restaurant (freedom dining) was consistently excellent, other eating experiences as follows:

Horizon Buffet: a serious bun fight at times (some punters went at it like they’d never seen food before) but quality good and always plentiful.

Poolside: lovely cheeseburger and fries.

Sindhu: the star of the ship in my opinion, incredible quality and taste, an absolute bargain at £20 per head.

Glass House: great for lunch, the small plates are imaginative, well-cooked and great value at £6.95 for 3.

Limelight Club: another lovely meal, entertainment by Claire Sweeney was good fun. Well worth 25 quid for something different.

Drinks on P&O are very reasonably priced and all the wines we tried were decent - you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a good bottle.

We found the service in all areas, at all times, to be very friendly and efficient. The staff work tirelessly and show great patience when occasionally faced with a minority of passengers who appear to have been born without manners.

Didn’t get too involved in the entertainment, but J’Adele was fantastic - almost a carbon copy.

Ports of call

Stavanger: lovely town, good for a wander with lots to see.

Flam: Small, but a beautiful location.

Olden: a bit bigger, with a nice little church, but not much else.

Bergen: great for a wander again, picturesque harbour.

Overall I would urge anyone to give Britannia a try, she’s a great ship and a wonderful all-round experience. There are negative reviews out there, but some people are just impossible to please and would whinge if you offered them £10 notes for a fiver. Go with a relaxed attitude and an open mind and I reckon you’ll love it.

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