Posted on 27 April 2022

What is there to do on a cruise?

If you’ve never been on a cruise holiday before, you’re in for a treat. With round-the-clock entertainment, a vast range of mouth-watering menus, relaxing pools and spa facilities to experience on one of our holidays… you’ll be spoilt for choice every single day on board your ship. Here are just some of the many activities you can expect to enjoy: 

Spectacular entertainment

Show-stopping theatre performances, live bands, comedians, movies on the big screen, quizzes, casino nights, guest talk and so much more is on offer.

Pools and relaxation

Each ship has several pools of varying sizes and depths, plus a number of whirlpool spas. Aurora and our new ship, Arvia, are even covered by a retractable roof.


Get energised in your ship’s state-of-the-art gym, equipped with Technogym machines including bikes, treadmills, cross trainers and steppers, as well as free weights.

Outdoor sports

Have a game of football or table tennis, practice your swing in the golf nets and stretch your legs on the sports deck, promenade or – on selected ships – the jogging track.

Sumptuous food throughout the day

From classic British recipes with a contemporary twist to a world of exotic flavours, there’s so much to choose from – and so much is included in the price of your holiday.

Spa treatments

Unwind with a massage or rejuvenate in a hydrotherapy pool. With soothing spa facilities waiting for you on our ships, you can take restoration and relaxation to a whole new level.

Children's clubs

With four separate clubs for different age groups on each of our family-friendly ships, there’s a whole range of activities for children – from arts and crafts to discos and games consoles.

And on top of all that, you get to sail past breathtaking scenery and explore a range of diverse places that you’d be hard-pressed to see with a land-based holiday. With so much variety on a P&O Cruises holiday, every moment brings something new. We believe you won’t find a holiday anywhere else that can offer you the breadth of destinations, the scale of adventure, the range of experiences and the calibre of dining and entertainment (did we forget to mention accommodation?) for the same price.


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