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P&O Drinks Package

P&O are apparently going to trial a range of drinks packages on Azura. It will commence 21 July. There will be a range of packages – hot drinks, non-alcoholic, and children’s – but the headline package is the Ultimate Drinks Package. The principal features of this are: It will cost £39.95 per person per day; […]

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I did a post over a year ago about the issues that arose when we tried to book our next cruise (that’s this year’s). Eventually everything came together, and all seemed OK. But today I’ve received a bit of blow. About a month ago we went through the excursions and booked three – one each […]

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I contacted Carnival U.K. this afternoon to ask if there was a response to yesterday’s events in Marseilles. I received the following statement from a Carnival U.K. spokesperson: “The Carnival group carries nearly 11.5 million guests on its vessels each year and takes its legal and moral obligations towards the protection of the environment very […]

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I did a post a couple of days ago about a trial to be held in Marseilles today (9 July 2018) of the Captain of Azura for a breach of the environmental regulations regarding sulphur pollution on March 29 in Marseilles. I’ve been scouring the internet for updates, and I’ve learned that the case has […]

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P&O have released some more teaser information about Iona. She’ll be their next mega-ship, due to join the fleet sometime in 2020. I’ve done some posts about her probable overall layout because she will be a close relation to other ships for which we already have details, but of course there will be differences in […]

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I’ve just come across a series of articles relating to an alleged breach of environmental legislation by Azura when she was in Marseilles on 29 March. Apparently she was found to be burning fuel of a higher concentration of sulphur than was allowed in the port – 1.68% instead of 1.5%. What’s most interesting is […]

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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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