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: Newcastle, UK to Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly from Newcastle and arrive in Barbados. Be transferred to the port to board P&O Britannia for your fourteen-night Caribbean cruise.
Day 3: Curacao
The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is home to beautiful colonial architecture and beaches. Head to Cas Abao or Playa Porto Marie to soak up the sun or, for the more adventurous, try out scuba diving and snorkelling at Playa Lagun. Visit Handelskade and stroll along the picturesque stretch of pier to admire the brightly-coloured Dutch colonial buildings across St Anna Bay. Uncover over 450 species of plants and native wildlife along the driving and hiking trails around Christoffel National Park. Kura Hulanda Museum offers a wide range of artefacts, relics, and artworks which trace the history of the African slave trade on Curacao. Finish off your day enjoying a coffee whilst admiring the boats sailing through the open arm of the floating Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.
Day 4: Oranjestad, Aruba
Today, you can admire the picture-perfect beaches and exotic flowers of Oranjestad — Aruba's main port and capital city. Stroll around the Dutch colonial buildings and shop for chocolates, Dutch-made porcelain, and jewellery — particularly gold which was mined here during the 19th century. If you love the sand and sea, you have Eagle Beach, Baby Beach and Arashi Beach all within easy reach. Step on the ferry to Palm Island and relax on white sand or splash around at the water park. Take an off-road vehicle tour of the wild north-east coast or visit a former gold mine. You can also explore the Quadiriki and Fontein Caves at Arikok National Park; get close to animals at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba and Aruba Ostrich Farm; and dine at one of the city's seafood restaurants on the waterfront.
Day 6: Kingstown, St Vincent
Kingstown is the capital and main commercial centre of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The city has a vibrant buzz of car horns, street vendors and music which can be heard throughout the narrow streets. Kingstown is surrounded by steep hills and natural beauty. Palm trees line the streets and Fort Charlotte is the perfect spot the gaze at the stunning views of the city. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of St Vincent Botanical Gardens, the oldest in the West Indies. A trip to St George's Anglican Cathedral shouldn't be missed; the stained glass will take your breath away.
Day 7: St George's, Grenada
Stop at St. George's on the 'Spice Island' of Grenada. Nestling alongside horseshoe-shaped Carenage harbour, the cobbled streets of St. George's are lined with pretty pastel-coloured heritage buildings. Step back in time at Grenada National Museum or explore Fort George and Fort Frederick. Head to the golden sand of Grand Anse Beach for a morning of sunbathing. The submerged gallery at Underwater Sculpture Park is a unique sight, or you can discover how the island's spices are grown and processed at Dougalston Spice Estate. Venture further to view local wildlife at Grand Etang National Park and cascading waters at Annandale Falls.
Day 8: Castries, St Lucia
Arrive in Castries, the capital city of St Lucia. Step ashore and shop for bargains at La Place Carenage Shopping Plaza in downtown Castries, or venture to the heart of the city to the vibrant Central Market. Pay a visit to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Derek Walcott Square and the Government House; before climbing to the top of Morne Fortune to view Fort Charlotte. Spend a few hours at Vigie Beach or head south to Marigot Bay. Take an island tour and admire the majestic Piton Mountains, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Half-Moon Bay, or enjoy a picnic on a lemon grass lawn at Pigeon Island National Park.
Day 10: Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis
Basseterre is the capital city of St Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. Explore the shops and bars of The Circus or pay a visit to the cathedral, courthouse, and fountain of Independence Square. On the outskirts of the city, you'll discover Fairview Great House and Botanical Gardens and to the northwest are Romney Manor and the Wingfield Estate. Take a ride on the St Kitts Scenic Railway to discover deep ravines, black-sand beaches, and Mount Liamuiga volcano. Admire the views over sugarcane fields from the 17th-century Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.
Day 11: St John's, Antigua & Barbuda
St. John's on Antigua is your next stop. This pretty capital city not only gives you access to Antigua's 365 stunning beaches, but is also packed with attractions including English Harbour and the historic Nelson's Dockyard. A visit to the colourful St. John's street market is a must, and you also find great shopping and dining in Heritage Quay. Travel to Shirley Heights Lookout for superb views of English and Falmouth Harbours. A 90-minute ferry ride from Bryson Wharf takes you to Antigua's sister island, Barbuda, to explore the Arawak Caves and Frigate Bird Sanctuary.
Day 12: Philipsburg, St Maarten
The ship drops anchor today at St Maarten's Dutch capital city - Philipsburg. Stroll along the shops on bustling Front Street or enjoy a couple of hours’ beach time on Great Bay beach. Fly through the trees at the Fly Zone at Loterie Farm or explore the island by quad bike. See local plant and animal life at St Maarten Zoological and Botanical Garden, and caterpillars and butterflies at the Butterfly Farm. You can also swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery Anguilla or admire heart-stopping views in the Pic du Paradis hills.
Day 14: Bridgetown, Barbados
It's easy to see why Barbados is known as 'Little England' with its Georgian houses, Lord Nelson Statue and Parliament Square. Indulge in retail therapy on Broad Street, admire stunning views and rugged island landscapes on a jeep island safari, or visit the dramatic stalactites and stalagmites of Harrison's Cave. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience - sail on a catamaran to swim with once-endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles.
Day 15: Bridgetown, Barbados to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Newcastle.