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Life on Board

In this brief selection of photographs we glimpse snapshots of life on board for passengers, crew and even curious cargo! We have many more so look out for new additions and themes from our extensive collection of historic photographs of P&O and our subsidiary companies.

  • Bluebird K7 being loaded onto BALRANALD

  • Bluebird K7 hydroplane arriving on BALRANALD

  • Interior of BARADINE

  • Crew of the BENARES

  • Promenade deck onboard CALEDONIA

  • Passengers onboard CEYLON

  • Children's hostess aboard the CHUSAN

  • Children's hostess onboard CHUSAN

  • Crew onboard DELTA

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Workmen putting up P&O's new neon sign in the 1950s

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