November 4, 2010
Oriana Arrives in Sydney - Wearing a Moustache
Sydneysiders witnessed a world-first this morning when the UK-based superliner P&O Cruises Oriana
sailed into the citys harbour - sporting a giant moustache.
Measuring 20 metres wide and more than two metres high, the moustache is a symbol of the cruise
lines support for the mens health charity, Movember.
P&O Cruises is holding special Movember charity lunches onboard Oriana in Sydney and in Brisbane
this week in conjunction with Cricket Australia.
The massive moustache - a first for a cruise ship - is positioned below the bridge of the ship and was
clearly visible as Oriana made her way up the harbour to berth at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at
Todays Movember luncheon will involve 10 of Australias greatest cricketing legends who were all
members of the 1961 test team - the last Australian cricket team to cruise to the UK on a P&O Cruises
ship for a Test Series, before the introduction of mass air travel saw players start to fly to their games.
The players include Captain Richie Benaud, Vice Captain Neil Harvey, Bob Simpson, Alan Davidson,
Brian Booth, Frank Misson, Colin McDonald, Graham McKenzie, Barry Jarman and Lindsay Kline.
Movember is an official charity partner of Cricket Australia, raising funds and awareness for mens
Launched in 1995 by her Majesty the Queen, the 69,000-tonne Oriana carries around 1800 passengers
and features a three tier atrium with a Tiffany glass ceiling, a panoramic Crows Nest bar, the aptly
themed Lords Tavern sports bar and Oriana Rhodes, a restaurant by British celebrity chef, Gary
Oriana is the first superliner to visit Australia on a world cruise this cruise season, arriving from
Wellington. She will sail to Brisbane at midnight tonight.
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