How to find a cruise holiday

The most exciting part of booking your holiday is first planning which show-stopping destination you want to visit, what time of year you want to go, for how long and where you want to go from. Once you've got all of those questions answered, you can then find your perfect cruise and start counting down the days.

Choose your destination

P&O Cruises goes to a huge range of exceptional destinations all year round. The first step is choosing where to go. Browse our destination pages to view and find out more about all our destinations including which ports you can visit, and what shore excursions you can do once you get there to help you experience the very best from your destinations.

Decide whether to fly or cruise from Southampton

With P&O Cruises you have the option to Cruise From Southampton and get your holiday started as soon as you step onboard. Or, step into the sunshine that little bit sooner with a fly-cruise and meet your waiting ship to start your holiday adventure. By visiting our Fly-Cruise and Cruise from Southampton pages you can learn more about both options to help you decide which is right for you.

When to go and for how long

If you'd like to explore a destination at a specific time of year, or you need a certain duration to your holiday, you can also filter these results at the top of our search page

Choosing your ship and cabin type

We offer ships which cater for both families and exclusively for adults, as well as larger ships or a ship a little more modest - we've a ship for every occasion and style. You can view all of our ships here to find the perfect one to suit you. 

Choose your price type

When booking your holiday you can choose between three price types, and each comes with its own benefits. Choose Select Price for more choice and flexibility, Early Saver offers you a great price but without some of the added benefits of Select Price, and Saver is your chance to get a great last-minute deal. Find out more about our prices and their benefits here 

Finding your dream holiday

Once you've decided on all of the above, now is the time to find your cruise. Go to our search results page to find the holiday which ticks all your boxes. You can use our useful filters to find a cruise that matches your criteria. Once that's done make your way through our booking process and start counting down the days until you're onboard with us.