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About P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises have 8 ships in their fleet: the newest being their brand new flagship Iona (launch: 2020). P&O Cruises are known for offering passengers Strictly Come Dancing at sea and for their celebrity chef Food Heroes on-board ships.

Whether you want an overnight cruise in Europe or a hundred night trip around the world, P&O Cruises have you covered!

Would You Like P&O Cruises?

You would like P&O Cruises if…

  • You like home comforts such as tea and coffee making facilities in your cabin and a “British” feel.
  • You wanted an adult only cruise, as you could have the option to sail on one of the adult only ships (the Arcadia and Oriana).
  • You wanted to sail with children as you could enjoy one of the family friendly ships (the Aurora, Oceana, Ventura and Britannia).
  • You’d like to travel the world without feeling like you’ve left home!


P&O Azura

Superb Again


By: Hayward , Ross on wye on 5th Oct 2018

Overall a great cruise and looking forward to booking in 2019 on maybe Britannia.

P&O Britannia

We Are Cruise Addicts Now


By: Wilson, Codicote on 4th Oct 2018

So for any one who has doubts about cruising give it a go like we did,you could find yourselves addicted.

P&O Cruises Ships

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P&O Britannia


Britannia is the biggest ship ever built exclusively for the British market offering amenities of a five star hotel.

Britannia Cruises


Arcadia is a larger & more spacious ship that is exclusively for adults, featuring entertainment that is geared to British taste.

Arcadia Cruises
P&O Aurora


Aurora is a mid-sized worldclass ship, bringing the joys of classic cruise travel to all.

Aurora Cruises
P&O Azura


Azura is one of P&O Cruises' most popular family friendly ships featuring The Reef - P&O's FREE Kids Club.

Azura Cruises
P&O Iona


Iona will enter service in 2020 and sail to some of the most exciting destinations worldwide.

Iona Cruises
P&O Oceania


P&O Cruises' Oceana is all about traditional British qualities. She provides the comforts of a home from home for families.

Oceana Cruises
P&O Oriana


Enjoy cruising with Oriana and find yourself relaxing on your balcony cabin enjoying the sea views.

Oriana Cruises
P&O Ventura


Being one of the largest ships in the P&O Cruises fleet, the Ventura offers great family entertainment for children and adults.

Ventura Cruises


Is smoking allowed on P&O Cruises' Ships?

There are designated areas on the outside decks. Smoking is not allowed in cabins, on balconies or anywhere else within the ships.


Are poolside towels provided?

There will be blue pool towels in your cabin which get replaced every day. You can take them off ship if visiting a beach but remember to bring them back with you.



We have over 130 expert cruise consultants to help you book the perfect cruise. Many have first hand experience of P & O Cruises and you can find some of their best tips and advice below.
Cruise Expert Dani Jenkins

Dani Turner-Jenkins


"Lovely ship, we had a taster in both the speciality restaurants - and they were amazing! Worth the cover charge. Nice open pool area on the Lido deck too!"

Cruise Expert Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith


"Oceana is a mid-size ship and is a delight to cruise on with plenty of speciality restaurants, bars, Le Club night club with a great atmosphere (and a bit of fun karaoke), 2 large main restaurants etc."

Cruise Expert Dani Jenkins

Dani Turner-Jenkins


"The ship itself is stunning, the Atrium gleaming in the light. The whole dining experience is seamless and the attention given by the waiting staff is brilliant."

Cruise Expert Debbie Carmen

Debbie Carmen


"Oceana is a family friendly ship which holds around 2,000 passengers. This is a great size for passengers who don’t want to have to walk too far around the ship but still have plenty of amenities."


P&O Food Heroes - Eric Lanlard

Cookery Club on P&O's Britannia


Entertainment On-board P&O Cruises

There is plenty to do on a P&O Cruises ship, morning, noon and night!

Every P&O Cruises ship has swimming pools, spas, saunas, salons, a gym, golf nets, a library, dance classes and shops. As well as all this you can entertain yourself with an outdoor SeaScreen cinema, Music Festivals at Sea and Spotlight enrichment programmes which give you a chance to listen to a famous speaker. Whether you want to be relaxed or entertained - the choice is yours.

P&O Cruises ships are also the only place you can enjoy Strictly Come Dancing at sea and you can put on your dancing shoes and join in live competition. Certain sailings will also have the shows judges on-board and costumes from the show for you to have a look at.

You can even cook with celebrity chefs in James Martin’s cookery club up on-board where you can polish your own culinary skills. Visiting chefs also come on-board during select sailings.

In the evening you can sit back and prepared to be wowed at the Headliners theatre or catch a comedy performance from a famous comedian. Afterwards, venture along to one of the many bars for a glass of your favourite tipple as you chat with some of your fellow passengers.

If you’re worried you’ll miss something happening on-board, you only need consult your daily Horizon newsletter that’s delivered directly to your cabin. Finally, the real cruise geeks amongst you can venture on a four hour behind-the-scenes tour of the ship and find out exactly what life is like below the stairs…


P&O Cruises Dining Experience

It’s not just British leisure tastes that P&O Cruises live up to! The food on-board their ships showcase menus developed by celebrity chefs such as Marco Pierre White, James Martin and Eric Lanlard. Passengers can choose to dine “club” with set dining times and locations or choose “freedom” to dine whenever you want with whoever you want for no extra cost.

Dining options on-board include:

  • Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill, serving fine dining treats including lobster.
  • Sindu from Atul Kocchar, serving an Asian Fusion culinary experience.
  • The New Market Café by Eric Lanlard serves up a delicious selection of patisserie.
  • Olly Smith even has his own winery on-board called The Glass House.
  • You can even eat whilst you watch a show in the Limelight club.

Complimentary dining is served in the main restaurant and buffet and there is even a chocoholic’s buffet served to replace afternoon tea on select sailings! Most dietary needs can also be easily met on-board, passengers just need to let P&O Cruises know at the time of booking.


P&O Cruises Amenities

One thing those who sail with P&O Cruises love is the regular sailings from Southampton, so those who hate flying or dislike travelling never have to go far.

Amenities on-board include:

  • Wi-Fi on-board including in the cyber café Cyb@study.
  • A self-service laundrette free of charge to keep your clothes fresh.
  • Rooms equipped with TV, radio, telephone, mini-fridge, safe, tea and coffee facilities and a hairdryer.
  • British plug sockets in rooms so there is no need to bring adaptors.


Family Friendly Facilities on P&O Cruises

So what makes P&O Cruises suitable for families? Well, on-board you can expect to find…

  • Interconnecting cabins, so those with large families don’t have to stay cramped in one room.
  • Cabins with additional beds and reductions on fares for children up to the age of 16.
  • Facilities for bottle warmers and sterilisers, available travel cots, push chairs and baby baths.

There is also plenty for children to do, so parents don’t need to worry that their kids will be bored. P&O Cruises offer a variety of entertainment including kids clubs which cater to different age groups. The clubs are called The Reef, Splashers, Surfers, Scubas and H20 and put on discos, tournaments, arts and crafts classes, puppet shows, pool games, karaoke and much more.


P&O Cruises Dress Code

P&O Cruises is a line that caters to those who love to dress up on formal nights, but the jeans lovers amongst you won’t need to run for cover! The dress code on-board is casual during the day and dress code only applies during dinner and formal evenings. It adds a touch of glamour to events and guests enjoy dressing up in tuxedos or cocktail dresses… or even wearing 70s clothes if it’s a themed party! For those not used to dressing up, a black tie hire service is available.

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