P&O Cruises caters to a mostly British market with their six cruise ships that sail worldwide. They offer family-friendly cruises on all but two of their ships which are exclusively for adults. They have one ship on order to be delivered in 2022.
History of P&O Cruises
Formerly called Peninsular Steam Navigation Company, P&O Cruises traces its history back to a mail-carrying line in the early 1800s. In 1840 they were awarded the contract to carry the Royal Mail to the east, and their name was changed to Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O).
Throughout the 1900s, P&O persisted as a strong cruise line, despite wars and the popularity of air transportation. In 1974, P&O purchased Princess Cruises, becoming P&O Princess Cruises, although both brands operated as separate entities. Then in 2003, P&O Princess Cruises merged with Carnival Corporation, making Carnival Corporation one of the largest travel companies in the world, encompassing 12 highly recognizable brands.
P&O Cruises has carved their niche, catering to the British market instead of to the North American market. They employ an international crew.
How to Apply for P&O Cruises Jobs
Cruise Line Website: P&O Cruises
Employment Pages: P&O Cruises Careers
Cruise Jobs (Spa and Fitness): One Spa World
Cruise Jobs (Retail): Harding Retail
Cruise Jobs (Production Singers and Dancers): Headliners Theatre Company
Cruise Jobs (Photographer): The Ship’s Photographer
Updated: September 12, 2020