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British artisan gins put the Brit into Britannia

Posted 09 Jan 2015

What could be more British than a G&T? The answer is a G&T made with some of the country’s finest artisan gins served within the stylish surroundings of Britain’s biggest cruise ship.

What could be more British than a G&T? The answer is a G&T made with some of the country’s finest artisan gins served within the stylish surroundings of Britain’s biggest cruise ship.

When Britannia launches this March, The Great British Gin Menu in The Crows Nest will be used to make delicious customised cocktails, for gin tasting sessions, gin flights or simply to enjoy with tonic, ice and a slice.

The 20 gins on offer include small, artisan brands such as The Botanist Islay Dry Gin (Argyll), Tarquin`s Dry Gin (Cornwall), Darnley`s View (Edinburgh), Silent Pool Gin (Surrey), and Ely Dark Chocolate Gin (Cambridgeshire) as well as big names such as Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray and Hendrick’s.

Complementing these gins will be a selection of tonic waters including Fevertree, Fentiman’s and Bottlegreen which will satisfy the most discerning of palates.

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edgington said: “The recent surge in the popularity of gin has seen a huge rise in the number of craft gin makers setting up business. The Great British Gin Menu onboard Britannia reflects the increasing popularity of this quintessentially British drink and celebrates the success of these artisan distillers.”

*A seven-night cruise on Britannia starts from £769 per person sailing to France, Spain & Guernsey. Departing September 5, 2015, the Select Price includes an inside cabin, full board meals, round the clock kids' clubs and entertainment on board. To book, visit www.pocruises.com, call 0345 355 5111 (local call charges apply) or visit your local travel agent.
Link: http://www.pocruises.com/b519/  

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About P&O Cruises

Britannia
Britannia is the biggest ship built for the British cruise market, and will offer a sophisticated, contemporary holiday experience across health and beauty, shopping and entertainment with a strong focus on dining.

Special features include The Cookery Club, a 24 person state-of-the-art cookery school developed in association with James Martin; a three-tier feature atrium with Eric Lanlard patisserie, a charcuterie and gelateria as well as spectacular Star Burst sculpture; Sindhu restaurant by Atul Kochhar and Olly Smith’s The Glass House; gala menus created by Marco Pierre White; plus The Limelight Club, a combined entertainment and dining venue in the great tradition of the supper club.

About P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises has a fleet of seven ships offering holidays tailored to British tastes combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring guests have the holiday of a lifetime, every time. Azura was launched in April 2010 – officially named by Godmother Darcey Bussell CBE. Small ship Adonia was added to the fleet in May 2011, named by Dame Shirley Bassey, DBE. Britannia, a new 141,000 ton ship, will be added to the fleet in March 2015.

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