See the World in Widescreen with Arvia and Iona

Arvia and Iona sparkle with possibilities. Look up, look down and all around - this is an experience that’s truly immersive. From exploring their SkyDomes to their infinity pools, you’re in for a holiday packed to the rafters with exciting options.

Welcome to Excel class

It would be easy to go on endlessly for screen after screen about our newest ships Iona and her sister ship, Arvia (due to arrive December 2022), but for your sake, we’ll try to squeeze in as much as we can right here.

Designed to invite the outdoors in, P&O Cruises Excel class ships make the sea the star, ensuring you’re never far from an ocean panorama or a view of your next destination, whether it’s in the Norwegian fjords, the Caribbean, the Canary Islands or Northern Europe. In fact, as both ships feature Conservatory Mini-suites, you can even lounge in your own personal oasis as the world goes serenely by... and the reasons to try them go on and on, just like those gorgeous views.

Relaxed and informal, Arvia and Iona push the boundaries to give you a holiday like no other. Offering variety on a scale rivalled only by your endless appetite for new and exciting experiences, it’s a match made in heaven.

Holidays as varied as you

What makes Arvia and Iona so special?

Let’s start with those sublime sea views. One of the best things about a P&O Cruises holiday is that it is always punctuated by an ocean view; a view that keeps on giving, changing with the light and your itinerary. And on Arvia and Iona, there are endless ways to enjoy it. While cooling off in the Infinity Pool or lounging in an infinity whirlpool. From a cosy vantage point in the Grand Atrium’s Vistas Café Bar with its huge expanse of glass. As you sip a cocktail at the stylish Sunset Bar. Or as you take your pick from The Quays’ piazza (foodie paradise to you and me) and head outside to dine alfresco. It’s time to discover just how panoramic your relaxing moments can be.

Welcome to entertainment on a grand scale

Prepare to be wowed by artful aerialists in SkyDome, immersive shows in the 900-seat theatre and an array of musical genres that have inspired Music Director Gary Barlow in The 710 Club. Dial the energy up or down; it’s up to you. From the magic of the silver screen in the on-board cinema to live DJ sets and Celebration Nights around the pool, we’ve something for your every mood on Arvia and Iona.

Big flavours and epic dining experiences

We know new flavours and dining experiences are just as much part of your holiday as the destinations you visit, which is why on Arvia and Iona, there’s an amazing choice of over thirty places to eat and drink.

Our Excel class ships offer Freedom Dining exclusively, meaning there are no set meal times to stick to, and you can craft each day to your whim. You might book a table in The Keel and Cow or the fabulously atmospheric Sindhu, head to The Quays for some traditional fish and chips or indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to Ripples gelateria. There’s even the chance to join a masterclass to distil your own gin on board as both Arvia and Iona have their very own gleaming copper still.

New for Arvia, you can soak up the all-American vibes of 6th Street Diner (complete with a jukebox) and discover the multi-sensory experience of Green & Co, featuring Mizuhana with its stylish sushi bar.

And if you needed any more reasons to choose them…

Arvia and Iona are P&O Cruises first ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), resulting in a 20% reduction in carbon output plus zero sulphur and nitrogen emissions, paving the way for a more sustainable future.


Iona is our greenest, largest and most innovative ship yet. With her luminous glass-roofed SkyDome, on-board gin distillery and whole world of dining and entertainment on board. Iona has a host of surprises in store.


Iona’s eagerly-anticipated sister ship, Arvia, joins the fleet in December 2022 and is heading for the sunshine.