P&O Cruises World Cruising has been inundated with more than 1500 stories of Ten Pound Poms eager to participate in celebrations for the cruise line’s 175 years of heritage.
The UK-based cruise line last month launched a promotion calling on Britons who migrated Down Under on one of its ships to tell their favourite stories about their journey to Australia, for the opportunity to join in a special lunch onboard P&O Cruises’ Oriana when she visits Sydney on February 23.
The winners will be contacted by email this week.
P&O Cruises can trace its roots back to 1837 when the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company was awarded the lucrative Admiralty contract to carry mail to the Iberian Peninsula and beyond.
Now Britain’s largest cruise line, P&O Cruises World Cruising boasts a fleet of seven ships, with three superliners – Oriana, Arcadia and Aurora – due to visit Australia over the next month as part of the annual world cruise program.
P&O Cruises will post a selection of stories about the liner voyages which carried immigrants from the UK to Australia on the website www.pocruises.com.au/tenpoundpoms