P&O Cruises Oriana damaged leaving Kristiansand

The P&O Cruises ship Oriana arrived back at Southampton over the weekend with a big dent in her side after suffering damage after bumping into a quay in Kristiansand.

The incident occured last Wednesday when she was leaving the Norwegian port bound for Southampton.

P&O Cruises Oriana Damage

The Port Authority told a news channel that, as a result of the Oriana accident, a water pipe and an optical cable on the quay side were damaged and the Oriana’s stern was dented.

A P&O Cruises spokeswoman said there was “no impact to the ship, which departed from Southampton, as scheduled, on a mini-cruise to Bruges”.

This incident is reminiscent of Cunards Queen Victoria being damaged during a visit to Malta a few years ago.

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