Wine, Dine and Shine – Life on Board with P&O Cruises
While enjoying a cruise holiday with P&O Cruises, guests will find a refined and sophisticated decor that creates a cosy and comfy atmosphere. In the day, if not exploring the many exciting destinations on offer via a shore excursion, guests can pamper themselves 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, go to the fitness centre and join a Pilates or yoga class (at a supplement). With all this and more, there is so much on offer on board a P&O Cruises ship with ROL Cruise, that the various ports-of-call inevitably have to compete for your time and affection.
An evening on board a P&O 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 – but this is not compulsory and guests are also welcome to adopt a more casual approach by dining at the buffet.
An array of tempting dishes are available on every P&O cruise, 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.
On the Arcadia, for example, those enjoying a cruise deal with P&O can look forward to indulging at Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill restaurant or spending an elegant evening at the Piano Bar or The Rising Sun pub. No matter your choice or preference while cruising with P&O cruises, there’s a superb dining option for you. And those lucky enough to be cruising with P&O’s Ventura can look forward to an evening of exotic live music at the lavish Tamarind Club or even, if you’re feeling adventurous, trying out some salsa moves after a few mojitos at Ventura’s Cuban-themed Havana nightclub.
Entertainment during a P&O cruise holiday 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.
Step Aboard – There’s a Ship for Everyone
With each ship in P&O Cruises' impressive fleet carrying unique qualities it is important that guests choose the right cruise for them and their companions. For those looking for a family-friendly cruise holiday, ROL Cruise recommends Aurora, Azura, Oceana and Ventura. For those looking for a cruise holiday that is childfree, P&O Cruises have two ships, Arcadia and Oriana, which are exclusively for adults. Lastly, the newest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet, Britannia, is designed with a British feel at her core and includes the latest innovations, entertainment and modern design.
Britannia, acting as P&O’s flagship cruise ship, is a glamorous vessel that is ideal both for first time cruisers and those who have been sailing the world’s waters for years. The aforementioned entertainment options located on Britannia are truly a highlight, boasting not only the largest art collection at sea in Britain but also adult only clubs, comedians, musicians, and cookery clubs. Booking a P&O Cruises holiday on Britannia is an easy decision and you can read more about Britannia and P&O Cruises’ other wonderful ships via ‘The Fleet’ section above.
Exploring the World with P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises' guests have the world at their fingertips with fascinating worldwide itineraries, including the Mediterranean, Europe, Canary Islands & Iberia 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 do and see, P&O Cruises have a team of experts that have created a number of fascinating shore excursions that are perfectly designed for all ages, interests and abilities. For guests preferring to explore alone, shuttle buses are available in selected destinations.
Join the Peninsular Club
When booking a holiday with P&O Cruises and ROL Cruise, not only will you benefit from our exclusive rewards programme, Cruise Miles, but you will also be rewarded by P&O Cruises themselves. For every night you spend on board you will be rewarded 10 points. Once you start collecting points, you will be rewarded with exclusive benefits for different tiers. Tiers are broken up into six and the higher the tier, the more benefits you will receive. Once reaching 150 points you will automatically be enrolled into the Peninsular Club.
A P&O Cruises cruise is the perfect choice for those looking to discover the world in traditional British style without the hassle of flying. P&O Cruises are able to offer guests fantastic value cruising for couples, groups and solo travellers. With seven ships all offering superb food, entertainment and accommodation, there’s something for everyone.