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P&O Cruises Early Booking Savings Available Now for 2012

Early booking discounts and free on board spending money, as well as the best choice of free adult and child spaces*, are available in P&O Cruises 2012 second edition brochure, out now.
    BRIGHTON, ENGLAND, July 31, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The offers, available now for those who book before August 31, 2011, apply to a diverse selection of 215 holidays on all seven ships. These visit 84 countries and 255 individual destinations, including 13 new ports.

Minimum savings on seven night cruises are from GBP200 per couple (all seven night southern and northern cruise breaks) and for a longer cruise of 35 nights couples can save a minimum of GBP1,000 (based on Oriana's 11 February 2013 departure).

Free on board spending money is also available, ranging from GBP40 per person for an inside cabin on a seven night cruise (all seven night southern and northern cruise breaks) to GBP700 per person for a suite on a 35 night Caribbean cruise (Oceana's E301 and Oriana's X303).

P&O Cruises can trace its roots back to 1837 and will be celebrating 175 years of ocean travel in 2012. On July 3 2012 all seven ships will be together in Southampton for the first time ever for The Grand Event and the subsequent seven Grand Event cruises will be heritage themed with special on board entertainment including a 175th Anniversary Gala dinner, heritage art display, guest speakers and more.

Limited spaces are still available on four of the Grand Event cruises:
- Adonia - a 21-night Central Mediterranean cruise (D208) priced from GBP3,399
- Arcadia - a 14-night Norway and Iceland cruise (J208) priced from GBP1,889
- Aurora - a 17-night Baltic cruise (R208) priced from GBP2,591
- Ventura - a 17-night Central Mediterranean cruise (N216) priced from GBP1,919

Managing director, Carol Marlow, said: "We have an exciting year in 2012 and we are offering one of our most diverse and adventurous programmes yet, with the greatest choice of ex-UK cruises including 148 round-trip cruises from Southampton.

"Cruising with us is excellent value for money and those who book early get the best choice of ship, cabin, destination and date with the added bonus of early booking discounts and incentives."

Sample packages highlighting the early booking benefits:
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- A 13-night no fly Western Mediterranean cruise (A210) on board Azura
- Travel dates are May 6 - 19, 2012
- Departing from and returning to Southampton, the cruise calls in Gibraltar, Ajaccio, Rome (from Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (from Livorno), Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
- Prices start at GBP1,089 per person including an early booking discount of GBP200 per person and an additional GBP60 per person free on board spending money.
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- A 23-night no fly Caribbean cruise (J217) on board Arcadia
- Travel dates are November 25 - December 18, 2012
- Departing from and returning to Southampton, the cruise calls in Madeira, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, Tortola, St. Maarten and Ponta Delgada.
- Prices start at GBP1,759 per person including an early booking discount of GBP300 per person and an additional GBP100 per person free on board spending money.
- Adults occupying the same cabin as two paying adults travel for free in the third and/or fourth berths in that cabin. Total cruise price for four adults in an inside cabin would be GBP3,518 or GBP38 per person per night.

For more information or to book call P&O Cruises on 0845 3 554 444, visit www.pocruises.co.uk or see an ABTA travel agent.

Highlights of the 2012 cruises available in the Second Edition 2012 brochure are:

Adonia
- Sailing 12 ex-UK cruises from April to October 2012 and six Mediterranean fly cruises from October to December 2012
- Itineraries range from seven night Fjords to 23 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise
- New ports: Ancona, Brindisi, Durres, Honfleur, Kalmar, Portimao, Pula, Rapallo, San Sebastian, Sanary Sur Mer and Trapani
- Cruising to the Mediterranean, Northern & Western Europe and Round Britain
- Prices from GBP839 per person for a seven night southern cruise break departing in August 2012
- Highlight cruises include a 14 night Central Mediterranean fly cruise departing in October 2012 with prices starting from GBP1,819 per person

Arcadia
- Sailing 17 ex-UK cruises from April 2012 to January 2013
- Itineraries range from seven night Fjords to 24 night Canada & New England
- New ports: Charlottetown
- Overnight calls in Venice, Istanbul, New York, Quebec and St Petersburg
- Cruising to Mediterranean, Northern Europe, North America, Atlantic coast and Caribbean
- Prices from GBP779 person for a seven nights Fjords cruise in May 2012
- Highlight cruises include a 20 night Black Sea cruise departing in August 2012 with prices starting from GBP2,249 per person

Aurora
- Sailing 18 ex-UK cruises from April 2012 to January 2013
- Itineraries range from two night cruise break to 24 night Canada & New England
- New ports: Charlottetown
- Overnight calls in New York, St Petersburg and Quebec
- Cruising to the Mediterranean, Northern & Western Europe, the Caribbean and North America
- Prices from GBP219 per person for a two night cruise break in August 2012
- Highlight cruises include a 24 night Canada & New England roundtrip from Southampton departing in September 2012 with prices starting from GBP2,599 per person

Azura
- Sailing 24 ex-UK cruises from March 2012 to January 2013
- Itineraries range from two night cruise break to 24 night Black Sea or Caribbean
- Cruising to the Mediterranean, Northern & Western Europe, Atlantic Islands and the Caribbean
- Prices from GBP219 per person for a two night cruise break departing December 2012
- Highlight cruises include an 11 night Atlantic Coast cruise departing in December 2012 with prices starting from GBP819 per person

Oceana
- Sailing ex-UK all year, 30 cruises from April 2012 to March 2013
- Itineraries range from two night cruise break to 35 night Caribbean cruise. Also including a seven night Christmas cruise to Belgium, Denmark and Sweden, and a four night New Year cruise to Belgium and The Netherlands
- Cruising to the Mediterranean, Northern & Western Europe, Atlantic Islands and the Caribbean
- Prices from GBP219 per person for a two night cruise departing in either September or December
- Highlight cruises include a 35 night Caribbean round trip departing January 2013 with prices from GBP2,789 per person

Oriana
- Sailing 24 ex-UK cruises from March 2012 to March 2013
- Itineraries range from three night cruise break to 35 night Caribbean
- New ports: Rijeka
- Cruising to the Mediterranean, Northern & Western Europe, Atlantic Islands and the Caribbean
- Prices from GBP299 per person for a three night cruise break in May 2012
- Highlight cruises include a 14 night Music Festivals at Sea cruise to the Baltic departing in August 2012 with prices from GBP1,599 per person

Ventura
- Sailing 21 ex-UK cruises from March to November 2012 and eight Caribbean fly cruises from November 2012 to March 2013
- Sailing two Caribbean transatlantic fly cruises in November 2012 and March 2013
- Itineraries range from two night cruise break to 21 night Caribbean transatlantic cruise
- Cruising to the Mediterranean, Northern & Western Europe, Atlantic Islands and the Caribbean
- Prices from GBP219 per person for a two night cruise break departing in either March or October 2012
- Highlight cruises include a 14 night Icelandic cruise departing in June 2012 with prices from GBP1,599 per person

For more information or to request a copy of the brochure visit www.pocruises.co.uk, call 0845 3 554 444 or visit an ABTA travel agent.

* Some free adult and child places are available on selected cruises, when occupying third and fourth beds in a cabin with two full fare paying adults.

Lead in cruise fares are per person and based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin.

About P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises can trace its roots back to 1837 when the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company was awarded the lucrative Admiralty contract to carry mail to the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. Today, as trusted cruise experts, P&O Cruises has a fleet of seven Cruise Ships offering holidays tailored to British tastes combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time. Azura was launched in April 2010 - officially named by Godmother Darcey Bussell CBE and small ship Adonia will be added to the fleet in May 2011. P&O Cruises offers passengers the most stylish and contemporary holidays afloat including Caribbean cruises, Mediterranean cruises, & luxury mini cruises. P&O Cruises offer direct cruises from Southampton, or fly-cruise holidays from many regional airports. Don't miss your chance to book a cruise with P&O Cruises today, with plenty of cruise deals online.

Website: http://www.pocruises.com

For further press information please contact:
Michele Andjel, michele.andjel@carnivalukgroup.com 023 8065 6653/ 07730 732 072
Kate Rist, kate.rist@pocruises.com 023 8065 6652/ 07730 732 065
Jess Reid, jessica.reid@pocruises.com 023 8065 6650/ 07795 052 973


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