Proudly sporting Union Jack colours on their hulls, the P&O Cruises ships are designed perfectly for British travellers. Some vessels provide fantastic facilities for families and others are exclusively an adult-only affair, allowing you to find an onboard experience to suit you. Sailing out of a variety of UK ports, the ships also vary in size – from the 1,800-capacity Aurora to the largest ship built for the UK, Iona.
The onboard ambiance celebrates those casual moments in life when all is right with the world. A view of a stunning fjord with a drink in your hand. An afternoon by the pool in the sun. A surprising shore excursion that enhances your trip. These are the times where you may find yourself saying “This is the life.”
Ensuring your holiday is filled with fantastic culinary encounters is a band of Food Heroes that you may recognise. Marco Pierre White, Eric Lanlard and Ollie Smith all influence menus and the dining venues in which they are offered, as well as occasionally making their way on board to take part in masterclasses and Q&A sessions.
Whilst on board a P&O cruise, you can enjoy spectacular theatre productions, state of the art fitness equipment and cuisine from Marco Pierre White.
P&O Cruises sail to destinations across the globe with amazing shore excursions if you can tear yourself away from the shore.
All cabins feature Egyptian cotton sheets, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, safe, television, and ensuite bathrooms. Guests also receive a pamper pack upon arrival in their cabin and 24 hour room service is available. Suites have a full size whirlpool bath, separate shower, lounge area, dvd player, stereo and ironing board. Each cabin has a personal cabin steward, whilst passengers travelling in suites can enjoy butler service.
You can save money on your trip by having your children stay in your cabin and on selected cruises children travel for free (subject to availability). Additional beds are available in many cabins, either as fold down beds in twin rooms or extra beds or sofa beds in suites and mini-suites. Cabins also include a TV, telephone, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, plenty of storage, full bathroom facilities and adult and teenager pamper packs.
P&O Cruises' passengers benefit from all-inclusive dining whilst on board and 24-hour buffets, serving everything from full meals to snacks. There are also speciality restaurants with everything from pizzerias, grills, poolside snacks and silver service dining. There is also the option to pay a small cover charge and dine in Marco Pierre White’s speciality restaurants.
P&O Cruises provide two dining options: Club dining offers the traditional experience of a set dining time where you can be assured of the same table, waiter and companions every evening of your cruise whilst Freedom Dining option which allows you to eat where, when and with whom you choose. Or you can pay a little extra for the Select Dining option which allows you to enjoy greater flexibility within the speciality dining restaurants onboard away from the main dining room.
The ships daily entertainment programme is delivered to your cabin every morning and allows you to do as much or as little as you choose. With activities ranging from quizzes to sports tournaments, dance lesson to talks and demonstrations you’ll be spoilt for choice.
P&O Cruises' ships feature a wide range of bars and lounges for you to relax and enjoy including’ champagne and cocktail bars, deck and pool bars, English style pubs, piano and wine bars and nightclubs.
The theatres feature spectacular shows from the West End and Broadway, as well as guest entertainers such as the stars of Strictly Come Dancing. Alternatively, you can watch a classic or new release at the onboard cinemas.
Each ship also includes a casino with blackjack, poker, roulette and slot machines. There are also lessons available for first timers.
The ships all features state of the art gym equipment, sports facilities, swimming pools, spa, salon, sauna and steam rooms.
P&O Cruises has ships created for family cruising; Britannia, Azura, Iona, Oceana and Ventura. They all feature children’s play areas, family-friendly pools and family areas. There are also areas on board just for adults so you can enjoy a bit of calm while the kids enjoy the various on board dedicated entertainment programmes.
‘The Reef’ entertainment programmes are designed for kids aged 2 – 17 and are fully included in the price of your holiday. The programmes are:
Each programme is cared for by fully qualified and enthusiastic Reef Rangers to keep the kids safe and entertained all day and into the evening. They will make sure your children make new friends of their own age and enjoy their holidays as much as you will.
Also included in the cost of your trip is the night nursery, children’s tea, discos and other activities. The children’s tea allows the adults to have their evening meal in peace, while the kids feast on kid friendly food such as pizza and fish fingers in the company of their new friends. Other healthier options such as salads, pasta and fruit are available.
P&O Cruises provides a range of excursions at many of their destinations such as beach transfers, water parks, whale or dolphin watching, adventure trips or city tours. All of the stress is removed by pre-arranged transport, English speaking guides and pre-paid entrance fees. Book your excursions before you set sail to ensure you get to see exactly what you want.
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