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Exclusive: P&O Cruises Reveals Details on Britannia’s Forthcoming Refit

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesP&O Cruises has revealed details on flagship Britannia’s forthcoming refit, which will include a new art gallery, a Dixons, more high-end shopping brands and a completely refurbished Atrium. This is the first major refit for the 3,647-passenger ship which launched in 2015. Britannia will go into dry dock on October 7th and return to service on October 23rd. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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New P&O Oceana Winter 2019-2020 Program Revealed

Oceana - P&O CruisesP&O Cruises has announced details of a new winter 2019-20 cruise program which consists of 14 cruises on Oceana between October 10, 2019 and April 9, 2020, as the cruise line was forced to cancel her Middle East program due to geopolitical events. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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P&O Cruises Announces Family-Friendly Features, Street Food & Fun Shore Tours on New Ship Iona

Iona -  P&O CruisesAn Italian gelateria and pop-up circus acts are among the family-friendly attractions on P&O Cruises’ next new ship Iona, the line announced today (July 30). The 5,200-passenger ship, launching in May 2020, is being designed with parents and children in mind. Iona will debut several new eateries, including The Boardwalk Diner, serving burgers, hot dogs, fried chicken and Southern soul food; the Asian takeaway Fusion; Hook Line and Vinegar for traditional British fish and chips, and The Olive Grove, for Mediterranean dishes and sharing plates. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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P&O: Celebrity Chefs to Bring Spanish and Norwegian Tastes Aboard Iona

P&O Cruises has announced three new “local food heroes” to bring what it calls an authentic taste of the destinations visited aboard its newest ship, the Iona, in 2020. With the Iona spending her maiden winter season in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, guests will be able to enjoy the culinary creations of José Pizarro, a Spanish-born, UK based chef. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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First look at P&O Cruises ship Aurora’s multi-million pound makeover

Aurora at Sydney - P&O CruisesP&O Cruises ‘ cruise ship Aurora has made quite the comeback into the company’s fleet following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Aurora has undergone a major makeover with heaps of new cabins, modernised communal areas, and plenty of updates and modern designs for the sleek new finish. (mirror.co.uk)

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P&O Cruises New TV Commercial Promises ‘Unexpected Rich Experiences’

Iona -  P&O CruisesP&O Cruises new TV commercial featuring actor and comedian Rob Brydon begins to air this week to coincide with the launch of the cruise line’s new winter 2020-2021 program. The new TV campaign ‘Souvenirs’ seeks to connect with a new segment of British holidaymakers, guests looking for more enriching travel experiences, but who may have not yet considered a cruise, P&O stated. (cruiseindustrynews.com)



Iona attracts newcomers and younger passengers – P&O Cruises

Iona -  P&O CruisesP&O Cruises’ Iona that will enter service in the summer of 2020 is already proving popular with younger guests, more than a year before she sets sail on her maiden voyage. “Advance bookings for the biggest cruise ship built for the British market show that 49% of Iona’s guests who are new to P&O Cruises are under the age of 45,” P&O Cruises said. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Port of Southampton makes multi-million pound investment into the future of cruise

Azura at Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton (Courtesy ABP)The Ocean Terminal is being upgraded to accommodate the growing demand from cruise lines for ever larger ships to call at Southampton. Work (A £12 million package of investment) begins this month to increase passenger capacity at the terminal by 50 percent and is expected to take just over a year to complete and will further strengthen the port’s position as Northern Europe’s leading cruise port. (more…)

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US cruise ship captain on trial over French pollution charges

Azura - P&O CruisesThe American captain of a massive cruise ship faces trial in Marseille on Monday (Oct 8) accused of using fuel with sulphur levels above European limits, as the Mediterranean port city grapples with the polluting effect of its drive to increase boat tourism. (channelnewsasia.com)

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