We can’t quite believe it’s been a whole year since the star-studded royal naming ceremony of P&O Cruises Britannia! As the ship celebrates its first birthday on the 10th March, we decided to take a look at some of the facts and figures from its first year on the seas.
Did you know that Britannia has…
» Played host to 116,914 guests
» Sailed over 88,000 nautical miles
» Travelled to 31 countries
» Visited 61 different ports!
It’s been a year of industry awards and accolades too, including:
» Cruise International 2015 – Best New Ship
» British Travel Awards 2015 – Best New Cruise Ship
» Cruise Critic 2015 – Editor’s Pick Awards – Best New Ship
Can you see a pattern emerging here?
Here’s what Bolsover Cruise Club members have to say about the newest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet…
“The balcony was smaller than we had had before but perfectly formed and we used it every day. We loved everything about Britannia. The food and service in the Oriental restaurant was as good if not better than any we have had before. The flow of the ship meant it did not seem like a huge ship at all and there were still places where the ambience was intimate. The Crow’s Nest was our bar of choice with lots of piano music in the background. Britannia is all things to all people!”
“I really enjoyed the Britannia. Food was excellent, some of the best I’ve had on the P&O Cruises fleet. The décor and design was very modern and had a boutique kind of feel to it. The sunbeds were an issue, not enough pools for the size of the ship and only two Jacuzzis. The aft outside area seems a wasted area, with a splash pool reserved for teenagers but never used. I felt the entertainment was too spread out as the atrium wasn’t the traditional kind, it was just shops and a lounge area, however we did find that the entertainment in the other lounges and bars was very good. The Britannia is a modern large ship, not suitable for everyone, but I though it was a great ship to travel the Caribbean on. I would recommend everyone try the speciality restaurants as they are excellent. We had a standard balcony cabin towards the aft and I would recommend this position as mid ship lifts were very slow due to no stairs.”
“This is a fabulous ship and the holiday was well-organised from start to finish – P & O did a cracking job. The food, the trips, the entertainment, the service on board were all top drawer. All the staff on board work incredibly hard to please you – awesome. We selected an inside cabin and it was roomy, with great TV viewing (should you need it) and a Queen bed, which was very comfortable. The shows were good and fun too. The comedians and singers were of high quality. Some complained about the ship being too big. For me, when you are visiting 9 exotic islands on an excellent cruise liner, with excellent food and accommodation, if that’s all you have to worry about then its got to be good. For me, the size provided stability and luxury.”
Read the good, the bad and the ugly opinions of Britannia here – have you shared yours yet?