‘Tis the season to be jolly – with short winter breaks from P&O Cruises

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P&O Cruises has a range of short cruise breaks this winter – perfect for bringing in and seeing out the festive season in style.

Cruises start from £83 per person per night, rivalling any land-based city break, whilst visiting several cities in one short break and only having to unpack once. Prices include all main meals, entertainment ranging from West End style shows to cabaret, comedians and tribute acts.

Speciality restaurants from Michelin-starred chefs Atul Kochhar and Marco Pierre White are ideal for special occasions and TV wine guru Olly Smith’s The Glasshouse on board Azura, has a range of 40 wines by the glass.

Details of the short cruises this winter are:
•Azura two night cruise to Bruges (from Zeebrugge) departing December 2, 2012 (A227). Prices are from £249 per person based on two sharing an inside or outside cabin
•Oceana two night cruise to Bruges (from Zeebrugge) departing December 20, 2012 (E228N). Prices are from £239 per person based on two sharing an inside or outside cabin
•Azura three night cruise to Amsterdam, departing January 7, 2013 (A301N). Prices are from £249 per person based on two sharing an inside or outside cabin

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow, said: “Bruges, with its cobbled streets, historic buildings and renowned Christmas market selling traditional gifts is ideal for a pre Christmas getaway. Amsterdam in the winter is a spectacular sight with ice rinks and many superb bars and restaurants. Combined with all the entertainment and fine dining on board the ships these breaks are an ideal early Christmas gift, treat or New Year getaway spa break. Plus they are fantastic value so perfect for groups or larger families to travel together."
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For more information or to book, call P&O Cruises on 0843 374 0111 or visit http://www.pocruises.com

About P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises can trace its roots back to 1837 and 2012 marks the 175th anniversary of 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. Today, as trusted cruise experts, P&O Cruises has a fleet of seven 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. On July 3, 2012, P&O Cruises celebrated its 175 of heritage with The Grand Event, seeing all seven ships berthed in Southampton for the first time. Ushering in an exciting new era for P&O Cruises, a new 141,000 ton as yet unnamed ship will be added to the fleet in spring 2015.

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

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