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 Watson, 21 May 2022
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The staff on Iona where amazing from start to finish all staff couldn’t do enough for us , we could not find a fault with anything on our cruise

Mr De Jonghe, 20 May 2022
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This was my first cruise and could fault it Having a single balcony was great without a massive extra payment.The service from cabin Stewart to on board service was faultless.i booked my second cruise while on board

Mr Jackson, 20 May 2022
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Meal in Epicurean restaurant was a disaster unfortunately.

Iona was very nice; very spacious. The staff were exemplary. We enjoyed the holiday. However, missing out the port of Olden was was a disappointment. P&O need to look at whether Iona is suitable for the Fjords cruise, when Olden is included. They also need to include a P&O representative on the t... Read more

20 May 2022
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Everyone is very friendly and helpful, we had a problem with our room which was dealt with immediately.

20 May 2022
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Yes I would recommend P&O Yes I will travel with them again but not to the Fjords on a ship of Iona size.

Mrs Mudhar, 20 May 2022
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Yes it was lovely yes I would sail again

20 May 2022
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Great service and value for money

Our whole trip was wonderful. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our room suited our needs, the entertainment was varied and professional. I'd recommend P &O to anyone.

19 May 2022
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Lovely ship!!

Iona is a wonderful ship and we really enjoyed sailing on her. The food and the entertainment was very good. The cabin was lovely and the bed very comfortable. The staff were also excellent. I would definitely recommend p and o and look forward to our next cruise. The only disappointment was the iti... Read more

Mrs Robinson, 19 May 2022
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Great to be back on board a P&O cruise.

A lovely relaxing cruise around the Norwegian fjords. Unfortunately we had to miss Olden but we didn't let this spoil our fun as there was plenty to do aboard iona, a beautiful ship. The crew are all amazing and go over and above to make you feel welcome and well looked after. We have used P&O in y... Read more

Mr Joslin, 19 May 2022
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The staff onboard the P&O cruise ships always make you feel special they are so ready to assist you with anything you need and it is so nice that they have time to talk.

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