P&O Cruises - Britannia

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.


The boutique style cabins are more stylish and comfortable than ever with soothing colours, bespoke artworks from British artists and large flatscreen TVs for films on demand. They've ensured that all the outside rooms have balconies and they've included 27 single cabins, many of which will have balconies.

Bathrooms have glass shower screens and pamper packs from The White Company. The inside and outside cabins are perfect for those who prefer to be out and about enjoying the ship. Then there’s the balcony cabins. There’s nothing quite like stepping out into your own private space where you can dine throughout the day and unwind in the ultimate room with a view. The spacious Mini-Suites come with added luxuries including comfy sofas, whilst butler-serviced Suites feature a lounge for entertaining, a dressing area and broad balcony with steamer loungers.

Ship Facts
Launched 2015
Language en
Gross Tonnage 141000
Cabins 1837
Capacity 3647
Crew 1350
Currency GBP
Decks 13
Length 329.8
Speed 23
Wheelchair Cabins 35


  • Suites
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Deck Plans

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The ship features speciality restaurants, grand main dining rooms and a host of café’s and snack bars. From elegant fine dining to self-service buffets, there's a wide choice of flexible, casual and club dining options to suit everyone.

Market Cafe (complimentary)

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. Is it foodie heaven or a foodie haven? Both! With French-style pâtisserie by Eric plus fine cheeses, antipasto, charcuterie, tapas and speciality breads temptation shouldn’t be resisted

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The Limelight Club

Reigniting the tradition of the supper club, TheLimelight Club brings guests a dining experience that has more than great food on the menu...they’ll be treated to an exclusive performance by very special guest entertainers.

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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 selected by Olly Smith, find the perfect match for each course and drink in those sea views!

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Sindhu will showcase an elegant fusion of Indian and British cuisine featuring sublime flavours. The Soft Shell Crab and Squid Salad is sure to be a favourite. Guests will also be able to order from a lighter menu for a more informal bite to eat, or sample one of the exotic cocktails from the equally chic bar.

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Meridian Restaurant

For guests who like to escape the usual routine on holiday, they’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; they can shape each day as they please at this formal restaurant.

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Oriental Restaurant

Taking its name from the 'O' in P&O (Peninsular and Oriental Steam Company), this elegant and welcoming dining room is all about enjoying the friendly atmosphere and company of table companions. Decorated in rich bronzes and golds, The Oriental Restaurant has an understated elegance and seats almost 500 people in stylish comfort. Huge ocean-view windows on three sides frame views of the ship's wake, while delicately crafted dishes are beautifully presented at the table. This is truly a world-class dining experience to be savoured in every sense.

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Peninsular Restaurant

Taking its name from the 'P' in P&O (Peninsular and Oriental Steam Company) The Peninsular Restaurant seats almost 500 people. Adorned with a wall length mural of 'The Journey of Odysseus', guests will find classy and contemporary décor with exquisite surroundings, as well as an enticing menu night after night. Large windows on either side provide magnificent views as guests dine on the superb cuisine. And don't miss the decadent chocolate buffet!

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The Grill

All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work! With a variety of grilled treats created by Marco Pierre White, visit the Grill for quality burgers, vegetable kebabs or The Lido classic fish and chips or opt for a freshly baked pizza from The Pizzeria.

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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 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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Health and Fitness

From the revitalising hydrotherapy pool, to the state of the art gymnasium, there's plenty of facilities onboard to refresh your mind, body and soul. Passengers can enjoy luxury massages and treatments in the Oasis Spa, or head out to the top deck sports court for a spot of tennis.

Sports Court (Sports Court)

Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football, volleyball, basketball and cricket are just some of the options available in the Sports Court. And just aft of the Sports Court you will find the golf nets, where you can perfect your swing, using your own clubs or those provided.

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Gymnasium (Gym)

Passengers can watch the waves as they work out with all the latest equipment, including exercise bikes, rowing machines, running machines, steppers, resistance machines and a range of weights. 

The below classes are charged at an additional cost of approximately £7 per person per class and can be booked on board:

  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Tour de Cycle group cycling
  • Body sculpt boot camp
  • TRX and results based training

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Oasis Spa (Spa)

With superb ocean views and relaxing cream décor, the tranquil Oasis Spa is the perfect place to relax and be pampered. In the treatment rooms you can enjoy private ocean views as you succumb to a relaxing massage.

Also linked to the Oasis Spa is the hydrotherapy pool, which offers a hydromassage; a type of treatment that increases circulation, eases tension and aids restful sleep. Flooded with light via a pyramid skylight, the hydropool lies in the centre of several tiled columns. Alternatively passengers can head for Arcadia's thermal suite on the starboard side where they'll find three steam rooms, a sauna and a heated swimming pool.

The fully equipped salon is the perfect place for those who want to look their best. Located in the spa, passengers can try a new colour or style in the hands of fully trained stylists.

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Swimming Pools (Pool)

Enjoy a leisurely dip in the pool or simply relax on deck and soak up the sun on one of our sun loungers...

  • Riviera pool - Outdoor pool, located on Lido Deck. Has two ladders with 7 steps
  • Lido pool - Outdoor pool located on Lido Deck. Has 10 downwards steps and a ladder with steps.
  • Serenity pool - Outdoor pool 1.2 to 1.8 meters deep. Located on Sun Deck - adult only
  • Terrace pool - Outdoor pool (reserved for teens in school holiday. 1.1 meters deep. Located on Sun Deck aft. You have 7 steps to climb to reach pool then has ladder with 5 steps to get in
  • Hydro therapy pool - Located on Deck 5. You have 3 steps to get up to the pool and then 9 steps to get into the pool. (Charges apply as this is an indoor pool part of the spa)
Sun loungers - there are a number of sun loungers on deck if you want to sit back and relax by the pool

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The Retreat (Spa)

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.

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Kids and Teens