Distinctively British in flavour yet still having an international appeal so how has ORIANA been transformed into the 'exclusively designed for the Chinese Market' PIANO LAND?
Using photos we have been able to find from her new passengers, and local travel agents today we are going to take a look at some areas of the ship to see what has changed and what if anything has remained the same.
|Stairway 2 (Midships) Deck sinage|
|Still dispalying the same look and feel as it did under P&O, the renamed Crow's Nest still offering stunning vistas|
|Multi Function Room|
|The Astro Executive Lounge|
|Spa Treatment Room|
|Looking forward in the Gym|
Here we find a few minor changes from it's time as Al Fresco, with a newly laid floor and repaneled service counters and surroundings.
|Asian Gourment Corner|
Under Astro Ocean the pool has been covered seemingly becoming a stage of sorts for outside performances while the Whirlpools both remain.
|The covered Riviera pool|
|The Crystal Pool, once the largest on any ship|
|Custom British or Custom Chinese?|
In contrast the Chinese market (or lack of it) is vastly different and to be Custom designed for it as the company and ship managers V.Crew have claimed, the ship would have needed a complete refurbishment throughout something which hasn't happened.
In our next post we continue our look at "PIANO LAND" when we take a tour of her public rooms.
|Far from the passengers and market she belongs to.. ORIANA/PIANO LAND at Kagoshim, Japan Photo: Satoshi Ishihara|