10 reasons why we love Britannia

18 September 2019


Britannia certainly does rule the waves and there has never been a more stylish way to see the Caribbean. From dining to décor, here are ten top reasons why she’s the jewel in the P&O Cruises crown.

A sparkling personality

Britannia is a stylish way to see the world, offering a 5-star hotel at sea with an abundance of choice and luxurious décor. Launched in 2015 and named by Her Majesty The Queen, she’s inspired by the past and designed for the future, incorporating the best of all things British while embracing what’s to come.

It’s only going to get better

After nearly five years sailing the high seas, Britannia is ready for a refresh. For her next chapter, customer’s favourite areas will be maximised to bring Britannia’s personality to the fore: look out for stylish updates in some of the ship’s most popular places, from the atrium to the spa to the shops.

The bustling atrium

As the heart of the ship, Britannia’s atrium is the place to meet and mingle. The stunning focal point is a starburst chandelier designed by Richmond International. Shops and food venues abound off the main space, including The Market Café by food hero Eric Lanlard. Following the success of temporary art exhibitions on Britannia, a new permanent art gallery will be introduced next to Blue Bar on deck 5.

Fabulous for families

On Britannia, the whole family can have their own ‘this is the life’ moment. There’s something for everyone, and room to enjoy it together or explore on your own. Gain an understanding of a new sport with top-flight professionals onboard or learn some new kitchen skills in The Cookery Club, catch a show in Headliners Theatre or a film in The Studio cinema. There’s The Reef children’s club for younger kids, and a teens-only deck to give older children their own space.

You can live it up in The Limelight Club

The Limelight Club is a feast for the senses. The first of its kind in the fleet, it offers a sophisticated supper club experience. Enjoy a fabulous modern European menu and entertainment worthy of the world stage. There’s also plenty of other entertainment venues to choose from, including The Live Lounge, The Studio and the Crystal Room.

Culinary delights whilst cruising

Foodies are spoilt for choice on Britannia. The Glass House boasts 40 wines handpicked by wine expert Olly Smith and paired with a delicious small-bites menu. There’s fine dining in beautiful surroundings at The Epicurean, and authentic Indian food with a British twist at Sindhu. The Market Café is full of sweet treats by master pâtissier Eric Lanlard, while The Beach House is a laid-back spot offering comfort food favourites. That’s all in addition to the spectacular main restaurants, buffets, poolside snacks and more.

You can cook up a storm on board

Whether you’re a whizz in the kitchen or a complete beginner, The Cookery Club – Britain’s first culinary school at sea – has a whole menu of classes to tempt you. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on in a state-of-the-art kitchen, being guided by a talented team of friendly, professional chefs. You could even learn from the godfather of British cooking himself, Marco Pierre White.

A world traveller

Britannia takes you to some of the world’s best-loved holiday destinations. In the winter months, she heads for the soft sands, lush rainforests and mountains of the Caribbean. Through spring and summer, she’s back in Europe. Luxuriate in the climate and culture of Mediterranean wonders such as Rome and Barcelona and discover the secrets of dynamic cities such as Rotterdam or Bruges.

Relaxation & wellness

Britannia’s opulent Oasis Spa and Salon is the height of luxury with its hydrotherapy suite, heated loungers, saunas, steam grottos and tropical showers. There’s also The Retreat, a luxurious open-deck area exclusively for adults. You’ll love two innovative new post-refit experiences: the thermal and hydropool suite. Brace yourself for the therapeutic benefits of the Arctic cold room and let everyday stresses ease away in the aroma steam room.

Be a social butterfly

There’s no better way to cap off a fabulous day than to catch up with family and friends over a refreshing drink, and Britannia has plenty of places to quench your thirst. For the classic British pub experience, Brodie’s is just the ticket. More of a gin fan? The Great British Gin menu features 20 of the country’s finest artisan gins. There’s also the elegant Blue Bar; The Crow’s Nest, where incredible views come standard with your order, and The Glass House for wine lovers.

Explore the Caribbean on board Britannia

14 nights from £1,386 per person.

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