Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
14 February 2014 09:11
James Martin will operate cookery classes aboard the P&O Cruises vessel Britannia
Passengers on board the new P&O Cruises ship Britannia will have the chance to attend cookery classes run by celebrity chef James Martin, the firm has revealed.
He will join patissier Eric Lanlard to lead a cookery club for holidaymakers on board the cruise liner when it begins operating next year.
Creations by top chefs Marco Pierre White, Atul Kochhar and Olly Smith will also be available to eat in the ship's restaurants.
P&O Cruises has announced more details of the 141,000-tonne cruise liner, which is due to set sail for the Mediterranean on its maiden voyage on March 14 2015.
Scheduled stops on its first two-week cruise will include Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Rome.
Those on board the Italian-built liner will be able to enjoy a three-tier atrium, 13 bars and 13 different places to eat.
The ship also boasts a spa, a sports arena, four swimming pools, entertainment arenas, a dance hall and an art collection worth more than £1 million.
All outside-facing cabins have balconies and there are 64 suites. Britannia will have 1,837 cabins, with capacity for 3,600 passengers.
Travellers who book tickets for the voyage, which will depart from the ship's home port of Southampton, can find
cruise travel insurance to offer extra peace of mind ahead of their trip.
Other voyages lined up for Britannia's opening season include visits to the Caribbean, the Baltic and the Canaries.
Its first British Isles cruise will be a 12-night voyage beginning on July 6 next year. Stops will include Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Dublin and Cork.
Christopher Edgington, marketing director at P&O Cruises, said: "Britannia will introduce cutting-edge design combined with a range of innovations uniquely styled to appeal to those who may not have considered a cruise holiday before, as well as our many loyal past passengers."
26 October 2016
People could be at a bigger risk of having high blood pressure if their home is close to a busy road, research has suggested.
25 October 2016
Almost 200 ill youngsters have been given the chance to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime thanks to the annual Dreamflight trip.
22 October 2016
A "perfect storm" of the falling value of the pound and security fears means holidaymakers are avoiding travel in Europe during October half-term.
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.