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A Year On The Waves For Britannia

It may not seem like it, because the time has positively flown by, but P&O Cruises’ latest ship, Britannia, celebrates her first birthday on Thursday. Yes, this time twelve months ago the industry was gearing up to the much-anticipated launch of this spectacular ship, the Queen was getting ready to smash the ceremonial bottle against her hull and, here at Fred.\ Cruises, we were getting ready to stage our own inspection of her decks.

A Year To Remember


Since then, it has been a busy year for Britannia, having carried over 115,000 passengers to more than 60 ports in 31 countries, travelling in excess of 88,000 nautical miles in the process. She has sailed through the Norwegian fjords, soaked up the sun in the Canary Islands and even taken guests across the Atlantic on Caribbean cruises. Her family-orientated facilities and culinary delights have impressed guests of all ages, leaving them in no doubt that “this is the life”.

It’s not just us and the passengers that have been impressed with the largest ship built for the UK cruising market during her first year, though. Critics have also thrown praise towards the vessel. Both Cruise International and the Cruise Critic editors named Britannia as the ‘Best New Ocean Ship’ for 2015. The latter puts the win down to the fact that the she brings together all that is great about the P&O Cruises fleet, as well as offering some exciting new additions.

More To Come

Britannia Pool

The coming year looks to be just as thrilling for Britannia and her cruisers, with a number of events already lined up. May and June will see the line’s Strictly Come Dancing cruises take centre stage, whilst filming is currently taking place on board for ‘Battle Chefs’, which will be aired on Watch in the coming months. Finally, and possibly most excitingly, the pool deck of Britannia is set to play host to the final episode of the current series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Cabins are being given away throughout every episode and the show will be broadcast live from the ship on April 2nd 2016.

And if you want to celebrate Britannia’s first birthday by booking a cruise on board, now is definitely a great time to do so. P&O Cruises’ current ‘Savour more moments’ campaign means that you can secure up to £300* of on board spending money per cabin when you book an applicable Select Price cruise. Contact us today to find out which sailings are included or to book your Britannia cruise.

*Based on a Select Price on N628, two adults sharing an Outside NF Grade Cabin.

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