Oriana cruise ship to leave service in Southampton
Cruise ship Oriana will be retired after 24 years in service, it has been announced.
The Southampton-based ship was named by The Queen in the city's port on 6 April 1995.
Operator P&O Cruises said the 1,880-passenger ship would leave its fleet in August 2019 following a special final sailing.
The cruise firm said Oriana would be replaced by Iona, a new 180,000-ton ship which is due in 2020.
A second similar ship has also been confirmed for 2022.
It is not yet known what will happen to the ship following its retirement.