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Britannia

Named by Her Majesty the Queen and designed specifically for British passengers, P&O Cruises’ Britannia won “Best New Ocean Ship'' at the Cruise International Awards 2015. Setting sail on a wide range of itineraries, you can visit Europe, the Mediterranean, the Fjords & Norway, the Canary Islands/Azores, the Caribbean, Northern Europe and North America as well as Transatlantic cruises all on this same ship.

The spectacular 3-tier Atrium is the centrepiece of the ship, with the largest shopping area of all of the P&O cruise fleet. Guests can enjoy a magnificent million-pound floating art collection on display throughout.

Britannia has a capacity of 3,647 passengers who can enjoy the facilities on 15 public decks. All of the outside cabins have balconies and, in response to the increasing number of solo travellers, Britannia has 15 single balcony cabins and 12 single inside cabins.

Designed with wow factors in mind, this ship 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

Formal Dining

Onoard there is a wide array of eating options including three main signature restaurants. You can choose between freedom dining at the Peninsular and Meridian, where you can choose when you eat each day as you please, or club dining at the Oriental restaurant, where you enjoy the same company at the same table and time each evening. For the wine enthusiasts, visit The Glass House for the perfect wine match for each course as selected by celebrity wine expert Olly Smith and drink in those sea views.

Casual Dining

Whether fine dining suits you or you are looking for something more casual, there are plenty of other options available including Grab and Go for pre-packed meals or the Lido Grill for classics such as freshly-baked pizzas. Another tempting idea is afternoon tea, served daily in the main restaurants- pop along for some tea or coffee and the all-important clotted cream and jam scones.

Unrivalled British Beer Selection on Britannia

Brodie's Great British Beer Menu on P&O Britannia features over 70 different bottled beers, ales and ciders from 56 UK counties. Included on the menu will be exclusive ales, gluten-free beer, unique stouts and speciality beers including Chocolate Tom from Robinson's Brewery in Cheshire, Orange Peel from the Wadsworth Brewery in Wiltshire and Ginger Hale from Bath Ales in Somerset.These amazing beers can be found in Brodie's, named after one of the founders of P&O Cruises Brodie McGhie Wilcox, the perfect place to meet friends and relax over a glass or two and friendly quiz and karaoke.

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 once night falls on this superb ship.

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. Examples of screenings on offer include The Sound of the Underground - a fantasy ride on the tube which takes a trip around the UK saluting different cultures, music and history.

  • 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 Cruise's 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 in the evenings and dance lessons during the day!
  • Deck Shows: Another new feature for P&O Cruises; get ready for an explosion of light, colour and sound, all while relaxing under the stars.
  • The Reef: There are several age-specific clubs organised by the qualified Reef Rangers, to keep children safely entertained throughout the day and evening to take the stress out of family holidays. Activities include games and sport coaching sessions. 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 where parents are contacted via a pager.
  • 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.

Recreation

  • Sea Day Activities: A wide range of activities available from sports tournaments, fitness classes, quizzes, guest speakers, craft classes, cinema screenings, bridge classes, deck quoits and shuffleboard.
  • 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.
  • Dance Classes: Taking place on all cruises with 7 or more days at sea, learn a variety of dances from ballroom to Latin all included in your cruise fare.
  • Pool and Loungers: 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.

Fitness and Spa

Oasis Spa: 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.

The Retreat: This alfresco spa terrace 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. Serenity Pool and Bar: A dedicated space for peace and quiet; take a dip, order your favourite drink, and relax!

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.

British Brands

In an effort to bring more home comforts onboard, P&O have introduced some wonderful British brands, including drinks companies and boutiques.

Great British Drinks

  • Wiston Sparkling Wine from The Wiston Estate, Sussex
  • Cotswold Way Ale from Gloucestershire
  • Brentwood Gold Ale from Essex
  • Old Speckled Hen from Somerset
  • Orange Peel Ale from Wiltshire

Great British High Street Shops

  • Crew Clothing- frequently worn by celebrities such as Kate Middleton and Ben Fogle
  • Beaverbrooks- family-owned jewellers founded in 1919
  • The White Company- offering high-quality clothing and accessories

Other shops onboard include Rituals, specialising in high-quality pampering products to enrich body and soul, Desigual, offering quirky designs of clothing and handbags, and Chopard, an iconic Swiss-based luxury watch and jewellery company. Well-known brands including Lancome, Dior, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Omega, Citizen, Tag Heur, Michael Kors, Radley, and Armani can also be found onboard.

Customer reviews for Britannia

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...

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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.

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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.



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