Introducing entertainment on Iona

Create your holiday of a lifetime. Beyond all of the experiences that await ashore, there’s plenty to discover on board. We’ve jaw-dropping aerial shows, full-scale theatre productions, live music (bands, pop-up buskers and everything in between), party nights, comedy, the latest movies, guest presenters, interactive game shows and experiences, and much, much more. Each day can go your way.

Take your pick of Iona’s entertainment

With multiple showings (and offerings), you’ve the ultimate choice and flexibility

Maybe you want to relax on deck to the soothing sounds of our live musicians? Or watch the latest blockbuster in our boutique quadplex cinema? Start a little family competition on the sports court or gaze in wonder as aerial performers take over SkyDome. The choice is yours. With entertainment round the clock and multiple showings of highlight experiences, Iona gives you the ultimate flexibility. You can craft your perfect holiday, every day.

Family Fun

The whole family will be in their element on a P&O Cruises holiday. From splashing in the pools to a game in the sports courts, watching a film together to sharing an ice cream – all of your favourite family moments can be enjoyed with a vast array of age-tailored activities. Family entertainment differs from holiday to holiday but could include archery, beatboxing, character appearances, silent discos or even a show by legendary children's presenters. Plenty of memories await.

Dive into Aardman fun on Iona!

Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep are coming on holiday with you!

From film premieres and craft activities to special appearances by Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, we’ve partnered with Aardman to create a host of immersive experiences for all the family aboard Iona. Look out for more events to be announced soon!

Ocean Studios (Deck 6)

The whole family will love an outing to Ocean Studios. Our four-screen cinema complex offers a warm welcome, comfortable seating and a premium cinema experience. With screenings throughout the day, there’s always an option to see an age-appropriate blockbuster or family classic – complete with popcorn, ice cream and snacks, of course.

The Reef (Deck 17)

Run by a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, The Reef provides a perfect environment for our younger travellers to create their own holiday memories. For toddlers to teens, we’ve soft play, imaginative spaces and high-energy activities plus gaming, DJ equipment and arts and crafts. There's also action-packed outdoor spaces including a climbing wall, football court and splash zone to keep them cool on a hot day. Pre-registration is essential.

Scene (Deck 6)

Teens from 13-17 can stow away at this chilled games and entertainment hangout. Will it be learning to DJ or recording a radio broadcast? Or simply playing pool, table football or games consoles with new-found friends? They can try the lot as their favourite bands play on the jukebox.


If you've energy left from exploring ashore, why not try a new sport –archery, maybe? Or a swing in the golf nets? What about some friendly family competition playing football, basketball, tennis or cricket? The Sports Arena is perfect for burning off the holiday ice creams!


Why not relax on deck to soothing sounds from our live musicians, catch a singer in the theatre, stumble upon a busker, party the night away at The Club House, or embrace the air guitar with our epic rock night in SkyDome? Or perhaps for the ultimate nostalgic evening, take in the sunset views to the tune of a live pianist in panoramic The Crow's Nest. The soundtrack to your holiday is unlimited.

The Club House

Everyone will love the daytime entertainment on offer at this bright and spacious venue, from guest speakers to live music, family entertainment and game shows. When the lights go down at night, get ready to party with DJ nights, comedians and great music from our resident band Pulse.

The 710 Club

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

Atmospheric and low-lit, The 710 Club will serve up live music from resident band The 710s with an unmistakably vintage vibe, stylish cocktails and the most important ingredient of all; a little escapism, to ensure the good times continue long into the night.

The Limelight Club

Get cosy beneath the intimate low lighting of The Limelight Club and prepare yourself for a show-stopper of an evening at this ticketed event exclusively for adults. Feast your senses on entertainment provided by some of Britain’s best-loved performers andrelish in a three-course culinary experience that’ll have your taste-buds tingling.

Viva theme night – The Limelight Club

Tonight is Viva! A dynamic music event that is guaranteed to get you on your feet, and light a fire in your soul. Latin music has got the whole world dancing with its passion, love for life and rhythm.


Not only home to daytime relaxing by the pool, bespoke and exclusive aerial shows, guest DJ sets and more, SkyDome also hosts IGNITE – our upbeat party-starter with a DJ set produced by Alex James, laser show and live music.

Day to night in Iona's SkyDome

SkyDome offers a relaxed, poolside environment by day, with tantalising dining and drinking options. In the evening, the space seamlessly transitions into a must-visit entertainment venue, showcasing spectacular aerialist displays and hosting live performances and DJ party nights under the stars.


Kick off your holiday with IGNITE! Watch as SkyDome lights up under the night sky with laser shows, a killer DJ set producedby Alex James, and live music for you to dance the night away. This upbeat venue is the perfect place to get into the holiday mood.

I Believe in a Thing Called Rock

Think everything from Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses to The Killers and you might just get a flavour of our epic rock night. SkyDome swaps DJ sets for killer electric guitar, a thumping drum beat and just a hint of a rebellious streak... With our house band Pulse and Headliners Theatre Company, the energy will be electric. Embrace your inner rock child, dust off your best air guitar and strap in for a night of absolute classics.

Aerial shows

We’re collaborating with international entertainment company Creativiva – specialists in aerial stunts, acrobatic acts, unique sets, elaborate costumes, avant-garde storytelling and more. We’ll have bespoke live shows in SkyDome and the Grand Atrium.

Eyes will widen. Gasps will sound. Attention will be rapt. This is the power of Creativiva.

Brand new for P&O Cruises, we’re working with international entertainment company, Creativiva to offer something completely different for Iona. We’ve bespoke Creativiva-original shows coming to SkyDome and the Grand Atrium. You’ll find yourself transported to another world; filled with acrobatics, aerial acts, physical theatre, dance, music... not to mention flamboyant costumes, impressive sets and much, much more.

Lose yourself in a different world

Holiday on Iona and beyond the bands, the theatre shows and the cinema, you’ll find a brand-new immersive experience. Will you wander into the aviary? The Arena of Time? Or perhaps stumble upon two officers lost in a daydream... Lose yourself in a different world; one where acrobats descend from the rooftops, fly through the air, whirl in blurring rings, tie themselves in knots, balance beyond the realms of possibility and leave you spellbound in their midst.

Theatre shows

By day, catch a matinee. By night, be wowed by new shows from the cast of Headliners Theatre, as well as singers, variety performers and live music. Comfortable seating ensures you always get the best seat in the house.

Headliners Theatre

Headliners Theatre is perfect for a fun-filled night out on board. Classic yet contemporary, it offers a sleek and sophisticated theatre experience. Plush, comfortable seating and the latest LED technology deliver the ‘wow’ factor, while a two-deck-high auditorium on decks 6 and 7 ensures everyone has the best view in the house.

Introducing our brand new show: Festival

Festivals are the epitome of summer fun! With epic artists, enrapt crowds and a soundtrack full of memories, our Festival show brings all of that nostalgia to Iona! We’ve tents, welliesand the feel-good anthems that will have you on your feet!

Discover more of what Iona has to offer

The Grand Atrium

Meet, dine, relax and be entertained. The Grand Atrium is an incredible space hosting talks and cooking demos by day and enthralling live entertainment by night, from impromptu musical performances to breathtaking aerial shows. Take your seat at one of cafés, bars and restaurants to take in the action, and the ocean views.

Comedy, Tribute acts and much more!

In between live music, theatre productions, movie blockbusters and more, how about a spot of rib-tickling comedy? You’ll find something for everyone on a P&O Cruises holiday. From family-friendly to adult-only content, all ages can enjoy our comedy shows. Guest comedians step on board to take to the stage and make you laugh. While world-class tribute acts dazzle with such impressive vocals, you won’t believe it isn’t the real deal!

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