Every P&O cruise ship in the same place at the same time

The Princess Royal reviewed the seven ships in P&O Cruises' fleet today to mark the company's 175th anniversary.

Thousands of people lined the waterfront at Southampton as the ships take the royal salute before departing on cruises.

Princess Royal being greeted by Lord Sterling
Princess Royal being greeted by Lord Sterling, Life President of P&O Cruises Credit: Press Association

The seven ships - Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora, Azura, Oceana, Oriana and Ventura - sailed into Southampton at dawn - the first time they have gathered together in their home port.

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All seven of the P&O Cruises Fleet docked in Southampton Docks Credit: Press Association
The seven captains
The seven captains Credit: Press Association

Anne was greeted by the seven ship's captains in a special ceremony on Oriana.

The Princess named Aurora and Oceana and boarded the Trinity House vessel Patricia to review the fleet.

A total of 15,000 passengers disembarked and 15,000 new passengers were expected to board the ships during the day, with the whole event bringing an estimated £17 million to the local Southampton economy.

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All seven of the P&O Cruises Fleet docked in Southampton Docks
All seven of the P&O Cruises Fleet docked in Southampton Docks Credit: Pre