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Aurora refit

I’ve found some details of the forthcoming refit for Aurora. (Actually, they weren’t hard to find – they’re on the P&O ‘Our World’ site.) Here’s a summary:- Changes to her appearance – the Union flag will be painted on her bows, and the funnels will become blue with a ‘Rising Sun’ symbol; Part of the […]

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Aurora cruise cancelled

I’ve heard that cruise R424 on Aurora has been cancelled. This was a four-night cruise to Amsterdam and Bruges, with a day at sea before the call at Amsterdam and was due to start on 29 November and finish on 3 December. Crucially, it was the cruise immediately prior to Aurora’s refit, which was scheduled […]

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Oceana refit – another update

I’ve done a few posts about Oceana’s recent refit, specifically on the subject of what was and was not changed. She went back into service just before Christmas, so there have now been several cruises on her and therefore quite a few people reporting back. I did a post about the details┬ájust after Christmas. Since […]

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In a couple of posts some while ago (here and here) I mentioned that included in the latest news on the refits was the suggestion that the Oasis Pools on Azura and Ventura would be uncoupled from the Retreat on both those ships. The Retreat is an extra-cost facility, and on Azura has included access […]

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Oceana refit – verdict

The first reports of Oceana’s refit are have come in, and they suggest that actually it’s a pretty minor affair. The refit was aimed at three areas of the ship: the cabins; the disco, ‘Le Club’; and the Cafe Jardin area. Here’s what I think I’ve learned so far: As regards the cabins, several posts […]

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(Update: AIS is now (11:30) showing Oceana expected to arrive in Southampton at 02:15.) Oceana is out in the North Sea on her way back to Southampton – AIS suggests that she’ll arrive at 22:30 this evening, but I’ll be surprised if it’s that soon. Early tomorrow morning, perhaps. I can’t find anything from P&O […]

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P&O refits – Oceana in Hamburg

Oceana arrived in Hamburg during the early part of yesterday evening – the last time I checked, at about 6pm, she was still a a few miles out and then she would have had to do a lot of manoeuvring to get into her berth. But arrive she did. She’s berthed in one of Blohm […]

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Oceana called briefly at Southampton today before heading off for her refit. AIS shows her berthing at the Mayflower terminal at about 5 o’clock this morning, and leaving at just before 11 o’clock. She’s off to Hamburg for her refit, and she should arrive there at about noon tomorrow. When she does I’ll try to […]

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P&O refits – more information

I did a post a couple of months ago after P&O announced refits of three ships (Oceana, Ventura and Arcadia) between now and December 2013. Since then there hasn’t been much information, although there have been rumours that the scale of the refits, especially for Oceana, was not going to be as great as first […]

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