P&O Cruises Oriana prepares for November dry dock

P&O Cruises Oriana prepares for November dry dock

P&O Cruises’ Oriana is preparing to undergo a three-week interior refurbishment in Hamburg, Germany at the end of November 2016.

British design firm Richmond International has taken guest feedback into consideration when designing the new interiors.

The team will replace the soft furnishings and furniture, upgrade bathrooms and complete maintenance on balconies in the cabins and suites. It will introduce a new colour scheme and replace carpets and chairs in the Peninsular and Oriental Restaurants, and also reupholster the seating and add new lighting and sound equipment in the Theatre Royal. In addition, the sauna, steam-room, whirlpool and changing areas in the Spa will also be retiled and fitted with modern furniture and contemporary equipment, as well as heated loungers and a living plant wall.

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

“We want Oriana’s guests, both returning and new, to feel that they are sailing on the most elegant and charming ship,” said Paul Ludlow, senior vice president at P&O Cruises. “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 sail a two-night roundtrip from Southampton, UK to Zeebrugge, Belgium on 16 December and then a 17-night Canary Islands roundtrip from Southampton on 18 December.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Friday, October 21, 2016