Cruise News – Britannia takes to the waves

P & O Cruise’s newest ship the Britannia, was officially christened by the Queen in Southampton when she smashed the customary champagne bottle against the ships Union Jack livery on the 10th March.


The 3,647 passenger Britannia is the largest ship ever designed specifically for the UK holiday market. Britannia was designed following feedback from consumers- including the new-to-cruise market. Around 20,000 people were involved in the research including past P & O passengers, those who had cruised on other lines and potential cruisers. P & O say that the new ship will offer something for everybody- whether that ‘something’ is food, entertainment or destination choice.

Food remains a major part of most clients cruise experience and 10 celebrity chefs will be joining a number of sailings. The ship offers 13 dining areas all offering different dining experiences.

Style and elegance are two major factors in the design of the ship with amazing spaces designed in a new and contemporary way. The ship will offer deck shows as well as a huge range of other entertainment, featuring a great choice to suit all tastes.

A few Britannia facts:

The ship cost £473m to build, has 1,350 crew, weighs 14 times as much as the Eiffel Tower and boasts the largest depiction of the Union Flag in the world.


JPT Says    

The travel industry (and cruise fans!) has been awaiting the delivery of this 5 star cruise ship with baited breath. It seems from all reports from those that have seen her, that the ship does not disappoint in any way and that this ship will be a welcome addition to the P & O fleet.  This ship is likely to be a huge success for P & O as they look to bring the experience of staying in a luxury hotel to the Britannia.

Demand is sure to be high, so if you want to be one of the first to experience the Britannia simply contact any of the JPT team who will be pleased to give you full details of sailings and prices.

Stop press!!!…….. Whilst writing about P & O, we have just been advised that they are offering free cabin upgrades across their fleet. The upgrades are available on more than 100 cruises on sailings until February 2016. Book soon to avoid disappointment!     

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