P&O Cruises has just announced their decision for oldest ship in the fleet Oriana is to leave the line in August 2019. The 1,880-passenger vessel joined the cruise line back in 1995 and has been widely known for providing guests with “traditional cruising at its best”. The disposal of Oriana follows the move last year of small ship Adonia to operate as Azamara Pursuit for the destination-focused line Azamara Club Cruises. P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “Oriana is an original, and a much loved P&O Cruises ship. Whilst we will miss her, her departure will allow...Read More...
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15 Jun, 2018
Azamara has just announced who will be one of the two godmothers of Azamara Pursuit, previously P&O‘s Adonia. Travel Weekly’s editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley will be joined as the ship’s godmother by Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio, AFAR executive vice president and chief revenue officer. The line’s president and chief executive Larry Pimentel commented: “If we put together a product we do it with a lot of heart. The Pursuit is going to be named in Southampton and that is coming up in August. When this day comes up the thing which is very important to seamen is the godmothers of the ship....Read More...
24 May, 2018
P&O Cruises has just revealed the name of its newest ship launching in two years time: Iona. If you need a P&O cruise sooner than 2020, check out every 2019 sailing right here! The 5,200-passenger ship will be the largest ever vessel dedicated to the British market and the first ship run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). P&O ran a competition last year inviting members of the public to name the new ship, which led to 30,000 suggestions. P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Paul Ludlow commented in a tweet earlier on today: “The name of the new P&O Cruises ship...Read More...
21 May, 2018
P&O just marked an important construction milestone last week as it cut the first piece of steel for its newest ship. The vessel has been built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg and the steel cutting ceremony was attended by P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow; Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein and managing director of Meyer Werft, Tim Meyer. Weinstein said: “This is the first time in 20 years that P&O Cruises has had a ship built by Meyer Werft and I’d like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to get us to the first...Read More...
24 Apr, 2018
P&O has just released details on their next ship due to launch in 2020, the largest vessel ever built for British guests. The 5,200 passenger ship will feature a new entertainment hub called The Dome. The star attraction will come in the form of a clear sky dome, pool with retractable stage, water feature and whirlpools. It will act as an all-weather venue for all day entertainment and informal dining and will be one of four primary entertainment spaces onboard the new 180,000 ton vessel. The Dome will come alive at night with aerial performances, projection onto the roof...Read More...
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