Oriana 1979-80

26th January 2009, 14:42
My Name Is Rob Endean, And I Was A Prs On The Oriana 1979-80, Any One Out There Who Was There?

Bruce Carson
26th January 2009, 14:56
Rob, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, it's good to have you onboard.
Make yourself at home and enjoy all we have to offer.


26th January 2009, 15:05
Greetings Rob and welcome to SN on your first posting. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.

K urgess
26th January 2009, 15:42
Welcome to the crew, Rob.
Find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.

26th January 2009, 17:03
Hi Rob, welcome to SN.

An Assistant Accommodation Steward was on board the same time as you. His name was Colin White. You would not have come under him as a PRS, but you may have heard of him. Also, Tony Desborough may have been on board at that time.

Other SN members worked on Oriana, and there are a few Reunions world wide. I am holding on aboard the current Oriana in April for Canberra crew, but some also worked on Oriana and other P&O ships.


bert thompson
26th January 2009, 17:06
Welcome Rob to this wonderful site
Best wishes

27th January 2009, 19:37
hi, rob here, thanks for getting back, im interested in a reunion, but i need more details, so i can organise me work, all the best, rob

27th January 2009, 21:59
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

29th January 2009, 23:36

This site should help you


Also, please see my thread in Mess Deck, sticky, Canberra Reunion where all SN members are invited, Oriana or whoever.


5th September 2009, 09:54
Was on ORIANA with Roman John

11th September 2009, 10:29
hi, sailed with, PRS's, on the Oriana,with Steve Talbot, Pete Dorphlar, Sparrow, Bob Taylor, any one know of their where abouts now?

Also on the Canberra, with, Guy, Polly, Big Bob, and Red Len.

Thanks, Rob Endean.

Paul Oliver
13th September 2009, 11:13
Hi Bob, I was a Deckie on the Oriana from Nov '76-'80. I new Bobby Taylor and Roman John. We recently had a reunion in Sydney. It was great to see some old faces.


14th September 2009, 09:22
Hi Paul, i take it your living in New Zealand now, i have been living in Ireland for 3 years, and works dried up and im now returning back to U.K., maybe not back to Cornwall. Have been in construction for a few years now, and i have to sail around for work!. Wish you well, all the best, Cornish Rob.

17th September 2009, 14:48
Welcome I was on the Oriana's maiden voyage, joined Barrow Oct 24th 1960, sailed from Southampton 3rd Dec , arrived back March 1961, first clas saloon waiter staff captains table (Wuff Wuff)

Paul Oliver
23rd September 2009, 01:55
Hi Rob, I live about 60KMs north of Sydney and work on the Ferries there. There is quite a lot of work on the Harbour and at Botany at the moment. I settled in Sydney after paying off the Oriana in April 1980.
All the best, Paul.

4th February 2010, 15:25
Was on ORIANA with Roman John
And i had the unfortunate luck of having to SHARE with him, "likeable lunatic"