“Britannia”, the new flagship of the P&O Cruises fleet owned by the Carnival Group, was launched on Friday, 14 February 2014, at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard. Delivery is scheduled for the beginning 2015.
The construction of “Britannia” consolidates Fincantieri’s primacy in building the largest passenger ships in Italian shipbuilding history. In fact, at 141,000 gross tons, 330 metres long and 38 metres wide, the new ship is the largest ship ever built by Fincantieri.
It has 1,780 cabins, of which 1,438 with balconies (81% of the total), and is able to accommodate 3,600 passengers, with total capacity for over 5,600 people including crew.
“As an innovative ship for a new ground-breaking class, “Britannia” stands out for their new “future-proof design”, not only in terms of layout and state-of-the-art performance, but also because they comply with the most recent regulations in shipping (Safe return to port). These ships are the best proof that innovation and care of a customer like the Carnival Group, the market leader, are essential levers for tackling a crisis like that at present,” the company said in a press release.
Fincantieri has built 65 cruise ships since 1990, another 12 ships are being built or about to be built in the Group’s yards.
Fincantieri, February 27, 2014