A day after Cunard announced its world voyages 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.
P&O Ferries has cast the planned £300m privatisation of Dover Harbour into doubt over claims of overpricing. The ferry company, which is Dover Harbour Board’s largest customer, has lodged an official complaint with the UK government over the port’s fare structure.
The arrival of the largest ferries ever designed for service on the Dover Strait has moved a step closer with the first of two new ships being built for P&O Ferries taking to the water.
DP World, which is 80 per cent owned by Dubai World, is seeking a listing on the London Stock Exchange “to address its continued disappointment with the [Dubai] market’s valuation of the company”.
Cross-channel ferry services to France are carrying more passengers than last year as Britons head south in search of the al fresco summer lifestyle being denied to them by UK downpours.