Get to know P&O Cruises

We cruise with more British holidaymakers out of the UK than any other cruise line. We’re proud to say we continue to win awards, voted for by guests and our travel agent partners.


 About us


70+ destinations

With so many places to explore, you can choose the region that fascinates you most, or even discover the whole globe.

7 incredible ships

Contemporary and family friendly, or elegant and exclusively for adults? There’s a ship with your name on it.

780+ cruise holidays

From summer escapes and winter sun to school holidays and festive breaks, a P&O Cruises holiday offers incredible value for money.

185+ years heritage

Providing amazing holidays is our passion. We pour our heart, soul and 185 years’ experience into making your cruise magical.


 Why choose P&O Cruises?


So much included

You won't find a holiday anywhere else which can offer you the calibre of dining and entertainment included in the price of your holiday.

Full days ashore

Explore independently or choose from a huge range of shore experiences. You’ll have time to fully enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of each place you visit.

Activities for all ages

There are activities to keep the whole family entertained, including our children’s clubs, cinemas, sports courts, activity zones and plenty of ice cream.

P&O Cruises signature service

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


Don’t just take our word for it...


Our sustainability journey

At P&O Cruises, and with our parent company Carnival Corporation & plc, we’re taking action to reduce our impact on the environment and invest in our communities and people to deliver positive change.

Meet our president

Paul Ludlow was appointed P&O Cruises president in November 2018, before taking on the additional role of Carnival UK president in June 2023. With over 20 years experience in the cruise industry, his remit includes the continued development of P&O Cruises, Britain's favourite cruise line.


 P&O Cruises history



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