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Britannia Review

5.0 / 5.0
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1,012 reviews

European Cruise September 2019

Review for Britannia to the Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019

I read all the reviews before deciding on a holiday so only fair that I should leave my own objective review. This trip was our first time on Britannia and we had a fantastic trip. The food choices were really good, we ate normally in the Oriental restaurant and were very well looked after with the waiters always offering more if we wanted it or to change things if they though we weren't keen. We also ate in Sindhu and Epicurean both well worth the extra cost. The grab and go sandwiches were perfect for daytime.

We stayed in cabin F728 right on the back of the ship and absolutely loved it, it seemed more peaceful than the cabins on the side and we saw loads of dolphins and even a couple of whales - the downside however is that you can feel the engine vibrating more at the back and if the wind is in the right (or wrong) direction you do get soot on your balcony as mentioned on other reviews. Other comments on the cabin are that they could do with a good clean, there was mould in the bathroom in the shower and round the sink and the balcony was permanently dirty. I am not blaming the cabin cleaners I think because the ship goes straight back out it never gets a deep clean. I would only give the cabin 3 star at most In addition although maintenance seemed to be on-going the ship had a lot of rust on it and some machines in the gym weren't working a particular bug bear of my husbands.

The entertainment was varied and loads of choice so something for everyone. One comment to note is if you are on second sitting there is never seats available in the live lounge. There were a number of celebrities on board but the price of £25 each to see them seemed a lot to me, this was included in the supper club but surely dinner was included anyway in the price we paid for the holiday. The guy from the Hollies was free and really well worth watching.

Cabin Review

Cabin Balcony with Sofa

The cabin was not as clean as I would have liked, mould in the bathroom and when we put our dirty feet in the shower it remained dirty for the rest of the trip - dirt is picked up from the soot on the balcony. Other than the bed is really comfy and the size although small is what we expected, plenty of storage area. The outside light didn't work but was repaired as soon as we mentioned it. As mentioned above the back cabins do get soot on the balcony that is difficult to keep clean. You also feel vibration from the ships engines which didn't really bother me

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