Father and son in the swimming pool on a family friendly cruise ship

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Best cruise line for family holidays

We know a happy family means a happy holiday. From zip-lining through treetops to making Wallace and Gromit models on our family-friendly ships, there’s everything to keep the little ones (and those not so little) entertained. With P&O Cruises, every day on holiday will bring unforgettable family adventures both on board and ashore.


We have five family cruising ships (Arvia, Iona, Britannia, Ventura and Azura). This leaves you a large variety to choose from when making your selection. Maybe you want to look through the sky dome on one of our biggest ships, Iona or take a dip in one of Britannia’s four swimming pools? 


The on-board kids clubs for 2–17 year olds is split into four distinct age groups, so that the needs and level of play in each group can be met, and to ensure that they have the chance to make friends of their own age. If you can tear them away from the clubs, there’s a wide range of activities and entertainment to enjoy all together. View our kids club page to find out more.

Family on a beach in Tenerife

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Best cruise line for no-fly cruise holidays

Sailing from Southampton is so easy. So, when a hassle-free holiday is at the top of your wish list, it makes sense to choose a cruise from Southampton. Forget airport queues and checks… simply board your ship and begin your holiday.


Departing from Southampton, you can ease your way into your 4 night7 night, or 14 night cruise holiday with lazy or action-packed sea days and fun-filled nights. Hop on for an easy long weekend away, or a longer haul trip without needing to fly. And as a bonus, there are no luggage limits when you sail from Southampton!


You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to destinations too! Our cruises from Southampton take you to the Norwegian Fjords, the Med, Canary Islands, Spain & Portugal, the Caribbean, World Cruises, Short Breaks, South America, Northern Europe, as well as the USA and Canada. And on the way to your chosen destination there are a wide range of activities available to keep you busy on days at sea.

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