Britannia: What we know

Britannia's Atrium

The biggest cruise ship ever dedicated to the UK market is to be launched in 2015. But what have P&O revealed about Britannia’s exciting onboard facilities? Read more here…

From new culinary partnerships to exciting dining and entertainment ventures. The 3,647-passenger vessel will add 24% onto P&O’s existing capacity weighing in at over 25,000 tons heavier than any other ship in the P&O fleet.

It will also carry the biggest Union Jack in the world on its bow. Feeling patriotic? Read on…

 

Britannia’s Food Heroes

Britannia's Food Heroes

Food Heroes

 

Perhaps the biggest announcement comes in the form of Britannia’s ‘Food Heroes’ – five of the UK’s favourite chefs who will all have a presence in some form or another onboard. They are as follows:

James Martin

Britannia's James Martin

James Martin

The Saturday Kitchen presenter will develop the first cookery school – named The Cookery Club – on a British ship. The space will capable of holding 24 pupils and a chef’s table for intimate tastings.

Eric Lanlard

Britannia's Eric Lanlard

Eric Lanlard

The master patissier Cake Boy is to open his first venture at sea onboard Britannia in the Market Café – part of the ship’s atrium. He will also serve a champagne afternoon tea in the fine dining restaurant.

Marco Pierre White, Olly Smith and Atul Kochhar

Britannia's Sindhu

Atul Kocchar’s Sindhu

All three P&O stalwarts will have something onboard the new P&O ship – from speciality restaurants, wine bars through to gala events. Atul Kocchar will repeat his success on P&O’s Azura with Sindhu while Olly Smith will bring his Glass House onboard too.

 

 The Limelight Club

Britannia's The Limelight Club

The Limelight Club

Britannia will feature The Limelight Club – a new dining and entertainment venue which is being likened to a supper club. The launch event had entertainment from Jaki Graham. Expect similar…

 

 

Singles

Britannia's single cabin with balcony

Single cabin with balcony

 

P&O’s new ship will be installed with 27 studio cabins following the company’s customer research into passenger trends. Great news for solo travellers as 15 of those cabins will also come with balconies. This is a move being echoed across the industry’s newbuilds and is great to see with P&O.

 

 

Headliners Theatre

Britannia's Headliners Theatre

Headliners Theatre

The 936-seater Headliner’s Theatre will come with huge LED screen. The space will be used for Britannia’s productions as well as its exclusive Strictly Come Dancing cruises.

 

 

What they say…

Britannia's Cookery Club

The Cookery Club

“Britannia will introduce cutting edge design combined with a range of innovations uniquely styled to appeal to those who may not have considered a cruise holiday before as well as our many loyal past passengers.

“Combining the excitement of cruising with the sophistication of a five star hotel, Britannia is not only the biggest ship built for the British market but the most glamorous too. We have set out to make Britannia the biggest and the best and we are confident passengers will be wowed by the experience.

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edgington.

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Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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