A Photographic History of P&O Cruises

A Photographic History of P&O Cruises

Book Title: A Photographic History of P&O Cruises

Author: Andrew Britton

Format: Paperback | 144 pages

Publication Date: 30 Sep 2015

ISBN-13: 9780752489018

One of the world's most loved cruise lines, P&O Cruises can trace its history back over 175 years. Through an impressive and unique collection of imagery, this book details the history of P&O Cruises and explores the impact P&O had in shaping the British Empire.

With a vast fleet of ocean liners that undertook voyages to all parts of the globe, P&O was instrumental in immigration to Australia and New Zealand, while acting as a gateway to the Far East and India. After the advent of jet aircraft, the venerable company reorganised their services to offer pleasure cruises. In Australia, P&O held a near monopoly during the 1980s and `90s, with their ships Oriana and Fairstar.

Today, part of the giant Carnival Corporation, P&O Cruises remains an iconic brand, offering British-based cruises, world voyages and a specialist Australian subsidiary that sails into the South pacific.