P&O Cruises is often cited as P and O Cruises and PO Cruises.
Celebrating 175 years of ocean-going service in 2012, P&O are the pinnacle of British cruising and the largest and most modern cruise line in Britain. With a rich vein of historical success, they continue to be a number one choice for new and experienced cruisers. Introducing modern day cruising in 1837, P&O Cruises now have a fleet of eight exceptional ships, sailing to over 200 different destinations.
Offering cruises from Southampton throughout the year, you can discover the world without any flying or choose to catch your ship to an array of exotic destinations. Experts in Mediterranean cruises and Europe cruises, you can sail to the likes of Spain, Portugal, Norwegian Fjords and the Baltic. For the Caribbean, North America, Alaska cruises and other tropical fly cruises, flights can be arranged from most UK airports.
As of May 2019, P&O Cruises have introduced a no service charge policy.
In addition, with P&O Cruises’ Brexit Promise, you can rest assured that your dream cruise holiday won’t suffer during this period as they pledge to remain using pounds when booking and during your time onboard. Also, with P&O and Iglu Cruise, you are ABTA and ATOL protected. For information concerning Brexit and your cruise holiday plans, please see our Brexit information page
P&O’s New Drinks Packages
All-new for P&O cruises in 2019 and beyond, there’s a drinks package option for every age and taste. Available on any P&O cruise of 5 nights and more, these P&O drinks packages are simply unbeatable choice at an unbeatable price!
- Ultimate drinks package (£39.95pp each day): Almost every drink served onboard from cocktails and beers to coffees, teas and fizzy soft drinks.
- Hot drinks package (£10.95pp each day): Costa coffees, Teapigs’ branded teas and luxury hot chocolates.
- Non-alcoholic drinks package (£19.95pp each day): A sweet mocktail, Costa coffee or soft drinks.
- Children’s drinks package (£7.95pp each day): Kids’ favourite soft drinks. Available to 17-year-olds and under, this package is free for any child sharing a cabin with 2 adults who have purchased the Ultimate drinks package.
These fantastic drinks packages will be available on P&O’s cruise ships from the following dates:
- Azura- 26th March 19
- Britannia- 7th April 19
- Aurora- 8th April 19
- Oceana- 18th April 19
- Ventura- 23th April 19
- Arcadia- 5th May 19
P&O Cruises also offer a popular selection of themed cruises
, including celebrity Food Heroes and Strictly Come Dancing cruises.
All P&O cruise ships offer refined décor and an intimate style to enjoy relaxed days at sea and magical evenings, creating the holiday of a lifetime. With stunning atriums, enchanted venues and grand dining rooms, each one of the ships has its own character to ensure you fall in love from your first few steps onboard.
Entertainment Onboard a P&O Cruise
As a British cruise line, you can rest assured you will have a home away from home. You can expect your much loved comforts such as afternoon tea, British cuisine and popular themed entertainment. Many P&O dining venues are flexible, with the option for either Club or Freedom Dining. Club Dining sees you sat with the same people at a set seating time each day and is a great way to structure your time onboard and meet fellow passengers. Meanwhile, Freedom Dining allows you to turn up and be seated whenever you wish within the set serving window for the venue. Read more about dining onboard P&O Cruises.
The spacious outer decks allow for hours spent soaking up the sunshine, catching the fresh sea breeze or experiencing some of the most phenomenal sunsets you will ever see. The traditional interior spaces ensure everyone has something to enjoy, from the relaxed cruiser to the more adventurous. Unwind in award-winning spas, learn new skills at a cocktail making class or try your luck in the casinos, there really is something for everyone.
Staying connected whilst on a P&O Cruises holiday is simple with their flexible, focused and readily available satellite internet packages. Three browsing packages are available for purchase depending on your needs, from keeping touch with family and friends to browsing emails or music streaming.
P&O Cruises offer a range of benefits and exclusive discounts for their loyal returning cruise guests. You can receive all of these rewards and more when you book with Iglu Cruise. See our dedicated P&O Cruises Peninsular Club cruise rewards page for more information.
Stand out P&O Cruise's Inclusive Features:
• Tea & Coffee making facilities in cabin
• Fantastic Kids Club & Nursery
(Except exclusivly adult ships)
• Transfers to and from airports on fly-cruises
• 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
• Egyptian cotton bedding and pamper pack
• Luxurious en-suite accommodation with own personal steward
Drinks & Dining Onboard a P&O Cruise
About P&O Cruises' Ships
Arcadia and Aurora are exclusively adult-only ships. Exuding refinement and luxury, these ships offer the ultimate escape for parents, couples and single cruisers.
Built in 2008, Ventura was the largest ship ever built for the British market and presented a new style of cruising. With fun for the whole family, it includes an award-winning children’s club, an array of speciality restaurants and a large, luxurious spa.
New ship Britannia, debuted in March 2015 is the new flagship for P&O Cruises. Inspired by the past and designed for the future, Britannia features a host of new amenities including a cookery school, new sumptuous accommodation and celebrity chefs including Marco Pierre White, Eric Lanland and Olly Smith. P&O Cruises has become very popular with first time cruisers and offers great facilities and itineraries for family cruises. Cruise weddings with P&O Cruises are also becoming increasingly popular.
Destinations Visited By P&O Cruises
An excellent cruise as one would expect from P&O. Arcadia as always did not disappoint. We received impressive service fro...read more
First ship we sailed on so sad to be saying goodbye to her. Beautiful ship., fantastic crew ( shame about the captain on last c...read more