Britain may no longer rule the waves, but she will reclaim some of them with the launch of P&O UK's newest ship in March 2015. The Britannia, whose hull has been floated and is now being fitted out, will be the biggest British ship afloat. She will carry up to 3,600 passengers and offer a modern yet classically British cruising experience to passengers from the UK and elsewhere.
P&O has a long seafaring history, with 175 years of maritime heritage. The ship will proudly reflect this in several ways- not least of which is her name. "Britannia" is a name borrowed form two previous ships connected to P&O, one built in 1835 and another in 1887 which marked the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and also of the company. This new Britannia has a lot to live up to! The ship will embrace her British heritage also with a 94-metre Union Flag painted on her bow, and include a nod to the company's Coat of Arms with a rising sun motif on her funnels.
The updated interior will hide some great features including a cookery school by celebrity chef James Martin, a range of specialty restaurants by the likes of Marco Pierre White, and the biggest spa and retreat in the P&O fleet. The ship will boast a TV studio which is also a cinema and a venue for demonstrations and game shows- an exciting new multi-purpose space. These along with four pools, thirteen bars, modern and pretty cabins, classic P&O favourites like the Crow's Nest and a one million pound art collection on display will make the Britannia a great place to holiday. More details to come.
Check here for some great deals on P&O UK cruises!
Promenade Staterooms on the Voyager of the Seas
4 months ago