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Britannia Revealed As Name For New P&O Ship

Date Posted: 24 Sep 2013
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With the excitement of National Cruise Week in full swing, P&O Cruises have just unveiled long awaited details for the latest and largest cruise ship to join their fleet, to be prestigiously named, Britannia.

24% larger than any existing P&O ship, yet 20% greener, Britannia will boast no less than 141, 000 tons of contemporary innovations and style. Combining the best-loved features from existing P&O ships with new concepts in technology and entertainment, Britannia seeks to celebrate the modern era of British cruising.

P&O Cruises & Carnival UK chief executive officer David Dingle reflected upon this optimistic time noting "Britannia will mark a new era of growth and success for the cruise industry."

London-based designers Richmond International are to help drive this contemporary change creating stylish, seamless and sophisticated interiors throughout the impressive ship and an unprecedented number of single cabins are also being offered, several with balconies. 13 restaurants and cafes will be featured along with a further 13 bars and 4 swimming pools, all spread over 15 passenger decks.

Paul Brown, currently of Ventura’s fleet, shall captain Britannia when she enters service in spring 2015.

The name, Britannia, has a long history with P&O Cruises with two ships previously holding the iconic name. The first entered service in 1835 with the General Steam Navigation Company (to become Peninsular Steam Navigation Company) and the second in 1887, one of four ships to mark the Golden Jubilee of both Queen Victoria and P&O itself.

The exciting announcement return of Britannia to the fleet, reflect P&O Cruises’ commitment to creating cruise ships specifically tailored to British tastes. Answering the demands of modern cruising whilst maintaining the classic identity that is P&O Cruises, ensures Britannia will be a welcomed addition to the P&O family.


By Sally Grimes

Britannia Revealed As Name For New P&O Ship

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