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Oriana Cruise 2012

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Baltic-X221 Page 1:  Southampton 4th December 2012


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This page is one of a series showing images from a 10 night 'Christmas Markets' cruise from Southampton in December 2012.

This cruise achieved notoriety in the press and on TV for the incidence of norovirus on board. This had very little affect on us. Cases were reported within hours of boarding so were brought on from outside. Virus infection rates were up 70% throughout the country with many hospitals, hotels and even the New Zealand All Blacks being affected. One person on our table was ill for a couple of days but we were fine. The Conservatory was closed through most of the trip (which we rarely use), but this did put pressure on the dining saloons and room service. The Al Fresco pizzeria was also closed and used as an additional room service preparation area. Inevitably a selfless lawyer put himself forward to run a class action against the company. A storm in a teacup.

The weather did disrupt things however, due to winds affecting our arrival and departure from Amsterdam when the local pilots refused passage through the locks at Ijmuiden. We lost most of the day in both Amsterdam and Copenhagen, but not exactly unusual conditions for December and we could not complain overall. Sea conditions were very calm throughout, despite Force 6 and 7 winds at times.

This was our first cruise on an adults only ship of P&O (or any other company). I was not impressed with this setup since there were virtually no passengers under 50 on the ship. The presence of children has very rarely bothered me since we frequent different areas of the ship and they bring their younger adult parents onto the ship who have yet to develop Daily Mail worldviews. I will certainly not be booking with Saga or Fred in the near future. We have a future cruise booked on Azura and I look forwards to a more balanced clientele.



 

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Oriana Cruise 2012

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Baltic-X221 Page 1:  Southampton 4th December 2012


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Cruise Ships

Oriana Postcards

These are the postcards available on board Oriana.

Oriana Postcards
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Oriana First Day Cover
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Oriana Images
(P&O Cruises)

There were four cruise ships in port when we left Southampton, Azura, Black Watch, Queen Mary 2 and our ship Oriana.

Oriana at the Mayflower Cruise Terminal
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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Oriana deluxe balcony cabin B200
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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Oriana leaving Southampton
Photo: © Patricia Dempsey, 4th December 2012
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Black Watch
Fred.Olsen Cruises

Black Watch at the City Cruise Terminal, Southampton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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Azura
P&O Cruises

Azura at the Ocean Terminal, Southampton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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Queen Mary 2
Cunard Line

Queen Mary 2 at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Cruise Terminal, Southampton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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Ferries

Bramble Bush Bay
(Sandbanks Ferry)
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Bramble Bush Bay at refit in Southampton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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Freighters

CMA CGM Magellan
(CMA CGM)
 
CMA CGM Magellan leaving Southampton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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Mykali
 
Bulk carrier Mykali at Southampton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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Southampton

A selection of Southampton buildings
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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Power & Industry

Power & industry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th December 2012
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