One of the world’s most loved cruise lines, P&O Cruises can trace its history back over 175 years. With an impressive and unique collection of imagery, this book details the history of P&O cruises and explores the impact P&O had in shaping the British Empire. With a vast fleet of ocean liners that undertook voyages to all parts of the globe. P&O was instrumental in immigration to Australia and New Zealand, while acting as a gateway to the Fart East and India. After the advent of jet aircraft, the venerable company reorganised their services to offer peasure cruises. In Australia, P&O held a near monopoly during the 1980s and 90s, with their ships Oriana and Faistar. Today, part of the giant Carnival Corporation, P&O cruises remains an iconic brand, offering British-based cruises, world voyages and a specialist Australian subsidiary that sails into the South Pacific.