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Origins of Cruise Lines

SS Strathaird, a P&O cruise ship of the early 20th century. The company began offering luxury cruise services in 1844.
SS Strathaird, a P&O cruise ship of the early 20th century. The company began offering luxury cruise services in 1844.

The birth of leisure cruising began with the formation of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company in 1822. The company started out as a shipping line with routes between England and the Iberian Peninsula, adopting the name Peninsular Steam Navigation Company. It won its first contract to deliver mail in 1837. In 1840, it began mail delivery to Alexandria, Egypt, via Gibraltar and Malta. The company was incorporated by Royal Charter the same year, becoming the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Read More ......

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