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Old 24th October 2015, 12:31
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How sad the yellow funnel has gone replaced with blue and a tacky emblem around the bow. The Britannia Ventura and Azura are nothing more than a modern day version of the 1960's holiday camps, thanks Carnival for spoiling the last of the classic cruise operators.
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Old 24th October 2015, 13:13
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Hi , Very well said, it has made an Icon shipping company now look like a third world ferry operator, typical carnival trash, I cancelled my cruise with P&O due to the trashy look, and will never use them again.
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Old 24th October 2015, 13:38
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When you cancelled your cruise with them did you tell them why you had done this and, if so, what was their reaction?

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Old 27th October 2015, 11:39
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All the P&O ships I sailed on, or even SAW, had blue funnels - with the P&O logo in white. That was in the 70's and early 80's though, and they looked smart. They were of course REAL ships carrying freight, rather than the floating hotels which is all that remains of P&O now (and even that is in name only!).
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Old 27th October 2015, 12:56
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All the P&O ships I sailed on, or even SAW, had blue funnels - with the P&O logo in white.
In my time the cargo ships had white superstructure with black hulls and funnels and the passenger ships were painted all white with buff funnels. None had blue funnels, which were constrained to another company that is occasionally referred to on SN
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Old 27th October 2015, 14:26
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In 1992 I was on the Container Boat Aberdeen Bay (Ex Ortelious & Dal Kalahari) and both funnels were painted blue with P&O in white on top, was a shock to me when I rolled up in Dubai to join her as no one mentioned that it was to be a P&O charter.

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Old 27th October 2015, 15:55
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I have certainly criticised the new P&O Cruises livery, yes, it is cheap and tacky-looking. But really, does it matter that the company has chosen to dispense with the more traditional white hull and upper works and buff funnel in favour of red, white and blue and an interpretation of the Union flag? Yes, it is an ugly scheme but it is not as though it is being applied to classically beautiful liners that were built 50 or 60 years ago. It is a livery that is in fact well-suited to their present fleet.

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Old 5th January 2016, 16:50
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Hi , Very well said, it has made an Icon shipping company now look like a third world ferry operator, typical carnival trash, I cancelled my cruise with P&O due to the trashy look, and will never use them again.
Chris.
Also cancelled for same reason, poor service and a the holiday camp atmosphere P&O are generating . Feedback from P&O zero but that's the way they operate....
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Old 5th January 2016, 21:18
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The real P&O SN Co lasted from 1837until 2006, the white hull and yellow funnel for passenger ships only arrived in 1931 with the Strathnaver, the cargo ships retaining black hulls and funnels with stone superstructure. The evil light blue funnels etc that replaced the historic colours of the various P&O Group companies were short lived as will be Carnivore's in comparison with the original 169 years.

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Old 6th January 2016, 21:25
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Also cancelled for same reason, poor service and a the holiday camp atmosphere P&O are generating . Feedback from P&O zero but that's the way they operate....
What the hell do you expect when they fill the ship with a couple of thousand passengers all doing exactly the same thing. They end up catering for the lowest common denominator.
You see them in Mt Maunganui every time a big ship is in, filling the souvenir shops and buying trash, then dashing back to the ship in order not to miss lunch.
If you want a decent cruise why not book with one of the freighter companies.
Your missus may not enjoy it, but you probably will.

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Old 7th January 2016, 20:51
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My grumpy comments at post #9 were aimed at Carnival's floating Butlin's camps. Carnival purchased and corrupted the cruising operation.

Dubai Ports bought the many shore based P&O operations plus the ferries. To their eternal credit they have developed that side and continued the excellent website that P&O SN CO built.

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Old 15th January 2017, 21:39
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saw a doco on tv last night of when princess royal did a reveiw of 7 of P&O ships at southampton to celebrate their 175th anniversary.Does anyone know the 7 ships involved as they didnt name them.spotted oriana
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Old 15th January 2017, 21:56
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its ok just found answer,ships were
azura,oceana,adonia
oriana
aurora,arcadia,ventura
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