Britannia, P&O Cruises’ flagship vessel, has spent its first moments at sea – and you can watch them in the video below.
The sea trial comes ahead of the 142,000 ton ship’s christening in Southampton on March 10, 2015.
The ship – the largest ever built for the UK market – will depart from the port on March 14, 2015 for its maiden voyage, taking in Spain, Italy and France.
Details of what to expect onboard the 3,600-passenger ship will be announced later this month, but the cruise line has already confirmed plans to host award-winning chefs such as Marco Pierre White and James Martin.
Speaking to Cruise Adviser in the 2015 ex-UK guide (which is out now), Chris Edgington, marketing director for P&O Cruises, said: “We want to show Britannia as the newest version of P&O’s expertise and we believe Southampton is where she needs to call home.
“There is capacity in the marketplace and we know we can create an extraordinary holiday experience.”