Cruise line calls for keepsakes to mark launch of new ship

Newspapers

Find those old photos, track down those trophies, rummage for those relics and collect up those keepsakes – P&O Cruises is searching for memorabilia to showcase on its newest ship Azura.

Britain’s oldest cruise line is asking the country’s collectors to find historical items relating to the company. All items chosen will be displayed on Azura during her maiden season and will then be part of a travelling heritage display across its fleet of seven ships.

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow said:

“P&O Cruises began in 1837 and is proud of its long and illustrious history as Britain’s oldest cruise line. The launch of Azura seemed a fitting time to celebrate this heritage by exhibiting memorabilia and works of art associated with our fleet. I am sure that many people have items of historical importance and sentimental relevance which we would love to share with all our passengers and have on loan for Azura’s maiden season.

“So whether people have Canberra on camera, images of Iberia or a souvenir from Strathaird or Strathmore, we want to share the stories. Our ships have played a significant part in the shaping of the cruise industry and I am sure that this collection will evoke many memories of cruises past. Our inspiration for Azura is ‘back to the future’, evocative of the elegance and glamour of classic British cruising at its best so this memorabilia will form a key part of the feel of the ship.”

Photograph and a short explanation of the item and its history and provenance should be posted to:

Michele Andjel
P&O Cruises
Carnival House
100 Harbour Parade
Southampton SO15 1ST

Envelope should be marked: Memorabilia

Or email the same to michele.andjel@carnivalukgroup.com. Please do not send the items.
Press information
Michele Andjel, michele.andjel@pocruises.com 023 8065 6653 / 07730 732 072
Kate Rist, kate.rist@pocruises.com 023 8065 6652 / 07730 732 065
Lorraine Bryant, lorraine.bryant@pocruises.com, 023 8065 6650 / 07917 520144