Guest speakers on Oriana (and other questions)

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Unregistered, just back from your P&O cruise? Get published on Cruise Critic; Write a Review!
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 09:06 AM.
Lancashire, UK
688 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
Hi all, we are cruising on Oriana on 21/4/13. Not been on her before and I was wondering if we can find out in advance who the guest speakers are?

Also, are there free Pilates or stretching classes available?

Lastly (for now ), are there decent hairdryers in the cabins (inside) or are they those silly ones fixed to the wall in the bathroom?

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
596 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
They dont publish who the quest speakers will be pre cruise in case they cancel... you will get a speaker sometimes two if there are lots of sea days. You also get a Port Lecturer as well ....

Pilates classes often take place if somebody qualified is working in the Spa. There is a charge for the classes.

The hair dryers are in in the drawer of the dressing table. BUT I prefer my own one !!! they are quite good but I get static in my hair with them and prefer to bring my own...
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
100 Posts
Joined May 2011
I have been on Oriana twice and both times the hair drier was in the drawer, but my daughter found that some of the cabins had the silly ones on the wall.
West Country, UK
4,269 Posts
Joined Sep 2007
There will be a small charge for Pilates classes. I have always found the hairdryers just fine - they are in a drawer as the others have said - even in my brand new single cabin last year.

I have lots of recent photos of Oriana here is you fancy a look.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Host Sharon

Cruise Photos:

Ships sailed on:
Vistafjord, Caronia, QE2, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth Maiden Voyage, Aurora, Arcadia, Oriana, Oceana, Artemis, Ventura, Balmoral, Braemar, Adonia, Discovery, Royal Princess (2013 ship), Nautica, MV Funchal, Zaandam, Saga Pearl, Anthem of the Seas, Norwegian Escape, Harmony of the Seas. Also Rhine and Dutch river cruises

Ships visited:
Independence of the Seas, Azura, Artania, Prinsendam, Maasdam, Crystal Symphony, Saga Sapphire, Saga Pearl II, Marco Polo

To come:-
Saga Sapphire Xmas Markets 2017
Aurora circumnavigation of South America 2018

Oriana - Iceland & Greenland July 2018
Arcadia - USA & Canada Sept 2018