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P&O Cruises curtails cruise after Azura fault

P&O Cruises curtails cruise after Azura fault

An electrical fault on P&O Cruises’ ship Azura has forced the company to cut short its next cruise following a 24-hour delay to its current sailing. The problem occurred on the ship’s current cruise in Norway, which resulted in the ship missing a call into Stavanger and docking in Bergen for repairs. The company blamed a technical issue with the ...

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P&O passengers to enjoy Crouch Vale beer all over the world on flagship cruise liner

The new P&O cruise ship, the Britannia, has chosen a Crouch Vale beer for passengers to enjoy whilst sailing the world. The ship, which can carry more than 4,300 passengers, features a traditional pub on board housing ‘The Great British Beer Menu’ – featuring over 70 ales, beers and ciders from every corner of Britain to create a beer map ...

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Queen Elizabeth names P&O line’s luxury cruise ship Britannia in England

Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday officially named the Britannia, the newest luxury ship in the British-based P&O Cruises fleet. Prince Philip also attended the ceremony on the docks in Southampton, England. The Britannia bears a union jack design on its bow and takes the name of the queen’s former royal yacht, which was decommissioned in 1997, the BBC reports. During ...

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Controls of 141,000-ton Royal Princess – Cruise ship school

As P&O’s new Britannia flagship arrives in Southampton for her naming ceremony on Tuesday, Nigel Thompson takes command of her colossal cousin Royal Princess. Sort of.. Big, red and round. And sending out irresistible “Push Me” invitations a bit like the messages on the cake and bottle in Alice in Wonderland. Now what exactly DOES this Big Red Button do? ...

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First Captain Inger Klein Olsen on Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria

Knitting sweaters and captaining a cruise ship – it’s all in a day’s work for Inger Klein Thorhauge. When was your interest in ships and sailing first piqued? I’m from the Faroe Islands and grew up by the sea so the interest was always there. As a 16-year-old I worked on cargo ships as a stewardess during the school holidays ...

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LUXURY-LINE CRYSTAL CRUISES HAS BEEN SOLD

LUXURY-LINE CRYSTAL CRUISES HAS BEEN SOLD FOR US$550 MILLION IN CASH TO ASIA’S LARGEST CRUISE COMPANY, GENTING HONG KONG. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, and will include a third ship for the line that will “set the highest standard in luxury cruise ships” according to Genting. Genting is a major shareholder of Norwegian ...

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Floating University – Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea – LIVING, LEARNING, EXPLORING – Ever heard of a concept called ‘Floating University’? Have you not? Then here is a chance to get acquainted with the innovative concept of education. MV Explorer, a cruise vessel known as the ‘Floating University’ will reach Kochi on Friday with more than 1,000 people comprising of students, teachers and crew on ...

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Carnival Cruises partnership with RYA

The RYA is delighted to announce a great new partnership with Carnival UK to offer its members discounts on P&O Cruises, Cunard and Princess Cruises. RYA members will be able to enjoy a specially negotiated discount of 5% on cruises offered by P&O Cruises and Cunard, with a selection of additional benefits depending upon the cruise you choose, while on ...

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