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    DescriptionIn 1837, P&O, or the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, won a lucrative mail contract to the Iberian peninsula. In 1840, they added Egypt and the Mediterranean to their routes. In 1843, P&O placed the first cruise advert in The Times, and in 1844 were selling passages to Gibraltar, Malta, Athens, Constantinople and Egypt to tourists, clearly becoming the world's oldest cruise company. In that year, the author William Thackeray was offered a voyage if he would write about it for the company, helping promote their services. By 1870, the Suez Canal had opened, reducing the time to travel to India, China and Australia and, in 1904, P&O introduced the Vectis as a cruising yacht. By the 1920s, cruising had become a huge part of the company's business and, post-war, the company grew this business on the back of its lucrative 'Ten-Pound Pom' contracts with the Australian government. By 1981, Canberra was carrying almost half of all cruise passengers from the UK, and in 1982, she sailed to war, with Royal Marines and the Parachute Regiment. Post-Falklands, P&O began to expand, with new vessels. Today, the company has seven cruise ships (Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora, Azura, Oceana, Oriana and Ventura), all of which will be in Southampton on 3 July 2012, when 30,000 passengers will embark and disembark, a record for the port. Celebrating 175 years in style, this is the official history of P&O Cruises.


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    Title
    P&O Cruises
    Subtitle
    Celebrating 175 Years of Heritage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sharon Poole, By (author) Andrew Sassoli-walker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445605968
    ISBN 10: 1445605961
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.5
    BIC subject category V2: WGG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC classification: VM
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24360
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006010
    Abridged Dewey: 623
    DC22: 387.542
    BIC subject category V2: WTHX
    Thema V1.0: WGG, WTHX
    Illustrations note
    324 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    24 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford