P&O are synonymous with cruise line travel and it is no wonder, after all they are the oldest cruise line company in the world having been in operation since 1835! Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (otherwise known as P&O) purchased their first full time cruise ship in 1904, called it Vectis, and hence the story began.
P&O have come a long way since those early days and graduated over the years to the award winning company you now see today. In 2003 they merged with the Carnival Corporation.
Time does not stand still, and neither has the company. They have progressed, and although still upholding the values and traditions of years gone by, they have most definitely moved with the times. Today this auspicious company stands tall and proud, as do their fleet of eight enviable elegant ships with itineraries that cover the globe.
P&O understand the needs of its passengers, and accordingly some of their ships have been designated as adult only cruise ships. Ideal for those who prefer to have a more tranquil and peaceful cruise. However they also provide family friendly cruises, and cruises for singles and couples alike. P&O Arcadia, P&O Adonia and P&O Oriana are all adult only ships. The rest of their fleet consists of P&O Aurora, P&O Azura, P&O Oceana and P&O Ventura. Not forgetting the all new, eagerly awaited, and aptly named Britannia. This new state of the art liner is destined to make its maiden voyage in 2015.
P&O's fleet all retain the P&O heritage and old traditions, whilst at the same time they provide all of the modern luxurious comforts you would expect of an ocean liner today.
P&O pride themselves on offering luxurious cruises, but at exceptional prices. Their standards of cleanliness and the attentiveness of the crew on each ship is unsurpassed. From the minute you step aboard you will be greeted by a friendly smile and during your cruise you will become familiar with the considerate and caring staff assigned.
The accommodation in the Suites aboard P&O cruise liners is akin to that of a high class hotel, it is luxurious. The epitome of comfort, with opulent and spacious surroundings. A butler is even provided to attend to your every need.
Cuisine aboard P&O cruise ships is spectacular, with a stupendous choice of mouth-watering dishes from across the globe. The Ocean Grill restaurants are overseen by the renowned Marco Pierre White and the Michelin starred Chef Atul Kocchar restaurants on board provide fine Indian dining. On each ship you will find an array of restaurants with buffet or waiter service, various cafes and bars all serving the finest culinary delights.
There is a sophisticated array of bars on board each ship to provide you with your favourite tipple. Champagne and cocktail bars, English themed pubs, wine and tapas bars, deck bars, pool bars and nightclubs. There is also a casino on board each ship for those who fancy a night at the tables, with lessons in how to play for first timers.
The entertainment supplied on P&O cruise ships is nonstop. Cabaret shows, West End style productions, live music, piano recitals, tribute acts, comedians and discos can provide many of an enjoyable evening. Ballroom dancing is second nature aboard their cruise ships and most even offer tuition, should you have two left feet.
Cruises with P&O are designed with British passengers in mind, they cater to the expected high standards one would expect.
If you are looking for the holiday of a lifetime then step aboard a P&O luxury cruise liner, it will make for an incredible and memorable journey that will see you return time and time again.
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