She’s known for her love of Formula 1 cars and fast bikes, but on Monday Suzi Perry (above) will be revving up a much larger engine as she starts the engines of Britain’s biggest cruise ship, Britannia.
When working to full capacity, Britannia’s four engines will generate 62.4 Megawatts or 84,000 horsepower which is equivalent to the power generated by 168 supercars, allowing the ship to cruise at a speed of 22 knots.
The switch-on will happen at the Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard near Trieste in Italy where the ship is being built.
P&O Cruises’ Britannia will launch in March next year, before her maiden season which will see the ship sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords, Canary Islands and the Baltic Sea, as well as offering a range of short breaks and a special round Britain cruise. The ship will then transfer to the Caribbean for the winter season sailing a range of 15-night fly/cruise itineraries from Barbados.