Sail away in refined elegance onboard the Oriana, P&O Cruises’ signature ship.
The Oriana has been modelled on the great ocean liners of British seafaring history. With its elegant teak promenades and wood panelled library, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had been transported back in time.
However, the Oriana really does offer the best of both worlds and also features all of the modern conveniences you would expect from a modern cruise ship. Mid-sized, this offering from classic cruise line P&O will transport you around the world in style.
The Oriana specialises in European cruises, travelling to some of the most exciting destinations on the continent.Read more
The 2-night mini cruise to Belgium (Zeebrugge) is perfect for first-timers looking for a taste of life on the ocean waves. Travellers looking to head further afield can choose from the splendour of the Norwegian fjords, the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic Circle, or head to the warmer climes of the Iberian peninsula or the Canary Islands.
One of our favourite options is the 14-night voyage around Spain, France and Italy, which takes in some of the world’s iconic cities on what is sure to be the Mediterranean cruise of a lifetime. Set sail from Southampton and stop at Cadiz, Barcelona, St Tropez, Florence, Palma, Cartagena and Gibraltar before anchoring away for home. Whilst in St Tropez, make sure you check out the glamorous Club 55 for lunch or drinks--it’s almost guaranteed you will spot an A-lister as you chow down on some of France’s finest cuisine.
Facilities and Amenities
Although modelled on a traditional cruise liner, the Oriana offers some very modern facilities. The Oasis Spa is the perfect place to relax and overlook the ocean waves, as you unwind between ports. The stunning Tiffany Glass atrium leads off onto dozens of boutiques, where you can indulge on designer goods and luxury items.
Activities and Entertainment
Whether you prefer to kick back and unwind whilst onboard, or are the type who likes to cram their holidays full of as many activities as possible, the Oriana has options to suit you.
You can soak up the sun on the ship’s broad teak promenade and lido decks and watch the world go by. If the sun gets too hot, head inside and relax for a few hours in the Old World-style card room or library.
If you prefer to be a little more active on holiday, you can take advantage of your days at sea on the Oriana’s golf course, sports courts or state-of-the-art gym--all of which enjoy panoramic views of the ocean.
When the sun goes down, enjoy a cool cocktail as you watch the sun sink into the sea from the Crow’s Nest Bar. Sports fans needn’t worry about missing the match as the Lord Anderson Sports Bar will be screening all of the top fixtures.
There’s a wealth of entertainment options on offer to keep you going late into the night: theatre buffs will love the world-class shows being performed in the ship’s theatre and show lounge, and the latest blockbusters are screened nightly in the cinema. If you enjoy a flutter, make sure to fit in the excitement of the Monte Carlo casino during your getaway.
The Oriana offers the best of ocean travel, with P&O’s experience really paying off in a unique combination of Old World class with the latest in modern facilities. It is the perfect way to discover exciting European destinations, whilst relaxing in the height of luxury during days spent at sea.
One of the best things about cruising holidays is getting to know the ship you’re sailing on. And the Oriana offers guests plenty of enticing facilities. Onboard there are a number of decks, each with their own unique approach and appeal. Whether you go for a lounger or the Jacuzzi, the lido deck is the perfect spot to soak up the rays with an icy-cold martini in hand. You can practice your golf swing on the sun deck. For world-class entertainment head to the promenade deck, with the Theatre Royal, Harlequin’s, and the Monte Carlo Club offering the very best in west-end and cabaret style shows. You can swim, shop, party, watch a movie, relax and socialise to your heart’s content; a two week cruise holiday just isn’t long enough to really get to know a ship as well equipped as the Oriana.
The staterooms aboard the Oriana are the ultimate in understated elegance and luxury, featuring all of the facilities you would expect from the very best of 5-star hotels. If you are looking to splash out on your cruise holiday, opt for one of the ship’s luxurious suites, which come complete with separate bedroom, guest bathroom, walk-in dressing area, and your own personal butler on hand to cater to your every whim. If your budget is more modest, there are a range of cabins to choose from: the Inside Staterooms are great for those looking for somewhere comfortable to crash after making the most of life on deck, and the Balcony cabins offer a great vantage point from which to gaze out on some of the world’s most exciting destinations.
In line with its reputation for offering the best in ocean travel, P&O cruises have ensured that the Oriana tantalises its guests night after night with the finest cuisine. From Marco Pierre White’s sumptuous Ocean Grill, offering the freshest catches or the juiciest cuts in the splendour of the Curzon Room, to the vibrant al fresco Terrace Grill, which offers the best flavours of the Med, there is something to suit every palate.
You will find all the information you need to know about what is on each deck, find your accommodation, which deck the pool is located on.
Cheap Cruise Holidays
With great offers on a range of cruises, booking with Cruise Thomas Cook is a must. If you’re keen to set sail check out our 2013 Cruises and Last Minute Cruises – or if you’re planning ahead browse our 2014 Cruises and 2015 Cruises. For those setting sail from the UK there’s a number of cruises from Southampton to choose from.
Best Cruise Ships
Discover the fun-filled Independence of the Seas, check out the luxurious Oasis of the Seas or go casual when cruising with the Grandeur of the Seas. Part of the P&O Cruise family, the Ventura, Oriana and Azura offer elegant transportation to the world’s best destinations.
More Cruise Ship Choice
For awe-inspiring glass interiors check out the Brilliance of the Seas, or for ice-rinks and fitness centres join the Navigator of the Seas. If you’re after innovation, the Norwegian Epic boasts many unique and wonderful features. The Celebrity Solstice is dubbed a floating paradise and the chic Celebrity Eclipse is effortlessly stylish.