Oriana

Oriana cruise ship
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Cruise line
P&O Cruises

Current itinerary:
50 days, Oriana's Caribbean & American Adventure
06 Jan, 2016 - 25 Feb, 2016

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Oriana Review and Specifications

Special features

Passengers Capacity1882
Crew Capacity794
Passengers space ratio36,74
Passenger crew ratio2,37
Passenger decks12
Dining rooms2
CasinoYes
CinemaYes
LibraryYes
SpaYes
Fitness centerYes
Lifts (elevators)10
Pools3
Jacuzzis5

Technical Specifications

BuilderMEYER WERFT, PAPENBURG GERMANY
IMO number9050137
Year built1995
Speed24
Flagflag Bermuda
Length260
Draught7.9
Tonnage69840
Oriana deck plans deck icon

Review of Oriana

Launched in 1995, Oriana is the oldest in fleet and also one of the P and O adult ships, together with Arcadia and Adonia. The ship cost US $320 million to build and was last refurbished in 2011, with next scheduled refit in 2016.

History - construction & ownership

P&O Cruises is based at Carnival House in Southampton, UK, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corp. & plc. This British-American cruise line was originally a constituent of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. P and O Cruises is the world's oldest cruise line, having operated the first passenger ships in early 19th century. It is sister company of P&O Cruises Australia. P and O Cruises was de-merged from P&O group in 2000, and became a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, which in 2003 merged with Carnival Corp. to form Carnival Corp. & plc. PO Cruises currently operates eight ships with a total guest capacity of 14,970 and 5% market share of worldwide cruise lines. Its most recent ship, mv Britannia, joined the fleet in March 2015.

The 69,840-ton, 1,882-passenger cruise ship Oriana is the oldest but the fastest cruise ship in the P&O fleet. At the time of her debut, PO Oriana was among the biggest cruise vessels in the world and the biggest ever built in Germany. MV Oriana was christened by HM The Queen of England on April 6, 1995. The ship underwent a couple of major dry docks. The first one, in December 2006, was for GBP 12 million. P&O Oriana was re-registered from Britain to Bermuda to allow onboard weddings. The second drydock was in late 2011 when the vessel received 27 new staterooms and two new venues for dining. 

Cruise itinerary program

Oriana itinerary program is based on cruises from Southampton, including Caribbean Islands voyages; a “World Cruise” roundtrip from UK; roudtrip sailings from Southampton to the Canary Islands, British Isles, Norway Fjords, Iceland, Baltic, Mediterranean; Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

PO Oriana

Cabins

Most Oriana staterooms are 150-sq.foot Oceanview rooms (480). There are a total of 941 staterooms in 23 categories. The largest aboard Oriana are the Suites (415 ft2).

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Oriana emerged from a month-long dry dock in late 2011, during which a pair of new dining venues were added. The first new restaurant, Marco Pierre White's Ocean Grill, provides cuisine described as new British; menu options include choices like Thai fishcakes, cheese souffle, grilled lobster and wild boar burgers. The 2nd, Sorrento, is an Italian restaurant which is offering pizza, pasta and seafood. Versions of both dining venues are found on Adonia cruise ship, which is one of P&O's other adults-only vessel. (Arcadia, P&O's other children-free cruise vessel, also has an Ocean Grill.) Cover charges fluctuate by the length of the cruise. For the Ocean Grill, it's 12.95 pounds per person on an route of 8 or more days, 17.95 pounds for 3 to 7 days and 22.95 pounds for 1 to 2 days. Supplements do apply for some items, but in actually, pretty well everything on the menu is engaged. Sorrento costs 5 pounds (route of 8 or more days), 7.50 pounds (route of 3 to 7 days) or 10 pounds (routes of 1 to 2 days) and also has supplements for some items.

Follows the complete list of Oriana restaurants and food bars.

  • Peninsular Restaurant (498-seat forward Dining Room; club dining venue with large windows; offers Breakfast 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea 4:00 - 4:45 p.m., two fixed seatings for Dinner at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.)
  • Oriental Restaurant (500-seat aft Dining Room; club dining venue, with large windows, dinners only, with two fixed seatings at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The menu is the same as at the Peninsular’s)
  • Ocean Grill Restaurant & Bar (specialty dining by celebrity chef Marco Pierre-White; dinner only 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., reservation-only; also serving Suite guests Breakfast)
  • Tiffany Court (complimentary restaurant; serves lite Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Tiffany’s Lounge & Bar (patisserie with specialty coffee bar by “Costa Coffee”; serves light snacks for breakfast and lunch)
  • Sorrento Restaurant & Bar (Italian; specialty dining; Sorrento Bar)
  • The Conservatory Restaurant & Bar (buffet-style; provides indoor/outdoor seating; open for Breakfast 6:30 - 7:00 a.m., Lunch 12:00 - 3 p.m., Afternoon Tea and snacks 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., and Dinner 6:30 - 9 p.m.; features themed buffets and self service, complimentary Pizzeria; Conservatory Bar)
  • Al Fresco Pizzeria (complimentary indoor/outdoor restaurant).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Evening entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with options like pianists tickling the ivories in the Crow's Nest and Tiffany Lounge and more lively music in Lord's Tavern sports pub. The Crow's Nest is the perfect spot to watch passing scenery at sunset over a reasonably priced cocktail of the day (around £3.75). The nightly shows in ship's Theatre Royal, at 8.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m., are excellent and well supported. The resident Headliners Theatre Company stages a variety of well-choreographed performances. Oriana's Pacific Lounge is more intimate, and generally hosts solo singers. The Harlequins venue alternates between ballroom dancing and disco music. The casino with gaming tables and slot machines opens at 7 p.m.

Oriana entertainment

Follows the complete list of Oriana lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Oriana Atrium (4-decks central open floor area and social hub)
  • Knightsbridge (duty-free boutique shop); 
  • Emporium (general store for candies, chocolate, sweets, books, etc.); 
  • Florist Desk (special occasions flower shop); 
  • “Duty Free” shop (alcohol, cigarettes, tobaccos)
  • Anderson’s Bar (named after the P&O’s founder); Lord’s Tavern (sports bar)
  • Harlequins Disco & Nightclub; Pacific Lounge & Dance Club
  • Theatre Royal (650-seat, featuring large scale shows by “Headliners Theatre Company”)
  • Chaplin’s Cinema; Wedding Venue (vow renewals; weddings)
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Art Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; The Library (with Internet computers); Cyb@Study Online Centre; Medina Room; Thackeray Room; Crichton’s Card Room
  • Terrace Pool; Crystal Pool; Riviera Pool
  • Oasis Spa complex (Treatment Rooms, Steam Rooms, Sauna, Beauty Salon)
  • Gymnasium (complimentary equipment, Fitness classes; Yoga and Pilates at surcharge)
  • The Crow’s Nest Lounge (dance floor, stage for live music; with floor-ceiling windows for panoramic views; hosts art classes, quiz games, cooking demos during the day)
  • Jogging Track; Traditional deck games area (Deck Chess, Deck Quoits, Shufflleboard); Sports Court (football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, cricket); Table Tennis; Golf Nets.

Source: CruiseShipDeckPlan.com


Oriana Itineraries 2016

The below listed Oriana cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest P&O Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure Itinerary ports Prices
06 January
50-days round-trip Oriana's Caribbean & American Adventure
Departing from Southampton - 06 Jan

Tenerife - 11 Jan

Bridgetown - 17 Jan

Pointe A Pitre - 18 Jan

St Johns - 19 Jan

Saint Lucia/Castries - 20 Jan

Willemstad/Curacao - 22 Jan

Oranjestad/Aruba - 23 Jan

Cartagena - 25 Jan

Puerto Limon - 27 Jan

Roatan - 29 Jan

Santo Tomas de Castilla - 30 Jan

Costa Maya - 31 Jan

Progreso - 02 Feb

New Orleans - 04 Feb - 05 Feb

Key West - 07 Feb

Miami - 08 Feb - 09 Feb

Port Canaveral - 10 Feb

Charleston - 12 Feb

Kings Wharf - 15 Feb

Funchal - 21 Feb

Arriving in Southampton - 25 Feb

25 February
12-days round-trip Norway & Northern Lights
Departing from Southampton - 25 Feb

Stavanger - 27 Feb

Tromso - 29 Feb - 01 Mar

Yalta - 01 Mar - 03 Mar

Flam - 05 Mar

Arriving in Southampton - 08 Mar

08 March
12-days round-trip Norway & Northern Lights
Departing from Southampton - 08 Mar

Andalsnes - 11 Mar

Tromso - 13 Mar - 14 Mar

Yalta - 14 Mar - 16 Mar

Stavanger - 18 Mar

Arriving in Southampton - 20 Mar

20 March
17-days round-trip Mediterranean
Departing from Southampton - 20 Mar

Cadiz - 23 Mar

La Valletta - 26 Mar

Sarande - 27 Mar

Dubrovnik - 28 Mar

Venice - 29 Mar

Messina - 31 Mar

Gibraltar - 03 Apr

Arriving in Southampton - 06 Apr

06 April
35-days round-trip USA & Caribbean
Departing from Southampton - 06 Apr

Funchal - 09 Apr

Philipsburg/Saint Maarten - 16 Apr

Ocho Rios - 18 Apr

Progreso - 20 Apr

New Orleans - 22 Apr - 23 Apr

Key West - 25 Apr

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) - 26 Apr

Port Canaveral - 27 Apr

Charleston - 28 Apr - 29 Apr

Kings Wharf - 01 May - 02 May

Ponta Delgada - 07 May

Arriving in Southampton - 11 May

11 May
18-days round-trip Mediterranean
Departing from Southampton - 11 May

Cadiz - 14 May

La Valletta - 17 May

Venice - 19 May - 20 May

Korcula - 21 May

Corfu - 22 May

Messina - 23 May

Gibraltar - 26 May

Arriving in Southampton - 29 May

29 May
12-days round-trip Iberia
Departing from Southampton - 29 May

Lisbon - 01 Jun

Portimao - 02 Jun

Malaga - 03 Jun

Tangier - 04 Jun

Portovenere - 06 Jun

Bilbao - 08 Jun

Arriving in Southampton - 10 Jun

10 June
7-days round-trip Iberia
Departing from Southampton - 10 Jun

Guernsey - 11 Jun

La Rochelle - 13 Jun

Bilbao - 14 Jun

La Coruna - 15 Jun

Arriving in Southampton - 17 Jun

17 June
12-days round-trip Canary Islands
Departing from Southampton - 17 Jun

Funchal - 21 Jun

St Cruz De La Palma - 22 Jun

La Gomera - 23 Jun

Puerto del Rosario - 24 Jun

Lisbon - 26 Jun

Arriving in Southampton - 29 Jun

29 June
18-days round-trip Mediterranean
Departing from Southampton - 29 Jun

Cadiz - 02 Jul

Marseille - 04 Jul

Calvi - 05 Jul

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - 06 Jul

Sorrento - 07 Jul

Corigliano Calabro - 09 Jul

Messina - 10 Jul

Cagliari - 11 Jul

Tangier - 13 Jul

Lisbon - 14 Jul

Arriving in Southampton - 17 Jul

17 July
21-days round-trip Mediterranean
Departing from Southampton - 17 Jul

Cadiz - 20 Jul

Crotone - 23 Jul

Corfu - 24 Jul

Dubrovnik - 25 Jul

Venice - 26 Jul - 27 Jul

Sarande - 29 Jul

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece - 30 Jul

Monemvasia - 31 Jul

Cagliari - 02 Aug

Gibraltar - 04 Aug

Arriving in Southampton - 07 Aug

07 August
12-days round-trip Iberia
Departing from Southampton - 07 Aug

Portimao - 10 Aug

Tarragona - 12 Aug

Valencia - 13 Aug

Cartagena - 14 Aug

Malaga - 15 Aug

Tangier - 16 Aug

Arriving in Southampton - 19 Aug

19 August
2-days round-trip Western Europe
Departing from Southampton - 19 Aug

Zeebrugge/Bruges - 20 Aug

Arriving in Southampton - 21 Aug

21 August
12-days round-trip British Isles
Departing from Southampton - 21 Aug

Guernsey - 22 Aug

Cork - 24 Aug

Dublin - 25 Aug

Belfast - 26 Aug

Stornoway - 27 Aug

Kirkwall - 28 Aug - 29 Aug

Portree - 30 Aug

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland - 31 Aug

Arriving in Southampton - 02 Sep

02 September
8-days round-trip British Isles
Departing from Southampton - 02 Sep

Guernsey - 03 Sep

Scrabster - 05 Sep

Kirkwall - 06 Sep

Stornoway - 07 Sep

Dublin - 08 Sep - 09 Sep

Arriving in Southampton - 10 Sep

10 September
14-days round-trip Canary Islands
Departing from Southampton - 10 Sep

Ponta Delgada - 13 Sep

Horta - 14 Sep

Funchal - 16 Sep

Tenerife - 17 Sep

Gran Canaria - 18 Sep

Lisbon - 20 Sep

Vigo - 22 Sep

Arriving in Southampton - 24 Sep

24 September
7-days round-trip Iberia
Departing from Southampton - 24 Sep

La Coruna - 26 Sep

Bilbao - 27 Sep

La Rochelle - 28 Sep

Saint-Nazaire, France - 29 Sep

Arriving in Southampton - 01 Oct

01 October
2-days round-trip Western Europe
Departing from Southampton - 01 Oct

Zeebrugge/Bruges - 02 Oct

Arriving in Southampton - 03 Oct

03 October
19-days round-trip Mediterranean
Departing from Southampton - 03 Oct

Cadiz - 06 Oct

Catania - 09 Oct

Crotone - 10 Oct

Venice - 12 Oct

Trieste - 13 Oct

Zadar - 14 Oct

Kotor - 15 Oct

Corfu - 16 Oct

Gibraltar - 19 Oct

Arriving in Southampton - 22 Oct

22 October
34-days round-trip USA & Caribbean
Departing from Southampton - 22 Oct

La Coruna - 24 Oct

Philipsburg/Saint Maarten - 01 Nov

Ocho Rios - 03 Nov

George Town - 04 Nov

Cozumel - 05 Nov

Progreso - 06 Nov

New Orleans - 08 Nov - 09 Nov

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) - 11 Nov

Port Canaveral - 12 Nov

Charleston - 13 Nov - 14 Nov

Kings Wharf - 16 Nov

Ponta Delgada - 21 Nov

Arriving in Southampton - 25 Nov

16 December
2-days round-trip Western Europe
Departing from Southampton - 16 Dec

Zeebrugge/Bruges - 17 Dec

Arriving in Southampton - 18 Dec

18 December
16-days round-trip Canary Islands
Departing from Southampton - 18 Dec

Funchal - 22 Dec

La Gomera - 23 Dec

Gran Canaria - 24 Dec

Puerto del Rosario - 26 Dec

Arrecife - 27 Dec

Agadir - 28 Dec

Lisbon - 30 Dec

La Coruna - 01 Jan

Arriving in Southampton - 03 Jan

Oriana Itineraries 2017

The below listed Oriana cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest P&O Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure Itinerary ports Prices
03 January
50-days round-trip Oriana's Caribbean & Amazon Adventure
Departing from Southampton - 03 Jan

Ponta Delgada - 07 Jan

Kings Wharf - 12 Jan - 13 Jan

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) - 16 Jan - 17 Jan

Key West - 18 Jan

New Orleans - 20 Jan - 21 Jan

Progreso - 23 Jan

Montego Bay - 25 Jan

Amber Cove - 27 Jan

Pointe A Pitre - 29 Jan

St Vincent, St Vincent and the Grenadines - 30 Jan

Bridgetown - 31 Jan

Scarborough - 01 Feb

Manaus - 06 Feb - 07 Feb

Parintins - 08 Feb

Santarem - 09 Feb

Mindelo - 15 Feb

Tenerife - 18 Feb

Arriving in Southampton - 22 Feb

22 February
12-days round-trip Norway & Northern Lights
Departing from Southampton - 22 Feb

Andalsnes - 25 Feb

Tromso - 27 Feb - 28 Feb

Yalta - 28 Feb - 02 Mar

Stavanger - 04 Mar

Arriving in Southampton - 06 Mar

06 March
12-days round-trip Norway & Northern Lights
Departing from Southampton - 06 Mar

Andalsnes - 09 Mar

Tromso - 11 Mar - 12 Mar

Yalta - 12 Mar - 14 Mar

Stavanger - 16 Mar

Arriving in Southampton - 18 Mar