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Last Friday I toured Britannia as part of a press/media visit, and spent about three hours aboard her. There were quite a lot of people aboard – most were on passenger visits – and we were able to explore the ship pretty thoroughly. This post, and a couple of others, will give my impression on […]

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Visit to Britannia on Friday

I’m going on a visit to Britannia this coming Friday. I’ll be on board with a small media party for Just a few hours. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some pictures of interiors – cabins, bars, restaurants, and other spaces – and of course even if I can’t get (useable) pictures, I shall be […]

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Britannia Naming images

Andrew Sassoli-Walker was working hard again this morning, taking pictures of the naming of Britannia. He has very kindly sent me half-a-dozen, which you can see below. As ever, the images are © Andrew Sassoli-Walker.

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I received an email from Carnival Corp & Plc Investor Relations this afternoon (disclosure: I am a Carnival Corp & Plc shareholder, with just enough shares to receive the shareholders’ benefit). It was headed “Carnival Corporation Launches First of Two New Ships in 2015 as World’s Largest Cruise Company Continues to Enhance its Industry-Leading Fleet”, […]

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This is the moment the champagne bottle smashed on Britannia’s side. (I really did snatch this image: it was posted in the P&O Cruises Facebook page by ‘Dave Monk’. I don’t know how he grabbed it. But I acknowledge his authorship of the image.)

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More Britannia images

I’ve received some images of Britannia from Andrew Sassoli-Walker. He was in one of the principal boats with Britannia and got the shots you can see below. He described the conditions as “probably the best light conditions for photography on the water I’ve ever experienced“, and I’m sure you’ll agree that the images below bear […]

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Britannia arrives

P&O’s Britannia has arrived in Southampton. She stuck pretty much to her timetable, I believe – certainly AIS showed her meeting the pilot boat off the Nab at just about 10 o’clock, and all the (many) posts on Facebook have suggested that she has been very prompt. And the weather was good – much better […]

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Britannia's arrival schedule

ABP (Southampton) have posted some details for the arrival of Britannia on Friday. This is very much from a ‘port management’ perspective – it’s worth remembering that in the case of Southampton the harbour master is actually an ABP employee. Here’s a link to the full Notice. This is the expected timetable for the arrival: […]

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P&O have today issued the following announcement: P&O Cruises is pleased to announce that her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will name the new P&O Cruises vessel Britannia at ocean Terminal, Southampton, on Tuesday March 10, 2015. Here’s a link to the page about it on the P&O […]

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Will Her Majesty name Britannia?

It looks possible that it will be Her Majesty who will name P&O’s new ship Britannia on 10 March. As yet there’s no indication from P&O as to who will be performing the naming, but I spotted a post on Cruise Critic that pointed out that Her Majesty will be in the area on the […]

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