0203 848 3600
Good morning, we have expert advice,
best prices & exclusive cruise deals
on the widest selection of cruises
online... about Iglu.
Enter Cruise ID
Expert Advice and Booking
0203 848 3600
We're Open

Britannia Revealed As Name For New P&O Ship

Date Posted: 24 Sep 2013

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

Top P&O Cruises Deals

Spain, Portugal & Cha..., 7 Nts
8th Jun 2018. Ventura
Half Term Norway & Fj..., 7 Nts
27th May 2018. Britannia
Easter Spain and Fran..., 7 Nts
30th Mar 2018. Britannia
Greek Isles & Turkey..., 7 Nts
26th Apr 2018. Oceana
Iceland Discovery fro..., 14 Nts
30th Jun 2018. Azura
Bank Holiday Spain &..., 7 Nts
4th May 2018. Ventura
Western Mediterranean..., 10 Nts
26th Mar 2018. Oceana
More about: P&O Cruises

Book with Confidence

We are ATOL Holders and members of ABTA for your financial protection.

Price Match Guarantee
Search Cruises
Your Shortlist

You do not currently have any cruises in your shortlist.

What our customers say

"I think your company is exceptionally good at looking after the interest of passengers both before and after their holidays and your help has been very much appreciated. I have sung your praises to my friends and I hope this will lead to many more bookings for you including more from me."

(March 2018)

"I just want to thank you for making the changes to our upcoming cruise. You have enabled us to achieve exactly what we wanted."

(January 2018)

Read more feedback