On a Sea of Glass

On a Sea of Glass

Steamers and Ferries of the Northern Isles

Steamers and Ferries of the Northern Isles

Oriana & Aurora

Taking Cruising into a New Millennium

Publication Date15th September 2012

Book FormatPaperback





The story of P&O's Aurora and Oriana, the company's first modern cruise ships.
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In 1995, P&O introduced the 70,000grt Oriana into service. She was to be the replacement for the long-lived Canberra and she ushered in a new period in British cruising history. Popular from her first days of service, she has become the epitome of P&O style, offering luxurious accommodation and public rooms. Five years later, her half-sister, Aurora, externally similar but internally much different, was introduced. Together, the two ships took P&O into the twenty-first century with a modern fleet of luxury liners. Oriana holds the Golden Cockeral for the fastest ship in the fleet, while Aurora offers an intimacy not seen on the larger and newer P&O vessels. 2012 sees the 175th anniversary of P&O and celebrations planned this year include the sailing of all seven P&O cruise ships from Southampton in mid-July. It is expected that tens of thousands will visit the city to see the biggest sail off in Southampton's history.

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