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  • Suite

  • The Crow's Nest

  • The Glass House

  • Meridien Restaurant

  • Oriental Restaurant

  • Peninsular Restaurant

  • The Reef Children's Club

  • Pools

  • The Retreat

  • The Oasis Spa

  • Promenade

  • Java Coffee Bar

  • The Starburst Atrium

  • Serenity Pool & Bar

  • The Blue Bar

  • Theatre

  • Crystal Room

  • The Limelight Club

  • The Live Lounge

  • Cookery Club

  • Duty Free Shopping

  • Sindhu

Britannia - P&O Cruises UK

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Britannia itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Apr 5, 2019 Round trip from Southampton over 2 nights on Britannia, 2 nights from $729
Apr 10, 2020 Southampton To Zeebrugge and Return, 2 nights from $632
Sep 21, 2019 Round trip from Southampton over 2 nights on Britannia, 2 nights from $1051
Apr 20, 2019 France Spain and Guernsey, 7 nights from $2074
Jun 1, 2019 Guernsey Belgium and The Netherlands, 7 nights from $1889
Mar 29, 2019 The Netherlands Belgium and Guernsey, 7 nights from $2152
May 18, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $2328
Apr 12, 2020 7 Night Sail from Southampton, 7 nights from $2142
Aug 31, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $2435
May 25, 2019 France Spain and Guernsey, 7 nights from $2435
Aug 10, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $2503
Jul 20, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $2610
Jun 8, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $2717
Apr 27, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $2961
Jun 29, 2019 Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights from $2864
Sep 23, 2019 Canary Islands Spain and Portugal, 14 nights from $4091
Sep 7, 2019 Spain and Italy, 14 nights from $4481
Jul 6, 2019 Scandinavia and Russia, 14 nights from $4754
Apr 7, 2019 Canary Islands and Portugal, 13 nights from $4871
May 4, 2019 Spain and Italy, 14 nights from $4803
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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.

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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Deluxe Balcony Cabins

  • Amenities include a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screen plus a greater square footage than Britannia’s balcony cabins. Luxuriously appointed and cleverly designed.
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Grab and go Food Outlets

  • Fancy a quick bite to eat? With a selection of pre-packed snacks, sandwiches and salads located by the main pools on Deck 16 you can simply ‘grab and go’. Grabbing an instant meal has never been easier.

Market Cafe

Master Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard has long wowed the culinary world with his passion for baking. And now he’s bringing his expertise to the Market Café. Is it foodie heaven or a foodie haven? Both! With French-style pâtisserie by Eric plus fine cheeses, antipasto, charcuterie, tapas and speciality breads temptation shouldn’t be resisted.

Meridien Restaurant

  • Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you can shape each day as you please.

Oriental Restaurant

  • Choose a particular Club Dining seating and you’ll dine at the same time and table each night and enjoy the same company. It’s the way many a friendship has been made on board.


Peninsular Restaurant

  • Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you can shape each day as you please.


Twice Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar draws inspiration from his native India. Combining a love of spices with a passion for British ingredients he is famed for his innovative Indian cuisine. An emerging P&O Cruises signature restaurant, Sindhu brings you fine dining Indian style, courtesy of ‘Master of Spices’, Atul Kochhar.

The Glass House

  • When you eat in The Glass House, be sure to raise a glass to Olly Smith! He’s been busy matching wines to each dish, preparing tasting notes and inventing ‘wine flights’ for your pleasure.

The Grill

  • All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work! Visit the Grill for quality burgers, vegetable kebabs or The Lido classic fish and chips or opt for a freshly baked pizza from The Pizzeria.

Sports & Fitness


  • Keep active on Britannia. Work out in her gym, take a spinning class, lap the Promenade or head to the Arena – her dedicated sports space for short tennis, cricket or football.


  • Britannia’s Promenade is located high up on Deck 18. Enjoy a stroll and breathe in that fresh sea air, do your daily laps, or just relax and enjoy the view.