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P&O have just published their itineraries for these two periods, together with details of how to “register an interest”. (This is their usual convoluted procedure by which you actually commit to booking, but don’t make one until you reach your point in the loyalty club pecking order.) At first glance the itineraries look to be […]

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Oriana – images from 24 years

Andrew Sassoli-Walker, whose photos I have featured here from time to time, has done a homage to Oriana on his website. It includes one image for every year it was in service (though the pictures may not come from every year). In particular there are images from her arrival at Southampton in 1995, and from […]

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Oriana

  Update: here’s a link to a YouTube video of Oriana’s arrival into what looks like a grey and windy Southampton this morning. It’s time to take note of Oriana’s forthcoming departure from P&O. She’s currently on her last day at sea as a P&O ship – she’s due to dock in Southampton tomorrow morning […]

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…it is not advisable for us to maintain our planned Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme this winter season As I’m pretty sure most people already know, P&O have cancelled this winter’s programme of cruises around the Arabian Gulf on Oceana. This is a result of the continuing tension over the seizure of ships in the […]

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A long time ago I did a detailed post about the different sizes of the balconies on Ventura and Azura. it’s still one of my most popular posts – every day, between 10% and 20% of the page hits I get is for that one post. Here’s a link to it. Here’s an additional post […]

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Tendering problems at Monaco – update

I’ve heard some more about the tendering problems at Monaco on Sunday. (Just to recap, tendering had to be stopped during the afternoon due to a high swell, which was causing great difficulties at Ventura’s platform.) I’ve heard that the weather changed very quickly and dramatically in the middle of the day. I’ve seen a […]

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Something I read about on the P&O Facebook group was that there were significant tendering problems at Monaco on Sunday. This was during Ventura’s call there as a part of cruise N914. Monaco is almost always a tender port, certainly for the larger ships, and it’s not unusual for calls there to be diverted or […]

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I gather that Britannia was very delayed getting into Southampton yesterday (25 May 2019) at the end of a 7 night Fjords cruise – I believe she didn’t dock until around 3pm. This, of course, affected both disembarkation and embarkatio, both of which were very delayed.¬†Embarkation eventually started early evening, and Britannia sailed for Cherbourg […]

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Aurora Refit 2019

Beginning in a week or so, Aurora will be having a refit. This will be in ¬†conjunction with her switch from being a ‘family friendly’ ship to being ‘adults only’. She’s due back from her present cruise, R903, to Norway and to see the Northern Lights (hopefully), on 23 March, and her next cruise, R905, […]

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Back home from Oceana

Well, I’m home. Yesterday was a long, hard day – in UK time terms I got up at 2am, started travelling at 4am, and walked through my front door (or staggered through it) at 10:45pm. I was hanging around Dubai Airport for five hours before boarding the plane, then take-off was delayed, and then there […]

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