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I admit that I’ve found it hard to think of anything to post about this week. Partly this is because it’s ¬†been a quiet week in the UK cruising world, but mainly because my head is full of the forthcoming P&O Grand Event. We’ll be on Oriana for the event; indeed, it will all be […]

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P&O have published a revised version of their Grand Event viewing timings sketch map, (Click on the small image to see it full-size.) This gives us quite a bit more information, assuming it’s accurate. It shows all seven ships in line and close together on the departure from Southampton at around 7pm, and still in […]

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Below is a sketch map from P&O indicating the best times to be at each of the indicated spots to see the 7-ship sail away on 3 July. I’m sure that many people will already have seen this, but to be honest I hadn’t, so I thought I’d share. I’m not sure what this says […]

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P&O 175 Grand Celebration

Just a quick post to draw people’s attention to a new animation that’s appeared on the P&O web site; click on ‘View our Grand Event animation‘ to see it. Update: here’s a link to the same animation on YouTube; this is better because you can not only set the resolution to HD (720) but also […]

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I’ve had the chance of a good read of my copy of this new book, and now comes the time to feed back my thoughts. The first thing to say is that I really enjoyed it; it will have a prominent place among my maritime books. So what sort of book is it?

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'175 Years of Heritage' book

I’ve ordered a copy of the ‘P&O Cruises:175 years of Heritage’ book, it’s on its way, and hopefully I’ll get it tomorrow. Then I’ll need some reading time, but I ought to be able to write some sort of review by the end of the week or thereabouts.

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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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More on P&O 175

I recently posted about the two books that it seems will be published soon to commemorate P&O’s 175th birthday. One of them is ‘P&O Cruises: 175 years of heritage’, and its authors are Andrew Sassoli-Walker and Sharon Poole. I’ve come across Andrew on a couple of different cruise forums where he’s posted his excellent photos […]

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P&O 175

Most people in the UK cruising world will already be aware that next year is P&O’s 175th anniversary. Well, ok, it is, sort of: strictly speaking the company founded 175 years ago (The Peninsular Steam Navigation Company) no longer exists, and P&O Cruises is just one of the successor companies, but let’s not quibble too […]

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I’m beginning to hear worrying things about the popularity of the cruise we’d like to do next year. Regular readers and P&O fans will already be aware that P&O have arranged the schedules such that on 3 July 2012 the whole fleet will be in Southampton together to celebrate the line’s 175th Anniversary. The ships […]

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