- P&O Princess Cruises
P&O Princess Cruises PLC
Corporate logo of P&O Princess Cruises PLC
Type Public Fate Merged with Carnival Corporation, 2003 Predecessor Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Successor Carnival Corporation & PLC Founded 2000 Headquarters London, England Website poprincesscruises.com
P&O Princess Cruises plc (stock symbol in London and NYSE: POC) was a shipping company that existed between 2000 and 2003, operating the P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia, A'Rosa Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Ocean Village branded cruise lines. The company was formed from the de-merged passenger services of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) and operated until 2003 when it was re-listed as Carnival plc following a merger with Carnival Corporation. Its registered office was in the City of Westminster, London.
P&O Princess Cruises PLC originated from the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O), founded in England in 1837. In 1844, the company began operating passenger services which were the forerunner of modern cruise holidays, and as such it became recognised as the world's oldest cruise line.
In 1974, P&O acquired Princess Cruises, a North American cruise line founded in 1966 by Stanley McDonald.
In 2000, P&O de-merged its cruise ship operations, forming a new company, P&O Princess Cruises Ltd. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange, making it completely independent of the P&O Group. The company operated the P&O Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises and AIDA Cruises brands.
In 2001, P&O Princess Cruises PLC launched the Ocean Village and A'Rosa Cruises brands.
In 2003, P&O Princess Cruises PLC merged with Carnival Corporation to form Carnival Corporation & plc. As a result of the merger, P&O Princess Cruises PLC was re-listed as Carnival PLC, becoming the UK holding company of the Carnival Group. As Carnival PLC, the company largely retained the P&O Princess executive team and shareholder body, with executive control of the groups activities in the UK and Australia.
The P&O Princess head office was in City of Westminster, London. After P&O accepted a takeover from Carnival Corporation in 2003, the company planned to close the P&O head office in London. P&O Princess offered the 25 employees there a relocation to the P&O Cruises offices in Southampton or dismissal from the company.
During its brief existence, P&O Princess Cruises PLC owned a number of cruise ships:
- A'Rosa Blu - A'Rosa Cruises and Princess Cruises (as Crown Princess)
- AIDAcara - AIDA Cruises
- AIDAaura - AIDA Cruises
- AIDAvita - AIDA Cruises
- Aurora - P&O Cruises
- Coral Princess - Princess Cruises
- Dawn Princess - Princess Cruises
- Golden Princess - Princess Cruises
- Grand Princess - Princess Cruises
- Island Princess - Princess Cruises
- Ocean Village - Ocean Village and P&O Cruises (as Arcadia)
- Oceana - P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises (as Ocean Princess)
- Oriana - P&O Cruises
- Pacific Princess - Princess Cruises
- Pacific Sky - P&O Cruises Australia and Princess Cruises (as Sky Princess)
- Regal Princess - Princess Cruises
- Royal Princess - Princess Cruises
- Sea Princess - Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises (as Adonia)
- Star Princess - Princess Cruises
- Sun Princess - Princess Cruises
- Tahitian Princess - Princess Cruises
- Victoria - P&O Cruises
The company formerly known as P&O Princess PLC continues to operate as a constituent of the Carnival Group, with executive control of the group's operations in the United Kingdom and Australia. Based at Carnival House in Southampton, Carnival PLC provides executive control of P&O Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia, Cunard Line and Ocean Village. with additional responsibility for the UK sales and marketing of Princess Cruises.
- ^ "P&O Princess Cruises plc (NYSE:POC)." Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved on September 19, 2011.
- ^ "About Princess." Princess Cruises. 1 June 2002. Retrieved on 19 September 2011.
- ^ The AIDA Experience
- ^ EC Clears Carnival and P&O Princess Merge Marinelink, 11 February 2003
- ^ "Contact." P&O Princess Cruises. 5 June 2002. Retrieved on 19 September 2011. "P&O Princess Cruises plc Registered office: 77 New Oxford Street London WC1A 1PP UK"
- ^ Macalister, Terry. "Carnival 'yes' brings £1m bonus." The Guardian. Wednesday 16 April 2003. Retrieved on 19 September 2011.
- P&O Princess Cruises (Archive)
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