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  1. I thought it was too early. We left the Britannia on the 22nd November and the trees were popping up from about the 15th. It felt weird as we were on our holidays and I didn’t want to think about Christmas 😬. They did look beautiful tho. 🎄
  2. We just got home after our first ever p &o cruise on Britannia. We absolutely loved it , beautiful ship, beautiful food couldn’t fault it really apart from one incident in the lovely epicurean restaurant. We were a party of four and had our night ruined by one guest in particular who was dining with his wife on a table close to us, by his constant complaining. As we arrived in the restaurant the staff explained the whole dining experience could take around two and a half hours or longer which we were fine with, the guest on the other table begged to differ as he complained about having to wait over 45 mins for his starter and when it finally arrived he complained about it saying “how am I supposed to eat this, what am I to do with it” ! It was a lobster dish served in a tilted wine glass but it was amazing as I ordered it. How the waiter kept a straight face I will never know. He summoned the head waiter over and complained about everything , the waiter replied that there were lots of other diners enjoying their meals to which the guest replied” but look around you , you can tell these people are used to eating in the buffet and wouldn’t know fine dining therefore wouldn’t know good food!!! We were furious and made comments loud enough for them to hear as how dare he suggest we wouldn’t know good food! This guest was bragging about his wealth and how he ate in expensive restaurants all over the world but no amount of money can buy manners he behaved appallingly. I wish the head waiter had told him to leave if he didn’t like it instead of ruining other diners evening. Funnily enough we saw him in the buffet lots of times after that!
  3. Hi all wonder if anyone could tell me if we have to check in online when booked a cruise package with flights included? Already printed e-tickets and luggage labels etc. 😊
  4. Crikey I hope you don’t cancel your first ever aft cabin due to not dressing up on 80’s night ! (Unless I’ve got the wrong end of the stick)We are also p&o newbies and probably won’t dress to this theme either although in my opinion the 80’s music is the best so will still have a good dance whatever I’m wearing. Have a great cruise 😊
  5. Oh well will have to try tomorrow then, thank you for the reply. As the cruise is getting nearer I find myself looking at it most days 😊getting a tad excited I think 😆
  6. Evening all, is anyone else having trouble signing in to their cruise personaliser as mine isn’t letting me log in. It keeps saying my booking reference is wrong..... it’s so frustrating as I’m definitely putting the correct number in. 🤔
  7. Crikey not been on here since Friday and it’s turned into quite a topic😊 thank you all for the input it’s been a great help although since it’s a cruise to the Caribbean I thought the dress code might be a little relaxed but I do love seeing everyone smart. I have to admit it is a pain having to get ready every night especially if it’s been a busy day but there is always the buffet and the outside bars if we didn’t fancy getting too dolled up or even eat in our cabin. We have first time cruisers with us so there is a lot of questions but as we have never sailed with p&o we can’t always answer so appreciate all the advice 👍I will just add that I do firmly believe that cruisers should follow dress codes and asking this question makes sure we don’t get it wrong so thank you ☺️
  8. Thank you so much , that’s a great help 😊
  9. Hi just a quick question, we are sailing on Britannia in 10 weeks time 😬 and just wondered if smart shorts and a shirt for men are acceptable wear in the main dining room ,not on a formal night obviously, or is it long trousers only. Thank you 😊
  10. Thank you for the reply, I will let her know ... she will have to leave some of her shoes at home 😊
  11. Can anyone tell me if you can hire a tux on board Britannia? My friend who is coming with us asked and I couldn’t give her an answer as I’ve never cruised with p&o before. Also is it expensive if you can ? She is just thinking suits are heavy and rather than taking one for her husband they might hire instead if possible.
  12. I am loving this topic as I was a little nervous about jumping ship so to speak as we have always stayed “ loyal to royal” , this will be our first p&o experience. After reading this thread I am now excited about it. We are travelling as a group of 17 , some family some friends , some of which have cruised on Britannia before and some who have never cruised before so will have a lot of fresh eyes 😊
  13. Thank you I thought it would be a long shot , I doubt we will all eat together at the same time every night anyway .
  14. Does anyone who has sailed on Britannia know how big the tables are in the main dining room , how many people can you get seated round a table? We will be a group of 12 and was wondering if we would all fit or have to separate 😊
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