The 1,880-guest vessel joined the UK cruise company in 1995 and has since been marketed as offering “traditional cruising at its best”.
The departure of the smallest in the fleet Oriana follows P&O Cruises ordering a pair of large 5,200-passenger vessels. The first one, named Iona, is scheduled for delivery in 2020 and will run on LNG. The 2nd as yet unnamed 180,000 GT ship is set to join P&O fleet in 2022, providing a 50% hike in line's capacity in 5 years.
A special final trip by Oriana will be soon announced.