Britannia © James D Morgan/P&O Cruises
Britannia © James D Morgan/P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises has revealed the new livery on its newest ship, Britannia.

The bold look livery on P&O’s latest ship, Britannia, has been revealed after Monfalcone in Italy put the finishing touches on the impressive design.

The bow’s artwork boasts the world’s largest contemporary version of the Union Jack flag.

This gigantic design required 280 litres of red paint, 80 litres of blue paint and 160 litres for the big P&O Cruises logo on the front of the bow.

The ship will also have two distinctive blue funnels carrying an illuminated rising sun motif which depicts the Oriental part of the cruise line’s name Peninsular and Oriental (P&O).

As the biggest ship built for British holidaymakers, Britannia has set out to impress its passengers.

The ship will be named in an official ceremony in Southampton in March 2015.

The new iconic livery will be rolled out across the fleet of eight ships in the future in celebration of its British credentials.

Watch Eric Lanlard go behind the scenes on Britannia.

Read about the ship’s spa facilities. 

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