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Title: End of an era for P&O Cruises as Captain Reid retires
Post by: Phil on September 25, 2011, 08:13:56 PM
End of an era for P&O Cruises as Captain Reid retires

08 Aug 2011 - Pop Idol star and number one artist, Gareth Gates, will perform on a two night cruise on board P&O Cruises Oceana departing September 3, 2011.

Oxton seafarer, Captain Hamish Reid, retired from P&O Cruises on Sunday August 7, after an on board career of almost 40 years.

Captain Reid, who first joined P&O Cruises as a deck cadet in 1972, spent his final cruise at the helm of 1,800 passenger ship Oriana, where he has been Captain since May of this year, on a 16 night central Mediterranean cruise.
Reid who retires after 39 years of continuous service, worked his way up through the ranks from deck cadet, through third, second and first officer, chief officer and deputy captain before being promoted to Captain in July 2000.

Captain Reid, has served on board Oriana, Arcadia, Aurora, Oceana, Ventura, Artemis, Canberra, Grand Princess, Crown Princess, Golden Princess, Diamond Princess, Pacific Princess, Sun Princess, Regal Princess, Ocean Village II, Ocean Village I and Queen Victoria.

P&O Cruises managing director Carol Marlow said: “Captain Hamish Reid has been an enormous asset to P&O Cruises. A firm favourite of passengers, he will be greatly missed by passengers and fellow crew members alike. We wish him and his family all the best for the future.”

Captain Reid, from Oxton, Berwickshire is retiring to the Scottish boarders with his wife Ann and daughter Grace.