Introduction

Britannia isn't just the biggest ship ever built for the British market – she’s glamorous too, combining the excitement of cruising with the sophistication of a five-star hotel.

There has never been a more stylish way to see the world! Nothing beats the feeling of stepping on board a new ship for the first time, and whether you are new to cruising, or a veteran of the high seas, your moments on board this new cruise ship, Britannia, designed by world-leading interior design experts, are sure to be truly memorable.

You’ll also find onboard four pools, a Spa and Retreat, fantastic children’s clubs, theatre shows, films bars and nightclub plus much more. There really is something for everyone.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks13
  • Cabins1837
  • Size Large
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins35
  • Crew Members1350
  • Launch Year2015
  • CurrencyGBP
Unique Features

The ship benefits from the skill and expertise of award winning chefs Marco Pierre White in the ships main restaurants in which several dishes have been created by this Michelin Star chef.

The Cookery Club - They’re turning up the heat, bringing guests the chance to learn from James and the other Food Heroes during a range of 2 hour cookery classes. These will be available to book via Cruise Personaliser approximately 3 months before sailing.

The Market Cafe - Master Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard has long wowed the culinary world with his passion for baking. And now he’s bringing his expertise to the Market Café and Britannia’s afternoon tea experience! Is it foodie heaven or a foodie haven? Both! With French-style patisserie by Eric Lanlard plus fine cheeses, antipasto, charcuterie, tapas and speciality breads temptation shouldn't be resisted.

Sindhu - An emerging P&O Cruises signature restaurant, Sindhu brings you fine dining Indian style.

The Glass House - Enthusiastic, award winning wine expert and self-proclaimed foodie, Olly Smith is known for his exuberant TV appearances and writes a weekly wine column for The Mail on Sunday.
This stylish, relaxed restaurant and bar offers an informal menu of steak and seafood. With wines by the glass, find the perfect match for each course and drink in those sea views!

The ship's fantastic New Horizons programme offers to passengers the chance to leave their cruise with a new hobby, skill or passion. With classes ranging from cookery and ballroom dancing, to feng shui and tai chi, passengers can search for true enlightenment.

Special Dietary Requirements

The ship can cater for the following diets; vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant /dairy free, gluten /wheat free /celiac, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Passengers requiring any of the above diets should contact the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise.

Disabled Facilites

Fully accessible adapted cabins and suites are available, which are suitable for wheelchair / mobility scooter users. Passengers with a disability which may affect their mobility onboard are asked to inform the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise. Assisted embarkation and disembarkation is available when sailing from Southampton.

Age Restrictions

As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when in US waters, the age limit increases to 21.

Passengers must be over the age of 18 to use the spa facilities including treatments. If you are under the age of 18 and if you would like a treatment then you will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Dress Code

The ship operates three styles of dress code: Smart, Evening Casual and Black Tie.

On Smart evenings ladies typically wear tailored trousers and separates or even a stylish dress, while men are in a shirt and trousers with a jacket, such as a blazer or sports jacket, or a suit and tie if they wish. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Smart evenings.

Stylish resort or leisurewear is ideal for Evening Casual nights, for example casual separates or dresses for ladies and open-neck polo shirts and casual trousers (not shorts) for men. A jacket and smart trousers can be worn but are not compulsory. Smart dark denim is also fine, but not trainers, football shirts or tracksuits. For a typical two week cruise on Azura, Britannia, Oceana or Ventura there are normally ten Evening Casual nights. On Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora and Oriana there are normally six Evening Casual nights.

Black Tie nights (also known as Gala Evenings)add a touch of glamour and a real sense of occasion to evenings at sea. Ladies wear glamorous evening wear including cocktail dresses, ball gowns or even smart trouser suits. For men, dinner jackets or tuxedos are the norm, but a dark lounge or business suit and tie can be worn as an alternative. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Black Tie evenings on board.

During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal.

Smoking & E-cigarette Policy

There are dedicated areas onboard where smoking is permitted. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside cabin or on cabin balconies.

Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, are not permitted in public areas but can be used in cabins, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.

Deck Plans
Deck 5

  • Oasis Spa
  • Thermal Suite
  • Salon
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Explorers
  • Reception
  • The Limelight Club
  • Shopping
  • Atrium
  • Market Cafe
  • Blue Bar
  • Meridian Restaurant

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Deck 6

  • Headliners Theatre
  • Brodie's Bar
  • Casino
  • Shopping
  • Peninsular Restaurant
  • Oriental Restaurant

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Deck 7

  • Headliners Theatre
  • The Crystal Room
  • The Glass House
  • Java
  • Future Cruise Sales/Loyalty
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Studio
  • Sindhu
  • The Live Lounge & Bar

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Deck G

  • Inside Cabins 
  • Balcony Cabins 
  • Suites
  • Launderette

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Deck F
  • Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites
  • Launderette

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Deck E

  • Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites
  • Launderette

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Deck D

  • Inside Cabins 
  • Balcony Cabins 
  • Suites
  • Launderette

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Deck C

  • Inside Cabins with Shower
  • Larger Inside Cabins with Shower
  • Balcony Cabins with Shower
  • Balcony Cabins with Shower and Sofa
  • Suite with Bath/Shower
  • Launderette

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Deck B

  • Inside Cabins with Shower
  • Larger Inside Cabins with Shower
  • Balcony Cabins with Shower
  • Balcony Cabins with Shower and Sofa
  • Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower
  • Suite with Bath/Shower
  • Launderette

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Deck A

  • Inside Cabins with Shower
  • Larger Inside Cabins with Shower
  • Balcony Cabins with Shower
  • Balcony Cabins with Shower and Sofa
  • Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower
  • Suite with Bath/Shower
  • Launderette

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Deck Lido

  • Single Inside Cabins with Shower
  • Single Inside Balcony Cabins with Shower
  • The Crow's Nest
  • The Marlow Suite
  • Library
  • Ivory Suite
  • Fine Dining Restaurant
  • The Pizzeria
  • Lido Bar
  • Lido Grill
  • Lido Pool
  • Riviera Pool
  • Ice Cream Grab & Go
  • Riviera Bar
  • Horizon Restaurant
  • Beach House
  • Sunset Bar

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Deck Sun

  • The Retreat
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Serenity Pool & Bar
  • Deck Games
  • Children's Play Area
  • Surfers (The Reef)
  • Aerobics Studio
  • Gymnasium
  • Splashers (The Reef)
  • Nursery Under 2's
  • Scubas (The Reef)
  • H2O (The Reef)
  • The Cookery Club
  • Terrace Pool

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Deck Sports

  • Sunbathing Arena
  • Bar
  • Golf Nets

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Accomodation
Suites

Designed by Richmond International Britannia’s suites offer the latest in luxury...

Designed by Richmond International Britannia’s suites offer the latest in luxury including their own butler and separate living areas these generous spaces are holiday heaven.

As well as all the standard amenities: a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens.

Super Deluxe Balcony Cabins

Amenities include a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs...

Amenities include a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screen plus a greater square footage than Britannia’s balcony cabins. Luxuriously appointed and cleverly designed.

Balcony Cabins

All of Britannia’s outside cabins come complete with a balcony. Amenities include a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens, plus somewhere to soak up the views and some sun, it’s the perfect retreat.

Larger Inside Cabins

A beautifully designed space to rest your head, Inside Cabins offer a comfortable and economical way to travel.

Fully air-conditioned, they feature two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed. The bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower only, sink, and WC.

Inside Cabins

Britannia’s boutique style cabins feature a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs...

Britannia’s boutique style cabins feature a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and bespoke artworks from British artists.

Single Balcony Cabins

The perfect bijoux retreat with a single bed, all the usual amenities and luxuries...

The perfect bijoux retreat with a single bed, all the usual amenities and luxuries including a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and bespoke artworks from British artists. And with some single cabins you’ll have your own balcony.

Single Inside Cabins

The perfect bijoux retreat with a single bed, all the usual amenities and luxuries...

The perfect bijoux retreat with a single bed, all the usual amenities and luxuries including a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and bespoke artworks from British artists.

Entertainment

There's never a dull moment...

P&O Cruises offers the very best in cruise entertainment. Days can be filled with as much or as little as you want, whilst evenings are no doubt the social highlight. When the sun goes down your ship begins to come alive with the hum of conversation and music, and you can be sure of a memorable night.

The Retreat

The Retreat, Britannia's alfresco spa terrace has it all. By day, sit back and relax on one of the inviting shaded cabanas or indulge in a treatment. By night, enjoy its soft, twinkling lights and a glass of bubbly beneath the stars.

The Blue Bar

Elegant. Sophisticated. Refined.The Blue Bar will find guests cosseted in the ship’s very heart with a view of Britannia’s stunning starburst sculpture and a cocktail list in hand. What could be better?

Headlines Theatre

Raising the curtain on the digital era. Britannia introduces a new era of on board entertainment. With its stunning LED backdrop, her theatre offers dynamic shows and the slickest of production values.

Headliners theatre incorporates the very latest technology including the LED screen wall providing a change of scenery in the blink of an eye, creating a truly unique and immersive experience.

Take a look below for some examples of fantastic productions you could enjoy on board...

  • The sound of the underground - A fantasy ride on the tube takes a trip around the UK saluting cultures, music and history with the ultimate cool Britannia soundtrack.
  • Gravity - Everyone deserves the chance to fly! Gravity takes flight into a dream, in a high tech spectacular show set to an eclectic mix of musical styles.
  • Once upon a time - Set to a score of much-loved modern hits, the hero takes us on a fantasy journey through favourite fairy stories; featuring some incredible characters and illusions.
  • I've got the music in me - A musical extravaganza featuring the fabulous Britannia singers and the combined on board orchestras. The show features music from the best of the West End and Broadway and both classic and contemporary pop.

Deck Shows

Brand new for P&O Cruises, spectacular deck shows. Get ready for an explosion of light, colour and sound, using the latest technology to create dazzling entertainment under the night sky...

You can enjoy themed hosted sailaways and dancing beneath the stars as well as entertainment such as professional dancers, DJs and live bands.

Crystal Room

Where better to hone dancing skills than in the glamorous setting of the Crystal Room? Expert teachers will have guests effortlessly gliding, swaying and twirling in no time!

The Live Lounge

This buzzing venue will play host to singers, comedians, tribute acts and live bands. And when the entertainment’s over, the dancing begins as the venue turns into a nightclub.

The Studio

A multi-purpose, state-of-the art venue. This will be the place to come for anything and everything from talks, guest speakers, cookery demos, films, plays, game shows and music recitals.

The Limelight Club

A first for P&O Cruises, The Limelight Club is an adults only venue that combines great food with dazzling entertainment – a feast for all the senses!

The surroundings are sumptuous and you can expect a lively and enjoyable evening in the company of some great performers that you won’t see anywhere else on the ship - and all while you enjoy the delights of the modern European menu. 

Later in the evening, The Limelight Club turns into a late-night dancing venue, so you can enjoy a full evening's dining and entertainment without having to move around the ship. The dress code matches the laid-back atmosphere and it is smart casual every night, even on a black tie evening - a great choice for those seeking a less formal evening.

Take a look below for examples of some of the guest entertainers...

  • Dean Andrews - Dean is one of the most recognisable actors in the country. Roles in some of the best British dramas over the last decade have cemented his place on the "most respected actors" list.
  • Dean Friedman - One of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits “Ariel”, “Lucky Stars”, “Lydia”, “Woman of Mine” and more.
  • Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel as Eric and Ern - Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel as the fantastically funny Morecambe and Wise, bring back the iconic comedy duo’s brilliance in this fabulous homage to Britain’s best loved double act.
  • Jaki Graham - An Evening with Jaki Graham Live – Up close and personal as she brings you the classics, both old and new, in her most intimate and exclusive show to date.
  • Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri - Remembered for the 1976 world-wide smash hit with Elton John, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, Kiki has established herself as one of the great British singers of all time.
  • Madeline Bell - Madeline is immensely talented. Her vocal range can tower to spectacular heights then swoop to deep emotional intensity, vibrant and expressive in its delivery.

The Crow's Nest

Britannia’s elegant Crow’s Nest on the Lido Deck (deck 16), combines traditional nautical touches with a real sense of modernity. By day, it’s all about the view. By evening, piano music and cocktails transform the mood.

Pool Bars

These full-service, outdoor bars are an excellent place to cool off with a refreshing cocktail while sunbathing.

With a bandstands and plentiful loungers close by, it's also a great place to sit and relax to live music throughout the day and into the night.

Brodie's Bar

Discover the largest selection of British beers at sea in Brodie's Bar on deck 6. There are over 70 different bottled beers, ales and ciders including exclusive ales, gluten-free beer, unique stouts and specialty beers.

Brodie’s is an English-style pub and sports bar, with large screen TVs for live sporting events.

Shopping

Whether guests are after a designer scent, a new handbag or dress, or perhaps some new jewellery for formal night, Britannia’s shops in the atrium on decks 5 and 6 are the place to visit.

Atrium

The three tier feature Atrium is just the place for a coffee and a spot of people-watching. With its intricate 'starburst' chandelier providing an impressive focal point, guests can enjoy the setting as they treat themselves to something from the adjacent Market Cafe with its Eric Lanlard patisserie, charcuterie and Gelateria.