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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 six 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.

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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 six 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-metre (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.

In October 2019 Britannia entered dry dock to undergo a major refit and refurbishment. The changes included the addition of a new art gallery, new shopping outlets and a redesigned Atrium.

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 sails 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.

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Attractions on P&O Britannia


Atrium

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Welcome to the very heart of the ship! Your cruise story will begin exactly here!
Photo by P&O Cruises

Horizon Restaurant

Average: 7 (1 vote)
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...

Nursery Under 2'S

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Your sweet babies are under the wing of our professional kind-hearted staff! Don't worry - be happy!
Photo by P&O Cruises

Peninsular Restaurant

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Freedom Dining at the Peninsular Restaurant... Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper ...

Photo Gallery

Average: 4 (1 vote)
You can view the photos that our team of on board professional photographers captures and take home high quality mementoes of your holiday. The Photo Gallery can also develop your film or downl...

Terrace Pool

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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
Photo by P&O Cruises

Shopping

Average: 2 (2 votes)
What will catch your eye? A designer scent, a new handbag or dress, or perhaps some new jewellery for formal night? With Britannia’s shops located in the atrium you can decide over a coffee or lunc...
Photo by P&O Cruises

Meridian Restaurant

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Freedom Dining at the Meridian Restaurant... Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper ...

Laundromat

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Sunset Bar

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This is a casual place to socialize and relax in throughout the day and into the evening.

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