Everyone's asking me what P&O's new flagship is really like so here's my inside view!
Although she is the same shape and size as Royal and Regal Princess cruise ships, give or take The Crow's Nest, Britannia has been designed to appeal to the British market.
The decor is elegant and stylish in muted browns, bronze, shades of blues, greens and creams. Each one of the 13 bars and 13 eateries is different but the style flows through beautifully.
Favourite for me is The Epicurean, the place to eat Eric Lanlard's afternoon tea: White linen, comfortable yet beautiful pearlescent cream and muted green leather chairs, gold-edged bone china (think it is Chelsea by Royal Crown Derby). It obviously wasn't open but I could almost smell the lemon-scented scones and dark chocolate tear drop treats. Better still, you get a sea view, too.
Atul Kochhar's menus in Sidhu restaurant, all moody hues of rusts and brown, would be too much to resist.
Brodie's bar sells British beers and The Glass House, Jolly Olly Smith's wine bar offers 40 new wines from £15.50 a bottle. Java, a tea and coffee bar, is competitively priced against the high street. Tea starts from £1.50.
I took a sharpish walk past the slot machines and casino areas as not my cup of tea but I also only caught a glimpse of the shopping temptations - Pandora, Michael Kors, Joules, Armani and handbags galore.
There are four pools, including The Lido, even though it is March, the sky was blue and it looked rather inviting.
I didn't get to see the spa or a cabin/suite as not everything was ready with cushions being emptied out of packaging and televisions etc on the quayside - but I will let you know more when I go onboard for a press trip later this year.
Britannia's home port will be Southampton and this year she will visit 57 ports in 31 countries, sailing more than 90,000 miles. She will be instantly recognisable with two blue funnels and a Union flag emblazoned on her bow.
There is something for everyone on Britannia and she is raising more interest in cruising - long may she sail.
Read my interviews with Britannia's wine expert Olly Smith and florist Karen Woolven, who dressed Ocean Terminal and is responsible for making the Queen's posy on christening day, March 10 in the Western Daily Press cruise supplement next month.