Crowds flock to see Britannia sail past town

The Britannia sails past Scarborough South Bay in the sunshine.pic Richard Ponter 152710a
The Britannia sails past Scarborough South Bay in the sunshine.pic Richard Ponter 152710a
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A large crowd turned out in Scarborough to wave to the Britannia cruise ship as it completed its sail past the town.

Britannia is the largest of eight ships currently in service with P&O Cruises and is the fleet’s flagship.

The Britannia sails past Scarborough South Bay in the sunshine.pic Richard Ponter 152710a

The Britannia sails past Scarborough South Bay in the sunshine.pic Richard Ponter 152710a

It is the largest ever British commissioned cruiseliner.

Hunmanby’s Wold Top Brewery is representing the region in The Great British Beer Menu in Brodie’s pub on the ship alonsdie alongside 70 other ales. Its Wold Gold also features on the beer flight’ tasting menu alongside Acorn Brewery’s Yorkshire Pride and Timothy Taylor’s Landlord.

Brewery director Gill Mellor said: “It’s a great honour to be the only North Yorkshire brewery on board.”

Scarborough-based Qdos Productions is also providing dancers and performers on the ship, which can hold more than 3,500 holidaymakers.

The Britannia is biggest ship designed exclusively for Britain, and is P&O Cruises’ latest in its “modern classics” range of vessels.

Chief amongst her features are her restaurants, bars and cafes, with menus and culinary experiences created by P&O Cruises’ Food Heroes; James Martin, Marco Pierre White, Atul Kochhar, Eric Lanlard, wine expert Olly Smith and cheese expert Charlie Turnbull.

In the new Cookery Club, a 24 person state-of-the-art cookery school, these celebrity chefs and experts will demonstrate their culinary skills, and will be joined by other famous chefs including Mary Berry, Pierre Koffmann, Paul Rankin and Commendatore Antonio Carluccio.