Sometimes we just want to go away on a mini cruise for a couple of days of relaxing on-board a cruise ship and seeing places close by. Luckily, the UK is ideally located for short cruises between two and five nights.
While many people associate Norway with winter, it really comes alive in Summer with its long days, short nights and incredible picturesque scenery. From waterfalls and flower meadows to fantastic architecture and glittering waterways, Norway is a fairy tale world during the Summer months.
P&O Cruises started out in 1837 when a company called Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation began a mail and passenger service from the UK to Portugal and Spain. It has grown a lot by the 1860’s and then started including routes to China, Japan, India and Australia. It entered the cruise ship industry in the 1840’s.
Will P&O’s new mega-ship mark the beginning of a change for the cruise line?
Yesterday P&O Cruise Line announced that they were planning to build a 180,000 tonne LNG-powered cruise ship, scheduled for delivery in 2020. Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver a next-generation cruise ship for P&O Cruises, the largest cruise ship to be built specifically for the British market.
The new ship will exceed 180,000 gross tonnes and will accommodate approximately 5,200 guests (lower berths). Through an innovative use of space, the ship will offer an …