Relaxed beach holidays
Looking to relax and unwind? Our top destinations for the ultimate relaxed beach holiday include the Caribbean and Canary Islands.
With so many variables when it comes to itineraries and ships, it can all be a bit overwhelming when picking your first cruise holiday. Not sure where to start? To help find the right cruise for you, we’ve listed the main factors to consider.
Time of year
You might have a specific date in mind for going away – like the summer holidays or half-term – so a good starting point is to search for cruises available on your desired dates. If you’re going abroad for a specific event, or if you’re seeking a natural phenomenon like the Northern Lights or Midnight Sun in Norway, you’ll be looking at going abroad at a specific time of the year.
Much like a non-cruise holiday, you’ll want to think about things like your preferred weather. While some regions follow a four seasons cycle, others offer nearly constant warmth and sunny skies.
The good news is that as your entertainment, accommodation, meals, flights and transfers are all included in your holiday price, a cruise offers exceptional value for money – especially when you compare this to a land-based holiday.
Our Early Saver prices, available on selected holidays offer great value when you book your holiday early.
All of our cruise holidays can be as exciting or relaxed as you like. We have hand-picked destinations to suit different types of travellers to help you choose the right cruise to suit you. We offer a huge range, with something for everyone.
Do you enjoy exploring old towns and historical landmarks? Destinations we recommend for explorers are the Norwegian Fjords, Baltic, Western Europe, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.
All of our cruises can be as action-packed as you'd like with a variety of shore excursions at your finger tips. Destinaitons we recommend for adventure seekers are the Norwegian Fjords, Norway and Iceland, and Mediterranean.
Family friendly or exclusively for adults, larger or a little more modest - we've a ship for every occasion and style. Across our fleet of seven magnificent ships, you’ll be treated to the same P&O Cruises experience, but each one comes with its own unique allure and features.
We understand a cabin is a crucial part of the cruise experience. So, all our cabins offer luxury accommodation and deliver a new skyline every morning of your holiday – just one of the daily joys of a cruise holiday.
Booking your dream holiday has never been easier. A fusion of incredible destinations, exploration and on-board experiences await you.
Whether sailing from our home port of Southampton, or hopping on a fly-cruise; famous landmarks, hidden gems, unique cultures and some of the best experiences on land and sea are all yours.
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