Britannia by Numbers. 3, 2, 1, Let’s Sail!


As the biggest ever ship built for the British market, the launch of P&O’s Britannia has caused quite the buzz! So much so that Her Majesty the Queen was even on-hand to officially christen the vessel. Now that’s some serious sway. To celebrate, we’ve put together a numbers driven low-down of some of her most impressive features.

1082 – This is how long Britannia is in feet. If she was flipped vertically, this would make the vessel taller than the Eiffel Tower!

141,000 – In total, Britannia weighs in at a titanic 141,000 tonnes!

1837 – There’s plenty of choice on the Britannia, which boasts 1837 cabins

27 – Flying solo, Britannia features 27 specially designed singles cabins

4372 – Britannia is capable of hosting a huge 4372 passengers. That’s more than the capacity of the Royal Albert Hall!

22 – Despite her size, Britannia is able to clock up an impressive 22 knots

1350 – Sailing with Britannia? You’ll be treated to five star customer service from the ship’s 1350 crew members

443 – On par with the London Eye, Britannia stands 443 feet tall

27 – Love to eat, drink and be merry? On-board Britannia you’ll find 27 venues to get your fill

70 – Britannia is a brew lovers paradise, with 70 beers, ales and ciders sourced from across the UK

6000 – Cultured and erudite, Britannia is peppered with 6000 works of art

20 – Fancy a sundowner G&T? Britannia’s bartenders serve up 20 artisan gins from around the world. Whether you choose lemon, lime or cucumber is up to you

61,600 – Four swimming pools, 61,600 gallons of water and a whole lot of splashing are set to take place on Britannia’s decks

660 – Shop ‘till you drop at Britannia’s 660 square metres of retail space

473 – Ships like this don’t come cheap, with Britannia’s total build cost estimated at £473 million

3 – She may be one-of-a-kind but in total, three ships have sailed under the name Britannia

Ready for more?

Want to be a part of the action? Head over to Cruise 1st where you’ll find some amazing deals on Britannia voyages to Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and more!

Sail on the biggest ever ship built for the British market!

Images courtesy of P&O Cruises


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Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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