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Rule Beer-tania

Those of you who follow the cruise industry quite closely, in particular the launch of new ships, will be aware that the biggest ever ship built for the UK market, Britannia, is due to be debuted by P&O in 2015. And as we get closer and closer to the ship’s maiden voyage, more and more exciting information is being released as to what we can expect from this patriotic powerhouse.

We already know that the ship will feature many nods to British culture, including a west-end style theatre and Union Flag livery, but this week saw the announcement of something else. Beer. Loads of it.

All Breweries Great And Small

British Bottled Beer

Yes, it has been released that cruisers stepping on board Britannia will be able to take their pick from 70 different bottle beers that represent 56 of the UK’s fine counties. The people with the enviable task of deciding exactly which ones would make the grade travelled the length and breadth of the country to discover a range of pilsners, stouts, ciders and ales that are truly British.

The list includes beer brewed in well-known national breweries as well as artisan products produced locally across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. This means that familiar names such as Greene King and Brew Dog will sit side by side will lesser known brands from Elgoods Brewery in Cambridge and Felinfoel Brewery in Pembrokeshire.

Beers At Brodie’s

Brodie's Bar

It is Brodie’s Pub that has the pleasure of offering this elaborate drinks menu on board Britannia. This is a venue that is perfect for socialising with new and old friends and which will already be familiar to anyone who has sailed on Azura. It is named after one of the founders of P&O Cruises, Brodie McGhie Wilcox, and is sure to be a central hub for many guests.

Incidentally, one of Britannia’s first cruises will be a round trip of the British Isles. During this time the ship will stop at ports such as Liverpool, Dublin, Edinburgh and Kirkwall; giving guests the chance to explore some of the towns and cities which helped to populated the extensive beer list.

If you would like to be one of the first people to sail on Britannia then we are taking bookings for her maiden voyage now. On the 28th of March 2015 she will set sail from Southampton on a round-trip that will visit Portugal, Spain and Morocco. Call us today or enquire online to cement your place.