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BEYONDSHIPS' P&O CRISES FLEET GUIDE
BEYONDSHIPS PROFILES

ADONIA
ARCADIA
ARTEMIS (no longer with P&O Cruises)
AURORA
AZURA
OCEANA
ORIANA
VENTURA
BEYONDSHIPS ARTICLES
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ADDRESS:

P&O Cruises
Carnival House
100 Harbour Parade
Southampton, England
SO15 1ST

TELEPHONE
0845 678 00 14
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         P&O Cruises can trace its history back some 170 years.  In 1837,
the company's founders Arthur Anderson and Brodie McChie Willcox
obtained a British government contract for their company the
Peninsular Steam Navigation Company to transport mail to the Iberian
Peninsula.  Subsequently, the line received a contract to transport the
mail to Asia and Australia and so the word Oriental was added to the
company's name - - Peninsular and Oriental or P&O as it became
known.

During the 19th Century, the line established itself transporting goods
and passengers to the British possessions in the East.  Later, it brought
immigrants from Britain to Australia.  These early beginnings
established traditions that are still honored today.

In the second half of the 20th century, P&O played an important role
in the birth of the modern cruise industry when it purchased a small
American company called Princess Cruises.  Under P&O's ownership,
Princess played a major part in making cruising popular with the
general public.

Today, P&O is part of Carnival UK.  This connection to Carnival
Corporation provides the line with, amongst other things, capital for its
expanding fleet.  At the same time, Carnival leaves the bulk of the
decisions about how the line should be operated to its UK managers  

P&O Cruises concentrates on the British market and the vast majority
of the passengers on a P&O cruise are usually British.  The line caters
to British tastes and the British lifestyle.  It is not the Britain that people
from other countries tend to associate with the UK but rather the
lifestyle that the British lead when the tourists have gone home.

P&O has seven ships in its fleet ranging from a relatively small ship
through to two mega-cruise ships that were recently added to the fleet.  
Although they are united by a P&O style that runs through the fleet,
there are different offerings for different tastes.  Some ships offer
classic cruising while others are modern.  Some are exclusively for
adults while some are family friendly.  Some are intimate while others
offer an array of dining and entertainment options.   There is something
for everyone.   
CANBERRA IN THE FALKLANDS - -
In this firsthand account, Captain Trevor Lane,
then-navigator of P&O's Canberra, describes the
legendary ship's participation in the 1982
Falklands conflict.
Aurora
Ventura
Sea Princess
Oceana
Adonia
Oriana
Artemis was P&O Cruises small
ship until 2011, when she was
replaced by Adonia
BEYONDSHIPS INSIDE INTERVIEWS

P&O Managing Director Carol Marlow

Carol Marlow talks about Adonia

The Captain, Executive Purser and Cruise Director
talk about Ventura

The Food and Beverage Manager talks about dining
choices on Ventira
P&O
Cruise Line Profile - - P&O Cruises
Arcadia
Azura
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