The largest cruise ship of P&O Cruises, Britannia, this morning arrived in Liverpool as part of her maiden cruise around the British Isles.

Britannia is the largest cruise ship, in terms of passenger capacity, to visit Liverpool’s terminal as part of her voyage around the country. The 141,000-ton vessel was officially named in March by the Queen.

Last Monday (July 6), Britannia set sail from Southampton on a 12-night cruise around Britain, including port calls in Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands and mainland United Kingdom.

The luxury ship, the biggest ever designed specifically for the holiday market of the United Kingdom, boasts a 24-person cookery school that is run by celebrity chefs James Martin, Atul Kochhar, Marco Pierre White, as well as the renowned wine expert Olly Smith.

Britannia has a 3-deck high atrium featuring an illuminating sculpture. The ship has the biggest British spa at sea, a gym, four pools and a multi-million pound refined art collection.

At 10.20 p.m. tonight the ship is due to depart for Ireland, followed by fireworks at 10.25 p.m.