Cruise specialists P&O Cruises have welcomed their 175th year of sailing and are offering an outstanding range of discounts and events in celebration of this achievement.
So what is it, after 175 years at sea that makes them one of the world’s best loved cruise liners?
P&O Cruises might be best known for providing luxurious getaways on the highs seas but when the company started life in 1837 it was for an entirely different reason. P&O came to life when its founders were awarded with a contract from the British government for a weekly mail service to the Iberian Peninsula. Cruising at the time was all about cargo and it wasn’t until 1904 that the first pleasure ships were used.
Over the following years, P&O Cruises grew in versatility and range. What started with a simple cargo carrying service now features luxury holidays to destinations in every corner of the globe.
Without a doubt one of the most well-loved holiday locations today for P&O customers is the relaxed and fun-loving Caribbean. The stunning island locations like Barbados, Jamaica and St. Lucia feature crystal clear azure waters, laid back island life and flawless white beaches.
But it’s not just the balmy weather which entices people on board ships. A cruise through the majestic waters of Northern Europe features the stunning coastlines of the Baltic Sea, surrounded by the history, architecture and culture of the fascinating region.
One of the reasons cruise holidays have endured as one of the country’s most popular style of holidays is the fact that cruises truly appeal to every type of traveller. P&O in particular has transformed over the years into a company that offers a range of holidays to cater to all tastes. This includes everyone from groups of friends to families, single travellers and romantic couples.
For anyone in search of a romantic getaway with their loved one, P&O’s excellent range of adult-only ships is the perfect solution to find some peace and quiet. This includes the luxury liners like the decadent P&O Oriana and the stunning Arcadia.
Similarly, for many travellers cruises need to offer the very best in on board children’s entertainment. P&O’s outstanding family-friendly ships (such as the Oceana, Aurora, Azura and Ventura) provide a range of features including dining packages for all ages, Reef Kids Club and plenty of onshore excursions.
Consider yourself an incredibly organised person who likes to secure the best deals in advance? P&O offers a variety of deals for early bookers who know the exact details of their dream cruise right down to the sail date, location and cabin number.
For more easy going travellers, P&O are still an invaluable resource and offer an excellent range of last-minute deals which provide spontaneous travellers with a chance to see the world at a fraction of the usual price.