P & O’s cruise ship, the Oceana, was first launched in 2000. It is a mid-sized ship that accommodates over 2,000 passengers. The atmosphere is welcoming and family-friendly. During the summer, the bulk of the passengers are parents with their children as well as a young adult crowd. In the winter, you will find more couples with their average age being in the late 50s.
The P&O Oceana has four decks and its most striking feature is the beautiful atrium. The ship overall has a contemporary feel to it that attracts both first-time cruisers and seasoned travellers. The restaurants, bars, lounges, and shopping areas flow effortlessly throughout the entire ship. This provides an informal atmosphere that is conducive to easy socialising among the guests.
There are a number of choices when it comes to entertainment from dance lessons to cooking demonstrations and various lectures. The Starlights lounge offers big production shows, cabaret acts, and stand up comics. Live music can be found on the lowest level of the atrium as well as in the Explorer’s Bar. The ship also has an excellent library and shopping opportunities, two theatres, a disco called Yacht & Compass, and the cozy Magnum. There is also a wide range of deck bars throughout the ship.
The Oceana has four swimming pools and six whirlpools. There is also a sport court and a golf simulator that are located near the Oasis Spa. The spa is equipped well with fitness equipment and offers exercise classes and massages. There is a beauty salon, a sauna, and several treatment rooms.
Passengers will find a number of choices for dining while onboard the Oceana. The two main restaurants, the Ligurian and the Adriatic offer both fixed dining times and the freedom to dine when the mood suits. There are more restaurant choices, including two restaurants that require reservations. At the Horizon Grill, you can dine on deck and enjoy the view.
There are 975 cabins on the Oceana from which to choose and 600 of those have outside views with 450 having private balconies. There are seven pricing levels for cabins, making it simple for passengers on any budget to find one to their liking.
The Oceana has three levels of mini-suites that have both a shower and a whirlpool bath. There are two televisions in each mini-suite along with a table and reclining chairs on the balconies. The large deluxe suites are all on the stern and their balconies look over the ship’s wake.
Quintessentially a UK company who have everything from small ferries to modern, luxury cruise liners that have the ability to thrill and surprise with their sheer size and range of amenities on board. The level of service which they provide both appeals and delights the mostly British audience. On a P and O cruise holiday your every need will be catered for by their well trained and efficient staff.
P&O are one of the only cruise companies to offer adult only ships, meaning you can enjoy your holiday without having to listen to children running around. They also have family friendly ships where children are welcomed and have their own childrens area and group activities to keep them entertained and ensure that they too truly enjoy their holiday.
The number of balconies available on their ships is more than any other British based cruise company. A balcony can be the perfect place to relax and enjoy both peace and quiet and the breath taking views as you sail the seas. They have budget friendly inside cabins which are great value for money, outside cabins which allow you to watch the world go by in comfort from your cabin, balcony cabins and suites, some of which even offer butler service and exclusive access to certain areas of the ship.
P and O Cruises offer a varied range of Ports and Destinations
The variation of places which P&O sail too also sets them apart from the majority of other cruise companies. Their ports of call range from the most visited tourist destinations such as the Catalan city of Barcelona to quieter and more intimate ports of call such as quaint Warnemunde in Germany. This means that you can choose your cruise itinerary based on which ports you most want to explore and there is a good mixture of different types of port.
You can choose to explore the beautiful, vibrant towns and cities of the Mediterranean or the turquoise and tranquil waters of the Caribbean. If you are interested and intrigued by history and architecture the Baltic port of call may be the perfect places for you to explore. There are also the naturally beautiful destinations on the Atlantic Islands and the vibrant, exotic and hedonist ports of call in South America. With all these different destinations to choose from, there is sure to be at least one itinerary that you will be captivated by.
At P and O Cruises they believe that ‘there’s a world out there’ and a perfect way to explore it is by sailing to different ports of call on one of their luxury liners. Also on offer are short two night cruises that allow first time cruisers to sample ship life and see if it appeals to them. They also offer anything from week long sailings to sailings of over one hundred nights and almost complete circumnavigations of the globe. Why not have a look at their itineraries, you are sure to be able to find at least one that will suit your tastes. Start your journey today.
Prices shown are based on two people sharing the cruise companies lowest priced inside cabin and are per person. Note that prices, itineraries and availability are all subject to possible change without notice. Please check the final price before making a booking.