With its Union Flag livery and two smart blue funnels, the new P&O Cruises’ flagship is without doubt a ‘game-changer’ in British cruising.
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With its Union Flag livery and two smart blue funnels, the new P&O Cruises’ flagship is without doubt a ‘game-changer’ in British cruising. The 3,600-passenger Britannia was christened by Her Majesty, The Queen in 2015. Designed by world-leading interior design experts, the main colour palette is a stylish black, cream and bronze with hints of various shades of blue to render a clean and crisp aesthetic. Passengers get their first appreciation of the dramatic architecture and design as they enter the three-deck high Atrium with its elegant sweeping staircase connecting Decks 5, 6 and 7, from which many public rooms emanate. Dominating this expansive space is ‘Star Burst’ - part chandelier, part sculpture.
Spanning seven decks, cabins and suites come in 35 categories from Inside cabins to lavish Suites and reflect a fresh and clean palette of calming greens or soft blues and respect nautical traditions whilst being equipped with sophisticated technology you would expect to find in a deluxe hotel. There are 27 single cabins, some with veranda.
The expansive Meridian, Peninsular and Oriental restaurants offer Freedom and Club dining options. Specialty restaurants range from the sublime Epicurean with its understated glamour, to pan-Asian Sindhu where the myth that Indian cuisine is endless variations of Chicken Tikka Masala is dispelled. There’s a superb selection of wines on offer in the Glass House and bountiful snacks at the Market Café. For devotees of ‘MasterChef’ the Cookery Club is run by celebrity chef James Martin who appears on several Britannia cruises throughout the year to offer hands-on tuition in cooking techniques and presentation skills.
The elegant Crystal Room, with its white leather chairs and glistening chandelier, hosts decadent evening balls and entertainment from live bands and singers to dance lessons during the day. The Limelight Supper Club combines great food with cabaret-style entertainment from well-known artistes. On selected dates, glitz and glam hits the ocean waves when ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ cruises are an undoubted highlight. The Headliners Theatre is the venue for West-End review-style shows packed with amazing choreography, tribute acts, and recently-released films.
We appreciate the modern vibe of Britannia and welcome such enhancements as Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard's outstanding Afternoon Tea in Epicurean; the exclusive Retreat outdoor spa area with comfortable sun-loungers; as well as the selection of 20 artisanal gins in the Crow’s Nest Bar.
Food and Drink
Marco Pierre White Restaurant
The Meridian Restaurant
suiteFully air-conditioned suites enjoy a separate bedroom with two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is a useful walk-in dressing area with iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer. The lounge has a sofa & armchairs plus dining table and chairs, with a mini stereo and two flat panel, interactive TVs plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with loungers, chairs and table. Suites have a butler service, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit bowl, mineral water, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival and daily canapés.
balconyFully air-conditioned balcony cabins enjoy two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. Bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower, sink, and WC. Additionally there is an iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer. There is a sitting area with sofa, chair and table, two flat screen interactive TVs, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with recliner chairs and table. Balcony cabins have an atlas and binoculars, plus mineral water and luxurious pamper pack on arrival.
insideAir-conditioned, mirrored, inside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a king-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower, or shower over bath, and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a vanity/writing desk, and interactive TV System for your enjoyment, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. On arrival you will be offered Mineral water and a Luxurious pamper pack.
Year Entered Service 01/03/2015
Total Decks 15