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Wanted to see the Bulb Fields and Keukenhof, which we did under our own steam. Pity P&O did not put on their own excursions to Keukenhof, a world class venue. Embarkation was excellent, seems to get slicker each time. Some new dishes on MDR menus but basically still the same over last few years, still lots of choice but some more new dishes needed on the menu cycles. Contrary to all the negative reviews on stairs/lifts we have never had a problem (other than people who will not step out the lift to let people out). Britannia buffet works well with the serving stations placed between the two sides of the restaurant, much better than the single file lines of other earlier P&O ships. But why oh why do people get a table first and then go off singly to get their food while one "guards the table? New shows like Gravity are not our cup of tea, much prefer "song and dance" A lovely cruise, Rotterdam a very good maiden port call.

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Britannia Cruise Review by Martin A

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Europe
Wanted to see the Bulb Fields and Keukenhof, which we did under our own steam. Pity P&O did not put on their own excursions to Keukenhof, a world class venue.

Embarkation was excellent, seems to get slicker each time.

Some new dishes on MDR menus but basically still the same over last few years, still lots of choice but some more new dishes needed on the menu cycles.

Contrary to all the negative reviews on stairs/lifts we have never had a problem (other than people who will not step out the lift to let people out).

Britannia buffet works well with the serving stations placed between the two sides of the restaurant, much better than the single file lines of other earlier P&O ships. But why oh why do people get a table first and then go off singly to get their food while one "guards the table?

New shows like Gravity are not our cup of tea, much prefer "song and dance"

A lovely cruise, Rotterdam a very good maiden port call.
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Cabin Review

Cabin B603
Have been in these suites before and they are very nice, but suites forward/aft are bigger, as are suites on older ships. Lots of wardrobe space but minor niggle limited drawer space.

Sharing with two young children would be fine, but with one or two adults, too cosy. Our Steward whilst good and pleasant did not make the cabin up until almost midday, in the past cabin was always made up by the time we were back from breakfast.

Upto two people could stay in the suite for "from £1" which would have given suite extras for four (Epicurean breakfast being the thing, it is very good). Yet our friends booked another cabin rather than share but we could not all have Epicurean breakie.