Introduction from Carol Marlow
Managing Director of P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises can trace its roots back as far as 1837 when the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company was awarded the lucrative Admiralty contract to carry mail to the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. As the company's itineraries broadened its name changed to The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company hence 'P&O'. We've adopted the name 'Peninsular' for our loyalty club in celebration of this long heritage. As trusted cruise experts we now have a fleet of seven ships offering holidays tailored to British tastes combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring our passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time they travel with us.
We are honoured to welcome so many loyal passengers back on board time and again and so we are delighted to be able to reward this loyalty through our new P&O Cruises Peninsular Club.
How the club works
The club consists of six different levels, known as tiers. Entry into each tier requires a minimum number of nights to have been spent on board a P&O Cruises ship, plus at the highest levels, a degree of recency and frequency of cruising. As the number of nights you spend on board increases, so too does your tier status.
For each night you spend on board a P&O Cruises ship, you'll be awarded 10 loyalty points applied at the end of your cruise. Once you have earned a minimum of 150 points you will automatically become a member of the P&O Cruises Peninsular Club.
The tiers are named after oceans and seas of the world, each of them cruised by ships from the P&O Cruises fleet. They are arranged in order of size (in accordance with The Times World Atlas) with the smallest sea in the scheme, the 'Ligurian Sea', being the name for the most exclusive tier.
The tiers are based on the number of nights spent on board which are then converted into points, with the Caribbean tier being the highest confirmed tier. The points required per tier are set as follows:
||150 - 500 points|
||501 - 1000 points|
||1001 - 2000 points|
||2001 + points|
The Baltic and Ligurian Tiers
In addition to the first four tiers there are two further levels exclusively for passengers who have accumulated 2501 points or more and have cruised frequently in the 3 years preceding the start of their next cruise.
2501 points plus 80-200 nights spent on board in the 3 years preceding the start of your next cruise
2501 points plus 201 or more nights spent on board in the 3 years preceding the start of your next cruise
In order to keep membership of the Baltic and Ligurian tiers exclusive, membership is only ever granted on a 'cruise by cruise' basis. So when you become a member of one of these tiers, in order to remain so for your next cruise, you must have spent at least 80 or 201 nights on board over the three year period prior to that cruise. If you do not maintain this level of cruising you will resume Caribbean tier status and its associated benefits. Of course, membership to the Baltic or Ligurian tier will be reinstated as soon as you regain the specified number of nights on board.
Please note that you will only receive P&O Cruises Peninsular Club benefits on board P&O Cruises ships.