Quantcast
Google
 
Its all about ships
and more
BEYONDSHIPS' P&O CRISES FLEET GUIDE
BEYONDSHIPS PROFILES

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

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

TELEPHONE
0845 678 00 14
P&O WEBSITES

U.K.
USA
    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.
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  No longer
with P&O Cruises
Adonia No longer with P&O Cruises
Oriana No longer
with P&O Cruises
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
BEYONDSHIPS HOME

CRUISE SHIP CENTRAL

CRUISE SHIP PROFILES

CRUISE LINKS

ADONIA PROFILE

ARCADIA PROFILE

AZURA PROFILE

BRITANNIA PROFILE

ARTEMIS PROFILE

AURORA PROFILE

OCEANA PROFILE

ORIANA PROFILE

VENTURA PROFILE

P&O FLEET GUIDE

P&O PAGE
Britannia