A post I’ve been meaning to write for a little while is one all about my day on the P&O Britannia Cruise ship. Back in June, a group of us were lucky enough to be invited down to Ocean terminal to take a look onboard for the premiere of Astonishing, a magical illumination show.
Living in Southampton means cruise ships are regularly coming in and out, but actually going on board one is something very new to me. As I walked up to our red carpet entrance and spotted the P&O Britannia Cruise ship the sheer size impressed me immediately. I know cruise ships tend to be large, but my lack of experience meant this surprised me a little.
Once onboard, we were quickly greeted with an impressive interior alongside drinks and canapes whilst we waited for the show to start. This was orange juice for me, being pregnant, but prosecco and Buck’s fizz was available too. Chocolate covered strawberries and a variety of vegetarian and meat small bites were available to pick at while we all had a catch up.
Shortly after we were led to the main event at the Headliners Theatre on the P&O Britannia Cruise ship, the magical illusion show Astonishing. The magic show features BAFTA-winning presenter and entertainer Stephen Mulhearn and Jonny Wilkes and was seriously astonishing. Having never seen a live magic show before, or many magic shows in general, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was mesmerised from start to finish.
Astonishing was full of dance, music, illusion and full of surprises, a show you really couldn’t keep your eyes off or even figure out how the magic tricks were being performed. They even had a trick which every single person in the audience could participate in, and the magic trick worked for absolutely everyone. It was a card trick and is definitely the one that got me, I couldn’t believe it and the stunned faces across the audience said it all. It’s definitely a show you need to watch if you do get the chance.
Following the delightful performance, we all headed for Afternoon Tea in the Oriental restaurant where we were greeted to a selection of cakes, sandwiches, and scones. The food was delicious, particularly the cakes, and we were even treated to more magic tricks as we indulged.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day on P&O Britannia, especially watching Astonishing. I’ve never seen anything like it. If you’re catching a P&O cruise this summer then I definitely recommend a trip to the ship’s theatre to watch the magical illusion show. It is exclusive to Azura, Britannia and Ventura, and well worth seeing!