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Southampton to Europe P&O Britannia Cruise Reviews

P&O Cruises
Britannia
Europe
Southampton

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432 Southampton to Europe P&O Britannia Cruise Reviews


OceanDuck avatar

OceanDuck

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What I thought of my cruise on Britannia

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Boarding (Arriving to the Terminal to getting to our room): When we embarked it was a very smooth and good process. We got out the car with out luggage and a porter whipped it away from us to save us the trouble ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Ellegant

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

1st cruise

This was our first cruise and chose the Britannia because of mainly good reviews and being mainly British.. It certainly lived up to our expectations food was fantastic we chose the dine around and it does take a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Barnacle William

6 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Second time on Britannia

After a lumpy Bay of Biscay crossing, the rest of the cruise was excellent. The ship was going into dry dock at the end of this cruise for a spruce up. We had sailed on Britannia before so we knew our way ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Helen S avatar

Helen S

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship very spacious

Wanted a cruise in the Mediterranean in September. Cruised several times before but not on Britannia. Huge ship and that means it is very spacious. At no time did it feel crowded. Lots of space on deck. Lots of ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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JacnCraig

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

European Cruise September 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, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pgillymot

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ok but old fashioned, too many black tie nights, spa treatments expensive

I've cruised twice before - Ventura (P&O) and Independence of the Seas (Royal Caribbean). I chose this cruise because we were limited in terms of the dates we could take annual leave from work. Overall I ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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susannaszvet

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Value for money

Cruised on Ventura and Azura before and this year we tried the flagship Britannia. Food was considerable better on Britannia than above mentioned other 2 ships. But we expected good food as it was a Marco Pierre ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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sharoneg73

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Rule Britannia

We had previously cruised on Oceana and loved it. We chose Britannia as we could only travel in August and we liked the ports of call in the med. We had a balcony cabin on deck 12 midship. The cabin was ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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CruiseVirgin100

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good trip with exception of bland food and off-duty staff

As it was our first cruise and we always wanted to visit the Fjords, we chose P&O as it gave us everything we required. Embarkation was straightforward and well organised and we were on the ship 30 minutes after ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Holmes27

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

P&O cater for everyone

There's a lot of cruising snobbery with the judging different "classes" of passengers so here's the deal, P&O are clever enough to cater for a broad market, love it or pay more and go Seabourn!! The joy of a big ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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night4420

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyed the cruise in spite of too many gripes

First the good points of our cruise. We feel there has been a big improvement in the quality and variation of the food on Britannia, we cruised with P & O twice last year on Azura & Ventura and without doubt the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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madeleine123

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Beautiful fjords on the Britannia

I've just returned from a 7 night cruise to the beautiful Norwegian Fjords on the Britannia. After reading some of the reviews, I must admit I was a little apprehensive about my upcoming trip, but I had no need to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cjthedjeu

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers & loved it

Booked Select with Britannia, including coach transfers from Glasgow with Inter Cruises as a family of 4, kids are 13 & 10. Journey down was excellent, coach was comfortable but could have done with wifi. Had ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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chiusi

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Butlins on water

Wanted value for money to cooler place in summer. Had read mixed reviews . wanted to find out for ourselves. Speaking to others, you love it or hate it. Marmite ship was someones description. Geared to under 50s = ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Gardenseat

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Really very good across the board

Having read some reviews of this ship, our first cruise on Britannia was prepared for with some trepidation. Our fears were dispelled from the first moment we stepped on board. The ship had a full complement of ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ManchesterG

5 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Captain Speaking Rules the Waves

First time for me on P & O. Arrived Southampton midday despite advertised motorway issues and car quickly disposed of. Checkin quick and security tight. Wife Barbara had put an oversized pair of scissors in case and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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JulieReddin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Norovirus on board. Tired drab decor. Poor daytime activities no seats

Recommended. Sunbeds were reserved round all pools. Three small smoking areas with no sunbeds only chairs one under cover cold windy & dark with sunny tables that were no smoking? Hidden extras. Different prices ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Hat99 avatar

Hat99

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Really good cruise

Having read reviews, we were a little apprehensive about this cruise (2 weeks around the Med) however it was without any major issues. Most of the comments I found to be untrue on this cruise....there was a great ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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rccruiser259

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship, going back next year!

We chose this cruise as it was the only short 2-night getaway we could find in April, and it was the first time cruising with P&O. We were a party of 11 people and we all had an amazing time, It was so amazing I’m ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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aberafon

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Should never have used them again

We cruised with P and O for many years up to 2014 when we decided that as their standards had dropped so much we would try other cruise lines. We found these other cruise lines were still up to the standards that P ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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tuddy9853

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

FIRST TIME ON BRITANNIA

We chose to go on Britannia as it's the onlt P&O ship we haven't been on. After reading some reviews we were a bit unsure of what to expect, alot of people didn't seem to like Britannia, but we needn't have ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Venu44

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Glorified Ferry with bland food and blander staff

Embarkation was a disaster. P&O sent an email out the evening before but hardly anyone got it. They should have rang each party leader. The boat didn't arrive until 5pm on the day then there was 2-3 hours of guests ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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bellascarsella

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rough Start Smooth Sailing

We had sailed last year on Britannia as a couple. We loved the ship, service and food so chose this half term cruise to take our granddaughter who is 10 years old with us, so this was her first cruise and she was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Abbey Cruisers

6 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

First time on Britannia

As we are limited to school holidays we reluctantly booked this cruise on Britannia thinking it would be too big and busy for our taste. However, we were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the ship. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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EliandJay

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Your Flotel will be “slightly” delayed again, again and again.

This was our first cruise and sadly it didn’t start well with 6 hours delay on Embarking. This was described by P&O as a “slight” delay who offered a £20 onboard credit by way of a very limited compensation. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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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