Posts Tagged ‘P&O Cruises’

Oceana and Arcadia Slated for Big Refits

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Oceana - P&O CruisesP&O Cruises has announced details of multi-million dollar refits for two of its ships, Arcadia and Oceana, which will result in a fresher and more contemporary feel and improve the onboard guest experience, the company said in a statement. (

UK: Advantage launches new ‘Cruise Finder’ platform for members

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

The Advantage Travel Partnership ( has unveiled a new search tool to help members find the “perfect” cruise for clients. (

Stephen Mulhern & Jonathan Wilkes to create “game-changing” show for P&O Cruises in new entertainment partnership

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Entertainer and presenter Stephen Mulhern has teamed up with singer, performer and producer Jonathan Wilkes in a new entertainment partnership with P&O Cruises which will include the creation and production of a stunning new show for the company. (more…)

Azamara to Expand to 3 Ships, Buys Adonia

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The AdoniaAzamara Club Cruises announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a sister ship (the current Adonia from P&O Cruises) to Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, with delivery taking place in March 2018. (

Cruise ship AURORA blackout, drift after engine room fire, Atlantic

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Fire reported in engine room of cruise ship AURORA in the Atlantic during her trip from Bermuda to the Azores. According to AIS track, fire started at around 1300 UTC Sep 20, the ship was disabled and suffered a blackout. (

Carnival UK to split Cunard Line and P&O Cruises’ sales teams – report

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Cunard Line and P&O Cruises will return to running separate sales organisations following a short period operating under a multi-brand Partnership Team umbrella, Travel Weekly reports in a newsletter. (

P&O Announces 2019 Summer Deployment

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Azura in TriesteP&O Cruises has launched its summer 2019 cruise program via a press release, “with increased emphasis on appeal to newcomers and past guests alike,” according to the cruise line. (

Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and Cunard Line to Offer Same-Sex Marriages at Sea

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Following a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages in Bermuda, three Carnival Corp. cruise lines — Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and Cunard Line — have revealed they are now taking bookings for same-sex marriages at sea. (

P&O Cruises Asks Cruise Critic Members to Help Name New Ship

Monday, July 10th, 2017

P&O Cruises has launched a competition to name its newest ship — and “expects great ideas” from Cruise Critic members. As well seeing the name on the side of the new ship — which launces in spring 2020 — the winner will get two VIP tickets to attend the naming ceremony. (

P&O Cruises Scraps Future Cruise Deposit Scheme

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesP&O Cruises is to end its future cruise deposit scheme from Sunday, July 2, in favour of a restructured offering to future bookings made while onboard. (

P&O Cruises’ Adonia Cruise Ship Returns to the U.K. With New Restaurant and Entertainment

Friday, June 16th, 2017

P&O Cruises’ popular adults-only ship Adonia returned to its homeport of Southampton today following a refit, which includes a new restaurant and new entertainment. (

Fly, jump, skydive, paddleboard or tee off a volcano with P&O Cruises brand new shore excursions

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Stavanger, NorwayWhether flying high in the sky above Stavanger, freefalling in Flam, Tuk Tuk-ing in Dubrovnik or paddle boarding along the Basque coast, guests on P&O Cruises 2017 European itineraries now have even more thrilling ways to explore with the introduction of a new programme of shore excursions. (more…)

Musical stars to light up the Limelight Club on P&O Cruises Britannia

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesThe stars will be shining in Britannia’s Limelight Club as P&O Cruises announces the latest big names to headline this popular entertainment and dinner venue. New to the Limelight Club line-up are: (more…)

Chill out with P&O Cruises brand new ice cream range

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Summer has just got tastier as P&O Cruises guests enjoy an even more chilled experience thanks to the introduction of award-winning Jude’s real dairy ice cream in fabulously moreish flavours such as Salted Caramel, Ginger Spice, Gin & Tonic and Brown Butter Pecan. (more…)

P&O Cruises sheds one world cruise in 2018 and 2019

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Aurora in SouthamptonP&O Cruises, the UK based contemporary market unit in the Carnival Corporation & plc, will only operate one world cruise in both 2018 and the following year and deploy the Aurora, which has performed the second such cruise of the line, on voyages to South America instead. (

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. (