The new P&O Cruises Britannia was presented today at Monfalcone shipyard.
The ceremony was attended by Enrico Morando, Italian Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation, David Dingle, Executive Chairman of Carnival UK and David Noyes, CEO of P&O Cruises, while Fincantieri was represented by Giuseppe Bono and Vincenzo Petrone, respectively CEO and Chairman.
The Britannia will also be the first cruise ship built in Monfalcone with two funnels. The last liner delivered by Monfalcone shipyard with this feature was the Eugenio C in the far 1966.
At 144,000 gross tons, 330 meters long and 38 meters wide, the new unit will be the largest ship ever built by Fincantieri. It has 1,837 cabins, of which 75 percent have a balcony, and it is able to accommodate 4,324 passengers on board, with total capacity of over 5,700 people, including the crew.