Bookings are now open for Britain’s first cookery school at sea on the new P&O Cruises ship Britannia, as well as availability for Eric Lanlard’s afternoon tea and the new Limelight Club.Passengers with holiday bookings may now reserve places in advance through the cruise personaliser site up to three months before departure.

The Cookery Club run in consultation with Britain’s favorite TV chef James Martin is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the best chefs in the business through a series of fully interactive classes inspired by James’s favourite dishes and the destinations Britannia will visit.

Classes start from £45 per person up to £100 for a hosted dinner. 

James will be travelling on the following cruises: 

  • B502 – Maiden cruise, 14 to 28 Mar, 2015  Bookings open December 17, 2015 
  • B510 – Mediterranean, 13 to 27 Jun, 2015   Bookings open February 13, 2015 
  • B513 – British Isles, 6 to 18 Jul, 2015    Bookings open March 8, 2015
  • B521 – Iberia, 14 to 25 Sept, 2015  Bookings open May 17, 2015 
  • B523Mediterranean, 9 to 23 Oct, 2015 Bookings open June 11, 2015 

Book for master pâtissier Eric Lanlards signature afternoon tea which is a far cry from traditional tea and scones. Expect the likes of edible Earl Grey perfumes, savoury gruyère cheese éclairs with brie, rocket and red onion marmalade, and exotic pop cones topped with orange blossom Persian candy floss.

Eric’s unique twist on this classic British institution elevates the humble afternoon tea into something utterly decadent and indulgent. Served at 15.30, book a table for between one to six people from £15 per person. 

Eric will be travelling on the following cruises: 

  • B502 – Maiden cruise, 14 to 28 Mar, 2015  Bookings open December 17, 2015
  • B508 – Guernsey, Spain and France, 23 to 30 May, 2015   Bookings open January 1, 2015 
  • B522 – Canary Islands, 25 Sep to 9 Oct, 2015 Bookings open May 28, 2015 
  • B52 Caribbean transatlantic, 23 Oct to 6 Nov, 2015  Bookings open June 25, 2015 

A first for P&O Cruises, The Limelight Club is an adults only venue that combines great food and entertainment. Passengers can expect a lively and enjoyable evening in the company of some great performers that are exclusive to the Limelight Club whilst enjoying dinner. 

Book a table for up to six people from £22 per person *Bookings close three days prior to departure.Like cruising? Then you may like to read these: