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

Mrs Stockley, 25 January 2022
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Excellent holiday

Excellent holiday in difficult times. Really enjoyed the ship IONA, would recommend.

Mr Cole, 25 January 2022
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Felt very safe re COVID, plus the crew are amazing

COVID safety maintained throughout the cruise Crew service excellent over the ship and restaurants

23 January 2022
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Mr Emery, 23 January 2022
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Iona ! Super ship

At last P&O are giving a wonderful service on a wonderful ship ! We couldn’t fault the service , food , entertainment and space around the ship . Amazing food areas , with fantastic food, and restaurants creating a relaxed and easy dining options. Entertainment was in different venues and again exc... Read more

Mr Rees, 22 January 2022
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Great experience.

Ship and staff were great. Inder the umbrella if covid everyone did their best to make it enjoyable, which was successful. Thank you.

22 January 2022
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Great ship with much to do and places to relax. Pre-boarding bad.

Pre-boarding was complex, time consuming and stressful. Website awful. Once on board the ship was huge, smooth (could hardly feel we were moving), new, clean and with good service. Lovely place to be. More age diverse than I expected. Plenty to do and a variety of environments. Basic cabin big and c... Read more

22 January 2022
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Staff excellent. Dining choices excellent. Would definitely recommend and have booked again. 710 club a highlight.

Mr Hawkes, 22 January 2022
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The whole cruise was wonderful. It was magical. I would recommend P&O cruises to anyone. I will certainly be taking a P&O cruise again

Mrs Minnett, 21 January 2022
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Everything perfect about the whole cruise experience!! Only thing that prevents the cruise being 100 out of 100 or the drinks package. Ultimate drinks package is very poor, so Almaty restrictions on the cost cap. Really spoilt the whole experience. The amount of drinks that fails above the price cap... Read more

21 January 2022
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Good cruise but poor after-service.

Really enjoyed the cruise, despite the last minute itinerary changes. The ship was excellent and the staff very accommodating. Information provided by email before the trip was very good. I would have given 5 stars but for P&Os delays in dealing with an enquiry (by email) I had after the trip. I... Read more

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