In October 2019, Britannia will enter into drydock at the Damen shipyard in Brest, France for her very first refit. P&O Cruises will be maximising your favourite areas to bring Britannia’s personality to the fore. The atrium will be given a new lease of life, Java Café will now serve alcoholic drinks, a Dixons electronics hub will be introduced to Deck 7, a new art gallery will be added next to Blue Bar. P&O are upping the shopping ante to give you more choice and an immersive experience. Expect to see new premium brands, a more interactive environment and luxurious treats. Two ‘express spa’ pods are being created, boasting a range of treatments.
Britannia will be back in Southampton ready for the next four years of adventure at the end of October 2019. With her enhanced elegance and fresh sense of purpose, you’ll see the world just the way you like it, in even greater luxury and style.
From inside cabins to palatial suites, there’s a cabin for every budget and taste. Whichever cabin you choose, it will be air conditioned and spacious, suited to helping you unwind at sea. Many rooms open out onto balconies to give you a panoramic ocean view. All accommodation features cotton sheets, tea and coffee making amenities, fridges, hairdryer, a safe for your valuables, in-cabin television and spacious en-suite bathrooms with toiletries pack.
Britannia offers a startingly large variety of dining options. Whether it’s Freedom Dining at the Meridian, Peninsular or Oriental, or Casual Dining at the Horizon, the Lido Grill or any of the other numerous daytime options, you’ll be catered to day and night.
If you’re in the mood for a bit of indulgence, there’s the chance to visit the Select Dining venues of Sindhu; The Epicurean, where a range of British classics has been curated by top chefs, the Market House, a delightful French-style patisserie from Food Hero Eric Lanlard and The Glass House, a wine bar and restaurant created alongside award-winning wine expert Olly Smith.
As for drinks, tea and coffee are available around the clock. Or, you can always grab a drink at the glamorous Crow’s Nest, elegant Blue Bar or a casual pint at Brodie’s Bar, who stock an astonishing range of British beers, ales and ciders.
Britannia boasts Britain’s largest art collection at sea, with over 6,000 pieces of art. Enhancing the ship’s interior design, the works were hand picked to add to the cruise’s 5-star hotel ambience. Pieces ranging from bronze to paint to ceramics are on show, many by British artists but some by global artists from Japan, Australia and South Africa. Take in the culture simply by wandering around.
The Limelight Club is a venue exclusively for adults that combines excellent food with sensational entertainment, for an unforgettable night. Comedians, musicians and actors come together to bring you dazzling performances.
For foodies, The Cookery Club is a brand new addition, that will have you learning new recipes in a series of inspiring classes taught by the Cookery Team onboard. Welcoming beginners, intermediates and experts alike, everyone can hone existing skills and pick up valuable new ones – not to mention Bake-off level presentation to top it all off.
Spa, fitness and leisure
Destress on the on board spa, be utterly pampered in the hair and beauty salon or sweat it out in the sauna or steam room. For an extra indulgence, the Retreat is an alfresco spa terrace, exclusively for adults, catering to those wanting to unwind and bask in nature’s beauty beneath an exotic cabana.
With activities including yoga, fitness classes and dance sessions, getting in shape can be social and fun as well as healthy – but don’t worry, there’s also a gym for those of you who prefer to go it solo.
Welcome, families! Britannia offers the perfect balance, bringing the opportunity to enjoy quality family time together, as well as some adult time while your kids enjoy activities, meet new friends and have adventures.
Family cabins have upper berths like bunk beds or sofa beds and during the day your children can enjoy age-specific clubs (ages 2-17 covered) including entertainment such as treasure hunts, craft sessions, parties, discos and sporting competitions.
Family mealtimes are hassle-free on the Britannia and family excursions are an option at every port. The pools have a “splash zone” for younger children and a teens sun deck. So, sit back, relax and let the fun commence.