Friday, July 16, 2010

P&O Cruises has the World Covered with its 2012 World Voyages

Australian travellers seeking to see the world from in classic British style will be spoiled for choice in 2012, with P&O Cruises World Voyages offering four globetrotting journeys in early 2012.

On sale from July 17, the journeys will see four ships – Aurora, Oriana, Arcadia and Adonia – visiting 162 ports of call in more than 50 countries, with sailings ranging in length from three to 109 nights.

With a range of sectors available, prices start from $559* per person twin share for a three-night cruise onboard the 76,000-tonne Aurora as she sails from Bangkok on March 6, 2012 to Singapore via Koh Samui.

Both Aurora and Oriana will sail full world circumnavigations, in opposite directions, while Arcadia will offer a 109-night world cruise and Adonia will set sail on her first grand voyage for P&O Cruises to South America.

The stylish Aurora will depart on January 4, 2012 for a 98-night circumnavigation via the Caribbean, United States and South Pacific returning via Dubai and the Suez Canal. Fares for the full 98-night voyage start from $15,549* per person.

The family-friendly Oriana will head east on her own circumnavigation one day later, sailing via the Mediterranean, Asia and Australasia before returning via the Panama Canal and Caribbean. Fares for the full 97-night world cruise are priced from $15,619* per person.

Meanwhile, the 83,000-tonne Arcadia will sail a 109-night world cruise via the Suez Canal and Asia, before calling at six ports in Australia and returning via South Africa. The child-free superliner will visit Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney (overnight), Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, with fares for the full cruise starting from $17,519* per person.

P&O Cruises’ latest ship, the boutique 710-passenger Adonia will be the last to set sail, departing January 13, 2012 on her first grand voyage circumnavigating South America. Highlights of the 87-night voyage include sailing the Amazon, overnight calls in Buenos Aires and New Orleans, Cape Horn and the Panama Canal. Fares start from $15,319* per person for the full cruise.

Early booking discounts of up to 35 per cent apply to all cruises booked before December 31, 2010, with bonus onboard credit of up to £375 per person also on offer.

Other line voyages and sectors available include:

· A 15-night cruise onboard Oriana from Hong Kong to Brisbane visiting Brunei, Bali, Darwin and the Whitsundays departing February 6, 2012. Fares start from $2659* per person.

· An 18-night cruise onboard Aurora from Sydney to Bangkok calling at Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Bali, Vietnam’s Nha Trang and Phu My and Sihanoukville in Cambodia, departing February 17, 2012. Fares start from $3249* per person.

· A 12-night cruise from Melbourne to Singapore onboard Arcadia visiting Adelaide, Perth and Bali, departing March 11, 2012. Fares start from $2219* per person.

For details of P&O Cruises’ 2012 World Voyages program, see a travel agent, call P&O Cruises on 132 428 or visit

*Fares are cruise only, per person in a complete twin cabin and include all main meals and entertainment onboard. Subject to availability, conditions apply.

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