P&O Cruises have announced their programme for 2012/13, including two additions to the adult only fleet and 13 new ports of call. With P&O Cruises celebrating their 175th year at sea the cruise line are lining up an exceptional year, including the Grand Event, where for the first time ever all seven ships will be in Southampton together.
The new cruise programme includes a mammoth choice of 146 sailings from Southampton for 2012 with an increase in itineraries in Northern Europe for both the summer and winter seasons. Azura for 2012 will be sailing from the UK from March until December and will offer a 24 night maiden Black Sea cruise and a maiden 24 night Caribbean cruise. Arcadia will cruise to the Black Sea for the first time and Oceana will continue to focus on P&O Cruises' most popular destinations.
There is also an increase in fly cruises to the programme thanks to Adonia in the Med and Ventura in the Caribbean, Ventura will also be the only ship in the fleet to offer fly cruises to the Caribbean in 2012.
This spring the Adonia, the lines latest and smallest ship will join the fleet and the exclusively for adults ship will enjoy her first full year in 2012. Oriana is also set to join the selection of dedicated to adult ships in 2012. In 2012 P&O Cruises will be offering their largest selection of adult only and family friendly ships to date.
The new programme will be available on the 2nd April for all Gold Tier members of the Portunus Club with no sales taking place on the 3rd and 4th April before general release on the 5th April.
- Tuesday 5th April all March, April & May 2012 departures will go on sale.
- Wednesday 6th April all June, July & August departures go on sale.
- Thursday 8th April all September, October & November 2012 departures go on sale.
- Friday 8th April all December 2012 & January to April 2013 departures on sale
Written by Stephen Adam