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Cruise Review: P&O Azura Mediterranean 2011

Aug 13, 2011 5 Comments

Friday 22nd July 2011 The sun is blasting through the bedroom window and today is cruise day! Its still early at 5.30 am but things to do, last minute checks to make, and before I knew it we were in the car and heading for Southampton. Arrived at Ocean Terminal at 11.20am which wasn’t bad […]

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P&O Cruises Announces New ship for 2015

Jun 01, 2011 6 Comments

LARGEST EVER CRUISE SHIP BUILT FOR BRITAIN WILL BE A “MODERN CLASSIC” P&O Cruises today announced that it will expand its fleet with a 141,000-tonne cruise ship, built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, scheduled to enter service in March 2015. The as-yet-unnamed 3,611-passenger vessel will be the largest in the P&O Cruises fleet, as well as […]

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P&O Adonia Naming Ceremony

May 22, 2011 No Comments

The journey to Southampton was a little touch and go at one stage. Time wasn’t on our side, and circumstances meant we had to cut our timing quite fine. My heart sank when the traffic ground to halt on the M40. Oh no, how long would we be sat here. We could miss the whole […]

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P&O Cruises 2012 Brochure Launch

Mar 07, 2011 No Comments

2012 is a momentous year for P&O Cruises – it’s the year that P&O can trace their roots back 175 years to the formation of the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company in 1837. To mark this 175th Anniversary, P&O Cruises will be celebrating in style with the GRAND EVENT cruises when, for the first time ever […]

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Cunard 2012 Brochure Launch

Mar 07, 2011 No Comments

Together the three largest Cunarders ever built comprise one of the most modern fleets to grace the ocean waves. Between April 2012 and early 2013, they will continue to acquaint guests with captivating destinations and our enduring sophistication; on 5 June 2012, all three Queens shall meet in Southampton to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of […]

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P&O Cruises Peninsular Club – P&O Announces new Loyalty Club

Feb 28, 2011 4 Comments

P&O cruises have announced a new Loyalty Club, now called Peninsular club. Benefits will start on cruises departing from April 2012, which go onsale in spring 2011, and it will replace the current Portunus club. New Benefits ashore and onboard have been introduced.

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P&O Cruises Adonia ~ Dame shirley Bassey named as Godmother

Feb 24, 2011 No Comments

Britain’s greatest and best loved female performer, Dame Shirley Bassey DBE, is to be Godmother to Adonia, the latest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet. Dame Shirley will name the stylish ship in a glittering ceremony in Southampton on Saturday May 21, 2011.

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Princess Cruises – Grand Princess Refit

Feb 10, 2011 1 Comment

Grand Princess is to undergo a dramatic transformation during spring drydock Makeover Will Include Piazza Atrium, Tea Lounge, Pizzeria and Nightclub The most significant transformation ever of a Princess Cruises ship will occur this spring aboard UK dedicated ship, Grand Princess.

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Celebrity Eclipse Review – Spanish Mediterranean

Dec 12, 2010 No Comments

It may seem like many moons ago now, but back in September we cruised onboard Celebrity Eclipse from Southampton visiting Vigo, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Palma, Toulon, and Cadiz. Read about my first real cruise experience with Celebrity cruises and a few observations I made along the way.

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Cunard Queen Elizabeth Naming Ceremony and Photos

Oct 12, 2010 3 Comments

I was so privileged to be among the invited guests at the Naming Ceremony of Cunard’s latest ship Queen Elizabeth. It was a truly amazing experience from start to finish. We arrived just after 1.00pm and were among the first to check in at Ocean Terminal where Queen Elizabeth was sat basking in the glorious […]

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