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P&O Cruises to launch new ship and shore experiences so guests can ‘live life at 100%’

P&O Cruises is to help guests "live life at 100%" by boosting its ship and shore experiences across the fleet from summer 2019 .

The improvements will cover shore excursions, dining and entertainment across mid-sized ships Arcadia, Aurora and Oceana as well as the larger ships Britannia, Azura and Ventura.

Aurora is to be refitted next spring prior to her re-launch as an adult-only ship Picture courtesy of P&O Cruises

Aurora will be refitted next spring, prior to her re-launch as a ship exclusively for adults, when new cabins will be added as well as fixtures, fittings, soft furnishings and enhancements to public spaces throughout the ship.

P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “With the introduction of Iona in 2020 followed by a similar ship two years later, it is imperative that we continue to elevate the standards of the rest of the fleet.

“Our research with current and prospective guests shows that their holidays need to give them a vital boost to their everyday lives – they tell us that they want “to live life at 100%”.

“Cruising today is perceived as a contemporary and aspirational holiday yet it is still one which has very small penetration in the holiday market as a whole. Our vision is to break these barriers by listening to feedback from our loyal guests whilst expanding the audience of new cruisers.

“The additions will include new excursions across our itineraries, new dazzling theatre shows and daytime activities which reflect today’s trends. We will be investing in Aurora’s refit next year; Food Hero Eric Lanlard has devised an entirely new afternoon tea for all the ships, which will be very special, as well as refreshed menus and cocktails across the fleet.”

Sample Aurora and Arcadia holidays

Canary Islands, Spain and Portugal
14-night cruise on Aurora from £1,349 per person departing 22 October, 2019. Round-trip from from Southampton, ports of call are Madeira, La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Cadiz and Lisbon.

Norway and Northern Lights
12-night cruise on Aurora from £1,439 per person. Departing from and returning to Southampton 3 November, 2019, calling at Andalsnes, Tromso, Alta and Stavanger.

10-night cruise on Arcadia from £1,399 per person.
Round-trip from from Southampton 19 December, 2019, calling at Oslo, Copenhagen, Fredericia, Amsterdam and Bruges.

P&O Cruises: 03453 555 111 or visit

Posted on 12th July 2018 at 01:20 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | P&O Cruises |

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