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P&O Cruises puts finishing touches to Britannia's Union Flag livery

James D Morgan/P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises has put the finishing touches to the brand new livery on Britannia, the largest ship built for Britain, at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard.

The bold new look on the bow features the world's largest contemporary version of the Union Flag, which required 280 litres of red paint, 40 litres red for the shadow, 80 litres of blue, 20 litres of blue for the shadow and 160 litres for the big logo of P&O Cruises on the front of the bow.

The ship will also have two distinctive blue funnels carrying an illuminated rising sun motif which depicts the Oriental part of the Peninsular and Oriental (P&O) name on the company’s coat of arms. 

Britannia will be officially named in Southampton in March 2015.

P&O Cruises is to update the livery across all eight ships in the fleet.