Here’s your chance to go down in history by naming P&O’s new ship.

When launched in 2020, the cruise ship will become Britain’s biggest and P&O are inviting people to come up with a suitable name – so probably best to avoid Kevin, Bert or Stan!!

The ship will bring together P&O’s 180 years of history and experience by creating the next generation of cruise ship.

To help inspire entrants, P&O Cruises has produced four short videos featuring Food Heroes’ Eric Lanlard and Olly Smith, producer and performer Jonathan Wilkes and Azura godmother and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell CBE which can be viewed online.

The winner will not only earn his or her place in history with the name proudly emblazoned on the ship but they will also be given two VIP places at the naming ceremony in spring 2020 – a prize money cannot buy.

P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “This new ship will be the first new launch for P&O Cruises in five years and will play a pivotal role in redefining the brand and broadening our appeal. It is therefore incredibly important that we have a name that reflects the ship’s heritage as well as highlighting the array of new cruising experiences it will offer – something memorable and dignified that reflects its position as the new star in our fleet.

“I encourage the general public to get their thinking caps on but also to remember that naming a ship is akin to naming a child. The name is an inherent part of its personality and is something that will sail with it for life!”

The new ship will accommodate about 5,200 guests (lower berths), have striking new exterior and interior design and will be the most environmentally efficient ship in P&O Cruises history.

Mr Ludlow added: “The ship will bring an array of new cruising experiences to guests and attract newcomers to the brand, whilst instantly resonating with forward-thinking P&O Cruises guests, encapsulating the ‘P&O-ness’ they recognise and love. Choice, flexibility and the ability to create individual holiday experiences on board will be at its heart.”

For more information on the competition and the new ship go to www.pocruises.com/new-ship and for booking, see www.pocruises.co.uk