P&O to refurb Oriana

P&O Cruises’ Oriana is to receive a three-week refurbishment at the end of November.

The ship, which is for adults only, will be refitted in Hamburg. Cabins, restaurants, bars, entertainment areas and public spaces will all be given what the company describes as an “elegant new look”.

P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow, said: “After listening to guests’ feedback, we are investing in updates to many areas of the ship, but what is key is that we are retaining her unique charm and traditional character. With her teak promenade and lido decks, we know that Oriana holds a special place in the hearts of many of our guests and so we will be keeping her most distinctive features, such as her Tiffany glass ceiling and other well-loved classic touches.”

The Peninsular and Oriental restaurants will be given new colour schemes, with new carpets, curtains and lighting. Cabins will be given new life with creams, greys and teals.

Furniture will also be replaced.

Richmond International, the company that helped create the decor for Britannia, will be in charge of Oriana’s refit.

The line is running a promotion with select cruises, including Oriana sailings, for outside cabins or above made before September 30, 2016.

Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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