Q. What information is available on Britannia?

P&O Cruises is bringing 178 years of experience together with true innovation to create the largest and most contemporary ship designed exclusively for British holidaymakers.

The spirit of modern Britain is epitomised on Britannia through the ship's contemporary elegant design, best of British chefs, state of the art cookery school, mesmerising entertainment, world class spa and cutting edge art collection. Britain is leading the world in all these cultural areas and this is reflected throughout Britannia.

A holiday on Britannia can be anything you want it to be. We have consulted and are working with the best of the best of British talent – whether that is design of the cabins, food or entertainment, it is all in the detail. You can visit incredible destinations, indulge in the best of British cuisine, immerse yourself in an expert cookery course, sample fine wines, enjoy an extended theatre trip, take a spa break, or simply relax around the pool on deck – complete with P&O Cruises unrivalled service that is tailored specifically for the British guest.

Britannia’s range of on board experiences, designed specifically for the British guest of all ages, has something for everyone. Whether you are travelling with children, friends and family or simply wanting to get away on your own then Britannia can be whatever you want from a holiday.



This is the first time that a world class hotel design company has designed an entire ship, we have created the extraordinary look and feel throughout Britannia.  From the moment you step on board you will be struck by the stunning three storey Atrium, the beating heart of Britannia which has the buzz of surrounding bars, cafes and the nearby spa.


Britannia leads the way when it comes to food with contributions from six stars of the British food and drink scene - our Food Heroes. The Food Heroes will also be travelling on board in person on no fewer than 21 cruises this year, giving our guests a real opportunity to get up close and personal to the stars.

A first for Britannia, we have created The Cookery Club, a superbly equipped cookery school where guests can choose from a range of classes led by our Food Heroes and our own talented team. There will also be visits from other renowned celebrity chefs, each taking their own speciality classes. These include Mary BerryAntonio Carluccio and Pierre Koffmann.

Master patissier Eric Lanlard will be creating delectable cakes for the Market Cafe as well as his contemporary version of afternoon tea available in the Epicurean Restaurant – there won’t be a scone in sight but there will be edible perfume, passion fruit candy floss and camera- worthy patisserie.

Charlie Turnbull, expert in all things cheese-related has chosen a range of surprising new finds and old favourites for the Market Cafe.  In Charlie’s words, “Britannia’s Food.

Heroes are a gold medal winning Olympic team of foodies,” of which he is very proud to be part. 

Marco Pierre White will bring his expertise to the gala night menus. 

Olly Smith brings us The Glass House, with a brand new range of by the glass with some surprising new finds, all accompanied by Olly’s inimitable tasting notes.

The Great British Beer Menu in Brodie’s features 70 different bottled beers, ales and ciders from 56 UK counties. including pilsners, ales, stouts, gluten-free beer and speciality beers such as Chocolate Tom from Robinson’s Brewery in Cheshire and Ginger Hare from Bath Ales in Somerset Wiltshire. The Great British Gin Menu in The Crow’s Nest will include 20 gins including small, artisan brands such as The Botanist Islay Dry Gin (Argyll), and Silent Pool Gin (Surrey), and Ely Dark Chocolate Gin (Cambridgeshire).



Britannia will also be home to a new era of entertainment for P&O Cruises, with state of the art theatre technology and some truly imaginative stage and deck show experiences.

One of the shows in the 936 seat Theatre is “Sound of the Underground” which takes the audience for a trip on the tube they will never forget as they enjoy London’s greatest attractions, sights and history to the ultimate cool Britannia soundtrack.  Gravity is the story of young JoJo featuring a fantastical world of magical creatures, illusions and aerial flying, set to an eclectic playlist of rock, pop, musical theatre and opera.

The Limelight Club is an intimate supper club where guests have the chance to enjoy incredible food while being entertained by a superb line up including Kiki Dee, Jaki Graham and Celia Imrie.


Single Cabins

Britannia will also have more single cabins than any other cruise ship, many of them with balconies.



Britannia will boast Britain’s largest floating art collection, containing more than 6,000 artworks. Pieces ranging from paintings and bronze sculptures to ceramics and paper wall reliefs have been created by a wide variety of artists, most of them British although with some from as far afield as Japan, Australia and South Africa.


Spirit of modern Britain

We commissioned artist Johnny Bull to produce two artworks for Britannia following a national campaign to discover what or who the British public believes embodies the spirit of modern Britain. Each features an image of the ship surrounded by icons illustrating the spirit of modern Britain. The two pieces of art are be linked by a queue, featuring a number of famous Brits, running along the bottom.


Please visit our dedicated Britannia page for all the latest information about our newest ship.  



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