The Oriana and Aurora were built for P&O as part of the expansion and development of the company at the end of the 20th Century. Both ships were ordered by Lord Stirling and built at the German shipyard of Meyer Werft. The quality and standard of these two ships are unique, as they are the only cruise ships designed and built exclusively for the British market. Today, they are operated by P&O Cruises, who are owned by the American cruise giant, Carnival Corporation. In this book, Brian David Smith brings together the development, construction and the operations of these two distinctive popular cruise-ships. The author has had access to the officers and crews of both ships to give the reader an insight into their day-to-day operations with P&O Cruises. The book is lavishly illustrated with a wealth of outstanding pictures, together with drawings and statistical information on these truly British cruise ships.