Holiday your way with My Holiday

Our free and convenient online planner makes life on board a breeze

My Holiday is your personal on-board planner. It’s free, optional and easy-to-use with your smartphone or tablet (no internet access or mobile data is needed), and it helps you tailor your experiences and manage your bookings and on-board account in one place.

The benefit of using My Holiday is that it guarantees your bookings on the dates and times that suit you best. With so much on offer you can sit back and relax, knowing everything is taken care of, leaving you free to make the most of your time on board.

Using My Holiday is entirely your choice and there are alternative options available if you prefer not to use it. However, on some ships we think you’ll find it much easier to plan your dining, activities, and entertainment if you use My Holiday. 

On all our ships, you can use
My Holiday to:


View your on-board

Keep track of your holiday spending at all times. On My Holiday, you can view an up-to-date, itemised tally of everything you’ve paid for on board, including drinks, meals, shore experiences and spa treatments. You can also see how much on-board spending money you have left.

Browse and book Shore Experiences

From once-in-a-lifetime adventures, to simple, convenient transfers, we offer a range of shore experiences in every destination. Using My Holiday, you can browse and book everything that’s available on your cruise, and if you need any help or advice, you can always visit the shore experiences team on board.


View sample menus
& more

With so many places to dine, drink and relax on your ship, it can be tricky choosing where to go and what to do. On My Holiday, you can view sample menus for each restaurant and bar on board, as well as room service, and you can look up a sample list of treatments and services from the spa and salon to give you inspiration for ways to spoil yourself.


Access My Diary
& My Bookings

Wherever you are on board, at any time, you can use My Holiday to access My Diary and My Bookings. With such quick and convenient access to these handy tools, you can see an up-to-date summary of everything you’ve planned. Your shore experiences, restaurant reservations, entertainment bookings and more are all listed in a neat day-by-day view.

Book speciality restaurants or join virtual queues

Whether you want to plan a meal for a special occasion, or simply ensure you’ll experience all the dining your ship offers, it’s a great idea to book tables in speciality restaurants in advance. If you're ready to eat but haven't yet made a booking, there's no need to go to the restaurant. You can simply join the virtual queue for selected venues. My Holiday will alert you when your table is ready.

Book sessions in the Reef
children’s club*

If you’re travelling with kids and they want to use The Reef children’s club, we strongly advise booking sessions via My Holiday~. It’s the best way to make sure they’ll be able to join in all the fun. Unfortunately, if you don’t book and The Reef is busy, it’s unlikely that your children will be able to attend.

~Available only to guests who have pre-registered their children with The Reef. This can be done 14 days before your holiday via My P&O Cruises, or once you get on board.

Find out how My Holiday works differently on each of our ships










My Holiday explained by Olly Smith

Is My Holiday right for me?

Are you keen to keep track of your holiday spending?

Whether you’re away for a few nights on a Short Break or a few months on a World Cruise, you might find it useful to quickly check how much you’ve spent on board. My Holiday gives you details of any charges you’ve added to your on-board account, such as drinks or shore experiences, and it shows how much on-board spending money you have left to use.

Do you prefer to have restaurant reservations and entertainment bookings* in place?

Some of our guests like to be spontaneous when it comes to dining and entertainment activities but if you prefer to have yours booked in advance, we recommend doing it via My Holiday. It’s quick and easy, and gives you peace of mind that when you get back from a day’s exploring, your evening plans are all arranged.

*Options vary by ship. Please see the below table for more information.

Will you be travelling with children?

If the answer’s yes and you think your children will want to join in the fun at The Reef children’s club, we strongly recommend using My Holiday to book them into sessions at times that suit you. Otherwise, your children might not be able to attend if The Reef is fully booked.

Would you like to experience the best of each destination?

If you’re keen to ensure your time ashore is as fantastic as your time on board, you might like to join some shore experiences. We work with the very best local providers to offer a range of experiences in every destination, so you can get under the skin of each place you visit. From active adventures to laid-back sightseeing, there’s something for everyone, and you can browse and book all that’s available at your leisure on My Holiday.

Do you like to have a plan?

With so many amazing things to do on a
P&O Cruises holiday, you might find it useful to keep an eye on My Diary, My Bookings on your phone or tablet via My Holiday. With a day-by-day view of all the things you’ve planned and an overview of all the entertainment activities* available throughout your cruise, My Holiday helps you organise your time so you can make sure you fit everything in. *Options vary by ship. Please see the below table for more information.

For more information on how to use My Holiday once on board, browse our handy 'how-to' guide.

Onboard Activities


A whole world of dining is included in the price of your holiday. From healthy to decadent, from hearty to delicate, there’s a menu and a venue for every mood.


Sometimes on holiday, planning your evening can be a bit of a challenge. What’s worth seeing and doing? Are you staying in the right part of town? Is it a taxi ride away?

Children's clubs

The fun on-board programme for 2–17 year olds is split into four distinct age groups, so that the needs and level of play in each group can be met, and to ensure that they have the chance to make friends of their own age.


Think luxurious spaces to relax in, salon treatments and the aroma of scented oils. You can enjoy a warming and cleansing visit to the sauna and steam rooms.


Whether it’s a contemporary cocktail or a speciality tea, you’ll find all your favourite drinks on board. And with our hand-picked selections of world wines, exciting British craft beers, classic British artisan ales and speciality gins, why not discover something new?


Frequently asked questions