Britannia is the latest addition of P&O Cruises' fleet and was even voted 'Best New Ocean Ship' at the Cruise International Awards 2015. Designed for British cruisers, you'll feel like you're staying in a 5* hotel while discovering the beautiful corners of the world.
This luxury ship boasts fantastic facilities catering for families and adults alike. Some of the children’s facilities include an older kids’ and teens’ sun deck, while a programme for under 18s, split into four age groups, will keep youngsters occupied with activities organised by Reef Rangers in their allocated zones.
This means you get some time out to enjoy many of the other things onboard such as a relaxing massage in the Oasis Spa – and you could always indulge in a spa package. Try your hand at cookery lessons at The Cookery Club set in a high-tech kitchen. One of the best things about this club is that the chefs have been trained by one of Britain’s favourite TV chefs, James Martin, so it’s your opportunity to learn some top skills and create some great British recipes. A family cookery class is also offered.
Speaking of food, there are 10 incredible dining options on the ship including the main restaurants Peninsular, Meridian and Oriental – but for a small extra charge you’ve got the opportunity to enjoy the signature select dining options.
Whether you’ve embarked on a Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Baltic cruise or other, you can still feel like you’re at home in Britain with the help Master Patissier Eric Lanlard and his divine afternoon tea at The Epicurean. There’s also Indian-inspired Sindhu, and The Glass House run by the famous TV sommelier Olly Smith who appeared on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen. Olly is also one of the hosts at the celebrity chef-hosted dinners alongside Marco Pierre White and James Martin.
Five slick entertainment venues also help to make this voyage an all-round experience. These include the Headliners Theatre, incorporating the latest technology such as an LED screen offering a change of setting in the blink of an eye. Here you can watch West End style shows, or something a bit more avant-garde including The Sound of the Underground– a fantastical ride on the tube all around UK culture, music and history with a great Britannia sound track.
The boutique style cabins are more stylish and comfortable than ever with soothing colours, bespoke artworks from British artists and large flatscreen TVs for films on demand. They've ensured that all the outside rooms have balconies and they've included 27 single cabins, many of which will have balconies.
Bathrooms have glass shower screens and pamper packs from The White Company. The inside and outside cabins are perfect for those who prefer to be out and about enjoying the ship. Then there’s the balcony cabins. There’s nothing quite like stepping out into your own private space where you can dine throughout the day and unwind in the ultimate room with a view. The spacious Mini-Suites come with added luxuries including comfy sofas, whilst butler-serviced Suites feature a lounge for entertaining, a dressing area and broad balcony with steamer loungers.
Amenities include a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs...
Amenities include a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screen plus a greater square footage than Britannia’s balcony cabins. Luxuriously appointed and cleverly designed.
The perfect bijoux retreat with a single bed, all the usual amenities and luxuries...
The perfect bijoux retreat with a single bed, all the usual amenities and luxuries including a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and bespoke artworks from British artists.
Designed by Richmond International Britannia’s suites offer the latest in luxury...
Designed by Richmond International Britannia’s suites offer the latest in luxury including their own butler and separate living areas these generous spaces are holiday heaven.
As well as all the standard amenities: a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens.
All of Britannia’s outside cabins come complete with a balcony. Amenities include a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens, plus somewhere to soak up the views and some sun, it’s the perfect retreat.
A beautifully designed space to rest your head, Inside Cabins offer a comfortable and economical way to travel.
Fully air-conditioned, they feature two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed. The bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower only, sink, and WC.
Britannia’s boutique style cabins feature a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs...
Britannia’s boutique style cabins feature a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and bespoke artworks from British artists.
The perfect bijoux retreat with a single bed, all the usual amenities and luxuries...
The perfect bijoux retreat with a single bed, all the usual amenities and luxuries including a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and bespoke artworks from British artists. And with some single cabins you’ll have your own balcony.
The ship features speciality restaurants, grand main dining rooms and a host of café’s and snack bars. From elegant fine dining to self-service buffets, there's a wide choice of flexible, casual and club dining options to suit everyone.
All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work! With a variety of grilled treats created by Marco Pierre White, visit the Grill for quality burgers, vegetable kebabs or The Lido classic fish and chips or opt for a freshly baked pizza from The Pizzeria.
Master Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard has long wowed the culinary world with his passion for baking. And now he’s bringing his expertise to the Market Café. Is it foodie heaven or a foodie haven? Both! With French-style pâtisserie by Eric plus fine cheeses, antipasto, charcuterie, tapas and speciality breads temptation shouldn’t be resisted
Taking its name from the 'O' in P&O (Peninsular and Oriental Steam Company), this elegant and welcoming dining room is all about enjoying the friendly atmosphere and company of table companions. Decorated in rich bronzes and golds, The Oriental Restaurant has an understated elegance and seats almost 500 people in stylish comfort. Huge ocean-view windows on three sides frame views of the ship's wake, while delicately crafted dishes are beautifully presented at the table. This is truly a world-class dining experience to be savoured in every sense.
Taking its name from the 'P' in P&O (Peninsular and Oriental Steam Company) The Peninsular Restaurant seats almost 500 people. Adorned with a wall length mural of 'The Journey of Odysseus', guests will find classy and contemporary décor with exquisite surroundings, as well as an enticing menu night after night. Large windows on either side provide magnificent views as guests dine on the superb cuisine. And don't miss the decadent chocolate buffet!
Sindhu will showcase an elegant fusion of Indian and British cuisine featuring sublime flavours. The Soft Shell Crab and Squid Salad is sure to be a favourite. Guests will also be able to order from a lighter menu for a more informal bite to eat, or sample one of the exotic cocktails from the equally chic bar.
Reigniting the tradition of the supper club, TheLimelight Club brings guests a dining experience that has more than great food on the menu...they’ll be treated to an exclusive performance by very special guest entertainers.
Enthusiastic, award-winning wine expert and self-proclaimed foodie, Olly Smith is known for his exuberant TV appearances and writes a weekly wine column for The Mail on Sunday. This stylish, relaxed restaurant and bar offers an informal menu of steak and seafood. With wines selected by Olly Smith, find the perfect match for each course and drink in those sea views!
For guests who like to escape the usual routine on holiday, they’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; they can shape each day as they please at this formal restaurant.
There's never a dull moment...
P&O Cruises offers the very best in cruise entertainment. Days can be filled with as much or as little as you want, whilst evenings are no doubt the social highlight. When the sun goes down your ship begins to come alive with the hum of conversation and music, and you can be sure of a memorable night.
A multi-purpose, state-of-the art venue. This will be the place to come for anything and everything from talks, guest speakers, cookery demos, films, plays, game shows and music recitals.
Elegant. Sophisticated. Refined.The Blue Bar will find guests cosseted in the ship’s very heart with a view of Britannia’s stunning starburst sculpture and a cocktail list in hand. What could be better?
Where better to hone dancing skills than in the glamorous setting of the Crystal Room? Expert teachers will have guests effortlessly gliding, swaying and twirling in no time!
This buzzing venue will play host to singers, comedians, tribute acts and live bands. And when the entertainment’s over, the dancing begins as the venue turns into a nightclub.
Brand new for P&O Cruises, spectacular deck shows. Get ready for an explosion of light, colour and sound, using the latest technology to create dazzling entertainment under the night sky...
You can enjoy themed hosted sailaways and dancing beneath the stars as well as entertainment such as professional dancers, DJs and live bands.
Britannia’s elegant Crow’s Nest on the Lido Deck (deck 16), combines traditional nautical touches with a real sense of modernity. By day, it’s all about the view. By evening, piano music and cocktails transform the mood.
These full-service, outdoor bars are an excellent place to cool off with a refreshing cocktail while sunbathing.
With a bandstands and plentiful loungers close by, it's also a great place to sit and relax to live music throughout the day and into the night.
Discover the largest selection of British beers at sea in Brodie's Bar on deck 6. There are over 70 different bottled beers, ales and ciders including exclusive ales, gluten-free beer, unique stouts and specialty beers.
Brodie’s is an English-style pub and sports bar, with large screen TVs for live sporting events.
Whether guests are after a designer scent, a new handbag or dress, or perhaps some new jewellery for formal night, Britannia’s shops in the atrium on decks 5 and 6 are the place to visit.
The three tier feature Atrium is just the place for a coffee and a spot of people-watching. With its intricate 'starburst' chandelier providing an impressive focal point, guests can enjoy the setting as they treat themselves to something from the adjacent Market Cafe with its Eric Lanlard patisserie, charcuterie and Gelateria.
Raising the curtain on the digital era. Britannia introduces a new era of on board entertainment. With its stunning LED backdrop, her theatre offers dynamic shows and the slickest of production values.
Headliners theatre incorporates the very latest technology including the LED screen wall providing a change of scenery in the blink of an eye, creating a truly unique and immersive experience.
Take a look below for some examples of fantastic productions you could enjoy on board...
A first for P&O Cruises, The Limelight Club is an adults only venue that combines great food with dazzling entertainment – a feast for all the senses!
The surroundings are sumptuous and you can expect a lively and enjoyable evening in the company of some great performers that you won’t see anywhere else on the ship - and all while you enjoy the delights of the modern European menu.
Later in the evening, The Limelight Club turns into a late-night dancing venue, so you can enjoy a full evening's dining and entertainment without having to move around the ship. The dress code matches the laid-back atmosphere and it is smart casual every night, even on a black tie evening - a great choice for those seeking a less formal evening.
Take a look below for examples of some of the guest entertainers...
From the revitalising hydrotherapy pool, to the state of the art gymnasium, there's plenty of facilities onboard to refresh your mind, body and soul. Passengers can enjoy luxury massages and treatments in the Oasis Spa, or head out to the top deck sports court for a spot of tennis.
Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football, volleyball, basketball and cricket are just some of the options available in the Sports Court. And just aft of the Sports Court you will find the golf nets, where you can perfect your swing, using your own clubs or those provided.
With superb ocean views and relaxing cream décor, the tranquil Oasis Spa is the perfect place to relax and be pampered. In the treatment rooms you can enjoy private ocean views as you succumb to a relaxing massage.
Also linked to the Oasis Spa is the hydrotherapy pool, which offers a hydromassage; a type of treatment that increases circulation, eases tension and aids restful sleep. Flooded with light via a pyramid skylight, the hydropool lies in the centre of several tiled columns. Alternatively passengers can head for Arcadia's thermal suite on the starboard side where they'll find three steam rooms, a sauna and a heated swimming pool.
The fully equipped salon is the perfect place for those who want to look their best. Located in the spa, passengers can try a new colour or style in the hands of fully trained stylists.
Passengers can watch the waves as they work out with all the latest equipment, including exercise bikes, rowing machines, running machines, steppers, resistance machines and a range of weights.
The below classes are charged at an additional cost of approximately £7 per person per class and can be booked on board:
Enjoy a leisurely dip in the pool or simply relax on deck and soak up the sun on one of our sun loungers...
The ship's fantastic New Horizons programme offers to passengers the chance to leave their cruise with a new hobby, skill or passion. With classes ranging from cookery, and ballroom dancing, to feng shui and tai chi, passengers can search for true enlightenment.
The New Horizons programme gives guests the chance to discover new interests through a variety of activity classes. Topics include: wine tasting, cooking, gardening, feng shui, interior design and new languages. Using a combination of seminars and hands on workshops, passengers can learn new skills from some of the world's leading experts.
Take lessons from a great chef on your holiday
A deliciously unique innovation, guests can create their very own culinary masterpieces here under the guidance of the best in the business, including renowned British chef Marco Pierre White.
There are coupled dance instructors onboard who offer a variety of dance lessons. The main types of dance offered are ballroom and Latin. As well a group lessons, it is also possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition. On some occasions, there are celebrity dance instructors on board too. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.
The ship's well-stocked library is perfect for finding a great book to enjoy by the pool. Choose from an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books, or browse through the tempting selection of books which are available for purchase, in an area operated by Waterstones book shop.
A wide range of fitness classes such as yoga, tai chi and meditation, take place in the tranquil Retreat.
Take in beautiful paintings, prints and sculptures by artists around the world.
Oceana’s art gallery features works by both famous and up and coming artists, and many of the works are for sale if something catches your eye.
As a family friendly ship, Britannia offers a wide range of options for the whole family, including a variety of just-for-kids activities.
A whole range of tours have been designed especially for families, meaning your time ashore will be as stress free as the rest of your holiday. With arranged transport, entrance fees and English speaking guides, all you need do is turn up and enjoy your time together. Typical family tours include: Beach transfers, Water park trips, Dolphin/ Whale watching, Adventure trips, Family city tours.
The Reef children’s club caters for all ages, combining fun with education and a whole host of activities organized daily by qualified Reef Rangers. Split into four age groups, children of all ages are entertained safely throughout the day and evening and to ensure that they have the chance to make friends of their own age.
The Night Nursery is a complimentary service available for children aged between 6 months and 4 years of age, and is open from 6pm to 2am nightly. The latest time children may be checked in to the Night Nursery is 11pm. A quiet area is created to enable an infant to sleep and parents are contacted via a pager, should their infant wake. Room temperatures and frequent checks are made and recorded.