P&O Cruises Launches Largest Ever World Cruise Program for 2011-12

P&O Cruises Launches Largest Ever World Cruise Program for 2011-12

A day after Cunard announced its world voyags for 2011-2012, P&O Cruises is touting its own. As five ships take in 177 ports in 55 countries, with 95 separate holidays to choose from, the new P&O Cruises’ 2011/12 world cruise program is its most expansive ever. The line is offering five world cruises, 18 line voyages and 72 shorter cruise holidays, departing in 2011 and 2012. The 2011/12 world cruise brochure will be on sale beginning Thursday, July 15.

*  Arcadia, 72-night Grand Alaska Adventure departs Tuesday, April 12, 2011
*  Adonia, 87-night South America Grand Adventure departs Friday, January 13, 2012
*  Arcadia, 109-night Grand Odyssey departs Monday, January 9, 2012
*  Aurora, 98-night westabout full world circumnavigation departs Wednesday, January 4, 2012
*  Oriana, 97-night eastabout full world circumnavigation departs Thursday, January 5, 2012

Adonia, the newest and smallest ship in the fleet, will embark on an 87-night adventure with a full circumnavigation of South America via the Caribbean and returning via the Panama Canal. Adonia will visit 37 ports in 17 countries, including three new destinations Georgetown, Guyana; Salaverry, Peru and Chacabuco, Chile.

Highlights include:

*  Overnight stays in Manaus, Brazil; Buenos Aires; and New Orleans
*  Scenic cruising in the Amazon, Cape Horn, Beagle Channel, Amalia, Glacier, PIO X Glacier and through the Panama Canal.
*  17 shorter cruises including a 17-night cruise holiday from New Orleans to Southampton, England. Six ports of call including Key West and Port Everglades in Florida and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.

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P&O Cruises can trace its roots back to 1837 when the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company was awarded the Admiralty contract to carry mail to the Iberian Peninsula. Azura was launched in April 2010 and Small ship Adonia will be added to the fleet in May 2011.