P&O Cruises reunites with Oriana


The Oriana from P&O Cruises has given thousands of passengers memories that will last a life time, and 16 years on since its launch will now deliver some extra magic to new cruise passengers thanks to a refurbishment.

You can see a video below this article that looks at some of the new features you’ll find onboard P&O’s Oriana, which includes a Marco Pierre White Grill restaurant and 27 new cabins. The cruise ship will be adult only from 2012 and has a new Italian restaurant called “Sorrento“, which adds some modern dining and when paired with the improved decoration and aft deck will surely please those heading away this year on the Oriana.

If you’re already booked for a cruise leaving Southampton this year then feel free to bookmark this page, and leave us a comment on your experience with the improved ship when you return.

The video below includes a message from Captain David Pembridge about the timing of Oriana’s refurbishment, and how he hopes this refit “keeps her going for the next 16 years“. P&O Cruises Managing Director, Carol Marlow, points out that the Oriana is one of the best loved ships and they felt it was the right thing to do “to refurbish her in this way and make her exclusive for adults“. The video also includes a message from Marco Pierre White on what makes his restaurant so good on the Oriana, which has something to do with “great ingredients served just simply“.

You’ll also get a visual look at improvements in the Spa and what makes the Sorrento restaurant somewhere extra special to eat Italian food and drink fine wines. Have a watch of the video and let us know what you think of the improvements.

Do you think P&O Cruises needed another adult only ship? Having no children on the Oriana has made extra space that allows for new cabins, which includes 16 new balcony cabins, 2 of P&O’s unique single cabins and the rest will be made up of inside cabins.

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  • Wendy Ray

    I am due to go on the Oriana in July this year and hope that what Carol Marlow says is true.  I think they need to address the bad reviews the Oriana has had last year in order to keep their customers and attract new ones.  I have cruised on many ships over the years and had wonderful times and  hope that the Oriana will not be a bad experience.