P&O Cruises Launches Celebratory 175th Anniversary Sale

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P&O Cruises can trace its roots back to 1837 and 2012 will mark the 175th anniversary of when the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company was awarded the lucrative Admiralty contract to carry mail to the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. To celebrate, P&O Cruises is offering a special 175th anniversary discount of up to 10% on its cruise holidays during the peak “wave” period of December, January and February.

Prices will start from £599 for a seven night cruise, such as Ventura’s March 25 cruise to Spain and France, and £949 for a 14 night cruise such as Azura’s November 5 cruise to Gibraltar, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal.

World cruises are also included in the anniversary sale with on board credit of up to £1100 available on bookings.

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow, said: “2012 is an exciting year for us and we can’t wait to celebrate the heritage of our brand on all cruises next year. We are pleased to be offering passengers real value prices from £599 with this special anniversary discount of up to 10%.”

The 175th Anniversary Sale is available for bookings made between December 1, 2011, and February 29, 2012, on 171 cruises* from the 2012/13 brochure, including:

Adonia
17 cruises from Southampton (D203 – D221)
Destinations including Mediterranean, Fjords, North Cape and Caribbean
Wave prices from £1,029 for a seven night Norwegian Fjords cruise to £3,189 for a 21 night Central Mediterranean cruise

Arcadia
17 cruises from Southampton (J202 – J218)
Destinations including the Canary Islands, Iceland, Canada, the Caribbean and Mediterranean
Wave prices from £769 for a seven night Norwegian Fjords cruise to £2,599 for a 24 night USA & Canada cruise

Aurora
18 cruises from Southampton (R202 – R221)
Destinations including the Caribbean, Baltic, Mediterranean, Fjords and North Cape
Wave prices from £239 for a two night cruise break to Bruges, to £2,599 for a 17 night Baltic cruise

Azura
24 cruises from Southampton (A207 – A230)
Destinations including Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Fjords, Black Sea and Caribbean
Wave prices from £239 for a two night cruise break to Bruges, to £2,149 for a 24 night Black Sea cruise

Oceana
30 cruises from Southampton (E205 – E304)
Destinations including the Caribbean, Canary Islands, Mediterranean and Fjords
Wave prices from £239 for a two night cruise break, to £2,799 for a 35 night Caribbean cruise

Oriana
24 cruises from Southampton (X202 – X303)
Destinations including Fjords, Caribbean, Canary Islands, Iceland and Mediterranean
Wave prices from £349 for a three night cruise break to Bruges and Le Havre, to £3,059 for a 35 night Caribbean cruise

Ventura
22 cruises from Southampton and 19 Caribbean fly cruises (N206 – N305)
Destinations include the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Fjords, Iceland and Caribbean
Wave prices from £229 for a two night cruise to Bruges, to £2,179 for a 14 night Caribbean Christmas cruise 2013

World Cruises are also included in the 175th Anniversary Sale. Four ships are offering these cruises in 2013: Adonia (85 nights), Arcadia (99 nights), Aurora (106 nights) and Azura (110 nights).

Up to 10% discount is available and free on board spending money is also offered, of up to £1,100 per person for those booking a suite on the 110 night cruise at £19,649 per person including a 10% discount off the brochure fare.

A total of 92 shorter sectors of these four voyages are also available and included in the promotion. These short, exotic holidays start from just 13 nights in duration and examples include Bangkok to Dubai (13 nights on Aurora), Singapore to Sydney (16 nights on Azura) Rio de Janeiro to Santiago (20 nights on Adonia) and San Francisco to Southampton (22 nights on Arcadia).

“As well as our Grand Event, in 2012 we are also celebrating Oriana being made into a ship exclusively for adults, Marco Pierre White having two new restaurants with us – Ocean Grill on board Arcadia and Oriana, and double the amount of ex-UK capacity for winter with both Oceana and Oriana based year round in Southampton. We truly have exciting times ahead and our 175th Anniversary Sale is one more reason to enjoy a holiday with us 2012.”

For more information or to book call P&O Cruises on 0845 3 554 444 or visit www.pocruises.co.uk