0203 848 3600

Over 1.5 Million Happy Cruise Customers

9 out of 10 Rated Excellent
ATOL Protected

P&O Cruises Announce Fleet Upgrades

Date Posted: 30 Aug 2012

P&O Cruises has announced that three of their ships are due to undergo upgrades before 2014, including the addition of Olly Smith's Glass house to the Ventura. The three ships in question are Arcadia, Oceana and the aforementioned Ventura.

Oceana will be the first ship into dry-dock between 5th and 20th December 2012. P&O Cruises has announced that she will benefit from a £1 million upgrade to the cabins, giving them a stylish and comfortable remake, though the biggest makeover is happening in Le Club — the ships nightclub and late venue. Le Club is being completely redesigned and revamped with new seating, a snug, new sound system, flat screen TVs and a subtle colour palette. Oceana will also be offering a new Marco Pierre White menu in Cafe Jardin during the evenings. There will also be touch-ups to the ship's upholstery, to The Plaza, Oasis Spa and Horizon Grill.

Next up is Ventura — which may come as a surprise as one of P&O Cruises most modern ships. The four year old ship will head to dry dock 22nd March 2013, leaving 7th April 2013 with a host of updates including the addition of 18 new single staterooms. As announced by Olly Smith earlier this week Azura's popular venue, The Glass House, will be opening onboard Ventura. Another addition from sister ship, Azura, is The Retreat — an open air spa area. There will also be a new dance floor in the atrium as well as a new library and chic, new perfumery.

Arcadia will be the last of P&O Cruises' ships to get a facelift, heading to dry dock in December 2013 and leaving just in time for her 2014 World Cruise. Arcadia will also benefit from new single staterooms, as well as upgrades to Marco Pierre White's Ocean Grill, the Crow's Nest bar and the boutiques. The Electra nightclub will become The Globe, which will boast a refit including a new glass wall designed to reduce the sound escaping the venue as well as improving the sound quality within the late night bar. Plans are also in place for a refresh of the cabins, though specifics are yet to be confirmed — I should imagine they will follow suit of the £1 million invested in Oceana if it proves a success.

Having seen the likes of Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, as well as sister line Princess Cruises, investing in their fleets, it's about time P&O Cruises followed suit and I'm confident they will do a great job. If the refurbishment of Grand Princess is anything to go by, Arcadia, Oceana and Ventura are all in good hands.

Written by Charlie Hamilton-Beaufort
© Iglucruise

P&O Cruises Announce Fleet Upgrades

Top P&O Cruises Deals

Spain, Portugal & Cha..., 7 Nts
8th Jun 2018. Ventura
Half Term Norway & Fj..., 7 Nts
27th May 2018. Britannia
Easter Spain and Fran..., 7 Nts
30th Mar 2018. Britannia
Greek Isles & Turkey..., 7 Nts
26th Apr 2018. Oceana
Iceland Discovery fro..., 14 Nts
30th Jun 2018. Azura
Bank Holiday Spain &..., 7 Nts
4th May 2018. Ventura
Western Mediterranean..., 10 Nts
26th Mar 2018. Oceana
More about: P&O Cruises

Book with Confidence

We are ATOL Holders and members of ABTA for your financial protection.

Price Match Guarantee
Search Cruises
Your Shortlist

You do not currently have any cruises in your shortlist.

What our customers say

"I think your company is exceptionally good at looking after the interest of passengers both before and after their holidays and your help has been very much appreciated. I have sung your praises to my friends and I hope this will lead to many more bookings for you including more from me."

(March 2018)

"I just want to thank you for making the changes to our upcoming cruise. You have enabled us to achieve exactly what we wanted."

(January 2018)

Read more feedback