Britannia was launched to rave reviews in 2015. Designed for the modern British holidaymaker, she combines the latest innovations with a contemporary style. The spectacular 'starburst' centrepiece at the heart of the atrium greets you as you step aboard and perfectly complements the 6000 artworks, chic public areas and state-of-the-art staterooms. You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to amenities - there are more than ten eateries, eight social areas and bars, seven entertainment venues, and countless places to relax, unwind and have fun.
Relax at The Retreat adult-only spa terrace with an ice-cold drink, as the kids are making new friends in the children's clubs. Up the tempo with a gym workout and a dance class. Indulge yourself with a pampering afternoon in Oasis Spa or enjoy retail therapy at the designer shops and boutiques around the atrium. Hone your cooking and chocolate-making skills at The Cookery Club or choose your partner for a leisurely game of deck quoits and shuffleboard. Britannia delivers you the cruise of your dreams.
Britannia offers a range of casual and speciality dining. There are three main dining rooms — Peninsular, Oriental and Meridian — and all serve a five-course dinner menu. Oriental offers traditional club dining with early or late sittings, while Meridian and Peninsular provide more flexible dining times. Horizon opens round-the-clock for light bites and international buffet-style dishes. There is also Lido Grill and a 'grab and go' counter by the pool. Market Cafe is a classic French-style patisserie from Eric Lanlard serving gourmet meze boards, crepes and gelatos.
Speciality restaurants include The Epicurean — offering modern afternoon tea and a fine dining menu — and Sindhu Restaurant which serves a fusion of Indian and British cuisines with exotic cocktails. There's also The Glass House, where every dish is paired with a glass of wine. The Limelight Club is an adult-only eatery that serves a dinner menu before transforming into a late-night entertainment and dancing venue. Celebrity chef dinners are also available on Britannia.
There is a bar or lounge to match your every mood. Unwind with a leisurely cappuccino in Java coffee bar after a day on shore. Brodie's Bar offers a relaxed traditional pub setting to enjoy quizzes and live football screenings during the day. In the evening, experience The Great British Beer Menu here. Relax with a glass of wine in The Glass House, with recommendations by celebrity wine expert, Olly Smith. The expert bar staff in The Blue Bar create signature cocktails in their own inimitable style before your eyes, or you can socialise with new-found friends as you enjoy amazing views in The Crow's Nest.
The entertainment on Britannia offers something to suit all ages. The Studio hosts guest speakers, films, game shows, and musical recitals, or you can take a twirl with your partner around the dance floor in The Crystal Room. Headliners Theatre presents Broadway-style shows, musical extravaganzas, acrobatic shows, and themed performances against a unique LED backdrop. Take your seat in The Live Lounge to enjoy comedy, live bands and tribute acts, or try your luck at the slot machines in the casino. Bring your day to a close in style with late-night dancing in The Limelight Club.
Day 1: Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and board P&O Britannia for your seven night cruise.
Day 2: St Peter Port, Guernsey
St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey and also its main port. Stroll around the harbour to hear the Noon Day Gun at Castle Cornet and explore the Maritime Museum. Pay a visit to the idyllic Candie Gardens or get up close to tropical marine life at the Guernsey Aquarium. Follow the Esplanade into the town centre to indulge in retail therapy on the High Street and in the Old Town. Step back to wartime at La Vallette Underground Military Museum or trace 1000 years of island history on the Baliwick of Guernsey Millennium Tapestry. Take a tour around Victor Hugo House in Hauteville where the author wrote 'Les Miserables' or go to see the seashell and pebble encrusted The Little Chapel.
Day 4: Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
Step ashore today at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge - gateway to the 'Venice of the North', Bruges. Float along Bruges’ network of canals, admiring the heritage buildings that line the shore. Take a stroll around the Markt Square with its towering Belfry or admire Michelangelo's marble Madonna and Child at the Church of Our Lady. Get up-close views of glittering jewels at the Diamond Museum, discover the world of chocolate making at the Choco-Story and learn the art of lace making at the Lace Centre. Visit the tranquil Beguinage commune before stepping round the corner to tour the De Halve Maan Brewery.
Day 5 - 6: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is your next port of call. See the city's oldest harbour, Oude Haven, before taking a look at the 'glass palace' of Van Nelle Fabriek — an UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the ever-changing exhibitions at the Kunsthal and the expansive collection of Dutch and European art at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Ride to the top of Euromast observation tower for 360-degree city-wide views, stop by Miniworld Rotterdam to view the city in miniature, or pop into the Kubuswoningen cube house and museum.
Day 8: Southampton, UK
Disembark in Southampton and make your way home.