Why choose P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises showcase the perfect blend of homely values, classic styles and ocean-going adventure. Catering to a predominantly British clientele, there’s an abundance of different experiences to plump for.

Ships epitomise understated luxury in terms of their décor - with standout elements, like a three-tiered atrium (Britannia) or a spectacular glass dome roof (Iona), ensuring stately elegance for those aboard.

P&O claims to understand modern cosmopolitan British tastes, with different restaurants and bars to cater for any appetite. From the finest Indian dining amid eateries by famed Marco Pierre White, to sophisticated bars with specially-selected wines by award-winning TV presenter Olly Smith, P&O Cruises has the lot.

Then there’s the entertainment. West End-style shows and on-stage comedians front an array of splendid itineraries. Check out the P&O Cruises website for a full rundown of what each voyage has in store.

Many of the restaurants and facilities come included in the fare so guests don’t have to splash out extra (unless they wish). The cruise line stopped billing mandatory gratuities a few years ago, pushing P&O’s value for money into the stratosphere (although shore excursions and drinks packages remain extras).

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Score
Cruise Overall
4.2
Ship Overall
4.1
Dining
4.1
Service Onboard
4.3
Accommodation
4.3
Public Rooms
4.3
Boarding & Disembarking
4.3
Excursions
3.4
Value for Money
4.2
Customer Reviews
Graham wrote a review in Aug, 2021
Arcadia is an adult only ship. The crew from the Captain down were excellent and the cabin steward was exceptional. The food was very good at all times and in all restaurants. The morning messages...
Marion wrote a review in Aug, 2021
treated like royalty by staff although in one of the ordinary cabins. staff excellent and destinations wonderful
Nick wrote a review in Aug, 2021
Covid testing excellent, very well organised. Embarking, an absolute fiasco, queing for well over an hour and by the time we were actually on the ship, over two hours. Our acknowledged booking to eat ...
Skelly wrote a review in Aug, 2021
Iona maiden voyage 7th August, one week no ports touring the UK. The weather was not good, not P&O fault but did detract as a UK based holiday. We had a new conservatory mini suite that was absolutely...

Cruising with P&O

A P&O Cruise packs in much more than your usual holiday. There's a huge amount to do, from relaxing in the sauna to enjoying a round of mini golf. As the brochures state: 'Holidays just went up a level'.

While P&O focus on family values, they also cater for adult-only cruises. The cruise line’s adults-only ships include Arcadia, Oriana and Aurora, which found new life when redesigned as a child-free ship. Those who may remember the kid's clubs and teen areas will now find them replaced by 28 swish new cabins.

These three adult-only ships are geared towards an older British passenger, who enjoy a classic style of cruising. The line’s remaining family-friendly vessels cater to passengers of all ages, with fun-filled activities during the day, from cookery clubs to trivia quizzes, while at night there’s theatre shows and late-night dancing.

While P&O operate with an ultra-modern fleet, passengers should expect more traditional entertainment onboard P&O ships, like shuffleboard, dance classes and karaoke nights as opposed to giant roller coasters and waterparks.

Tipping isn’t required when onboard a P&O cruise ship, so you can kick back knowing that excellent service and good times are all part and parcel of the experience.

You can also rest easy when it comes to the environment, as P&O firmly support the adaptation of alternative fuels. The company are also testing new technologies as they become available, and partnering with organisations to support global decarbonisation efforts

P&O Cruises Ships
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1874 guests
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3 nights onboard Aurora
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45 nights onboard Arcadia
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22 nights onboard Arvia
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16 nights onboard Arvia
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39 nights onboard Arcadia
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Who should travel?

Anyone can travel with P&O Cruises. Solo cruiser? Your own cabin, a variety of activities and experiences and countless opportunities to meet other guests await!

Cruising with the family? P&O has got you covered. If you can tear your youngsters away from the clubs, there’s a wide range of activities and entertainment to enjoy all together.

Prefer a holiday without the kids? There's a wide-range of options for adult-only cruising available, too.

If you are new to cruise and not been on a cruise holiday before, P&O is a great place to start. Multiple destinations, amazing food, excellent service, and cocktails by the pool – plus, all the benefits that come with a luxury cruise ship. Get in!

Destinations

P&O Cruises sail all over the world. From the warmth-fuelled excitement of Caribbean paradise to destinations guaranteed to broaden your horizons, you can expect itineraries packed with interesting places and cultural cities.

These include Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, the Baltics, Canada and New England.

Not enough for you? P&O also cruise to the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, across the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Britain and Ireland, Central and South America. Not to mention world voyages that take in a bit of everything.

The best bit? You can enjoy all these destinations in first-class comfort. What's not to like?

Dining

At P&O Cruises a whole world of dining is included in the price of your holiday and the brand takes its food seriously, having partnered with notable celebrity chefs - including the likes of Marco Pierre-White and pâtissier Eric Lanlard - to deliver exceptional cuisine on board.

From sandwiches and light snacks of the onboard 'Grab-&-Go' to American-influenced speciality dishes of the Beach House and Breakfasts, lunches and 5-course dinners in the Main Restaurant, you certainly won't go hungry.

You can also bite into a juicy burger at the Poolside Grill, made to a special recipe, or a sumptuous handmade pizza at the adjoining Poolside Pizzeria. Buffets are also available at almost any time

Inclusions

There's a healthy dollop of inclusions to look forward to when booking a P&O Cruise holiday. Besides your inclusive meals and daily cabin steward service, there's also a diverse range of entertainment - from special events and cinema showings to live entertainment and comedians - amid sports activities and silent discos, quizzes, talks and library events.

Children's clubs, meet-and-greets with Wallace & Gromit or Shaun the Sheep, and the unique Altitude activity zone are also part of the package.

If you book the right deal, flights, airport transfers and shuttle buses are also included in the price.

Drinks packages are worth looking at to ensure you don't end up with extra charges.

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