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P&O Britannia

Capacity
3647
Crew
1350
Tonnage
143,730
Length
330 m
First voyage
2015
Decks
15

MV Britannia is a cruise ship of the P&O Cruises fleet. She was built by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

At 143,000 GT, Britannia is the largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruises and she is also the flagship of the fleet, taking the honour from Oriana. She officially entered service on 14 March 2015, and was named by Queen Elizabeth II. Her first captain was Paul Brown.

Britannia features a 94 metres (308 ft) Union Flag on her bow,... Read more

P&O Britannia

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
3647
Crew: 
1350
Tonnage: 
143,730
Length: 
330 m
Beam: 
44 m
First voyage: 
2015
Decks: 
15

MV Britannia is a cruise ship of the P&O Cruises fleet. She was built by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

At 143,000 GT, Britannia is the largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruises and she is also the flagship of the fleet, taking the honour from Oriana. She officially entered service on 14 March 2015, and was named by Queen Elizabeth II. Her first captain was Paul Brown.

Britannia features a 94 metres (308 ft) Union Flag on her bow, the largest of its kind in the world.

Naming and construction

Britannia was ordered in 2011 and was laid down on 15 May 2013. The ship was built at the Fincantieri yard at Monfalcone in Italy.

The name Britannia was announced on 24 September 2013 and has historical importance for P&O, as there have been two previous ships named Britannia connected with the company. The first entered service in 1835 for the General Steam Navigation Company, which went on to become the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company. The second, which entered service in 1887, was one of four ships ordered by the company to mark the golden jubilee of both Queen Victoria and P&O itself.

The ceremonial float out of the third Britannia took place on the afternoon of 14 February 2014, with the traditional champagne bottle smashed against the vessel's hull.

Britannia departed the Fincantieri ship yard on 27 February 2015 for Southampton via Gibraltar. Britannia was officially named on 10 March 2015 by Queen Elizabeth II at the Ocean Terminal.

Facilities

On board, Britannia features 13 bars as well as 13 restaurants and cafés.

TV chef James Martin developed "The Cookery Club" on board Britannia. The venue features celebrity chefs/cooks such as Mary Berry, James Tanner, Antonio Carluccio, Paul Rankin and Pierre Koffman. Eric Lanlard has his own patisserie, Market Café, in the ship's atrium. He also created an upgraded afternoon tea service in the Epicurean restaurant. Atul Kochhar, of the Michelin-starred Benares restaurant in London, supervises menus in Sindhu (as also seen on fleetmates Ventura and Azura). Marco Pierre White creates menu items served in the main restaurants on gala nights. The ship has a 936-seat theatre.

Britannia has a total of 1,837 cabins with 27 of those being single cabins (inside and balcony), in addition to conventional inside and balcony cabins; 64 of the cabins are designated as suites. For the first time on a P&O Cruises ship, all outside cabins have balconies.

Britannia has four pools including a dedicated pool for teenagers, and the Oasis Spa.

Maiden voyage and itineraries

Britannia's maiden voyage took place 14–28 March 2015, and included visits to Spain, Italy and France.

During her summer season, Britannia sailed to the Mediterranean, Norwegian fjords, the Baltic, Canary Islands and Atlantic Islands. In winter, the ship operates 14-night Caribbean itineraries.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway was recorded and shown live on board as the final show of the 13th series, on 2 April 2016.

Similar ships

In 2013 Princess Cruises began operating the lead vessel in its Royal Class, Royal Princess. Britannia is built to the same template, but is very different in its character and exterior appearance. The second ship of the Royal Class, Regal Princess, was delivered 11 May 2014 to Princess Cruises. The latest Royal Class ship, Majestic Princess, entered service 30 March 2017.

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Attractions on P&O Britannia


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Horizon Restaurant

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Where variety is the spice of life! Choice abounds in our buffet restaurant. And Britannia’s will offer some innovations including a live cooking station for pancakes, omelettes and noodles, a c...

Terrace Pool

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Outdoor pool, 1.1 meters deep. Located on Sun Deck aft. You have 7 steps to climb to reach pool then has ladder with 5 steps to get in

Treatment Rooms

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Book yourself into one of the Oasis Spa treatment rooms for some well earned relaxation.
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The Crystal Room

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Your chance to shine on the dance floor! If you love to dance, you will love the glamorous Crystal Room with its rich wood dance floors and glinting chandeliers. The Crystal Room will host glitt...

Lido Bar

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Our pool bars offer a casual place to socialise and relax in throughout the day and into the evening. On a hot day nothing is better than lounging by one of our pools, sipping a cool drink, or two,...
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Surfers (The Reef)

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Surfers 5-8 year olds - Qualified Reef Rangers provide activities, adventure, games and sport coaching sessions.

Spa Shop

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Here's the best shop for treating yourself and your body and mind.

Bar

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This is a casual place to socialise and relax in throughout the day and into the evening.
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Lido Grill

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Peckish by the pool? All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work! Visit the Grill for quality burgers, vegetable kebabs or The Lido classic fish and chips or opt for a freshly baked pizza ...
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GYM

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From spinning to winning. It’s easy to keep active on Britannia. Work out in her gym, take a spinning class and run or jog on deck 18. We offer a range of fitness classes such as indoor cycling,...

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