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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 in the Live Lounge, the Limelight Club and the Headliners Theatre, dining in restaurants including the Epicurean and Sindhu 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

Dining

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.

Main Restaurant

Onboard Britannia, you'll find 3 main restaurants to choose from, each of which serves a sumptuous menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you're looking for flexible, anytime dining, head to The Meridian or Peninsular restaurants, while more traditional cruise ship dining can be found at The Oriental.

Horizon Buffet

One of the most popular places to eat on a cruise, P&O Cruises' Horizon Buffet won't disappoint. From pizza and pasta to carvery and curry, as well as a delicious selection of desserts, you'll find yourself stacking your plate again and again at this tempting restaurant.

Poolside Pizzeria and Grill

If you're relaxing by the pool and find yourself feeling peckish, you won't have to walk far to find something to eat. A favourite with families, at the Poolside Pizzeria and Grill you'll find freshly-made pizza, hot dogs and more.

Speciality Dining

As well as 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.

The Beach House

Treat the family to a meal that everyone will love at the American-style Beach House. Sit back and relax in this informal venue as you dine on classic American dishes including ribs, steaks, kebabs and burgers.

The Epicurean

For fine dining prepared by expert chefs, look no further than The Epicurean. Using British ingredients, get ready for classic dishes with a modern flair at this contemporary venue.

Sindhu

Taste Indian cuisine like never before at this stylish eatery. Serving up some of your favourite dishes, with a contemporary twist, you'll love every moment spent dining in Sindhu.

The Glass House

Whether you're looking for a light bite during the day or a relaxed evening meal, The Glass House is the perfect choice. From fresh salads to flavour-packed fish dishes and succulent steaks, the perfectly paired wines are the perfect accompaniment to your delicious meal.

The Limelight Club

Combine an exquisite three-course meal with breathtaking entertainment at The Limelight Club. Open exclusively to adults, head here for a sophisticated evening of fine dining and some of Britain's best-loved entertainers.

The Market Cafe

Enjoy a delicious crepe, waffle or cake at this fabulous cafe.

Sundaes

No holiday is complete without an ice cream or two, and on P&O Britannia you won't have to miss out thanks to Sundaes. Boasting a selection of mouth watering flavours which you can even turn into milkshakes, you'll have a hard time picking your favourite.

Entertainment

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.

Sunset Bar

Transforming from a shady spot in the daytime to enjoy a cooling drink to the perfect evening hangout to watch the sunset, the al fresco Sunset Bar is a must-visit during your time on P&O Britannia.

Blue Bar

With its central location and elegant atmosphere, the Blue Bar is the ideal spot for a pre or post-dinner drink. Sit back and relax with a cocktail in hand as you enjoy the buzz of life onboard.

Crow's Nest

If you're looking for a late-night spot to sip on delicious cocktails, look no further than the Crow's Nest. Complete with ocean views, tempting drinks and live piano music, get ready for a special night onboard Britannia.

Brodie's

Feel at home during your cruise with a trip to Brodie's. With an impressive selection of beers and wines, you'll soon settle into an evening in this British-style pub.

Family

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.

Book your summer 2024 family getaway aboard P&O Britannia now! See our blog - Best Family Cruises Summer 2024 - Late Availability to learn more. But hurry, you won't want to miss out on these incredible offers.

Things to do

Recreation

There's more to life at sea than simply watching the world go by. From organised activities to retail therapy or simply relaxing by the pool, everyone is sure to have the time of their life onboard P&O Britannia.

Sea Day Activities

During your cruise, you'll find a wide range of activities available to enjoy throughout the day. From sports tournaments, fitness classes and quizzes to guest speakers, craft classes, cinema screenings, bridge classes, deck quoits and shuffleboard, there's something to suit everyone's interests.

The Cookery Club

A deliciously unique innovation, you can create your very own culinary masterpieces here under the guidance of the best in the business, including renowned British chef Marco Pierre White.

Pools

Whether you want a casual swim or to relax in the hydrotherapy pool or on the sun loungers, there are plenty of places to take a dip. Plus, with several deck bars located close by, you're never far away from a refreshing drink or a quick snack.

Cafés

Take a break from the action and treat yourself to a coffee during your time on P&O Cruises. Head to the Java Café for a hot or cold drink, or sample luxury patissiere from the Market Café.

Shopping

Don't miss out on the chance to indulge in some retail therapy onboard P&O Britannia. Whether you're looking for holiday souvenirs or luxury items, you're sure to find what you're looking for.

Fitness and Spa

If relaxation and rejuvenation are your top priority during your cruise, P&O Britannia has everything you need to help you feel brand new. Thanks to the Oasis Spa, you can Embark on your own personal rejuvenation journey as you explore heated loungers, therapeutic saunas, steam grottos, waterbeds and a hydrotherapy pool in the Hydrotherapy Suite. Order champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries at the Oasis Villa and take a dip in your private whirlpool spa. Pamper yourself with Foot Therapy or get a makeover in the salon. Black tie event coming up? No problem, the blow-out, lash and brow bar will leave you looking glamorous.

You can also head outside to The Retreat, an alfresco spa terrace that has it all. By day, sit back and relax on one of the inviting shaded cabanas or indulge in a treatment. By night, enjoy its soft, twinkling lights and a glass of bubbly beneath the stars. There's even a Serenity Pool and Bar, a dedicated space for peace and quiet where you can take a dip, order your favourite drink, and relax!

For those who enjoy staying fit, access to the gym is included in your cruise fare. From exercise machines to weights, keep on top of your fitness regime as you work out alongside stunning ocean views.

Gin Tasting Masterclass

All P&O Britannia cruises will offer gin tasting masterclasses starting on September 1, 2023. A gin specialist will skilfully lead you during the enthralling masterclass as you learn about the unique distillation procedures and sample Marabelle Gin (along with other Salcombe Gins). Raise a glass to your cruise and sign up for an onboard gin tasting masterclass for an amazing experience that's perfect for celebrating your cruise in style.

Useful Information

Dress Code

During the day onboard P&O Britannia there’s a casual dress code. Around the ship, you are permitted to wear t-shirts, shorts, trousers, sundresses, skirts, sweaters and other items depending on the weather. No swimwear is allowed in the inside bars, restaurants, reception or lounges. Similarly to the rest of the P&O Cruises’ fleet, in the evenings there are two dress codes, which include Evening Casual and Black Tie.

Evening Casual includes long skirts, dresses, trousers, smart shirts and similar attire. Tailored shorts are allowed in the buffet and The Glass House on Evening Casual nights. Tracksuits however, are prohibited in the evenings.

On Black Tie nights, it’s your chance to dress formally, with a cocktail dress, ball gown, tuxedo, suit or a smart jacket with a tie. Tailored shorts aren’t allowed in any venues on Black Tie night other than in the buffet. Evening Casual attire is, however, permitted on Black Tie nights in The Glass House and the buffet.

The number of Black Tie nights onboard vary from 1 to 4 depending on the duration of your cruise. Make sure to check your itinerary ahead of travel to ensure you’ve packed appropriately.

P&O Britannia will be sailing from Southampton. To find out more, along with the other cruises leaving from there, read our recent blog - Cruise Ships Departing From Southampton.

Drinks Packages

Discover P&O Cruises' 2023 drinks packages, including the Refresh, Alcohol-Free, Classic and Deluxe drinks packages. Offering something for all tastes, these drinks packages are bound to please.

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