Photo Tour – P&O Cruises Britannia

Lisa recently enjoyed a visit and lunch onboard P&O Cruises Britannia during a turnaround day in Southampton. In this article she shares her thoughts on the biggest ship ever built exclusively for the British market.

Britannia highlights at a glance…
– 10+ places to dine
– 10+ places to relax and unwind
– 7 entertainment venues
– 8 bars and places to socialise
– 143,000 Tons
– 3,647 Passengers
– 1350 Crew

Photo Tour P&O Cruises Britannia

P&O Cruises Britannia in SouthamptonEven after years of working on cruise ships, being this close to a ship of this size still makes me giddy with excitement!  Image – P&O Cruises Britannia during turnaround in Southampton

Pools on the top deck P&O Cruises Britannia We were most impressed with the large pools and spacious hot tubs on the top deck.

Some of the kids facilities onboard P&O Cruises Britannia We were also suitably impressed with the kids facilities onboard P&O Cruises Britannia, particularly the night nursery which is perfect for giving parents the night off whilst baby sleeps.  My boys didn’t want to leave the soft play area and outdoor playground and as you can imagine my normal threat of, ‘I will leave you here if you don’t come now’ didn’t do anything to help!

P&O Britannia offer age specific kids’ clubs for 2-17 year olds and a night nursery (shown above) for infants.  A full schedule of age appropriate activities are lead by fully trained Reef Rangers.  There are four age groups – Splashers 2-4 year olds,  Surfers 5-8 year olds, Scubas 9-12 year olds and H20 13-17 year olds, (who have their own dedicated room to chill out, watch movies, play games or participate in activities suitable for teens). Click here  – P&O Cruises, Britannia Kids Clubs – for more information about the activities on offer for these four age groups.

tour P&O Cruises Britannia Stunning view overlooking the main pools. I can just imagine enjoying a cocktail here whilst sailing around the the Caribbean!  The Britannia offers lots of outdoor space however it doesn’t have a promenade deck.  I cannot help but feel this is a great pity for passengers, like myself, who enjoy a strolling around the deck to burn off the extra calories consumed whilst onboard.

A couple of the many bars to relax and enjoy a cocktail onboard P&O Cruises Britannia A couple of the many bars to relax and enjoy a cocktail onboard P&O Cruises Britannia

tour P&O Cruises Britannia The very glamorous Atrium – the heart of the ship which is home to a few shops, (selling designer clothes, perfumes, makeup, handbags etc as well as a general convenience store), a relaxing coffee shop and rather swanky high-tech Shore Excursions desk.

All photos copyright Lisa, Travel Loving Family.  

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Lisa Jane

Lisa developed a love of cruising during her three years working for P&O Cruises.  While it may sound cliché, no two days were ever the same managing the onboard Shore Excursions department.  An average week in the Caribbean involved escorting passengers on snorkeling, scuba diving and deep sea fishing excursions. Her highlights of a three month world cruise included bottle feeding baby elephants in Sri Lanka, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and searching for the Big Five whilst on safari in South Africa.  

Lisa also writes, Travel Loving Family, a family travel blog sharing travel tips, reviews, holiday giveaways and destination guides from her travels to over 80 countries and is Editor of Trips100, the largest UK travel blogger network.  Lisa has worked with many travel brands and tourist boards including Mark Warner Holidays, Top Villas, Bookings For You and Net Flights.

Lisa has settled down to a life on land with her husband who she met during her first contract at sea.  They have two boys, aged 3 and 6, who also share a love of cruising.

1 Comment

  1. Farenexus
    March 9, 2018 / 7:48 am

    Awesome Pictures. The interior of this cruise is looking so awesome. Thanks for letting us know about the cruise facilities.

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