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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Introducing P&O Cruises new brand ambassador Gary Barlow

Singer, songwriter, producer and performer...Gary Barlow’s many talents speak for themselves. And now, P&O Cruises is delighted to announce he has taken on the exciting role of brand ambassador.

This pioneering partnership will fuse music with amazing travel experiences to deliver spine-tingling moments on board, with Gary’s debut role as musical director of The 710 Club on Iona.

As musical director of The 710 Club, Gary is set to make Iona’s intimate music bar the most exciting live music venue at sea.

Showcasing an eclectic range of performances, curated to appeal to British music lovers, this atmospheric late-night music venue will offer an opportunity for up-and-coming musicians to get their break. This collaboration highlights P&O Cruises commitment to providing world-class entertainment on Iona that places music firmly at its heart.

What’s more, Gary will be stepping on board two Iona holidays in 2020, bringing P&O Cruises guests two exclusive performances on each cruise.

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters and record producers. As part of pop group Take That, he has won eight BRIT Awards and sold over 45 million records. Aside from his achievements with Take That, he has also co-written and produced music for other renowned artists, including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams.

Gary’s last solo record Since I Saw You Last sold more than 600,000 copies and was the ninth biggest-selling album that year. In more recent years, Gary has also turned his attention to the world of theatre, composing the score for the hugely successful production Finding Neverland, working alongside screenwriter Tim Firth to write the music and lyrics for musical The Girls and also working alongside his Take That bandmates to produce The Band, a record-breaking musical featuring the music of Take That.

In Gary’s own words...

“I want The 710 Club to be a celebration of great music and great talent. As its musical director, I want to give a unique experience for people who love music as much as I do.

Music’s been such a massive part of my life – and taken me on so many journeys and adventures. I’m hoping to pass this on to all the guests in my club.”

Welcome to The 710 Club

Curated and crafted by Gary Barlow on Iona “It’s all about the music.”

A place to immerse yourself in the seductive sounds of an array of musical genres that have inspired Gary over the years, The 710 Club on P&O Cruises newest ship, Iona, is a sophisticated bar that is being crafted to Gary’s creative vision.

Atmospheric and low-lit, the club will serve up live music with an unmistakably vintage vibe, stylish cocktails and the most important ingredient of all; a little escapism, to ensure the good times continue long into the night.

Gary is bringing his vision and personality to The 710 Club, exclusively on Iona. Exclusively for adults, its stage will light up to the sounds of its talented resident band; a group guided by Gary. Yet his involvement runs far deeper; to choosing music for the club, selecting future performers and playlists and even shaping the interiors and signature cocktails.

Having performed at countless pubs and clubs at the start of his career, Gary loves to see up-and-coming talent catch that all-important break and this is exactly what The 710 Club is all about. The club will showcase a new guest performer every month, giving new talent the chance to shine, while the resident band will weave their own spell with numbers inspired by Gary’s life, loves and musical style, creating atmospheric sets that have been crafted for the true music lover.


Holiday Like Never Before

The beauty of a P&O Cruises holiday is anything goes; you might kayak along a fjord or mangrove by morning and lounge in the spa by afternoon, explore by tuk tuk, bicycle or catamaran by day and kick up your heels to a live band by evening. Through this happy fusion of incredible destinations, exploration and on-board experiences, your holiday takes shape – and what a holiday it could be!

Whether you like to tread your own path or thrive on the insider knowledge only a local guide can give you, we can help you get to the heart of each and every destination.


It’s time to holiday like never before....

  • Discover Iona – arriving May 2020. The latest, greatest P&O Cruises experience!

Plus, across the whole P&O Cruises fleet, you can:

  • Discover a different destination day after day
  • Combine the best of the beach break, city break and spa break in one unforgettable holiday
  • Tailor the pace day by day, hour to hour
  • Enjoy more evenings in port than ever – a great way to experience the nightlife
  • Enjoy unrivalled variety and adventure. Gaze up at Barcelona’s Sagrada Família one day and peel back the centuries in Monaco’s old town the next.
  • Discover something new on board, from local performers on deck and buffets inspired by the region to theatre shows and live bands.



An unmissable seven-night celebration in the Norwegian Fjords

Some of today’s biggest music artists. An astonishing naming celebration. Street-food-style pop-ups and bars inspired by foodie fantasies. And to crown it all, Norway’s awe-inspiring fjords as the breathtaking backdrop. Introducing Ionafest 2020: the extraordinary festival experience on P&O Cruises' new ship, Iona. Get ready to swap a sea of tents for sublime mountain peaks and shimmering blue waters. Savour panoramic views and luxurious accommodation after full days exploring out-of-this-world destinations. And prepare for thrilling performances from acts we can barely keep from spilling…

On 4 July 2020, Iona is hitting the holiday stage with a festival like no other. Kick-starting with a naming celebration to top all introductions, don’t miss out on incredible headline acts, worldclass performances and enthralling events at every turn. Feel day one of Ionafest build to the famous bottle smash, and for those who don’t want the night to end, an after-party promises to keep the celebrations in full swing.

What’s more, all headline acts and events are included in the price for Ionafest 2020! As many events are taking place simultaneously across the entire ship, you’ll need to decide which performances and celebrations you wish to attend. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Yet, while we cannot guarantee you will see every chosen act and event, we can promise a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience.

To add to all of this, the Norwegian Fjords set Ionafest 2020’s jaw-dropping scene. Following the astonishing naming celebration, Iona will sail to Norway’s dramatic landscape. Dance in Iona’s SkyDome to live DJ sets and acoustic sessions as sheer cliffs and tumbling waterfalls drift by. Feast your senses on everything from luminous glaciers to drool-worthy pop-up restaurants.

And discover entertainment at every twist and turn; think exclusive shows, a silent disco, gin tastings, live screenings and aerial wonders across the entire ship. Expect the unexpected at Ionafest 2020.


On sale now!

  • Naming celebration (with top-secret headliner!)
  • Clean Bandit
  • Trevor Nelson, MBE
  • Jo Whiley
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Sara Cox
  • Alex James Orchestra
  • After-party

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.