P&O Cruises’ 1995-built Oriana, which is the oldest ship in the fleet, is to undergo an extensive refurbishment.
The mid-sized ship will head to Hamburg at the end of November 2016 where the refurbishment will take place, which will see improvements to cabins and suites, restaurants, bars and lounges and other passenger amenities on board.
P&O Cruises are working with leading cruise industry architects, Richmond who designed the interiors of their flagship Britannia, which launched in 2015. The most distinctive features will remain on board Oriana, but new modern carpets, lighting and furniture will be added.
All cabins and suites will receive new soft furnishing, whilst elsewhere furniture will be repaired to a high standard or replaced. Cabin and suite bathrooms will be upgraded and the 130 cabins and suites which feature balconies will receive maintenance work.
The two main restaurants on board, the Peninsula Restaurant and Oriental Restaurant will each receive a new colour scheme, carpets, curtains and improved lightning.
Oriana’s extensive refurbishment will start on 25 November, 2016 and the ship will emerge 21 days later. She will depart Southampton on a 2-night mini cruise to Zeebrugge on December 16, 2016.