P&O Line
(Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.)

United Kingdom

P&O Line/British India Steam Navigation Co. (B.I.)
Sailings November 1929-August 1930 (issued November 1929) for:
Maloja, Mooltan, Viceroy of India, Rajputana, Ranpura, Ranchi, Rawalpindi, Mongolia, Moldavia, Narkunda, Kaisar-I-Hind, Cathay, Chitral, Comorin, Mantua, Macedonia, Morea, Malwa, Razmak, Khiva, Karmala, Kashmir, Kalyan, Khyber, Novara, Nankin, Nagoya (P&O Line);
Malda, Modasa, Madura, Mulbera, Matiana, Mantola, Domala, Dumana, Mandala, Manela, Merkara, Margha, Morvada, Manora, Mashobra (B.I.)

Ports of call (P&O Line):
London, Gibraltar, Algiers, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Aden, Bombay;
London, Southampton, Algiers, Malta, Port Said, Aden, Colombo, Calcutta;
London, Southampton, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Yokohama;
London, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney
Ports of call (B.I.):
London, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Port Sudan, Aden, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Dar-es-Salaam, Beira;
London, Plymouth, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Bombay;
London, Marseilles, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Madras, Calcutta
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P&O Line/British India Steam Navigation Co. (B.I.)
Sailings August 1937-July 1938 (issued August 1937) for:
Strathmore, Stratheden, Strathallan, Strathnaver, Strathaird, Maloja, Mooltan, Viceroy of India, Rajputana, Ranpura, Ranchi, Rawalpindi, Mongolia, Moldavia, Narkunda, Kaisar-I-Hind, Cathay, Chitral, Comorin, Carthage (P&O Line);
Malda, Modasa, Madura, Mulbera, Matiana, Mantola, Domala, Dumana, Manela, Mashobra (B.I.)

Ports of call (P&O Line):
London, Tangier, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Aden, Bombay;
London, Southampton, Plymouth, Tangier, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Yokohama, Kobe;
London, Plymouth, Tangier, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Ports of call (B.I.):
London, Tangier, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Suez, Port Sudan, Aden, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Dar-es-Salaam, Beira;
London, Malta, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Bombay;
London, Tangier, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Madras, Calcutta
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P&O Line/British India Steam Navigation Co. (B.I.)
Sailings February 1954-January 1955 (P&O)/-December 1955 (B.I.) (issued February 1954) for:
Arcadia, Iberia, Himalaya, Chusan, Stratheden, Strathmore, Strathnaver, Strathaird, Canton, Carthage, Corfu (P&O Line);
Kenya, Uganda (B.I.)

Ports of call (P&O Line):
London, Southampton, Marseilles, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney
Ports of call (B.I.):
London, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Port Sudan, Aden, Mombasa, Tanga, Zanzibar, Dar-es-Salaam, Beira
Click to view a postcard of the Strathmore

P&O Line/Orient Line
Sailings February 1959-December 1960 (issued May 1959) for:
Arcadia, Iberia, Himalaya, Chusan, Stratheden, Strathmore, Strathnaver, Strathaird, Canton, Carthage, Corfu (P&O Line);
Orsova, Orcades, Oronsay, Orion, Orontes (Orient Line)

Ports of call:
London, Southampton, Le Havre, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Naples, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Panama, Colon, Trinidad, Las Palmas, Madeira
Click to view a brochure with interior photos of the Chusan

P&O Line/Orient Line
Sailings February 1960-July 1961 (issued May 1960) for:
Arcadia, Iberia, Himalaya, Chusan, Stratheden, Strathmore, Strathnaver, Strathaird, Canton, Carthage, Corfu (P&O Line);
Orsova, Orcades, Oronsay, Orion, Orontes (Orient Line)

Ports of call:
London, Southampton, Le Havre, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Naples, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Panama, Colon, Trinidad, Las Palmas, Madeira
Click for a view of the interior

P&O-Orient Lines
Sailings January 1964-January 1965 for:
Canberra, Arcadia, Iberia, Chusan, Oriana, Orsova, Orcades, Oronsay

Ports of call:
Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Long Beach, Acapulco, Balboa, Cristobal, Kingston, Nassau, Port Everglades, Bermuda, Le Havre, Southampton, London, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Marseilles, Naples, Piraeus, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Pago Pago, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Shimizu, Yokohama, Honolulu

P&O-Orient Lines
Sailings July 1964-January 1966 (issued November 1964) for:
Canberra, Oriana, Arcadia, Iberia, Himalaya, Chusan, Cathay, Chitral, Orsova, Orcades, Oronsay

Ports of call:
London, Rotterdam, Flushing, Southampton, Le Havre, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Marseilles, Naples, Malta, Piraeus, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington, Savu Savu, Suva, Pago Pago, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Acapulco, Panama, Cartagena, Trinidad, Nassau, Port Everglades, Bermuda

P&O-Orient Lines
Sailings January-November 1965 for:
Canberra, Arcadia, Iberia, Oriana, Orsova, Orcades, Oronsay

Ports of call:
London, Flushing, Southampton, Le Havre, Lisbon, Bermuda, Port Everglades (Miami), Nassau, Trinidad, Cartagena, Panama, Acapulco, San Diego, Long Beach (Los Angeles), San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu, Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Pago Pago, Suva, Savu Savu, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Bombay, Aden, Port Said, Beirut, Piraeus, Malta, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona, Ceuta, Gibraltar


(Courtesy of James Quittenden)

Left: Sailings (from U.K.) November 1968-December 1969 (issued October 1968)
Right: Sailings
(from U.K.) April 1969-August 1970 (issued February 1969)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Canberra
Oriana
Arcadia
Iberia
Orsova
Oronsay
Complex routings, basically U.K. to/from Australia either via Cape or the Panama Canal and Australia to/from the West Coast of North America (occasionally via the Far East)

1969/70 route map (click map for larger image)

Sailings (from U.K.) March 1972-January 1973 (issued April 1972)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
P&O Line:
Canberra Aug-Dec 1972:
Southampton, Cherbourg, Port Everglades, Nassau, Cristobal, Balboa, Acapulco, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu, Auckland, Sydney, (cruising from Sydney), Melbourne, Fremantle, Durban, Cape Town, Madeira, Lisbon, Southampton

Jan-May 1973:
Southampton, Tenerife, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Nuku'alofa, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Acapulco?, Balboa, Cristobal, Montego Bay?, Nassau?, Port Everglades, Lisbon?, Cherbourg?, Southampton.
(? indicates that the port was called at during the Canberra's previous voyage sailing from California to the U.K., though is not mentioned in the brochure.)

Oriana March-July 1972:
Southampton, Lisbon, Tenerife, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, (cruising from Sydney), Auckland, Suva, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Acapulco, Balboa, Cristobal, Nassau, Port Everglades, Bermuda, Cherbourg, Southampton

Oct 1972-May 1973:
Southampton, Cherbourg, Bermuda, Port Everglades, Nassau, Cristobal, Balboa, Acapulco, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu, Suva, Auckland, Sydney, (cruising from Sydney), Melbourne, Fremantle, Durban, Cape Town, Dakar, Tenerife, Lisbon, Southampton

Orsova May-Oct 1972:
Southampton, Bermuda, Port Everglades, Nassau, Cristobal, Balboa, Acapulco, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu, Suva, Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong, Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu, Suva, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Tenerife, Lisbon, Rotterdam, Southampton

From Jan 1973:
Southampton-Florida/West Indies-Panama Canal-California-Australia-?-U.K. (+ cruising from Australia)

Arcadia July-Dec 1972:
Southampton, Lisbon, Tenerife, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Pago Pago, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Manila, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Pago Pago, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Acapulco, Balboa, Cristobal, Nassau, Port Everglades, Bermuda, Cherbourg, Southampton

Dec 1972-April 1973:
Southampton, Cherbourg, Lisbon, Bermuda, Port Everglades, Nassau, Cristobal, Balboa, Acapulco, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu, Suva, Nuku'alofa, Auckland, Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Acapulco, Balboa, Cristobal, Montego Bay, Nassau, Port Everglades, Bermuda, Cherbourg, Southampton

Oronsay April-Oct 1972:
Southampton, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Dakar, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Rabaul, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, (cruising from San Francisco), Los Angeles, Acapulco, Balboa, Cristobal, Montego Bay, Nassau, Port Everglades, Bermuda, Cherbourg, Southampton

Oct 1972-April 1973:
Southampton, Madeira, Dakar, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, (cruising from Sydney), Brisbane, Singapore, Colombo, Durban, Cape Town, Dakar, Lisbon, Rotterdam, Southampton

Himalaya May 1972-March 1973:
Southampton, Lisbon, Casablanca, Dakar, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, (cruising from Sydney), Brisbane, Rabaul, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Acapulco, Balboa, Cristobal, Barbados, Madeira, Southampton
Chusan From Sep 1972:
Southampton, Lisbon, Dakar, Cape Town, Durban, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, (cruising from Sydney), ? (return not shown)
E & A Line:
Cathay
Chitral
Nov 1971-April 1973:
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Port Moresby, Manila, Hong Kong, Keelung, Kobe, Nagoya, Yokohama.
Return voyages: Yokohama, Rabaul, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne.

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See the archives section for more brochures of P&O Line.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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P&O Line fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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The Simplon Postcards website has a page on P&O Line and also a separate page on the Oriana with many postcards/photos.

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Great Ships website shows postcards of many old liners. See the Index of Ships page. (See "P&O" section.)

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This page last updated November 14, 2009.