The Queen To Christen P&O’s Britannia – Other Cruise News: Six New Vikings For The Mississippi

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 2nd March 2015

Britannia P&O

The newly-delivered Britannia in P&O Cruises’ new red, white and blue colours

When Queen Elizabeth II christens P&O Cruises’ Italian-built Britannia next week, she will become the second P&O ship to be named by Her Majesty, joining the German-built Oriana, which she named in 1995. Between 1947 and 2010, the Queen has also named four ships of the sister Cunard Line. Over in New Orleans, meanwhile, US cruise circles are abuzz with Viking River Cruises’ plans to introduce half a dozen new 300-passenger vessels, or 1,800 more berths, to the Mississippi River between 2017 and 2019.

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One Response to The Queen To Christen P&O’s Britannia – Other Cruise News: Six New Vikings For The Mississippi

  1. David in Toronto says:

    As well, it will be the second time Her Majesty will say: “I name this ship Britannia …”; the first of course being the Royal yacht launched in 1953.

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