P&O 175th Anniversary in Southampton
All seven ships of the fleet were in Southampton for the day (then heading off own their own individual cruises) and P&O didn’t let the typical English weather interrupt the party proceedings.
Unfortunately the weather did mean that the red arrows weren’t able to perform but apart from that I believe everything went well.
Some of my colleagues were fortunate enough to go down to Southampton to experience the celebrations from a catamaran.
I remember when these anniversary cruises first went on sale, the Oriana 4 night sailing specifically as it sold out in minutes.
P&O are quite unique in the way that their ships target audience and features differ so much from ship to ship, I think that this is a great idea as families can enjoy the big modern friendly ships and on the other hand a couple could go away for a child-free peaceful time on one of their adult only ships, even in the middle of the school summer holidays.
I am also pleased that P&O haven’t joined the 15% gratuities charge on top of drinks bandwagon like the American cruise lines and have local pub prices on board in pounds sterling.
Well done P&O and thanks for keeping it British.