Oriana Refurb: Take A Sneak Peek At Her New Interiors
23 Nov 2016
Oriana, the most loved adult only P&O ship, will be refurbished in Hamburg at the end of this month. The refit will not erase Oriana’s heritage, in fact, everything will be done to preserve her magnificent Art Deco features. However, the other areas will be having fabulous makeovers by Richmond International, a very well-known firm who have designed some of the most prestigious hotels across the world. In fact, this upcoming refurbishment has been designed to enhance the luxuriousness of the ship, which was once the biggest in the world (how times have changed!).
Looking forward to seeing her sumptuous new fabrics, soft furnishings, carpets, furniture, lighting, and colour schemes? Take a sneak peek…
How Oriana will look like after the refit?
Cabins & Suites
At P&O they know how important it is to come back to a nice cabin after a long day ashore, for this reason they will be working towards a general upgrading of the cabins with a more elegant design and furniture or restoration of the furniture. There will also be general maintenance work on the balconies. Bathrooms will be refurbished as well to keep them up to standard.
The Peninsular & Oriental Restaurants
The restaurants are certainly the most frequented areas and a good refit is certainly needed. The main restaurants will be refreshed with a new colour palette, new carpets and curtains and an improved lighting scheme. P&O is making sure that these great social spaces continue to be every diner’s dream.
Salon, Spa & Gym
Cruising is all about getting pampered so the SPA area couldn’t escape the Oriana refit! The plan is to add new equipment and enrich the treatment offers, such as a pedicure station. All the existing areas, such as sauna, steam-room, whirlpool and changing room, will be modernised and given a fresher look. The gym area will also be improved with a new layout; and don’t forget the relaxation areas which will have new features in line with the theme such as flowers, plants and natural wood.
The Conservatory and The Beach House
Central areas of the ship including the Conservatory and The Beach House will be refreshed. They are perfect for a relaxed meal/snack or intimate dinner. In fact, P&O are planning to put in more tables for two. The new décor and lighting will certainly enhance these much-loved places.
Anderson’s and Lord’s Tavern
This will be one of the most luxurious parts of the ship. The Anderson’s bar named after P&O founder Arthur Anderson will feature new stools, tables, rugs and lamps, and will be the ideal place for a pre-dinner aperitif or late night drink. Another favourite, the Lord’s Tavern, will go through an extensive refit. It will continue to feature the ever popular pub quiz and sport!
The theatre is one of the most magic and important spaces of a cruise ship, therefore the Theatre Royal will also get a new look with re-upholstered chairs and new lighting and equipment during the Oriana refit.
We are really curious to see what the Oriana refit will look like. Despite the age, (22 years in service next year!), this is still one of the most enchanting ships of the P&O fleet. The best way for you to see this new elegant decor is by booking one of the cruises sailing in 2017. Why at take a look at the adventurous sailing to the Caribbean in January from Southampton?