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Today has brought an interesting coda to the “Departure of Oriana” saga. Holland America Line (HAL), another Carnival Corp cruise line, has announced the sale of the Prinsendam, one of their ships. Indeed, they’ve already sold her, to Phoenix Reisen, a German deluxe cruise operator, but are chartering her back until July 2019. Prinsendam has […]

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Thoughts on Oriana

Oriana off Cowes, September 2012 Now that Oriana is leaving the fleet, it’s time for me to give my thoughts both on the ship herself, and on her departure. We did two cruises on Oriana, in 2008 and 2012. Both were just short affairs – just four nights each, I believe. The second was also […]

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I mentioned in an earlier post that I had stumbled across an internal P&O Question and Answer document, presumably to help their customer-facing staff in conversations with customers about Oriana’s departure. Here’s a copy of that document. I’ve retitled it so that it’s WordPress-compliant, but I haven’t edited any of the content. It’s four pages […]

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I’ve learned that Oriana is definitely going to China – specifically, “a company operating in the domestic Chinese market”, which sounds like a Casino ship operator. I learned this from an interesting P&O Q&A document I stumbled across. It’s 4 pages long. The first page is headed “Agent Version only” and has a section headed […]

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Here’s a follow-up post to the earlier one about P&O’s Oriana leaving that company’s fleet in August 2019. There’s still no hard information as to where she is going, although there are some rumours that it might be to Hong Kong – or elsewhere in China – for use as a casino ship. It’s suggested […]

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Oriana leaving P&O

Well, after years of rumours, P&O have announced this morning that Oriana will be leaving the fleet in August 2019. I don’t yet know where she’ll be going, but I shall try to find out more.

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I did a post a while ago illustrating what I thought were the new openings in the hull for the new balcony cabins in the aft section of D deck, and wondered why there were seven openings and not just six – there are six new balcony cabins on each side. I’ve since realised that […]

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Back to the topic of Oriana’s recent refit. In the last few days P&O have updated their website with revised deck plans for Oriana. I’ve done some ‘before & after’ deckplan comparisons. The importunes ones are Lido deck and most importantly, D deck. Here they: click on them for larger versions. There’s another issue. The […]

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Follow-ups on a couple of points:- Pam Massey took more photos of Oriana when she was in Southampton the other day to start her world cruise, and the weather was obviously more suitable for photography. There’s a sample below. You can find Pam’s gallery, containing pictures of a number of other ships as well as […]

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Oriana refit – on her way home

Having been away for a few days I’ve not been able to keep up to date with the progress of Oriana’s refit, so this was supposed to be a bit of a catch-up post. Unfortunately there’s not a lot to add. She’s due back in service tomorrow so not surprisingly she’s now on her way […]

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