Britannia Cruise Review by Tripaway
- Sail Date: February 2019
- Destination: Caribbean
Had Friday and Saturday in Barbados prior to sailing, loved Barbados and the people, went to Oistins on the Friday evening, walked around the port area on the Saturday morning then Garrison Savanagh on the afternoon for the races. Had a great time.
Embarkation and disembarkation top class, best ever, very quick, well organised and efficient.
SHIP - excellent, no complaints, had a balcony cabin C117, great views, early morning coffee, early evening drinks, great view of ports arriving and departing, a must for Caribbean.
Food great, we were on freedom dining, six of us and never waited for a table, service a bit slow in both Meridian and Peninsular. Some people may enjoy sitting for 2 hours for courses, bit much for us. Ate breakfast in the Horison, excellent. Afternoon tea starts at three, also great.
ENTERTAINMENT - Most of it was good, Pulse, Steel, Tina Turner, Comedian Mark Walker excellent, there was also a married acrobatic couple just for one or two nights, excellent show. Saw Eric and Ernie and Gareth Gates in the Limelight. Bit disappointed in both, don’t know what I expected, Gareth lacked personality but great singer. Eric and Ernie, although spitting image of the originals, I thought they would bring something more up to date, but can remember their routines word from word on the shows. As I say not sure about these two, food the same on both nights that was a bit disappointing and we did complain, turns out we could have ordered off the Meridian menu, not advised at the time we ordered our food. We paid 25.00 for each show so expected the menu to have changed. We also sat from 7.15 to 10.30pm, food in between, but sick of sitting by end of night.
Service through the ship was excellent, everyone made it special, no complaints what so ever, the ship is spotless, the staff always smiling, greeting am/pm whenever passing. Senior crew also very pleasant when passing.
PORTS - excellent, Barbados, Bonaire, Aruba, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada, St Maartin had to miss Antigua due to engine problems so called in to Martinique. Least favourite, but think this is because I wanted to visit Antigua. Plenty to do in each port, too much so will have to go back- what a shame! Golf buggies in Bonaire a must great start to holiday. Kayaking in Aruba, island tours in rest. Barbados we went to the races in Garrision Savanagh, fab day had some good wins. Not too keen on Oistins in Barbados, not our thing it was a bit rough and ready for our liking. Locals loved it, heavy drinking all around you, crowded place and dirty.
We travelled in a group of 6 all couples in late 50s, early 60s.
I would go to the Caribbean again in a flash, cruise it again, heck yes, loved all the countries, the people, would like a different itinerary though as I love to visit new places.
Hope this helps.
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