Friday, 8 September 2006 12:00 AM
P&O Cruises' superliner Oriana will feature Gary Rhodes' newest fine dining restaurant when a major refurbishment is completed later this year.
Oriana Rhodes, as the restaurant will be known, will feature a number of signature dishes mirroring the established Arcadia Rhodes restaurant on board Oriana's sister ship Arcadia.
"Oriana is a beautiful ship and The Curzon Room will provide the perfect ambience for my newest dining experience," said Mr Rhodes.
"I'm looking forward to getting on board and introducing passengers to some unique recipes."
The refurbishment also involves a makeover for the ship's cabins, which will be decked out in navy and gold, designed to resemble a boutique hotel.
Kids travelling on Oriana will be able to look forward to the installation of 14 PlayStations as the children and teen centres are brought up to date.
The new-look Oriana will set sail for a Christmas cruise on December 18th.
Launched in April 1995, it was Britain's first superliner and is still P&O's most recognisable ship.