P&O Cruises

13-night Spain and Portugal

Britannia

It's Time For Britannia. Inspired by the past. Designed for the future.

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Itinerary highlights
Boats in Southampton Harbour Southampton United Kingdom
La Coruña Spain
Cadiz Spain
Ship highlights
Photo of the Market Cafe Market Cafe
Photo of the The Cookery Club The Cookery Club
Photo of the New Horizons New Horizons
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25 Apr 2021
£1,049 £949
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25 Apr 2021
£1,249 £999
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The itinerary

Southampton is the UK's largest and busiest cruise port, catering for over 1.5 million passengers every year. Located just a two hour drive out of London, or an 80-minute train journey, Southampton has a rich history on display across the city's museums and cultural venues, as well as leading shopping shopping outlets, many restaurants and bars, and award-winning public parks. Walking around the city centre, you'll see many remnants of the ancient city walls, don't miss the Bargate Monument – a Grade I-listed medieval gatehouse. Further afield, you can take in the sights of nearby cities of Portsmouth and Winchester, or visit the world-renowned heritage site of Stonehenge.

Boats in Southampton Harbour

Day 2At Sea

La Coruña, the largest city in Spain's Galicia region, is among the country's busiest ports. The remote Galicia area is tucked into the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, surprising visitors with its green and misty countryside that is so much unlike other parts of Spain. The name "Galicia" is Celtic in origin, for it was the Celts who occupied the region around the 6th-century BC and erected fortifications. La Coruña was already considered an important port under the Romans. They were followed by an invasion of Suevians, Visigoths and, much later in 730, the Moors. It was after Galicia was incorporated into the Kingdom of Asturias that the epic saga of the Pilgrimage to Santiago (St. James) began. From the 15th century, overseas trade developed rapidly; in 1720, La Coruña was granted the privilege of trading with America - a right previously only held by Cadiz and Seville. This was the great era when adventurous men voyaged to the colonies and returned with vast riches. Today, the city's significant expansion is evident in three distinct quarters: the town centre located along the isthmus; the business and commercial centre with wide avenues and shopping streets; and the "Ensanche" to the south, occupied by warehouses and factories. Many of the buildings in the old section feature the characteristic glazed façades that have earned La Coruña the name "City of Crystal." Plaza Maria Pita, the beautiful main square, is named after the local heroine who saved the town in 1589 when she seized the English standard from the beacon and gave the alarm, warning her fellow townsmen of the English attack.

Day 4At Sea

Believed to be the oldest town on the Iberian Peninsula, the Andalusian port of Cádiz enjoys a stunning location at the edge of a six-mile promontory. The town itself, with 3,000 years of history, is characterised by pretty white houses with balconies often adorned with colourful flowers. As you wander around be sure to take a stroll through the sizeable Plaza de Espãna, with its large monument dedicated to the first Spanish constitution, which was signed here in 1812. Cádiz has two pleasant seafront promenades which boast fine views of the Atlantic Ocean, and has a lovely park, the Parque Genoves, located close to the sea with an open-air theatre and attractive palm garden. Also notable is the neo-Classical cathedral, capped by a golden dome.

A gateway to so many Andalucian attractions and Costa del Sol resorts, Spanish cruise port Malaga stands out in its own right as a vibrant destination with its own unique character. This second city of Andalucia has many Moorish influences, seen at their best in the stunning Alcazaba. Built on the site of a Roman fortress between the 8th and 11th Centuries, the castle's huge walls and fortified gates ensure a grand entrance. Inside, a restored Roman amphitheatre now acts as an outdoor entertainment centre. Immediately behind the Alcazaba and rising high above the city with spectacular views, are the ruins of the 14th century Moorish castle, Gibralfaro. Malaga-born Picasso is recognised with a history of the artist's life at the city's fascinating Picasso Foundation.

Day 7At Sea

Valencia, Spain's third-largest municipality, is a proud city with a thriving nightlife and restaurant scene, quality museums, and spectacular contemporary architecture, juxtaposed with a thoroughly charming historic quarter, making it a popular destination year in year out. The city represents the essence of contemporary Spain—daring design and architecture along with experimental cuisine—but remains deeply conservative and proud of its traditions. Though it faces the Mediterranean, Valencia's history and geography have been defined most significantly by the River Turia and the fertile huerta that surrounds it. Modern Valencia was best known for its frequent disastrous floods until the River Turia was diverted to the south in the late 1950s. Since then the city has been on a steady course of urban beautification. The lovely bridges that once spanned the Turia look equally graceful spanning a wandering municipal park, and the spectacularly futuristic Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), most of it designed by Valencia-born architect Santiago Calatrava, has at last created an exciting architectural link between this river town and the Mediterranean. If you're in Valencia, an excursion to Albufera Nature Park is a worthwhile day trip.

A Mediterranean city and naval station located in the Region of Murcia, southeastern Spain, Cartagena’s sheltered bay has attracted sailors for centuries. The Carthaginians founded the city in 223BC and named it Cartago Nova; it later became a prosperous Roman colony, and a Byzantine trading centre. The city has been the main Spanish Mediterranean naval base since the reign of King Philip II, and is still surrounded by walls built during this period. Cartagena’s importance grew with the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century, when the Navidad Fortress was constructed to protect the harbour. In recent years, traces of the city’s fascinating past have been brought to light: a well-preserved Roman Theatre was discovered in 1988, and this has now been restored and opened to the public. During your free time, you may like to take a mini-cruise around Cartagena's historic harbour: these operate several times a day, take approximately 40 minutes and do not need to be booked in advance. Full details will be available at the port.

Day 10At Sea

Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city's terraced hillsides. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.

The city of Lisbon, Portugal

Day 12At Sea

Day 13At Sea

Southampton is the UK's largest and busiest cruise port, catering for over 1.5 million passengers every year. Located just a two hour drive out of London, or an 80-minute train journey, Southampton has a rich history on display across the city's museums and cultural venues, as well as leading shopping shopping outlets, many restaurants and bars, and award-winning public parks. Walking around the city centre, you'll see many remnants of the ancient city walls, don't miss the Bargate Monument – a Grade I-listed medieval gatehouse. Further afield, you can take in the sights of nearby cities of Portsmouth and Winchester, or visit the world-renowned heritage site of Stonehenge.

Boats in Southampton Harbour

The ship Britannia

It's Time For Britannia. Inspired by the past. Designed for the future.

Capacity
3647
Cabins
1836
Total crew
1350
Length
1082m

Food and drink

The ship features speciality restaurants, grand main dining rooms and a host of café’s and snack bars. From elegant fine dining to self-service buffets, there's a wide choice of flexible, casual and club dining options to suit everyone.

Market Cafe

Master Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard has long wowed the culinary world with his passion for baking. And now he’s bringing his expertise to... Read more

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French

The Limelight Club

Reigniting the tradition of the supper club, TheLimelight Club brings guests a dining experience that has more than great food on the... Read more

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Classic

The Glass House

Enthusiastic, award-winning wine expert and self-proclaimed foodie, Olly Smith is known for his exuberant TV appearances and writes a weekly wine column... Read more

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Wine

Sindhu

Sindhu will showcase an elegant fusion of Indian and British cuisine featuring sublime flavours. The Soft Shell Crab and Squid Salad is... Read more

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Indian

Meridian Restaurant

For guests who like to escape the usual routine on holiday, they’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early... Read more

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Classic

Oriental Restaurant

Taking its name from the 'O' in P&O (Peninsular and Oriental Steam Company), this elegant and welcoming dining room is all about... Read more

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Asian

Peninsular Restaurant

Taking its name from the 'P' in P&O (Peninsular and Oriental Steam Company) The Peninsular Restaurant seats almost 500 people. Adorned with... Read more

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Classic

The Grill

All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work! With a variety of grilled treats created by Marco Pierre White, visit the... Read more

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Bbq

Entertainment

There's never a dull moment...

P&O Cruises offers the very best in cruise entertainment. Days can be filled with as much or as little as you want, whilst evenings are no doubt the social highlight. When the sun goes down your ship begins to come alive with the hum of conversation and music, and you can be sure of a memorable night.

The Blue Bar

Elegant. Sophisticated. Refined.The Blue Bar will find guests cosseted in the ship’s very heart with a view of Britannia’s stunning starburst sculpture... Read more

Headlines Theatre

Raising the curtain on the digital era. Britannia introduces a new era of on board entertainment. With its stunning LED backdrop, her... Read more

Deck Shows

Brand new for P&O Cruises, spectacular deck shows. Get ready for an explosion of light, colour and sound, using the latest technology... Read more

Crystal Room

Where better to hone dancing skills than in the glamorous setting of the Crystal Room? Expert teachers will have guests effortlessly gliding,... Read more

The Live Lounge

This buzzing venue will play host to singers, comedians, tribute acts and live bands. And when the entertainment’s over, the dancing begins... Read more

The Studio

A multi-purpose, state-of-the art venue. This will be the place to come for anything and everything from talks, guest speakers, cookery demos,... Read more

The Limelight Club

A first for P&O Cruises, The Limelight Club is an adults only venue that combines great food with dazzling entertainment – a... Read more

The Crow's Nest

Britannia’s elegant Crow’s Nest on the Lido Deck (deck 16), combines traditional nautical touches with a real sense of modernity. By day,... Read more

Pool Bars

These full-service, outdoor bars are an excellent place to cool off with a refreshing cocktail while sunbathing.

With a bandstands and plentiful loungers... Read more

Brodie's Bar

Discover the largest selection of British beers at sea in Brodie's Bar on deck 6. There are over 70 different bottled beers,... Read more

Shopping

Whether guests are after a designer scent, a new handbag or dress, or perhaps some new jewellery for formal night, Britannia’s shops... Read more

Atrium

The three tier feature Atrium is just the place for a coffee and a spot of people-watching. With its intricate 'starburst' chandelier... Read more

Health and fitness

From the revitalising hydrotherapy pool, to the state of the art gymnasium, there's plenty of facilities onboard to refresh your mind, body and soul. Passengers can enjoy luxury massages and treatments in the Oasis Spa, or head out to the top deck sports court for a spot of tennis.

Sports Court

Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football,... Read more

Gymnasium

Passengers can watch the waves as they work out with all the latest equipment, including exercise bikes, rowing machines, running machines, steppers,... Read more

Oasis Spa

With superb ocean views and relaxing cream décor, the tranquil Oasis Spa is the perfect place to relax and be pampered. In... Read more

Swimming Pools

Enjoy a leisurely dip in the pool or simply relax on deck and soak up the sun on one of our sun... Read more

The Retreat

The Retreat, Britannia's alfresco spa terrace has it all. By day, sit back and relax on one of the inviting shaded cabanas... Read more

Kids and teens

As a family friendly ship, Britannia offers a wide range of options for the whole family, including a variety of just-for-kids activities.

The Reef

The Reef children’s club caters for all ages, combining fun with education and a whole host of activities organized daily by qualified... Read more

Family Shore Excursions

A whole range of tours have been designed especially for families, meaning your time ashore will be as stress free as the... Read more

Night Nursery

The Night Nursery is a complimentary service available for children aged between 6 months and 4 years of age, and is open... Read more

Enrichment

The ship's fantastic New Horizons programme offers to passengers the chance to leave their cruise with a new hobby, skill or passion. With classes ranging from cookery, and ballroom dancing, to feng shui and tai chi, passengers can search for true enlightenment.

The Cookery Club

Take lessons from a great chef on your holiday
A deliciously unique innovation, guests can create their very own culinary masterpieces here under... Read more

New Horizons

The New Horizons programme gives guests the chance to discover new interests through a variety of activity classes. Topics include: wine tasting,... Read more

Dance Classes

There are coupled dance instructors onboard who offer a variety of dance lessons. The main types of dance offered are ballroom and... Read more

Library

The ship's well-stocked library is perfect for finding a great book to enjoy by the pool. Choose from an extensive range of... Read more

Fitness Classes

A wide range of fitness classes such as yoga, tai chi and meditation, take place in the tranquil Retreat.

Art Gallery

Take in beautiful paintings, prints and sculptures by artists around the world.
Oceana’s art gallery features works by both famous and up and... Read more

Useful info

Special Dietary Requirements

The ship can cater for the following diets; vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant /dairy free, gluten /wheat... Read more

Disabled Facilites

Fully accessible adapted cabins and suites are available, which are suitable for wheelchair / mobility scooter users. Passengers with a disability which... Read more

Age Restrictions

As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when... Read more

Dress Code

The ship operates three styles of dress code: Smart, Evening Casual and Black Tie.

On Smart evenings ladies typically wear tailored trousers and... Read more

Smoking & E-cigarette Policy

There are dedicated areas onboard where smoking is permitted. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside cabin or on cabin... Read more

Drinks Packages

We are currently reviewing all our beverage packages to give our guests more choice. Packages are available to purchase on board, however... Read more

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