Britannia Review

Pleasantly surprised by quality of the ship.

Review for the Caribbean Cruise on Britannia
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Sail Date: Dec 2023

Just come home from the Christmas cruise and really enjoyed it.

Britannia was a pleasant surprise - a classy upgrade on our two previous trips on Azura. I was surprised how different the atrium felt (in a good way) when we were there, compared to how it looks in photos and videos - you can't get a feel for the ambience until you're there. It's smaller than it looks on screen, but there's actually more than enough seating, if that makes sense.

I know some people say you don't spend much time in your cabin, but Britannia has one of the best in-room TV/movie screens I've come across (up there with Princess) in 20 cruises. Lots of live British TV, box-sets, and movies you don't have to pay for!

Cabin Review

Booked an obstructed balcony (lifeboat) but were upgraded to a standard balcony on floor above. Clean and tidy as expected if a little small, but the wardrobe area takes up some room but is far more useable on P&O and Princess than newer ships like MSC.

I thought the bathroom was quite poky, even for me at 5'7" and medium build. I am unusual in preferring a shower curtain to a door. I found the door a pain in the bum - all it did was get in the way. It was barely possible to open it and get round it to get in the shower.

The Samsung TV system was superb - lots of live TV channels (for Brits) and lots of boxsets and movies to watch - all for free!

Port Reviews

St. Lucia

Did a 'Cruise to the Pitons' trip on catamaran. Decent value and saw Marigot Bay along the way, stopping at a beach to have a swim off the boat, with lots of rum consumed on the way back.


Easy to walk off and get a taxi but beware - the info desk will tell you that Coco beach is a taxi-ride along the coast but, having been there 8 years ago we walked to it, only to find it no longer exists and has had a hotel built on it. You can pay to go in if you wish.

Lots of good snorkelling here and last visit we did a Harley Davidson tour which was excellent.


Easy to walk off into town and have lunch at the Iguana cafe on the quayside before wandering around town.


Jolly Beach excursion. About 5 hrs on the large beach including a lounger and umbrella. Beach was very nice.

St. Maarten

A favourite of ours mainly for shopping - we always visit Joe's Jewelry on Front Street for a chat with Max. Good clothes shopping too and a decent beach with bars along the front.

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