For the most part the scale of the refurbishement has been seen as positive move showing P&O's investment in ORIANA and her continued service with the fleet for many years to come.
As with all ship's for one reason or another there are passengers who ORIANA doesn't suit and they too have had their opinons such as ' It's a waste of money they should be investing in newer ships' and 'What P&O need is a new medium sized cruise ship rather than updating a dated one.'
However on the whole most reactions have been in favour of the changes with comments such as ' Great news so I will look forward to be on her when she has had her freat makeover' and
'Did a half world cruise on her in 1997 she was new and gleaming subsequently travelled on her 2015 and 2016 she is a proper ocean liner not a floating block of flats' as well as 'Glad to hear of a refurbishment, look forward to my next trip.'
|ORIANA drydocked during her previous refit, December 2011|
Which sums up ORIANA nicely a unique and elegant ship reflecting the liner era and offering her passengers a sophisticated cruise experience which stands apart from the modern trend of mass market mega ships.