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P&O to offer five-ship program in Australia for 2016 cruise season

P&O to offer five-ship program in Australia for 2016 cruise season

9 April 2015 Cruise News

A tribal Christmas in Papua New Guinea and rocking music-themed short breaks are among the highlights of P&O Cruises’ new five-ship program which offers Australian holidaymakers the largest range of cruise itineraries and destinations in the region. With 191 departures and 38 unique itineraries being offered across the cruise line’s five-ship fleet between October 2016 and July 2017, the program continues P&O Cruises’ evolution of modern Australian cruising.

Britannia officially handed over to P&O Cruises

Britannia officially handed over to P&O Cruises

23 February 2015 Cruise News

P&O Cruises has officially taken delivery of Britannia – the largest cruise ship ever designed specifically for the British holiday market. The handover ceremony took place in Trieste, Italy, and was attended by Carnival UK executive chairman, David Dingle, senior executives from P&O Cruises, as well as senior teams from the shipyard Fincantieri, where Britannia was built.

P&O Cruises signs with Stackla for Social Wall technology

P&O Cruises signs with Stackla for Social Wall technology

P&O Cruises has announced it has partnered with Stackla - the social content aggregation, curation and publishing platform - as part of a move designed to showcase cruise holidays through the eyes of real travellers. P&O Cruises has worked with Stackla to launch a ‘Social Wall’ - a new addition to the website which brings together images of cruise holidays as enjoyed by recent P&O Cruises customers.

Mary Berry joins P&O Cruises for 2015 season

Mary Berry joins P&O Cruises for 2015 season

10 February 2015 Cruise News

Baking queen Mary Berry will head a line up of the UK’s best loved chefs hosting cookery lessons onboard P&O Cruises new ship Britannia this year. Ten celebrity chefs will be on a number of Britannia’s sailings throughout the year during which they will run cookery classes, host exclusive chef’s table dinners, participate in Q&A sessions and book signings.

P&O Cruises celebrates £600k raised for MacMillan

P&O Cruises celebrates £600k raised for MacMillan

21 January 2015 Cruise News

P&O Cruises is celebrating raising over £600,000 for charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support. The business has worked in partnership with Macmillan for the last two years, and the money raised by employees and customers will fund local Macmillan projects to help ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.

P&O Cruises’ Aurora sails from Hamburg following refit

P&O Cruises’ Aurora sails from Hamburg following refit

17 December 2014 Cruise News

P&O Cruises ship Aurora has returned to the seas following a £32 million refit in Hamburg. Aurora is the first ship in the P&O Cruises fleet to receive the bold new livery design. She left Hamburg this morning and will arrive in Southampton on Thursday evening having spent the last 20 days with 1,200 contractors working to make ready for her Christmas and New Year cruise.

P&O Cruises adds Strictly Come Dancing contests

P&O Cruises adds Strictly Come Dancing contests

5 October 2014 Cruise News

In addition to P&O Cruises popular Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises, passengers can now slip on their dancing shoes as P&O Cruises ups the tempo with its first “official” Strictly Come Dancing contests on all ships.

Britain’s biggest cruise ship revs up her engines

Britain’s biggest cruise ship revs up her engines

10 September 2014 Press Release Cruise News

There was great excitement at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard near Trieste in Italy today as the engines of Britain’s biggest cruise ship, Britannia, were started up for the first time by Formula One racing presenter Suzi Perry.