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  • Year: 2015
  • Vessel: 4
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Casino
  • Kids Club
  • Stage Shows
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  • Onboard Currency: GBP
  • Whirlpool Spas: 4
  • All Main Meals Included
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Live Music
  • Wi-Fi Available
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P&O UK Britannia Overview

Launched in 2015, the Britannia cruise ship was named by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II in an impressive ceremony in Southampton. The largest in the P&O fleet, this beautiful vessel is grand in every sense of the word; as soon as you step on board you’ll know you’re somewhere special, with attentive service, tasteful decor and understated elegance at every turn.

Specs: Britannia at a glance

The Britannia weighs 141,000 tonnes, measures 1,083 feet in length and spans 17 decks. She can accommodate 3,647 passengers and 1,350 crew members. Her cruise speed is 21.9 knots.

Accommodation: Britannia rooms and suites

From modest interior staterooms to luxurious suites, there’s accommodation on the Britannia to suit your needs, whether you’re splashing out on a special holiday or cruising on a budget. All staterooms come equipped with basic amenities such as a flatscreen television, a mini-fridge, a safe and tea and coffee making facilities, while suite guests enjoy additional perks like butler service, champagne on arrival and fresh fruit delivered daily.

Entertainment: things to do on board the Britannia

The Britannia boasts an impressive array of entertainment options to keep you busy from sunrise until sunset - or you can just spend your time relaxing by the pool. That’s the beauty of cruising - the choice is yours.

Entertainment highlights include:
  • Musical performances and production shows at Headliners Theater
  • The Cookery Club - the first ever at sea
  • Dance lessons at the Live Lounge or the Crystal Room
  • Three pools and several jacuzzis
  • The Retreat, a relaxing, kids-free area
  • The Oasis Spa, home to beauty treatments, a hair salon and a thermal suite

Food: Britannia restaurants

Thanks to P&O’s partnership with several celebrity chefs, including the brilliant Marco Pierre White, dining on board is of an incredibly high standard. Foodies will be in absolute heaven.

Dining included in your Britannia ticket:
  • Meridian Dining Room: open seating
  • Peninsular and Oriental Dining Room: traditional dining, fixed seating
  • Horizon Court Buffet
  • Lido Grill: poolside fare, such as burgers and hotdogs
  • The Pizzeria
  • Grab & Go: takeaway salads and snacks
  • Room service

Specialty dining (not included in your fare):
  • The Limelight Club: supper club style venue with live music
  • Market Cafe: French pastries and deli-food, styled by master patissier Eric Lanlard
  • Sindhu: Indian cuisine
  • The Glass House: a la carte
  • The Epicurean: classic British fare
  • The Beach House: American comfort food
  • Cookery Club: private dining with a celebrity chef
  • Java: a la carte cafe serving Costa coffee

Destinations: Britannia itineraries

Sailing from its homeport of Southampton, the Britannia has a rich and varied schedule that takes it to ports across Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and beyond. Itineraries are well-designed to include a range of shore excursions, with tours to suit all interests and activity levels. Popular examples include birdwatching in Gibraltar, swimming and shopping in Ibiza and wandering the old streets of Bairro Alto in Lisbon.

Things to remember: On board Britannia

Here are some helpful facts to keep in mind when planning a holiday on board the Britannia cruise ship:
  • The dress code is smart casual by day, evening casual by night, although there are usually at least two formal nights per cruise.
  • Daily gratuities are automatically added to your account and the onboard currency is the Great British Pound.
  • Families are welcome, with excellent children’s facilities and organised youth programmes.

Written By: Sarah Glover, Content Editor of Cruise Sale Finder

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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