Say cheers to World Gin Day with Britannia’s Great British Gin Menu

Posted 12 Jun 2015

Thousands of gin lovers will be celebrating World Gin Day tomorrow (Saturday June 13), and toasting this quintessentially British drink on board Britain's biggest cruise ship Britannia.

Britannia's Great British Gin Menu serves up 20 of the country's finest artisan gins within the stylish surroundings of its iconic observation lounge, The Crow's Nest, which offers panoramic views of the ocean and ports.

The 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), Mason's Yorkshire Gin and Ely Dark Chocolate Gin (Cambridgeshire) as well as big names such as Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray and Hendrick's.

Complementing these gins is a selection of tonic waters including Fevertree, Fentiman's and Bottlegreen which satisfys the most discerning of palates.

The friendly and knowledgeable bar staff in The Crow's Nest have been trained in all things gin related and offer "the perfect serve" for each brand. For example, Silent Pool Gin is served with Fevertree Elderflower tonic and lime; The Botanist Islay Dry Gin can be served as a gin martini with a lick of vermouth and an olive; while Mason's Yorkshire Gin is served with a Fentiman's tonic with orange peel.

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edgington said: "Since Britannia launched three months ago, The Crow's Nest has become one of the most popular spots on the ship for guests to socialise or simply relax and soak up the views while enjoying a perfectly crafted gin and tonic. Our Great British Gin Menu has become quite a talking point."

*A seven-night cruise on Britannia, starts from £849 per person sailing to France, Spain & Guernsey. Departing September 5, 2015, the Select Price includes an inside cabin, full board meals, round the clock kid's clubs and entertainment on board. To book visit, call 0345 355 5111 (local call charges apply). or visit your local travel agent.

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Today, as Britain’s Favourite Cruise Company, P&O Cruises has a fleet of eight 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. Adonia was added to the fleet in May 2011, named by Dame Shirley Bassey, DBE, and Britannia was added to the fleet in March 2015, named by Her Majesty The Queen.

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