P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises
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P&O Cruises are a long established award winning cruise line, proud to be the first and one of the world’s most prestigious mainstream family operators.  With a strong recognisable fleet of eight impressive ships, guests sailing with P & O Cruises can expect exceptional service and attention to detail upon whichever ship they choose to sail.  Those looking for a family friendly cruise can choose from P&O Cruises fantastic range of mid-sized to larger ships featuring free age-specific children’s clubs plus great family friendly shore excursions.  Exclusive adult-only cruise ships are also available for those wanting a relaxing cruise to unwind.

From the minute you board a P&O Cruise ship you are welcomed with a smile and made to feel at home. Service on board is outstanding with plenty of crew members and stewards available to make sure all your needs are met. Book a suite for that extra bit of luxury and receive a personal butler service.

Cabins are spacious, well designed and air conditioned to ensure great levels of comfort throughout your cruise. You will find Egyptian cotton sheets, designer tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, safe and even a refrigerator inside your cabin. Enjoy the complimentary luxury pamper pack in the privacy of your own comfortable en suite bathroom. Watch the sunset and soak in the incredible views from the window of your outside cabin or step outside and feel the cool calming breeze from your very own balcony. With serene single cabin accommodation and luxurious suites available, P&O Cruises have a cabin type to ensure everyone can enjoy a comfortable and memorable cruise.

Dining on board P&O Cruise ships is a delight and guests can enjoy a delicious full board selection 24 hours a day from sumptuous restaurants and buffets. Top class specialty restaurants are also available and those sailing on Ventura will be lucky enough to dine at the fantastic Ocean Grill by Marco Pierre White.

On board entertainment has something for everyone with champagne and cocktail bars, wine & tapas to piano bars, English style pubs, nightclubs, casinos, theatres and cinemas plus much more. Evening shore excursions and overnight stays are also available for guests wishing to explore and absorb the culture of new destinations during their voyage. Top notch children’s entertainment is available on P&O Cruises dedicated family friendly cruise ships.

When the day is done, guests can relax and unwind in the on board spa and salon, by the poolside or partake in leisurely games of football, cricket, golf or simply zone out in the fully equipped on board gym.

Itineraries spark a dream come true with a fantastic selection of Mediterranean Cruises, Caribbean Cruises, sailings to bucket list destinations such as New York, Venice, Acapulco and many more.  We have P&O cruise deals for destinations around the world. Call our team for the latest P&O cruise deals and further information about your next amazing holiday. 


If you have a disability and require additional assistance, please let us know when booking your cruise. P&O have an onboard Disability Team on hand to offer you an unrivalled cruise experience.

P&O offer wheelchair assistance for embarkation and disembarkation. Special evacuation chairs are available to transport passengers down the stairs if required.

Spa & Fitness onboard P&O Cruises

Spa treatments are hugely popular on board, with opportunities to relax and rejuvenate at the salons, saunas and steam rooms.

If you are feelings active, sports courts, swimming pools and ocean-view gymnasiums are available – enquire about the personal trainer service as well.

What's included

  • All meals including afternoon tea
  • West End shows, comedy and live shows
  • Fantastic Kids Club & nursery (except adult-only ships)
  • Sports courts, pools and whirlpools
  • Egyptian cotton bedding and pamper pack
  • Personal stewards

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From pub quizzes, to dance lessons, there is a variety of entertainment available on board. Along with this, the theatres have become hugely popular – look out for the special Strictly Come Dancing cruises.

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With onboard eateries catering for every mood, P&O offer a large variety of first-class cuisine.

All P&O chefs have been inducted into the prestigious The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society – devoted to promoting premium quality gastronomic values.

P&O work with celebrity chefs to create a delectable selection of menus that span continents; passenger favourites include mouth-wateringly fresh seafood, lobster, fine steaks and Asian cuisine, from five-course meals to six-course Gala dinners to delicately put together poolside snacks. You certainly will not be spoilt for choice with P&O.


All P&O cruises are full board, with fare inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner; meals and snacks from 24 hour buffets; pizzerias; daytime grills; deck barbecues and informal poolside restaurants. Room service is also included. Speciality restaurants are highly recommended at a modest cover charge.

Select dining

Allows for totally flexible dining times and settings for passengers wishing to add a bit of variety to their holiday by dining earlier or later than the set times. A modest Select Dining cover charge normally applies (unless otherwise specified).

  • Adonia - The Ocean Grill (a Marco Pierre White restaurant) and Sorrento a fine dining Italian restaurant
  • Arcadia - The Ocean Grill (a Marco Pierre White restaurant) and The Orchid an Asian fusion restaurant
  • Aurora - Café Bordeaux (bistro created by Marco Pierre White) and The Pennant Grill an al fresco grill restaurant
  • Azura - Sindhu (Indian style created by Atul Kochhar) and Seventeen a classic fine dining restaurant
  • Oceana - The Horizon Grill an al fresco grill restaurant and Cafe Jardin (bistro created by Marco Pierre White)
  • Oriana The Ocean Grill (a Marco Pierre White restaurant) and the Terrace Grill an al fresco grill restaurant
  • Ventura - The White Room (Italian created by Marco Pierre White), East (Oriental restaurant) and Ramblas (Spanish tapas)

Club dining

Traditional cruisers may opt for ‘club dining’ to enjoy P&O’s main dining rooms with new-found friends and an electric atmosphere at set sitting times. The same table will be reserved for you and your dining companions every night for the 6.30pm or 8.30pm sitting.

  • Adonia - The Pacific Dining Room
  • Arcadia - Meridian Restaurant
  • Aurora - Alexandria and Medina Restaurants
  • Azura - The Oriental Restaurant and The Peninsular Restaurant
  • Oceana - Adriatic Restaurant
  • Oriana - Peninsular and Oriental Restaurants
  • Ventura - Saffron and Bay Tree Restaurants

Freedom dining

Freedom dining is included in your fare and available onboard Azura, Oceana, Ventura, Arcadia, Oriana and Aurora, this allows you to enjoy the setting of the main dining room(s) but with the freedom to turn up at selected restaurants anytime between 6.00pm and 9.30pm.

  • Azura - The Meridian Restaurant
  • Oceana - The Ligurian Restaurant
  • Ventura - The Cinnamon Restaurant and Saffron Restaurant
  • Arcadia - Meridian Restaurant
  • Oriana - The Peninsular Restaurant
  • Aurora - The Medina Restaurant from 19 December 2014


A discretionary service charge of £3.95 per passenger (aged 12 plus) per day is added to your onboard account. This can be altered or removed at the reception desk at any time.

Dress Code

The dress code onboard P&O cruises is generally casual during the day, with evenings being the time to dress up. There are three types of evening wear:

  • Evening casual
  • Smart
  • Black tie

P&O also offer a black tie hire service.

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Family cruises are catered for with children’s programmes such as The Reef, which holds activities for 2-17 year olds day and night.

Family dining options are also available, featuring special children’s dinner every night which includes fish fingers and pizza, along with some healthier options such as soups and vegetables.

Be sure to enquire about family tours, which include exciting water park trips, dolphin watching and family city tours.

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