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Shrimper

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  1. We have just returned from a Caribbean cruise on Britannia, our first such trip on P&O, and absolutely loved it. Previously, we travelled on Celebrity via Florida and to fly direct to Barbados was just perfect. Britannia is a big ship and after two weeks we were still trying to find our way around. The lack of staircases and lifts which didn't reach all floors made it frustrating to get around the ship. We were on the rear Deck 15 and the quickest way to walk to the Lido Deck was to walk up one deck and then walk through the buffet restaurant. Washing hands each time on entry, we must have
  2. We've just come back from a P&O cruise, enjoyed the tea making facilities and didn't hear anything about them being removed. I hope they're not.
  3. Aruba restaurant - we stayed overnight on Eclipse in Jan this year and went to Madame Janette's for dinner. A 10 minute taxi ride from the ship inland, an excellent restaurant with the best steaks and you can kick your shoes off and relax your feet in the sand under the table. Book in advance. Only suitable for overnight stop or late sailing as it opens at 5.30pm.
  4. Bonaire - get off the ship and just to the right is Divi resort. At Reception pay $20 a couple for use of sun beds, bar etc. Aruba - across the road from ship is the bus station. Pay a couple of $ and get a bus towards the High Rise hotels. Get off anywhere along the coast for beaches, restaurants etc. St Maarten - get off ship and either get water taxi or walk to nearby beach where you can get 2 sun beds, food, toilets and a bucket of beers for about $20. Antigua - a beach for every day of the year so lot of choice. Just ask a taxi driver to take you to a good beach (we like D
  5. Having travelled with Celebrity every year since 2004, we felt disappointed last year (January on the Eclipse) with various changes including the dispensing with formal nights and charging for previous free activities and there was a perception that staff morale and food quality had declined. However, we had previously booked a further sailing two years ago for the Eclipse this January in the Caribbean and fully expected this to be our last with this line. I am delighted to say we had an excellent time. Our booking included a drinks package and as I often prefer the taste of British ale t
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