Whether you’re on the brand-new Excel Class P&O cruise ships such as Iona and Arvia or the more intimate exclusively for adults vessels like Arcadia, on every P&O cruise there are a plethora of things to do and see aboard as well as ashore. With many things such as live entertainment and classic dining included in your cruise fare as standard with P&O Cruises there are also a number of amenities you can use your onboard spending money to pay a bit extra as a special treat and enjoy an even more exclusive experience.
Often included as part of your cruise package in the form of onboard spending money depending on your deal, see below for ways you can live the sweet life at sea with P&O Cruises onboard spend options.
Whether you’re wanting to make the most of poolside cocktails during a sunny sea day or have your favourite bottle of wine with dinner, drinks packages are always a popular way to elevate your experience. With three different types of packages available on any of the cruises of five nights or more, P&O Cruises have you covered whatever you might fancy.
The ultimate drinks package
For just £39.95pp per day, you can get any drink onboard for a fixed price and a 20% discount on all drinks over £6.95. This is the perfect package for families as it also includes the Children’s package for free.
The Non-alcoholic drinks package
Whether you are looking for the perfect morning coffee or the right mocktail to go with your time by the pool, the £19.95pp per day is well worth the price. You can even get 20% off on selected excluded drinks too!
The Hot drinks package
The go-to for tea lovers and coffee fanatics looking to get their fix during their time at sea. For just £10.95pp per day you’ll get a choice of unlimited primo Costa coffees, teapigs teas and hot chocolates!
The Children's drink package
If you are travelling with kids aged 16 or under, for just £7.95pp per day the Children’s drink package is perfect for quenching their thirst. With this popular kids package they’ll be able to pick everything from soft drinks to fruit juices and hot chocolates.
P&O Cruises range of chic and contemporary specialty restaurants on offer across the fleet is something P&O fans flock back to time and again. The specialty restaurants combine the most lavish venues with a large selection of mouthwatering menus. Each of the ships offer a different variety of dining venues for you to choose from where you’ll be able to get the holiday meal feeling but at a fraction of the price you’ll pay on land.
Firm favourites across the fleet include:
The Glass House
Found onboard Aurora, Azura and Ventura, The Glass House combines award winning wines chosen by world-renowned chef and P&O Food Hero Olly Smith with delicious dishes such as steak and pâté.
You can find Sindhu on all P&O Cruises ships, treating you to ingenious Indian fusion for lunch or dinner and its signature dish, a trio of aromatic curries, is something that every cruiser should try at least once!
The Beach House
Appearing on Aurora, Azura, Britannia and Ventura, The Beach House serves up Pan American-inspired cuisine. Here you’ll be able to tuck into a wide variety of hearty meals including ribs, burgers, steaks and sweet desserts all the family will enjoy.
Spa and Beauty
If you are looking for some me time and a space away from the hustle and bustle of the ship, why not book a session at the Oasis Spa. For a little extra, you can get access to the hydrotherapy and thermal pools, as well as a whole range of lavish treatments such as massages, aromatherapy and manicures. You could even treat yourself to a VIP experience at The Retreat, an exclusive spa with an outdoor spa terrace just packed with things to revitalise you.
You could also spend a little on getting a full makeover at the Oasis Salon. With treatments ranging from getting your hair done, waxing and wet shaving to manicures and pedicures, you’ll be able to look and feel your very best for the amazing evenings on board or on shore.
When it comes to keeping fit, P&O Cruises offer a fantastic range of classes, equipment and experienced instructors. For a small cost you can enjoy Pilates and Yoga classes or hire a personal trainer to create a bespoke fitness plan for you to keep nice and healthy during your cruise.
To really complete the holiday experience, order from the luxurious room service menu provided onboard P&O cruises where you’ll be able to get cosy treats and meals from early in the morning to late in the evening. After returning from a busy day of shore excursions, you’ll feel like a true VIP as your food is delivered to your room.
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