P&O’s ship, Oriana, will accept adult passengers only from 30 November next year.

The decision was made in light of recent changes made across the entire fleet.

Childfree Artemis leaves P&O in May 2011 to join German tour operator Phoenix Reisen. Her departure would leave a deficit in the number of adult cruises available because her replacement, Adonia, is a smaller ship. Oriana will be made adult only to fill that gap.

A statement from P&O also revealed that the recent addition of Azura has increased the provision of family friendly cruises.

Oriana hosts the Music Festivals at Sea programme with opera and music recitals and is also home to Gary Rhodes’ restaurant, Oriana Rhodes.

Refunds are offered to any guests with children who have made bookings for after the adult only swap over.

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Oriana – adult only from November 2011