20 October 2016

Oriana’s refurbishment – the complete picture

Following the news that Oriana is to undergo a three-week refurbishment, P&O Cruises has released a new graphic clearly illustrating the upgrades to be carried out in Hamburg at the end of November 2016.

A closer look at Oriana’s refitComprising a cross section of the ship, the graphic provides clear, detailed information about Oriana’s refit which will improve the overall cruise experience while staying true to its elegant and traditional design.

The refit takes into consideration guest feedback on all aspects of the ship, from the public spaces and bars to the cabins and bathrooms. Public areas and cabins will be rejuvenated with a range of subtle upgrades that will have a big impact without losing any of the ship’s unique charm.

P&O Cruises is collaborating with design firm Richmond International, which worked on the decor for flagship Britannia, to provide “a modern yet classic look and feel throughout. Highlights include:

  • Cabins and suites: replacing soft furnishings, repairing and replacing furniture, upgrading bathrooms and carrying out maintenance work on balconies.


  • The Peninsular and Oriental Restaurants: a brand new colour scheme, replacing carpets and chairs.


  • The Spa: the sauna, steam-room, whirlpool and changing areas will be uplifted with new tiling, modern furniture and contemporary equipment. There will also be relaxing heated loungers, soothing natural décor and a living plant wall.


  • Theatre Royal: new sound and lighting equipment as well as re-upholstered seating will ensure the best and most comfortable entertainment experience.


Other areas being refurbished include The Conservatory, Lord’s Tavern, Riviera Bar, Loyalty & Future Cruise Deck, the gym, Anderson’s and all public areas across the entire ship.

P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “We want Oriana’s guests, both returning and new, to feel that they are sailing on the most elegant and charming ship. From what our guests have told us we know that retaining the traditional elements that are unique to Oriana is as important as rejuvenating the ship - so that’s what we’re aiming to do.”

Following the refurbishment, Oriana will set sail on a two-night short celebration cruise to Zeebrugge round trip from Southampton departing December 16, followed by a 17-night Canary Islands cruise round trip from Southampton departing December 18, 2016.

For more information or to book call P&O Cruises on 0843 374 0111, visit or visit your local travel agent.

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