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.

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

Mr Carr, 28 May 2022
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Great holiday

Very friendly staff though out the Beautiful ship really enjoyed the cruise to Norway.

Mr Dewell, 27 May 2022
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This was our first cruise on Iona and we were really impressed. All the staff were friendly and helpful; our balcony cabin was very comfortable (we particularly liked the shower - a proper cubicle with a door); and the food was excellent in all the restaurants and in the Horizon buffet. We saw one... Read more

Mr Heaphy, 27 May 2022
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Fantastic all round cruise, the ship, the staff and the service. Would highly recommend and looking at booking another already!

27 May 2022
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Excellent experience

Excellent customer service from start to finish with P&O. Started when booking the holiday. Service second to none.

27 May 2022
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Iona is a lovely addition to the fleet.

Really enjoyed my cruise on Iona. It was lovely to be back at sea having not been for nearly three years. Iona is a lovely ship, did not feel as big as it is, which was nice, however there were some changes that I was not so keen on but these may well have been Covid related. I'll wait and see if ... Read more

Mr Stephenson, 27 May 2022
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Average food.

Food in the main restaurants was not as good as previous. It was more gastro pub than decent restaurant food. The paid restaurants were very good, but we expected the main restaurants to match.

Mr Storer, 27 May 2022
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Iona is a lovely ship but unable to do olden due to weather but rest of fjo

I would recommend P&o good value for money

27 May 2022
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A good experience and the weather made it some trips were vastly overpriced

The menus in the Freedom restaurants was a little repetitive and vegetables were mostly the same each evening. The ship was clean and our room attendant was excellent however the restaurant staff often seemed quite sad and not enjoying their roles but they never made any comment in this regard

26 May 2022
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A Nice Break

My 5th cruise with P&O and the Norwegian Fjords are stunning. For me Iona is too big and although modern feels impersonal. Freedom dining means that you never get to build a rapport with any of the staff and the service, although generally good, has been better on previous ships.

Mr Horton, 26 May 2022
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Great first time on P&O

Fantastic ship, crew and environment. Itinerary was good too.

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