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Britannia

There can be no name in British maritime history that is as evocative, with six Royal Navel ships and the Royal Yacht all having proudly carried our Latin name which is sung with such emotion every year at the last night of the proms.
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Britannia was the Roman and Greek term for the geographical region of Great Britain and is the name given to the goddess and personification of these magnificent isles. There can be no name in British maritime history that is as evocative, with six Royal Navel ships and the Royal Yacht all having proudly carried our Latin name which is sung with such emotion every year at the last night of the proms. The appellation has historical importance for P&O Cruises too dating back to 1835 when the first ship to be named Britannia entered service for the General Steam Navigation Company on their services to the Iberian Peninsular. The book is enriched with outstanding photography from some of maritime's most famous photographers and contains a number of interviews with the key personal who bring the ship to life. Giving the book an intimate, yet interesting insight of the individuals who work so hard to make every voyage on the Britannia an unforgettable experience.