Editorial Team


Two new seasons. Two new cruise holiday collections. Twice as much to look forward to.


Let’s face it. You deserve to make up for lost time. With so much variety on a P&O Cruises holiday, every moment brings something new. Sun-soaked days and sumptuous dinners, breezy morning treks and lazy afternoons with a cocktail or two. And with two exciting new cruise holiday collections as well as two sensational new ships, Arvia and Iona, to explore there’s double discovery and twice as many adventures to be had. So, let’s have a look at what’s new…


“I’ve so been looking forward to…”

Summer cruises 2023

Head for the Med in summer 2023! Flagship Britannia has flamenco dinner dates lined up in Mallorca and jeep expeditions around Ibiza on new cruise holidays in the beautiful Balearic Islands. If you’d like to be among the first guests sailing newest ship Arvia on her maiden season in the magical Mediterranean then a 14-night holiday from Southampton will take you to the soft warm sands of Spanish shores, Marseille’s glittering harbour and top Italian highlights. Adventures ashore include thrilling day trips to some of the world’s most celebrated sights such as Italy’s Tuscan treasures, Il Duomo in Florence and Pisa’s leaning tower, within reach from La Spezia. If you can’t wait, start your summer as early as April 2023 and get out there even faster on an Azura Mediterranean fly-cruise holiday.

Woman sat on wall looking out to mountains

"I've so been looking forward to..."

Winter cruise holidays 2023 / 24

Imagine seeing the powerful waterfalls of Norway’s ice-blue fjords for the first time, the snow-capped mountains drifting by as you take a dip in the Infinity Pool, just one of many special treats Iona has in store. Rekindle the childlike magic of Christmas by searching the skies for the mystical Northern Lights on a 12-night Arcadia cruise holiday.

As the UK gets colder, why not take a 14-night winter sun fly-cruise for even more time to soak up the rays, eat the delicious food and swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean or the Canary Islands? Jet straight to Barbados for a fly-cruise holiday on board Arvia, our newest and one of the most innovative ships in the world, or to Tenerife where Azura spends three full days and two days in Madeira helping you get into the local pace of life.


Aurora and Arcadia await the true adventurers in 2024 if this is the year you finally undertake that experience of a lifetime and go for the ultimate holiday on and off the water, a world cruise, of up to 99 nights.  

Woman sat on Hammock by the sea in the Caribbean

“I’ve so been looking forward to…”

New adventures ashore

The new cruise holiday itineraries have plenty of full days for adventures ashore, and more evening and overnight calls to give you extra time getting to know the diverse destinations on offer. This might mean longer in Lanzarote for a proper Spanish siesta or arty adventures around Barcelona; down time down under exploring Sydney; European double days in Rotterdam and Reykjavik or on vodka tasting tours in St Petersburg and Caribbean calls swimming with the hawksbill sea turtles in Barbados. With two days in New Orleans, hop on a paddle-steamer swamp tour ride one day and join a Mardi Gras guided walk the next. In Honolulu’s ‘gathering place’ Oahu, see the sunrise surfers and try the nightlife after sunset. 

What else is new to look forward to in 2023/24?

You will enjoy enhanced well-being measures, world-class dining, spectacular entertainment, comfy accommodation and an easy to use My Holiday app personal pocket planner to help you to tailor your time on board. With My Holiday you may make reservations and bookings from the comfort of your cabin or as you go about your day, enjoying things your way.

Celebrating the milestone 185 years of P&O’s history in 2022, our rich legacy and heritage dating back to 1837 mean you can trust us to make your holiday special, every time. So whatever or wherever you’re missing, you’re sure to discover a million moments that matter with P&O Cruises new cruise holiday collections.

We can't wait to welcome you on board.