Ready to holiday like never before?

We can’t wait to welcome Iona to the fleet in 2020! We've started to lift the lid on some of the amazing spaces on board, the people working to create them and the amazing destinations you’ll be able to explore.

Iona’s exciting collaboration with Salcombe Gin

We’re collaborating with award-winning gin distiller, Salcombe Gin, to create exclusive gins on Iona! Infused with the rich fruit-trading heritage of the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe, Salcombe Gin shares our zest for adventure and discovering new and exciting flavours. Together, we’re creating a gin recipe that’s tailored to the bold and daring spirit of Iona.

The very first distillery at sea

The gins maiden production will take place in Iona’s custom-made still; innovated by Craft Distilling Business, this is the first still to exist at sea. The unique gin will be distilled, bottled and labelled on board, allowing Iona’s guests to be the first to enjoy our deliciously smooth and one-of-a-kind gin.

A beautifully balanced recipe

Ready your senses for the taste-tingling flavours of a classic yet unrivalled gin and tonic. Or maybe you fancy our gin recipe in a beautifully created cocktail? Bottles of our exclusive gin can even be purchased on Iona—the perfect gift to share (or maybe not share!) back home.

Celebrate your journey with a unique gin

Following the gin’s launch on Iona, Salcombe Gin will distil our recipe in their striking 450 litre copper still ‘Provident’ in Salcombe, ready to share and serve across our ships. This special recipe is made exclusively for P&O Cruises. And we aren’t stopping there. We’re also working with Salcombe Gin to develop limited-edition gins that celebrate the places you experience and connect with on a P&O Cruises holiday. Let the gin-making adventure begin.

Iona's SkyDome - the big lift

P&O Cruises exciting collaboration with Snowflake Luxury Gelato

Serving up scoopfuls of holiday happiness on Iona

Fresh gelato from the world’s finest ingredients

Blending the best of both British and Italian culture, Snowflake’s gelato chefs have handpicked their ingredients. Creamy organic Jersey milk (from a family farm in Somerset) combine with berries from Kent and nuts grown on the Italian slopes of Piedmont. Handmade using traditional Italian techniques and served at a perfect temperature for a velvety softness, it’s a taste experience you simply have to try.

Served in Iona’s gelateria

Ripples, Iona’s gelateria, will provide the perfect setting for a well-earned treat. Situated at the top of the atrium with access to Promenade Deck, there’s lots on offer. Choose from traditional cornets as well as gelato cakes, sundaes, customisable sticks, cookies and the creamiest milkshakes. And for the ultimate experience? A three-tiered gelato afternoon tea. Scoops of gelato are also available in Sundaes, found in Iona’s SkyDome.

A range of luscious flavours...

A range of artisanal flavours, all lovingly handcrafted from quality ingredients. Snowflake's moreish Sea Salted Caramel gelato, a zingy Raspberry sorbetto (a Great Taste award Supreme Champion) and a mellow Hazelnut gelato are sure to tempt you. Not to mention Kinder gelato made with the family favourite, Kinder Bueno. If you’re a vegan, fear not: there are delights such as Banoffee vegan gelato to look forward to.

And one more for good measure!

Innovators at heart, Snowflake’s gelato chefs have also devised a bespoke flavour for Iona: a unique flavour inspired by the ingredients and flavours of the region. It could be your favourite taste of the holiday.

Family fun by the spoonful

Little eyes are sure to be all the wider at the sight of Iona’s gelateria menu. And with items such as sticks and cookies with customisable toppings, you can expect smiles all round.

Holiday happiness served around the clock

Iona’s gelateria can treat you to a breakfast sundae and cup of Costa coffee, or provide the perfect pick-me-up in the afternoon. And as the day draws to a gentle close, why not take your time over a sharing sundae as you ponder your plans for tomorrow?

Update on Iona's build

Iona's keel-laying ceremony

We’re delighted to announce that Iona’s keel-laying ceremony has taken place on Wednesday 29 May at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The traditional event marks a significant milestone in her build.

Take a look at this incredible time-lapse of Iona's construction so far

Iona - the story so far

Where can I holiday on Iona?

Explore the Fjords

Iona begins her inaugural season in this incredible region. With departures throughout the spring and summer of 2020, you’ll have even more opportunities to explore one of the world’s most iconic destinations.

Explore Spain, Portugal & Canary Islands

They are rightly famed for their abundant sunshine and sandy shores, but these dynamic destinations offer so much more than winter-sun or beach-based breaks.

Explore our Virtual Tour of Iona

Day to night in Iona's SkyDome