Voyage to Antiquity

On 31st October 2011 Anne and I boarded P&O Cruises "Oriana" at Southampton for our first cruise aboard my old company's Flagship. I had been taken around the ship, when she was still owned by the proper P and O, together with my son a few years ago to celebrate my 65th Birthday. The following photographs, all taken by me unless otherwise stated, are of the very enjoyable cruise that we both enjoyed. Upon embarking at Berth 106, Southampton New Docks and after going through airline type security proceedures, we were directed to our cabin on C deck, number 284 and, whilst waiting for our cases to arrive, we did a short tour of the vessel. W e were informed that at the conclusion of the voyage "Oriana" will be going to Germany for a partial re-fit and the addition of new cabins where the children's play area is now.
Oriana Anderson Plaque
Plaque to Arthur Anderson,
co-founder of P and O.
Oriana Andersons Bar interior
Inside Andersons Bar, a quiet, nice and peaceful place for a drink, chat or nap!
Oriana Tifany Dome
Tiffany's Bar with the lovely Tiffany style dome situated above the Atrium stairs, a favourite place to sit and have a drink and take part in quizzes.
Oriana Atrium
The Atrium. looking down from the Tiffany's Bar. At one side there are a series of vertical glass rods that has water continually cascading down them.

Entrance to Cinema
At the entrance to the Cinema are a pair of Charlie Chaplin Statues.

Art Decko Toilets
Just up from the Cinema are the ladies and gents toilets in the Art Deco style

Oriana Anderson's Bar
The Peninsular Lounge, scene of various activities and music. An alternative to the Theatre. At this time it was decorated with Egyptian scenic panels all around the walls.


Harlequins is situated a few yard down from the cinema. This photograph looks sternwards to the Peninsular Lounge, the entrance to which can just be seen in the distance.

Oriana-Dinner Companions
Our Dinner Table companions, with whom we got on very well.
Crows Nest Bar and Lounge
The Crows Nest Bar and Lounge, situated right up for'ard and above the Bridge. Great views from here.
Oriana Funnel"Oriana's", "Canberra" style funnels. Oriana replaced Canberra when the latter was withdrawn from service.
Oriana-Stern Galleries at DuskThe stern galleries at night, a ship always looks magical at night when she is all lit up.
PORTS of CALL-Corinth

Piraeus Harbour
Piraeus Harbour, Greece

Corinth Canal
Entrance to the Corinth Canal
Corinth Canal Bridges
Bridges over the Corinth Canal

Corinth Archaeological site

Roman Inscription on Stone
Roman inscription

Corinth General View
General View of Corinth site
Mosaic in Corinth Museum
Mosaic in the Corinth Museum
Corinth Museum Artifacts
Corinth Museum Artifacts
Corinth Museum Lions head water outlet
Corinth Museum, Lions Head

Corinth Canal from Above
Corinth Canal from above
Greek Warship in Corinth Canal
Greek Warship in the Canal
Azamara Quest in Piraeus at Night
Azamara Quest in Piraeus
PORTS of CALL Turkey-Kusadasi
The Archaeological sites of Miletus, Didyma and Ephesus
Oriana at Kusadasi
Oriana at Kusadasi

Miletus Site
Miletus Archaeological site
Faustina Baths, Miletus
Faustina Baths, Miletus
South Gymnasium, Miletus
South Gymnasium, Miletus
Theatre at Miletus
The Greek and Roman Theatre at Miletus
Temple complex at Didyma
Stone carved decoration, Didyma
Carved stone panel Didyma
Didyma Steps and entrance
Temple entrance and steps Didyma
Didyma-Inner temple
Inner Temple area, Didyma
Didyma Temple Column Base
Temple Column Base, Didyma
Our Wall Didyma Temple
Outer Wall of Temple, Didyma
The next set of photographs, on page 2, cover the magnificent city ruins of Ephesus. These are truly spectacular and are amazingly preserved.
Oriana Voyage to Antiquity- Page 2
Oriana Voyage to Antiquity- Page 3