Guests 5200
Length 344m
Crew 1800

Iona – our dazzling new ship is here


Are you ready to see the world in widescreen? Our newest and most innovative ship, Iona was designed to invite the outdoors in. Gazing out from the stunning SkyDome, three-tier glass Grand Atrium or the brand-new Conservatory Mini-suite cabins, you’re never far from a spectacular view of the ever-changing horizon on Iona’s cruise holidays.


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Iona is the greenest member of our fleet and the first British cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). As an Excel class ship, she has a host of unique features including an on-board craft gin distillery, spectacular aerial shows and an Infinity Pool with breathtaking panoramas.

Explore Iona in stunning 360

A maiden cruise like no other

Iona meets Iona

Where can you sail to on Iona?

One of the most spectacular regions of the world, the Norwegian Fjords

Many would argue that the only way to truly appreciate the beauty of the Norwegian Fjords is to cruise through them. We, of course, agree.

Discover sunshine and surprises in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands

Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands are rightly famed for their abundant sunshine and sandy shores but on a cruise holiday to these dynamic destinations with Iona, you’ll discover so much more…

Dive into cultural exploration in some of northern Europe’s most exciting cities

Iona’s seven-night Northern European City Escapes take in a range of standout cities in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. With late calls and overnight stays, you’ve more time to explore and relax.

Iona's highlights

Enjoy incredible wining and dining

On Iona, good food is an art form. With 30 different venues across the ship to choose from, there’s something for everyone, whatever the mood or time of day. Plus in a fleet first, Iona is the first ship to offer exclusively Freedom Dining.

See extraordinary entertainment

Let us entertain you like never before. Head for entertainment hub SkyDome, home to top acts and live shows. In the Grand Atrium, aerialists and pop-up performances will add drama to your days and nights, while Headliners theatre is the home of exciting shows for all the family.

Feel good with spa and salon services

Your cruise ship is home to Oasis Spa and salon – the focal point for rest and rejuvenation. Soothe away life’s stresses and strains in a hydrotherapy suite, feel good from top to toe with a range of premium therapies and book a stress-busting massage or beauty treatment.

A world of shopping choice

Prepare for a shopper’s paradise on your cruise. Our most innovative ship yet boasts a beautifully designed area that takes shopping at sea to new levels of style and choice. With a wide range of outlets on board, take your time to find a well-deserved treat or two.

Explore amazing spaces and special places

Iona’s facilities are nothing short of amazing, and with so much to choose from, you’ll need a little time to find your feet. The ship is designed to let the outdoors in and create an atmosphere of space, light and calm, most notably in the stunning public areas.

Get active: on your own or with the family

Pick up on hobbies and interests you love but don’t usually have time to do. Or perhaps now is the time to try something new? Swim al fresco or under the SkyDome’s glass roof; relax and take in the ocean from an infinity pool or whirlpool; play table tennis, football and basketball, among other sporting pursuits.

Browse a selection of our Iona holidays

Interactive deck plans

Browse this ship using our interactive deck plans and discover our range of cabins and on-board activities.

Watch highlights from Iona's naming ceremony

Iona's long-awaited arrival into Southampton

Take a look back at Iona being officially welcomed to the fleet and her build

Guest reviews for Iona

30 November 2021
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Fantastic cruise on a beautiful ship.

We have travelled with P&O many times before and have always enjoyed our holidays with them. Iona was a beautiful ship. All crew were really helpful. Black tie nights are really enjoyable. Everything was very clean and we felt really comfortable with hygiene standards throughout the ship. One slight... Read more

28 November 2021
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The Iona is a great ship and we enjoyed this trip very much, food and entertainment very good, although we did notice the reduced choice of menu, we had three cruises cancelled with you (Covid) so we were looking forward to this one, our only disappointment was paying full price for the cruise when ... Read more

Mrs Beard, 27 November 2021
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Definitely sail with P & 0 again,excellent staff,Iona magnificent,food fabulous and service excellent have rebooked for 2023 but also looking to book in March on the Iona again.100 per cent would sail with P & O all the time.Thank You for the wonderful shows and top cleanliness of this most magnific... Read more

27 November 2021
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Excellent food. In view of the Covid situation we were concerned at the number of people allowed in the lifts at any one time, especially as so much attention was given to guests leaving the shows - one row at a time. We enjoyed the entertainment, especially the 4 Tunes and the Headliners second s... Read more

26 November 2021
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Nice ship, no dancing.

P&O delivered a good holiday at a great price. I would have no reservations recommending P&O cruises to anyone. The only thing that spoiled it for me personally is the fact that there was no dancing in the evening. A lot of the guests mentioned this point. If you like to dance, don’t choose the I... Read more

Mr Sawyer, 26 November 2021
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well organised in difficult times

Mr Sotheran, 26 November 2021
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Happy Holiday

Great experience, good food ,service and feel good factor. Will return to P and O again, great cruise line.

26 November 2021
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Excellent for P&O financially but not good for the customer. Disappointed

Narrow cabin ( very little room between end of bed and wall.) No drawer space. Unable to book meals in number of restaurants Fully booked every night between 6.00pm and 8.30pm over period of 10 days so unable try the specialist food.

26 November 2021
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Not like normal cruiseing to much of book this and this to much technology

Not enough deck space for sunbathing promenade deck to congested.

Mr Watts, 26 November 2021
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The ship was amazing the staff were really helpful and friendly. The freedom dining was out of this world. I am already looking for another cruise with p&o and yes I would recommend them.

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