P&O Cruises

Founded in 1837, P&O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world. With such a sterling reputation, this much-loved cruise line is now offering the largest and most modern fleet in Britain, with eight ships sailing to over 200 different destinations. They offer cruises from Southampton throughout the year, where you sail to the likes of Norwegian Fjords, Portugal Spain and the Baltic. They also offer fly cruises to destinations such as North America, Alaska, Caribbean, which can be arranged from most UK regional airports. In addition to these holiday types, they also offer a selection of themed cruises throughout the year including Strictly Come Dancing and celebrity Food Heroes with celebrity chefs including Eric Lanlard, Olly Smith and Marco Pierre White.

P&O Cruises categorise their ships into ‘family’ and ‘exclusively for adults’ options, allowing you to choose the way you prefer to cruise. The family fleet include the Aurora, Azura, Britannia, Oceana and the Ventura; ships that are designed with comfort, relaxation and entertainment in mind. Whilst Arcadia and Oriana are adult only.

With P&O Cruises, you will experience a home away from home with a whole host of treats on board to entertain and delight you. From elegant afternoon tea to energised themed nights, such as 80’s pop, there are always events and experiences on offer to suit guests of all ages and abilities. Dining venues are flexible, with either Set or Freedom dining. Freedom dining allows you to turn up whenever you like within dining hours and sit where you wish; whereas Set dining enables you to reserve a specific table and dine at a set time every evening.

All-new for 2019 – you can now add a drinks package onto any P&O cruise of 5 nights or more.

  • The ultimate drinks package (£39.95pp per day) – Say ‘yes’ to a cocktail or simply sip your ‘usual’. Enjoy fantastic value and the choice of nearly every drink we serve. A Children’s package is included too.
  • The Non-alcoholic drinks package (£19.95pp per day) – From a poolside mocktail to a primo Costa coffee, take your pick from a huge range of refreshing soft drinks.
  • The Hot drinks package (£10.95pp per day)  – With a choice of unlimited primo Costa coffees, teapigs™ teas and hot chocolates, it’s no wonder some like it hot.
  • The Children’s drinks package (£7.95pp per day) – We know how thirsty they get! Relax with unlimited selected soft drinks (also included with the Ultimate package).
With a P&O Cruise holiday you will wake up to a new destination, refreshed and ready to seize the day exploring new landscapes and unique cultures. Shore excursions are a great way to get closer to the places you visit. But not all excursions are created equal. When you book a shore excursion offered by P&O Cruises, you’ll always enjoy memorable moments, reassuringly personal service and genuine value for money.  P&O Cruises really know the best places to go, as they work closely with local experts who live and breathe the destinations you are visiting, to give you unforgettable, authentic experiences.

What’s Included with a P&O Cruise Holiday:

  • Tea & Coffee making facilities in cabin
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, daytime grills, pizzerias, afternoon tea, cakes and pastries
  • West-End shows, comedy, cabaret, live music, tribute bands and cinema
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Full use of sports court, swimming pools and whirlpools


*For holidays departing from May 2019 the discretionary daily Service Charge on board will be removed, which means you can relax knowing it’s all taken care of*

P&O Cruises will welcome a new addition to their fleet in May 2020, Iona. For the first part of Iona’s maiden season she will be sailing to the Norwegian Fjords with a vast number of voyages in spring and summer 2020 from Southampton.

There’s so much to look forward to with P&O Cruises’ newest and biggest ever holiday collection. With ample time to venture ashore, you can simply pause, take it all in and make the most of every second. What better way to immerse yourself in the atmosphere and rhythm of iconic destinations, or to discover the heart and soul of hidden gems, far beyond well-trodden tourist trails? Choose from a collection of summer 2021 and winter 2021/22 holidays, and you’ll soon be soaking up the thrill of travel that’s filled with exploration, laughter and good times.