Iona drinks focus: discover a whole world of drinks on board

Wherever you choose to enjoy your time on Iona, you’ll never be far from a cooling refreshment. Between her seven deck bars and stylish indoor venues, there’ll be a drink for every occasion. Sip a soft drink by the pool or sample a specially selected wine paired perfectly with your dinner.

More reasons to say ‘cheers’

To help you tailor your holiday just the way you like it, we’ve created four drinks packages that offer unbeatable choice and value. You can use your package in all the restaurants, bars and cafés onboard. So, what’ll it be? 

P&O Cruises exciting collaboration with Salcombe Gin

Let the adventure be-gin

We’ve collaborated with award-winning Salcombe Distilling Co. to create a smooth, one-of-a-kind gin available on board our ships. And with a name that means ‘star of the sea’, is there a more fitting choice for the gin that was first produced in the world’s first-ever distillery at sea, on board Iona?

Meet Marabelle Gin, the star of the sea

Raise a glass to Marabelle Gin, a sea-inspired blend created exclusively for P&O Cruises by Salcombe Distilling Co. This exciting partnership marries British maritime heritage and a love of ocean adventures in a beautifully crafted gin. From the name and the design of the bottle to the ingredients, every detail has been carefully thought through.

The first distillery at sea

Marabelle Gin is distilled by a gin specialist in Iona’s very own gin still, Columba – the world’s first distillery at sea. As well as being served in beautifully crafted cocktails, Marabelle Gin will also be bottled and labelled to be sold on board. So, toast your holiday with this sea-inspired spirit!

A beautifully balanced recipe

As well as beautifully crafted cocktails on board, you can also now purchase souvenir bottles of this unique gin to take home. If you're holidaying on Iona and spot a gold seal on your bottle, this means your gin was handcrafted in Iona's very own still, Columbia. A blue seal on a bottle indicates that its contents were distilled by Salcombe Distilling Co. and can be purchased across the fleet or direct from their website.

Join us for a gin-making masterclass

The people at Salcombe Distilling Co. aren’t just experts when it comes to distilling gin, they’re inventors – and they’re bringing their masterclass expertise on board to create something unique for P&O Cruises. If you love a good gin and tonic or you’re keen to get those creative energies flowing, we offer two different classes that you won’t want to miss...

Gin Tasting Class

Sip and savour a variety of fine gins at this special tasting and talk guided by our gin experts. Try our very own Marabelle Gin and other Salcombe Gin favourites. Cheers!

Gin Blending Class

Blend your very own gin and take a bottle of your creation home – the perfect memento of your time away. Will you opt for citrus, herbal, floral or perhaps spice botanical notes? The choice is yours.

Meet our gin partner

Salcombe Distilling Co. is an award-winning distiller and trailblazer of exceptional gin. Established in the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe, the spirit of Salcombe Gin is infused with the town’s rich heritage.


Chic and special

Whether you’re celebrating a certain occasion or simply keen to indulge in an extra-special foodie experience, these restaurants have the wow factor. Settle into chic surroundings, enjoy flawless service and take your pick from delicately crafted, delectable dishes.

Anderson's bar

Boasting our first stunning boutique gin still and a menu of stylish tipples, this intimate bar is the perfect spot for cosy drinks by day and night. Relax as our unique gin, Marabelle Gin, is distilled before your eyes. Then, it’s time to try – or even make it – for yourself.

The Crow's Nest

Savour glorious ocean views and signature timeless classic cocktails with a twist. By day, the mood is restful for reading and reveries. By night, things take a sophisticated turn –the live pianist, moody vocals and stylish late-lounge vibe making it a popular haunt for night owls.

Served with entertainment

Sit back and soak up live music from bands, solo singers and cabaret acts while enjoying your favourite drink. Keen to take to the stage yourself? There just might be a karaoke slot with your name on it.

The 710 Club

A place to immerse yourself in the seductive sounds of an array of musical genres that have inspired Gary over the years, The 710 Club is a sophisticated bar that is being crafted to Gary’s creative vision.


Get set for good times in this lively, sociable pub. Hosting an incredible range of British and international bottled beers, ciders and real ales, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to crafted brews. There’s also a great selection on tap, plus wines and traditional snacks if you need a nibble or two.

The Limelight Club

This supper-club venue is a fixed favourite. After the daytime dancing classes, The Limelight Club is the place to be for adult-only evening dining and entertainment. As the entertainment gets underway, guests enjoy a unique dining experience: it starts with a welcome drink before a themed multi-course menu is served at intervals throughout the show.

Contempory flavours

For some, it’s a perfectly pulled pint in a traditional-style pub. Others prefer a glass of chilled white wine or a fizzing G&T in an elegant wine bar. However you picture your perfect holiday drink, choose from these varied venues to match your mood.

The Glass House

Sit back with a glass of specially selected wine as daring aerial artists perform before your eyes. This welcoming and sophisticated wine bar boasts a prime spot in the Grand Atrium, a cracking selection of world wines hand-picked by wine expert Olly Smith and delicious food.

The Keel and Cow

From breakfast till late, this is the place to relax with friends, beautifully crafted gastropub food and a fine collection of draught and bottled beers and craft ales. Will it be our signature burger, classic fish and chips, pie and mash or a prime steak from the dry-aging fridge? Hard choices. Great food.


Prepare your taste buds for a flavour-filled adventure. In stylish and sumptuous surroundings, Sindhu’s expert chefs will take you on a delicately spiced odyssey that celebrates the best of contemporary Indian cuisines. You can also make a date on sea daysto enjoy a delicious tiffin-style lunch.

Emerald Bar

Glamour, good times and glorious exploratory cocktails combine in this buzzing Grand Atrium jewel. Will it be an expertly crafted daiquiri, or a playful creation with a surprising twist? And get set for even more wow-factor moments as daring aerial artists work their magic above.

Fresh and informal

Fresh Costa coffee, teapigs™ teas, indulgent ice creams and more. Visit these venues when you need a quick pick-me-up or fancy relaxing for an hour with a book and a long drink. Keen to watch the sunset? Head to a deck bar and enjoy the view with a chilled cocktail.

Sunset bar

And relax... This stylish bar at the aft end of the Promenade Deck is the perfect spot to chill out in the sunshine or shade by day, with cool drinks served at your table. Later, watch the sun set with a cocktail or make a night of it under the stars with all the fun of The Club House next door.

Deck bars

Wherever you choose to enjoy the sunshine on Iona, you’re never far from a cooling refreshment from one of our deck bars. All seven serve a wide selection of beer, wine, cocktails soft drinks, and even Snowflake luxury gelato, delivered with a smile directly to your lounger or table.

Vistas Café Bar

Feast your eyes on sea views as you savour exquisite sweet treats, invigorating Costa coffees and a selection of teapigs™teas. In this buzzing location at the heart of the ship you’ll also be treated to pop-up performances and daring displays from aerial artists.


Find scoopfuls of holiday happiness at this family-friendly gelateria. Snowflake Luxury Gelato blends the best of British and Italian cultures in a range of artisan flavours. A traditional conesfwith your choice of toppings? A gelato afternoon tea, cookie or sundae? With so many treats, you’re sure to be back for more.


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