Rule Britannia!

by Culture Liverpool

MS BritanniaMS Britannia, also the largest liner constructed for P&O Cruises, will make her Mersey debut in July  2015, as part of her special round-Britain cruise.

The Britannia is currently being built in Italy but once complete, will embrace a bold new 94 metre Union Flag on her bow displaying the longest version of the Flag anywhere in the world.

The new style represents a contemporary approach to cruising which looks to the future, whilst celebrating the past. The new imagery on the bow will be sympathetic to Britannia’s sweeping lines and enhance her presence across the world in port and at sea.

Her other distinctive features include blue funnels carrying an illuminated rising sun motif which depicts the Oriental part of the Peninsular and Oriental (P&O) name on the company’s Coat of Arms.

‘Britannia’ has a historical resonance for P&O Cruises, as two previous ships connected to the company have held this prestigious name. The first entered service in 1835 for the General Steam Navigation Company (which later became The Peninsular Steam Navigation Company) whilst the second entered service in 1887 to mark the Golden Jubilee of both Queen Victoria and P&O itself.

Britannia will be on her maiden round – Britain 12-night cruise departing from Southampton on July 6, 2015, and has a capacity of 3,647 passengers.

Culture Liverpool and Liverpool Cruise Terminal look forward to welcoming Britannia in 2015 with our famously friendly welcome, which is now becoming  synonymous with every visiting cruise ship to our city!

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