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Arcadia has suffered another delay in its passage to Funchal, but this time the cause isn’t technical. The ship had to divert to Vigo for a passenger medical emergency. I have no information about the nature of the emergency but of course I hope that the passenger involved recovers. I gather that this wasn’t the […]

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Arcadia under way

It looks as if Arcadia is under way this morning (7:30am), so whatever the problems were that delayed her departure they have been resolved. That’s good news for the ship, for P&O, and (most of all) for all the passengers on her 2019 World Cruise. Arcadia’s next port of call will be Funchal, where she […]

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Update: Oriana actually left at 7pm so it looks as if all is well. As I write this (7:55 pm) she’s in the Solent between Cowes and Ryde and heading towards the Nab Tower. According to the Port of Southampton’s Cruise Ship Schedule page, Oriana actually berthed at the QE2 terminal (berths 38/9) at just […]

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P&O and Cunard recently announced their World cruise itineraries for 2017; indeed, cabins went on sale over the last few days. I don’t normally pay much attention to world cruises – they’re not my cup of tea – but I read a summary of the planned voyages and I was struck by the length of […]

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Both P&O and Cunard have announced the details of their world cruises for 2016. There’s some interesting stuff in there, especially from Cunard. First, P&O. They’ve announced world cruises by Arcadia and Aurora. Arcadia will do a 115-night voyage around the Pacific (plus the two transatlantic crossings to get), via South America, Australasia, south-east Asia, […]

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Aurora in La Coruna

Neil Ringan commented on an earlier post I did about Aurora’s world cruise departure to tell me that instead of heading for the Azores, she had turned up at La Coruna today. There was some question as to the reason: bad weather? medical emergency? I’ve been told that it was due to ‘weather avoidance’ and […]

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I should have included Fred Olsen’s ships in the list of those departing on world cruises in the near future. Balmoral left today, I believe, although looking at AIS it seems that she didn’t get away until nearly 10 o’clock this evening. She’s away for 104 nights, but unfortunately I don’t know her itinerary. Black […]

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Bon voyage Aurora

P&O’s Aurora departs on her 109-night 2014 world cruise in a short while, and I’d like to wish her and all those on her ‘Bon Voyage’. I did think that she was first of the world cruise ships to depart, but I gather that Queen Victoria left on Thursday. Adonia leaves for hers on Tuesday, […]

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I’ve just learned that P&O’s Aurora seems to have developed problems during her world cruise. A post on a forum includes this email to an about-to-embark passenger, advising them of a changed itinerary as a result of the problem:   I am writing to you on behalf of your travel agent with some important news […]

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I wrote on Monday about the cancellation by P&O of calls at Argentine ports during Arcadia’s and Adonia’s world voyages in the New Year. There was some uncertainty as to whether those passengers going on these voyages who wanted to cancel in view of the changes would be entitled to a full refund; I mentioned […]

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