P&O History


The name P&O is synonymous with cruising in Australia and the UK. They were the first company to offer leisure cruising (ie. going to sea for a holiday) in Australia, following on from their origins as a mail and shipping service throughout the British Empire.

This 27-minute documentary charts the story of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company and how it grew, from humble beginnings in 1837, to become the oldest cruise line of any in the world.

The documentary played on board P&O Australia ships for many years, and features interviews with past employees, maritime historians and a number of people whose lives were changed forever by taking a P&O Cruise to or from Australia.

Exhaustive research and image sourcing tells the story of how one journey can change a life.


P&O Cruises


Full Production



Image Research and Licensing

Interview Shoots