|One final meeting Photo: Patricia Dempsey|
On board her new crew (supplied by V.Crew) were joined by some P&O crew who were remaining onboard until her arrival in Asia alongside her new entertainment troupe, provided by Sea Cruise UK.
Over the week ORIANA had been in Southampton her departure day and time had constantly changed but finally at little after 8:30am ORIANA/PIANO LAND began to pulling her lines up and shortly before 9am slipped her berth under the charge of her V.Ships crew her horn sounding 3 blasts AURORA chimed in with a final salute to her former fleetmate with 2 short and 1 long blasts.
|ORIANA pushes off for the last time Photo: Patricia Dempsey|
|ORIANA passes VENTURA Photo:ABP|
ORIANA continued on her way as she had done many times over the years with many happy cruisers on board, only this time her cabins were only occupied with crew members and she wouldn't be returning.
|Goodbye ORIANA Photo:Patricia Dempsey|
|Outbound for the last time|
While en route work would also begin on removing unwanted fittings such as furniture in the former Cybercafe and the stripping out the Terrace Bar.
Photos: Patricia Dempsey