• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Barbados Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Barbados

Traveler rating

Excellent

563

Very Good

392

Average

295

Poor

173

Terrible

109

Cruise type

173 Barbados Cruise Reviews


Biffothebear avatar

Biffothebear

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Appalling smell

|

Several previous cruises with P&O. This one ruined - not because of the cancelled port visits (due to the current virus panic) which the captain handled well - but because the ship stank of sewage. We had ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


jdohants avatar

jdohants

6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

A Tired Ship, Dreadful Music

We did the same cruise last year, when it was somewhat better. This ship is going in for refurbishment and it certainly needs it. The cabin toilet failed on four days, we had to seek puiblic toilets. The carpets are ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020


Sue widger avatar

Sue widger

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Ship very poor

I chose this cruise as I was assured by the local Tui agent that as it had recently undergone a re-fit it was disability friendly as my husband has a walking difficulty. The flight out to Barbados was lovely no ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2020


Adrian G avatar

Adrian G

7 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Oh Dear......

All temperatures in Celcius. Times in the 24 hour format. Currency onboard GB£ Embarkation/Disembarkation. I flew from Manchester (UK) on a Dreamliner. My bag was checked in and I went through the usual ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Gerslad avatar

Gerslad

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I would avoid P&O, this ship!

Ship was looking very tired. Really poor layout! Unnecessary amount of black tie nights for no real reason. New Year’s Eve wasn’t even 1 of these for which they did nothing special. The buffet was of ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Menosey avatar

Menosey

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Due for refit, so poor food. Poor Management

This was our second cruise ,we traveled with a completely different cruise line on our first and the difference was more than evident. As there are are lot of hardworking staff on the ship our observations are not ...
Read More

3 photos

Sail Date December 2019


Mr Q avatar

Mr Q

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Underwhelming

Both My wife & I having cruised before were looking for an enjoyable Christmas with warm weather, good accomadation, tasty food and entertainment/ activities and good service We found The Azura to be lacking on ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Dora Explorah avatar

Dora Explorah

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Certainly not as described

Sold as “new” ship. Albeit a refurbishment. However very disappointed that my first impression of the ship was that our cabin and public areas were grubby, well worn and dated. So spent the remainder of 2 weeks ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Leathers Auckland avatar

Leathers Auckland

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

All-inclusive - but diluted quality

Boarding - We have cruised many times including two with Marella, on their smaller ships, so looked forward to this, the latest addition to the fleet. Boarding at Barbados was smooth, with up selling limited to the ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Gill Sims avatar

Gill Sims

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very, very disappointing

This was our first cruise with P&O having cruised several times previously with Princess. We chose P&O due to the convenience of a direct flight from Manchester to Barbados. We will not be choosing P&O again and ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2019


kennybobs avatar

kennybobs

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Booze cruise !

5 weeks before sailing the cruise was on offer at a good price.Got off to a great start when allocated our outside cabin which was huge! (9006) After that things went downhill a bit. First let me say the ship itself ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


Welshy63 avatar

Welshy63

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Would not use MSC again!

We returned from our first cruise with yourselves on the 6th March after sailing on the MSC Preziosa. We travelled as a party of 2 couples, my husband and I (cabin 10243) and our friends in 10245. Excursions ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


michael east sussex avatar

michael east sussex

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Perfect islands shame about ship

We chose this cruise after a good cruise on the old Thompson Spirit. We have cruised a few times with many cruise lines and saw this trip in a local agent .not a cheapo late deal so planed out 9 months in advance. ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


john muircroft avatar

john muircroft

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Booze cruise

We booked this cruise on the back of many great cruises on the TUI Celebration as our celebration of 40 year of marriage. We took our only son with us as it was a family celebration. The whole trip including ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


LesC29 avatar

LesC29

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Big disappointment

My husband and I chose this cruise to celebrate our retirements. It was our first time cruising and it has certainly NOT given us the “bug”!! The ship was so crowded. The food was awful, particularly not ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


Karen12345 avatar

Karen12345

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Too many people, not enough staff.

We chose Britannia for Caribbean cruise, as it was visiting islands we hadn’t see before. Flights on the Dreamliner were excellent. But the ship oh dear! P&O just haven’t got this one right. There are too many ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


BangBangle avatar

BangBangle

1 Review Written

Sunshine and warm winds

the chosen cruise was for ports of call. The weather did not fail to please. Found entertainment lame. found food mediocre. Also, the baby prawns should have been peeled as they were on the buffet with poo still in ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


weyward avatar

weyward

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disapppointing

We chose Marella Explorer as it was a medium-size ship, and our very first cruise 20 years was with Thomson and we were very pleased with that. Sadly our experience of Marella Explorer was very disappointing. The ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


limespring avatar

limespring

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

R.I.P. Silversea Cruises, 2019

I have been cruising with Silversea since 2002, when it was one of the top luxury lines in the world. Since RCL bought Silversea last year, things have certainly declined (if my recent cruise on the Silver Wind ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


blueboy2908 avatar

blueboy2908

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worse cruise ever!!

This was our thirteenth cruise which was certainly unlucky for some The food and the entertainment were no where near the standard we have come to expect from other companies. The use of hand sanitisers was left to ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


Oceanz11 avatar

Oceanz11

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Butlins-on-sea

We chose the cruise for the itinerary. We are experienced cruisers having cruised with Princess, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity frequently over the last 20 years so feel qualified to make a fair comparison. ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


Sirlaughalot avatar

Sirlaughalot

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Celebration...no cause for.......

We booked this cruise based on our experience on Marella Discovery which we really liked, and although we were aware that this was an older and smaller ship, thought that services and food would be of similar ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


PamelaJanet avatar

PamelaJanet

1 Review Written

Profit over passengers

This was a new ship and the flight left from my local airport. The only deck you could walk on was the top deck and you would have to fight your way around sunbeds and passengers. The only way to sit outside ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


Angelabr avatar

Angelabr

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise for its itinerary different islands every day we used independent excursions which were much better value for money the msc excursions we went on were rushed with a need to arrive back in port ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


Vincent Davis avatar

Vincent Davis

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Surprise, Surprise

I chose this Caribbean cruise because according to all the adverts in the papers I thought it ticked all the boxes, how wrong can you be. Never once did it say that MSC Preziosa was a glorified tramp steamed picking ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Other Cruise Styles from Barbados Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.