The first guests in 15 months were welcomed by P&O Cruises earlier, as Britannia departed Southampton for a four-night summer sailing around the UK coast.
P&O Cruises ships anchored locally, Ventura, Arcadia and Aurora, and those of sister brand Cunard, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, celebrated the occasion with a horn-sounding departure salute as Britannia left the Port of Southampton.
Britannia will sail a series of three-, four- and seven-night UK coastal cruises until September 25th, when western Mediterranean itineraries will commence prior to her winter Caribbean season.
Iona’s maiden voyage will be on August 7th, and she will then sail weekly seven-night scenic coastal cruises, before beginning Atlantic coast holidays.
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