How to book a cruise holiday

We're here to offer help and advice with the online booking process to make things as easy as possible. This page should give you everything you need to know about how to book a cruise holiday so you can start getting excited about your dream holiday with P&O Cruises.


First thing's first - find your perfect cruise holiday. With a huge range of amazing destinations to visit and ships to cater to your every need, P&O Cruises offers an unrivalled holiday experience. Use our destination pages to research your perfect destination and our filter results to narrow down the most suitable departure date.


Select the type of cabin and fare type you'd like. We have a range of cabin types from Insides, Sea view, Balcony, and Suites. We also provide a great choice of accommodation for families including family suites.


If you'd like to add a hotel stay either before or after your cruise for a few extra days of relaxation you can do that next. As well as changing your selected airports for fly-cruises*, editing your cabin type, and changing your select price benefit. If you will also see if you have any applicable Future Cruise Credit at this stage.


Once you're happy with your booking, fill in your personal and payment details. You'll be able to choose between making a full payment at the checkout, just paying a deposit for your holiday and paying the rest at a later date, or splitting the cost over equal monthly instalments.


You're all booked! Now you can start to get excited and count down the days till your holiday with us begins. You should receive your booking confirmation and then you can start planning your holiday via My P&O Cruises. You can also amend your dining and bed configurations after you've booked your holiday.