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P&O Cruises Flagship Britannia Emerges from a Multi-Million-Pound Refit

P&O Cruises Flagship Britannia Emerges from a Multi-Million-Pound Refit

Guest favourite, P&O Cruises Britannia, has set sail from Southampton following a multi-million-pound makeover, with the first guests experiencing the newly designed spaces and experiences this past weekend.
The changes, which were completed earlier this month, come ahead of Britannia’s 10th anniversary celebration cruise in 2025. The makeover includes a refreshed colour palette throughout the public spaces, suites and cabins; extension of the Loyalty and Cruise Sales area; enhancements of the space and dining choices in the Market Café; and a significant investment in the crew areas.

Bringing to life some of the distinctive design aspects from Iona and Arvia, the Sunset Bar has a new warm colour scheme and additional seating and the children’s splash area will see a colourful upgrade with interactive water features.

Following the success of the luxury gelato brand Snowflake on Iona and Arvia, the Market Café will now offer Snowflake’s first gelato-filled doughnuts at sea. Flavours will include chocolate, strawberry, sea-salted caramel, praline and vanilla, wrapped in a freshly baked doughnut and covered in a choice of three toppings.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Britannia is our flagship, and with her 10th anniversary celebration cruise next summer we know the importance of ensuring the ship looks its absolute best to deliver an elevated experience for our new and loyal guests.”

Britannia sets sail on the 10th anniversary celebration cruise on June 6, 2025, from Southampton, exploring the British Isles (B514). Ports of call will include Edinburgh (Newhaven), Kirkwall, Stornoway, Belfast, an overnight in Liverpool, and Cork (Cobh), with prices starting from £1,099 per person, based on two people sharing an inside cabin. More details of the celebration cruise, including special guest entertainers and other surprises, will be revealed later closer to the sailing.


For more information or to book a summer 2026 holiday, guests should call P&O Cruises on 03453 555 111, visit or visit a travel agent.