The 1995-built former P&O Cruises ship, Oriana left Southampton on 16 August 2019 at approximately 08:45, having been renamed Piano Land.
The ship left its former homeport of Southampton heading for the Far East where it will offer cruises from Xiamen, China.
The 1,880-passenger ship spent 24 years in the P&O Cruises fleet. The cruise line decided to sell its oldest vessel to make room for the arrival of its new 5,200-passenger flagship, Iona, which is due to launch in May 2020 and is the largest ever built for the British cruise market.
The ship’s former name has been painted over on the bow and plates have been welded on the stern, with the new name Piano Land painted on them. The P&O Cruises livery, a representation of the British Union Jack, can still be seen slightly under the white paint masking her former life.
As newly named vessel left Southampton for the final time, former fleet-mates Aurora and Venture where also docked in Southampton.
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