Last minute availability and itinerary made a no brainer to escape the winter weather. Our only complaint was the circuitous route around the islands, many people like us felt the opportunity could have been taken to stay overnight say in Martinique. The standard of service from our cabin steward and the dining room waiters was of the highest order. The food was generally superb in the Pacific restaurant and restored our faith after very poor standards on Britannia. There is no doubt that P&O are going to loose a lot of their traditional older customers in the trend to larger and larger ships. The library was a pleasure to sit in and the avoidance of endless disco around the pool when we went on Britannia was a relief. We learnt that Oriana and Aurora will be disposed of in the near future because of impending pollution legislation which P&O are saying cannot be fixed. There is no way we will travel on Britannia, Azura or Ventura because they are much too big for our liking. So we are left with Oceana or Arcadia.