Registered Owner: Carnival
Plc. - UK - Beneficial
owner Carnival Corp - USA - Operator: P & O Cruises
P&O confirmed the 1995-built Oriana will
leave its fleet August 2019. The
company did not specify where the
1,822-guest ship would operate next. Those
guests who have sailed on Oriana will then
be able to enjoy holidays on Aurora and
Arcadia, both of which are exclusively for
adults and have a very similar on board
feel, and experience the re-vitalisation
taking place over the next year.”
The new owners of the
a joint venture company between CTS (China
Travel Service) and Cosco (China Ocean
Shipping Group Company), who recently
purchased the 1995-built vessel from P&O
Cruises.Oriana is currently sailing on a
bareboat charter back to P&O in Europe, and
will be handed over to the new joint venture
mid-August 2019. The vessel will start
operating ex-China cruises around middle
P&O 's first newbuilding for
almost 30 year's. Slighty larger sistership Aurora.
Oriana is the first cruise ship
commissioned for P&O Cruises. Built by Meyer Werft, the vessel
entered service in April 1995 as the first cruise ship designed for
the British cruise market.
service: 1995 – Refits: 2006/2011/2014 - Gross tonnage: 69.840
- Pass. lower beds: 1872 - All berths: 2029 - Passenger decks: 10 -Length: 260
m. - Beam: 32,20 m. - Drive diesel: 2x 6 cyl.diesel engines make MAN-B&W type
2x 9 cyl.diesel engines make MAN-B&W type
- Total installed power: 47.750 kW. - Propulsion: by 2
pitch propellers through two Renk-Tacke gearboxes.
The gear boxes are coupled to engines via Vulkan-Rato couplings.
each 19.875 kW. - Max. speed 26 knots - Service speed: 24 knots - Built: Meyer Werft -
Germany - Yard no. 636 - Flag: Bermuda - Classification: LR.
30-2011 Oriana will be an adult only ship. Transformation which will see
the addition of 27 new cabins, including balconies and singles, in place
of the current children’s areas. Sorrento, a stylish new, light and airy
Italian restaurant with ocean views and an outdoor dining area will be
added, the Oasis Spa will be updated, and the deck 8 aft children’s pool
will be replaced with a relaxing seating area complemented by the
existing deck bar.
-2011 Blohm + Voss Repair in Hamburg has docked P&O Cruises’ 69,153gt
Oriana in its
Floating Dock 11 for a month of technical maintenance and interior
renovation up to December 17th. The work is extensive and covers
widely different sectors". It includes the installation of a
duck-tail for added stabilisation and passenger comfort. That means
that more cabins can be added and some public areas are also being
converted into new interior and exterior cabins. Maintenance work
included the removal and overhaul of the ship’s stern drive shaft as
well as the overhaul and renewal of engines, machinery and piping,
electric and control systems. No further details of that were
Dec.19-2011 P&O Cruises
welcomed Oriana back into Southampton today after a month-long dry dock
refurbishment which transformed the ship so it is exclusively for adults.
The re-fit saw the addition of 27 new cabins and the introduction of an
Ocean Grill restaurant by Marco Pierre White, now proving very popular
on P&O Cruises Adonia.
Aug.-2016. P&O have announced
that they will be completing a major refurbishment of the Oriana is set
to have a refit set to change everything from the cabins, suites and
entertainment areas to the restaurants, bars and public areas. The ship
was first launched in 1995 and last had a face lift in 2011. The new
revamp was announced by P&O in response to feedback that they had from
guests. The adult only ship will also have changes made to the
Peninsular and Oriental restaurants where there will be a new colour
scheme, carpets, curtains and lighting.
| Passenger space ratio all berths 34.42
Outside images below before 2011 refit
Oriana at Auckland New - Zealand
La Palma -Canarian Island
images below after 2011 refit.
scheme 2015. All images below taken by Henk van Geilswijk july 25-2015
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