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#1
Surrey, UK
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Just had an email from P&O to say that the new ship name is announced on Thursday at 4PM

Any guesses ?
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#5
Warwickshire, England
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Wonder why the change to Mayer?
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#7
Sheffield, UK
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There have been a number of suggestions of Olympia as the new ship’s name.
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#8
Cumbria,U.K.
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Joined Dec 2008
I think they've booked Meghan; waited for the Queen's announcement and are breaking with tradition... it's the Duchess of Sussex!
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#9
USA
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Joined May 2014
Any chance they’d reuse Canberra? Probably not. She was the most famous P&O liner in the later half of the 20th century, but I don’t think P&O are much about tradition these days.

Then again, maybe Victoria?
#10
England
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Originally posted by Fairsky84
Any chance they’d reuse Canberra? Probably not. She was the most famous P&O liner in the later half of the 20th century, but I don’t think P&O are much about tradition these days.

Then again, maybe Victoria?


Doubt it when Cunard have Queen Victoria. Too confusing.


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#11
Grand Canyon Concourse
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Joined Dec 2013
Originally posted by jocap
I think they've booked Meghan; waited for the Queen's announcement and are breaking with tradition... it's the Duchess of Sussex!
Shame that the Duchess of Cambirdge is the Godmother of the Royal Princess, it'd been nice to have Megan and Catherine for both new P&O ships.
Originally posted by Fairsky84
Any chance they’d reuse Canberra? Probably not. She was the most famous P&O liner in the later half of the 20th century, but I don’t think P&O are much about tradition these days.
I thought they'd have gone for Canberra for Britannia - especially when they announces she was having two funnels, but I was wrong.

I wouldn't mind them using the old name again, although fans of the old Canberra may be aghast at her new namesake.

And what of her sister (2022)? Should she have a complimentary name?
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England
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I would like to see the name Canberra make a return, but Olympia would make sense and seems to be a name that wouldn't be controversial.
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674(A) Oriana 14/5/96. Southampton to Istanbul (Fly back). 8 nights. Outside Cabin.
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R802 Aurora 9/3/18. Northern Lights. 12 nights. Accessible Balcony Cabin.
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#14
Chesterfield
953 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Originally posted by jocap
I think they've booked Meghan; waited for the Queen's announcement and are breaking with tradition... it's the Duchess of Sussex!
I wondered that too that the reason for the delay in naming the ship (which had been due to be announced in April)is because of the royal wedding with Meghan being Godmother.Many rumours but most popular seem to be Olympia, Iona or Athena as the name
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#15
Cambridgeshire
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Joined Dec 2011
P&O have been known to recently use an old name previously used by Cunard.

Regards John
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#16
Cumbria,U.K.
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Originally posted by Monorail Orange
Shame that the Duchess of Cambirdge is the Godmother of the Royal Princess, it'd been nice to have Megan and Catherine for both new P&O ships.

I thought they'd have gone for Canberra for Britannia - especially when they announces she was having two funnels, but I was wrong.

I wouldn't mind them using the old name again, although fans of the old Canberra may be aghast at her new namesake.

And what of her sister (2022)? Should she have a complimentary name?
Simples... two new ships called Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge!
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#17
West Yorkshire UK
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Originally posted by jocap
Simples... two new ships called Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge!
They sound more like Isle of Wight ferry names, or maybe Whitby pleasure steamers.
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March 92 - Carnival's Carnivale - Bahamas . October 97 - Thomson's Emerald, Med. Nov 2000 - Superstar Gemini, Straits of Malacca. Jan 2004 - Coral Princess - Panama-Carib. June 2005 - Island Princess - Alaska. Jan 2006 - P&O Arcadia - East/southern Carib. Feb 2007 - Celebrity Millenium - Eastern Carib. June 2007 - Tahitian Princess - Honolulu to Papeete. Feb 2008 - Sapphire Princess - Sydney to Auckland. Sept 2008 Emerald Princess - Mediterranean. March 2009 - Coral Princess - Panama Canal. Feb 2010 Celebrity Solstice - Eastern Caribbean . Aug 2011 P&O Azura- Canaries. June 2012 P&O Ventura Iceland & Fjords. Sept 2012 Celebrity Eclipse - Western Med; Apr 2013 P&O Azura Western Med. June 2013 Celebrity Eclipse - Baltic. Oct 2013 P&O Azura - Central Med. May 2014 Emerald Princess N. Spain & France. Sept. 2014 Celebrity Eclipse-Canaries & Azores, Apr 2015 P&O Britannia - W Med. June 2015 Celebrity Eclipse - Iceland & Fjords. Sept 2015 Celebrity Eclipse - Canaries & Azores. Jan 2016 P&O Ventura - No Fly Caribbean. Jun 2016 Eclipse - Baltic. Aug 2016 - Britannia Fjords, May 2017 - Azura W. Med. Sept 2017 - Navigator OTS Canaries & N Africa.
Feb 2018 Ventura - Caribbean & USA.,June 2018 Ventura - W. Med.


#18
Devon, UK
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Joined Aug 2005
Athena is already a cruise ship, currently owned by Phoenix Raisen. We sailed on her some years ago. She was built in 1939 as the Stockholm. Why do people think Olympia, seems an odd name to me. A mountain in Greece? Ariadne?
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#19
153 Posts
Joined May 2013
What to expect tomorrow.... more than just a name?

a) a name
b) a launch month (March 2020 would seem favourite)
c) an on-sale date (expect the new ship to go on sale earlier than September when the rest of Summer 2020 drops).
#20
England
1,383 Posts
Joined Aug 2014
Originally posted by molecrochip
What to expect tomorrow.... more than just a name?

a) a name
b) a launch month (March 2020 would seem favourite)
c) an on-sale date (expect the new ship to go on sale earlier than September when the rest of Summer 2020 drops).
Is it usual for new ships to go on sale prior to a normal season release? I can't recall what happened when Britannia was released.
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P&O Cruises to Come - 55 nights over 3 cruises (2018 - Aurora, 2019 - Aurora x 2)

674(A) Oriana 14/5/96. Southampton to Istanbul (Fly back). 8 nights. Outside Cabin.
E620 Oceana 11/8/06. Western Mediterranean. 14 nights. Outside Cabin.
E720 Oceana 12/8/07. Canaries. 13 nights. Outside Cabin.
X912 Oriana 24/7/09. Baltic. 14 nights. Outside Cabin.
A118 Azura 5/8/11. Eastern Mediterranean. 16 nights. Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabin.
N321 Ventura 18/8/13. Western Mediterranean. 14 nights. Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabin.
B517 Britannia 15/8/15. Western Mediterranean. 14 nights. Forward Suite + Adjacent Balcony Cabin.
B622 Britannia 23/7/16. Norwegian Fjords. 7 nights. Forward Suite + Adjacent Balcony Cabin.
N703 Ventura 15/2/17. Amsterdam & Bruges. 4 nights. Penthouse Suite.
R705 Aurora 13/5/17. Baltic. 16 nights. Accessible Balcony Cabin.
B721 Britannia 22/7/17. Western Mediterranean. 14 nights. Aft Corner Wrap Suite + Adjacent Balcony Cabin.

R718 Aurora 20/10/17. Zeebrugge (although didn’t dock due to storm). 2 nights. Accessible Balcony Cabin. Back to Back with;
R719 Aurora 22/10/17. Spain & France. 7 nights. Accessible Balcony Cabin.
R802 Aurora 9/3/18. Northern Lights. 12 nights. Accessible Balcony Cabin.
J807 Arcadia 1/7/18. Norwegian Fjords. 7 nights. Aft Corner Wrap Suite + Adjacent Balcony Cabin.