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 at Southampton where you will board P&O Britannia and sail onwards to Stavanger.
Day 3: Stavanger, Norway
The gateway to Norways spectacularly scenic fjordland, Stavanger is also a town with its own rich heritage as it is regarded as the ‘Cradle of the Vikings’. Your ship will dock right next to Gamle Stavanger, the old quarter, with its collection of 200-year-old white wooden houses (considered national heritage monuments in their own right), 12th century cathedral modelled on Winchester Cathedral, markets, craft stores and art galleries. Look out, too, for the Three Swords monument in the Hafrsfjord rock recalling the Viking sea battle won by King Harald the Fairhair to create Norway as one kingdom back in the 9th century. This is on the way to a recreation of an Iron Age Farm at Jernaldergarden. The other major landmark is a short boat trip away through the delightful Stavanger archipelago to the 2,000ft high Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen).
Day 4: Olden, Innvikfjorden, Nordfjord - Norway
Olden, Innvikfjorden, and Nordfjord are popular destinations for cruise ships due to the stunning scenic beauty of the areas. Visit the small and pleasant village of Olden at the end of the Nordfjord; just a ten-minute walk from the quay brings you to shops, outlet stores, and plentiful cafes. Adventurers delight in one of Norway’s National Parks, Jostedalsbreen, and ride one of the steepest cable cars in the world to reveal the outstanding, panoramic vistas of the fjord landscape. Visit one of the most popular glaciers in Norway, Briksdal Glacier, or head to the Jostedalsbreen National Park Visitor Centre where you can learn about glaciers, avalanches, and see the animals in the park. Learn about the local culture at The Anders Svor Museum and the Nordfjord Folk Museum.
Day 5: Alesund, Norway
Step ashore at the Norwegian port of Alesund. This fishing town is found spread across several islands and is generally considered Norway's most beautiful city. Renowned for its cultural festivals, Alesund was rebuilt in 1904 following a huge fire and now features stunning Art Nouveau architecture to explore. Walk up Mount Askla for spectacular views; see the time capsule and Viking ship replicas at Jugendstilsenteret and Sunnmore Museums; feed the fish at Atlanterhavsparken; and enjoy coffee and cake at a waterfront cafe. There are a variety of hiking, biking and kayaking excursions to enjoy here, as well as lively bars and top restaurants serving local and international dishes.
Day 6: Bergen, Norway
The charming port city of Bergen is framed by seven hills on Norway's south-west shore. Bergen’s bustling waterfront and narrow streets of colourful half-timbered houses combine with a proud musical and maritime heritage. Ride the funicular railway up Mount Floyen for city views. Visit Troldhaugen Museum to see Edvard Grieg's musical heritage comes to life, or explore the artwork on display at KODE. The 900-year old Bryggen, a wharf that features museums and pubs, guides you through the city's sea-faring past, while locally-caught seafood can be found at Bergen Fish Market. Discover family fun at Bergen Science Centre and Bergen Aquarium, or explore the city's sights on a Segway tour.
Day 8: Southampton, UK
Disembark in Southampton and make your way home.