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March 10 2015
P&O Cruises held the Naming Ceremony at Southampton of its new flagship Britannia. The ceremony was performed by HM The Queen accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
 
The biggest ship designed exclusively for Britain, Britannia is P&O Cruises latest 'modern classic' heralding a new era of holiday choice.
 
Britannia's most outstanding design statement is reserved for her three deck high atrium with illuminating star burst sculpture and also provides the largest British Spa at sea, a state of the art theatre with LED wall, four pools, gym, with a multi million pound art collection including a specially commissioned representation of the 'Spirit of Modern Britain' from artist Johnny Bull.
 
Our grateful thanks to Ann MacGillivray of solutions-southampton for the images of the ceremony.
 Images copyright Ann MacGillivray 10th March 2015 with permission of P&O Cruises
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HM The Queen at the naming ceremony of Britannia the new flag ship of P&O Cruises Image copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015 The Royal Wave - HM The Queen at the naming ceremony of P&O Cruises flagship Britannia at Southampton 10th March 2015 Image copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015
 
Mayor's Escort Gregory Thorne and the Mayor and Admiral of the Port Councillor Sue Blatchford at the naming ceremony of P&O Cruises new flagship Britannia at Southampton 10th March 2015 Image copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015 
A Red, White and Blue theme to welcome guests at the naming ceremony of P&O Cruises new flagship Britannia at Southampton 10th March 2015 image copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015 
Bishop of Southampton blessing the new ship Britannia at the naming ceremony 10th March 2015 Image copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015 
Naming ceremony of P&O Cruises flagship Britannia on 10th March 2015 Image copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015 Naming ceremony P&O cruises new flagship Britannia at Southampton 10th March 2015 Image copyright Ann MacGillivray
Naming ceremony P&O Cruises new flagship Britannia at Southampton 10th March 2015 Image copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015

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