A 175th birthday to remember

The Princess Royal reviewed the seven ships in P&O Cruises' fleet at Southampton in an anniversary marred by foul weather and traffic chaos.

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P&O 175 years of history

A record 7 cruise liners and 40,000 passengers and crew are arriving in Southampton today to mark the 175th anniversary of P&O.

P&O celebrates 175 years

P&O 175 years of history

Celebrations will take place this week to mark the 175th aniversary of P&O.

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Chaos behind the scenes and on the roads at party

It's been a day of celebrations - a record seven luxury cruise liners and 40,000 passengers and crew, all in honour of P&O's 175th anniversary.

But, with the crowds came what some described as "organised chaos" - traffic jams in and around the city of Southampton - and passengers waiting hours for taxis or coaches to reach their destinations. Kerry Swain reports.


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