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Oriana is one of the smallest cruise ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Oriana elegantly combines classic design features such as teak decks and a tiered stern with delightful Art Deco touches. Exclusively for adults, she exudes refinement and luxury. Oriana's signature features are a stunning atrium with a Tiffany glass ceiling and her panoramic Crow's Nest bar.

Oriana's refit

Traditional cruising at its best has become even better. We're excited to announce that Oriana has undergone a fabulous makeover to improve the overall cruise experience for our guests.

We know that Oriana holds a special place in the hearts of many of our guests and we have spruced her up, while staying true to the integrity of this special ship.

Traditional cruising at its best

Originally designed for comfort during round world cruising, Oriana's broad teak promenade and lido decks are great for sun bathing and watching the world go by. The card room and wood panelled library are ideal for relaxing in, as are the bars.

Discovery cruises

With her smaller size Oriana is known for exploring new destinations. Choose one of her Discovery Cruises to unearth lesser known treasures, or embark on her annual adventure cruise for the trip of a lifetime.

Oriana Facts
  • Country of registry: London
  • Entered service: April 1995
  • Named by: Her Majesty the Queen
  • Gross Tonnage: 69, 840 tons
  • Length Overall: 260 meters (853 feet)
  • Breadth: 32.2 meters (106 feet)
  • Draught (full): 7.9 meters (26 Feet)
  • Service Speed: 24 Knots
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,880
  • Maximum operating capacity: 1,928
  • Passenger Cabins: 914
  • Passenger Decks: 9
  • Crew: 760

Dining options for every occasion on board Oriana

Enjoy two main restaurants offering a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening - or Freedom Dining with no fixed seating or dining times.

There is also the opportunity to visit the Select Dining venue of Sindhu, the first restaurant at sea from master of spices Atul Kochhar. Or you could try Al Fresco, a delightful Italian-themed buffet that is perfect for a lighter breakfast or lunch and is unique to Oriana.

Main dining options on Oriana


Freedom dining at the Peninsular Restaurant

Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you'll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you can shape each day as you please.

With Freedom Dining you'll still enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of a main dining room, with a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights). The difference from Club Dining is that this option allows you the flexibility to turn up at selected restaurants anytime you choose between 6pm and 9.30pm, with whom you like, and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Freedom Dining is included in your fare when you book a Select Price. Just opt for it when making your Select Price booking.


Club Dining at the Oriental Restaurant

Choose a particular Club Dining seating and you'll dine at the same time and table each night and enjoy the same company. It's the way many a friendship has been made on board.

With Club Dining you'll enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of the main dining room, and a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights). This style of dining is a wonderful way to share your holiday experiences and meet new friends.

By choosing Club Dining you're opting for the cruising tradition of set sitting times. The same table will be reserved for you and your table companions every night for the first or second sitting, at 6.30pm or 8.30pm. You can request your preferred sitting when you book a Select Price and we'll inform you of your table number and sitting with a card in your cabin when we welcome you on board.

Afternoon tea

Classic English Afternoon tea served on board daily.

Treat yourself to a classic English afternoon tea, served daily in the main restaurants. You can enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and of course, the all important scone topped with clotted cream and jam, all served alongside a pot of tea or coffee.

Casual dining options on Oriana

The Conservatory

At P&O Cruises, we believe great holidays should be all about choice and freedom.

No matter what time of day it is, if you fancy a good meal you'll always get one on board Oriana. Our main self-service restaurant offers high quality dining throughout the day in a relaxed, informal environment. So if you've just returned to the ship after a shore excursion and have worked up a late afternoon appetite you can still enjoy a great meal.

Dine around the clock - Late night snacks are available from The Conservatory between 10pm and 6am. The menu for these late night buffet options changes each day however, examples may include: self-service sandwich bar, ready-made paninis, homemade cakes, biscuits and pastries.

This dining option is included in the price of your holiday.

Al Fresco

Open daily for breakfast and lunch, this intimate, Italian-themed venue is a self-service buffet offering healthier and lighter options.

With seating inside and out, Al Fresco's close proximity to the swimming pools make this an ideal option for a light bite on a sea day.

This dining option is included in the price of your holiday.

Room service

Enjoy room service in your comfy cabin. You can order breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner straight to your cabin.

Oriana operates a slightly different room service menu to the rest of our ships. Please note the annotations in the room service menu to discover which items are unique to Oriana.

Select dining options


Atul's restaurant, Sindhu, will showcase an elegant fusion of Indian and British cuisine featuring sublime flavours.

Enjoy a menu inspired by Atul Kochhar. His Soft Shell Crab and Squid Salad in particular is sure to be a favourite. Guests will also be able to order from a lighter menu for a more informal bite to eat, or sample one of Atul's exotic cocktails from the equally chic bar.

The Beach House

With seating inside and outside The Beach House is Oriana's informal Select Dining venue offering laid back dining with a coastal feel and international flavours.

The Beach House is situated within The Conservatory, extending onto the terrace, on Lido Deck, by the Terrace Bar. At night this area is transformed into The Beach House providing a menu of tempting and tasty culinary delights including steaks and seafood.


Enjoy a wide range of entertainment on board Oriana

Choice is the order of the day on Oriana. With a dedicated cinema, theatre and show lounge there is something for everyone.

See some examples below of the kind of entertainment you'll find included in the price of your holiday.

Show-stopping entertainment

Theatre Royal

The 650-seat Theatre Royal is located in the forward part of the ship on the Promenade Deck.

A traditional theatre colour scheme of rich red, blue, gold and maroon, combined with a Shakespearean Tudor rose motif and heraldic design, was employed to give the feel of a West End theatre. The Theatre Royal also has all the very latest technical advantages, with its high-tech audio, video and lighting equipment and its revolving stage. And with a different musical spectacular every night, this is one room that you will visit over and over again.

Pacific Lounge

The Pacific Lounge, at the stern of the ship on the Promenade Deck, is Oriana's entertainment centre.

Soft comfortable furnishings and contemporary colours create a friendly and inviting feel in the Pacific Lounge, and a tiered floor offers excellent viewing from anywhere in the room. During the day you can attend craft classes and enjoy leisure pursuits here, and at night you can take in a hilarious comedy or a sophisticated cabaret. There's a full-service bar for liquid refreshment and a large wooden dance floor that comes alive at night.

Chaplin's Cinema

This outstanding cinema offers excellent viewing from any of its 200 comfortable seats, and an exceptional sound system.

Chaplin's Cinema is located towards the aft (back) of the ship on D Deck. So sit back and enjoy the latest blockbusters or your favourite old classics, which are shown throughout the day and evening. Chaplin's is also used for lectures, port enhancement talks, and much more.


Midships on Promenade Deck lies Harlequins - Oriana's largest nightspot.

A pair of Harlequin figurines welcome you to this very glitzy and very modern dance venue. One of Oriana's most popular spots, Harlequins has an in-laid, wooden sprung floor, which offers a large open space that's great for ballroom dancing during the day. In the evenings, the floor area is reduced to a small intimate space for fantastic late night disco dancing action. The latest in lighting, coupled with superb high-tech sound equipment and the latest tunes, is a recipe for a fantastic evening experience!

Monte Carlo Casino

The Monte Carlo Club is the perfect place for roulette, blackjack and poker.

Just forward of midships on the starboard side of Promenade Deck, is the Monte Carlo Club Casino, Oriana's very own slice of cosmopolitan allure from the Riviera. Stop by and try your luck!

Drinks packages

A range of drinks packages can be purchased on board including wine, soft drinks and coffee packages.


Activities on board Oriana

There are plenty of daily activities on board to keep you busy with bars, pools, sports venues and shops; you can relax by the pool or catch a film in the dedicated cinema.

Make the most of those sea days

Relax by the pool

Enjoy a leisurely dip in the pool or simply relax on deck and soak up the sun on one of our sun loungers.

Crystal pool - Outdoor pool. 1.9 metres deep. 12 metres long x 5.25 metres wide. Located on Lido Deck. The pool has a vertical ladder for entry and exit.

Riviera pool - Outdoor pool. 1.9 metres deep. 8.7 metres long x 5.25 metres wide. Located on Lido Deck. The pool has normal steps with gradient for entry and exit.

Terrace pool - Outdoor pool. 1.9 metres deep. 8.25 metres long x 3.6 metres wide. Located on D Deck. The pool has a vertical ladder for entry and exit.

Deck games

Deck quoits - when the deck is dry challenge your fellow guests to a few rounds of deck quoits. Handy instruction panels are available to help those less familiar with this game to get involved.

Shuffleboard - when the deck is dry you can usually find someone keen to play a few rounds of shuffleboards. Join in with the organised social tournaments, or just challenge your fellow travellers to a few ends on a lazy afternoon.

Classes & seminars

Dance classes - take place on all cruises with 7 or more days at sea which are hosted by coupled dance instructors. A variety of complimentary dance lessons are available with the main type of dance offered being ballroom and Latin. It may be possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition; any charges generated from this would be at the instructor's discretion. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

Guest speakers - will be on board cruises of 7 nights or more (if over 20 night duration - 2 speakers share the cruise)

Watercolour art - classes take place on all cruises with 6 or more days at sea. Art materials can be purchased on board or you may bring your own art materials to participate in the classes.

Crichton's Card Room

Named after former P&O director Sir Andrew Crichton, this quiet room is a great place to play a game of cards.

Crichton's card room is located on the starboard side of D Deck, midships, next to the library and just aft of the Curzon Room. You will also find bridge tournaments here, as well as our competitive evening syndicate quizzes.

Space to unwind

The Medina Room and Thackeray Room offer tranquil spaces perfect for unwinding.

Whether you like to delve into a good book, do a spot of knitting, play board games with your fellow travellers or spend time writing those postcards to send back to friends and family, Oriana has lots of quiet spaces where you can unwind in peace and quiet.

The Library

Spending a little time with a good book can be heaven.

We've got a great selection of holiday reading to choose from including the latest best sellers and inspiring travel books. It also means you don't have to worry about how many books to pack before you leave.


What will catch your eye? A designer scent, a new handbag or dress, or perhaps some new jewellery for formal night?

Knightsbridge is an elegant boutique providing the most recent fashions in men's and ladies' formal wear and sparkling designer jewellery. You can also purchase perfume and cosmetics, as well as tax-free spirits and cigarettes on most sea days.

The Emporium is Oriana's version of a corner shop, where you can buy everything from sweets and chocolates, to books, suntan lotion and batteries. It's the little shop that has everything!


Head to the Sun deck for some sporting action.

Sports you can enjoy playing on Oriana are:

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