Tag Archives: Oriana

Hopping Across to Hythe

While doing my Southampton retrospective I realised  that I never did a post about Hythe, although did do a short page on the Hythe Pier Train at aas. Realistically there is not much to say about it, although like everything … Continue reading

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Southampton Shipwatch 44: Britannia

On this slightly overcast morning I made my way to Southampton to see the maiden arrival of  P&O’s new ship Britannia. I was hoping that the weather would not turn nasty and that the sun would shine on her arrival. … Continue reading

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The Canberra and the Falklands.

I have just finished reading “A Very Strange Way To Go To War” by Andrew Vine (published 2012 Aurum Press Ltd). It deals with the requisitioning and subsequent service of the Canberra in 1982 in the Falklands War. In fact … Continue reading

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Southampton Shipwatch 12: Aurora

I missed the arrival of Aurora this morning and when I went to Town Quay she was already berthed at Mayflower. This was to be my first viewing of P&O’s Aurora. It was a brief viewing though because the weather … Continue reading

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Southampton Shipwatch 07: Oriana

When I talk about Oriana I can talk about superlatives. She is probably one of the better looking modern cruise ships afloat (even though she is already over 15 years old). She is on a parr with ships like QE2, … Continue reading

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