P&O Cruises pulled out all the stops and sailed past everyone’s expectations with Britannia, and the result combines the incomparable excitement of cruising with the luxury of a five-star hotel.
Family-friendly Britannia features:
P&O Cruises worked with world-leading interior design experts to turn ambitious visions for new flagship Britannia into reality and the result exceeded all expectations. There’s instant wow factor from the moment you arrive in the three-tier ‘Starburst Atrium’, a chandelier of mirrored golden shards dripping from the deep blue ceiling like moonlight. The atrium is a hive of activity, that famous statement light feature sitting central to sleek spiral staircases that lead to a host of bars and restaurants that come alive at all hours.
Britannia opens up a whole new world of ways to spend your sea days and amidst the excitable chatter there are two words we promise you’ll never hear: ‘I’m bored’. Britannia offers everything from me time to play time, taking on board activities beyond anything that has ever been offered before.
Ample opportunity to cool off under the warm sunshine is provided by four pools: will you head to the lively main pool with its pop jets and plenty of space to sunbathe? Perhaps you’d prefer to head for the aft of the ship and enjoy the Lido area, a sunlit space to enjoy a swim followed by lunch with friends. Those looking for a peaceful retreat can relax at the Serenity pool, a designated ‘quiet zone’ offering incomparable relaxation.
Discover Nirvana at the Oasis Spa, the most magnificent ever created on board a P&O ship. Bathed in dark wood panelling and deep black marble, fragranced with the aroma of scented oils, and with more treatment options and state-of-the-art facilities than ever before, the Oasis Spa is the most luxurious on the ocean.
Enjoy spa treatments with a sea breeze at The Retreat, Britannia’s alfresco spa terrace. Sink into your personal cabana and bathe in the relaxed atmosphere of this adults-only area. There are massage tables and an exclusive pool area to enjoy during the day, before you relax with a glass of bubbly beneath the stars at night.
As the sun goes down the evenings bring a different blend of magic to Britannia.
Headliners Theatre Group is all about dramatic first impressions and the LED backdrop adds a new dynamic to slick productions performed on a seriously grand scale. With the promise of sultry evenings, The Limelight Club is reigniting the tradition of the supper club.
Brand new to P&O Cruises is The Studio, a state-of-the-art entertainment venue that will play host to film showings, music recitals, lectures, guest speakers, cookery demonstrations and port talks. The Live Lounge also promises to be popular, playing host to performances from singers, tribute acts, live bands and comedians. Once the show comes to a close the venue transforms into a lively nightclub. Finally, those with twinkle toes can foxtrot to Britannia’s glamorous Crystal Room, its rich wood dance floors and glistening chandeliers offering the perfect surroundings in which to dance the night away.
P&O Cruises has an appetite for exceptional dining and Britannia leads the way with beautiful food devoured in equally beautiful surroundings. Take your seat at the Oriental restaurant, the dedicated Club Dining venue. Enjoy dinner at the same time and table each night, with fine food and service to match.
Freedom Dining at the Peninsular and Meridian restaurants offers the same great flavours with the added opportunity to cast routine aside and enjoy an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you shape your night to suit.
Fast emerging as a favourite, Sindhu is once again represented on board, delivering fine dining Indian style – the soft shell crab is the star of the show.
The informal Horizon buffet restaurant may adopt a more relaxed dress code but it still packs a punch where taste and quality is concerned. Head to the live cooking stations where the chef will create a culinary masterpiece before your eyes.
Once you’ve your poison, there are thirteen bars in which to imbibe it on board Britannia, from Olly Smith’s renowned Glass House to the Crow’s Nest, a traditionally loved venue that has undergone a stunning makeover. Head to the Blue Bar for something a little more exotic; this stylish venue will find you cosseted in the ship’s very heart with a view of that stunning Starburst sculpture and an elegant cocktail in hand.
Britannia is the only ship in the fleet to see all the ‘Food Heroes’ represented on board.
Award-winning wine expert Olly Smith encourages you to raise a toast in the Glass House, where perfectly-matched wines have been selected for each of the menu’s steak and seafood dishes. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle above the atrium, eating here feels like discovering a secret little spot far from the crowds.
Master Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard brings his much-celebrated expertise to the Market Café with his trademark French-style patisserie appearing alongside fine cheese, antipasto, charcuterie, tapas and speciality breads. The tradition of afternoon tea reigns supreme on board Britannia, with Eric Lanlard’s influences lacing each delicious mouthful.
Marco Pierre White also continues his fruitful partnership with P&O Cruises, creating several exceptional dishes which feature especially on the Gala menus of the main restaurants. Gala Evenings have never felt so special (or tasted so good!)
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