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The 2024 No-Fly Western Mediterranean

Arvia 29 Sep 2024 13 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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No tips required on board*

Itinerary: Southampton - La Coruna, Spain - Valencia - Marseilles, France - Barcelona, Spain - Cadiz, Spain - Southampton
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The 2024 Eastern Caribbean Adventure

Britannia 15 Nov 2024 15 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Bridgetown

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No tips required on board*

Premium Class flights Included for Deluxe Balconies & above*

Itinerary: Bridgetown, Barbados - Willemstad, Curacao - Bonaire, Dutch Antilles - Kingstown, St. Vincent - St. George's, Grenada - Castries, St. Lucia - St. John's, Antigua - Philipsburg,...
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2025 Caribbean Discovery

Britannia 08 Mar 2025 15 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Bridgetown

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Exclusive savings*

No tips required on board*

Premium Class flights Included for Deluxe Balconies & above*

Itinerary: Bridgetown, Barbados - Willemstad, Curacao - Bonaire, Dutch Antilles - Kingstown, St. Vincent - St. George's, Grenada - Castries, St. Lucia - St. John's, Antigua - Philipsburg,...
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The Official 2024 Azura European Discovery On Board Spending Money for ALL bookings | No Tips | Flights & Transfers

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Arcadia's No-Fly 2025 Grand World Voyage SAVE up to £1,900 | On Board Spending Money of up to £3,170 | Exclusive Chauffeur Transfers

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2024/25 Unmissable Barbados & Caribbean Cruise Sale Ft. Refurbished Britannia | Spending money of up to £460 | No Tips Required | Fares WILL Increase

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Why sail with P&O Cruises


FULL BOARD

FULL BOARD

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

POOL & SPA

POOL & SPA

Pound Sterling on board

Pound Sterling on board

SAILS FROM UK PORT

SAILS FROM UK PORT


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The history of P&O Cruises


P&O Cruises' history is as steep as it is varied. Founded in 1837 (though its origins date back much further), the cruise line started off as a shipping company sailing between England and the Iberian Peninsula. 22 years after the formation of the line, P&O began offering passenger services - the first of their kind and what we know and love today as ‘cruises.’ Having recently celebrated its 175th anniversary, P&O Cruises has become Britain’s favourite cruise line thanks to its extensive range of fly cruises and no-fly cruises.

"Encore!"

"Encore!"

"Just one Cornetto, give it to me."

"Just one Cornetto, give it to me."

"Annnd relax!"

"Annnd relax!"

"Ahoy there!"

"Ahoy there!"

"Splish splash, I was taking a bath."

"Splish splash, I was taking a bath."

The P&O Cruises fleet

With a commitment to excellence and a passion for creating unforgettable moments, P&O Cruises’ fleet promises an enchanting journey on the high seas, where luxury and adventure converge for an experience like no other. With each ship in P&O Cruises' impressive fleet carrying unique qualities, it is important that you choose the right cruise ship for you and your companions. For those looking for a family-friendly cruise, we recommend Azura, Britannia, Iona, Ventura or Arvia. Perhaps you’d prefer a child-free cruise? Arcadia and Aurora are exclusively for adults, offering plenty of opportunities for tranquil moments.


Why sail with P&O Cruises?

While enjoying a P&O Cruises holiday, you’ll find a refined and sophisticated décor that creates a cosy and comfortable atmosphere. During the day, if you’re not exploring the many exciting destinations on offer, you could pamper yourself at the spa, cool down in the pool or take a swing at one of the golf nets. If you’re looking for something to get your pulse racing, head to the fitness centre to join a Pilates class. There is so much on offer on a P&O Cruises voyage, that the various ports of call will inevitably have to compete for your time and affection.

An evening on board a P&O Cruises cruise is a highlight in itself, with a diverse range of bars and lounges available. Black tie evenings are not to be missed, with guests encouraged to wear their most elegant attire - though this is not compulsory and you are welcome to adopt a more casual approach by dining at the buffet.

Entertainment goes above and beyond expectations, with incredible performances including West End and Broadway musical hits, dance troupes, cabaret acts and much more. P&O Cruises are renowned for their themed cruises including the much loved Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise which features special appearances from dancers and judges from the hit BBC show.

An array of tempting dishes are available on every P&O Cruises voyage, with menus created by celebrity chefs and sommeliers including Eric Lanlard, Olly Smith and Marco Pierre White - also known as P&O Cruises ‘Food Heroes.’ On specially selected cruises, P&O Cruises Food Heroes sail with guests and offer cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, book signings and Q&A sessions.


Which cruise destinations do P&O Cruises sail to?

On a P&O Cruises holiday, you’ll have the world at your fingertips with fascinating worldwide itineraries including the Mediterranean, Europe, the Canary Islands and the Caribbean. Each itinerary has been carefully planned with more overnight stays in favoured ports. Selected itineraries also include some of the world’s most exhilarating events such as festivals, concerts and sports events.

With so much to see and do, P&O Cruises has a team of experts who have created a number of fascinating shore excursions that are perfectly designed for all ages, interests and abilities. For those preferring to explore alone, shuttle buses are available in selected destinations.

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From the Blog

Frequently Asked Questions about P&O Cruises

Are drinks packages available with P&O Cruises?

Yes, P&O Cruises offers 4 drinks packages to help you tailor your cruise to your needs. The options include; The Ultimate Drinks Package, The Non-Alcoholic Drinks Package, The Hot Drinks Package and The Children’s Drinks Package. Each palace is available on cruises of 5 nights or more and you can use your package in all the restaurants, bars and cafés onboard.

Find out more about P&O drinks packages


Can I access the internet while onboard a P&O cruise ship?

Yes, every ship in the P&O Cruises fleet is Wi-Fi enabled so you can access the internet during your time onboard via your devices or the ship's PC terminals. Satellite internet packages are available to purchase prior to sailing or once onboard. Pay As You Go is available to purchase once onboard. There are three Wi-Fi packages to choose from; The Connect Package, The Browse Package and The Works. The Connect Package enables you to stay in touch with family and friends. It is £6.75 per 24 hours with a full Cruise Plan or £7.75 for a single 24-hour period. The Browse Package allows you to browse as you normally would (except for video streaming), plus email and social networks. It is £10 per 24 hours with a full Cruise Plan or £12.50 for a single 24-hour period. The Works Package enables you to stream YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music, video call, browse, email and share via social networks. It is £20 per 24 hours with a full Cruise Plan or £24.95 for a single 24-hour period.


Can I take alcohol onboard a P&O Cruise ship?

With the exception of one bottle of wine, champagne, beer or spirit (no larger than 1000ml) at embarkation, guests cannot take alcohol on their P&O Cruises cruise. Should guests consume their bottle of wine, champagne, beer or spirit in a public area, they will be subject to a corkage fee.


Do P&O Cruises cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

All ships in the P&O Cruises fleet cater to the following diets; vegetarian, pescetarian fish, low/no fat, low/no salt, lactose intolerant/dairy free, gluten/wheat-free/coeliac, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Should you require any of these diets or if you have any food allergies/intolerances, please call us before sailing so we can notify the relevant people at P&O Cruises.


Do I need to pay for gratuities with P&O Cruises?

Gratuities are included in the price of a P&O Cruises holiday meaning tipping isn’t required onboard.


Is room service available onboard a P&O cruise ship?

Yes, room service is available 24 hours a day.


What currency is used onboard a P&O Cruise?

The currency used onboard is Pound Sterling.


What is the dress code onboard a P&O Cruise?

During the day you can wear whatever you like. There are two dress codes: Evening Casual and Black Tie. Evening Casual is stylish resort or leisurewear. For example, casual separates or dresses for ladies and open-neck polo shirts and casual long trousers (not shorts or ¾ length trousers) for men. A jacket and smart trousers can be worn but are not compulsory. T-shirts are also acceptable but should not have any offensive symbols or language on them. Smart dark denim is also fine but not trainers, football shirts or tracksuits. Black Tie is glamorous evening wear such as cocktail dresses, ball gowns or even smart trouser suits for ladies and dinner jackets or tuxedos for men (dark lounge or business suits can be worn as an alternative).


When can I book shore excursions with P&O Cruises?

Shore excursions can be booked approximately 12 weeks prior to departure. Excursions are available to pre-book and pay for online up to 3 days before sailing. Within 2 days of sailing, you will be able to join a waitlist for your chosen excursions. Alternatively, you may book on board. Waitlist requests are processed before onboard bookings.


British Travel Awards 2019 - P&O Cruises "Best Family Cruise Line" Winner
British Travel Awards 2019 - P&O Cruises "Best Large Ships Cruise Line" Winner
British Travel Awards 2019 - P&O Cruises "Best No-Fly Cruise Line" Winner