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Cruising Europe in Style

Thursday, 5 January 2006

Cruising Europe in Style

P&O Cruises is offering the chance to escape next year's winter and enjoy a European summer sojourn with a new programme of nine spectacular voyages to some of the continents more memorable cities.

P&O Cruises' five white superliners - Oceana, Oriana, Aurora, the new child-free Arcadia and the new look child free Artemis - sail from Southampton in the UK on a series of destination rich voyages to Scandinavia, the Baltic and the Mediterranean. The cruises sail from April to October 2006 and range from 12 to 17 nights.

The European section includes:

* A 12-night cruise to the spectacular fjords of Norway aboard Oriana departing June 9, 2006, priced from NZ$2,607 per person* * An exotic 14-night voyage sailing on September 2, 2006, aboard Artemis, bound for the Baltic destinations of Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Germany and Denmark. Fares start from NZ$2,970 per person* * A grand 14-night Mediterranean cruise on Oceana on May 15, 2006, sailing to Spain, France, Italy and Gibraltar. Fares start from NZ$2,383 per person*
*Fares are cruise only based on a complete twin cabin and include all main meals and entertainment onboard. Subject to availability, conditions apply.

P&O Cruises' New Zealand Manager Shannon Currie says the line's expanded UK fleet provides passengers with the opportunity to enjoy a classic British cruising experience on state-of-the-art ships.

"An increasing number of travellers are discovering that cruising is the ideal way to see the many sights of Europe.

"With P&O Cruises, passengers can relax and enjoy the comforts of their ship as they visit some of Europe's most spectacular destinations without the hassle of border-crossing or hotel hopping. It's the perfect summer sojourn," Mr Currie says.

For more information see a travel agent, call P&O Cruises on 0800 951 200 or visit


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