Canaries September 2023
Jeanette Hand | October 13, 2023 | P&O Cruises | Britannia
The places we visited were lovely. The experience onboard was not as good as we expected it to be.
Our last cruise was just before the pandemic.
The prices of the cruises have risen substantially, but the standards we feel have gone down.
Our cabin Stewart was excellent, but only services your cabin once a day, in the morning. If you require face cloths, hand lotion, hair conditioner or biscuits you have to ask for them and no drinking water is supplied unless you buy it.
Pool towels are not in your cabin anymore and have to be collected from the pool area.
The menu in the club dining is greatly reduced as are the portions. Cheese and biscuits are on the dessert menu not an extra course. Service in the dining room was very slow. No cups and saucers were on the table and waiters asked if you wanted tea or coffee at the end of your meal, only on black tie nights were chocolates brought to the table. If you dine in the self service restaurant, there are no trays available so you have to keep getting up from your table between courses.
If you like to go to the Theatre after dinner you have to book otherwise you could be turned away.
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