Press event courtesy of Cruise Critic, all opinions are my own. 

P&O Britannia officially launched in March 2015 with a week long celebration in Southampton. The 141,000 tonne ship was officially named by her Majesty the Queen, joined by a wave of famous faces including P&O’s food heroes

The Grand Atrium | P&O Britannia Cruise Ship Tour

Arriving onboard in the grand atrium created a dazzling first impression, the spacious three-tiered space is modern and classy with a striking art piece in the centre called the Starburst. Since this tour in 2015, P&O Britannia has undergone a refurbishment so some areas may look different.

View the most up to date deck plans of P&O Britannia

The Oasis Spa and Health Club

The Oasis Spa and Health Club is an extensive network of rooms ready to pamper and groom guests. The spa contains an atmospheric indoor pool and sauna where water cascaded from the roof onto the bubbling warm pool below. 

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Headliners Theatre, accessed from Deck 6, contains plush seating and mood lighting, ready to host a variety of entertainment shows and events.

Dining Options | P&O Britannia Cruise Ship Tour

P&O Britannia has three main dining rooms, each designed with their own distinct style – Meridian, Oriental and Peninsular. If you opt for Freedom Dining you are given the flexibility to enjoy dinner at a time that suits you between 6pm and 9:30pm.

View examples of P&O Cruises Dining Room menu

'Tikki Teen Tarike Se' starter (from Sindhu)
‘Tikki Teen Tarike Se’ starter (from Sindhu)

For casual dining, Horizon is a buffet restaurant where you can dine around the clock for a tasty breakfast or late night snack.

Mustard roasted rack and slow cooked shoulder of lamb (The Limelight Club)
Mustard roasted rack and slow cooked shoulder of lamb (The Limelight Club)

Sindhu is one of thirteen dining options onboard, each containing their own atmosphere and style. Sindhu serves authentic Indian cuisine and is part of P&O cruises signature select dining options that cost extra, but often prove good value for money. Other signature dining options include Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard, The Glass House, The Epicurean and Limelight Club. 

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Afternoon Tea on Britannia
Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard

The Crystal Room and Live Lounge venues are where guests can expect to enjoy music and dancing before and after dinner.

Chocolate cannelloni with frozen yoghurt and crushed honeycomb - The Glass House
Chocolate cannelloni with frozen yoghurt and crushed honeycomb (The Glass House)

The Cookery Club is P&O Britannia’s cookery school for masterclasses with the onboard chefs, or on selected cruises with one of P&O’s celebrity food heroes like James Martin.

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The Lido and Sun Decks | P&O Britannia Cruise Ship Tour

The Lido and Sun decks are spacious open deck areas containing four outdoor pools, bars and plenty of loungers to relax and soak up the sunshine and sea air. There’s a private adult-only area called The Retreat and purchasing a pass gives you access to this luxurious outdoor space with cosy cabanas, spa treatments and VIP service.

P&O Britannia has a free programme for 2-17 year olds called The Reef with kids clubs and fun activities for the different age groups.

View the activities and kids clubs available on P&O Cruises Britannia

P&O Britannia Cabins

Britannia’s stylish suites contain a separate living and sleeping area, butler service, spacious balcony and bathroom with a whirlpool bath.

The interior cabins continue with the elegant style with a number of cabins able to accommodate up to four passengers with pull down beds. 

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Visit P&O Britannia’s page for the latest information on the onboard offerings and upcoming cruises.

Post updated October 2020.

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