The full fleet’s back! What are you waiting for?

From our first ship’s return in June 2021 to Arcadia’s comeback this March, we’ve loved welcoming guests back on board. Here’s a reminder of the adventures we’ve shared…

Now our six ships are sailing again...

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. Across all our brands in Carnival Corporation & plc, we ended 2021 having taken over one million guests on holiday, despite the challenges.

...all that’s missing is you

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.




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. 

A message from Paul Ludlow

Watch the latest update from P&O Cruises President, Paul Ludlow, as he celebrates our whole fleet sailing again. '…your loyalty, patience, understanding and determination to travel once more and to stay with us… for that I cannot thank you enough.'

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.