Yes yes yes, it’s that time of year again…no not the lead up to Christmas but the time P&O Cruises launch all their fabulous new cruise itineraries for us to get our hands-on. With everything that’s happened over the last 2 years, many of us are looking to the future and making sure we have something to look forward to. So there’s no better time to get a cruise booked for 2023/2024.
Before these brand new sailings go on sale, we wanted to share as much information with you as possible so you can pick the perfect holiday for you and take advantage of all the benefits you get for booking early and for booking with Cruise.co.uk.
Where will their ships be heading in summer 2023?
Arvia – P&O Cruises brand new ship, Arvia will be completing her first full season in the summer of 2023 and with different types of 14 night Western Mediterranean itineraries to choose from. She will be visiting ports such as La Spezia (for Florence & Pisa) and Barcelona.
Iona – Iona spent her maiden season in the Norwegian Fjords and will continue to do so in 2023. Not only will she have ports of call including Stavanger, Olden and Geiranger but her itineraries will also include some spectacular scenic cruising through the fjords.
Azura – 2023 will be Azura’s third season of Europe Fly cruises with a mixture of itineraries visiting Western, Central and Eastern Med from Malta. Her central Med itineraries will include ports such as Trieste and Venice, Ephesus and Kusadasi will be on her Eastern Med itineraries and you can expect to call at Monte Carlo and Villefranche on her Western Med cruises.
Britannia – The beautiful Britannia will have a right mix of sailings to choose from including Norwegian Fjords, Baltic and Western Mediterranean cruises. Key ports to keep your eyes peeled for will be St Petersburg, Flaam and Ibiza as well as Stockholm, Copenhagen and Cagliari in Sardinia.
Ventura – If you’re looking for all year round sun, then Ventura is the ship for you! On these brand new sailings, she’ll be heading for the Canary Islands and Iberia with a choice of 7, 10 and 14-night cruises. She’ll also include some short breaks to the delightful Amsterdam.
Aurora & Arcadia – And last but most certainly not least, mid-size ships Aurora and Arcadia will continue to offer a mix of itineraries specifically designed for guests to visit more unique destinations. Headline cruises include an Iceland and North Cape cruise on Arcadia, including an overnight call to Reyjavik and scenic cruising of the North Cape, and a 30 night Canada & USA cruise on Aurora with overnight calls in both Boston and New York.
Where will their ships be heading in Winter 2024?
Arvia – For her first full winter season, Arvia will be putting on her first Caribbean Fly programme from Barbados. She will be offering a mix of both 7 and 14-night itineraries for everyone to enjoy.
Iona – Iona will continue to deliver her winter ex-UK deployment, including visits to the Canary Islands, Atlantic Coast and Northern European City Escape cruises. She will include a number of headline overnight calls with two full days in Lisbon, Barcelona and Rotterdam on select cruises to make sure to track these down.
Britannia – Alongside Arvia, Britannia will return to the Caribbean to ensure everyone can grab some winter sun. She’ll be offering 14-night fly-cruise holidays from Barbados heading south to the ABC islands.
Azura – Fancy visiting Madeira, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote in 2024? Well, between October and March Azura will be visiting the Canary Islands with her Fly Cruise programme. You’ll fly out to Tenerife and sail away on your cruise holiday from there.
Ventura – Celebrate the New Year in style with a 5-night cruise onboard Ventura to Amsterdam and Zeebrugge. If a 5-night cruise isn’t long enough, then hold out and book yourself on board one of her two 35 night UK-UK Caribbean cruises offering Eastern Caribbean itineraries and others focussing on New Orleans, Florida and Northern Caribbean.
Aurora & Arcadia – And finally, Arcadia and Aurora…both ships will still be heading to more unique destinations into 2024 such as San Juan in Puerto Rico and Puerto Limon in Costa Rica. Aurora will take on a 12-night search of the Northern Lights and a Christmas cruise for anyone who fancies an alternative to Christmas at home. Her headline cruise of these brand new sailings will be her 65 night USA, Caribbean and Central America cruise with an overnight stay in New Orleans!
Arcadia’s famous world cruise will have a key focus on visiting the most iconic destinations in the world including visiting Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.// END - About the Author ?>