Posts Tagged ‘P&O Cruises’

Strictly stars to sparkle on P&O Cruises this summer

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Sequins and salsa will take centre stage as the nation’s favourite dancing competition sets sail on board P&O Cruises Strictly Come Dancing themed holidays.

P&O Cruises to Base Oceana in Dubai in 2019

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Oceana - P&O CruisesP&O Cruises will base Oceana in Dubai in January 2019 — the first time it has based a ship in the Arabian Gulf. The partial season will run from January 10 to April 4 2019 with Oceana sailing five 10-night cruises from Dubai, calling in at Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Bahrain and the Suez Canal. (

Boyzlife Stars Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy Set to Perform a Five-Night Residency on P&O Cruises’ Britannia

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesBoyzlife is set to join P&O Cruises’ Britannia — from August 12 to 16, 2017 — as part of a one-off five-night residency in the ship’s Limelight Club. The Irish super group — made up of former Boyzone member Keith Duffy and former Westlife member Brian McFadden — will perform hits such as “Flying Without Wings” and “No Matter What.” (

P&O Cruises partners with Virgin Atlantic on winter 2017/18 Caribbean fly-cruise programme

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

The AdoniaP&O Cruises is to charter flights with Virgin Atlantic for Adonia’s winter 2017/18 Caribbean fly-cruise programme. Flights will be available from Manchester and London Heathrow with Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class seats available for the 14 and 28-night itineraries. (more…)

Cruise news: P&O Arcadia passengers spend Christmas Day with a view of… Lowestoft

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

P&O Cruises’ Arcadia, on a nine-night cruise to Scandinavia and northern Europe, had been bounced around by Storm Barbara after leaving Oslo last Friday. (

P&O Oceana to Become Live Stage for News Year’s Eve Broadcast

Monday, December 19th, 2016

P&O Cruises will host a live BBC Radio 2 outside broadcast on Oceana in Madeira on New Year’s Eve with a performance from Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald. (

Antigua: Cruise ship aborts call due to weather

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The country missed an opportunity to host 3,000 passengers yesterday when bad weather forced the Azura Cruise Liner of P&O Cruises to abandon a call to St John’s Harbour. (

Cunard Line and P&O Cruises Cancel all 2017 Calls to Turkey

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Istanbul, TurkeyCarnival Corporation’s Cunard Line and P&O Cruises have announced plans to cancel all calls to Turkey in 2017 — opting to replace calls in the country with stops in Greece or Albania. (

Crash that killed British woman and injured nine other cruise passengers near Caribbean beauty spot ‘was inevitable’

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

A crash that killed a British woman and injured nine other cruise passengers on a Caribbean island was ‘an accident waiting to happen’, it has been claimed. (

Bus Crash in Dominica Leaves One Cruise Passenger Dead and Nine Injured

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Azura in TriesteOne person has been killed and nine others injured when a bus carrying passengers from P&O Cruises’ Azura ship crashed in Dominica yesterday. (

P&O Cruises braves Boaty McBoatface waters to name new ocean liner

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesIs it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a publicity stunt dressed up as a cruise liner. P&O Cruises has decided to brave the waters of public opinion, announcing that it will throw open the naming process for its new ocean liner to suggestions from all comers. (

P&O Cruises to revamp onboard sport, entertainment and dining offerings 2017

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesP&O Cruises, the UK focused contemporary market unit of Carnival Corporation & plc, said it would revamp its sports, entertainment and dining offerings in the coming year. (

Psychographics key in designing new P&O Cruises’ ship

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The mind set of customers – existing and new – is a key element in the design work of P&O Cruises’ newbuilding that it will introduce in 2020, a senior company official said. (

P&O Cruises’ newbuilding to feature Dome entertainment centre with pools and informal eating

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The 180,000 gross ton newbuilding P&O Cruises in the UK has on order from Meyer Werft in Germany will feature The Dome, an entertainment hub on upper decks. (

P&O Cruises Reveals More Details on Oriana Refurbishment

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

P&O Cruises' Oriana
P&O Cruises has revealed further information — including a detailed infographic — on their plans for the refurbishment of the line’s 69,000-tonne, 1,800-passenger Oriana ship next month. (

Carnival Maritime Expands Operations for P&O and Cunard Fleets

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Carnival Maritime, the Hamburg-based operations center for AIDA and Costa ships, will now also serve as the Fleet Operation Center (FOC) for the 11 ships of P&O Cruises and the Cunard Line. (

Cunard, P&O Cruises Senior Business Manager Trevor Dupont to Retire

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Carnival Corp. has announced the retirement of Cunard and P&O Cruises Senior Business Manager Trevor Dupont, effective at the end of February 2017. (

P&O Cruises launches its summer 2018 collection

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

P&O Cruises' OrianaP&O Cruises is offering its biggest ever discounts for early bookers and the chance to secure a holiday for under £30 per person as it launches its summer 2018 holiday collection. (more…)

Secure a holiday for under £30 as P&O Cruises launches its summer 2018 collection

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Arcadia - P&O CruisesP&O Cruises is offering its biggest ever discounts for early bookers and the chance to secure a holiday for under £30 per person as it launches its summer 2018 holiday collection.

Carnival Corporation orders two new cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and one new cruise ship for P&O Cruises

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Carnival Corporation & plc signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver three additional next-generation cruise ships that will be fully powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the cleanest burning fossil fuel in the world. (more…)

P&O Cruises’ Oriana Cruise Ship to Undergo Extensive Refurbishment Later This Year

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

P&O Cruises' OrianaTwenty-one years after launching, P&O Cruises’ 1,800-passenger Oriana cruise ship will undergo a three-week refurbishment at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg at the end of November. (

New Wi-Fi Packages on P&O Cruises

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

P&O Cruises has rolled out new W-iFi packages. P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow, said: “People are used to accessing anything at a touch of a button or swipe of a screen 24/7 and this doesn’t change just because they are on holiday.” (

P&O to Introduce Roundtrip Sailing from Valletta

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

P&O Cruises will sail a new Malta-to-Malta itinerary on the P&O Oceana in 2017. The Minister for Tourism in Malta, Edward Zammit Lewis, explained that this development “is exciting for the tourism sector” and that he looked forward to enhancing further the relationship with P&O. (

P&O Cruises raises over £50k for Teenage Cancer Trust

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

P&O Cruises, the UK focused contemporary market unit in the Carnival Corporation & plc group, said it has raised more than £50,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust since the beginning of 2016. (

Chalk Stream Foods proves a hit with P&O Cruises

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Chalk Stream Foods sources, prepares and delivers the finest, freshest rainbow trout from farms on the River Itchen and the River Test directly to restaurants across the UK. (more…)

“Strictly Come Dancing” is back on board P&O Cruises in 2017

Friday, July 8th, 2016

“Strictly Come Dancing” is back on board P&O Cruises in 2017 for more dazzling performances across the Med and Baltic from some of your favourite professional dancers and the outspoken judges everyone loves to hate. (more…)

Kiel welcomes P&O’s “Arcadia” on maiden call

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Arcadia - P&O CruisesP&O Cruises’ “Arcadia” berthed today (Wednesday, June 22nd) for her first visit ever to the Port of Kiel, arriving just as the prestigious Kieler Woche sailing regatta marked its half-way point.

Passenger Kicked off Cruise Ship for Flicking Cigarette off the Side of the Ship

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

The Daily Mail is reporting that a passenger was kicked off a cruise ship earlier this week after flicking a cigarette butt off of the side of the ship. (

Say cheers to World Gin Day with P&O Cruises’ Britannia Great British Gin Menu

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesThousands of gin lovers will be celebrating World Gin Day tomorrow (Saturday June 13), and toasting this quintessentially British drink on board Britain’s biggest cruise ship Britannia. (more…)

P&O Cruises and Cunard “shine spotlight on end to end guest experience”

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Carnival UK is enhancing the passenger experience by bringing onboard hotel operations together with brand and marketing teams across Cunard and P&O Cruises. (more…)

P&O Cruises celebrates with award-winning English wines

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

P&O Cruises is celebrating all things British for English Wine Week (May 28 – June 5). The holiday giant has introduced two English wines from Chapel Down, Kent and will be showcasing its superb selection of award-winning British still and sparkling wines throughout the week on board its ships. (more…)

Live cockroaches, dirty grout and ‘potentially hazardous’ cheese found on luxury cruise liners

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The Oceana cruise ship, which is the fifth largest of eight ships currently in service with P&O Cruises, scored 82 out of 100 in an inspection carried out while it was docked in the USA in January. (