P&O Cruises Ships

P&O Cruises


Proudly sporting Union Jack colours on their hulls, the P&O Cruises ships are designed perfectly for British travellers. Some vessels provide fantastic facilities for families and others are exclusively an adult-only affair, allowing you to find an onboard experience to suit you. Sailing out of a variety of UK ports, the ships also vary in size – from the 1,800-capacity Aurora to the largest ship built for the UK, Iona.

The onboard ambiance celebrates those casual moments in life when all is right with the word. A view of a stunning fjord with a drink in your hand. An afternoon by the pool in the sun. A surprising shore excursion that enhances your trip. These are the times where you may find yourself saying “This is the life.”

Ensuring your holiday is filled with fantastic culinary encounters is a band of Food Heroes that you may recognise. Marco Pierre White, Eric Lanlard and Ollie Smith all influence menus and the dining venues in which they are offered, as well as occasionally making their way on board to take part in masterclasses and Q&A sessions.

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Calling Life's Explorers

P&O Cruises' exciting new winter 2020/21 collection is coming soon!


P&O Cruises is delighted to present the new winter 2020/2021 cruise programme, featuring a brand new programme for Iona from Southampton, as well as established favourites for our existing fleet, designed to appeal to newcomers and past guests alike.

The key features of the programme are as follows:

  • 206 new cruises from September 2020 to April 2021, offering guests holidays to the Caribbean, Dubai & Arabian Gulf, Mediterranean, Spain, Portugal & Canary Islands, Norway and the chance to see the Northern Lights, Baltic, and a selection of Short Breaks and Northern European City Escapes
  • Iona’s winter maiden season to Spain, Portugal the Canary Islands and Northern European City Escapes
  • Infant, Children, Adult 3rd and 4th prices from £1pp for off peak cruises
  • Oceana will return to Dubai and offer track itineraries including 7 night itineraries to the north and the other to the east (7, 14,15, 21 and 22 night options)
    • Oceana will be in Abu Dhabi overnight for New Year fireworks
  • Arcadia provides a 99 night Western Circumnavigation World Cruise and includes 2 full days in San Francisco, Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore
    • Southern Hemisphere Journeys and Exotic fly-cruises
  • Aurora’s Grand Tour provides a 65 night exploration of South America and the Caribbean
  • The rest of the P&O Cruises fleet continues to deliver each of their successful and established winter deployments
    • Britannia and Azura maintain their Caribbean fly-cruise programme
    • Ventura provides longer duration cruises to the Caribbean from Southampton
  • Drinks packages available
  • No discretionary daily Service Charge
  • Brand new Strictly Come Dancing experience on board Iona
  • 16 ship maiden calls
  • 1 fleet maiden call
  • 4 Northern Lights cruises (Arcadia and Aurora)
  • 3 longer cruise durations to the Caribbean (no fly cruises)
  • 18 school holiday cruises
  • 12 Christmas school holiday cruises
  • Select Price and Early Saver fares available from launch

Monday 11th March 2019, 8am - Thursday 14th March 2019, 8pm
Pre-registration for all P&O Cruises Winter 2020/21 holidays

Friday 15th March 2019, 8am - Sunday 17 March 2019, 4pm
Iona bookings open exclusively for Caribbean, Baltic and Ligurian members of P&O Cruises' loyalty club

Monday 18th March 2019, 8am
Iona Winter 2020/21 holidays on general sale

Tuesday 19th March 2019, 8am - Wednesday 20th March 2019, 8am
All P&O Cruises winter 2020/21 holidays open exclusively for Caribbean, Baltic and Ligurian loyalty club members

Thursday 21st March 2019, 8am
Selected P&O Cruises winter 2020/21 holidays on general sale

Friday 22nd March 2019, 8am
All P&O Cruises winter 2020/21 holidays on general sale

Iona winter 2020: Northern European City Escapes
On board Iona, you'll get the chance to explore Amsterdam, Bruges, Hamburg and Rotterdam. These four iconic cities are bursting with local quirks, history, culture, great beer and plenty of good times.

Iona winter 2020: Spain & Portugal
Studding the Spanish and Portuguese coastlines, these eight destinations are gateways to iconic sights and unforgettable experiences. Each has a unique cityscape, where past and present play out in a lively mix of architecture and anything-but-everyday life.

Iona winter 2020: Spain, Portugal & The Canary Islands
Discover a different side of Spain, Portugal & The Canary lslands. The itinerary takes in seven fabulous destinations famed for their beautiful beaches, rich heritage and incredible weather – perfect for a warming dose of winter sun.

Low deposit offer

P&O Cruises are offering a low deposit of 5% on all cruises in the winter 2020/2021 programme. This offer is available until Monday 29 April 2019* and is combinable with P&O Cruises Select Price or Early Saver fares and includes The World Cruise and sectors. After this date the standard deposit of 15% will apply.

Newcomer discount

A 5% booking discount is applicable to new P&O Cruises guests making a new Select Price booking from the new winter 2020/2021 collection before Monday 29 April 2019*.

Past guest discount

A 10% booking discount is applicable to past P&O Cruises guests making a new Select Price booking from their new winter 2020/2021 collection before Monday 29 April 2019*.

These offers are available across the entire winter 2020/2021 collection giving guests an incredible choice of 206 cruises sailing from September 2020 to April 2021.

Peninsular Club discount

Members of the Peninsular Club can also benefit from a 5% discount on selected holidays on Select Price bookings.

*Terms and Conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.




Widen our Horizons

Widen our Horizons

Discover the epic every day on a P&O Cruises holiday

Destinations are yours to discover more deeply, when you adventure by sea and land on a P&O Cruises holiday. Revel in the excitement of throwing open your curtains each morning to an astounding new view – all yours to explore... Walk in the footsteps of the ancients in Rome, dive tropical underwater worlds in the Caribbean, dine Bedouin-style under a blanket of stars in Dubai, and so much more.

And, with the gift of extra on-board spending money, on applicable Select Price holidays booked by 29 April 2019, you’re free to enjoy even more.

Plus, save £98 per cabin per week from May 2019 when P&O Cruises remove their service charge.*

*Terms and Conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.




Calling Life's Explorers

More Reasons to say ‘Cheers’

P&O Cruises Drinks Packages

To help you tailor your holiday just the way you like it, we’ve created four drinks packages that offer unbeatable choice and value. Each is available on any holiday of five nights or more and you can use your package in all the restaurants, bars and cafés on board. So, what’ll it be?

The Ultimate drinks package
£39.95pp per day
Say ‘yes’ to a cocktail or simply sip your ‘usual’. Enjoy fantastic value and the choice of nearly every drink we serve. A Children’s package is included too.

The Non-alcoholic drinks package
£19.95pp per day
From a poolside mocktail to a primo Costa coffee, take your pick from a huge range of refreshing soft drinks.

The Hot drinks package
£10.95pp per day
With a choice of unlimited primo Costa coffees, teapigs™ teas and hot chocolates, it’s no wonder some like it hot.

The Children’s drinks package
£7.95pp per day
We know how thirsty they get! Relax with unlimited selected soft drinks (also included with the Ultimate package).

*Terms and conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

News from P&O Cruises


Great service for a relaxing holiday


P&O Cruises will go to any length to ensure you enjoy the holiday of a lifetime

Great service begins the minute you start your P&O Cruises holiday. Once on board, you’ll meet your personal cabin steward who will ensure your cabin is beautifully clean, tidy and comfortable thrughout your trip and will always greet you with a friendly smile.

New, from May 2019, no discretionary daily Service Charge

P&O Cruises take huge pride in giving you a holiday that's truly memorable and their team on board is committed to providing exceptional service. From May 2019 (cruises A911, B912, E911/A, J903, N910, R907, X907 and all thereafter), the discretionary daily Service Charge on board will be removed so you can relax knowing it’s all taken care of. Changes like this do take a little bit of time to put in place, and so for holidays which depart before May, a discretionary daily Service Charge amount of £7 will continue to be added for guests aged 12 and over.