Travelling on Britannia - all you need to know about the ship

Date: 19th June 2018
Author: Helen Cator

So, you have booked a cruise and are preparing for the holiday of a lifetime on board Britannia – but what do you need to know about the ship? Here is a quick low down on all the amenities you can expect to find on board the P & O Cruises flagship.

Britannia is often described by past guests as a five-star hotel on the sea thanks to its luxurious design and feel. The ship has been designed with an impressive atrium, sumptuous cabins and all of the entertainment and activities you could want while on board.

Britannia is one of the biggest ships ever built for the British marketplace and has been specifically designed for the modern British holiday-maker, with tea-making facilities and three-pin plug sockets in every cabin.

Will I get bored on board?

With a cruise on board Britannia there is no opportunity to get bored as there are so many entertainment venues available every night of the holiday. The ship includes more than 10 places to dine, from cafes to luxury restaurants.

There are more than 10 relaxing places to unwind, whether you choose to lie by the pool with a book or treat yourself to a pampering massage in the spa. The ship also has a fully equipped gym for those who want to keep fit while relaxing.

Is there entertainment on the ship?

There are more than seven entertainment venues including a cinema and theatre, and if you are travelling with children there are children’s clubs and a night nursery on board to keep them entertained while you relax.

For the adults there are bars, pubs and places to meet and make new friends and socialise while on board, so there really is something for everyone.

The ship is one of the largest out there, weighing 143,000 Tons, and is able to carry 3,647 passengers as well as its 1,350 crew members, making it perfect for families with plenty of room and lots of things to do every day.

Britannia offers the perfect balance, bringing the opportunity to enjoy quality time together as well as time separately. From hassle-free mealtimes to carefree days out, they really have got it all covered.

What’s the accommodation like?

The accommodation on board is also very comfortable, with cabins featuring berths which work like bunk beds or sofa beds. There are free activities for all ages of children, including children’s clubs and organised entertainment such as crafts and sports. There is also a splash zone area for kids.

When leaving the ship there are plenty of family-friendly trips available so be sure to check out all the trips to the ports on your ship before you leave so you can book places and plan ahead.

For adults, there are also plenty of activities including yoga, pilates and other fitness classes, as well as theatre shows, comedy, music and cabaret to watch. There are opportunities to dress up on black tie evenings as well as the beautiful spa to relax in and unwind.

With your trip on Britannia all booked and ready, don’t forget to book your parking for the holiday as well so you really can relax and have peace of mind that your car is being looked after while you are on board. Call us at Penguin Parking to book your place.

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