An award-winning ship, the Britannia promises to offer passengers everything possibly needed for the perfect cruise experience.

Cruises on board the Britannia

A flagship for the P&O International brand, the Britannia is a multi-award winning ship that is designed with the future in mind. With every detail taken care of by the interior design experts as soon as you go aboard the Britannia you will feel at home.

With space for 3,647 guests, and 1,350 crew, there is something for all generation on board the Britannia. For children there is free kids clubs and activites and for adults sport and fitness, spas and more.

Accomodation options range from inside and balcony cabins to full-size suites designed by Richmond International. Every room comes with daily steward service, pamper pack and more. Room service is also available for those looking to stay that little longer in bed or after a late night snack.

Other great dining options including the Meridian for flexible eating times to the relaxed Grab & GO for a bite to eat on the move. Britannia also include cooking courses from celebrity chefs Marco Pierre White, Atul Kochhar and Eric Lanlard.


  • Ship length
    330 m
  • Passengers
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Decks and Cabins

Britannia deck plan

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Britannia cabins

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Deck Location : Deck 16
Occupancy : 1
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Ample storage space
  • Safe
  • Bathroom with shower and hair dryer
Cabin size : 15m²

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The cabins on the Britannia are designed with your comfort in mind, but also with an emphasis on style, meaning your stay on board is as relaxing as possible. The bespoke artworks from British artists contribute to a distinctly contemporary design while balcony cabins feature your own private space where you can enjoy meals and the spectacular views you pass. With 27 solo cabins and 38 accessible cabins everyone on board is sure to be satisfied and enjoy their ideal cruising experience.

Food and Drink

The three main dining rooms on board the Britannia aim to celebrate all things British with their menus while on formal nights there is a special gala menu for you to enjoy, designed by Marco Pierre White. Casual dining is also a delight, with the Lido Grill providing delicious food prepared for you by the pool. The signature dining options on board are also plentiful, with authentic Indian dishes in Sindhu and The Limelight Club mixes great food with dazzling entertainment. There's also a chance to improve your cooking skills with master classes with celebrity chefs like Marco Pierre White, Atul Kochhar and Eric Lanlard.


The Britannia is sure to keep you entertained throughout the duration of your cruise, no matter what your taste is. For those looking to learn, you can partake in a cooking class in the Cookery Club with James Martin, or if you want a dynamic and exciting shows, visit the Headlines Theatre for a truly spectacular evening. For younger guests, there is a children's club on board for so much fun and entertainment. The Live Lounge is the ideal location to catch a comedy show or a live band and The Crystal Room provides you with a chance to shine on the dance floor.

Wellness and Sport

The Oasis Spa on board is the ideal location to unwind in a luxurious atmosphere, with a range of hydrotherapy treatments, beauty treatments and relaxing spaces ensuring your relaxation. With panoramic ocean views, The Retreat is the ideal place to enjoy exclusive treatments and a luxurious surrounding in an open-air deck, while still maintaining your privacy. The sports arena, with its multi-tiered decks, is perfect for some friendly competition while the gym on board is ideal for keeping your heart rate up while on your cruise.

Dress Code

During the day, casual clothes on board the Britannia are recommended. For evening, however, it depends on the nights programme. For example, there are nights where elegant evening attire is required. The gentlemen should then wear a suit and tie, while for the ladies evening or cocktail dress is recommended. To the smart evenings that are celebrated in a mix of casual and elegant, for the men a shirt/blazer combination is recommended, while the ladies should choose a blouse. The casual evenings invite you to wear comfortable and loose clothing.

Ship Data

  • Commissioning: March 2015
  • Length: 330m
  • Number of Decks: 15
  • Passengers: 3647
  • Crew: 1350
  • Languages on board: English
  • Board currency: British Pound

Christened in March 2015 by Queen Elizabeth II in a glittering ceremony in Southampton, the Britannia is currently the largest in P&O Cruises’ fleet of 8. This maritime wonder is the new flagship of the ever-expanding P&O Cruises fleet, taking honour from the Oriana. Distinct features include the 94-metre Union Flag on the bow.

Dining Experience

With 3 main signature restaurants and plenty of eateries to satisfy your taste buds, you will be spoilt for choice on the Britannia! Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and five-course dinner specials are served daily. All palates and tastes are catered for with a wide selection of pizzerias, daytime grills and, of course, 24-hour buffets!

Britannia offers the ultimate taste experience with a star-studded line up of celebrity chefs who will be on-board for sailings throughout the year. Foodies can try their hand at a cookery masterclass in the Cookery Club, followed by a chat with the chefs as you enjoy the finished product. You can join an intimate group of 24 for a cooking master class with celebrity chefs such as James Martin and Mary Berry. You can also join a once-in-a-lifetime Britannia Baking Masterclass and bake up a storm!

Tea and coffee lovers will adore Eric Lanlard’s very own afternoon tea at the Epicurian, where you can expect to find a lavish array of delectable treats that will redefine confectionary. Expect the ultimate taste pleasure in the form of savoury cheese éclairs with brie, marmalade made with rocket and red onion and orange blossom Persian candy floss- now that’s a treat!


After an exciting day of jam-packed itineraries and exploring vibrant destinations, be delighted in the knowledge that you can retreat to your Britannia boutique-style cabin. Each stylish room features a large flat-screen TV with films on demand and more.

Britannia’s single cabins are the ultimate retreat for solo cruisers, complete with a single bed and standard P&O Cruises amenities and luxuries, including pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and custom-made artwork.

Each outside cabin comes with a balcony, so your cruise can be made even more memorable with expansive sea-scapes and coastal landscapes, with all other extras offered on a Britannia cruise. On the balcony you can relax and soak up the sun with magnificent views.

For the ultimate experience of relaxation aboard the Britannia you can check-in and check out the extensive Britannia Suites, where you can receive top-quality service from a butler and unwind in your Suite’s separate living area.