Oriana is due to leave the P&O fleet after her last voyage which starts 22 July for 18 nights to the North Cape. When she was built in 1995, Oriana was the first new ship commissioned for P&O Cruises and the first to be designed specifically for the British cruise market. She was also designed in the style of an ocean liner to facilitate long distance voyages and world cruises. She is the longest serving ship in the fleet, having been in continuous service with the company since she was launched.
From 30 November 2011, following a refit, Oriana became a ship exclusively for adults. Oriana like the Aurora have the tiered back, which on most modern ships of today you will find that they have Balconies on the back which look out, but by having the back of the ship open to decking it gives such an element of space.
I have had many clients favour Oriana for the friendlieness of the crew and the different itineraries she did (due to her size, she could visit more shallow water ports)
P&O have not announced any leaving party as yet but i am sure sometheing will be done for she has been a great servant for P&o cruises. She will be missed by alot of clients who loved the small ship environment and with new ships being built which are bigger, regular small ship clients will have to look at Auroras itineraries now.