The P&O Cruises flagship Britannia has emerged after a multi-million-pound refit with it setting sail from Southampton at the weekend.

The changes, which were completed earlier this month, come ahead of Britannia’s 10th anniversary celebration cruise in 2025.

Guests were able to experience the newly designed spaces and experiences for the first time from this weekend's cruise.

These changes included a new colour palette in some areas, an extension of the Loyalty and Cruise Sales area and more dining choices in the Market Café.

P&O Cruises added: "Bringing to life some of the distinctive design aspects from Iona and Arvia, the Sunset Bar has a new warm colour scheme and additional seating and the children’s splash area will see a colourful upgrade with interactive water features.

"Following the success of the luxury gelato brand Snowflake on Iona and Arvia, the Market Café will now offer Snowflake’s first gelato-filled doughnuts at sea."

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Britannia is our flagship, and with her 10th anniversary celebration cruise next summer we know the importance of ensuring the ship looks its absolute best to deliver an elevated experience for our new and loyal guests.”

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In a statement they added: "Britannia sets sail on the 10th anniversary celebration cruise on June 6, 2025, from Southampton, exploring the British Isles (B514).

"Ports of call will include Edinburgh (Newhaven), Kirkwall, Stornoway, Belfast, an overnight in Liverpool, and Cork (Cobh), with prices starting from £1,099 per person, based on two people sharing an inside cabin.

"More details of the celebration cruise, including special guest entertainers and other surprises, will be revealed later closer to the sailing."