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P&O Cruises reveals details of a new-look Oriana

P&O Cruises reveals details of a new-look Oriana
P&O Cruises has announced that when Oriana is transformed into a ship exclusively for adults in November, it will feature a different select dining restaurant, Ocean Grill by Marco Pierre White.

Oriana will undergo a transformation which will see the addition of 27 new cabins, including balconies and singles, in place of the current children’s areas. Sorrento, a stylish new, light and airy Italian restaurant with ocean views and an outdoor dining area will be added, the Oasis Spa will be updated, and the Deck 8 aft children’s pool will be replaced with a relaxing seating area complemented by the existing deck bar.

Ocean Grill by Marco Pierre White will debut on board Adonia in May and also will be added to Arcadia during refurbishment in late 2011. Ocean Grill will serve dishes such as crayfish cocktail, grilled lobster with triple cooked chips, and one of the chef's signature desserts, ‘Sherry Trifle Wally Ladd'.

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow, said: 'All of these enhancements have been made following feedback from our passengers and we’re delighted that with these changes Oriana will become very well suited to passengers seeking a sophisticated environment exclusively for adults.'

Marco Pierre White has proved to be a huge hit with our passengers, she added, 'and so we have asked him to work his culinary magic on board Oriana, Arcadia and Adonia.'

These ships offer longer itineraries and Ocean Grill by Marco Pierre White will provide an evolving menu to offer a different choice of cuisine throughout the cruise.

A cover charge will apply in Ocean Grill whilst Sorrento will be free except for certain items that carry supplementary charges.