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P&O Cruises' 2019 Cruise Collection Highlights

4th September 2017

P&O are offering some truly exciting opportunities in their summer 2019 cruise programme, read on for a summary of the best highlights.

 

Weekly – 7 Night – Cruises to the Norwegian Fjords

 

Because of the popularity of this destination, summer 2019 will see P&O Cruises' three big ships – Britannia, Azura, and Ventura – make weekly cruises here between April and September. Arcadia, Aurora, and Oriana will also undertake longer (12 to 18 night) voyages to the Norwegian Fjords, offering plenty of cruise options for everybody.

 

More Discovery Led Itineraries

 

An increase in 14-19 night journeys to more unusual destinations is also planned for summer 2019. These cruises allow guests to discover and explore new and interesting places – including Propriano in Corsica, and Olbia in Italy. There will be both family-friendly and adult-exclusive options to choose from.

 

 

Cruises to Match your Hobbies

 

2019 will see the return of well-loved themed cruises. The stars of Strictly Come Dancing will again make an appearance, so pack your dancing shoes and join in with Salsa, Waltz, and other fun dance lessons. P&O’s association with various British Food Heroes will also be continuing, and guests can make the most of cooking seminars, wine tastings, and Q&A sessions to enhance their foodie knowledge. Another popular option is the Monaco F1 cruise – on which motor sport fans can combine their passion with their holiday.

 

New Ports

 

P&O ships will be adding some new ports to their repertoire: Le Verdon, Bordeaux and Fredericia, Denmark. These exciting locations offer pretty views and classic architecture: in essence, quintessential Europe.

 

Ensure you get the exact cruise you want by securing an early booking on a P&O summer 2019 cruise today.


Craig and Richard check out the P&O Ventura

25th September 2009

Updated April 2018

In order to better appreciate all the hype about P&O's Ventura, we sent a few members of our customer care team onboard. Here’s their take on the ship.

The first thing that struck us about Ventura was her sheer size, and that she shares the familiar outside appearance as other P&O ships; huge yellow funnels and a bright white exterior. Once onboard however, we found Ventura to be a real breath of fresh air with her modern decor and cosmopolitan feel - the interior proved to be where she really comes into her own. Our tour began on the Lido deck where we were shown the first of Ventura's 5 swimming pools, complete with high quality wooden sun loungers and bright décor poolside. Although slightly on the small side, the pool has an impressive sliding glass roof for when the weather isn't so favourable. There were also two Jacuzzis bubbling close by (two of eight onboard), so finding room for a dip shouldn't be a problem.

 

 

Next we moved on to the kids clubs, which are equipped with everything to keep even the most active amused. Separated into four tiers of age group, facilities range from Playstations, sports equipment, big screen tvs and plenty of space for activities like games, talent shows, and kids discos.

After challenging several members of the tour group to a game of Jenga, we took in the gym. It’s a fully equipped, state of the art facility with tread mills and cross trainers looking out at the open sea. If the sea views don't do it for you, the tread mills are equipped with individual LCD TV’s to keep the mind busy while you burn some calories.

 

 

Our tour then took us through the onboard bars, which are all fitted out to a high standard with a unique twist. One of our personal favourites was the Exchange - an English pub with a traditional, yet modern feel - a combination that really worked. There was also the Metropolis bar, which really shows off the technology utilised onboard. It features large monitors across one wall displaying panoramic views over some of the world’s most famous sky lines, including New York and Tokyo. Each has been filmed for 24 hours so the view matches the onboard time, making it a truly magnificent experience.

 

 

Finally we had a look at the onboard accommodation; each cabin was tastefully decorated, and of similar standard to a good 4-star hotel. All balcony cabins had a pair of binoculars, which we found to be a nice touch. All in all, the Ventura is an impressive host, well worth considering if you’re undecided about your next cruise holiday.


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