Founded in 1837, British favourite P&O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world. Offering something for everyone, onboard each of the line’s impressive fleet of soon-to-be 7 ships you’ll find exceptional service, incredible attention to detail and delicious cuisine. So, what are you waiting for?
Scattered across the ocean, the Atlantic Islands are a little piece of paradise and a welcome stop for many explorers.
The Mediterranean is famous for its stunning beaches, fascinating history and designer shopping – why not experience it to the full?
Europe is home to some of the most fascinating, historical and cultured cities in the world, not to mention magnificent scenery.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Gratuities are included in the price of a P&O Cruises holiday meaning tipping isn’t required onboard.
Yes, room service is available 24 hours a day.
The currency used onboard is Pound Sterling.
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.
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.