Friday, 26 September 2014

The finishing touches

The finishing touches


We've put the finishing touches to the brand new livery on the newest ship in our fleet; Britannia. She's the largest ship built for Britain and will be officially named in her glittering naming ceremony in Southampton in March 2015.
The bold new look on the bow features the world's largest contemporary version of the Union Flag, which required huge volumes of paint! In total, we needed 280 litres of red paint , 40 litres red for the shadow, 80 litres of blue, 20 litres of blue for the shadow and 160 litres for the big logo of P&O Cruises on the front of the bow.
Britannia will also have two distinctive blue funnels carrying an illuminated rising sun motif, which depicts the Oriental part of the Peninsular and Oriental (P&O) name on our coat of arms.
When working to full capacity, Britannia’s four engines will generate 62.4 Megawatts or 84,000 horsepower which is equivalent to the power generated by 168 supercars, allowing the 141,000 ton ship to cruise at a speed of 22 knots.