Britannia Cruise to the Canaries 2/5/15
Alan Shaw | August 23, 2015 | P&O Cruises | Britannia
My wife thought the ship and cruise was fabulous and I likewise with the destinations, however, I do have some reservations from a personal point of view regarding Britannia.
Yes she has a wow factor, she is big, very big and I rated many of her public rooms, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues which were excellent along with the usual high standard of service we are accustumed to with P&O.
The following are a few comments I thought are worth mentioning.
1/ The promonade deck is not the usual wrap round stroll with nearby facilities we are used to on most of the ships in the fleet, it’s high up on the top deck and only covers about a third of the ships circumference and due to it’s location, very windy.
2/ The small size of the balconies are a bit of a joke.
3/ The three swimming pools are two deep, 5ft 5inches to 7ft 5 inches, meaning that you have to hang on to the sides after a swim instead of being able to walk comfortably at the shallow end.
4/ No venue late at night serving horlicks before bed, this is a reguler for us on all of the P&O ships that we have enjoyed over the years.
Anyway a great ship for families and maybe we will bring some of our grandkids on her one day.
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