Newspapers and television news broadcasts were full of images of the Queen naming P&O’s brand new super liner Britannia last week. FTF Worldwide Event Management were proud to be engaged to welcome the ship and send her off on her first cruise.
With the Royal Marines band marching alongside the liner and hundreds watching from the shore of Southampton water, Britannia set off on her maiden voyage on the fastest ever selling cruise for her owners, P&O. Every cabin was snapped up within days of going on sale and passengers enjoyed a gala day and send-off with 130kg of confetti and 7,500 fireworks.
FTF was responsible for Britannia’s arrival in the docks alongside Southampton’s Mayflower Park, with the Band of the Parachute Regiment and the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment’s Parachute Display Team. On the Gala day they organised fireworks and a lone piper from the 19th Regiment Royal Artillery, The Scottish Gunners, as well as the final farewell on the liner’s maiden voyage.
Event Co-ordinator Tracey de Vere White said: “It was an honour and a privilege to be asked to provide event management and services at such an historic series of events. There will be many memories to treasure for us all for a long time to come.”