About P&O Cruises

We can trace our roots back over 185 years. From the formation of Peninsular Steam Navigation Company in 1837 to the creation of the P&O Cruises brand to now sailing as Britain’s favourite cruise line, we’ve got an impressive history filled with extraordinary holiday experiences. With such a rich heritage, you can trust we know how to holiday.


Britain's favourite cruise line

We cruise with more British holidaymakers out of the UK than any other cruise line.

We’re proud to have two in every three guests enjoy their time on board so much that they choose to sail with us again. And we continue to win awards, voted for by guests and our travel agent partners.

We’ve got seven wonderful ships visiting over 70 countries all over the world and an amazing crew proud to welcome you on board.

And with so much included in the price of your holiday, it’s not just amazing destinations you’ll get to visit. With us, you’ll discover premium accommodation, incredible dining, sensational entertainment and much more.

Why choose P&O Cruises?

Premium accommodation

Whether you want to watch the changing landscape from your balcony with a glass of fizz in hand or sneak a preview through your window before you head up on deck, you’ll find your perfect cabin on board. From a simple space to lay your head to something a little more luxurious, everyone has their own holiday style – and we’ve got something to suit all travellers.

Incredible dining

You can enjoy a decadent dinner in style or pick up a freshly made lunch snack from beside the pool. With a cool mix of British classics and flavours from around the globe, you’ll be able to find a venue to suit any mood. We've also got menus inspired by your holiday destinations so that you can get a taste of them before you’ve even stepped ashore.

Exciting destinations

You’ll unpack your bags once but wake up to new destinations over and over. Lots of time ashore (and the occasional overnight stay) means really getting the most out of your destinations. And as your trusted destination experts, we offer a huge range of shore experiences to give you unique, authentic and exciting adventures in each place.

Ways to holiday

You can slip into holiday mode sooner and sail from Southampton or fast forward to your ship in the sun on a fly-cruise holiday. You can rest assured that we’ve got economy flights and coach transfers covered as part of your fly-cruise package; all you have to do is get yourself to the airport.

Let us entertain you

A day on board is still a day for delightful discovery; spend your time captivated by our on-board entertainment. Your ship is your oyster!

P&O Cruises signature service

Tipping isn’t needed on our ships, so you can relax knowing the good service and good times you have are all part and parcel of your holiday.

It’s easy to book

What are you waiting for? We’ve got flexible payment options, an expert customer service team on the end of the phone and the promise that if you book directly with P&O Cruises you’ve got the best price guaranteed. Get your next adventure on the horizon!

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