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  1. Hi, we are just back from our 2nd cruise aboard Britannia and like the first last year (fly cruise Caribbean) this Med cruise was brilliant. No complaints from us. We found the adults only serenity pool up on deck 17 forward, much more relaxing than the main pool areas. Food again was excellent as was service and all staff. We don’t find problems finding our way around the ship, maybe because we had a cabin on F deck at the front, had the same cabin twice and find it a great position. our only negative comment would be that people still get away with putting towels out well before 8am and not returning to use the sun bed till 4+ hours later.
  2. Should the 1litre of alcohol per person you are allowed to take on board be carried on in your hand luggage or put in your cases
  3. Surely you research the do’s and don’ts of the ship before booking. If you don’t like some of the policies and rules etc sail with a different cruise line. We had our first cruise last year and researched lots of lines and decided that P&O suited us more than others. We are not posh, rich or extravagant, we saved hard for a holiday to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, my 60th and my retirement, and found the Britannia to be brilliant. Loved the formal nights, yes luckily I had a tux from my retirement presentation, but if I had not got one I did have other back up suits which would have been sufficient. We enjoyed the cruise so much we have booked again for this year, same ship same cabin.
  4. When we sailed on Britannia last year other positives were that we didn’t have to queue more than 2 or 3 minutes to get on or off the ship, didn’t have to queue or wait long for lifts, didn’t have to wait long when we wanted a table just for the two of us and even when the bars were busy it didn’t take long to get served.
  5. Some great and honest reviews. We were not sure we would take to cruising, but we decided to give it a go last year. After quite a bit of research and reading of reviews we chose P&O Britannia for a Caribbean cruise. It was everything we expected and more. We loved it so much we were not long back before we decided to book a cruise again for this years holiday, and again booked the Britannia and even booked the same cabin. Be our first time out of Southampton so will be a whole new experience. 69 days to go
  6. Will it be on Britannia June 15 sailing
  7. How easy is it to get loungers around the serenity pool. When is the best time to get a lounger / 2 loungers. We are not people who want to get up at 6 putout towels and go back to bed and then return to our “saved lounger” mid morning
  8. Excursions are now shown on our Britannia cruise starting on the 15th June
  9. We had our first cruise on Britannia last year. We booked freedom dining as we wanted the choice of sometimes having a table for two, the cruise was for our 40th wedding anniversary. We never had to wait more than 15 or so minutes for a table for just the two of us, the pager system was brillIant. We always got a table for 2 at breakfast, probably because we were always up early. We enjoyed the whole experience so much we have booked our 2nd cruise on Britannia for June this year and again booked Freedom dining. enjoy your first cruise, I doubt it will be your last 😁
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