Britannia joined the P&O Cruises' fleet 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. Escape to the Retreat adult-only spa terrace for an hour or so while the kids have fun with the clubs and activities at The Reef. Innovations such as The Cookery Club and The Studio add to your on-board experience too. Days in port open up a world of sightseeing, thrilling adventures, and cultural activities, either independently or on an organised excursion.
There are three main dining rooms on Britannia — 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 Freedom Dining. 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. The Glass House pairs every mouth-watering dish with a glass of wine. The Limelight Club is an adult-only eatery that hosts a gourmet dinner before transforming into a late-night entertainment and dancing venue. Celebrity chef-hosted 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 ashore. Brodie's Bar combines a relaxed traditional pub setting with quizzes, live football screenings, and the chance to experience The Great British Beer Menu. 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. Socialise with new-found friends over an artisan gin and tonic as you enjoy amazing views in The Crow's Nest.
Indulge yourself with a pampering afternoon in Oasis Spa or hone your cooking and chocolate-making skills at The Cookery Club. 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: Fly Newcastle to Barbados
Fly from Newcastle to Barbados and be transferred to the port to embark on board Britannia.
Day 3: Bonaire
Bonaire is a small island with a stunning desert landscape and is perfect for divers and snorkelers. Visit the spectacular National Marine Park and explore miles of pristine coral reef, or make new friends at the Donkey Sanctuary. Enjoy a panoramic drive along the beautiful northern coastline, where you can gaze out at the spectacular colour contrasts of the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel in the shallow waters of Lac Bay and discover young fish, sea stars and sponges in the crystal clear waters.
Day 5: Grenada
Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising smaller surrounding islands and a main island also called Grenada. Referred to as the 'Spice Isle', Grenada is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. A crater lake in an extinct volcano, Grand Etang Lake, is a fascinating visit. Discover the art of traditional-style rum-making at River Antoine Rum Distillery and marvel at scenic views from the hilltop historic site Fort George. The cascading waters and lush surroundings of Annandale Falls will leave you in awe and the pretty harbour and fishing destination of The Carenage is the perfect place for a peaceful stroll along the water's edge. Splash in the water, sunbathe, or snorkel near the powder-white shores of Grand Anse Beach.
Day 6: St. Vincent
St. Vincent is found between Grenada and St. Lucia in the Caribbean Sea. The island is famous for its white-sand beaches, clear water and colourful markets making it ideal for relaxation. Stroll through the oldest botanical gardens in the western hemisphere or enjoy exciting water sports as you explore the coastline. St. Vincent's capital city, Kingston, features a bustling harbour, Georgian architecture, cobbled streets, and friendly cafes. Head to Fort Charlotte, built in the 1800s, for great views and a collection of art; then travel to Mesopotamia Valley to see banana plantations. Visit the busy public market, before enjoying breadfruit, chicken, mahi mahi, lobster, sweet potatoes, hot peppers, and local rum for dinner.
Day 7: St. Lucia
Arrive in St. Lucia and experience some of the Caribbean's most dramatic scenery. The island's natural landscape features the majestic Piton Mountains, pristine beaches lined with palm trees and miles of unspoiled rainforest. Shop for souvenirs at the colourful Central Market in Castries — the capital city, snorkel in the crystalline waters of Half-Moon Bay and enjoy a picnic on a lemon grass lawn at Pigeon Island National Park.
Day 9: St. Kitts
St. Kitts is renowned for its rainforest mountains and picturesque beaches with white, grey and black sands. Head to the Circus Square marketplace for a great selection of local produce and textiles, follow rainforest trekking trails up to a dormant volcano, or, why not simply relax one of the sun-drenched beaches that surround the island?
Day 10: Antigua
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 11: St. Maarten
This minute island offers a cosmopolitan culture, first-class dining scenes, international shopping, and a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. Savour delicious barbecued meats in street cafes and dance to calypso sounds at a barefoot beach bar. Head to the ruins of the French and Dutch forts which overlook the Caribbean Sea, or visit Philipsburg waterfront for duty-free shopping.
Day 13-14: Barbados
The Eastern Caribbean Island of Barbados, part of the independent British Commonwealth Nation, encompasses beautiful beaches, exciting landmarks, and friendly locals. Sun worshippers should spend a day at Bottom Bay, considered to be one of the best beaches on the island. For family-friendly fun, why not sample some Bajan cuisine and maybe even try jet-skiing at the popular Mullins Beach? Visit St Nicholas Abbey and learn about the island’s history as well as the rum distillery. Head to Harrison’s Cave which allows you to delve deep into the cave surrounded by natural wildlife. See the monkeys and other animals roaming freely around the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Take a stroll around the scenic garden park with tropical trees at the Flower Forest.
Day 15: Fly Barbados to Newcastle
Disembark in Barbados and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.