P&O Cruises; The Captain’s Table

Wednesday 17th Jun 2020 |

P&O Cruises is Britain’s favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience the good life and enjoy a blend of discovery, relaxation and exceptional service catered towards British tastes.  

P&O Cruises fleet of premium ships combine genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring guests have the holiday of a lifetime, every time. P&O Cruises visits over 200 destinations worldwide and offers itineraries generally ranging from two to 17 days and also an annual world cruise.

P&O Cruises sails to Australia & New Zealand, Baltic, the British Isles, Canada, the Spain, Portugal & the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, Central America, Dubai & the Arabian Gulf, the Far East & Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, South America, the South Pacific, the United States and Western Europe.

Here we talk to two P&O Cruises Captains about their favourite destinations and foodie experiences, which they are looking forward to returning to when the sailing of their fleet resumes.

Nothing inspires the memory of travel more than the recollection of a particularly great meal, preferably eaten alongside a great vista. Captain Gray and Captain Camby have travelled extensively all over the world with P&O Cruises and have some incredible food memories to share to inspire future holidays with P&O Cruises, when the time comes to travel again. 

Captain Gray
– Norwegian Fjords

Modern Norwegian cuisine is characterised by the simple idea that people should eat locally, seasonally, healthily and in a way that uses nature and the land in a sustainable way. On Iona’s cruises to Norway, you can taste the best of Marte Marie’s Norwegian home cooking with her exclusive menus and enjoy a Nordic fine-dining experience at The Epicurean, where award-winning chef Kjartan Skjelde has created a menu bursting with fresh Norwegian flavours. 

Captain Gray said “during our pause in operations, I’ve been thinking a lot about the little moments that make a great cruise and the simple experiences and places that make for wonderful memories. I love Norway and recall wandering along the waterfront in Bergen and exploring the lively open-air market. The Norwegians love their seafood and have many ways of preparing fish. Enjoying a fresh herring sandwich from one of the seafood stalls there, at an open-air table next to the boats, is an unforgettable experience. 

“Another is taking in vistas of the fjords with a simple cup of coffee. One of the best has to be the one I enjoyed at 1,000 feet above the fjord in Olden at the top of the tramway. It was made with such care in a classically Scandinavian glass-faced café.” 

Norwegian Fjords, 7 nights, £649pp

P&O Cruises is offering a 7 night cruise on Iona (G113) from £649 per person for an inside cabin. Departing May 8, 2021 the price includes kids’ clubs, full board meals and entertainment on board. 
Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call are Stavanger, Olden, Alesund and Haugesund. 
To book, visit www.pocruises.com, call 03453 555 111, or visit your local travel agent. 
Link – https://www.pocruises.com/find-a-cruise/G113/G113

Captain Camby– Sindhu and Dubai and Arabian Gulf

P&O cruises

From the modern city of Dubai, to calls in Bahrain and Oman, these 7-28 night fly-cruises combine winter sunshine, iconic skylines, desert dunes and atmospheric souqs to stunning effect. Flying to Dubai in under 8 hours, you can enjoy a winter holiday that has it all – sunshine, exotic locations, beaches, and the opportunity to discover a different culture. 

Captain Camby said that “When we can sail again, I’m very much looking forward to dining at onboard Indian restaurant Sindhu. I love their famous signature dish and the service is always warm and friendly. 

“I had the opportunity to do part of Oceana’s maiden Dubai & Arabian Gulf season, and the food – particularly the Indian cuisine – and sights I experienced will remain with me as some of my best memories ever. I remember one restaurant had a full-sized train carriage inside it. You ate your dinner on the station platform or in the train itself!

“I also had the chance to experience a desert safari in this region, and one of the highlights of the tour is the candlelit dinner in the desert. The food is all local and served in the traditional way. Both the food and the ambiance are priceless. 

Oceana set up an Arabic lounge on the open deck every evening during that voyage, and the opportunity to enjoy Arabic coffee on an evening with friends whilst eating dates and listening to a Dubai band play live was also something I will never forget.” 

As a firm favourite that is offered across the P&O Cruises fleet, Sindhu offers authentic Indian cuisine with a British twist. Reservations, from £17.50 per person, can be made on my P&O Cruises, or whilst on board. 

Dubai and Arabian Gulf, 14 nights, £1,359pp

P&O Cruises is offering a 14 night cruise on Oceana (E138A) from £1,359 per person for an inside cabin. Departing October 31, 2021 the price includes flights from selected UK airports, kids’club, full board meals and entertainment on board. 

Departing from and returning to Dubai, ports of call are Muscat, Khasab, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Qatar, Sir Bani Yas Island, and Abu Dhabi. 
To book, visit www.pocruises.com, call 03453 555 111, or visit your local travel agent. 
Link – https://www.pocruises.com/find-a-cruise/E138A/E138A

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