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Sometime in the next day or so we will be leaving for the our cruise on Oriana, one of the P&O Grand Event cruises, and I’m totally stressed out. Is it the packing? – no, I find that’s easy, we’ve packed for so many cruises that these days I know what to put in. Is […]

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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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The arrangements that P&O are making for the Grand Event on 3 July are beginning to cause some angst. P&O have always given passengers a suggested embarkation time, but in practice everyone ignores this. For example, we’ve had suggested embarkation times of 2:30 or later, but we turned up at the terminal (Ocean Terminal) at […]

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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 (again)

My copy of this book finally arrived this morning; only two days late, and after having paid for delivery – thank you Amazon…. It’s obvious that the book deals firmly with the cruising era; recounting the detailed history of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company is not its purpose (although there is an overview). […]

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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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Book launch

I’ve heard from Andrew Sassoli-Walker, one of the authors of the ‘P&O Cruises: 175 years of heritage’ book. Apparently the book is going to be launched at an event onboard Aurora on the 4th of January. This is her next call at Southampton, and is also presumably the day she departs on her 2012 world […]

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