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Oriana refit – the video

Positively the last post on the topic of Oriana’s late 2011 refit! P&O have posted this video on YouTube, summarising the changes and giving viewers a quick look at them. (It looks especially good in 720 HD, btw.)

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Oriana refit time-lapse video

I’ve been pointed in the direction of this excellent time-lapse video of Oriana’s refit last year at Blohm + Voss. It looks official, what with the P&O logo at the beginning and end. Two things struck me: the new sponson is just a bolt-on; the old stern is still there, under the sponson. I had […]

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Oriana – no dry dock yet

I’ve done a few posts about the vibration problem with Oriana, particularly the reported comments by Carol Marlow to the effect that Oriana would go back into dry dock on return from her world cruise. Well, that’s today: she berthed at the Mayflower terminal early this morning after more than three months away, but there’s […]

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Oriana – no further dry dock?

I posted a short while ago┬áthat Oriana might have to go back into dry dock in April for remedial work on her propulsion equipment. There have been some comments during her world cruise that the vibration issues with her (which actually go all the way back to her introduction – see here) have worsened since […]

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I’ve become aware from posts elsewhere that Oriana may need to go back into dry dock at the end of her world cruise for some remedial work. If so, this could affect the subsequent cruise (X202). Readers will recall that part of the work done during Oriana’s dry dock in November/December was the fitting of […]

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Back to the topic of Oriana’s recent refit. In the last few days P&O have updated their website with revised deck plans for Oriana. I’ve done some ‘before & after’ deckplan comparisons. The importunes ones are Lido deck and most importantly, D deck. Here they: click on them for larger versions. There’s another issue. The […]

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Follow-ups on a couple of points:- Pam Massey took more photos of Oriana when she was in Southampton the other day to start her world cruise, and the weather was obviously more suitable for photography. There’s a sample below. You can find Pam’s gallery, containing pictures of a number of other ships as well as […]

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One last post this year, and unfortunately it’s about some no-shows. I blogged some weeks ago about a couple of new books about P&O’s 175th birthday. The books were supposed to be published on 1 December, but unfortunately neither has yet made an appearance. It’s also disappointing to record that P&O have still not updated […]

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Somewhat after the event, I found this video on YouTube of the two liners in their respective dry-docks in Hamburg.

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Pam Massey, whose pictures of Oriana disappearing into the gloom on her way to Hamburg I featured here a few weeks ago, was able to take some pictures of her in Southampton on Monday. I gather the conditions were pretty horrible, and Pam would be the first to agree that the pictures reflect this. But […]

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