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Iona, Northern Europe


Our first ever cruise and we loved it.
We sailed in spring on Iona to the Norwegian Fjords.

Iona is huge and can get very busy at the buffet and quays at peak meal times but there are so many places onboard to explore/hide away this was never a huge issue.

Being a relatively new ship the cabin was immaculate and along with the other areas of the ship nice and modern - it’s actually made choosing our next cruise quite difficult as we can’t find a similar aged/style of ship sailing from Southampton for the same duration at a similar price.

The entertainment was varied. With so much going on around the ship we didn’t get to see everything, but what we did see was fantastic. Most shows were about 45mins long which is just about right if you want to catch more than 2 a night.
Entertainment highlight was the silent disco in the atrium. So much fun.

Fantastic food choices for vegetarians and meat eaters. Comprehensive labelling too. Encouraging that there was always something for vegans available at the main dining room and buffet but it really was only 1 option at every meal so something P&O could improve on. Best vegan options were at the speciality restaurants.

We opted to pay for the drinks package which was a whopping £560 for the whole week. It’s quite limited so probably not worth what we paid.

As data roaming in EU is still covered by our mobile provider and we were near enough to land most days we only paid for Wi-Fi on our sea days. It worked well for us.

We loved the ship so much we plan to do the same trip on Iona next year.

Post Date: 09/06/2022
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