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.
Britainâ€™s oldest cruise line is asking the countryâ€™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 Azuraâ€™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 â€˜back to the futureâ€™, 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.â€
Photograph and a short explanation of the item and its history and provenance should be posted to:
100 Harbour Parade
Southampton SO15 1ST
Envelope should be marked: Memorabilia
Or email the same to email@example.com. Please do not send the items.
Michele Andjel, firstname.lastname@example.org 023 8065 6653 / 07730 732 072
Kate Rist, email@example.com 023 8065 6652 / 07730 732 065
Lorraine Bryant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 023 8065 6650 / 07917 520144