Oriana Arrives In Sydney - Wearing A Moustache

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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 city’s harbour  - sporting a giant moustache.

Measuring 20 metres wide and more than two metres high, the moustache is a symbol of the cruise

line’s support for the men’s 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

Circular Quay.

Today’s Movember luncheon will involve 10 of Australia’s 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 men’s


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 Crow’s Nest bar, the aptly

themed Lord’s 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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Libby Moffet/Larissa Kaye

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