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P&O Cruises

The British cruise line for British cruisers

It is said that P&O "invented" cruising. In 2012 it celebrated its 175th anniversary of operating cruise ships, culminating in its current fleet of seven ships dedicated to the British market, all of them offering innovation, professionalism and an exceptional experience.

P&O Cruises offers predominantly British passengers the most stylish and contemporary holidays afloat with destinations including the Caribbean, South America, Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands and Round-the-World cruises.

It can trace its roots back to 1837 and, 72 years later, introduced its first programme of modern-style cruises - First Class only with excusions arranged by none other than Thomas Cook.

Azura of P&O Cruises
The sophisticated Azura joined the P&O Cruises fleet in 2010

The arrival of a fleet of new superliners has had a dramatic impact for P&O Cruises cruisers worldwide. >Ventura, an innovative ship built for the British market, joined the fleet in 2008 and only heightens the experience. And the 116,000-ton >Azura  became the most sophisticated addition to the P&O Cruises fleet in spring 2010. And a “modern classic” liner, the Britannia, is currently under construction for arrival in spring 2015.

>Arcadia carries 1,952 passengers and 880 crew and has more cabins with balconies than any other UK-based cruise ship. A child-free ship, she offers an extensive range of modern and innovative ‘lifestyle’ experiences including: an extensive spa with couples treatment rooms; contemporary dining, and the New Horizon enrichment programme with guest speakers who are leading experts in their own particular fields.

P&O Cruises also operates the youngest fleet of superliners in the UK, with ships ideally suited to the particular itineraries they operate. >Oceana is ideal for cruise holidays in the Caribbean, with spacious sun decks and more balcony cabins than any other UK-based cruise ships. >Aurora and Oriana are both designed as ocean-going superliners, equipped to accommodate passengers for longer-length voyages.

>Adonia, the smallest, and most recent addition to the fleet in May 2011, accommodates just 710 passengers and is able to visit the “off the beaten track” destinations that are inaccessible to bigger ships. Like Arcadia, she is adult only.

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