Entertainment on P&O Cruises Britannia

There's not much time on a mini cruise to enjoy all the entertainment, but there's plenty of choice.

The Lido Deck as we departed Southampton

Britannia boasts plenty to do onboard – so much so that you won’t be able to cram everything into a mini cruise.

Even though I spent two nights on Britannia, there was not a lot of time to enjoy the various entertainment options AND explore Guernsey.

My two-year-old son called the shots. He loved the outdoor play area with climbing frame and ride-on cars. This area was empty for most of the time we used it, except for lost passenger or two. The kids club session moved outdoors into this space at one point.

Outdoor kids play area
Outdoor kids play area

He loved the kids club too. It was the first time he had been allowed into a free kids club on a cruise ship as P&O allows children as young as two to join in (most other cruise lines have a minimum age of three years). The staff were very professional, friendly, reassuring, and filled me with a lot of confidence. I collected him from the evening sessions where he had fallen asleep on the beanbags in front of the films playing on the television, exhausted but happy.

While he was having fun in the club, I used the time to enjoy a delicious meal at The Epicurean. Afterwards, I toured the ship to see what was going on.

I caught a short burst of the live show at the Headliner’s Theatre. It was a musical show with singers and dancers gripping the audience.

The Crow's Nest
The Crow's Nest

Loud music played in the Live Lounge, and many of the bars were full of people having a great time. Traditional ballroom dancers spun on the floor of the Crystal Room. The shops were busy too.

A stroll along the quiet Lido Deck, the Retreat and the Serenity area concluded my evening.

During the day in Guernsey, I could have opted to stay onboard, or visit the island for the briefest of glimpses. Had I done this I could have spent my day relaxing by the pool. I could have sought professional help with relaxation by booking into the Oasis Spa. A wide range of spa and salon treatments are available for men and women. I could have opted to visit the gym or the sports arena.

The Cookery Club
The Cookery Club

I would have liked to try an interactive culinary lesson at the Cookery Club but the times meant I would have likely not been able to visit Guernsey. I did meet with instructor chef Rob Cottam who told me that the hands-on sessions were incredibly popular. The Best of British class, with lessons on making Cornish pasties, Scotch Eggs, and Welsh Rarebit, or the Chocolate masterclass would have won me over had they been available on my cruise.

  • Choice of entertainment
  • Value for money


There's plenty to do onboard for all ages, much of it included in the cruise fare. For activities not included in the fare, these are priced fairly.

Read more in this series

  1. Getting to Southampton Port
  2. P&O Cruises Britannia Review
  3. P&O Cruises Britannia Cabins
  4. Food & Drink on P&O Cruises Britannia
  5. Entertainment on P&O Cruises Britannia (you are here)
  6. Visiting Guernsey on a Sunday
  7. Guernsey Mini Cruise Review on P&O Cruises’ Britannia
(Photo credit(s) to David Fiske)
Disclosure: P&O Cruises kindly supplied a full board mini cruise to Guernsey. I paid for travel to and from Southampton Port, car parking, plus incidentals onboard and overseas. The opinions in this article are my own.

Written by David Fiske

David first found his sea legs on a cruise around the Caribbean in 2009. Since then he's looked for any excuse to get back on the water which led him onto creating Mini Cruise Reviews as a way to showcase short min breaks that sail from the UK (on ferries or cruise ships).


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