Britannia .. The Retreat


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#1
UK
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Joined Aug 2012
We've used the retreat on Azura and wondered if they had the same system on Britannia where you had to arrive early in the day to choose which lounger you wanted. Princess do it differently and you have a dedicated lounger if you book the whole cruise. That way you can pick a sunny or shady spot depending on your preference.
Seems crazy to have to spend over £400 for the two of us and still have to get up early each day to guarantee a lounger in the shade. (Husband very fair skinned)
Anyone got any first hand experience of how it works on Britannia?
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#2
United Kingdom
52 Posts
Joined Nov 2012
Originally posted by seapals2
We've used the retreat on Azura and wondered if they had the same system on Britannia where you had to arrive early in the day to choose which lounger you wanted. Princess do it differently and you have a dedicated lounger if you book the whole cruise. That way you can pick a sunny or shady spot depending on your preference.
Seems crazy to have to spend over £400 for the two of us and still have to get up early each day to guarantee a lounger in the shade. (Husband very fair skinned)
Anyone got any first hand experience of how it works on Britannia?
When we was on Britannia earlier in the year you choose bed on the day. We only went in once so couldn't say for definite.
#3
UK
507 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Onboard at present ... need to arrive when the Retreat opens ,9am, to secure which sunbed you want. There are plenty of beds in the sun but far less in shade. Apart from beds there are chairs and tables to use when eating food and drinks and comfortable half circle sofas. There are fridges for food which varies throughout the day .. breakfast items .. lunch salads and desserts and afternoon tea selection. All self serve. Tea and coffee and iced water available all day.
They have packed in far more beds with little space between compared with when we were last on Azura but still a very calm pleasant environment. Two jacuzzis and a spa treatment area which we have yet to see used.
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