P&O Cruises has confirmed its 2016 world cruise program: a trio of grand sailings, comprising a classic world cruise on Aurora; a South America & Japan sailing on Arcadia; and a Caribbean and America voyage on Oriana.

Collectively, the ships will cover over 90,000 nautical miles, visiting 90 ports in 58 countries.

All three ships will stay overnight in key cities including New Orleans, San Francisco and Hong Kong, giving passengers two days to explore ashore, while evening port stays have also been built into itineraries to allow longer days for extra sightseeing.

Aurora’s 114-night World Circumnavigation visits 38 ports in 24 countries, including iconic cities and sights such as Sydney, Cape Town and Hong Kong, plus Table Mountain, the Great Barrier Reef and Pearl Harbour. There are also maiden calls at The Gambia, Philippines, Taiwan, Lahaina (Hawaii), Malaysia and the Seychelles. The round-trip Southampton voyage departs on January 2, 2016, with prices from £10,849 per person.

Arcadia’s 115-night South America & Japan Adventure visits 32 ports in 19 countries, including headline cities and landmarks such as Rio de Janeiro, Beijing and San Francisco, plus Easter Island, Panama Canal and the Great Wall of China. Maiden calls are Papua New Guinea, Hilo (Hawaii), South Korea, Cape Verde, Falkland Islands and Tauranga (New Zealand). The round-trip Southampton voyage departs on January 11, 2016, with prices from £10,949 per person.

Oriana’s 50-night Caribbean & American Adventure visits 20 ports in 15 countries, and features iconic ports such as New Orleans, Charleston, Key West and Miami with a maiden call at Progreso (Mexico). The round-trip Southampton sailing departs on January 6, 2016, with prices from £3,999 per person.

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edgington said: “At P&O Cruises, we pride ourselves on creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our customers and these sailings do just that by bringing the world to their feet.

“Customers can choose between a full world cruise offering a true lifetime experience or one of the many shorter sectors for an exotic winter holiday with a difference. If you are looking for adventure and you want inspiration, these sailings open up a world of possibilities that few other experiences can match.”


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