P&O Cruises Britannia Suites - Which one is best?

Steph - Cruise with Amber

What types of suites are available on P&O Cruises Britannia? I’ve broken down each suite for you in this guide, so keep reading to find out which one is best for you. If you’re interested in sailing in a suite aboard P&O cruises – I’ve also created a similar guide for the best suites on Iona.

Why chose a suite on P&O cruises Britannia?

A suite is a great option for families because of the space it offers. The spacious lounge and balcony are perfect for sharing and socialising or for having a cosy night in catching up on some favourite shows or films on the large screen TVs. A suite can also be a perfect romantic getaway for couples too with privacy and added luxurious touches.

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Britannia in Gibraltar

What are the different types on P&O Cruises Britannia?​

Simply put, suites aboard Britannia vary on two main aspects: location on the ship and size of the balcony. Depending on your preference, one might be more of a priority for you.

Technically, there are 4 grades of suite on Britannia (B1, B2, B4 and B5) situated on a variety of decks. However, I clumped these into four main categories based on location and balcony size:

  • Forward Suites: these are right at the front of the ship with side-facing balconies and forward-facing windows.
  • Mid Ship Suites these are all on B deck with side-facing balconies. Balconies are the same depth as a standard balcony but double the width.
  • Aft Suites there are two suites right at the back of the ship on B deck which have backward-facing balconies. These balconies are slightly deeper than the Midship and Forward Suite balconies.
  • Wrap Around Aft Suites these are right at the back of the ship with wrap-around balconies and are the largest balconies on ship.

There are a few pros and cons to each type of suite and depending on your preferences (vive la difference) you’re bound to find one which suits you perfectly.

Forward Suites on P&O Cruises Britannia

These are right at the front of the ship with side-facing balconies and forward-facing windows (forward suites). These suites can be found right at the front of the ship. (See photo, below).

Suites: C101, C102, D101, D102, E101, E102, F101 F102

The benefits of these suites are that they have some of the most spacious interior space onboard.

As the interior space dominates in these suites, they are great for having the neighbours over for canapés and drinks, or for securing a Captain’s eye view of the journey ahead as these suites all face forward and are located under the bridge.

The main bedroom in these forward suites benefits from a forward-facing window; a few hours could easily melt away in one of the comfy chairs, looking out to sea.

P&O Britannia Forward Suites

As you’re right at the front of the ship, the Epicurean restaurant is very close by (where breakfast is served, exclusively for suite guests). Another benefit is that to get the these suites, you’re likely to use the forward lifts – which tend to be less busy than the mid ship lifts.

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Two of these forward suites (C101 and C102) have balconies which are directly under the bridge (Which has a large over-hang – see photo below). Therefore these balconies may be shaded in the middle of the day. While this might be a benefit for some, it might also be a dealbreaker for sun-worshipers.

A couple of things to consider when choosing forward suites is that as you’re right at the front of the ship, you might experience some more movement than mid ship suites. In rougher seas this might become more pronounced the higher up you are (C deck suites will be the highest).

One other thing to consider if you’re booking a forward suite and travelling with younger kids, is the schlep right to the back of the ship for the Reef (kids club, on Deck 19). I guarantee it will certainly get your step count up (it’ll be over half a kilometre for a return trip). So if you don’t fancy this, then pick an aft or midship suite instead.

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Mid Ship Suites on P&O Cruises Britannia

These are all on B deck with side-facing balconies. The suite balconies are the same depth as a standard balcony on all the other decks, but mid ship suite balconies are double the width (See photo, below).

Suites: B434, B435, B436, B437, B438, B439, B503, B504, B505, B506, B509, B510, B511, B522, B523, B524, B525, B528, B533, B603, B604, B605, B606, B609, B610, B614, B615, B622, B623, B624, B625, B626, B627, B701, B702, B703, B704, B705, B706

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Midship suite all have the same layout (with the exception of Suites B626 and B627 which are the only two adapted suites on the ship). These suites start at the middle of the ship and continue towards the aft, the ones pictured above and underlined in red are mid-aft suites.

B Deck is where most of the suites cluster on board Britannia . So, this tends to be the busiest deck for the butlers (although I’ve never heard anyone who’s stayed in one of these suites ever complain about slow service).

Aft Suites on P&O Cruises Britannia

There are two suites are right at the back of the ship which have backward-facing balconies which are slightly deeper than Midship and Forward Suite balconies (See photo, below).

Suites: B723, B724

These two aft suites look over the wake at the back of the ship and benefit from slightly deeper balconies when compared to the midship and forward-facing suites. As they are at the back of the ship, and quite high up, you might experience slightly more movement than midship suites or those on lower decks).

One other thing to note (not shown in the model above) is that these suites now have a canopy installed (since the 2019 refit) and may be more shaded as a result. So, if you like uninterrupted mid-day sun then you might find a different suite might be a better option.

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A model of Britannia (canopies have since been installed on A and B deck aft cabins and suites)

Wrap Around Aft Suites on P&O Cruises Britannia

These suites are right at the back of the ship with wrap-around balconies and boast the largest balconies on the ship.

Suites: A726, A727, B726, B727, C736, C737, D738, D739, E742, E743, F730, F731, G732, G733

These large, wraparound balconies come into their own on warmer climate cruises (this was a big selling point for me). If you want to to see a quick tour around the suite we stayed, the video is below.

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Their balconies wrap around the back of the ship and provide fantastic views. They also benefit from the soft, calming white noise and views of the ships wake.

As these suites are right at the back of the ship, just as with the forward suites, you might experience slightly more movement in rougher seas than mid ship suites and this might be even more pronounced the higher up you go (towards A deck).

Location-wise, the aft suites (B743, B724 included) are really convenient for the Reef (kids clubs) on Deck 19 and the Oriental Restaurant (Deck 6).

Its worth bearing in mind that if you’re opting for an aft suite, there is a bit of a trek for breakfast in the Epicurean as you will need to walk down the whole length of the ship to get there (approx. 300m each way). The good thing is by the time you make journey back to your cabin after an Epicurean breakfast, you will have walked over half a kilometre!

Aft Suites and cabins on A and B deck also now have a canopy in place. So, if midday sun is your thing, you may be disappointed by the amount of shade now afforded by these newly installed canopies. If you don’t mind the shade and like to be high up with an embarrassment of balcony space, then these are these suites might be perfect for you.

Another thing to be aware of is that some passengers have previously noticed one or two spots of soot on the aft suite balconies. This depends on the speed the ship is sailing and wind direction, but I understand the 2019 refit has made some adjustments to eliminate this.

Aft suites G732 and G733 are the only suites on G deck. There are perfectly situated for quick and easy access to the Oriental Restaurant and Live lounge.

As these suites are situated directly above the Live Lounge, you might hear low base tones from the nightclub below the small hours. So, if you’re light sleeper and prefer to turn in early, you might want to choose a suite perhaps on the deck above for this reason.

On the other hand, if you’re likely to be found in the Live Lounge until the small hours, this is probably the suite for you. I guarantee it’ll be the cheapest and quickest journey home from a night club you’ll even take (just one flight of stairs).

So, there it is – your run down of the main types of suite aboard Britannia.

We enjoyed our holiday in spacious, suite with all the perks. While it came at a price I can honestly say it was worth every single penny and the perfect suite for us.

Wherever you choose she is a truly amazing and elegant ship. Enjoy your cruise!

What are the Suite Benefits on P&O Cruises Britannia?​

  • Priority check-in
  • Access to an exclusive hospitality lounge with a selection of teas, coffees and fresh pastries while you wait to board
  • Priority boarding with Ligurian tier guests
  • Exclusive welcome reception, as soon as you board with hot and cold canapés and complimentary alcoholic drinks
  • Box of Chocolates
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Daily canape’s
  • Coffee machine
  • Breakfast in an exclusive venue
  • Inclusive room service
  • Butler service
  • Superior bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath.
  • Luxurious premier White Company toiletries
  • Spacious lounge area and separate bedroom
  • Priority Tenders (where applicable)
  • Priority Disembarkation

So, there it is – your run down of the main types of suite aboard Britannia.

We enjoyed our holiday in spacious, suite with all the perks. While it came at a price I can honestly say it was worth every single penny and the perfect suite for us.

Wherever you choose she is a truly amazing and elegant ship. Enjoy your cruise!

THANKS FOR READING 

Hi, I’m Steph I’ve travelled around the world, backpacked across Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii and spent over 100 nights at sea. Having grown up by the coast, the sea is my passion and now I enjoy exploring the world on cruise ships with my family. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to keep up to date with my ever expanding set of port guides to inspire you on your travels plus money-saving cruise tips, ship tours and cabin reviews.

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