We are really pleased we sailed on Britannia, and she would be my ship of choice in the future. The balconies are small but this was far outweighed by all of the other amazing things she has to offer. I wouldn't describe the atmosphere as "Butlins" at all, but I was going 'Around Britain' in term time. If she does attract a more lively and upbeat atmosphere with smiling, happy people, I consider that to be a very positive thing - far less oppressive than sailing with wasp-chewers.What's a wasp chewer and are you describing those who prefer smaller ships without loads of kids? I have had such a lot of happy cruises on the smaller ones and have met some delightful people.
DaveCCTR - yes I do like a proper Prom deck, nothing like it especially early evening as the sun goes down. Even Fred's small ships have lovely Prom decks.