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Oriana of 1995
 
Oriana Page 1 - Postcards
 
 
This page is devoted to postcards of the second P&O cruise ship to be named Oriana. Oriana (2) entered service in 1995, built by Meyer-Werft of Papenburg. She was built specifically for the British market, running cruises out of Southampton, plus an annual world cruise.
 
 
Sections on this Page:-
Official P&O Oriana Postcard Releasess
Postcard Releasess of Oriana's On-board Shop
Simplon Postcards Oriana Releases
Commercial Oriana Postcards
 
Other Oriana (1995) Pages:-
Oriana 1995 Page 1 - Postcards - this page!
Oriana 1995 Page 2a - Photographs - Ship Views: 1995-2000
Oriana 1995 Page 2b - Photographs - Open Deck Views
Oriana 1995 Page 2c - Photographs - Interior Views
Oriana 1995 Page 2d - Photographs - Ship Views: after 2000
Oriana 1995 Page 3 - The 1999 Refit
Oriana 1995 Page 4a - 2000 Cruise Part 1 - A Mediterranean Cruise taken July/August 2000
Oriana 1995 Page 4b - 2000 Cruise Part 2 - A Mediterranean Cruise taken July/August 2000
Oriana 1995 Page 5 - 2003 Cruise - A 7-Day Cruise taken October 2003
 
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Oriana
 
Official P&O Postcards of Oriana
 
 
Oriana entered service in 1995, built by Meyer-Werft of Papenburg. She was built specifically for the British market, running cruises out of Southampton, plus an annual world cruise. This card was published by J.Arthur Dixon before she entered service, and I presume it was commissioned by P&O.
 
 
 
This was a pre-launch official P&O card of Oriana. On Oriana, these cards are provided in the cabins and are available in small numbers from reception, but are not sold in the shops, which have their own series of larger cards shown below.
 
 
 
This is the post-launch official P&O card of Oriana, which was current in August 2000.
 
 
 
In August 2000, the shop on Oriana sold four new (oversized) postcards.
The shop franchise changed soon afterwards, and these cards are not common.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enlarged images on the four postcards above are shown below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By November 2001, the cards above had been replaced by two new Oriana postcards.
The new 2001 official P&O card is shown below.
 
 
 
The new 2001 official card of Oriana available in the shop is shown below.
This card was still in use in 2003.
 
 
 
This official P&O card was in use on the ship in 2003.
 
 
 
P&O art card available in three sizes on the ship in 2005.
 
 
 
This standard-sized advertising card of the children's pool on Oriana was distributed with magazines in 2001.
It has the serial numbers FFI. I have never seen this pool so deserted in good weather!
 
 
 
This standard-sized advertising card also shows Oriana, and was distributed with magazines in 2002.
 
 
 
Not a P&O official card, but one issued by the builders, Meyer-Werft of Papenburg.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On-board Shop Oriana Issues
 
 
The shop on board Oriana sold this series of over-sized postcards (175mm x 123mm) for a few years after Oriana's delivery in 1995. They disappeared following a change in franchise. These cards all have narrow white borders, which are omitted on these scans.
 
 
Oriana's maiden departure from Southampton, 9th April 1995.
Serial No. 100/01202 481099
 
 
 
Oriana in Southampton water.
Serial No. 121/01202 481099
 
 
 
Oriana's Oriental Restaurant.
Serial No. 102/01202 481099
 
 
 
Oriana's Tiffany's Lounge Bar.
Serial No. 103/01202 481099
 
 
 
Oriana's Anderson's Lounge Bar.
Named after the 1837 founder of P&O, Arthur Anderson.
Serial No. 106/01202 481099
 
 
 
Oriana's Crow's Nest Bar.
Serial No. 123/01202 481099
 
 
 
Oriana's Chaplins Cinema.
Serial No. 122/01202 479058
 
 
 
Oriana's Lord's Tavern.
Serial No. 124/01202 479058
 
 
 
Oriana life belt.
Serial No. 105/01202 481099
 
 
 
Figurines in Oriana's Harlequins Nightclub.
Serial No. 107/01202 481099
 
 
 
A range of postcards showing Oriana's ports of call were also issued.
A selection of these, to smaller image size, is shown below, covering the North Cape, Cherbourg and three from Gibraltar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simplon Postcards Oriana Issues
 
 
Oriana's maiden voyage began at Southampton on 9th April 1995. She had a welcoming ceremony in the Ocean Dock, adjacent to the site of the famous Ocean Terminal two days previously. Canberra, unusually, departed from the neighbouring Queen Elizabeth Terminal on 8th April (see Simplon Canberra Cards).
 
 
sc2067, released May 1995
Location: Southampton, 8th April 1995 - Photographer: Ian Boyle
 
 
 
On the evening of April 8th 1995, Oriana moved to the normal P&O berth at the Mayflower Cruise Terminal.
The Canberra can be seen leaving behind the tug.
 
sc2068, released May 1995
Location: Southampton, 8th April 1995 - Photographer: Ian Boyle
 
 
 
On the evening of April 8th 1995, Oriana moving to the normal P&O berth at the Mayflower Cruise Terminal.
sc2069, released May 1995
Location: Southampton, 8th April 1995 - Photographer: Ian Boyle
 
 
 
Oriana leaving on her maiden voyage on April 9th 1995.
sc2071, released January 1996
Location: Southampton, 9th April 1995 - Photographer: Clive Harvey
 
 
 
sc2073, released January 1996
Location: off Helsingor, Denamrk, 11th July 1995 - Photographer: Peter Therkildsen
 
 
 
sc2141, released June 1999
Location: Bergen, July 1998 - Photographer: Ian Boyle
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial Postcards of Oriana
 
 
David Walsh postcard of Oriana leaving on Maiden Voyage, April 9th 1991.
 
 
 
Chantry Classics postcard serial CC/S257 of Oriana.
Photo by Walter Sartori.
 
 
 
Chantry Classics postcard serial CC/S282 of Oriana.
Photo by Walter Sartori.
 
 
 
Chantry Classics postcard serial CC/S303 of Oriana.
Photo by Peter Therkildsen.
 
 
 
World Ships serial No.05 of Oriana, photographed by D.Hasenpusch.
 
 
 
Chantry Classics serial SA15 of Oriana,.
 
 
 
J.Salmon serial 2-58-03-19 of Oriana, leaving Southampton.
 
 
 
Judges serial C19737 muli-view postcard of Southampton, including a photo of Oriana.
An enlarged image of the ship is also shown.
 
 
 
Unidentified postcard serial H12 of Oriana, photo by Bob Croxford.
An enlarged image is also shown.
 
 
 
Utrooper postcard serial G15 of Oriana, at Bingum (on the Ems?).
 
 
 
Editions Le Goubey postcard serial 500398 of Oriana, and QE2, at Cherbourg.
Photos by Jean-Pierre Juhel.
 
 
 
Editions Le Goubey postcard serial 500475 of Oriana, and other ships, at le Havre.
Photos by Jean-Pierre Juhel.
 
 
 
Rui Manuel Gouveia postcard of Oriana, at Madeira on her maiden voyage.
Photo by Rui Manuel Gouveia.
 
 
 
Ribeiro postcard 2709 of Oriana, at Madeira.
Photo by Miguel Perestrelo.
 
 
 
Ribeiro postcard 2706 of Oriana, at Madeira.
Photo by Miguel Perestrelo.
 
 
 
Ribeiro postcard 2710 of Oriana, at Madeira.
Photo by Miguel Perestrelo.
 
 
 
Ribeiro postcard 2677 of Oriana, at Madeira, on maiden voyage.
Photo by Miguel Perestrelo.
 
 
 
Dima postcard MR-6227 of Oriana, and Aurora, at Madeira.
Photo by Marcial Fernandes. An enlarged image is also shown.
 
 
 
EDDAVID SCP, Barcelona, postcard B-45.152/01 of Oriana, at Santa Cruz de La Palma.
 
 
 
Postcard of Oriana, at La Coruna.
 
 
 
Vincenzo Carcavallo postcard 9677 of Oriana, at the ocean terminal in Naples.
An enlarged image is also shown.
 
 
 
David Messent postcard 544 of Oriana, at Sydney, whilst on a world cruise.
An enlarged image is also shown.
 
 
 
David Messent postcard 554 of Oriana, at Sydney, whilst on a world cruise.
An enlarged image is also shown.
 
 
 
David Messent postcard 531 of Oriana, at Sydney, whilst on her maiden world cruise.
An enlarged image is also shown.
 
 
 
Bartel postcard 606 of Oriana, at Sydney, whilst on a world cruise.
An enlarged image is also shown.
 
 
 
Bartel postcard 676 of Oriana, at Sydney, whilst on a world cruise.
An enlarged image is also shown.
 
 
 
 
 
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