The UK’s largest cruise line P&O Cruises has revealed the name of it’s upcoming cruise ship. The new ship is called Britannia which is currently being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Malfalcone, Trieste Italy.
Britannia will be the largest ever cruise ship which has been purpose built for the UK market. The ship will be a massive 141,000 tons and will be able to carry 3,600 passengers. most of the passengers are expected to be British with a small percentage of international guests too. It was David Dingle, CEO of Carnival UK which owns P&O who made the announcement.
The new ship is expected to debut in February 2015 and will start normal sailings in March of the same year. Passengers will experience a contemporary type of cruising which will be set for the British market. The ship is designed by London based Richmond International for the first time. Inside there will be open flowing areas with dedicated designs for specific lounges. Many spaces around the ship will also be designed to cater for new cruisers and existing ones. Britannia will have the best of the best with ideas and design from older ships like Aurora and Oriana and then a more up beat modern look from the cruise lines latest ships Ventura and Azura.
New technology will be introduced with the new ship in many different ways. This could be from entertainment onboard and all the different types of bars and dining areas.
What do you think of the Britannia? Would you want to cruise on her?