The new P&O Britannia was presented yesterday at Monfalcone shipyard.
The ceremony was attended by Italian Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance Enrico Morando, Chairman of Carnival Corporation Micky Arison, Executive Chairman of Carnival UK David Dingle, and CEO of P&O Cruises David Noyes. Fincantieri was represented by Vincenzo Petrone and Giuseppe Bono, respectively Chairman and CEO.
The Britannia is the largest cruise ship built for the historic British brand by the Italian Group and the first P&O ship with the new livery with blue funnels and stylized 97-meter long Union Jack draped over her bow. She is also the first Monfalcone’s cruise ship built with two funnels. The last liner with this feature delivered by Monfalcone shipyard was Eugenio C in 1966.
At 144,000 GT, 330-meter long and 38-meter wide, the new-built offers 1,837 cabins, of which 75% have a private balcony, and is able to accommodate 4,324 guests on board, with total capacity of more than 5,700, including the crew.
Britannia stands out for her new “future-proof design”, not just in terms of state-of-the-art layout and performance, but also because she complies with the most recent regulations concerning big passenger units, including the security system “Safe return to port”.
These cruise ships represent a brand-new technological guideline worldwide, with high performance and high quality of the technical solutions. They’re the best proof that customer care and innovation are essential for tackling a crisis.
Fincantieri has built 68 ships since 1990. Other 16 are currently being designed and built in the yards of the group.