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Christened 2003 May 21st (by Princess Anne)  

Oceana was built in 2000 but started her service in P&O Cruises two years later. Between the time of debut and 2002, she sailed as Ocean Princess <I> of Princess Cruises and was the fourth vessel in the Sun Class, being introduced after Sun Princess, Dawn Princess and Sea Princess.

P&O Cruises acquired the two newer sisters from 2002 to 2003 and renamed them as Adonia <I> and Oceana respectively. These two ships were christened together in Southampton on the same day, which was the first double-ship naming ceremony of P&O. In 2005, Adonia <I> rejoined Princess Cruises to become Sea Princess again, while Oceana remained in fleet until now.

Oceana can carry more than 2000 passengers, yet the well-designed locations of public areas create a spacious feeling. The ship still retains many original Princess-style interiors. Only a few modifications have been undergone to make her more appealing for British passengers. There are a great choice of intimate public rooms, welcoming decors with gentle colours, as well as countless artworks onboard. A wide variety of activities, entertainment and dining options are offered.

Oceana is one of the family-friendly ships in the fleet, which is suitable to all ages of passengers and first-time cruisers. Her itineraries range from the British Isles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and also the Caribbean.

Entered Service 2000 February 19th (as Ocean Princess <I>)
2002 November 1st (as Oceana)
Builder Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A.,
Monfalcone, Gorizia (Italy)
Original Cost US$300 million
Registry Hamilton, Bermuda
Gross Tonnage 77499 tons
Length x Beam x Draft 260.9 x 32.2 x 7.9 (m), 855.8 x 105.6 x 25.9 (ft)
Speed 21 knots
Passenger Decks 11
Number of Cabins
(Inside / Oceanview / Balcony)
1008 (405, 193, 410)
(Standard Occupancy /
Full Occupancy)
2016 / 2272
Total Crew 870
Navigation Officers British
IMO Number, Call Sign 9169550, ZCDN9
Sister Ships Sun Princess, Dawn Princess, Sea Princess
(Princess Cruises)
History 2000-2003: Ocean Princess <I> (Princess Cruises)
2003- : Oceana (P&O Cruises)

(Unless otherwise specified, information about Oceana in this virtual ship tour was correct at the time of publishing after the author travelled on the ship in July 2012.)

Click on different decks to view the details:
Deck 4 / Deck 5 / Deck 6 / Deck 7 / Deck 8 / Deck 9 / Deck 10 / Deck 11 / Deck 12 / Deck 14 / Deck 15

Deck 4 (G Deck / Granada Deck)
The Medical Centre and the embarkation gangways are located on Deck 4, the lowest passenger-accessible deck. They can be reached from the forward staircase and elevators.

Medical Centre:
Medical staff in the Medical Centre, forward of Deck 4, are available for consultation at a charge during opening hours.

Medical Centre

Deck 5 (F Deck / Formosa Deck)
Deck 5 comprises the lobby, passenger services desks, a bar and one of the main dining rooms, together with inside and oceanview cabins at the forward end.

The Atrium:
Spanning from Deck 5 to Deck 8 amidships, The Atrium features a circular marble foyer, two panoramic lifts, circular floating staircases, a stained-glass dome and several palm trees. A number of shops, bars, lounges and restaurants radiate from this focal point. It is also the venue for the Captain's cocktail party.

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


The Atrium

The Atrium

The Atrium

Placed at the starboard side of The Atrium, the Reception is staffed 24 hours a day for all general queries and passenger services.

Cruise Sales and Loyalty Desk:
The Cruise Sales and Loyalty Desk is located next to the Reception. Passengers can book their next P&O voyage or enquire about the details on the Peninsular Club, which is the cruise line's membership club.

Explorers at the port side of the The Atrium is the shore excursions desk, where specific details about the tours available
at each port of call can be found.

Explorers Bar:
Adjoining the shore excursions desk, Explorers Bar at the port side is the lobby lounge, which serves an array of speciality coffee and drinks for a nominal fee. There are also several computer workstations with Internet access.


Cruise Sales and Loyalty Desk



Explorers Bar

Explorers Bar

Explorers Bar

Celebrations and Florist Desk:
Nestled at the port side outside the entrance of Ligurian Restaurant, this desk offers a wide range of fresh flowers bouquets, corsages, buttonholes, balloons, wines and chocolates for celebrating special occasions.

Ligurian Restaurant:
The midship Ligurian Restaurant is one of the main dining rooms, having an asymmetrical layout and being split into multi-tier sections to create a feeling of intimacy. It is only open for dinner as a non-reservation Freedom Dining venue, in which passengers can arrive at any time between 18:00 and 21:30 and ask to be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Celebrations and Florist Desk

Ligurian Restaurant

Ligurian Restaurant

Deck 6 (E Deck / Ellora Deck)
Deck 6 has a similar layout as Deck 5. Inside and oceanview passenger cabins are positioned forward, whereas two shops and another main dining room are situated around The Atrium.

Inside Cabin

Inside Cabin


Regent Street:
Regent Street at the port side of The Atrium is a duty-free boutique that features P&O logo merchandise, souvenirs, casual clothing, handbags, sunglasses and other fashion items. Part of this shop is the Emporium which stocks postcards, books, confectionery, toiletries and other holiday essentials.

Bond Street:
Bond Street at the starboard side of The Atrium is another duty-free shop with a wide selection of formal wear, jewellery, perfumes, watches, liquor and cigarettes.

Regent Street

Regent Street

Regent Street (Emporium)


Bond Street

Bond Street

Ellora Deck Forward Elevators

Adriatic Restaurant:
The midship Adriatic Restaurant is another main dining room located directly above Ligurian Restaurant, with the same menu and its own galley.
Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served in open seating, whereas dinner is offered traditionally as Club Dining in two seatings at 18:30 and 20:30.

Adriatic Restaurant

Adriatic Restaurant

The Atrium


The Atrium

The Atrium

The Atrium

Deck 7 (Promenade Deck)
Deck 7 is the home to most of the public amenities, including the main theatre, several bars and lounges, the Library, Card Room, Photo Gallery and a smaller showlounge. The Promenade encircles the whole deck.

Footlights Theatre:
The Broadway-style Footlights Theater at the forward of Deck 7 is the major showroom onboard, having unobstructed view from all the 550 seats. With its high-tech audio, video and lighting equipment, production shows and other theatre entertainment are performed every evening by the resident singers, dancers and musicians.

Yacht & Compass:
Situated between the Footlights Theater and the forward staircase, Yacht & Compass is a drinking venue resembling a British gentlemen's club. The rich wood panelling, shiny brass, comfy leather chairs and a collection of nautical memorabilia creates a classic feeling. There are also a dance floor and a band stand.

Footlights Theatre Footlights Theatre Footlights Theatre
Yacht & Compass Yacht & Compass Yacht & Compass
Yacht & Compass Yacht & Compass The Atrium

Tiffany's is a bar positioned amidships, famous for its speciality coffee and chocolates. It boasts a beautiful dance floor, a grand piano, bay windows, a stained-glass ceiling, complete with views down into The Atrium and up to the Café Jardin.

Art Gallery:
The midship Art Gallery connects The Atrium and public rooms at the aft end. A range of paintings and artworks are displayed here which can be purchased through art auctions.

Tiffany's Tiffany's Tiffany's
The Atrium Art Gallery Art Gallery

Le Club:
Le Club at the port side amidships is a bar, nightclub and disco. It has a wooden dance floor, latest sound equipment and lighting system, which provide a lively atmosphere every night.

Magnums is an intimate bar at the starboard side amidships, opposite to Le Club. It serves a variety of caviars,
canapés, wines, champagnes and other beverages.

Photo Gallery:
The well-stocked Photo Gallery is at the starboard side aft. Passengers can view the pictures captured by the ship's photographers, develop their own film, download and print the images right onboard. Photographic supplies such as films, photo frames and albums can also be bought here.

Le Club Le Club Le Club
Le Club Magnums Magnums
Le Club & Magnums

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

The wood-panelled Library is located at the port side aft. It has a comfortable "old world" feel and features private leather listening chairs, each with its own bay-window view. An extensive range of books, newspapers, magazines and CDs are available for loan.

Card Room:
Formerly being the Internet centre known as Cyb@study, the Card Room at the port side aft is designated for playing board and card games. Bridge tournaments and quizzes are also held here.

Being a smaller showroom, Starlights at the aft end offers tiered seating, ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows and a cozy bar. It is the place for cabaret shows, small-scale music entertainment as well as lectures. The stage can turn into a spacious dance floor that makes the venue a popular evening spot.

The wide, teakwook Promenade encircles the entire Deck 7, which is a good place for strolling, reading, playing shuffleboards and deck quoits. 3.2 laps of the Promenade is equal to one mile.

Card Room & Library


Card Room

Starlights Starlights Starlights
Starlights Promenade Promenade

Deck 8 (D Deck / Devanha Deck)
Deck 8 is made up of a few public rooms occupying the midship area, including a café, the casino and a bar. Passenger cabins can be found at both ends of this deck.

Outside Cabin (Wheelchair Accessible) Outside Cabin Outside Cabin
The Atrium The Atrium The Atrium

Café Jardin:
Wrapping around the uppermost level of The Atrium, Café Jardin has a contemporary "winter garden" feeling with decorative wrought-iron work, hand-painted tiles, flagstone floors and checkerboard marble tables. This alternative restaurant is operated by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, and is open almost 24 hours a day. Complimentary breakfast, lunch and late night snacks are served without reservations, whilst pre-booked dinner is offered for a modest charge.

Monte Carlo Club:
The midship Monte Carlo Club is the onboard casino, equipped with a variety of slot machines and gaming tables for blackjack, roulette and poker. It features a sculptured ceiling and a circular staircase leading to the Art Gallery one deck below.

Winners' is situated amidships, at the port side of Monte Carlo Club. It is the sports bar which has a number of plasma screens for showing live and recorded sporting events.

Café Jardin Café Jardin Café Jardin
Monte Carlo Club Monte Carlo Club Monte Carlo Club
Monte Carlo Club & Art Gallery Winners' Winners'

Deck 9 (C Deck / Canberra Deck)
Deck 9 is a cabin deck which consists of all types of passenger staterooms.

Inside Cabins:
Inside Cabins (135 to 148 square feet) are located on Deck 5, Deck 6, Deck 8, Deck 9, Deck 10, Deck 11 and Deck 12. Each room has two lower beds, bathroom with shower and water closet, vanity or writing desk, wardrobe and drawer space, air-conditioning, television, radio, telephone, hairdryer, safe, refrigerator, tea or coffee making facilities, mineral water on arrival, and luxurious pamper pack. There is also daily steward service.

Outside Cabins:
Outside Cabins (135 to 173 square feet) are situated on Deck 5, Deck 6, Deck 8, Deck 9, Deck 10 and Deck 11. Each room has all the facilities and items same as those in an Inside Cabin, and also a picture window or a porthole instead of a picture mirror.

Inside Cabin

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin

Balcony Cabins:
Balcony Cabins (179 square feet) can be found from Deck 9 to Deck 12. In addition to all the features in an Inside Cabin or Outside Cabin, each also has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairs.

Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabin



Suite (Orion Suite) Suite (Orion Suite) Suite (Orion Suite)

Deck 10 (B Deck / Britannia Deck)
Deck 10 is also a cabin deck where all grades of passenger accommodation can be found.

Mini-Suites (382 square feet) are located at the aft of Deck 8, Deck 9 and Deck 10, as well as forward of Deck 10. Additional features include bathroom with whirlpool bath, separate shower and toilet, lounge area with sofa, armchairs and table, walk-in wardrobe with separate dressing area, DVD player, coffee machine, bathrobe and slippers, magazine and newspaper selection upon arrival, fruit basket, flowers, champagne and chocolate on arrival, and also daily canapés.

The largest cabins are the six Suites (638 square feet) at the stern of Deck 8, Deck 9 and Deck 10. Besides a large balcony, each has additional premiums including butler service, separate bedroom, mini stereo, trouser press, iron and ironing board. Suite guests also get priority embarkation and their own lounge in the Southampton cruise terminal. They are named "Orsova" (D750), "Orontes" (D753), "Orion" (C746), "Orissa" (C749), "Oronsay" (B750) and "Orcades" (B755) respectively.

Mini-Suite Britannia Deck Forward Staircase Forward Observation Area

Deck 11 (A Deck / Arcadia Deck)
Deck 11 is another passenger accommodation deck with inside cabins, oceanview cabins and balcony cabins.

The free-of-charge Launderettes are for passengers' use. They are located on Deck 5, Deck 6, Deck 8, Deck 9, Deck 10 and Deck 11 respectively. Detergents, fabric softeners, irons and ironing boards are provided.

Arcadia Deck Hallway


Aft Observation Area

Deck 12 (Lido Deck)
Deck 12 is composed of the bridge, two outdoor swimming pools, two bars, children playrooms, salon, spa, gymnasium, together with a number of inside and oceanview cabins at the forward end.




Riviera Pool and Crystal Pool:
Two open-air swimming pools, known as Riviera Pool and Crystal Pool, are positioned amidships on Deck 12. They are family-friendly and accompanied by two whirlpool spas plus a band stand.

Riviera Bar:
With a partial protective roof covering, the Riviera Bar on the open deck is placed just aft of the forward staircase. It offers refreshing drinks for passengers who are sunbathing and having deck parties.

Sundaes is an ice cream kiosk at the port side amidships. It serves ice cream by cone or cup for a nominal fee.

Riviera Pool Crystal Pool Pool Area
Table Tennis Riviera Bar Sundaes

The Reef Children's Club (The Buzz Zone / The Buzz Zone 2 / The Hideout / Treasure Chest / Night Nursery):
A large area on the starboard side of Deck 12 aft is The Reef Children's Club, including The Buzz Zone 2 (for 13 to 17 years old, called H2O), The Buzz Zone (for 9 to 12, Scubas),
The Hideout (for 5 to 8, Surfers) and Treasure Chest (for 2 to 4, Splashers). From games, quizzes, discos, sports to arts and crafts workshops, there are many daily programmes organized by the qualified Reef Rangers teen team to suit the younger passengers' interests. The Night Nursery is open from 18:00 to 02:00 for children up to the age of 5.

The Buzz Zone The Buzz Zone 2 The Hideout
Treasure Chest Treasure Chest Night Nursery

Oasis Spa and Salon:
Facilities in the aft Oasis Spa (formerly known as Ocean Spa) include saunas, treatment rooms, and the adult-only shaded Terrace Pool with two whirlpool spas which are located half deck above. A wide range of therapies, treatments as well as massages are offered. The salon at the port side provides hair and beauty services. There is also a lecture room which was originally a room for the golf simulator, known as Links Driving Range.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the aft-facing Gymnasium contains a wide variety of exercise equipment, from free weights to treadmills, exercise bikes and rowing machines. Adjacent to the Gymnasium is an aerobics area in which many fitness classes are provided every day.

Oasis Spa Oasis Spa Oasis Spa (Relaxation Area)
Oasis Spa (Treatment Room) Oasis Spa (Treatment Rooms) Oasis Spa (Sauna & Steam Room)
Oasis Spa (Oasis Salon) Oasis Spa (Oasis Salon) Oasis Spa (Terrace Pool)
Oasis Spa (Lecture Room) Gymnasium Gymnasium

Deck 14 (Sun Deck)
Deck 14 consists of the buffet restaurant, a poolside grill, a bar, as well as area for playing golf and shuffleboard. It is the highest deck reached by the elevators.

Sun Deck Forward Observation Area

Sun Deck Forward Observation Area

Sun Deck Forward Observation Area

The Plaza:
The Plaza is a self-service buffet restaurant which features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning forward views, as well as a small dance floor and a bar. It is open from 06:30 to 21:30 and offers buffets at seven sessions (continental breakfast, breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, children's tea, and dinner with daily theme) at no extra charge.

Horizon Grill:
As the only al fresco restaurant onboard, the Horizon Grill is situated just aft of The Plaza, overlooking the two midship swimming pools. During daytime it is a poolside grill which serves burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, salad and other fast food items. In the evening it becomes a reservation-only, Select Dining restaurant (or
at the starboard side of The Plaza in inclement weather), offering grilled dishes at a small charge.

The Plaza

The Plaza

The Plaza


The Plaza

Horizon Grill Horizon Grill

Jogging Track:
The outdoor jogging track surrounds the midship area of Deck 12 and Deck 14. From here passengers can overlook the pool areas.

Riviera Pool Crystal Pool Crystal Pool & Riviera Pool

Riviera Pool & Crystal Pool Shipyard Plaque Jogging Track

Golf Nets:
Two Golf Nets are located beneath the funnel at the starboard side. They offer passengers the opportunity to swing without leaving the ship, and golf clubs are provided.

Other than on the Promenade on Deck 7, additional area for playing shuffleboards can be found at the port side under the funnel.

Terrace Bar:
The aft Terrace Bar is crowned with a space-age dome and bounded by a whirlpool spa at the starboard side. It overlooks the pool at the Oasis Spa half deck below.

Golf Nets Shuffleboard Funnel (Sports Area)
Terrace Bar Terrace Bar Terrace Bar

Deck 15 (Sky Deck)
Deck 15 is the highest passenger deck which can be reached by the outdoor stairs from one deck below. It comprises the forward area with a small pool and a bar, and the aft sports complex.

Splash Pool:
The Splash Pool at the forward of Deck 15 is enclosed by wind deflectors. Children can safely take a dip in this shallow pool.

Sky Deck Forward Observation Area

Splash Pool

Riviera Pool & Crystal Pool

Pennant Bar:
At the highest point of the ship, Pennant Bar offers views over the Riviera Pool and the Crystal Pool two decks below.

Sports Area:
The aft Sports Area, which is sheltered inside the funnel structure, can be used for playing volleyball, basketball, badminton and paddle tennis.

Pennant Bar

Sports Area

Terrace Bar

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