12 months to remember: Celebrating an amazing year!

It’s been a whole year since we started sailing again and there have been many milestones, from Britannia’s UK getaways to Iona’s maiden season. We’re delighted that all our ships are sailing internationally again, and there’s more to look forward to, including Arvia.

Keen to see some of the highlights from the last 12 months?

Enjoy the video below.

An amazing year in numbers

It’s been a whole year since we started sailing again and the time has just flown. From Britannia’s UK getaways – our first holidays back in service – to Iona’s spectacular maiden season, there have been many milestones.



27 June 2021
Our flagship Britannia led the way with UK staycations – a huge success calling at home highlights.

7 August 2021
Where better for our brand-new Excel class ship to make her maiden voyage than the Scottish isle of her namesake, Iona?

3 October 2021 
Ventura returned to service, exploring destinations including Vigo in northern Spain, the dramatic Canary Islands and Portugal’s cool capital city, Lisbon.

10 December 2021 
From the sandy beaches of Barbados, Azura fly-cruise guests saw the many sides to the Caribbean at stunning stops such as St Lucia, Grenada and Aruba up to the colourful British Virgin Islands and back.

28 February 2022
Aurora left Southampton for Portugal’s beautiful island of Madeira before crossing the Atlantic to discover the sights, sounds and incredible tastes of the Caribbean.

27 March 2022 
When Arcadia set sail for Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands on Mother’s Day, she completed the return of our fleet. 

We’re thrilled to now have all six P&O Cruises ships sailing again. With the full fleet finally back, we can’t wait to welcome you on board.

Now our six ships are sailing again... All that's missing is you

We’ve made the best use of time since our world suddenly changed in 2020, getting our entire fleet shipshape, ready for their grand return.

What our guests are saying about being back on board

With us, you can cruise with confidence

You’ll find it’s still your P&O Cruises holiday but with a few reassuring changes to protect the health and well-being of everyone on board. Of course, as the world evolves, our policies and procedures may too.