P&O Cruises will operate its largest ever programme next year featuring eight ships, 211 cruises, 81 different ports in 61 countries, covering 662,000 nautical miles and sailing 25 seas. From Flamborough head to the Fjords, Orinoco to New Orleans and Gozo to Guyana, 2015 marks a new era for P&O Cruises.
New Ports For 2015/16:
· 15 new destinations including Belem, Bonifacio, Fort William, Fredrikstad, Gozo, Haugesund, Jacksonville, Killybegs, Sevastopol, Tobermory, Georgetown, Gijon, Porto Santo, Villagarcia de Arosa and Wismar
· 10 “ports of special interest” brought back for 2015 including Charleston and New Orleans, USA; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Hamilton, Bermuda; Hvar, Croatia and Manaus, Brazil
Britannia promises to be the most ‘awe inspiring’ interpretation of the P&O Cruises experience yet. Combining the excitement of cruising with the sophistication of a luxury hotel, Britannia isn’t just the biggest ship ever built for the British market – she’s the most glamorous too.
Brimming with famous faces that make food fabulous, P&O Cruises has signed the talent of the British culinary scene, to enhance its dining experience on Britannia. These ‘Food Heroes’ bring their own brand of valuable expertise into the mix to offer a variety of cuisine to suit all tastes and style of dining.
Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White will create the menus for the gala evenings, Michelin star holder and ‘master of spices’, Atul Kochhar will feature in Sindhu fine dining restaurant, TV wine expert Olly Smith will hand pick wines by the glass in The Glass House bar and grill and, new to the fold, Britain’s favourite TV chef, James Martin, will feature in the new Cookery School. Award-winning master patissier ‘Cake Boy’ Eric Lanlard will be part of the new Market Café and create Britannia’s new Champagne afternoon tea.
Britannia’s maiden season will see the ship sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords, Canary Islands and the Baltic Sea, as well as offering a range of short breaks and a special round Britain cruise. The ship will then transfer to the Caribbean for the winter season sailing a range of 14 night fly cruise itineraries from Barbados.
Oceana Fly-Med in 2015
From late March to October, Oceana makes the warm waters of the Med her home, offering seven and 14-night cruises including up to nine destinations including; Genoa, Florence/Pisa (tours from Livorno), Naples, Dubrovnik, Venice, Kotor, Corfu, Rome (tours from Civitavecchia) and Monte Carlo.
New for the 2015 programme are full day and evening calls in Dubrovnik and calls at Monte Carlo allowing passengers to experience the best of the French Riviera. All Mediterranean fly cruises include flights from/to London, Birmingham and Manchester with Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Easyjet and British Airways. Transfers between the overseas airport and ship are also included.
Adonia Discovery Cruises
Adonia’s smaller size enables her to offer discovery cruises, with “off the beaten track” destinations including river cruising in the Amazon or Orinoco River and sailing to the remote Central American ports on the edge of the Caribbean. Sailing from Barbados from November to March, Adonia alternates two itineraries as well as offering two unique discovery experiences.
The 2015/16 launch programme opens for pre-registration on March 20 until April 2, 2014. The cruises then go on general sale from April 7
Info courtesy of P&O Cruises