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Your Friday Focus Ship Of The Week: It’s P&O’s Iona!

Your Friday Focus Ship Of The Week: It’s P&O’s Iona!

Welcome to our focus ship of the week…it’s P&O’s Iona!

Quick Facts

Launch date: May 2020

Guests: 5,200

Crew Members: 1,800

Gross Tonnage: 182,900

Length: 1,106ft

Top Speed: 26mph

Decks: 20

Cabins: 2,500

Bars: 12

Entertainment venues: 13

Pools: 4 (three outside, one inside)

Whirlpools: 16

The P&O Entertainment Firsts At Sea

Iona’s star attraction will be the SkyDome! This is where you’ll head for relaxation in the day with its pool and jacuzzi, and where you’ll head at night when it really comes alive.

Expect aerial performances, immersive shoes and deck parties under the glazed dome roof.


Ocean Studios is one for the film fanatics as the four cinema screens will show anything from movie classics to recent blockbusters with surround sound and snacks!

If musical entertainment is more up your street, The 710 Club is the secret haven you need to get to know. The secret haven is exclusively for adults and transforms into a sophisticated spot at night with top-class singers and bands (of course) tailored to British tastes.


(Glass House above)


The P&O Signatures

Headliners Theatre is where you need to go for the most sleek, sophisticated theatre experience you’ve ever had. It’s a two-deck-high auditorium which will dazzle you with West End style performances.


If you’re looking for an upbeat atmosphere both day and night, head to The Club House! This is where families can head for a vibrant space with games, afternoon entertainment and game shows.

Come nighttime, this spot becomes Iona’s late venue with dancing in a ‘live lounge’ environment…


The Ivory Suite is the premium location saved for weddings and renewals of vows! Everything is tailored to guests’ requests and gives an elegant backdrop to special photographs.

If you desperately need amazing food, fantastic entertainment and great company, The Limelight Club should be highly considered. It’s exclusive for adults and is a hotspot for dancing with events and post-show drinks…



A Few WOW Facts 

P&O’s Iona will be the largest ship ever built exclusively for the British market!

And her name was picked from 30,000 public suggestions! P&O ran a competition inviting fans to name their 2020 ship and it was Iona that was the winning suggestion!


The line’s Senior Vice President Paul Ludlow commented: “A nod to our historic links with Scotland, as well as a celebration of our island nation’s connection to the sea. 

The countdown begins to 2020 when she arrives in Southampton. #Iona”.


Where She’s Headed

The largest ship ever built exclusively for the British market will be taking you to the Norwegian Fjords!

As she is being designed to let the outside in, guests will have unbelievable panoramic views of Norway.


The dramatic landscapes will be best viewed through the glass walls of the Grand atrium and the fantastic outdoor space…

You’ll witness snow-capped mountains, glittering white glaciers, open countryside, steep cliffs and waterfalls!


You won’t just be visiting for the views either; there are countless exciting activities to get involved in. From kayaking to mountain strolls, from ziplining to biking!


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