P&O Cruises confirms sale of the cruise ship Oceana

Jul 07, 2020

Carnival UK announced today that their much-loved cruise ship Oceana will leave the P&O Cruises fleet. In a letter sent to all colleagues, business partners, travel agents suppliers, port agents, and guests the company shared the announcement that the cruise ship has been sold to undisclosed buyers.

“Today we can confirm that after 20 years of creating unforgettable holiday happiness, Oceana will be leaving the P&O Cruises fleet later this month.

Carnival UK is committed to continued safe, environmentally sound and compliant operations, and as we continue to navigate the current Covid-19 situation, finding ways to otimise our pausein operations is vital. Oceana's sale allows P&O Cruises to focus on the rest of their fleet, including the delivery of Iona and her sister ship, and ensure the company is fit for further growth.

Yesterday the cruise ship Oceana arrived in the port of Southampton from Newcastle and will remain overnight tonight. Oceana will then be heading to her new destination port, arriving around 17 July before final handover to her new owners.” the letter sent to the stakeholders reads, in part.

According to our source, the remaining crew from Oceana will be transferred to Ventura tomorrow, and will be repatriated home in the comming days.

After the announcement by Carnival Corporation of preliminary agreements for the disposal of six ships expected to leave the fleet, there have been some speculations about the future of P&O Oceana.

Crew Center received a message from a crew member who said Oceana has been sold believed to be to Asian owners. She is currently being stripped of Carnival related goods, and her new home port will most probably be either in China or India.