Presenting P&O Cruises Music Director of The 710 Club, Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

Singer, songwriter, producer and performer... Gary Barlow’s many talents speak for themselves. And now he has taken on the exciting role of Music Director of The 710 Club on Arvia and Iona.

Gary makes this intimate music bar the most exciting live music venue at sea. Showcasing an eclectic range of performances, curated to appeal to British music lovers, this atmospheric late-night music venue offers an opportunity for up-and-coming musicians to get their break. This collaboration highlights P&O Cruises commitment to providing world-class entertainment on Arvia and Iona that places music firmly at its heart. What’s more, Gary will be stepping on board two Iona holidays for two exclusive performances on each cruise.

But please note that unfortunately, due to limited availability of tickets, you may not be able to see these performances.

Welcome to The 710 Club

Curated and crafted by Gary Barlow on Iona. And now, we’re excited to announce that Gary will also direct The 710 Club on our new ship Arvia.

"It's all about the music"

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 on our newest ships, Arvia and Iona, is a sophisticated bar that’s been crafted to Gary’s creative vision. Atmospheric and low-lit, the club serves up live music 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.

Gary is bringing his vision and personality to The 710 Club, exclusively on Arvia and Iona 

 Exclusively for adults, its stage lights up to the sounds of its talented resident band: a group guided by Gary. Yet his involvement runs far deeper – to choosing music for the club, guiding future performers and playlists and even shaping the interiors and signature cocktails.

Having performed at countless pubs and clubs at the start of his career, Gary loves to see up-and-coming talent catch that all-important break and this is exactly what The 710 Club is all about. The club often showcases new guest performers, giving new talent the chance to shine, while the resident band will weave their own spell with numbers inspired by Gary’s life, loves and musical style, creating atmospheric sets that have been crafted for the true music lover.

"I want The 710 Club to be a celebration of great music and great talent. As its music director, I want to give a unique experience for people who love music as much as I do. Music’s been such a massive part of my life – and taken me on so many journeys and adventures. I’m hoping to pass this on to all the guests in my club." - Gary Barlow

Introducing Gary’s organic wines to The 710 Club

Inspired by both his thirst for new places and his increasing passion for sustainability, Gary’s organic wines further enhance that little bit of culture and magic that can be discovered in The 710 Club on board Iona.

Join Gary Barlow on board Iona

Seize the chance to see Gary Barlow perform on selected Iona holidays. With two exclusive performances on each cruise, Gary will be lighting up Iona’s theatre for extraordinary performances in dazzling surroundings.

Raffle tickets to the exclusive shows on Iona can be bought for £10 per person on board. If you’re lucky enough to win a seat, you’ll be able to see Gary in action. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to two very worthy charities: Child Bereavement UK and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Spaces are limited unfortunately; P&O Cruises is unable to guarantee seats for all interested guests on these cruises. 

Please note Gary will not travel for the duration of each cruise. Arvia charity performances will be announced at a future date.

Spain, Portugal & Canary Islands

The Iberian coastline is your gateway to a sprinkling of spectacular Spanish and Portuguese cities and you’re in for a treat. Those seeking variety from their holiday will love Spain and Portugal cruises which contrasts fishing villages with ornate cities and an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Four of Spain’s seven major national nature reserves are located among the volcanic archipelago of the Canary Islands – the volcanic crater of Mount Teide on Tenerife and Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park being just two. From foodie treasures to sipping the cream of the crop at Europe’s only coffee plantation, there’s plenty more of this culinary Canary wonder on our Canary Islands holidays.

Spain and Portugal

IONA G236 | 29 OCT 2022 | 14 NIGHTS
Southampton - Vigo - Malaga - Alicante - Barcelona - Seville (from Cádiz) - Lisbon - Southampton

Gary Barlow will be stepping on board for two exclusive performances in Iona’s Headliners Theatre.

Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands

IONA G237 | 12 NOV 2022 | 14 NIGHTS
Southampton - Madeira - Tenerife - Gran Canaria - Lanzarote - Seville (from Cádiz) - Lisbon - Southampton

Gary Barlow will be stepping on board for two exclusive performances in Iona’s Headliners Theatre.