Monday, 16 February 2015

Britannia passengers will be ale and arty as P&O adds best of Britain

Britannia passengers will be ale and arty as P&O adds best of Britain

P&O Britannia Union Jack Designed Hull.

Talk about Drool Britannia!
Craft brewers from as far afield as Speyside and Dunbartonshire, Scotland, and the Isle of Man and Dorset, have been recruited to stock the shelves of P&O’s Brodie’s bar on its new ship – named in honour of its founding partner Brodie McGhie Willcox.
Among the 70 beers and ciders P&O Cruises are lining up are Black Sheep from Masham, North Yorks and Rutland Panther from Oakham. You’ll also find Admiral Lord Collingwood from Northumberland rubbing shoulders with a Knight of the Garter from Windsor and Eton.
And that’s not all. There’s Chocolate Tom from Cheshire, Bath’s Ginger Hare, Orange Peel from Devizes, Wilts, and Aberdeen’s Brew Dog.
With a couple (or more) beers inside them, passengers might be forgiven for doing a double take when they walk past a pair of artworks that best represent Britain today.
Best of British: One of the Spirit of Modern Britain artworks which will be displayed on board P&O's record-breaking new ship















The ship, being christened in Southampton on March 10, takes a prominent position but so does Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis with his beard represented by festival revellers and London’s Shard – which might be the tallest building in Europe but would be dwarfed by Britannia if it was stood on its stern.
Mary Berry, who is expected to be giving lessons in the Cookery School and Marco Pierre White, who is devising menus for gala dinners, are also there, along with faces less likely to be seen on board such as Posh and Becks, Boris Johnson and Simon Cowell.
Fares for seven nights on the biggest ship to be built for the British market start at £699pp.

See video of Britannia undergoing her first sea trials below

 Video of mv Britannia going through her paces