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#2
hampshire england
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I've just received an email from P&O saying the same thing. Now we know why Aurora was made Adults Only. Oriana leaving has been a rumour for a long time, now it's a reality.
#3
Ottershaw, UK
137 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
Originally posted by chris11256
According to the P&O Twitter feed Oriana will be leaving P&O in August 2019.

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Just read that myself. Quite sad really, quite liked Oriana.
#4
Surrey, UK
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Joined May 2006
Very Sad, but inevitable with 2 new ships coming on board and Aurora being made adult only

Have been on Oriana more times than any other ship.
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#6
UK
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Joined Jul 2009
I've had an e-mail from P&O confirming Oriana is leaving.

Oriana will be leaving the P&O Cruises fleet in August 2019 following her final cruise to Norway & North Cape (X913), departing 22 July 2019. There are still plenty of opportunities to sail on her. A real fleet favourite, Oriana has earned a loyal following over the years, so why not join her one more time?
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#8
Lancashire, UK
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Joined May 2008
Really sad news but not unexpected with Aurora being made adult only. She's been sold to a company operating cruises in China according to P&O.


Our first cruise was for our honeymoon and it was on Oriana and we sailed on her a fair few times until she was made adult only, so lots of happy memories.
#9
Whitley Bay, North East England
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Joined Nov 2006
Devastating if she is your favourite and you like small ships. I am sad and disappointed but as we enjoy all the ships we will not be as badly affected. Good job we had our two cruises on her booked for this year.


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#10
South coast
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Joined Feb 2017
They just cancelled my August 2019 Cruise and offering £50 obc to move ships? Shocking amount and why on earth didn’t they stop selling cruises on her a while ago? No other ships going to the same ports. Full refund it is then 🤦*♂️


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#11
Manchester UK
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Joined Aug 2008
Just back of Oriana June 9th no mention about this, though some of the crew were mentioning contract changes to other ships. Very sad to see her go as a great ship for dancing.
Will have our last cruise on her Xmas
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#12
UK
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Joined Jan 2013
Just seen my email from P&O, how sad. We have only managed 1 cruise on her of 4 nights but we really enjoyed it and said we'd love to go on her again! Think we will find it hard to find one before she leaves.
#13
Derbyshire, UK
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Joined Jun 2008
According to the Facebook comment replies from p&o it appears she’s been sold to “a domestic Chinese operator”


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#14
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Joined May 2013
Originally posted by thecruisers6
They just cancelled my August 2019 Cruise and offering £50 obc to move ships? Shocking amount and why on earth didn’t they stop selling cruises on her a while ago? No other ships going to the same ports. Full refund it is then 🤦*♂️


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You can’t stop selling cruises otherwise you lose your negotiation power in selling the ship.

That said, P&O have said they were not looking to sell her do it may be that the offer from Chinese company was too good to be true.

One things for sure, P&O certainly don’t want to be in the floating care home market anymore.
#16
South coast
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Joined Feb 2017
Originally posted by molecrochip
You can’t stop selling cruises otherwise you lose your negotiation power in selling the ship.



That said, P&O have said they were not looking to sell her do it may be that the offer from Chinese company was too good to be true.



One things for sure, P&O certainly don’t want to be in the floating care home market anymore.


Yep you hit the nail on the head. It’s all about profit and screw the customers plans.
Just booked an MSC Cruise so hopefully they read this
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#17
UK
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Originally posted by thecruisers6
They just cancelled my August 2019 Cruise and offering £50 obc to move ships? Shocking amount and why on earth didn’t they stop selling cruises on her a while ago? No other ships going to the same ports. Full refund it is then 🤦*♂️


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It was the same when they sold the Adonia. We had our cruise cancelled with only obc offered on another cruise.
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#18
Devon, UK
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Very sad news. That only leaves Aurora and Arcadia for us. Everything else is too big and Oceana only seems to do fly cruises.
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#20
Oxfordshire UK
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Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by majortom10
Not surprised and not before time IMO she has been well past her sell by date with problems she has had for a while.
After a thoroughly miserable time on a recent Northern Lights cruise, where the cold on board was unbearable and there were leaks everywhere, I also am not surprised. Of course, the captain made all sorts of excuses about unusually low temperatures but it was pretty evident the ship was not "fit for purpose". The vibrations aft also made it difficult to enjoy performances in the Pacific Lounge! Frankly, we had already decided we would cruise no more on Oriana. It is sad because Oriana was a nice size and still looked very elegant.
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