July 19, 2005 12:49 ET

P&O Cruises Introduces New Christmas Cruise

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - July. 19, 2005) - P&O Cruises, Britain's leading cruise line, has launched a new 'Winter Wonderland' cruise itinerary. Designed by Aurora's Captain, Ian Walters, the Winter Wonderland cruise departs 6-16 December. Taking in bustling continental Christmas markets in Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Bruges, the itinerary also includes P&O Cruises first overnight stay in Hamburg and two-days in Copenhagen.

Philip Price, head of brand marketing, said "This unusual itinerary is designed as a festive break with ample opportunities for Christmas shopping in some of the most charming European cities."

In a break from tradition, the champagne sailaway from Southampton will be replaced with mulled wine, mince pies and carol singers from the quayside. Specially arranged shore excursions, themed films, quizzes and pantomime are all on offer on this 10-night getaway, available from just Pounds Sterling 699. With early booking discounts of up to 50% and on board credit of up to Pounds Sterling 100 per person.

For more information or to make a booking call P&O Cruises on 0845 3 555 333, visit www.pocruises.com or call in to your local travel agent.


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Prices given are per person and based on two adults sharing an inside cabin, inclusive of the maximum 50% Pricebreakers discount available.
P&O Cruises has been operating cruise ships for over 160 years and combines innovation, professionalism and unrivalled experience on its fleet of five liners. P&O Cruises offers predominantly British passengers the most stylish and friendly holidays afloat with destinations including the Caribbean, South America, Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Canary Islands and World cruises.

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