On-board spending money

Find out everything you need to know about on-board spending money, from all the incredible things you can spend it on as well as how to make purchases on board.

What is on-board spending money?

On-board spending money is what it says on the tin: money for you to spend on board your ship! You can enjoy on-board spending money (as well as a range of other premium benefits) when you book an applicable Select Price holiday with us.

It’s automatically credited to your on-board account and is ready and waiting for you to spend on delicious drinks, spa treatments, speciality dining, shore experiences and much more.


Our treat,
your choice

Enjoy fine dining, raise a glass on us or spoil yourself in the spa. However you choose to use your extra on-board spending money, it’s our treat, your choice.

What will you decide to use your on-board spending money on?

Speciality dining

Incredible full board dining is included in the price of your holiday, though if you fancy something even more special, you’ll find exquisite dining at our Speciality restaurants. Why not treat yourself to the delicious sushi bar on board our newest ship, Arvia? You can enjoy delectable dining for a fraction of the price you’d pay on a land-based holiday. For example, mains in The Glass House start from £4.50.

Spa treatments

Pamper yourself in Oasis Spa, a quiet escape where you can enjoy some well-deserved me time. Sink into hydrotherapy pools and thermal suites or maybe you’ll treat yourself to a soothing massage or refreshing facial?

Duty-free shopping on board

Enjoy a minimum saving of a VAT equivalent discount versus the average UK High Street Price on our products. Jewellery, watches, fragrances, sunglasses, drinks, souvenirs and holiday essentials – you’ll find it all and more on board.

Shore experiences

On our holidays you can indulge all your different passions. Perhaps you’ll snorkel in Dubrovnik’s turquoise waters, or maybe you'll take in the spectacular views of the Norwegian Fjords from a helicopter ride?

How to make purchases on board

To keep your holiday hassle-free, any on-board purchases are made through your cruise card. You can keep track of your spending via your in-cabin TV or your phone or tablet via our pocket planner, My Holiday.


Your cruise card

When you join your ship, you’ll find your cruise card waiting for you outside your cabin. Your cruise card is your key to your accommodation, your ID for stepping on and off your ship and your payment card for all spending on board. If you wish to purchase anything board, all you need to do is present your cruise card – simple!

Your on-board account

Your cruise card is connected to your on-board account. Once you're on board your ship, you can log in to My Holiday to view your on-board spending money transactions and balance. My Holiday is our digital pocket planner, which you can easily access using your phone or tablet once you're on board.

Want to find out more about My Holiday, our digital pocket planner?

We make it easy for you


Pay in pounds

With us you can rest assured that you’ll pay for everything on board with the Great British pound, making your holiday money go even further. Slip into holiday mode knowing that all your purchases during your time away will be that exact price. 

Cashless environment

For your convenience, all of our ships operate a ‘cash free’ environment. All purchases you make on board are with your cruise card, meaning there's no need to bring any cash on your holiday.

No tips required

No tipping is needed on our ships, so you can relax knowing good service and good times are all part and parcel of your P&O Cruises holiday. 

Settling your bill

Your final bill will be in your mail box outside your cabin door on your last day. The balance will be taken from the payment card you registered during check-in.


Experience special moments with your on-board spending money


On-board spending money may be used for:


✔ Drinks from the bar and speciality restaurants

✔ Drinks packages

✔ Speciality dining

✔ Shore experiences

✔ Wi-Fi packages

✔ Spa and salon treatments and services

✔ Items purchased from any of the shops

✔ Gifts such as celebration packages, flowers and cakes

✔ The Art Gallery by Clarendon Fine Art

✔ Laundry and dry cleaning

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