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Onboard Distillery, Gin Bar & Boutique Cinema Announced For This Ship!

Onboard Distillery, Gin Bar & Boutique Cinema Announced For This Ship!

P&O Cruises has just revealed even more new features onboard its newest ship Iona, following the reveal of some stunning itineraries.

The new announcement includes details of an onboard distillery and gin bar as well as a “boutique cinema”.

At an event billed as “A Day on Iona”, the line announced the 5,200-passenger ship would boast its own distillery, as well as a bar selling 30 different varieties of the most popular drinks on UK cruises.

Current flagship Britannia paved the way for gin lovers with a dedicated gin bar and gin menu aswell as selling 30 different varieties.

P&O also revealed a four screen boutique cinema named Ocean Studios that will be showing guests films throughout the day with premium seating and surround-sound technology.

Speaking at the event, former bassist for Blur and cheese connoisseur Alex James (who selects the cheese onboard Britannia) stated he will be curating the music onboard, but this has not yet been confirmed by P&O Cruises.

Olly Smith, P&O‘s wine expert, who was also at the event, will have his signature restaurant onboard, The Glasshouse, and confirmed gin was the most popular drink consumed on cruises.

Here are the important Iona dates that are getting very close:

-Iona on sale exclusively for P&O‘s Top Tier Peninsular Club members – OPEN TODAY

-Iona on general sale – OPEN SEPTEMBER 12TH

-The rest of the summer 2020 programme on sale to Top Tier Peninsular Club members – OPEN SEPTEMBER 17TH

-The rest of the summer 2020 programme on general sale – OPEN SEPTEMBER 19TH


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