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P&O Cruises: The first cruise line of the world

British-American owned and operated by Carnival U.K., P&O Cruises has its headquarter in Southampton, England. This cruise line has rich history associated with it - it is the first ship to provide passenger sailing in the 19th century and is also the oldest cruise line in the world.

P&O Cruises offer different options for different categories of passengers. The seven ships of this cruise line are segregated according to the needs and preferences of the passengers. Ventura, Oceana, Azura, and Arcadia are the modern ships that are innovative and cater to the new generation and first-time cruisers. However, these ships also allure the regular cruisers, and Oriana, Aurora, and Artemis provide a conventional sailing experience.
Adonia is an adult-only ship while Arcadia, Artemis, and Oriana are child-free ships. The rest are open to families and kids of all ages.

The destinations covered by P&O Cruises are Australia, Asia, Baltic, Africa, Caribbean, Canary Islands, Central America, East and west Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Iceland and Fjords, Panama Canal, South Pacific, USA and Canada, the Middle East.

The cruise duration can be for two nights, three nights, four to six nights, seven nights, 14 nights, and may even more days.

Activities onboard the P&O Cruises

Dining: Different kinds of cruise dining are available on P&O Cruises. Oceana, Ventura, Azura, and Arcadia offer Freedom dining and club dining; Oriana, Aurora, and Artemis provide club dining and Oceana, and Aurora have two specialty restaurants. P&O Cruises prides itself on being passionate about food and it is proved by the cuisines from around the world that are served onboard.

Entertainment: Evening is the time to completely enjoy the ship and all it has to offer. The activities on P&O Cruises include spending time in the casinos, nightclubs, cocktail bars, and theatres. You can also be entertained by the musical dramas, deck parties, live bands, comedians, and cabaret singers. If you have the ear for more intrinsic music, then there are classical concerts and recitals to take you to a different world. You also have the game rooms and the cinemas. The panel games and quizzes attract and entertain a lot of passengers.

During the day, you can relax by the pool; watch a new movie; venture to the sports court; enjoy a perfect day the spa facility with massages, facials, body wraps, and hair and nail services. You can run on the deck space allotted to joggers, hit the gym, or attend exercise classes.

Dress code: Daytime wear is casual and night is for formal, informal, and smart casuals. For men's formal wear, tuxedo or a dark suit is perfect and a jacket for informal wear. Women can choose from cocktail dresses, pantsuits, etc.

Passengers onboard: Although the passengers you meet will depend on the type of ship and destination, the English are the common denominator is all the ships.

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