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One of P&O Cruise's best-loved ships, this summer Britannia is offering UK coastal cruises. Choose between 3 and 4-night itineraries sailing from Southampton, and spend your time onboard making the most of the incredible dining, entertainment and recreation.

Designed specifically for British passengers, P&O Cruises’ Britannia sets sail on a wide range of itineraries, including the Mediterranean, the Fjords & Norway, and Caribbean, with many voyages from Southampton. With space for over 3,500 guests, everyone onboard is guaranteed to have the time of their life as they explore the endless entertainment, dining and recreation facilities throughout the ship. Designed with wow factors in mind, P&O Britannia is a great setting for unforgettable memories!

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 14/03/2015
Tonnage 143000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 37
Number Of Decks 15
Number Of Elevators 12
Number Of Pools 4
Number Of Restaurants 13
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 4372
Crew 1400
Refurbished 2019

Ship Facilities


Included Dining

When it comes to dining onboard P&O Britannia, you'll be able to visit an array of restaurants where you can dine for no extra charge. Whether you're looking for an early tea with the children, a quick bite to go, a romantic dinner or a midnight snack, you're guaranteed to find something included in your cruise fare. Restaurants include:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Main Restaurant
  • Burgers and hot dogs at the Poolside Grill
  • Fresh pizza at the Poolside Pizzeria
  • Casual, street food style dining at The Quays
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea

Speciality Dining

As well all the fantastic restaurants included in your cruise fare, you'll also be delighted to find plenty of speciality venues. While these do require an additional supplement, there's no better way to splash out and enjoy something extra-special during your cruise. With both formal and informal options, restaurants include:

  • American-style dining at The Beach House
  • Innovative dishes at The Epicurean
  • Indian cuisine with a twist at Sindhu
  • Mediterranean-inspired dishes at The Olive Grove
  • Food with the perfect wine pairing at The Glass House
  • Three-course dining alongside breathtaking entertainment at The Limelight Club


The exceptional range of entertainment options onboard P&O Britannia is guaranteed to delight every guest. From spellbinding live performances to more chilled-out evenings sipping a drink on a comfy chair in one of the bars, there’s something for everyone onboard:

  • Headliners Theatre- a truly unique and immersive experience, the Headliners Theatre is like no other on a cruise ship. Using the latest technology and LED screen wall, it changes the scenery of fantastic productions in the blink of an eye.
  • The Live Lounge- a great place for entertainment for all of the family, you'll find late night comedy, singers and tribute acts from all-time greats such as The Beatles, Madness and Take That.
  • The Limelight Club- P&O Cruises' first adults-only venue where you can look forward to great food, performers and late-night dancing- a feast for all the senses! The Studio- a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art facility hosting everything from talks and cookery demos to films and game shows.
  • The Crystal Room- if you love dancing, this is your time to shine at the glittering evening balls and dance lessons during the day!
  • Deck Shows- get ready for an explosion of light, colour and sound, all while relaxing under the stars.

For those looking for a place to enjoy a drink or two, P&O Britannia boasts plenty of bars and lounges. For sophisticated cocktails and champagne, head to the 710 Club, Anderson's Bar or Blue Bar. If you're looking for a new local, you're sure to feel at home at Champion's pub, while The Exchange serves some of the best ales at sea.

Drinks Packages

If you want to enjoy nights out during your P&O Britannia cruise without worrying about picking up the bill, there's the option to select the Ultimate Drinks Package. For fantastic value you'll be able to choose from a wide range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, as well as soft drinks, coffees and teas. There are also non-alcoholic, hot drinks and children's drinks options available.


With P&O Britannia, families will be able to spend time together and make lifelong memories as they explore the fantastic onboard facilities:

  • The Reef- there are several age-specific clubs organised by the qualified Reef Rangers to keep children safely entertained throughout the day and evening and take the stress out of family holidays. Activities include games and sport coaching sessions and are available for 2-17 year olds.
  • Night Nursery- open from 6pm to 2am nightly, this complimentary service is available for all children aged between six months and four years of age.
  • Family Pools and Teen Deck- the two Riviera and Lido pools are perfect for families while there’s another cool pool for children up to eight years with button-activated water cannons. Additionally, there is a dedicated sun deck and pool just for teens to hang out with their new friends.
  • Oasis Teen Spa- 13 to 17-year-olds can take advantage of spa treatments and facilities which have been developed specifically with current trends and their needs in mind. Sports Arena: A full-sized sports court offers a range of equipment for playing Britain’s best-loved sports including cricket, football and short tennis. Other sports you can enjoy onboard include darts and table tennis.

Things to do

Dining onboard P&O Iona showcases classic British dishes alongside cuisine from around the world, giving guests a culinary experience that's as exciting as the cruise they embark upon. Whether you're looking for a casual meal as a family, a treat in one of the specialty restaurants or a quick bite to go, there's somewhere new to try around every corner.

Included Restaurants

P&O Cruises' fantastic value voyages mean that you'll find a great choice of restaurants which are included in your cruise fare. This means there's no need to worry about picking up the bill at the end of your delicious meal! These complimentary venues include:

  • Main Restaurant- here you'll find breakfast, lunch and three-course evening meals, perfect for those who like a more traditional cruise ship dining experience
  • Horizon- a casual, all-day restaurant with dishes from around the world to suit all tastes and dietary needs
  • The Quays- with its street-food atmosphere, colourful décor and al fresco dining option, this is one of the liveliest restaurants onboard

Speciality Restaurants

As well as the excellent complimentary dining options, you'll also be able to try something different at the specialty restaurants onboard. Both formal and informal, this is the perfect way to treat the family:

  • The Glass House- P&O Cruises’ Food Hero Olly Smith has helped to curate the meal and wine menus on offer in this popular restaurant. Learn about pairing your dish with the perfect wine, or attend tastings and talks here as well.
  • The Olive Grove- savour the fresh tastes of the Mediterranean at this authentic restaurant.
  • The Epicurean- get ready for beautifully presented, contemporary dishes using only the best British ingredients.
  • The Beach House- tuck into mouthwatering American-style cuisine with dishes from the United States, the Caribbean and South America.
  • The Limelight Club- combining live entertainment with delicious dining, settle in for a night of amazing performances and a three-course meal.

Useful Information

Dress Code

Dependent on the event or venue, this ranges from evening casual or black tie where glamorous ball gowns and James Bond-style dinner jackets bring a real sense of occasion to the evening. No dress? The host of onboard shopping can assist while to help you with your packing, your full itinerary will let you know how many nights of each dress code you have so you are never left underdressed.

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