Britain's favorite superliner. Now in her fourth year of cruising, Oriana, like Arcadia, is that rare combination: a large-scale, modern liner that still manages to be a truly beautiful ship.
Exuding elegance and style from her soaring bow to the cascading terraces at her stern, Oriana was the first ever liner conceived and designed specifically for British passengers (passengers P&O have been catering to for 160 years.) Her design and technology are state-of-the-art; her atmosphere and character are classic P&O. For a better idea of what that means, read on. For all her modernity, Oriana has the long, sweeping lines and the kind of elegance not usually found in liners this new. Her outside space has been designed to create a sense of extraordinary freedom and openness. Her interior, refreshingly devoid of neon and glitter, opts instead for warm fabrics, rich wood and contemporary art that soothes rather than jars your senses. At the heart of the ship is the spectacular four-story atrium, with a magnificent waterfall, and a stunning Tiffany-style glass-domed ceiling. Oriana's Library is furnished with pieces designed by Viscount Linley and the Curzon Room where evening classical music recitals are held, is adorned with one of the world's largest embroidery installations by a single artist.
Open any door of Oriana's passenger cabins and the high design standards are immediately obvious. Here, with their warm wood, solid colours and classic textile patterns, are rooms that are intended to make people feel at home while at the same time imparting the feeling of quality expected from a premier cruise liner. Oriana is a one-class ship with accommodation that ranges from single and twin-bedded cabins, staterooms and premier suites, to three-berth and four-berth cabins. All are fully air-conditioned and have private bathroom facilities, TV/radio, refrigerator, direct-dialling telephone, sofa, coffee table, hairdryer and combination safe. Oriana was designed to appeal to the widest possible spectrum of people. Families with children will appreciate the comfortable 3 and 4-berth cabins, single passengers can choose from a wide range of single cabins all with the added advantage of a king-size bed.