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P&O Cruises Oriana to leave fleet in August 2019

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Moving to an unknown Chinese operator

P&O Cruises have announced that their oldest ship in the fleet, Oriana is due to leave them in August 2019 following her farewell Norway and North Cape Cruise.

Oriana is currently the smallest of the seven ships in the P&O Cruises fleet and at 69,000 GRT and carrying 1,928 passengers she is a lot smaller than most modern-day cruise ships. She entered service in April 1995 and was named by The Queen.

P&O Cruises Oriana

P&O Cruises Oriana

She has been sold to an unknown Chinese operator and her future homeport and cruises are unknown at this current time. This follows on from P&O Cruises selling another one of their small ships, Adonia in Spring this year. Adonia is currently in drydock and being transformed into Azamara Pursuit.


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Chris Hughes

Chris is an ex-Royal Navy Reservist. During his time in the Royal Navy, Chris served in the Maritime Trade Operations Branch. A now seasoned cruiser, the first ship for Chris was Cunard Lines' Queen Victoria. Chris enjoys nothing more than relaxing on a balcony during a sea day, gazing out to sea and enjoying the cruise lifestyle!

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