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Iona

Why cruise on this ship?

Iona – the ultimate way to see the Norwegian fjords

The Norwegian fjords are a wild wonderland of breathtaking scenery, cultural gems and action-packed adventure. This dramatic destination is on many travellers’ must-visit lists, and for good reason – once you’ve visited the fjords, you’ll never forget them.

Iona begins her inaugural season in this incredible region. With departures throughout the spring and summer of 2020, you’ll have even more opportunities to explore one of the world’s most iconic destinations.

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Dining

Choose from over 15 places to eat to suit all appetites and occasions, 8 speciality restaurants and more than 6 places to have breakfast.

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The Keel and Cow

A P&O Cruises first, The Keel and Cow is an unpretentious gastropub, where food and drink have been crafted into something truly special. Located on deck 8, it offers a quick and convenient breakfast for those going ashore, and lunchtimes bring top-quality, authentic gastropub fare to the fore, with dishes such as a signature beef and stout burger, beer-battered fish and triple-cooked chips, black-pudding, scotch eggs and more.

At night, guests can gather with friends to enjoy hearty dishes or select from a range of steaks from the dry-ageing fridge. With views over the Grand Atrium or out to sea, or even to the chefs at work in te open galley, The Keel and Cow is the perfect place to bring food, friends and family together in a relaxed, informal environment.

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  • Experience:
  • Food type: Varies
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Vistas Cafe Bar

Start the day right with a visit to Vistas Cafe Bar on deck 6, a warm and welcoming cafe with a buzzing atmosphere. Serving premium tea, coffee and snacks all day long, as well as a selection of tempting treats from P&O Cruises Food Here and master patissier Eric Lanlard, it's the perfect place to grab a light bite or enjoy a post-dinner coffee.

From mid-morning there will be pop-up entertainment, and from early evening you'll be delighted by impromptu aerial circus performances. Grab a hot drink, browse the bookshop, sit back and enjoy the unending sea and coastal views.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Cafe
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Sindhu

Showcasing a menu which is a triumph of perfectly balanced spices, delicate flavours and wonderful aromas, Sindhu has become a firm favourite with many. Dishes such as pan-roasted beef tenderloin and spiced mash vie for your attention, alongside ginger and mint tiger prawns and the signature dish – a trio of fragrant curries. So why not take a seat amidst the opulent decor and experience a treat for your senses?

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Indian
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The Glass House

Headed up by the irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and P&O Cruises Food Hero, Olly Smith, The Glass House is the perfect location for a light bite, lunchtime tipple, afternoon apéritif or a tastefully informal evening out. And if you’re looking to match your chosen wine with your food you’ve picked the perfect place, as you’ll find helpful pairing suggestions in the menu.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: American
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The Quays

Head to The Quays for informal dining options to suit every mood; ideal for morning breakfasts through to dinner. This multi-venue dining piazza offers an array of eateries, and is a lively hub for socialising over food and watching the world go by. There’s a fun street-food atmosphere, and outdoor dining is available too.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies
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The Epicurean

The Epicurean fuses classic dining elements with the best of modern British dining to create a sensuous menu, uniquely presented in a sophisticated and contemporary setting. The emphasis is on grand style and flawless service. The menu features dishes that are skilfully prepared table-side in a performance worthy of the West End, and, with time to thoroughly appreciate each course, you can relax and revel in The Epicurean’s special atmosphere.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: British
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The Beach House

Inspired by South American, Caribbean and Stateside cuisines, The Beach House menu offers hearty dishes and comfort-food favourites. Highlights include the steaks, ribs, grills and burgers, hanging kebabs and a range of sharing dishes. Save space for the decadent and delicious desserts too.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: American
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The Olive Grove

With a strong focus on food provenance, it’s time to taste your way around the southern and eastern Mediterranean with authentic dishes and sharing platters at The Olive Grove. Mouthwatering aperitifs and a well-chosen list of regional wines complete the menu and add to the relaxed experience. The Olive Grove is the ideal venue for intimate dinners or a celebratory meal – with options to eat in the restaurant or in the conservatory area.

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  • Experience: Cover
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Entertaining

More than 10 places to enjoy a drink and take in sea views.

Plenty of entertainment venues from the theatre to venues for adults only.

The Grand Atrium

The Grand Atrium is the beating heart of Iona; a lively signature space that encapsulates the spirit of the ship. The architecturally impressive space sits on decks 6, 7 and 8 and boasts a contemporary design that brings in uninterrupted panoramic sea views and natural light.

As one of four primary entertainment spaces on board, the Grand Atrium offers lots to see and do around the clock. By day, it’s a place to meet, dine, relax, be entertained or simply watch the world go by; by night, it’s an immersive destination venue, balancing intimate spaces with larger social areas. The space seamlessly transitions between day and night through lighting and sound.

Features

  • Cafe
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The Glass House

The Glass House is dedicated to the love of fine wine and great food. The premium wine bar, located on deck 7, has an impressive wine list curated by award-winning wine expert and P&O Cruises Food Hero Olly Smith and offers a sophisticated environment in which to enjoy breakfast, a light lunch, a leisurely glass of wine or an evening meal with family or newfound friends.

Wine connoisseurs are well taken care of: Cellar Door at The Glass House offers wine talks, tastings and wine-pairing dinners. You can also enjoy the Grand Atrium's aerial circus performances, as well as views out to the horizon.

Features

  • Bar
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Emerald Bar

For evening glamour, the stylish Emerald Bar on deck 6 offers a relaxed living-room feel with a Covent Garden-style buss. With a large menu of premium cocktails, it's an ideal location for pre-dinner drinks or as a late-night bar. Enjoy pop-up entertainment from mid-morning and impromptu aerial circus performances from early evening. Spectacular sea views add to the ambience.

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  • Bar

Salcombe Gin Distillery

Iona’s exciting collaboration with Salcombe Gin

We’re collaborating with award-winning gin distiller, Salcombe Gin, to create exclusive gins on Iona! Infused with the rich fruit-trading heritage of the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe, Salcombe Gin shares our zest for adventure and discovering new and exciting flavours. Together, we’re creating a gin recipe that’s tailored to the bold and daring spirit of Iona.

The very first distillery at sea

The gins maiden production will take place in Iona’s custom-made still; innovated by Craft Distilling Business, this is the first still to exist at sea. The unique gin will be distilled, bottled and labelled on board, allowing Iona’s guests to be the first to enjoy our deliciously smooth and one-of-a-kind gin.

A beautifully balanced recipe

Ready your senses for the taste-tingling flavours of a classic yet unrivalled gin and tonic. Or maybe you fancy our gin recipe in a beautifully created cocktail? Bottles of our exclusive gin can even be purchased on Iona—the perfect gift to share (or maybe not share!) back home.

Celebrate your journey with a unique gin

Following the gin’s launch on Iona, Salcombe Gin will distil our recipe in their striking 450 litre copper still ‘Provident’ in Salcombe, ready to share and serve across our ships. This special recipe is made exclusively for P&O Cruises. And we aren’t stopping there. We’re also working with Salcombe Gin to develop limited-edition gins that celebrate the places you experience and connect with on a P&O Cruises holiday. Let the gin-making adventure begin.

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Snowflake Luxury Gelato

Blending the best of both British and Italian culture, Snowflake’s gelato chefs have handpicked their ingredients. Creamy organic Jersey milk (from a family farm in Somerset) combine with berries from Kent and nuts grown on the Italian slopes of Piedmont. Handmade using traditional Italian techniques and served at a perfect temperature for a velvety softness, it’s a taste experience you simply have to try.

Ripples, Iona’s gelateria, will provide the perfect setting for a well-earned treat. Situated at the top of the atrium with access to Promenade Deck, there’s lots on offer. Choose from traditional cornets as well as gelato cakes, sundaes, customisable sticks, cookies and the creamiest milkshakes. And for the ultimate experience? A three-tiered gelato afternoon tea. Scoops of gelato are also available in Sundaes, found in Iona’s SkyDome.

A range of artisanal flavours, all lovingly handcrafted from quality ingredients. Snowflake's moreish Sea Salted Caramel gelato, a zingy Raspberry sorbetto (a Great Taste award Supreme Champion) and a mellow Hazelnut gelato are sure to tempt you. Not to mention Kinder gelato made with the family favourite, Kinder Bueno. If you’re a vegan, fear not: there are delights such as Banoffee vegan gelato to look forward to.

Innovators at heart, Snowflake’s gelato chefs have also devised a bespoke flavour for Iona: a unique flavour inspired by the ingredients and flavours of the region. It could be your favourite taste of the holiday.

Little eyes are sure to be all the wider at the sight of Iona’s gelateria menu. And with items such as sticks and cookies with customisable toppings, you can expect smiles all round.

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Headliners Theatre

Headliners introduces a new era of on-board entertainment. With its stunning LED backdrop, her theatre offers dynamic shows and the slickest of production values.

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Enrichment

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Health and fitness

Choose from 18 whirlpools and 4 swimming pools (three outside and one inside).

Kids and teens

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Accommodation

There's a range of accommodation types to suit all passengers, including the new Conservatory Mini-Suite cabin; a signature option on Iona.

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Suites

Aft and Forward Suites are always special, giving guests the ultimate experience of relaxation in their own boutique-hotel haven. A luxurious space is created as the doors of interconnecting rooms open fully to create a larger, brighter studio ambience.

The furniture and material selection is focused on guest relaxation and comfort: light tones create the additional spacious experience. Furniture, including sofas, ottomans and lounge chairs, is upholstered in sands, beiges and off-whites. In the spacious bathroom, the double sink units set in stunning black marble are a striking focal point, surrounded by elegant white marble walls and floor tiling.

As with all suites, guests benefit from the clever configuration of different interior zones with separate lounge and bedroom areas, segregated dressing areas and spacious en suite bathrooms. All suites have direct access to large balconies and benefit from a range of exclusive Suite services, such as a personal Butler and a range of in-suite dining options.

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Conservatory Mini-Suite Cabins

The Conservatory Mini-suite cabin is an exciting new addition to the choice of accommodation and a signature option on Iona.

The concept brings the outdoors in with a personal and versatile conservatory-style room that forms an extension to the cabin. It offers great flexibility and creates a distinctive relaxation and socialising zone. This space, which includes stylish L-shaped seating, can be closed off or left open according to the time of day or mood.

By day or in the evenings, the room opens out fully onto the balcony. With a direct connection to the sea, the space is cool and shaded - and perfect for chilling out in. In the evenings, it transforms into a spacious environment for private celebrations and socialising over pre-dinner drinks with friends and family. Leading directly onto the balcony, all configurations of this flexible space offer glorious seascape views.

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Balcony Cabins

The sea is the star on Iona and the Balcony accommodation gives guests the chance to enjoy it to the full, whether travelling solo or in a larger group.

There are four options to choose from – Deluxe (the most spacious), Balcony, Single and Standard Balcony – all of which offer an extended private space in which to relax and unwind. From enjoying a cup of tea in the morning to watching the sun set with a drink, guests can relax in their own private area. Balcony cabins also allow greater flexibility for outdoor dining using the Room Service menu.

For larger groups and families, the internal spaces have been skilfully designed to include attractive built-in drop-down bunk beds and flexible sleeping arrangements that maximise space and seating by day and provide comfortable bedding by night.

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Sea View Cabins

Here, too, the design and choices of colours and materials optimises the seaside feel. Porthole mirrors, blue feature walls and soft furnishings and accessories in gold and white textiles bring a sense of light and relaxation to the interior space.

The clever design of these cabin types maximises storage options and all cabins boast the personal touches that create a stylish and homely atmosphere - including tea and coffee-making facilities (with tasty biscuits provided daily), a well-stocked fridge, in-cabin TV with a host of channels to choose from, and a bathroom boasting soft cotton towels and quality toiletries courtesy of The White Company.

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Inside Cabins

Here, too, the design and choices of colours and materials optimises the seaside feel. Porthole mirrors, blue feature walls and soft furnishings and accessories in gold and white textiles bring a sense of light and relaxation to the interior space.

The clever design of these cabin types maximises storage options and all cabins boast the personal touches that create a stylish and homely atmosphere - including tea and coffee-making facilities (with tasty biscuits provided daily), a well-stocked fridge, in-cabin TV with a host of channels to choose from, and a bathroom boasting soft cotton towels and quality toiletries courtesy of The White Company.

Deck plans

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Deck 19 - Sky Deck

  • Sunbathing Area
  • Sports Court
  • Golf Nets
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Deck 18 - Panorama Deck

  • Panorama Pool & Bar
  • Jogging Track
  • Splash Park
  • Whirlpools
  • Sunbathing Area
  • Beachcombers
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • The Retreat
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Deck 17

  • Whirlpools
  • Sun Deck
  • Surfers Outdoor
  • Deck Games
  • Surfers (The Reef)
  • Splashers (The Reef)
  • Scubas Outdoor
  • Scubas (The Reef)
  • Nursery/Night Nursery
  • The Reef Reception
  • Sun Deck
  • Sky Bar
  • The Epicurean
  • The Ivory Suite
  • The Crows Nest
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 16 - Lido Deck

  • Infinity Pool
  • Infinity Bar
  • Horizon Restaurant
  • Grab & Go
  • The Beach House
  • Crystal Bar
  • Skydome
  • Skydome Pool
  • Skydome Pizzeria & Grill
  • Laguna Bar & Sundaes
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 15

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 14

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites
  • Inside Cabins
  • Single Balcony Cabins
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Deck 12

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Inside Single Cabins
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Deck 11

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Single Balcony Cabins
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Deck 10

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 9

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Single Balcony Cabins
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Deck 8 - Promenade Deck

  • Whirlpools
  • Sunset Bar
  • The Club House
  • Stage
  • The Quays
  • The Olive Grove
  • Sindhu Bar
  • Sindhu
  • Outside Dining
  • Gelateria
  • The Keel & Cow
  • Infinity Whirlpools
  • Family Sea View Suites
  • Conservatory Mini-Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 7 - Parade Deck

  • Pearl Restaurant
  • The Avenue Shopping
  • Shore Excursions
  • Loyalty & Cruise Sales
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Glass House
  • Casino
  • Brodie's
  • Headliners Theatre
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Deck 6 - Gala Deck

  • Coral Restaurant
  • Aqua Restaurant
  • Opal Restaurant
  • Anderson's
  • Ocean Studios
  • The 710 Club
  • Vistas
  • Emerald Bar
  • Grand Atrium
  • Harbours
  • Oasis Spa
  • The Limelight Club
  • Art Gallery
  • Scene
  • Headliners Theatre
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Deck 5

  • Oasis Gym
  • Thermal Suite
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Studio
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Sea View (Outside) Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Single Inside Cabins
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Deck 4

  • Sea View (Outside) Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 3

  • Medical Centre