Owned by Carnival and operated by P&O Cruises she was ordered in 2011 and laid down on 15 May 2013. Built in Italy by Fincantieri she departed the shipyard on 27 February 2015 for Southampton where she was officially named by Queen Elizabeth II at the Ocean Terminal on 10 March 2015.
Britannia is the third P&O vessel to bear the name. The first entered service in 1835 for the General Steam Navigation Company which went on to become the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company. The second vessel entered service in 1887 and was one of four vessels ordered to mark the golden jubilee of P&O and Queen Victoria.
She can carry 4,324 passengers in over 1,800 cabins and suites and has a crew of 1398.
Powered by twin Wärtsilä 12V46F & 14V46F & propulsion electric motors she has a top speed of over 21 Knots.
MMSI - 235106595
REG - UK, Southampton
IMO - 9614036
Call Sign - 2HHG5
Passenger Cruise Ship
Built - Fincantieri, Monfalcone, IT
Yard No. - 6231
L 330m W 44m
Year - 2015
Southampton, 11 April 2015