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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Returned from P&O caribbean cruise on Sunday 19 January. Very disappointed this year as I think standards have dropped. Staff and crew hard working as ever, but some passengers spoiled it for others, no effort at all to dress up in evening, not just talking about black and white evenings, seen so many dressed in swimwear walking about in shopping area in evening, hadn't bothered to change. One bar in particular (Brodies) every night Bingo, Karaoke or some quiz on, and so many people the worst for wear. Like Benidorm on water.. Only did one excursion this trip, way over priced £70.00 each for Schooner trip to St. Vincent. Caribbean Islands as beautiful as ever. Just wonder who P&O are trying to attract for their cruises. Won't be using them again...
Just back from Christmas/New Year cruising the Caribbean on Britannia for the first time and what a great time the family had. The ship was almost full but the standards never slipped, food in the dining rooms excellent, entertainment first class and staff as professional and courteous as always. This is our third ship cruising with P&O along with Azura and Ventura and in comparison found it too big and a little "empty" regarding the onboard atmosphere but not that bad to stop me from going again.
Just got back from a Caribbean cruise on Britannia ship in top class condition excellent staff nothing to much trouble food and choice was excellent shows in the theatre fantastic booked to go again next year.
Went on the Caribbean Transatlantic October 2019 on this ship. Have travelled with P&O a few times but was the first time on this ship. The first week was good, embarkation good, cabin steward very helpful also in the restaurant staff were good. Food good. As there wasn't a smoking area near the pool, people were having to walk through the buffet to the smoking area, which, as the buffet can get crowded anyway was making it worse. Absence of stairs in the middle made it awkward sometimes. Entertainment was good the first week but if you wanted to see anything in the live lounge that was any good you needed to be there a couple of hours before. The second week entertainment went downhill and there was quite a lack of it. A lot of the staff looked very down and not as happy and helpful as usual, but I heard a remark to say that they were a lot of crew short. The smoking area on deck 16 was the dirtiest place I have ever seen and there was a lot of swearing on the ship. I hope this isn't a sign that P&O are going downhill. I won't try this ship again but I may still go with P&O as had no problem with any other ship.
Had a fab holiday, entertainment was superb, very well organised by manager Neil Oliver and his team. All crew members were helpful , couldn't do enough for us. Cabin was lovely bed very comfortable and so nice to have a balcony to enjoy the beautiful weather, the caribbean islands and the people are amazing , will definitely travel with p and o cruise again, very satisfied. 10,09,19.
The cruise was lovely. The ship was good. Cabin clean and we were very well looked after by our steward. The places visited were good but I think the excursions were overpriced. I managed on two occasions to book trips myself for about 50 o/o cheaper. The food was good especially in the restaurants and the crew waiting on tables were excellent. The buffet food was ok but the buffet itself was often cold and uncomfortable to sit in. The entertainment team was excellent and we saw many good shows. There were no stairs in the middle of the ship which was strange. The lifts are not big enough to take the number of people needing them. Overall it was all good and we enjoyed our break very much and would travel with P&O again.
We recently returned from a great week’s cruise in the Norwegian Fjords and we must thank the Iglu Cruise Arafat’s for their efficiency and the ease of booking, paying and the issue of the tickets. We are already looking for our next cruise to the Baltic next year and will be using Iglu Cruise again.
Just returned from a trip to the fjords on Britannia & have had a lovely time , with the food on offer both self service & restaurant being excellent both in variety & presentation!! Things to do during the day was varied, would think there was sufficient to fill most peoples on board spare time through quizzes, talks , films & deck games!! Evening post dinner entertainment was taken care of by numerous bars with musicians, groups , dancing & shows with quality entertainment from the show team & visiting guests !! Overall a great cruise. Thank you
The cruise was great, staff very good, buffet food not the best and repetitive and not always hot. Ship....boy it needs it’s due upgrade.....fast. Excursions...had 2 out of 4 cancelled. Would I sail p & o again.....no.
We were a family of 6 travelling on P&O Britannia to the Norwegian Fjords on a 7-day cruise, including 2 adults who had never cruised before. First time on Britannia, and have to say that we were impressed with the ship, the facilities, activities on board and hospitality overall. Crew and entertainment staff made it all extra special. The destinations themselves are overwhelming, some fantastic scenery unlike anything we've seen in the past. Flaam and Olden are undoubtedly the two highlights, the Flamsbana and Briksdal Glacier amongst the best onshore excursions imaginable. Food on board was great, evening events unmissable. Will do it again, no doubt.