P&O Cruises Continues Award-winning Success at British Travel Awards

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It has been an award-winning Autumn for P&O Cruises as it continued its success by winning the following awards at last night’s prestigious 2011 British Travel Awards held in London.

It has been an award-winning Autumn for P&O Cruises as it continued its success by winning the following awards at last night’s prestigious 2011 British Travel Awards held in London.

The awards were sponsored by News International (The Sun, The Times, Sunday Times) and voted by readers of those newspapers.

Best Luxury Cruise Line - P&O Cruises

Best Family Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Best Mainstream Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Best UK Departure Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow, said: “It is wonderful to receive another confirmation that we are pleasing British cruisers and to win four awards in one evening certainly demonstrates why we are Britain’s favourite cruise line.

“These awards also recognise the exceptional service we provide to families - right from the welcome on board to the fully staffed children’s clubs, to teatime with Noddy. We carry thousands of families each year and this shows what a great holiday they have with us.

“Similarly it is gratifying to be the winner of the best UK departure line award. Sailing from Southampton is such a leisurely start to any holiday and we are proud of the range of cruises we offer from the UK, including two night party cruises, 14 night Mediterranean cruises, 35 night Caribbean or USA and Canada cruises and 109 night world cruises. Whichever cruise you choose you can be on board and enjoying your holiday within 30 minutes of arriving at the port.”

P&O Cruises this week announced that it has doubled its ex-UK winter capacity for 2012, and will base two ships – Oceana and Oriana – in Southampton throughout the winter.

Awards received for P&O Cruises in the last two months are:

•    Favourite large cruise line – Telegraph Travel Awards
•    Best value cruise line – Cruise International Awards
•    Star mainstream cruise company – Travel Bulletin Star Awards
•    Best cruise website – Travolution Awards
•    Best in class (silver and bronze) – Porta Palo Red and Rose 2010 vintage house wine, International Wine and Spirits Competition
•    Environmental Initiative Award – Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards

The Seatrade Insider Environmental Initiative Award was won specifically for Carnival UK’s Green World Tours, which P&O Cruises passengers enjoy. These are part of a programme of charitable and responsible tourism based shore experiences designed to support the towns and communities visited as well as giving the passenger a unique experience ashore. The award is given to the company / organisation / individual who has made a notable contribution to advance any environmental aspect of cruising.

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. Not long afterwards the concept of cruising was born and since then has evolved into a popular holiday choice and now P&O Cruises carries more British cruisers than any other line. Today, as trusted cruise experts, P&O Cruises has a fleet of seven cruise liners 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. Small ship Adonia was added to the fleet in May 2011, named by Dame Shirley Bassey, DBE, and a new 141,000 ton as yet unnamed ship will be added to the fleet in spring 2015. P&O Cruises offer passengers the most stylish and contemporary holidays afloat including cruises to the Caribbean, cruises to the Mediterranean, & luxury short cruises. P&O Cruises offer direct Southampton cruises 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 offers online.

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

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