P&O Britannia offers hassle-free check-in

December 11, 2014

If you’re a frequent holiday-goer, you’ll most likely have encountered a stressful check-in experience at some point during your travels. Us Brits are well-known for our orderly way of queueing, but when you’re all set for your holiday, the last thing you want is for problems to arise before you’ve even set foot on the plane or cruise ship.

However, if you have plans to sail with P&O Britannia next year, you’re in luck because checking in has been made easier.

The vessel will be departing from Southampton’s Mayflower cruise terminal, which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, thanks to a £6 million investment from the Associated British Ports.

Improvements are being made to the check-in, departure, security, drop-off and pick-up areas, meaning a more speedy check-in service can be expected following the completion of the project.

Not only will this benefit P&O Britannia and its passengers, but it will also serve other cruise ships that are ready to take on board new travellers.

P&O Britannia is a new addition to the cruise line’s vessels and cost £500 million to build.

It is the first ship in Britain to feature its own cookery school, which will be run by celebrity chef James Martin.

Steven Young, port services and government affairs director of Carnival Cruise Lines (owner of P&O Cruises), said: “Cruising out of Southampton forms the core part of our offering to the UK cruise market which in terms of volume is second only to the US.

“This particularly appeals to those who prefer not to fly and who appreciate the ability of being able to drive to the terminal door, hand their keys to a valet parker and then have their luggage delivered to them, for a stress-free travel experience.”

The cruise line added that work is being carried out on the terminal to diminish the stresses that come with checking in.

P&O Britannia is preparing for its first cruise from Southampton’s bigger, better terminal in March 2015.

Because let’s face it, who would want to feel flustered in a stuffy terminal when they’re about to set foot on a luxury cruise ship like Britannia?