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P&O Britannia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Britannia
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Very Good

15

Average

5

Poor

4

Terrible

5

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Family Cruises

228

Romantic Cruises

105

Senior Cruises

97

Entertainment Cruises

53

First-Time Cruisers

49

49 P&O Britannia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


London Pete avatar

London Pete

1 Review Written

Britannia such a true british ship. (Royal Britannia all the way)

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We wanted to go on the Britannia as it looked so British and she lived up to all we expected and more, cabin with balcony was great you need this for a 2 week cruise. Stewardess to our cabin was always on hand and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Beckynovak

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great way to holiday- most relaxing

This was my first cruise and after reading some of the reviews I was slightly worried- but to no avail - we both had an excellent time. The ship is beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean . The atrium was a ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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W33gee

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Amazing holiday

First time cruisers and it won't be the last. From the moment we stepped on the ship we were not disappointed. The staff were exceptional. They couldn't do enough for us. Cabin stewardess was great. Food was out of ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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saaxaana@hotmail.co.uk

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Terrible

cruise holidays I was very very disappointed...everything went wrong.... - staff on reception very unprofessional, miserable, unfriendly and unhelpful staff ( dont know why they are there?!) - cruise with no ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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AussieExpats2

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

Mixed Feelings about Our Britannia Cruise

Only our second cruise having been on the Island Princess for a 12 night Mediterranean cruise last August so in comparison I'm afraid the Brittania cruise to the Norwegian Fiords fell a bit short. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Kenny T

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers

We brought the cruise forward, for family reasons, as it was planned for my retirement (end March) wife's 60th (early May) to be taken around end April. Very apprehensive, having read many reviews. Firstly the ship ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Gwanchos

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Shoddy 3 Star Experience .... at a Stretch

This was a taster cruise and as such was fairly inexpensive. You would expect however that this would be a chance to impress potential new customers. Couldn't have been further from the truth for us. We ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Gavl83

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Was a bit worried after reading a lot of the bad reviews on here and never been on a cruise before. However need not of worried had a fantastic holiday and this ship was amazing. Had a balcony canit which was great ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Bella82

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Mini Cruise

This was a taster weekend to Bruges Brussels however the port was changed to Le Harve in France due to the terrorist attacks. We understood this but there is nothing to do in Le Harve and it was a terrible choice ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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shumes

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Awful Experience

We have just returned from a 2 night "Taster" cruise that was originally booked for Bruges, however due to the recent attacks, the destination changed to Le-Harve. This was OK with us as it was more about what ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Lhumes22

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Really Disappointed Cruise

Our first cruise and we were very disappointed with the service , really terrible, the ship and the food brillant but the service was terrible and it really let P&O 's reputation down. This morning the service at ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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noodlebaby

1 Review Written

100 Helpful Votes

For all new cruisers this is for you, long one though!!

I decided to write this to hep advise all you new cruisers out there what to expect, now I have returned I am somewhat angry at the one sided and downright inaccurate reviews from some of the more seasoned cruisers ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Landlubber600

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing ship (Britannia); however, islands were all great!

This was our first cruise. - Harsh but true.... Once on board, we were not shown or directed to our cabin, but had to find out own way. Cabin was much smaller than expected and not enough room for our clothes but ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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abbinski

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Holiday of a Lifetime

My wife and I are 54 years old, this, was our first cruise. Never cruising before we have nothing to compare it against. However, we did read the mixed reviews beforehand. We made a pledge not to pay any ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Mightymo1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Holiday

This was our first cruise and I was apprehensive but I have to say it exceeded expectations. We ate on the freedom dining in the meridian dining room. I wasn't expecting the food to be great and I am a bit of a ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Thatsmokeycat

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our First (and Last) Cruise

We stayed at the Premier Inn Gatwick the night before our flight (TOM024). Turned out to be a great idea and at just £39 for the night, excellent value to boot. We ate in the restaurant which had a nice atmosphere ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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LesLamb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Xmas Cruise

Our first cruise and first time away at Xmas. We had two adjoining balcony cabins (wife and me in one and sons 21 and 18 in the other). Cabins were mid ships (F420 deck 9). Balcony divider opened between the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Cruiseian

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Caribbean Cruise Holiday on Britannia

Just back from an unbelievable cruise sailing around the warm Caribbean on the Britannia. The Caribbean was the perfect place to leave behind the wet and windy UK. The Britannia, with our balcony cabin, was the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Olwen Langford

1 Review Written

Stunning Ship with the wow factor; pity staff are not a happy bunch.

This was our first long cruise having taken mini cruises before. The ship is impressive but staff appeared miserable and demotivated. We loved dressing up, the for in The Peninsular freedom dining was fantastic. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Cantankarous Cat

1 Review Written

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

THE GOOD Thomas Cooke gave us an excellent meal on both our flights, we are vegan. Cabin (G508) was adequate for sleeping, beds were comfortable, bathroom compact and bijou and balcony superb for drying ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Cereocker

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship; Wrong Cruise

My partner and I (both in our late 60s) flew from Manchester to Barbados with Thomas Cook on 21st November, 2015, to board P&O Britannia for a fortnight cruising around the Caribbean islands. The flight was ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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xmastree

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Brittania Cruise Caribbean

This was our first cruise ever, and I'm glad to say the ship is wonderful. Very elegant art deco style, lovely ballroom and dining areas. The staff are very polite and professional, and very smartly dressed. The ...
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Sail Date November 2015


Davey Brown avatar

Davey Brown

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers

This was the first cruise for my partner and I, (if you discount Brittany Ferries to Northern Spain!) The Thomson flight from Gatwick was excellent and we were amazed that the transfer coach met us at the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Linda squire

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing

I have recently returned from my first cruise and although I have nothing to compare it to I can honestly say is was fantastic. From the moment my friend and I boarded the stunning Britannia we were made to feel ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Sdymott

1 Review Written

We love the Britannia

After several recommendations to sail with P&O we took the plunge and booked our first ever cruise on the beautiful Britannia. As a young married couple we were both worried that we would be very young compared ...
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Sail Date July 2015


Britannia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining5.03.8
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation5.03.6
Family5.04.4
Enrichment4.03.2
Service5.03.9
Value For Money5.03.5
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