This was our first cruise with P&O, so was unsure what to expect. We chose this cruise for its itinerary - 9 Caribbean islands in 14 nights + overnight in Barbados. Whilst we absolutely loved our port days (Curacao and Bonaire are spectacular), we were very underwhelmed with Britannia.
First of all, why are there only two hot tubs on the ship? This seems like a bizarre design decision. On sea days we like to sit in the hot tubs with a cocktail and talk to fellow passengers, but each hot tub could only fit 5/6 people in, and there were people standing around waiting to pounce as soon as someone got out, so it felt a little uncomfortable. The ship was only at about 60% capacity, and many evenings we struggled to get a seat at any bar, so I certainly wouldn't like to be on when it's at full capacity.
The entertainment was also awful, the same rotation of 3 singers, who sung the same songs every evening. The George Michael tribute and Caribbean bands were good. Pulse were awful, they need a new singer. Quite a few nights we were bored and struggled to find something to do - four of the evenings there was no entertainment on the top deck, which meant the bar was shut, this seemed odd as the weather was beautiful and people wanted to sit outside with a drink.
Book an excursion or get a taxi to the beach. We didn't, and there's very little to do in the vicinity of the ship.
Absolutely stunning, the clearest sea i've ever seen. Lots of cheap bars along the sea front too.
Willemsted is a lovely city. Lots to explore. We loved the unique bridge and the quirky buildings in the city centre. Look out for the iguanas in the trees as you walk from the port.
We did a half day island tour, was okay, but seemed a little rushed.
Beautiful port area, lots of bars and duty free shops.
Get the water taxi to the town (I think it was $5 return) and enjoy the stunning beach and promenade