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P&O Cruises

An introduction to P&O Cruises

About P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises have 7 ships in their fleet: the newest being their brand new ship Arvia (launching in 2022). P&O Cruises are known for offering passengers their celebrity chef Food Heroes programme and a spectacular range of destinations.

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

Do you think you would like cruising with P&O Cruises?

You would like P&O Cruises if…

  • You love home comforts such as tea and coffee making facilities directly in your cabin, giving that quintessential “British” feel.
  • You want an adult-only cruise experience. P&O Cruises have a fabulous selection of Adult-Only ships (Arcadia and Aurora).
  • You want to sail with the whole family! Children are welcome to enjoy some of the family-friendly ships in the fleet (Azura, Britannia, Ventura, Iona and Arvia).
  • You want to experience the world without feeling homesick!

There's a lot to love about cruising on any P&O Cruise ship, so take a look at our incredible selection of cruising options and find your perfect Cruise today!

P&O Cruises reviews

Great ship - great choice!


By: Cluderay , Leeds on 17th Dec 2021

The ship itself is stunning. It's beautiful, tasteful, classy but contemporary in its design and despite its size, we never felt like we were in huge, open area's.



By: Webb, on 6th Dec 2021

Been on many cruises with different companies but this is my favourite ship. It’s been made for the British which I love. Will go again with P&O cruises in future. Thanks for fab holiday.

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


Designed to celebrate holidays full of sunshine, Arvia is the first ship of her kind to feature a SkyDome with a retractable roof.

Arvia 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 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.


P&O Cruises videos

Iona's Naming Ceremony Highlights

Arvia’s SkyDome is the place to be

P&O Cruises in detail

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.

In the evening you can sit back and prepared to be wowed at the Headliners theatre or catch a comedy performance by 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 to 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 and dining onboard their ships showcase menus for food and drink, by celebrity chefs including Marco Pierre White and Wine connoisseur Olly Smith. 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 onboard include:

  • Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill, serving fine dining treats including lobster.
  • Sindu, serving an Asian Fusion culinary experience.
  • The New Market Café 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 at 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 is 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.

P&O Cruises news

New P&O Cruises 2023/2024 Sailings

P&O Cruises launch all their fabulous new cruise itineraries for us to get our hands-on.

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How Well Do You Know P&O Cruises?

They've been around since 1837 delivering British quirks at sea, but how much of a fan are you?

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P&O Cruises brand new ship, Arvia!

Arvia is the first ship of her kind to feature a SkyDome with a retractable roof.

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