P&O Cruises will welcome Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, to Southampton today to launch the new vessel, Britannia. The naming will be a milestone in British maritime history and will be an event of great national interest.
P&O Cruises’ new ship Britannia has arrived at its home port in Southampton ahead of its official naming ceremony on Tuesday, when Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will name the new vessel.
P&O Cruises has announced Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will official launch the new P&O Cruises vessel Britannia. The naming ceremony will take place at Ocean Terminal, Southampton on Tuesday March 10th.
P&O Cruises has officially taken delivery of Britannia – the largest cruise ship ever designed specifically for the British holiday market. The handover ceremony took place in Trieste, Italy, and was attended by Carnival UK executive chairman, David Dingle, senior executives from P&O Cruises, as well as senior teams from the shipyard Fincantieri, where Britannia was built.
P&O Cruises has announced it has partnered with Stackla - the social content aggregation, curation and publishing platform - as part of a move designed to showcase cruise holidays through the eyes of real travellers. P&O Cruises has worked with Stackla to launch a ‘Social Wall’ - a new addition to the website which brings together images of cruise holidays as enjoyed by recent P&O Cruises customers.
Baking queen Mary Berry will head a line up of the UK’s best loved chefs hosting cookery lessons onboard P&O Cruises new ship Britannia this year. Ten celebrity chefs will be on a number of Britannia’s sailings throughout the year during which they will run cookery classes, host exclusive chef’s table dinners, participate in Q&A sessions and book signings.
As another Fab-u-lous series of Strictly Come Dancing draws to a close, P&O Cruises has announced the line-up for its hugely popular Strictly themed cruises in 2015
P&O Cruises is celebrating raising over £600,000 for charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support. The business has worked in partnership with Macmillan for the last two years, and the money raised by employees and customers will fund local Macmillan projects to help ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.
P&O Cruises ship Aurora has returned to the seas following a £32 million refit in Hamburg. Aurora is the first ship in the P&O Cruises fleet to receive the bold new livery design. She left Hamburg this morning and will arrive in Southampton on Thursday evening having spent the last 20 days with 1,200 contractors working to make ready for her Christmas and New Year cruise.
In addition to P&O Cruises popular Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises, passengers can now slip on their dancing shoes as P&O Cruises ups the tempo with its first “official” Strictly Come Dancing contests on all ships.
There was great excitement at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard near Trieste in Italy today as the engines of Britain’s biggest cruise ship, Britannia, were started up for the first time by Formula One racing presenter Suzi Perry.
When the doors of the country’s newest cookery school, The Cookery Club, open next March on Britannia, Britain’s largest cruise ship, it will offer the most comprehensive schedule of classes for all ages and abilities as it travels the world.